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Tony Cragg    (British, 1949)




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Biography
1949 Born in Liverpool, England
1966 - 1968 Lab Technician at the National Rubber Producers Research Association
1969 - 1970 Gloucestershire College of Art, Cheltenham, England
1970 - 1973 BA, Wimbledon School of Art, England
1976 Professorship at Ecole des Beaux Arts de Metz, France
1973 - 1977 MA, Royal College of Art, London, England
1977 Moved to Wuppertal, Germany
1979 First solo exhibition at Lisson Gallery, London, England
1978 - 1988 Taught at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany
1988 Turner Prize
British Representative at the 43rd Venice Biennale
1994 Royal Academician
1996 Honorary Professorship, Budapest, Hungary
1988 - 2001 Professorship at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany
2001 Shakespeare Prize
2001 Honorary Degree Award of Doctor of the University of Surrey, England
2001 Honorary Fellowship, John Moores University, Liverpool, England
2001 Elected to the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
2002 Commander of the British Empire (CBE)
2002 Piepenbrock Prize for Sculpture
2005 First Prize for Best Sculpture, Beijing Biennale
2001 - 2006 Professorship at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany
2006 Professorship at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany
2007 Praemium Imperiale for Sculpture
2008 Regular Member of the European Academy
2009 Honorary doctor of the Royal College of Art, London, England
2009 - 2013 Rektor of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany
Lives and works in Wuppertal, Germany

Exhibitions
2014 Solo show, Musee d'Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France
2013 ARCO, Madrid, Spain
2012 - 2013 R/Evolution auf Papier, Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
2012 Tony Cragg at Exhibition Road, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
Museo d'Arte, Villa Ciani, Lugano, Switzerland (solo)
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, Remagen, Germany
Seeing things, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
Tony Cragg, Wilhelm Mundt: From Trash To Treasure, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany
Volume!, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2012 Sculptures and Drawings, Galerie Klüser, München, Germany (solo)
2012 Against the grain, Ernst Barlach Haus, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
2012 Matrix, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany (solo)
2011 - 2012 United Enemies, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, England
2011 Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Figure out / Figures in, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France
Sculptures and Drawings, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
Dinge im Kopf, Skulpturen, Zeichnungen, Grafiken, Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany
Golden Spider, Michael Schultz Gallery, Seoul, Korea
In 4D - Dal Fluire AllaStabilitá, Ca' Pesaro, Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, Venice, Italy
2011 Zettels Traum- Zeichnungssammlung von Bernd und Verena Klüser, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Deutschland
2011 Highlights, Galerie Klüser, München, Germany
2010 Galleria Internationale d'Arte Moderne, Venice, Italy
Der Westen leuchtet / The Luminous West, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
2009 - 2010 The Collector‘s Eye, Museum Würth, Künzelsau, Germany
2009 Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, Netherlands (solo)
Second Nature, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe, Germany (solo)
15 Years of Collecting - Against the Grain, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria
aus/gezeichnet/zeichnen, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Buchmann Galerie, Agra/Lugano, Switzerland (solo)
Second Nature, Museum der Moderne Salzburg Mönchsberg, Salzburg, Austria
Haunch of Venison, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Tony Cragg, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen, Netherlands (solo)
Glasstress, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice, Italy
Mythologies, Haunch of Venison, London, England
2008 - 2009 Strange Bodies: Figurative Works from the Hirshhorn Collection, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC
2008 Zerbrechliche Schönheit, Glas im Blick der Kunst, Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, Germany
Ambition d´art, Institute d´art contemporain, Villeurbanne
Tony Cragg versus F.X. Messerschmidt, Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
Tony Cragg, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Depot VBVR, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands (solo)
Ambition d´art, Institute d´art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
Zerbrechliche Schönheit. Glas im Blicj der Kunst, Museum Kunst Palast Duesseldorf, Germany
Rock Papers Scissors, Galerie Buchmann Berlin, Germany
Blind Date, Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey
Wenn Räume Kraft werden, Galerien am Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, Gemany
Nordiska Akvarellmuseet Skärhamn, Tjörn, Sweden (solo)
Tony Cragg verses Franz Messerschmidt, Belvedere Wien, Austria (solo)
Galerie Klüser, München, Germany (solo)
Digitale Raumkunst Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Il Settimo Splendore Palazzo Forti Verona, Italy
2008 Reflections on Light - 30 years Galerie Bernd Klüser, Galerie Klüser, München, Germany
2008 Second Nature, Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany (solo)
2007 Tony Cragg, Haunch of Venison, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)
Tony Cragg 1995-2006, Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru (solo)
Tony Cragg, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Galleria Sculptor, Helsinki, Finland (solo)
Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy (solo)
Zeichnungen, Galerie Buchmann, Berlin, Germany (solo)
1985 – 1998, Galleria Tucci Russo, Turin, Italy (solo)
Tony Cragg Kunstverein Ingolstadt, Germany (solo)
Fondacion Cultural Plaza Mulato Gil de Castro, Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago, Chile (solo)
Das Potential der Dinge, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany (solo)
Towards a New Lacoon, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, England
Linien und Räume, Kunstgarten Graz, Austria
Who’s Got the Big Picture?, MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
Stopover, Samuelis Bumgarte Galerie, Bielefeld
Fondazione Stelline, Milan (solo)
Das Potential der Dinge, Zeichnungen und Skulpturen, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg (solo)
Marian Goodman, New York (solo)
Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago de Chile (solo)
Fondacion Cultural Plaza Mulato Gil de Castro, MAVI, Chile (solo)
Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamm, Sweden (solo)
Tony Cragg 1995-2006, Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru (solo)
2006 - 2007 Anos 80 - Uma topologia, Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal
2006 Tony Cragg - 1995-2006, Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru (solo)
2006 The Central House of Artists, Moskau, Russland (solo)
2006 Familiæ, Neues Museum Nürnberg, Germany (solo)
2006 Homage to Chillida, Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
Le Mouvement des Images, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Das Potential der Dinge, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany (solo)
Thomas Cohn Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brazil (solo)
Jiri Svestka Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic (solo)
Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany (solo)
Krefelder Kunstverein, Buschhüterhaus, Krefeld, Germany (solo)
H2 – Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst, Augsburg
Sculptures, Lisson Gallery London (solo)
Das Potential der Dinge: Zeichnungen und Skulpturen, Adk-Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany; Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen Magdeburg, Magdeburg, (cat.) (solo)
Sculptures, CCR - Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires (solo)
Tony Cragg - Sculptures, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin (solo)
Revelation, The Lowry, Manchester (solo)
Galerie Jirí Svestka, Prague (solo)
Piazza d'Armi, Olympic Games Torino 2006, Turin, Italy
Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Folkwang Atoll, Kultfabrik München, Munich
Morandi and Themes in Contemporary British Art, Abbot Hall, Kendal
On earth's face. Körperlandschaften, Museum für angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Foundation Louis Moret, Martigny, Switzerland (solo)
Centro Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro, Italy (solo)
Kloster unserer lieben Frauen, Magdeburg, Germany (solo)
2005 Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany (solo)
Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia (solo)
Studio per l'Arte Contemporanea, Torre Pellice, Italy (solo)
Prize for Non-Chinese artists, 2.Biennale Peking, China
familiae, Neues Museum, Staatl. Museum für Kunst u. Design, Nuremberg (solo)
Galerie Catherine Putman, Paris
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
Pittura e Spazio, (with Lawrence Carroll, John Chamberlain, Mimmo Paladino), Buchmann Skulpturenprojekte & Kunsthandel, Agra/ Lugano
Intersezioni: Cragg Fabre Paladino al Parco Archeologico di Scolacium, (Catanzaro)
Contemporary Voices, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Contemporanea, Fundacion Juan March, Madrid
Henry Moore - Epoche und Echo - Englische Bildhauerei im 20. Jahrhundert,Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall
Effervescence Musée des Beaux Arts, Angers
Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
figur / skulptur, Sammlung Essl – Kunst der Gegenwart, Klosterneuburg
UdK Berlin - Fakultät Bildende Kunst, Berlinische Galerie, Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur, Berlin, Germany
Contemporary Voices, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2005 Small Drawings - Large Drawings, Galerie Klüser, München, Germany
2005 Wallworks & Sculptures, Galerie Klüser, München, Germany (solo)
2004 - 2005 ArchiSkulptur - Modelle, Skulpturen und Gemälde. Dialoge zwischen Architektur und Plastik vom 18. Jahrhundert bis heute, Foundation Beyeler, Basel, Schweiz
2004 - 2005 Tear Down This Wall - Paintings from the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Kalifornien, USA
2004 Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal (solo)
2004 Buchmann Galerie, Köln, Germany (solo)
Milliken Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Kenji Taki Gallery, Nagoya/Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Galerie Knoll, Vienna, Austria (solo)
Fundacao Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Porto, Portugal
Buchmann Galerie, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Treasure Island, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
Acquisitions Récents, Œuvres Contemporaines, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2003 Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany (solo)
MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Rome (solo)
CAC Málaga, Málaga (solo)
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
Galerie Crousel, Paris
Bibliothèque Nationale Francaise, Paris
Galerie Seitz und Partner, Berlin
2002 Buchmann Galerie, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium (solo)
Galerie Epikur, Wuppertal, Germany
Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelona, Spain
2001 Buchmann Skulpturenprojeke und Kunsthandel, Agra/ Lugano, Switzerland (solo)
Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz
Galeria Academia, Salzburg (solo)
Somerset House, London, England
Galerie Meyer-Ellinger, Frankfurt, Germany
2000 Tate Gallery, Liverpool, England
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Karsten Greve, Paris, France
2000 Bronze-Skulpturen, Galerie Klüser, München, Germany (solo)
2000 47. Biennale Venedig, Italien
2000 Dinge in der Kunst des XX. Jahrhunderts, Haus der Kunst, München, Deutschland
1999 Buchmann Galerie, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf
Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
1998 Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
Ulmer Museum, Ulm, Germany
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Galerie Seitz und Partner, Berlin, Germany
Commune di Siena, Italy
1998 Elementary, Mr. Cragg!, Atelier des Enfants du Centre Georges Pompidou, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Frankreich (solo)
1997 At the Edge of the Landscape, Galeria Estrany De La Mota Barcelona, Spain
MACBA, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany
1996 Buchmann Galerie, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Atelier des Enfants, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (solo)
Middelheim Sculpture Park, Antwerpen
Henry Moore Foundation, Halifax
1995 Galerie Buchmann, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Kunsthaus Bruno, Dum umení mestr Brna, Brno, Belgium
1994 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes Nantes, France
Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken, Germany
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland
1994 Skulpturen, Galerie Klüser, München, Germany (solo)
1993 45. Biennale Venedig, Italien
1993 Art Against AIDS, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
Archimedes Screw 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Knoll Galeria Budapest, Hungary
Sommerausstellung Wasserburg/Inn
Galerie Hachmeister Munich, Germany
Galerie Buchmann Basel, Switzerland
1992 Tate Gallery Liverpool, England
Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno Centre Julio González, Valencia, Spain
Galerie Buchmann Basel, Switzerland
Musée Departemental d'art Contemporain Rochechouart, France
Centre d'art Contemporain Kerguehennec
Tramwa,y Glasgow, Scotland
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Scotland
Isy Brachot Brussels, Belgium
Thomas Cohn Sao Paulo, Brazil
Galerie Tucci Russo, Turin, Italy
Lisson Gallery, London, England
Mala Galerija, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
1992 Der gefrorene Leopard I, Galerie Klüser, München, Germany
1991 51st Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Wiener Secession Vienna, Austria (solo)
Lisson Gallery London, England
Marian Goodman New York, NY
The Power Plant Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Galerie Crousel-Robelin Paris, France
Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Netherlands
Galerie Bernd Klüser Munich, Germany
Houston Contemporary Art Museum Houston, TX
Art & Project Amsterdam, Netherlands
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1990 Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA
Galerie Buchmann, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
Tucci Rosso Turin, Italy
Karansha Tokyo, Japan (solo)
Newport Harbour Art Museum Newport Beach, CA
Galerie Bernd Klüser Munich, Germany
Valentina Moncada, Rome, Italy
1989 Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kanransha Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany
Thomas Cohn, Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
1989 Tate Gallery, London, England (solo)
1988 43. Biennale Venedig, Italien
1988 Europa oggi, Arte contemporanea nell'Europa Occidentale, Museo d'arte contemporanea, Prato, Italy
Galerie Marga Paz, Madrid, Spain
Galerie Buchmann, Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Crousel-Robelin, Galerie Crousel-Robelin Paris, France
Foksal Gallery, Foksal Gallery Warsaw, Poland
Lisson Gallery, London, England
Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany
1987 Hayward Gallery, London, England
Corner House, Manchester, England
Tucci Russo, Turin, Italy
Kanransha Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY
1986 Galerie Buchmann Basel, Switzerland (solo)
Joost Declercq, Ghent, Belgium
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY
Geward, Ghent, Belgium
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
Pierre Huber, Geneva, Switzerland
Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany
1986 42. Biennale Venedig, Italien
1986 Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA (solo)
1985 Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland (solo)
Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munich, Germany(solo)
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL
Lisson Gallery,London, England
Art & Project, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
ARC, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich, Germany
Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
1984 Tony Cragg, Galerie Schellmann & Klüser, Germany (solo)
1984 Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
Schellmann & Klüser, Munich, Germany
Marian Goodman New York, NY
Kanransha Gallery, Kanransha Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Crousel-Hussenot, Paris, France
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
Tucci Russo, Turin, Italy
Yarlow & Salzmann, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
De Vlesshal Middleburg, Netherlands
1983 Lucio Amelio, Naples, Italy
Marian Goodman, New York, NY
Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
Art & Project, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Thomas Cohn, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Galerie Buchmann, St. Gallen, Germany
Franco Toselli, Milan, Italy
1982 Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
Kanransha Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Nisshin Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Marian Goodman, New York, NY
Nouveau Musée, Lyon, France
Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
Schellmann & Klüser, Munich, Germany
Lisson Gallery, London, England
Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterloo, Netherlands
1982 Documenta 7, Kassel, Deutschland
1981 - 1982 Tony Cragg, Galerie Schellmann & Klüser, Germany (solo)
1981 Schellmann & Klüser, Munich, Germany
Musée d'Art et d'Industrie, St. Etienne, France
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England
Nouveau Musée, Lyon, France
Front Room, London, England
Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
Vacuum, Düsseldorf, Germany
1980 Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England
Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany
Lisson Gallery, London, England
Chantal Crousel, Paris, France
Lützowstrasse Situation, Berlin, Germany
Lucio Amelio, Naples, Italy
Franco Toselli , Milan, Italy
Saman Gallery, Genoa, Italy
1980 39. Biennale Venedig, Italien
1979 Lützowstrasse Situation, Berlin, Germany
Künstlerhaus Weidenallee, Hamburg, Germany

Literature
2012 Museo D'Arte Città di Lugano, Italy
2008 Tony Cragg, Akvereller / Watercolours, 152 pages, english/ swedish, with texts by Bera Nordal and Kay Heymer, Hrsg. nordiska akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn/Sweden
2005 UdK Berlin: Professorinnen und Professoren der Fakultät Bildende Kunst, Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft e.V., Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, (exh.cat.)
2003 Tony Cragg, Signs of Life, Selected Essays from 1981 to 2003, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 2003, monography incl. works from 1971 – 2003, 552 pages, (exh.cat.)
2001 Anthony Cragg, Essay by Peter Anselm Riedel ( German / English ), edited by Ingrid Mössinger und Beate Ritter, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, June 24 – September 2, 2001, Published at E.A.Seemann Verlag, Chemnitz 2001, (exh.cat.)
2000 A new thing breathing, recent work by Tony Cragg”, Various essays, e.g. Lewis Biggs, Tate Gallery Liverpool March 17 – June 4, 2000, Tate Gallery Publishing Ltd
1999 Tony Cragg, New Works, Photoessay by Philip Sayer and introduction, interview by Isabel Carlisle, Royal Academy of Arts London, (cat.)
1999 Tony Cragg, Atelier: Wuppertal, Plastiken und Zeichnungen der 90er Jahre. Essay by Sabine Fehlemann, Josef Beutelmann, Katja Blomberg and Ulrich Krempel, Von der Heydt-Museum Wuppertal May 30 – July 18, 1999 (exh. cat.)
1998 Anthony Cragg, Essays by Helmut Friedel, Susanne Gaensheimer and Ulrich Wilmes and selected writings from 1981 bis 1998, Lenbachhaus München July 15 - September 20, 1998
1997 Tony Cragg, Interview by Yoshihisa Otani, Masahiro Aoki and Tony Cragg edited by Tomoaki Kitagawa, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, March 25 – June 22, 1997, (exh.cat.)
1997 Tony Cragg, Sculptures on the Page, Whitechapel Art Gallery London, January 10 – March 9, 1997, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
1996 Tony Cragg, Essays by Germano Celant and Anna Costatini, Edizioni Charta, Milano, (cat.)
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