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 Gormley, Antony (1950 - )
UK

Bearing, 1993

Lead, fibreglass and plaster;
245 x 98 x 83 cm
Contemporary British Sculpture

UID 102-229



Biography

British artist born in London. He spent several years in India, where he developed an interest in Buddhism, before returning to London to study sculpture. 1974-75 Central School of Art, 1975-77 Goldsmith’s School of Art, 1977-79 Slade School of Fine Art, London. 1981 First one-person exhibitions, Serpentine Gallery and Whitechapel Gallery, London. 1986 Venice Biennale, Prospect ’86, Kunstverein, Frankfurt, 1987 “documenta 8”, 1989 Louisiana MoMA, Humlebaek, Denmark, 1995 Koji Ogura, Nagoya, Japan. In 1994 awarded Tate Gallery’s Turner Prize. His works include the Field series, made in collaboration with communities around the world. Most of Antony Gormley's sculptures, are made from casts of the artist's body. Working with an assistant, Gormley wraps himself in cling-film, scrim (a type of jute cloth) and wet plaster. When the plaster has hardened, he is cut out of the mould. The cast is then reassembled, reinforced and covered in lead. Far from being self-portraits, however, Gormley's sculptures represent a kind of Everyman. He also makes numerous references in his work to mythology, history and religion. By making his sculptures interact with the gallery space, Gormley implicates the viewer's own body in his work: 'The space that the work is installed in is part of the work', he has said. Lives in London.



Exhibitions

Antony Gormley
Tate - Liverpool, United Kingdom
01-11-1993 ~ 31-12-1993

Antony Gormley
Museum of Modern Art, The (Dublin), Rep. Ireland
01-01-1994 ~ 28-02-1994

Antony Gormley
Arts Club of Chicago, USA
01-03-1994 ~ 31-05-1994

Die Muse
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (Salzburg), Austria
01-07-1995 ~ 30-11-1995

Corpus: Visions of the Body in The Berardo Collection
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
10-10-2003 ~ 13-03-2004

Grande Escala - Colecção Berardo
Centro das Artes Casa das Mudas, Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
09-10-2004 ~ 18-03-2005

The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
17-05-1997 ~ 31-08-1997

Face - a - Face
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
02-10-2001 ~ 30-04-2001

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
22-10-2002 ~ 28-02-2003

3D - The Berardo Collection at the Portugeuse Parlement
Assembleia da República, Portugal
17-04-2007 ~ 20-08-2007

Arriscar o Real
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
08-06-2009 ~ 30-09-2009

Observers
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
14-02-2011 ~ 29-05-2011


Bibliography

Antony Gormley, 1994
Published by Turner Prize

Corpus: Visions of the Body in The Berardo Collection, 2003
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 9728176856

Die Muse?, 1995
Published by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Grande Escala - The Berardo Collection, 2004
Published by Centro das Artes - Casa das Mudas
ISBN 972890200X

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo, 2002
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 972974288X

The Berardo Collection – Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729739105

Zero Degrees - Festival de Almada, 2006
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém







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