Jannis Kounellis

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Born in 1936 in Piraeus, Greece
Died in 2017

Education

1956
Academy of arts in Rome, Italy

Selected solo exhibitions

2017
Museo delle Genti d’Abruzzo,Pescara, Italy

2016
‘Dodecafonia’, Gavin Brown’s Entreprise, Rome, Italy'Jannis Kounellis',
Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France
'Jannis Kounellis', Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France

2015
'Jannis Kounellis', Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen, Denmark
'Raussmüller Collection', Spazio Stein, Pero/Milano, Italy

2014
'Jannis Kounellis', Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole, Saint Etienne, France
Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Galerie Lelong, Paris
Salone degli Incanti | Ex Pescheria, Trieste, Italie

2013
Wooson gallery, Daegu, South Korea
Fondazione Volume, Roma, Italy
City Art Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Giacomo Guidi Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
Cheim & Read, New York, USA
Galería Kewenig, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Galleri Artist, Istanbul, Turkey

2012
Arsenal, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia
Museum Kurhaus, Kleve, Germany
Mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern art, UK
Parasol Unit, Foundation for Contemporary Art, London, UK
Blain Southern, Berlin, Germany
Tramway, Glasgow, UK
Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece
Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
Giorgio Persano, Torino, Italy

2011
Kewenig Gallery, Cologne, Allemagne
'Jannis Kounellis: Early paintings', Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France
'Kounellis -feu / contre-feu- Klein', Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
'Memoriale dal Convento: Kounellis', Convento dei Servi di Maria, Monteciccardo, Italie
Cortonantiquaria, 49° Mostra Mercato Nazionale d’Antiquariato, Palazzo Vagnotti, Cortone, Italie
'Kounellis: Danza della Morte', Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Allemagne
Jannis Kounellis, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Museum Kurhaus, Clèves, Allemagne
Galeriartist, Istanbul, Turquie
Cattedra episcopale per il Duomo di Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italie

2010
Freedom or death – La libertà o morte, Heart, Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning,
Denmark
Botin Foudation Exhibition Room, Santander, Spain
Bernier-Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece
Ambika P3 and Sprovieri, London, UK
Domingo Ultimo Dia!, Matadero Madrid, Madrid, Spain

2009
Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo, Italy
Galleria Alfonso artiaco, Napoli, Italy
Ex oratorio di San Lupo, Museo Adriano Bernareggi, Bergamo, Italie
Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck, Austria
La Libertà o Morte - Freedom or Death, Heart Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Danemark
Nieves Fernandez Galería, Madrid, Espagne
Matadero Madrid, Espagne
Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, Espagne

2008
Fundación Caixa Galicia, Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, Espagne
Galeria Carles Taché, Barcelone, Espagne
The gospel according to thomas, Kewenig Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Domaine Régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire, Centre d’Arts et de Nature, Chaumont-sur-Loire
Galerie Christian Stein, Milan, Italy
Galleria Progetti, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Suisse

2007
Galeria de arte contemporaneo Gacma, Malaga, Espagne
‘Jannis Kounellis Mattia Preti, La rosa tatuata’, Gallerja Roma, Rome, Italie
‘Jannis Kounellis’, Catrame, Galerie Lelong, Paris
Pescali & Sprovieri, Londres, Royaume-Uni
‘Carro realizzato in occasione del Festino in onore di S. Rosalia’, Palerme, Italie
Galleria di Franca Mancini, Pesaro, Italie
‘Kounellis,’ Jaffa Port, Main Gate Hangar, Jaffa, Israël
Akira ikeda gallery, New York, NY, USA
Cheim & Read gallery, New York, NY, USA
‘Correspondances: Jean-François Millet Jannis Kounellis’, Musée d’Orsay, Paris
‘Jannis Kounellis in der Neuen Nationalgalerie’, Neue Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, Allemagne Das thomas evangelium, Bank im Bistum Esseneg and Hypothekenbank Essen, Essen,
Germany
La storia e il presente, Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Arnone, Cosenza, Italy
Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, Germany
Sipario: La porta dell’orto monastico di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Orto monastico di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Rome, Italie
‘Viva Santa Rosalia’, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, Italie

2006
Nieves Fernandez Galería, Madrid, Espagne
‘Kounellis al Portico d’Ottavia’, Valentina Bonomo artecontemporanea, Rome, Italie
Halle Verrière, Meisentha
Atto unico, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan, Italy
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
‘Hommage an Jannis Kounellis’, Art Cologne, Koelmesse, Cologne, Allemagne
‘Jannis Kounellis’, Cheim & Read, New York, USA
‘Kounellis: Edizioni 1972 – 2006’, Galleria dell’Oca, Rome, Italie

2005
Edicola Notte, Rome Italie
‘Jannis Kounellis: Santa Fe’, Isola Madre, Isole Borromeo, Lago Maggiore – Stresa, Italie
Edinburgh College of Art and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
Opus i, Musée d’art moderne de Saint-Etienne métropole, Saint-Etienne, France
Hôtel des Arts, Centre méditerranéen d’art du Conseil général du Var, Toulon
Galerie karsten greve, Paris, France 
Teatro Attis, Athènes, Grèce

2004
New works, Sprovieri, London, UK
Terre di confine. Con-fine dell’Arte, Palazzo Lantieri, Gorizia, Italie
Transart 04, Festival of art and music, Officina FS, Bolzano, Italie
Kounellis in sarajevo, Ars Aevi Forum, Sarajevo, Bosniaherzegovina
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Galerie karsten greve, Cologne, Germany
Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, Royaume-Uni

2003
St. John’s church, Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning, Denmark
Torrione passari, Molfetta, Italy
Monastero Mechitarista, isola di san lazzaro degli armeni, Venice, Italy
Palais de l’unesco, Paris, France
Kunstraum innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

2002
Galleria nazionale d’arte moderna, Rome, Italy
Senza titolo…, hallen für neue kunst, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Stedelijk Museum voor actuele kunst, Gent, Belgium

2001
Galerie karsten greve, Cologne, Germany
Centro per l’arte contemporanea, Prato, Italy
Museo nacional de artes visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay
Bottini dell’olio, Livorno, Italy
Kunststation st. peter, Cologne, Germany
Galerie karsten greve, Paris, France
Notturno tenebroso, diözesanmuseum, Freising, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2018
'Le Paradoxe de l'iceberg', Château de Rentilly - FRAC Île-de-France,  Bussy-Saint-Martin, France
'Beating around the Bush @5', Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

2017
‘Margherita Stein: Rebel With A Cause’, Magazzino Italian Art, New York, USA
‘La Dolce Vita’, Galeria Tornabuoni Art, Paris, France
‘è solo un inizio. 1968’, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
‘The Artist's Voice’, The Parkview Museum, Singapore

2016
'SIC - works from the CAPC Collection', CAPC, Bordeaux, France
‘Daniel Buren: A Fresco’, BOZAR, Brussels
‘The Sonnabend Collection: Half a century of European and American Art. Part1’, Serralves Foundation, Porto, Portugal
'Imagine: New Imagery in Italian Art, 1960-1969', Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
'Un art pauvre', Centre Pompidou, Paris

2015
‘Maurizio Nannucci - Top Hundred’, Museion Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
‘Construction / Destruction’, organized with Olivier Renaud-Clément, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France 

2014
‘Art or Sound’, Fondazione Prada, Venise, Italie
‘Stanze#1’, Riso Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Palermo
Collection - Kunst in Europa na ‘68, SMAK, Gent, Belgium
Résonance(s), Maison particulière, Brussels
‘Arena’, Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Toruń, Pologne
‘Procession’, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux
‘Holger’s Choice – Acquisitions 2000–2014’, Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Danemark
‘A Thousand Doors’, Gennadius Library, Athènes, Grèce (en collaboration avec la Galerie Whitechapel, Londres, Royaume-Uni)
‘Mafai-Kounellis - The Freedom of The Artist’, Museo Carlo Bilotti, Rome, Italie
‘Nichts ist Kunst’, Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz, Autriche

2013
Théâtre du Monde, Maison Rouge - Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris
When Attitudes Become Form Bern 1969/Venice 2013, Prada Foundation, Ca’ Corner
della Regina, Venice (curated by Germano Celant)
Fragile?, Le Stanze del Vetro, Fondazione Cini, Venice (curated by Mario Codognato)

2012
Schönheit und vergänglichkeit, sammlung essl, Klosterneuburg, Austria
‘Asche und Gold: Eine Weltenreise’, MARTa Herford, Herford, Allemagne
‘Art and Press: Kunst’. Wahrheit. Wirklichkeit, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Allemagne
‘Lux Perpetua’, Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris
‘Beaufort04’, Triennale d’Art Contemporain sur mer, De Panne, Koksijde-Oostduinkerke, Nieuwpoort, Middelkerke-Westende, Ostenda, Bredene, De Haan-Wenduine, Blankenberge, Zeebrugge, Belgique
‘Arte Povera in città’, GAMeC Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italie
‘Arte torna Arte’, Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence, Italie

2011
3rd thessaloniki biennale of contemporary art, State Museum of Contemporary art,
Thessaloniki, Greece
The last grand tour, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece
Zettels traum, von der heydt museum, Wuppertal, Germany
Che fare? arte povera. die historischen jahre, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria
Islands never found, Musée d´art moderne, Saint-Etienne, France

2010
St. Moritz art masters 2010, kult oder kunst, St. Moritz art masters, Switzerland
Islands never found, state museum of contemporary art - Thessaloniki, Greece
Che fare? arte povera - the historic years, kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Forms of contingency: New York and Turin, 1960s-1970s, Philadelphia museum of art, Philadelphia, USA
All art has been contemporary, Kunsthalle Hamburg, ,Hamburg, Germany
Gipfeltreffen der moderne - das kunstmuseum winterthur, museum der moderne
Salzburg, Austria
Pressart. die sammlung annette und peter nobel, kunstmuseum St. gallen, Switzerland

2009
1968. die große unschuld, kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany
Gegen den strich. 15 jahre sammlung des kunstmuseums wolfsburg, kunstmuseum
wolfsburg, Germany
installation in the church ss.apostoli, Roma, Italy

2006
Where are we going? opere scelte dalla collezione Francois Pinault, Palazzo Grassi,
Venice, Italy
Corrispondenze. dal presente al pasato, centro per l’arte contemporanea luigi pecci,
Prato, Italy

2005
Intuitive reflection, art forum ute barth, Zurich, Switzerland
Austrian contemporary art and postwar painting, Museo de art contemporaneo de
Monterrey marco, Monterrey, Mexico

2004
Samuelis baumgarte galerie, Bielefeld, Germany
Galerie delaive, amsterdam, Netherlands
Baukunst galerie, Cologne, Germany

2003
Special proofs: 1963-1989, timothy yarger fine art, Beverly Hills, CA
Museum of modern art, Tokyo, Japan
Iwaki city art, Fukushima, Japan
Oita art museum, Oita, Japan
Galerie iris wazzau, Davos, Switzerland

2002
Galerie Andreas Baumgarti, Munich, Germany
Lovers fine arts, Gstaad, Switzerland
Museum of modern art, Toyama, Japan
Kawamura memorial museum, Chiba, Japan Museum of art, Eime, Japan
University of Michigan museum of art, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

2000
Lawrence Rubin, greenberg, van doren fine art, New York, NY, USA
Galerie Delaive, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Richard Gray gallery, New York, NY and Chicago, IL
Idemitsu museum of arts, Tokyo and Osaka, Japan

1999
Leslie Sacks fine art, Los Angeles, CA ; Robert Green fine arts, Mill Valley, CA
Gallery Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark; ikon ltd., Los angeles, CA
Manny silverman gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Pascal Retelet, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
Galerie jean Fournier, Paris, France
Baukunst galerie, Cologne, Germany
Pace editions, New York,NY
Galerie loeper, Hamburg, Germany

1998
Dorothy Blau Gallery, Bal Harbour, FL
Thomas segal gallery,baltimore, MD
Aca galerie, Munich, Germany
Gallery Guy Pieters, Knokke, Belgium
Bobbie Greenfield gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam, the netherlands
Galleria d’arte il gabbiano, Rome, Italy

1997
André Emmerich gallery, New York, NY
Manny Silverman gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Museo d’arte, Mendrisio, Switzerland
Richard Gray gallery, Chicago, IL
Gallery delaive, Amsterdam, the netherlands
Galerie Pascal Retelet, Saint-Paul-de-Vence,France

1996
Smith-Andersen gallery, Palo Alto, CA
Sogetsu art museum,Tokyo, Japan
Galerie Delaive, Amsterdam, the netherlands;
Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Gallery guy pieters, Knokke, Belgique
Galerie michael haas, berlin, germany; galerie proarta, Zurich, Switzerland

1995
André Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY
Manny Silverman gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Grunwald/ucla/armand hammer museum, Los Angeles, CA
Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Les années parisiennes 1950-1961 at the galerie national du jeu de paume, Paris, France

1994
Long fine arts, New York, NY
Galerie Delaive, Amsterdam, the netherlands
Bobbie Greenfield gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France
Galerie proarta, Zurich, Switzerland
Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY
Nantenshi gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL

1993
Galerie Pudelko, Bonn, Switzerland
Bobbie Greenfield fine art, Los Angeles, CA
Michele Cohen gallery, New York, NY
Ochi gallery, Ketchum, Idaho
Manny silverman gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie iris wazzau, Davos, Switzerland

1992
Galerie Daniel Papierski, Paris, France
Museum Van der Togt, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Kukje Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

1991
Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France
James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Angles gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Associated american artists, New York, NY
Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Centre régional d’art contemporain Midi-Pyrenées, France

1990
Associated american artists, New York, NY
Gallery Delaive, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Heland Wetterling gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Ogawa art foundation, Tokyo, Japan; Ochi
Gallery, Ketchum
Talbot Rice gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Andre Emmerich gallery, New York, NY
Smith-Andersen gallery, Palo Alto, CA

1989
André Emmerich gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France
Bernard Jacobson gallery, London, UK
Sun Valley center gallery, ID
Linda Farris gallery, Seattle, WA
Cantor/Lemberg gallery, BIrmingham, MI
Knoedler gallery, London, UK

1988
Andre Emmerich gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Jean Fournier, paris, France
Nantenshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Smith-andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, MO

1987
Knoedler Gallery, London, UK
Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY
Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
Heland Thorden wetterling galleries, Stockholm, Sweden
G. Dalsheimer Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Galeria Eude, Barcelona, Spain
Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Pudelko, Bonn, Germany
Lever/Meyerson galleries, New York, NY

1986
Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France
Nantenshi Gallery, Toyko, Japan
Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
La mairie de paris, Paris, France

1985
National Gallery of art, Washington, DC
Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, Switzerland
Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France
Nantenshi Gallery, Toyko, Japan
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL
Smith-Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
Hokin Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL

1984
André Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY
Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
Brooke Alexander, inc., New York, NY
Cantor/Lemberg Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Robert Elkon Gallery, New York, NY
Thomas Babeor Gallery, la jolla, CA
Knoedler Gallery, London, UK
Gemini g.e.l., Los Angeles, CA
Steven Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1983
Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, Switzerland
Smith-Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
Foundation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence, France
Studio marconi, Milan, Italy
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France
Art Attack Gallery, Boise, ID
John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Nantenshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1982
Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY
Nantenshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL

1981
Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY
Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Ruth Schaffner Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
Faith and Charity in hope Gallery, Hope, ID

1980
Riko Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Smith-Andersen Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
Abbaye de Senanque, Gordes, France; Los Angeles county museum of art, Los Angeles, CA

1979
Retrospective of works on paper at the institute of contemporary art, Boston, –
traveled to taiwan, hong-kong, manila, korea and japan under the us international communications agency
Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris, France
Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY
Brooke Alexander, inc., New York, NY
Art in progress at israel museum, Jerusalem
Gallery of the cultural center of the Phillippines, Taipei, Taiwan