Barbara Krakow Gallery

Peter Downsbrough

(American, born 1940)

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Peter Downsbrough

HERE, 2009

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Biography

Timeline

1940
Born in New Brunswick, N.J.
Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium

Exhibitions

2012
Peter Downsbrough, Laure Genillard, London, GB (solo)
Le Miroir et les Chemins, MAC’s – Museum of Contemporary Arts oft he Federation Wallonie-Brussels, Hornu, Belgium
2011
The Fifth Column, Secession, Vienna, Austria
Peter Downsbrough, Ángels Barcelona, Spain
In Other Words, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College, Cork, Ireland
CUT, Galerie Thomas Zander, Köln, Germany
Morphologies, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, USA
Construction in Process, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz
You are here, L’Escaut, Brussels/ curated by Frédéric Collier
Mr.Memory, Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris, France
Limites Multiles, L’Orangerie, Bastogne (B)
Peter Downsbrough, Platform3, Munich, Germany (solo)
Peter Downsbrough, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne, Germany (solo)
Y8, Hamburg, curated by Marc Glöde (solo)
The Book(s), deSingel, international arts campus, Antwerp / catalogue / curated by Moritz Küng (solo)
Centre Culturel Jacques Franck, St.Gilles, Brussels (solo)
La Tabacalera - Futuro Centro Nacional de Artes Visuales, Madrid, Les Rencontres
Internationales Paris - Berlin - Madrid, Madrid, Spain
2010
In the Face of Spatial Grandeur, Circuit, Centre d’art contemporain, Lausanne / curated by
Landscape: Landscape? Àngels Barcelona
Vous êtes ici, exhibition in collaboration with the Université du littoral Côte d’Opale - Master 2, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dunkirk
Spatial City: An Architecture of Idealism; First Exhibition of the Frac Collections in the United States, Institute of Visual Arts (Inova), Milwaukee; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit
Vinyl: Disques et pochettes d’artistes; Collection Guy Schraenen, La Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris
Guía Secreta de La Rambla, La Virreina, Centre de la Imatge, Barcelona / curated by Carles Guerra
Entre tu y yo—Between You and Me, La Tabacalera—Futuro Centro Nacional de Artes Visuales, Les Rencontres Internationales Paris—Berlin—Madrid, Madrid
Less Is More: Pictures, Objects, Concepts from the Collection and the Archives of Herman and Nicole Daled 1966–1978, Haus der Kunst, Munich
Pôle édition, École nationale supérieure d’art, Dijon (solo)
La BF15, Espace d’art contemporain, Lyon (solo)
Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris (solo)
LOOP Festival, Àngels Barcelona Espai 2
Atlas,cartes et plans. Topographies, toponymes, territoires, Centre des livres d’artistes, Saint-Yrieix-la-Parche, France
Some Cities and Modèles modèles 2, Mamco, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
Measuring Potentials, Potsdamer Strasse 88, Berlin / curated by Marc Glöde
Ecce Homo Ludens. Le jeu comme art et comme mode de vie, Musée régional d’art contemporain Languedoc - Roussillon - Sérignan, France
Manières noires, BAM—Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Mons, Belgium / curated by Raphaël Pirenne
Art, Architecture, Design, Galerie Georges Verney-Carron, Lyon
The Annual AIDS Benefit Exhibition: Everything but Paper Prayers, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston
Cities under the Gaze, curated by Neus Miro for “Video Abierto,”, Murcia, Spain
Walking the Hinterland, curated by Brent Klinkum for Open Archive #2, Argos, centre for art and media, Brussels
Les Rencontres Internationales, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Strategien Gegen Architektur - Constructions, Spaces and Sites as Elements in Flux Open Archive#2, Argos, centre for art and media, Brussels
Multiple / Readings, curated by Johan Pas,Antwerpse Erfgoedbibliotheek Hendrik Conscience, Antwerp
Morphologies: Tara Donovan, Peter Downsbrough, Charles LeDray, Sol LeWitt, Brice Marden, Bill Thompson, Ursula von Ryndingsvard, and Richard Serra Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston
Construction in Process, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz
You Are Here, curated by Frédéric Collier, L’Escaut, Brussels
2009
Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston (solo)
Galerie Thermal, École nationale supérieure d’art, Nancy (solo)
La Verrière Hermès, Brussels (solo)
Five Films and Two Books, Galerie Erna Hécey, Brussels (solo)
Galerie Ho, Histoire de l’oeil, Marseilles (solo)
Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne (solo)
The Published Books, Specific Object, New York (solo)
Le Cabinet du livre d’artiste, Université Rennes 2 (solo)
Peter Downsbrough / Artists and Photographs, Musée de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (solo)
Argos—Open Lounge: David Claerbout, Manon de Boer, Peter Downsbrough, Vincent Meesen, Joëlle Tuerlinckx and Others, Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany / curated by Marlene Rigler
Still Moving Still, Internationaal Fotofestival Knokke-Heist, Cultureel Centrum Scharpoord and Laguna Hal, Knokke-Heist, Belgium / curated by Marc Glöde
A Factory, A Machine, A Body . . . Archeology and Memory of Industrial Spaces, Centre d’Art La Panera, Lleida, Spain / curated by Alberto Sánchez Balmisa
Time as Matter: MACBA Collection; New Acquisitions, MACBA—Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona
Dispositivos ópticos: La arquitectura como trayectorias de la mirada, CAAC—Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, SevilleUnconcealed, The Gallery, Norwich University College of the Arts / curated by Lynda Morris
Phase zéro: 96 propositions spatiales, Galerie Serge Aboukrat, Paris
Detanico / Lain, Peter Downsbrough, Anthony McCall, Thu Van Tran, Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris
2008
The Dice Are Loaded, video program curated by Eva Gonzalez-Sancho, Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland (solo)
Dead Center/ Marginal Notes, with Jeanne Silverthorne, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, Illinois (solo)
Galerie Erna Hecey, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Kruidtuin, Leuven, Belgium (solo)
Angels Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
P2P (peer to peer), initié par Le Bureau/, Casino Luxemburg, Forum d’art contemporain, Luxemburg
La ville imaginaire, Conseil Régional du Centre, Orléans, France
2007
En toute intimité, Frac en appartement, FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France
Univers industriel, Centre Régional de la Photographie, Douchy-les-Mines, France
Link, Galerie Edward Mitterand, Genève, Switzerland
Group Show II, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachussets
En suspens, Ecole Supérieure d’Arts Appliqués de Bourgogne, Nevers, France
Based on Paper. Revolution der Kunst 1960-1975, Kupferstichkabinett Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany
White Light /Write It, Lieu Commun, Toulouse, France
Futur Antérieur. Oeuvres des collections des Frac Bourgogne, Franche-Comté et Lorraine, Médiathèques de Florange et Nilvange, France
Galerie de Multiples, Paris, France (solo)
Synagogue de Delme, Delme, Frances (solo)
Galerie Erna Hécey, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
The Dice Are Loaded, video program curated by Eva Gonzalez-Sancho, Audiovisuales, MNCA Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Chez Dominique Perrault Architecture: des oeuvres de la collection Billarant, Dominique Perrault Architectures, Paris, France
Des fantômes et des anges, extraits des collections du Musée d’art moderne Lille Métropole, MAC’s, Musée des Arts contemporains, Hornu, Belgium
Argosfestival, Brussels, Belgium
FIAC, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France
Extensions: Peter Downsbrough, Takahiko Iimura, Michael Snow, organized by Work in progress, Bourges, France
Co-éditions, Cabinet du livre d’artiste, Lycée Victor et Hélène Basch, Rennes, France
What a great Space you have …(L.A.), curated by Marc Glöde, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Del contemporaneo – Collections sans Frontières VIII, Fondazione Southeritage, Matera, Italy
2006
White-Out Studio, Knokke, Belgium (solo)
Intérieur, Lille (solo)
SMAK, Stedelijk Museum voor aktuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium (solo)
871 Fine Arts, San Francisco, California (solo)
Art Multiple, curated by Line Herbert Arnaud, Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France
Catch a Falling Knife, Maison du Livre, de l’Image et du Son, Villeurbanne, France
Artists’ Tower for Peace, Whitney Biennial, New York, N.Y.
Vinyl. Records and Covers by Artists, curated by Guy Schraenen, Museu d’Arte Contemporani, Barcelona
Summer Group Show, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Mass.
2005
My One and Only, curated by James Welling, Wallspace, New York City (solo)
Kontexte der Fotografie, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen, D.
journal #8 – Manon de Boer en Brussel, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Nl
The conceptual artists book from the Van Abbemuseum collection, Library, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
ICI et LA. Oeuvres de la collection de la Province de Hainaut, Ecole Régionale Supérieure d’Expression Plastique, Tourcoing, France
Collection Daniel Bosser, extraits, Musée Matisse, Palais Fénelon, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France
Alguns Llibres d’Artista [A Few Artists’ Books], ProjecteSD, Barcelona, Spain
Daumenkino. The Flipbook Show, Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf
Modèles modèles, Mamco, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Genève
Le Génie du Lieu, a proposal of Frac Bourgogne, Musée des Beaux-Arts et Palais des Ducs et des Etats de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
Vinyl. Records and Covers by Artists, curated by Guy Schraenen, Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen
Le tableau des éléments, Musée d’Art Contemporain MAC’s, Le Grand Hornu, Belgium
Variation(s) II. Livres et publications d’artistes 1962-2005, Centre des livres d’artistes, Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, France
Paramour, Art 45, Lyon, France
Argosfestival, Brussels, Belgium
Cine y Casi Cine, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
The Annual AIDS Benefit Exhibition: Everything but Paper Prayers, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Mass.
2004
A Angles vifs, curated by Thierry Davila, capcMusée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
Sites, Musée du Bassin houiller Lorrain Carreau Wendel, Petite-Rosselle, France
Copies as Originals, curated by Guy Schraenen, Biblioteca Serralves, Porto
Site & Sound – Sound Images Biennale 7, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark
Position, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland (solo)
Galerie Cent8, Paris, France (solo)
FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France (solo)
Films, videos, editions, 1980-2004, Mamco Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Genève, Switzerland (solo)
Fine Words Butter No Cabbage, White Walls 26th anniversary exhibition, the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Il.
Guardare. Racconater.Pensare.Conservare, Casa del Mantegna, Mantova, It.
Storage/ L’entrepôt du musée. Collection de la Province de Hainaut, B.P.S.22 espace de creation contemporaine, Charleroi, B.
Morphing Lights, Floating Shadows, curated by Nanni Baltzer, Metamorph, 9th International Exhibition of Architecture, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Zona de mestizaje, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
La ville qui fait signes, Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing, Fr
2003
Galerie Evelyne Canus, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
Position, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten/ Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Argos, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
Position, Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France (solo)
Densities, with Christian Kieckens, Stedelijk Museum, Aalst, Belgium (solo)
Phénomènes de croissance, Musée d’art moderne Lille Métropole, Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
Livres, imprimés et maquettes. Les Editions Incertain Sens, Département des Estampes et de la Photographie de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Zona People 1974 – 1985, Mamco, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Genève
Vorm & Concept, Koninklijke Musea van Schone Kunsten van België, Brussels, Belgium
Histoires contemporaines; acquisitions récentes de la Collection Frac Rhône-Alpes, Nouveau Musée - Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
Wiels! Centrum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Wielemans – Ceuppens project, Brussels, Belgium
Outside of a Dog. Paperbacks and other books by artists, BALTIC, The Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
1:1 x temps, quantités, proportions et fuites, FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France
10 Jahre, Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus, Germany

Public Collections

Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels
FRAC Centre, Orléans
FRAC Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne
FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque
FRAC Lorraine, Metz
FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon
Sammlung Marzona, Staatliche Kunstbibliothek zu Berlin
Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, PL
FRAC Bretagne, Châteaugiron
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon

Literature

2011
Küng, Moritz: The Books, 1968-2010. Hatje Cantz, 2011
Streitberger, Alexander: "Shifting Places. Peter Downsbrough, the Photographs, Leuven University Press, 2011
2010
Peter Downsbrough. Catalogue published by Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès following the exhibition in 2009. Text by Alice Morgaine
Streitberger, Alexander:”Peter Downsbrough. Espaces entre livre et photographie,” in: Photography and the Book, edited by Alexander Streitberger, special issue, Image & Narrative, Vol.11, Leuven, no. 4, 2010 www.imageandnarrative.be
2008
Gonzalez-Sancho, Eva, and Oyharçabal, Frédéric:”7 come 11. Entrevista con Peter Downsbrough” in: “Una tirada de dados: Sobre el azar en el arte contemporaneo.” XIV Jornadas de estudio de la imagen. Direccion General de Archivos, Museos y Bibliotecas, Consejeria de Cultura y Turism, Comunidad de Madrid (ill.)
Candet, Nadia, direction d’ouvrage: “Collections particulières. 150 commandes privées d’art contemporain en France,” Flammarion, 2008 (ill.)
2007
1:1 x temps: quantités, proportions et fuites, Frac Bourgogne, Dijon, 2007, 104 pages, Interview with P.D. by Sarah McFadden pp 21-31, Postface by Eva Gonzalez-Sancho and Frédéric Oyharçabal, French/ English, Distributed by FRAC Bourgogne
2006
''ICI et LA. Oeuvres de la collection de la Province de Hainaut,'' Ecole Régionale Supérieure d’Expression Plastique de Tourcoing – Département Arts
''art multiple,'' Espace de l’Art Concret Donation Albers-Honegger, Mouans-Sartoux, France
2004
Herbert-Arnaud, Line: ''Peter Downsbrough, le lieu et l’espace d’une oeuvre.'' Thèse pour l’obtention du grade de Docteur de l’Université Paris IV – Sorbonne, spécialité: Histoire de l’Art.
1999 - 2000
Cécile BART - Peter DOWNSBROUGH, La Criée/ FRAC Bretagne, Châteaugiron, 1999-2000, 48 pages, drawings, photos, Text by Catherine Elkar, French/ English
1999
Bertheloot, Mathieu: ''Le Vide. Anish Kapoor, Peter Downsbrough, Felice Varini.'' Mémoire, Ecole d’architecture de Lille, 4ième année, 1999.
1995
EURAMI, James Bishop, Peter Downsbrough, , James Reineking, Jerry Zeniuk, Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, 1995, Text by Britta E.Buhlmann, Erich Franz, German/English
1993
Hoang-Gia, Bruno:''Mot et son Usage dans l’Oeuvre de Peter Downsbrough.''Mémoire de Maitrise en Histoire de l’Art, Université de Paris I, Panthéon - Sorbonne, Septembre 1993.