Louise Bourgeois

Biography

Louise Bourgeois was born in Paris December 25, 1911 and died in New York May 31, 2010.
 
Although she lived in New York from 1938 until her death, much of her inspiration was derived from her early childhood in France. The family's prosperous business was the restoration and resale of seventeenth and eighteenth-century tapestries. She often spoke of her early, emotionally conflicted familly life; her pratical and affectionate mother, who was an invalid and her father's domineering disposition, as well as his marital infidelities.

Using the body as a primary form, Bourgeois explored the full range of the human condition. From poetic drawings to room size installations she was able to give her fears a physical form in order to exorcise them. Memories, love and abandonment are the core of her complex body of work.

Exhibitions

2018
SFMoMA, San Francisco - USA
Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin - ALLEMAGNE
Lelong Editions, Paris
Tel Aviv Museum of Art - ISRAEL
MoMa, New York - USA
2017
Tate Modern, London - UK
Louisian Museum of Art, Humlebaek - DANEMARK
2016
Guggenheim Museo Bilbao - SPAIN
NGA, National Gallery of Art, Washington - USA
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscou, RUSSIE
2015
Akabank Sanat, Istanbul - TURQUIE
Museo Picasso Málaga - ESPAGNE
Haus der Kunst, Munich - ALLEMAGNE
Moderna Museet, Stockholm - SUEDE
Galerie Lelong, Paris - FRANCE
2012
Fondation Beyeler - Bale, SUISSE
2011
Galerie Lelong, Paris - FRANCE
Maison de Balzac, Paris - FRANCE
2009
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington - USA
2008
Guggenheim Museum, New York - ETATS UNIS
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris - FRANCE
2001
L'ermitage, Saint-Pétersbourg - RUSSIE
1999
Musée de la Reina Sofia, Madrid - ESPAGNE
1998
CAPC de Bordeaux - FRANCE
1995
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris - FRANCE
1990
Musée d'Art contemporain de Lyon - FRANCE
1989
Galerie Lelong, Paris - FRANCE
1985
Galerie Maeght-Lelong, Paris - FRANCE