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El Anatsui 1944, GH

Rank (2014): 838 +

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  • Public exhibitions (Selection) 117

    Ongoing solo exhibitions 1

    until 13 Dec 2014
    El Anatsui - Metas - Mnuchin Gallery, New York City, NY

    Ongoing group exhibitions 1

    until 04 Jan 2015
    A Tribute To Anita Reiner - The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

    Solo shows 39

    2014
    El Anatsui - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY
    El Anatsui - Theory of Se - Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp
    Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui - Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL
    El Anatsui: Playing with Chance - Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA,Lagos), Lagos
    El Anatsui: New Worlds - Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA
    2013
    Gravity and Grace - Monumental Works by El Anatsui - Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
    Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui - Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City, NY
    El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa - UMMA - The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
    2012
    Pot Of Wisdom - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY
    They Finally Broke The Pot Of Wisdom - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY
    El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa - Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
    Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui - Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
    El Anatsui - Stitch in Time - Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp
    El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa - North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
    2011
    El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa - Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
    A Fateful Journey: Africa in the Works of El Anatsui - Museum of Modern Art Saitama, Saitama
    El Anatsui - The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA
    A Fateful Journey: Africa in the Works of El Anatsui - Tsuruoka Art Forum, Tsuruoka City
    El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa - Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
    A Fateful Journey : Africa in the Works of El Anatsui - The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama, Hayama
    2010
    A Fateful Journey: Africa in the Works of El Anatsui - National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
    El Anatsui - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY
    El Anatsui - Gli (Wall) - Rice Gallery, Houston, TX
    2009
    El Anatsui - Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, MO
    El Anatsui: Process and Project - BRIC Rotunda Gallery, New York City, NY
    2008
    El Anatsui - Earth Growing Roots - San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
    El Anatsui: Gawu - National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
    El Anatsui - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY
    2007
    El Anatsui: Gawu - UAMA - The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
    El Anatsui: Gawu - Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
    El Anatsui - Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH
    2006
    El Anatsui - Asi - David Krut Projects - New York, New York City, NY
    2005
    Danudo - Recent Sculptures of El Anatsui - Skoto Gallery, New York City, NY
    El Anatsui - GAWU - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
    2004
    El Anatsui: Gawu - Gallery Oldham, Oldham, Greater Manchester
    El Anatsui: Gawu - The Model, Sligo
    2003
    El Anatsui - Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales
    2002
    El Anatsui - October Gallery, London
    1998
    El Anatsui - A Scultped History of Africa - October Gallery, London

    Group shows 78

    2014
    Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa - Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
    2013
    Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa - National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
    2012
    1era. Bienal de Montevideo 2012 - El Gran Sur (The Great South) - Bienal de Montevideo, Montevideo
    18th Biennale of Sydney - Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
    We Face Forward: Art from West Africa Today - Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
    Masters Of The Transvangarde - October Gallery, London
    La Triennale 2012 - Intense Proximity - La Triennale, Paris
    Contemporary - Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
    Détournements - Keitelman Gallery, Brussels
    Environment and Object - Recent African Art - Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT
    20th Anniversary Exhibition - Skoto Gallery, New York City, NY
    2011
    Environment and Object - Recent African Art - VCUarts Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
    The World Belongs to You - Palazzo Grassi - Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice
    ARS 11 - Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
    As It Is! Africa Applauded - The Mojo Gallery, Dubai
    The Missing Peace - San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
    Environment and Object Recent African Art - The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
    2010
    Transparency - Art for Renewable Energy - Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina - MADRE, Naples
    Refraction: Contemporary Art from the Harn Museum Collection - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
    Textiles - Fondation Jean Paul Blachere, Apt
    Who Knows Tomorrow - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
    Who knows Tomorrow - Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
    Visionaries: Contemporary Art from Santa Barbara’s Private Collections - Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB), Santa Barbara, CA
    Living with art: collecting contemporary in metro New York - Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
    A Collective Diary. An African Contemporary Journey - Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya
    2009
    Transvangarde: Leading Contemporary Artists - October Gallery, London
    Embrace! - Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
    The Missing Peace - Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
    3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art - Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Moscow
    Art, Media and Material Witness: Contemporary Art from the Harn Museum Collection - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
    Visiones de Confin - IVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia
    Chance Encounters - Seven Contemporary Artists from Africa - Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA,Lagos), Lagos
    The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Fundacion Canal, Madrid
    2008
    Bizarre Perfection - The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
    Prospect.1 New Orleans - Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
    Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary - Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, NY
    El juego africano de lo contemporaneo - MACUF Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Union Fenosa, A Coruña
    sonsbeek 2008: grandeur - Sonsbeek International Sculpture Exhibition, Arnhem
    chance encounters - Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
    World Histories - Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
    Angaza Afrika - African Art Now - October Gallery, London
    Spring Show 2008 - October Gallery, London
    October Gallery Winter Show 2008 - October Gallery, London
    2007
    The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
    Tapping Currents: Contemporary African Art and the Diaspora - The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
    Vision/Revision: Contemporary Art from the Harn Collection - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
    BoysCraft - Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
    The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Emory Visual Arts Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    Un Fair/trade - Die Kunst der Gerechtigkeit - Neue Galerie Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz
    Africa Remix - Contemporary art of a continent - Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), Johannesburg
    52nd International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
    ARTEMPO - Where Times Becomes Art - Palazzo Fortuny, Venice
    8th Sharjah Biennial - Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah
    TRANS CAPE - contemporary African art on the move - Trans Cape Africa, Cape Town
    The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - The Rubin Museum of Art (RMA), New York City, NY
    Contemporary African Art from the Collection of William Jones - Aljira - Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
    El Anatsui / Romuald Hazoumé / Owusu-Ankomah - FROM COURAGE TO FREEDOM - October Gallery, London
    Uncomfortable Truths-the shadow of slave trading on contemporary art & design - Victoria & Albert Museum - V&A, London
    2006
    Altered, Stitched & Gathered - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
    Trienal de Luanda 2007 - Trienal de Luanda, Luanda
    The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Chicago, IL
    Africa Remix - Moderna Museet, Stockholm
    -poiesis - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY
    Body of Evidence (Selections from the Contemporary African Art Collection) - National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
    The Missing Peace - Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
    Africa Remix - Contemporary Art of a Continent - Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
    7ème Biennale de l´Art Africain contemporain - Dak'Art Biennale de l’art africain contemporain, Dakar
    2005
    In the making: materials and process - Stevenson, Cape Town
    African Remix - l'art contemporain d'un continent - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
    Africa Remix – Contemporary Art of a Continent - Hayward Gallery, London
    2004
    5th Gwangju Biennal 2004 - A Grain of Dust A Drop of Water - Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
    Afrika Remix - Zeitgenössische Kunst eines Kontinents - Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf
    2003
    Selected Works - Skoto Gallery, New York City, NY
    1999
    Les Champs de la Sculpture 2000 - Les Champs de la Sculpture, Paris
    1998
    The Poetics of Line - Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group, Nigeria - National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
    1996
    Transvangarde - Cutting-edge Work from Africa, Asia, The Americas and Europe - October Gallery, London
    Transforms - October Gallery, London
    1990
    XLIV. Esposizione Biennale Internazionale d'Arte della Città di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice

    Dealer Directory 7

    Belgium
    Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp
    India
    Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
    Nigeria
    Pendulum Art Gallery, Lagos
    South Africa
    David Krut Projects - Johannesburg, Johannesburg
    USA
    Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY
    Skoto Gallery, New York City, NY
    United Kingdom
    October Gallery, London

    Collections 17

    France
    Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
    Germany
    Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf
    Ghana
    Ghana National Art Museum, Accra
    Japan
    Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo
    Jordan
    Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman
    USA
    Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
    The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
    Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
    Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH
    University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
    Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
    MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
    The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
    National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC
    United Kingdom
    British Museum, London

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