Jaume Plensa


2 December 2017 - 15 April 2018
Jaume Plensa
Talking continents
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, USA


Born in 1955 in Barcelona (Spain). Lives and works in Barcelona.

From 1980 with his first exhibition in Barcelona until today, he has lived and worked in Berlin, Brussels,England, France, USA, and he currently shares his residence between Paris and Barcelona.He has been a teacher at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris and has also been a lecturer at many universities and art institutions. He collaborates as professor invited at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Since 1992 he has obtained various distinctions and awards, both national and international, notably his investiture as a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture (1993), the National Award for Plastic Arts – National Culture Awards of the Government of Catalonia 1997 (Barcelona), Honorary Doctorate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, USA, 2005) and, most recently, in 2012 the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas from Spain.
His sculptural work has gone through several stages developed largely with recuperation materials, iron,bronze, cooper, … In 1986, he started a series of cast iron sculptures, then he incorporated light and relief written text. Recently his melting materials have been synthetic resin, glass, alabaster, plastic, light,concrete, video and sound. 
He also has a large production of works on paper and etchings. Beside his sculptural oeuvre he is collaborating on stage design and costumes for opera and theatre productions.



Abbaye de Fontfroide, Narbonne - FRANCE
Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Saint-Etienne métropole - FRANCE
Lelong Editions, Paris - FRANCE
Harvard Business School, Boston - USA
Galerie Lelong, New-York - USA
Max Ernst Museum, Brühl - ALLEMAGNE
Toledo Museum of Art , Ohio - USA
Pilane Heritage Museum, Klövedal - SUEDE
Palau de la musica, Barcelone - ESPAGNE
Tampa Museum of Art, Orlando - USA
Galerie Lelong, Paris - FRANCE
Museo Casa de la Moneda, Madrid - SPAIN
Millennium Park, Chicago, USA
Eglise San Giorgio Maggiore, Venise- ITALIE
Museé d'Art Moderne de Céret - FRANCE
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville - USA
Château du Rœulx, Mons -BELGIQUE
The First Centre for the Visual Arts, Nashville - USA
Galerie Andersson Sandström, Stockholm- SUEDE
Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina - USA
Gaskessel - Schaezlerpalais - Glaspallast, Augsburg - ALLEMAGNE
Cragg Foundation,Wuppertal - ALLEMAGNE
Calcografi­a Nacional, Madrid - Espagne
Villa Wessel, Iserlohn - GERMANY
Galerie Lelong, New-York - USA
Setouchi Triennale 2013, Ogijima - JAPON
Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti, Venice - ITALY
Ville de Bordeaux - FRANCE
Galerie Lelong, Paris - FRANCE
Albright-Knox gallery, Buffalo, New York-USA
Mondern Kunst Im Dom, Bamberg - ALLEMAGNE
Emma, Espoo Museum - FINLAND
Place Vendome, Paris - FRANCE
Musée de Gravelines - FRANCE
Abbaye des Dunes - BELGIQUE
Galerie Lelong, Paris - FRANCE
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield - ROYAUME UNI
Madison Square Park, New York - USA
Galerie Lelong, New-York - USA
Galerie Lelong, Paris - FRANCE
Nasher sculpture center, Dallas - USA
El centro cultural El Tanque, Tenerife - ESPAGNE
Musée Picasso, Antibes - FRANCE
Galerie Lelong, New York - ETATS UNIS
Diehl+Gallery One, Moscou - RUSSIE
Galerie Lelong, Paris - FRANCE
Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art contemporain, Nice - FRANCE
IVAM, Valencia - ESPAGNE
Centro Cultural de Lectores, Barcelona - ESPAGNE
Schloss, Celle - ALLEMAGNE
Bastion St Jaume, Musée Picasso, Antibes - FRANCE
Museu d'Art Modern de Palma, Mallorca - ESPAGNE
Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image Imprimée, la Louvière - Belgique
Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Malaga - ESPAGNE
Centro de Arte Contemporaneo, Malaga - ESPAGNE
Kunsthalle, Mannheim - ALLEMAGNE
Fundacion ICO, Madrid - ESPAGNE
Sculptures, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans - ETATS UNIS
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City - ETATS UNIS
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans - ETATS UNIS
Fine Arts Center, Massachusetts - ETATS UNIS
The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago - ETATS UNIS
Palazzo Delle Papesse, Siena - ITALIE
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid - ESPAGNE
Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris - FRANCE
Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelone - ESPAGNE
Musée d'Art Contemporain, Lyon - FRANCE