Antony Gormley Antony Gormley

Antony Gormley

British
b. 1950
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Overview

'Sculpture's central purpose in confronting the materiality of the body with another materiality is to engage the imagination, to make links with all that lies beyond the palpable and the observable, deep in space or deep in the unconscious mind.'

Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His work has developed the potential opened up by sculpture since the 1960s through a critical engagement with both his own body and those of others in a way that 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.

Gormley’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK and internationally with exhibitions at venues including the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2019); Delos, Greece (2019); Uffizi Gallery, Florence (2019); Philadelphia Museum of Art (2019); Long Museum, Shanghai (2017); Forte di Belvedere, Florence (2015); Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland (2014); Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília (2012); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2012); The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2010); Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (1993); and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (1989). Permanent public works include the Angel of the North (Gateshead, UK); Another Place (Crosby Beach, UK); Inside Australia (Lake Ballard, Western Australia); Exposure (Lelystad, Netherlands); and Chord (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA).

Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His work has developed the potential opened up by sculpture since the 1960s through a critical engagement with both his own body and those of others in a way that 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.

Gormley’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK and internationally with exhibitions at venues including the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2019); Delos, Greece (2019); Uffizi Gallery, Florence (2019); Philadelphia Museum of Art (2019); Long Museum, Shanghai (2017); Forte di Belvedere, Florence (2015); Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland (2014); Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília (2012); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2012); The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2010); Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (1993); and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (1989). Permanent public works include the Angel of the North (Gateshead, UK); Another Place (Crosby Beach, UK); Inside Australia (Lake Ballard, Western Australia); Exposure (Lelystad, Netherlands); and Chord (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA).

Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999, the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture in 2007, the Obayashi Prize in 2012 and the Praemium Imperiale in 2013. He was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in 1997 and was knighted in the New Year's Honours list in 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.

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Antony Gormley In Habit

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In Habit
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Artist's Eye Antony Gormley

Artist's Eye

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Antony Gormley Second Body

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Second Body
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Antony Gormley METER

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METER
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Antony Gormley for the time being

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for the time being
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Group Exhibition 30 JAHRE / 30 YEARS

Group Exhibition

30 JAHRE / 30 YEARS

Exhibitions

Publications

Antony Gormley In Habit
Antony Gormley In Habit
Antony Gormley In Habit

Antony Gormley
In Habit

2020

Publications

Antony Gormley In Habit

Antony Gormley

In Habit
2020
Antony Gormley: In Habit
€ 40.00
Antony Gormley Earth Body

Antony Gormley

Earth Body
2018
Antony Gormley: Earth Body
€ 50.00
Antony Gormley Second Body

Antony Gormley

Second Body
2015
Antony Gormley: Second Body
€ 40.00
Antony Gormley METER

Antony Gormley

METER
2013
Antony Gormley: METER
€ 40.00
Antony Gormley Ataxia II

Antony Gormley

Ataxia II
2009
Antony Gormley: Ataxia II
€ 25.00
Antony Gormley Between You And Me

Antony Gormley

Between You And Me
2008
Antony Gormley: Between You And Me
€ 0.00
Antony Gormley Breathing Room

Antony Gormley

Breathing Room
2006
Antony Gormley: Breathing Room
€ 20.00
Antony Gormley Standing Matter

Antony Gormley

Standing Matter
2003
Antony Gormley: Standing Matter
€ 40.00
Antony Gormley Quantum Clouds and Other Works

Antony Gormley

Quantum Clouds and Other Works
2000
Antony Gormley: Quantum Clouds and Other Works
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