Tony Cragg

(British, b. 1949)

group by tony cragg

Tony Cragg

Group, 2011

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Tony Cragg

In Store (3), 2008

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Tony Cragg

Knode Strand, 2008

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Tony Cragg

Living room, 2008

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Tony Cragg

O.T., 2012

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Tony Cragg

Wild Relatives, 2012



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
1973 - 1977
MA, Royal College of Art, London, England
Professorship at Ecole des Beaux Arts de Metz, France
Moved to Wuppertal, Germany
1978 - 1988
Taught at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany
First solo exhibition at Lisson Gallery, London, England
1988 - 2001
Professorship at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany


Solo show, Musee d'Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France
ARCO, Madrid, Spain
2012 - 2013
R/Evolution auf Papier, Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
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
Sculptures and Drawings, Galerie Klüser, München, Germany (solo)
Against the grain, Ernst Barlach Haus, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
Matrix, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, Germany (solo)
2011 - 2012
United Enemies, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, England
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
Zettels Traum- Zeichnungssammlung von Bernd und Verena Klüser, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Deutschland

Public Collections

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
K21 Kunstsammlung im Ständehaus, Düsseldorf
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
GoMA - Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Großbritannien
Frac Ile-de-France, Paris, Frankreich
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, Frankreich
Florence & Daniel Guerlain Collection, les Mesnuls, Frankreich
Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt
Tate Livepool, Liverpool, Großbritannien


Museo D'Arte Città di Lugano, Italy
Tony Cragg, Akvereller / Watercolours, 152 pages, english/ swedish, with texts by Bera Nordal and Kay Heymer, Hrsg. nordiska akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn/Sweden
UdK Berlin: Professorinnen und Professoren der Fakultät Bildende Kunst, Karl-Hofer-Gesellschaft e.V., Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, (
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, (
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, (
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
Tony Cragg, New Works, Photoessay by Philip Sayer and introduction, interview by Isabel Carlisle, Royal Academy of Arts London, (cat.)
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.)
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
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, (