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Juan Muñoz

<b>Juan Muñoz</b>
<i>From One to Five-Two</i>, 1991
bronze with green patina
46 x 25 x 25 inches
Juan Muñoz
From One to Five-Two, 1991
bronze with green patina
46 x 25 x 25 inches
<b>Juan Muñoz</b>
<i>Head of a Man</i>, 1997
oil on paper
21.69 x 16.1 inches
Juan Muñoz
Head of a Man, 1997
oil on paper
21.69 x 16.1 inches
<b>Juan Muñoz</b>
<i>Albuquerque Balcony</i>, 1993
painted resin and iron balcony 
31 7/8 x 39 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches
Juan Muñoz
Albuquerque Balcony, 1993
painted resin and iron balcony
31 7/8 x 39 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches
<b>Juan Muñoz</b>
<i>3 Chinese</i>, 1999
bronze, fig a: 55.51 x 17.32 x 15.75 inches (141 x 44 x 40 cm.), fig b: 57 x 22 x 10 inches (145 x 56 x 26 cm.), fig c: 56 x 22 x 11inches (142 x 56 x 29 cm.)
Juan Muñoz
3 Chinese, 1999
bronze, fig a: 55.51 x 17.32 x 15.75 inches (141 x 44 x 40 cm.), fig b: 57 x 22 x 10 inches (145 x 56 x 26 cm.), fig c: 56 x 22 x 11inches (142 x 56 x 29 cm.)
<b>Juan Muñoz</b>
<i>Hanging Figure</i>, 1997
resin and cable
63 x 33 1/2  x 27 1/2 inches (160 x 85.1 x 69.9 cm.)
Juan Muñoz
Hanging Figure, 1997
resin and cable
63 x 33 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches (160 x 85.1 x 69.9 cm.)

Biography

Juan Muñoz
(1953-2001)

Juan Muñoz was born in Madrid in 1953. He studied at the Central School of Art and Design, London, the Croydon School of Art, and the Pratt Graphic Centre, New York. While in New York, he was also an artist-in-residence at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. Using the figure as his primary subject, Muñoz's creates cast-sculptures in paper-maché, bronze and resin as well as delicate drawings. A self-acclaimed "story-teller," the artist reinvigorated figurative sculpture by creating the illusion of sound and narrative with his smaller-than-life-size figures in an atmosphere of mutual interaction. In his later work, Muñoz added architectural elements to his sculptures, transforming whole floors into labyrinthine environments like in Double Bind at the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. He was also interested in creative auditory works, collaborating with Gavin Bryars in A Man in a Room, Gambling, and with Alberto Iglesias in Building for Music.

Muñoz’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe. Recent solo exhibitions of his work include those at the Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, in 2009; Guggenheim Bilbao in 2008; Tate Modern, London, in 2008; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C., in 2001; the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in 2001; and the Dia Center for the Arts, New York, in 1999. He participated in the Venice Biennale in 1986, 1993, and 1997 and in Documenta IX in 1992 and Documenta XI in 2002. In 2000, he was presented with the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Spain's most prestigious art award.

EDUCATION
Central School of Art and Design, London, England, 1976-77
Croydon College of Design and Technology, London, England, 1979-80
Pratt Graphic Center, New York, New York, 1982

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
Juan Muñoz, Galeria Elvira González, Madrid, Spain

2015
Juan Muñoz: Double Bind & Around, Fondazione HangarBiocca, Milan, Italy

2014
Marian Goodman, New York
Club Matador, Madrid, Spain

2013

Conversation Piece III, Turner Contemporary, Kent, United Kingdom

2012
Juan Muñoz: Sculptures, Skarstedt, New York

2010

Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts

2009
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

2008
Juan Muñoz: A Retrospective, The Tate Modern, London, England; Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

2007
Juan Muñoz: Sculptures and Drawings, Musée de Grenoble, France

2006
Juan Muñoz - Rooms of My Mind, K21, Dusseldorf, Germany
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

2005
Juan Muñoz. La voz sola, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain

2004
Zwirner & Wirth, New York
Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France

2003-2001
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas

2002
Galeria Pepe Cobo, Seville, Spain
Public Art Fund, Doris Freeman Plaza, New York

2001
Juan Muñoz: The Nature of Visual Illusion, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark
Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom (Sponsored by Unilever)

2000
“Juan Muñoz: The Nature of Visual Illusion, Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst,
Humlebaek, Denmark

1999
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Dia Center for the Arts, Beacon, New York
Juan Muñoz: A Brief Description of My Death, Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece

1998
Juan Muñoz. Certain drawings in oil and ink 1996-1998, Sala Robayera, Miengo, Spain

1997
Juan Muñoz: Mobiliario, Marco Noire Contemporary Art, San Sebastiano, Turin, Italy
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

1996
Juan Muñoz; monólogos y diálogos, Museuo Nacional Centro Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
A Place Called Abroad, Dia Center for the Arts, New York
Silence Please, Stories after the works of Juan Muñoz, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

1995
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Juan Muñoz: A Portrait of a Turkish Man Drawing, Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts

1994
Carée d’Art-Musée d'Art Contemporain, Nîmes, France
“Juan Muñoz: Sculpture, Drawing and Installation, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland

1993
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, New York
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy

1992
Juan Muñoz: Conversaciones, Centro del Carme, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, Spain

1991
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Juan Muñoz: Arbeiten 1988 bis 1990,Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany
Centre d’art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

1990
Juan Muñoz: Segment, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Juan Muñoz: Segment, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

1987
Juan Muñoz: Sculptures de 1985 à 1987, CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016
Condo, de Kooning, Kippenberger, Muñoz, Salle, Warhol, Skarstedt, London, United Kingdom

2015
Sculpture, Skarstedt, Chelsea, New York
Summer Exhibition, Skarstedt, New York

2014
Cast From Life, Skarstedt, New York
Bad Thoughts: Collection Martijn and Jeanette Sanders, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Manifesta 10, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since the 1950s, Mudam Luxembourg; Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
Passions Secrètes, Collections Privées Flamandes, Tri Postal, Lille, France

2013
De Belles Sculptures Contemporaines, Hab Galerie / Frac Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France
Kaboom! Comics in Art, Weserburg, Museum fur moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany

2012
Inside|Out, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
Les feux de l’amour, FRAC – Collection Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France

2011
Construyendo uua Colección - una interpretación de la Colección Fundación Botín, Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, Spain
Zeit zu handeln! Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria
Another Victory Over the Sun, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, Colorado

2010
Collection / Porto : Museu Serralves, Domaine de Kerguéhennec – Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan, France
Spatial City: An Architecture of Idealism, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois. Traveled to Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAD), Detroit, Michigan.

2009
Silences: un choix d’oeuvres de Marin Karmitz, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France. Traveled to Museu Colecçao Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal.

2008
Self as Selves, Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin, Ireland

2007
The 1980’s Topology, Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal
Comic Abstraction, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

2006
What happened to Art: Een keuze uit de collective, 1955-2000 Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum Eidenhoevn, Netherlands

2005
Centre of Gravity, curated by Rosa Martinez, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
The Experience of Art, 51. Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2004
Bodily Space: New Obsessions in Figurative Sculpture, Albright-Knox
Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Reflecting the Mirror, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

2003
A Sculpture Show, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, New York
Images of Society, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Switzerland

2002
Startkapital (from the Ackermans Collection, K21, Kunstsammlung, Dusseldorf, Germany
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany
Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany

2001
Dialogue Ininterrompu, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France
Animations, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York
“Atlantes, Galería Pepe Cobo, Sevilla, Spain

2000
Inner Eye, Contemporary Art from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection, Neuberger
Museum of Art, Purchase, New York
12th Sydney Biennial, Sydney, Australia
Around 1984, a look at Art in the Eighties, P.S.1/Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, New York
Máquinas, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain; Fundació La Caixa, Madrid, Spain
Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France

1999
6th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
A Summer Show, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York,
Regards Croisés, Forum Culturel du Blanc-Mensil, Département de la Seine-Saint-Denis, France
20 años de escultura española. Hacia un nuevo clasicismo, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
North-South. Transcultural Visions, Mediterranean Foundation and the National Museum, Warsaw, Poland
Nye Konstellationer (New Constellations), Louisiana Museum, Humblebaek, Denmark
Grabados, Centro Comunae d’Arte e Cultura, Cagliari, Italy
Het Betoverde Plein, Zeeuws Museum, Middleburg, The Netherlands
Trace, Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool, England
Vergiss den Ball und spiel’ weiter, Nuremberg Kunsthalle, Nuremberg, Germany
Collectors Collect Contemporary: 1990-1999, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts
“Zeitwenden, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

1998
Breaking Ground, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Louisiana at 40: The Collection Today, Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark
Voor het verdwijnt en daarna, S.M.A.K. in Watou, Watou, Belgium
l Trienal de Arte Gráfico La Estampa Contemporánea, Centro Cultural Caja de Asturias, Palacio Revillagigedo, Gijón, Spain
Wounds Between Democracy and Redemption in Contemporary Art, Moderna Museum, Stockholm, Sweden Bienal de Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Spain
“Dibujos Germinales, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1997
47th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
Tableaux,Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
A man in a room, gambling (the Gavin Bryars Ensemble with Juan Muñoz), BBC Studio, London, United Kingdom
Hip, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
La Collection de la Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
4th Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France

1996
Everything That’s Interesting is New : The Dakis Joannou Collection, an exhibition organized by the Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece, in conjunction with the Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Marks: Artists Work Throughout Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Cityscape 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark
Collezioni di Francia: le opere dei Fondi Regionali d’Arte Contemporanea, Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy

1995
Artistes/Architects,Le Nouveau Musée-Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France
Duck Not On A Pond, Ganders Never Laid a Golden Egg, Public Art Project on Rochdale Canal, Manchester, United Kingdom
Yksityinen/Julkinen, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
A Summer Show, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Trust, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland
Regards croisés,Espace Lyonnais d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
Le domaine du diaphane, Le Domaine de Kerguehennec, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan, France
Incidentes, Casa de la Parra, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Sculpture from the Collection of Marlies and Jo Eyck, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands
A Collection of Sculptures, Caldic Collection, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

1994
A Sculpture Show, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Museo Marugame, Hirai, Japan
Fragmentis de un museo imaginario, Fundação Serralves, Lisbon, Portugal
Entre la presencia y la representación, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
1m = c.29979248¯.s, Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain d’Aquitane, Bayonne, France
Même si c’est la nuit, CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Welt-moral: Moralvorstellungen in der kunst heute, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland
Lieux de la vie moderne, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Quimper, Quimper, France 24

1993
A Group Show, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Juxtaposition, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Sonsbeek ’93. International Sculpture Exhibition, Arnhem, The Netherlands
New Sculptures, Antwerp 93 and the Open Air Museum of Sculpture Middelheim, Antwerp, Belgium
Art against AIDS Venezia: Drawing the Line, 45th Venice Biennial, Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice, Italy
Tutte la strade portano a Roma? Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
The Human Factor, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Domaine: L’ordre du temps, Le Domaine de Kerguehennec, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan, France
Het Sublime Gemis: Over het Geheugen van de Verbuilding (The Sublime Void, On the Memory of the Imagination), Antwerp 93, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium
9th Sydney Biennial, Sydney, Australia
Doubletake: Collective Memory and Current Art, Southbank Centre Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

1992
Documenta 9, Kassel, Germany
Ceci n’est pas une image, Musée des Beaux-Arts André Malraux, Le Havre, France; l’Usine Fromage, Rouen, France; Musée Ancien Evêché, Evreux, France
Tropismes, Centre de Cultura Tecla Sala, Barcelona, Spain
Artistas en Madrid: años 80, Sala de Plaza de España, Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Pasajes.Actualidad del arte español (Spanish Pavillion), Expo 92, Seville, Spain
Jahresgaben ’92, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
Configuracions urbanes, La Ribera, Port Vell, and La Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain

1991
In anderen Räumen, Museum Haus Lange and Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany
Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Transmission: Art in Intercultural Limbo, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö, Sweden
A Group Show, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Skulpturen für Krefeld 2, Krefelder Kunstmuseum, Krefeld, Germany
Körper und Körper, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
Rimbaud Centenary Exhibition, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, United Kingdom
Nieuwe vleugel, Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

1990
Meeting Place, York University Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Possible Worlds, Sculpture from Europe, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Weitersehen, Museum Haus Lange and Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Sydney Bienniale, Sydney, Australia
OBJECTives: The New Sculptures, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California
10th Salon de los 16, Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, Spain
Le Spectaculaire, Galerie Art et Essai et Galerie du Cloître, Centre d'Histoire de l'Art Contemporain, Rennes, France
The Readymade Boomerang: Certain Relations in 20th Century Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

1989
Theatergarden Bestiarium, P.S. 1/Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, New York; Casino des Exposicións del Teatro Lope de Vega, Seville, Spain; Entrepôt-Galerie du Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
Presencias e Procesos: sobre as ultimas tendencias da arte, Casa da Parra, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Magiciens de la terre, Musée National d'Art Moderne-Centre Georges Pompidou and La Grande Halle, La Villette, Paris, France
Spain Art Today, The Museum of Modern Art, Takanawa, Karuizawa, Japan
Sculpture Contemporain Espagnole, Ministère de la Culture Drac Champagne-Ardenne, Champagne-Ardenne, France; Musée Rimbaud, Charleville-Mézières, France; Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Ancien Collége des Jésuits, Palais du Tau, Reims, France; Centre de Création Contemporaine, Reims-Val-de-Vesle, France; Musée d’Art Moderne, Centre d’Art Contemporain Passages, Cadran Solaire, Troyes, France
80’s International, Langer & Co., New York
Psychological Abstraction, Deste Foundation at The House of Cyprus, Athens, Greece
Jeunes Sculpteurs espagnols, L’Art pour L’Europe, Ministère de la Culture and Centre Albert Borschette, Brussels, Belgium

1988
Steirischer Herbst '88, Grazer Kunstverein, Stadtmuseum Graz, Graz, Austria
Juan Muñoz and Jan Van de Pavert, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Richard Baquie, Pascal Convert, Juan Muñoz, Susana Solano, Fond Régional d’Art Contemporain d’Aquitaine, Bayonne, France

1987
Espagne 87: Dynamiques et Interrogations, ARC/Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Lili Dujourie/Juan Muñoz, Fond Régional d’Art Contemporain des Pays de la Loire, Abbaye de Fontevraud and Abbaye Saint André, Meymac, France
Nightfire, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Generación de los 80. Escultura, Museo de Bellas Artes de Álava-Monte San Telmo, San Sebastián, Spain

1986
Chambres d'Amis, Museum Van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
1981-1986 Pintores y Escultores Españoles, Fundación Caja de Pensiones, Madrid, Spain
Aperto 86, Cuatro Artistas Españoles, 42nd Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
Ateliers Internationaux des Pays de la Loire, Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques, Abbaye de Fontevraud, France
Arte joven en el Palcion de la Moncloa, Palacio de la Moncloa, Madrid, Spain
17 artistas, 17 autonomías, Pabellón Mudéjar, Seville, Spain
Escultura Iberica Contemporanea,” 7th Biennial, Ciudad Zamora,” Zamora, Spain
Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland

1985
5th Salón de los 16, Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, Spain
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Pintors y escultores españoles 1981-1986, Caixa de Pensiones, Barcelona, Spain
Muestra de arte joven, Círculo de Bellas Arts, Madrid, Spain

1984
La Caixa de Pensions, Barcelona, Spain

1983
La imagen del animal, Caja de Ahorros, Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Madrid, Madrid, Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid, Spain

1982
Büro Berlin, Berlin, Germany

1981
Fri-art 81, Freiburg, Germany
Room 202, P.S.1/Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, New York

1980
Wolfgang Koethe, Lili Mookerjee and Juan Muñoz, British Council, London, United Kingdom

COMMISSIONS/PUBLIC PROJECTS

2002
Conversation Piece, Public Art Fund, Doris Freeman Plaza, New York

2001
Thirteen laughing at each other, Cordoaria Garden, Porto, Portugal (commissioned by Porto)

2000
Juan Muñoz, The Unilever Series, Tate Modern, Bankside, London, United Kingdom (commissioned by Unilever)