Christian Boltanski

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Christian Boltanski

(b. 1944, Paris, France. Lives and works in Malakoff, France.)

Christian Boltanski has participated in Documenta V (1972), VI (1977), and VIII (1987) and the 54th Venice Biennale (2011). He has had major exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou Paris (1984); the museum of contemporary art in Chicago and Los Angeles (1988), and at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1990). Recent solo exhibition s have been shown at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Gemrany (2013), the Park Avenue Armory, New York (2010) and the Serpentine Gallery, London (2010). He has been the recipient of numerous distinguished awards, including the "Créateurs sans frontières" award for visual arts by Cultures France (ex AFAA) (2007); the Praemium Imperiale Award by the Japan Art Association (2007), the Kaiser Ring, Goslar (2001); and the Kunstpreis, given by Nord/LB, Braunschweig, Germany (2001). Most recently, Christian Boltanski was awarded the Generalitat Valenciana’s International Julio González Prize (2015).


Christian Boltanski: “Sombras”, La Lonja – Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Christian Boltanski : La salle des pendus, Mac’s (Grand Hornu), Belgium
Les Archives du Cœur, MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Christian Boltanski, Cricoteka, The Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor, Krakow, Poland
Boltanski – 19.924.458 +/-, SESC Pompeia, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Chance, Sydney Festival 2014, Sydney, Australia
Heart Beat Archive, Latvian National Museum of Art, Arsenals Exhibition Hall, Riga, Latvia
Almas, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile
Inventory of the Objects Belonging to a Young Man of Oxford, Modern Art Oxford, UK
Moved, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
Heartbeats, Nahum Gutman Art Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel
Christian Boltanski: Chance, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Christian Boltanski: Sans Fin, Fondazione VOLUME! Rome
Christian Boltanski, Signatures, Es Baluard, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Christian Boltanski: Chance, Venice Art Biennale, Venice, Italy
Christian Boltanski: No Man’s Land, Park Avenue Armory, New York
Christian Boltanski: Personnes, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Les Archives du Coeur (Heartbeat), Serpentine Gallery Summer Pavilion, London, UK
Personnes. Monumenta, Paris, France
Christian Boltanski: La vie possible," Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Switzerland
Christian Boltanski, Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden
Christian Boltanski, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Christian Boltanski, Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, Germany


Go –Betweens: Children who Cross the Borders, Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum, Japan
Pliure, Centre Cultural Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, France
All the World’s Futures, Arsenale, 56th Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
I’m Still Here, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall
Crime in Art, MOCAK Krakow, Poland
Go –Betweens: Children who Cross the Borders, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
On the Road/En el camino, curated by Gloria Moure, exhibition installed throughout historic buildings of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
The Collection of the IVAM XXV Anniversary, Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
The Disappearance of the Fireflies, Yvon Lambert Collection, Prison Sainte Anne, Avignon, France
The Hidden Picture – Collecting Art at ING, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Symétrique Exotique, Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France
The Last Laugh, Apexart, New York
Manchester International Festival MIF 2013, Manchester, United Kingdom
Tour de France/Florida: Contemporary Artists from France in Florida's Private Collections, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida
Collection / Porto: Museu Serralves, Domaine de Kerguéhennec – Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan, France
Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Silences : un choix d'oeuvres de Marin Karmitz, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Museu Colecçao Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
Archive Fever, International Center of Photography, New York, USA
Traces du Sacré, Centre Pompidou, Paris
The Shadow, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Christian Boltanski Exhibitions

30/40 Part I
30/40 Part I

A Selection of Forty Artists from Thirty Years at Marian Goodman Gallery
September 10 - October 13, 2007
New York

Christian Boltanski
Christian Boltanski

Prendre la Parole
September 3 - October 15, 2005

Christian Boltanski
Christian Boltanski

Coming and Going, Part II
March 21 - April 14, 2001
New York

Christian Boltanski
Christian Boltanski

Coming and Going, Part I
February 21 - March 10, 2001
New York

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