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Asger Jorn    (Danish, 1914-1973)




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Biography
1914 Born in Vejrum, Denmark as Asger Oluf Jørgensen
1930 - 1935 Started painting (landscapes, portraits, still lifes)
1936 - 1937 First trips to Paris, met Fernand Léger, Le Corbusier and Matta
1941 Cofounder of magazine Helhesten
1942 Member of Danish artist group Høst
1948 Foundation of group CoBrA (withKarel Appel, Constant, Corneille, Christian Dotremont, and Joseph Noiret)
1957 - 1961 Member of Situationistischen Internationale
1973 Dies in Aarhus, Denmark

Exhibitions
2012 Asger Jorn. un artiste libre, Fondation de l'Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland
2012 Jorn < Ensor, Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark
2011 Jorn International, Aarhus Kunstmuseum ARoS, Denmark
2011 Jorn's Modifications & Kirkeby's Overpaintings, Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark
2011 Jorn’s Modifications & Kirkeby’s Overpaintings, Museum Jorn, Silkeborg, Denmark
2010 Städtische Galerie, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
2009 Silkeborg Kunstmuseum, Silkeborg, Denmark
2009 Galerie Marie-José van de Loo, Munich, Germany
2009 Retrospektive, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2007 Asger Jorn in Italien, Kunsthalle in Emden / Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany
2006 Asger Jorn. Central Figure, BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, Austria
2002 Retrospektive, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain
2001 La Planète Jorn, Retrospektive, Musée d`Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France
1996 Retrospektive, Casa Rusca, Pinoteca Communale, Locarno, Switzerland
1995 Bielefelder Kunstverein, Germany
1994 Asger Jorn, 1914-1973. Das graphische Werk, Kupferstichkabinett Dresden, Germany
1994 Retrospektive, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt a. M., Germany
1994 Retrospektive, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1958 - 1994 Galerie van de Loo, Munich, Germany
1991 Silkeborg Kunstmuseum und Badisches Landesmuseum, Baden Baden, Germany
1988 - 1989 Galerie van de Loo, Munich, Germany
1987 Retrospective, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany
1987 Retrospective, Musée d`Art Contemporain, Nîmes, France
1973 Retrospective, Kestner-Gesellschaft Hannover, Germany
1967 - 1968 Galerie van de Loo, Munich, Germany
1966 Kunsthalle, Göteborg, Sweden
1965 Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1965 Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark
1964 Retrospective, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
1962 Lefebre Gallery, New York
1961 Universität, Aarhus, Denmark
1961 CoBrA, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam / Parais des Beaux-Arts, Lüttich, Netherlands
1959 CoBrA, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam / Parais des Beaux-Arts, Lüttich, Netherlands
1958 Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
1958 50 ans d'art moderne, World Exhibition, Brussels, Belgium
1949 CoBrA, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1948 Galerie Breteau, Paris, France
1938 Dam & Fonns, Kopenhagen, Denmark
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