Leonor Antunes






And Berlin Will Always Need You - Berlin_Exhibition_©_Mathias_Voelzke
duplicate
55 ocatedros (55 octahedrons)
discrepancies with M.G
original is full of doubts
the surface of a room on which one stands
dwelling place

Born in 1972, Lisbon, Portugal.
Lives and work in Berlin and Lisbon.

Education

    1992/93

  • 1st year of the Staging course at Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. Lisboa. Portugal
  • 1993/98

  • Degree in Visual Arts/Sculpture, at the Fine Arts faculty of Universidade de Lisboa. Portugal

Awards

    2019

  • Zurich Art Prize

Individual Exhibitions

    2019

  • Zurich Art Prize 2019, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2018

  • the last days in Galliate, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy
  • Discrepancies with C.P., Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
  • a thousand realities from an original mark, Marian Goodman Gallery, London, England
  • 2017

  • the frisson of the togetherness, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England
  • Discrepancies with G.G, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Acrotonie, Air de Paris Gallery, Paris, France
  • 2016

  • If I can’t Dance, I don’t Want to be part of your Revolution, If I Can’t Dance, Amsterdam, Holland
  • Villa André Bloc, Meudon, France
  • a spiral staircase leads down to the garden, SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
  • 2015

  • I Stand Like a Mirror Before You, KIOSK, Ghent, Belgium
  • I Stand Like a Mirror Before You, New Museum, New York, USA
  • Salão Nobre do Teatro Nacional, Porto, Portugal
  • CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux, France
  • 2014

  • PAMM Pérez Art Museum, Miami, USA
  • 2013

  • the last days in chimalistac, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • a linha é tão fina que o olho apesar de aramado com uma lupa, imagina-a ao invés de vê-la, Kunsthalle, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Raumplan, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil
  • the space of the window, artist’s choice, collection of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
  • 2012

  • l’hazard et l’enemie de tous les metres, with ‘more publishers’ of Vleesaal, Middelsburg, Holland
  • l’hazard et l’enemie de tous les metres, solo project with ‘more publishers’, PaperView, Porto Maus Hábitos, Portugal
  • sculptures for travelling, Kunstverein Harburger Banhof, Hamburg, Germany
  • parallel bars, Air de Paris Gallery, Paris, France
  • assembled, moved, re-arranged and scrapped continuously, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
  • discepanices with T.P., ARCO Solo Projects, Madrid, Spain
  • discrepancies with M.G., Nilufar, Milan, Italy
  • 2011

  • villa, how use use, Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Germany
  • discrepancies with M.G., Museo El Eco, Mexico City
  • walk around there, look through here, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain
  • casa, modo de usar, Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal
  • floor, L40, Berlin, Germany
  • modern day (from the collection Joelle Roma), Studio Krimm, Berlin, Germany
  • 2008

  • original is full of doubts, Le Credac Centre d’art contemporain Ivry Sur Seine, Paris, France
  • 1763/2008, Isabella Bortolozzi Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • architectura, Galeria do Lago, Museu da República, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • villa A 7812, Chiado 8, Fidelidade Seguros, Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2007

  • dwelling place, Associazione Barriera, Turin, Italy
  • the space of the window, Air de Paris Gallery, Paris, France
  • uncertainty and delight in the unknown, Dicksmith Gallery, London, England
  • 2006

  • your private sky, Isabella Bortolozzi Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2005

  • duplicate, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
  • 2004

  • apotoméus, Casa da Cerca, Almada, Portugal
  • 2003

  • fichet, Culturgest, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Porto, Portugal
  • 2002

  • 20th Calçada da Estrela (front door), Galeria Lisboa 20, Lisbon, Portugal
  • ante-sala, Museum of Antique Art, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2000

  • home is where you are (public art installation), Norwich, England
  • 1998

  • circus rope, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • step by step, Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Karlsruhe, Germany

Collective Exhibitions

    2019

  • Black Box: Potlatch, Museu do Caramulo, Caramulo, Portugal
  • Interiorities, Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany
  • Mesa dos Sonhos, Museu Municipal de Matosinhos, Matosinhos, Portugal
  • A seam, a surface, a hinge or a knot, Portugal Pavillion at the 58th Venice Biennial, Italy
  • And Berlin Will Always Need You. Art, Craft and Concept Made in Berlin, Gropius Bau, Berlim, Germany
  • A metade do céu, curated by Pedro Cabrita Reis, Fundação Arpad Szenes – Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2018

  • The Pliable Plan / Rococo in Contemporary Art, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
  • Haus Wittgenstein, MAAT – Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia, Lisboa, Portugal
  • 2017

  • Potência e Adversidade – Art from Latin America in the Portuguese Collections, Museu de Lisboa / Pavilhão Branco e Pavilhão Preto, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Condemned to be Modern, LAMAG Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
  • Ways of the hand, Maisterravalbuena, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 57th Venice Biennial, Italy
  • 2016

  • CAPC Collection, Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
  • Ficciones y territorios: Arte para pensar la nueva razón del mundo, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain
  • Conversas: arte portuguesa recente na coleção de Serralves, Serralves Museum, Porto, Portugal
  • Leonor Antunes, Haris Epaminonda, Bethan Huws, Barbara Gross Gallery, Munich, Germany
  • Another Reality. After Lina Bo Bardi”, Stroom den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • sem saber quando virá o amanheçer, Galeria Silvia Cintra, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Introduction series – If I can’t Dance I don’t want to be part of your revolution”, Cygnus Gymnasium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Geographies of Dust and Air, Mary Mary Gallery, Glasgow, Scottland
  • from here to there, Kurimanzutto travels to Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, USA
  • Houses jn the CAM Collection, CAM Centro de Arte Moderna, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2015

  • Function Follows Vision, Vision Follow Reality, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • Slip of the Tongue, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy
  • 12th Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah Art Foundation, UEA
  • 2014

  • 8th Berlin Biennial, KW, Berlin, Germany
  • Behind the super square, Bronx Museum, New York, USA
  • Ökonomie der Aufmerksmkeit, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • Pier 54, High Line, New York, USA
  • 2013

  • Decorum, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
  • Topo Dendro Philia, Pillar Corrias Gallery, London, England
  • Textiles, Open Letter, Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany
  • Fellbach Triennial, Germany
  • Reading Danse, Le C.N.E.A.I., France
  • Conceptual Tendencies 1960s to Today II. Body, Space, Volume., Daymler Crysler, Berlin, Germany
  • After, Gallery JGM, Paris, France
  • Sentido de deriva – Obras da colecção da Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Culturgest, Porto, Portugal
  • 2012

  • Weights and Measures, Eleven Rivington Gallery, New York, USA
  • in situ, IAC Institut d’Art Contemporain Villeurbane, Rhône-Alpes, France
  • Livros de artista, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Man in the Holocene, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, USA
  • Das Gleiche nochmal anders – über die Unmöglichkeit der Wiederholung, Galerie A. Kaufmann, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011

  • a form is simply something which allows something else to be transported from one site to the other, Murray Guy Gallery, New York, USA
  • the language of less (then and now), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
  • next season, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
  • Pas De Rapport Morceaux Choisis, Galerie de L’Erg, Brussels, Belgium
  • Zona letal espaço vital, obras da colecção da CGD, Portugal
  • Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Elvas, Portugal
  • Provas de cor / trabalhos da coleção EDP, Museu da Imagem em Movimento, Leiria, Portugal
  • 2010

  • Alongside – Leonor Antunes and Amalia Pica, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
  • Art Feature with Carol Rama, Art Basel, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Basel, Switzerland
  • the sounds inside my mind, Nathalie Seroussi Gallery, Paris, France
  • Chambres a part 4, La reserve, Paris, France
  • Rehabilitation’, Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Belgium
  • Arte Y Investigation 09, Centro Cultural de Montehermoso, Victoria Gasteiz, Spain
  • Le Carrillon de Big Ben, Le Credac, Ivry Sur Seine, Paris, France
  • per form, Francesca Pia Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
  • CAPC or Life in the Grip of Art, CAPC, Bordeaux, France
  • Le Carillon de Big Ben, Galerie des Multiples, Paris, France
  • 2009

  • Drawing Sculpture, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
  • La importancia del Pez Cebra, Gallery Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain
  • La Recherche I, Galerie Air de Paris, Paris, France
  • The Actuality of the Idea, Gallery Stuart Shave Modern Art, London, England
  • Beaufort 03, Oostende/Knokke, Belgium
  • The Thing, Cultural Centre Mechelen, Belgium
  • Itenerários 07-08, Fundación Botín, Santander, Spain
  • 2008

  • Phoenix VS Babel, Fondation Paul Ricard, Paris, France
  • Transformational grammars, Galeria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy
  • Articulações, Fábrica da Cerveja, Faro, Portugal
  • 2007

  • Acquisitions récentes, Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
  • Minimalism and Applied, DaimlerChrysler, Haus Huth, Berlim, Germany
  • Oú? Scènes du Sud: Espagne, Italie, Portugal, Carré d’Art, Musee d’Art Contemporain, Nimes, France
  • 2006

  • Public – une retro perspective, Public, Paris, France
  • 1:1 Leonor Antunes e Didier Fiuza Faustino, Fundação Serralves at the Pavilhão de Portugal, Coimbra, Portugal
  • 51 Avenue de Iéna, Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France
  • 2005

  • Le principe de incertitude, Public, Paris, France
  • Seducidos por el acidente, Fundación Luis Seoane, La Coruña, Spain
  • Untitled, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
  • Ticket 9, Carlier Gebauer Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • Outras arquitecturas, outras alternativas, outros artistas, Galeria Carlos Carvalho, Lisbon, Portugal
  • EDP Prizes, Centro Cultural da Cidade de Tavira, Portugal
  • 2004

  • Europeen space, Sculpture Quadriennal, Riga’s City Museum, Riga, Latvia
  • 2003

  • Tabaqueira Art Prize, Casa dos Bicos, Lisbon, Portugal
  • a dois, Museu Francisco Tavares Proença Junior, Castelo Branco, Portugal
  • continuação 5, alguns fragmentos do universo, Centro Cultural Sines, Sines, Portugal
  • Bienal da Maia, Maia, Portugal
  • Colecção de Arte Contemporânea da Caixa Geral de Depósitos, MEIAC, Badajoz, Spain
  • Crussed objects, Experimenta Design, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Outras alternativas, Vigo Museum, Vigo, Spain
  • 2002

  • Arte Público, Museu de Arte contemporânea Serralves, Porto, Portugal
  • Culturgest Collection, Culturgest, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Lisbon, Portugal
  • interpress exibit A, Edifício Interpress, Lisbon, Portugal
  • See you at the Premiere-Fair, Kongresszentrum, Berlin, Germany
  • 2001

  • Disseminações, Culturgest, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Lisbon, Portugal
  • City Desk Prize, Centro Cultural de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal
  • União Latina Prize, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Squatters/Ocupações, Serralves Villa, Porto, Portugal
  • Introdução, Electricity Museum, EDP, Lisbon, Portugal
  • situation zero, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA
  • Lisboa Capital do Nada, public art in Marvila, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2000

  • Noah is going to London, Norwich Gallery, Norwich, England
  • Microart, Livrarias Assírio Liquida, Bulhosa e Livreiros, Barata, Bucholz, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Microart, Hannover, Germany
  • Olhar da Contemporaneidade, Art Attack project in Lisbon, Palácio Rosa, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Alquimías das Artes, São Francisco Monastery, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Southern Exposure, ZDB Gallery, San Francisco, USA
  • Plano XXI, Glasgow, Scottland
  • Contaminantes Comunicantes, 10 artistas + 10 arquitetos, Fine Arts National Society, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Depósito, Casa de Fernando Pessoa, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1999

  • Foot Notes, Museu de Cerâmica Caldas da Rainha, Art Attack, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
  • Wc Container, Porto, Portugal
  • WorkShop Suey II, Jardins Amadora, Portugal
  • Bienal da Maia, Maia, Portugal
  • 7 artistas ao 10º mês, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Os eléctricos que vão para Antuérpia (public space installation), Lisbon, Portugal

Public Collections

     

  • Associação Nacional de Farmácia, Lisbon, Portugal
  • CAM Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
  • CAPC, Musee d’art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France
  • Coppel, Mexico
  • Culturgest, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Daimler Collection, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Fiorucci Art Trust, London, England
  • FRAC Aquitaine, France
  • FRAC Marseille, France
  • FNAP Fonds National d’Arts Contemporains, France
  • Jumex Collection, Mexico
  • Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
  • Museo Reina Sofía Collection, Madrid, Spain
  • Perez Art Museum, Miami, USA
  • PLMJ Collection, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Serralves Collection, Porto, Portugal
  • SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
  • Tate Collection, England
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA

Bibliography

     

    Publications:

    2016

  • “the last days in chimalistac”, Kunsthalle Basel, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation & BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE
  • 2015

  • “I Stand Like a Mirror Before You”, New Museum, New York
  • 2012

  • Leonor Antunes, Emmanuelle Lequeux, Le Monde n°20978, Lundi 2 Juillet 2012, p.17
  • Sculptors discuss Sculpture,Jennifer Higgie, Frieze n°147, May 2012, p.204-216
  • Brooke Hodge, Seeing Things/Leonor Antunes, Tactile Minimalist, The New-York Times, April 26, 2012
  • 2011

  • Frederic Montornés,Restos de vida, Exit Express n°58, Avril/Mai 2011
  • Néo-modernes?, L’art Même n°50,Mars/Mai 2011, p.9
  • Quinn Latimer, Frieze, November/December 2011, p.151
  • 2010

  • 1785-87-90 – 2010, artist book. edition of 200
  • Carte blanche à Leonor Antunes, Mecca, n° 3, 2009
  • Leonor Antunes, Artist Project, Mousse, issue 26, November 2010
  • Doris von Drathen, Of “World Lines” and Other Forgotten Voices; Nuria Enguita Mayo, Perturbing
  • Vision: A Leonor Antunes Portfolio, Afterall, n° 24, summer 2010, pp. 89-106
  • Leonor Antunes, The spherical space of James Benning, May, n° 4, 06/2010, pp. 210-211
  • Roxana Azimi, Fusion des générations, Le Journal des Arts, n° 327, du 11juin au 24 juin 2010
  • Catherine Taft, Review, Artforum, May 2010, pp. 259-260
  • 2009

  • Clément Dirié, La tentation de l’architecture, Archistorm, n° 39, nov/déc. 2009, pp. 128-129
  • Interview conducted by Elein Fleiss, I arrived in Rio on march 5, 2008, Les Cahiers Purple n°1, p. 270-274
  • Dieter Roelstraete, A propos and around the work of Leonor Antunes, Les Cahiers Purple n°1, p122-124
  • Bénédicte Ramade, Re-moderne, 02, n° 49, printemps 2009, pp. 15-18
  • 2008

  • Oscar Faria, Duas exposicoes relevantes de artistas portugueses em Paris, ipsilon.publico.pt
  • Claire Moulène, Expos, Les Inrockuptibles, n° 680, 9 décembre 2008, p. 77
  • Manuela Synek, O observador no centro da obra, Umbigo, n° 24, mars 2008
  • dwelling place, catalog, edition of 500. edited by Associazione Barriera, Torino. Printed in Germany. Designed with Manuel Raeder, text by Aurelie Voltz
  • 2007

  • the space of the window, artist book, edition of 8+2AP. Printed in Maia, Portugal
  • 2006

  • Aurélie Voltz, Review, Flash Art, juin 2006
  • 2005

  • duplicate, artist book, edition of 1000. edited by Kunstlerhaus Bethanien and in Germany, Berlin. collaboration with Pedro Falcão. Texts by Doris von Drathen and Marianne Lanavere
  • 2004

  • apotoméus, edition of 700. edited by Casa da Cerca and printed in Lisbon, Portugal. Collaboration with Pedro Falcão. Texts by Ricardo Nicolau
  • 2002

  • ante-sala, artist book , edition of 500. edited by Fundação EDP and printed in Lisbon, Portugal. collaboration with Pedro Falcão
  • 2000

  • the city walker, artist book, edition of 350. printed in Norwich, United Kingdom

2013

  • vazios, intervalos e juntas. December 13 2019 — April 12 2020 São Paulo, BR
  • Interiorities. Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Leonor Antunes, Henrike Naumann, Adriana Varejão. Institucional, November 29 2019 — March 29 2020 Munich, DE
  • Leonor Antunes – Zurich Art Prize 2019. Institucional, October 31 2019 — January 12 2020 Zurich, CH
  • Resonating Spaces. Institucional, October 06 2019 — January 26 2020 Basel, CH
  • Project Room. Institucional, September 20 — October 24 2019 Rennes, FR
  • Black Box: Potlatch. June 29 — December 29 2019 Caramulo, PT
  • Mesa dos Sonhos. May 18 — September 15 2019 Matosinhos, PT
  • A seam, a surface, a hinge or a knot. May 11 — November 24 2019 Venice, IT
  • And Berlin Will Always Need You. Art, Craft and Concept Made in Berlin. March 22 — June 16 2019 Berlin, DE
  • The Flexible Plan / Rococo in Contemporary Art. September 23 2018 — January 06 2019 Leverkusen, DE
  • the last days in Galliate. September 14 2018 — January 13 2019 Milan, IT
  • 12a Gwangju Biennale 2018. September 07 — November 11 2018 Gwangju, KR
  • Discrepâncias com C.P.. June 08 — September 02 2018 Mexico City, MX
  • Potência e Adversidade – arte da América Latina nas coleções em Portugal. November 12 2017 — January 07 2018 Lisbon, PT
  • the frisson of the togetherness. October 03 2017 — April 08 2018 London, GB
  • Condemned to be Modern. September 10 2017 — January 28 2018 Los Angeles, US
  • Discrepancies with G.G. June 01 — September 24 2017 Stockholm, SE
  • 57a Bienal de Veneza. May 13 — November 26 2017 Venice, IT
  • Acrotonie. February 04 — March 25 2017 Paris, FR
  • If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution. November 24 — December 11 2016 Amsterdam, NL
  • If I can’t Dance, I don’t Want to be part of your Revolution. November 24 — December 11 2016 Amsterdam, NL
  • New Works. May 14 — October 02 2016 San Francisco, US
  • Another Reality. After Lina Bo Bardi. April 23 — July 03 2016 The Hague, NL
  • The Pliable Plane. November 27 2015 — April 17 2016 Bordeaux, FR
  • I Stand Like a Mirror Before You. September 19 — November 15 2015 Gent, BE
  • I Stand Like a Mirror Before You. June 24 — September 06 2015 New York, US
  • Artigas. June 13 — July 12 2015 Oporto, PT
  • Presque rien. June 05 — July 31 2015 Paris, FR
  • Function Follows Vision, Vision Follow Reality. May 27 — August 23 2015 Vienna, AT
  • Slip of the Tongue. April 12 — December 31 2015 Venice, IT
  • Bienal de Sharjah 12: O passado, o presente, o possível. March 05 — June 05 2015 Sharjah, AE
  • A secluded and pleasant land. in this land I wish to dwell. Notícia, August 21 2014 — January 18 2015 Miami, US
  • 8th Berlin Biennale. Notícia, May 29 — August 03 2014 Berlin, DE
  • Beyond the Supersquare. Notícia, May 01 2014 — January 11 2015 New York, US
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