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Magdalena Abakanowicz

b. 1930 A Polish sculptor, author of spatial compositions based on a textile - abakans. A Professor at Poznan Academy of Fine Arts (at present: University of Arts in Poznań), a member of the Program Council of the National Creativity Centre Foundation. Decorated with the Commander`s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta (1998), the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (2000), the Commander`s Cross of the Order of Arts and Letters of France (2004), the Gold Medal for Merit to Culture Gloria Artis (2005), the Great Cross of Merit with Star of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2010). Awarded with the Gold Medal at the 7th Biennale in Sao Paulo (1965). Artist`s monumental sculpture cycles are presented in a public spaces of numerous cities worldwide i.a. Chicago, Jerusalem, Seoul.

Works in collections: National Museums in Warsaw, Wrocław, Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, CSW Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, National Gallery of Art in Washington, Sezon Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

Selected exhibitions: Tapestry Biennial in Lausanne (1962, 1976, 1985); Biennale in Sao Paulo (1965); Venice Biennale (1968, 1980, 1995, 1997); Museum of Modern Art, New York (1969); Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź (1974); retrospective exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1982/4); Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (1997); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1999); CSW Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2003); Marlborough Gallery, New York (2005).


sisal, horsehair, wool | 140 x 200 cm

own technique | 145 x 180 cm

Chinese ink, charcoal, cardboard | 102.2 x 73.3 cm 

Chinese ink, charcoal, cardboard | 102.2 x 73.3 cm 

Chinese ink, charcoal, cardboard | 102.2 x 73.3 cm 

linnen, sisal | 200 x 130 cm 

patinated steel, painted metal | 201 x 162 x 201 cm 

own technique, metal | 20 x 20 x 80 cm
bronze, cast | h. 2 x 100 cm; 3 x 140 cm; 2 x 180 cm
concrete, resin, sack canvas | 200 x 67 x 95 cm; 216 x 73 x 110 cm; 220 x 75 x 115 cm; 200 x 66 x 94 cm
bronze, cast | 200 x 106 x 25 cm

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