Wifredo Lam  (Cuban, 1902-1982) 


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Wifredo Lam Biography
1902   Born: la Sagua La Grande, Villa la Clara, Cuba
1916   Attended Escuela de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba
1920 - 1923   Attended the Acadamia San Atejandra, Havana, Cuba
Moved to Madrid, Spain
1924 - 1928   Free Academy, Madrid, Spain
1938   Moved to Paris, France and became associated with the Surrealists
1939   Worked with Picasso, France
1941   Moved back to Cuba
1951   Received First Prize at the Salone Nacionale in Havana, Cuba
1953   Received the Gold Medal for foreign painters in Premlo Lissone, Rome, Italy
1958   named member of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Study in Fine Art, Chicago, IL
1964   Awarded the Guggenheim International Award, New York, NY
1965   Received the Premio Marzotto in Milan, Italy
1982   Died:Paris, France
Selected Exhibitions
2012   Fire Tongues - Galerie Gmurzynska - St. Moritz, St. Moritz
Do You Know My Age? - Wissen Sie Mein Alter? - Factory-Art - Berlin, Berlin
L'Art en Guerre, France 1938-1947 - De Picasso a Dubuffet - Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - MAM/ARC, Paris
The Supersurrealism - Moderna Museet Malmö, Malmö
20th Century Masters - Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg
2011   Aimé Césaire, Lam, Picasso - Nous nous sommes trouvés - Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris
The Good, The Bad, The Ugly? - Molaa Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
2010   Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic - Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Surrealism and the Museum of Dreams - Castellani Art Museum, Lewiston, NY
2009   Bilderträume. Die Sammlung Ulla und Heiner Pietzsch - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Picasso, Matisse, Dubuffet, Bacon... - Les modernes s’exposent au musée des Beaux-Arts - Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon
Echo: Eight San Francisco Artists Respond to Surrealist Masterworks - Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008   Wifredo Lam - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey MARCO, Monterrey, NL (solo)
Wilfredo Lam - Molaa Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA (solo)
Wifredo Lam in North America - MAM - Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
2007   Wifredo Lam in North America - Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI (solo)
2004   Wilfredo Lam - Galerie Boulakia, Paris (solo)
1994 - 1995   Wifredo Lam - Drawings: Interlude Marseille - Latin American Masters, Beverly Hills, CA (solo)
1992   Wifredo Lam - Gana Art Center , Seoul (solo)
1988   Wifredo Lam - K20 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen - am Grabbeplatz, Dusseldorf (solo)
1987   Galerie Maeght Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
1982   Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1979   Artcurial, Paris, France (solo)
1972   Galerie Tronche, Paris, France (solo)
1971   Galerie Gimpel und Hanover, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
1970   Galleria Arte Borgogna, Milan, Italy (solo)
Gimpel and Weitzenhoffer, New York, NY (solo)
1969   Galleria Bergarnini, Milan, Italy (solo)
1968   Galerie Villand et Galanis, Paris, France (solo)
1967   Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
1966   Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany (solo)
Musee d'Art Moderne de Ia Ville, Paris, France
1965   Museo de Arte Moderna, Havana, Cuba (solo)
Galerie Anderson, Malmo, Sweden (solo)
1964   Galleria Notizie, Turin, Italy (solo)
1963   Galerie Krugier, Geneva, Switzerland (solo)
Galeria de la flabana, Havana, Cuba (solo)
1962   Salone Annunciata, Milan, Italy (solo)
1961   Galerie La Cour d'Ingres, Paris, France (solo)
Galleria del Canale, Venice, Italy (solo)
Galleria del Obelisco, Rome, Italy (solo)
Albert Loeb Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1959   Galleria Grattacielo, Milan, Italy (solo)
1957   Palacio de Bellas Artes, Marcaibo, Venezuela (solo)
Galerie Cahiers d'Art, Paris, France (solo)
1955   Galerie Colibri, Malmo, Sweden (solo)
University of Havana, Havana, Cuba (solo)
Museo de Deltas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela (solo)
1953   Galerie Maeght, Paris, France (solo)
1952   Institute of contemporary Arts, London, UK (solo)
1951   Ministry of Education, Havana, Cuba (solo)
1950   Lam: Obras Recientes 1950, Parque Central, Havana, Cuba (solo)
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1948   Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1946   The Cuban Painter Wifredo Lam, The London Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Centre d'Art, Port-an-Prince, Haiti (solo)
1945   Wifredo Lam, Galerie Pierre, Paris, France (solo)
1944 - 1945   Lam Paintings, Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1942   Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1939   Wifredo Lam Peintures, Galerie Pierre, Paris, France (solo)
Drawings by Picasso and Gouaches by Wifredo Lam, Perls Gallery, New York, NY
1928   GalerieVilches, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Selected Public Collections
  Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
  Centro Medeco, Havana, Cuba
  Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Denmark
  Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris, France
  Museum Boyrnans-van-Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  National Galerie, Berlin, Germany
  Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  Tate Gallery, London, UK