Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley (b. 1950, London, UK) lives and works in London. Studied at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK; Saint Martin’s School of Art; and Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. In his widely acclaimed sculptures, installations, and public artworks, Gormley explores the relation of the human body to space and moments in time. Through a critical engagement with both his own body and those of others, he confronts fundamental questions of where human beings stand in relation to nature and the cosmos. Gormley continually tries to identify the space of art as a place of becoming in which new behaviours, thoughts and feelings can arise. Awards include the Turner Prize (1994); The South Bank Prize for Visual Arts (1999); The Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture (2007); Obayashi Prize (2012); Praemium Imperiale (2013); and New Year Honours Knighthood for services to the arts (2014). He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects; an Honorary Doctor of the University of Cambridge; and a Fellow of Trinity and Jesus Colleges, Cambridge. Gormley has been a Royal Academician since 2003. Select solo exhibitions and projects include Living Room, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, BE (2017); Fit, White Cube Bermondsey, London, UK (2016); Object, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK (2016); Cast, The Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK (2016); Construct, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, US (2016); Elemental, The Atkinson, Southport, UK (2015); Space Out, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Salzburg Halle, AT (2015); Space Stations, Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle, UK (2015); Land, various sites across various sites, Landmark Trust, UK (2015); Sculpture 21st: Antony Gormley, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, DE (2014); and Drawing, Allmeinde Commongrounds, Lech am Arlberg, AT (2014). Select group exhibitions include New Beginnings, Alan Cristea Gallery, London, UK (2017); Sculpture as Object, Tate Britain London, UK (2016); From Rodin to Bourgeois, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Haag, NL (2016); La Reve, Musee Cantini, Marsaille, FR (2016); Found, the Foundling Museum, London, UK (2016); Out There: Post-War Public Art, Somerset House, London, UK (2016); Approaches to Paper, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin IR (2015); Self: image & Identity, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK (2016); and Contemporary Drawings, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK (2016). His work is held in public collections internationally including National Gallery of Victoria, AU; Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, AT; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, DK; Centre Georges Pompidou, FR; Arts Council of England; Tate, London; and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK.

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