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 Magdalena Abakanowicz  (1930 - )

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Lived/Active: Poland      Known for: figurative and abstract public sculpture, teaching

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Born 1930 in Falenty, Poland.  Lives and works in Warsaw.
1950 - 1954 Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
1960 - 1969 Experimented with new weaving technique; created monumental three-dimensional forms called Abakans
1970 - 1979 Alterations: figurative and non-figurative sculptures made out of burlap
1985 Spaces to contemplate, spaces to experience, permanent outdoor installations
1990 - 1991 Arboreal Architecture, Paris
2002 Unrecognized, permanent display in the Citadel Park in Poznan
2003 - 2004 Coexistence, cycle of human figures with metaphoric animal faces at Princeton University
1965 - 1990 Professorship at the Academy in Posen

Awards and Honors
1965 The Grand Prix at the São Paulo Biennale
1974 Honorary Doctorate of the Royal College of Art, London
1992 Honorary Doctorate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
1993 Award for Distinction in Sculpture, granted by Sculpture Center, New York
1998 Honorary Doctorate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland
2000 Honorary Doctorate of the Pratt Institute, New York
2001 Honorary Doctorate of the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston
2002 Honorary Doctorate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland
2004 Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Paris

Solo Exhibitions
2004 Biel, Centre PasquArt, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Abakan - Situation variable 1971
2003 Dusseldorf, Galerie Beck & Eggeling, Magdalena Abakanowicz
1991 - 1992 Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, The Crowd
1988 Seoul, Olympic Park, Sculptures
1981 Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Group Exhibitions

2003 Warsaw, Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Kunst Schloss Ujazdowski, Von Picasso bis Warhol Luzern, Kunstmuseum, me & more Künzelsau, Museum Würth, Drei Bildhauerpositionen und ein Maler Schwäbisch Hall, Kunsthalle Würth, Von Riemenschneider bis Rabinowitch

1980 Venice, Biennale, Polish Pavilion

1965 São Paulo, Biennale

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