Biographie / Biography

1955
Geboren in Prag, Tschechoslowakei (heute Tschechische Republik)

Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic)

Lebt und arbeitet in Montreal, Kanada und in Barcelona, Spanien

Lives and works in Montreal, Canada, and Barcelona, Spain

Nationaltät: Kanadisch

Nationality: Canadian
1973-1974
Vancouver School of Art, Vancouver, Canada
1974-1975
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
1977
Université Concordia University, Montréal (B.F.A.), Canada
1980-1982
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Preise und Auszeichnungen / Awards and Distinctions

2012
Governor General Arts Award, Canada,
2000
Prix National Jean A. Chalmers d‘arts visuels, Arts Council of Ontario, Toronto, Cananda
1996
Prix Ozias-Leduc, Fondation Émile-Nelligan, Montréal, Cananda
1994
Prix Lynch-Stauton, Conseil des Arts du Canada, Ottawa, Canada
1993
Prix Guichard, Muséé des Saint-Étienne, Saint-Étienne, France
1991
Prix John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, USA,

Einzelausstellungen (Auswahl) / Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016
Jana Sterbak: LIFE-SIZE, Galerie im Taxispalast, Innsbruck, Austria

Identity, Galerie Barbara Gross, Munich, Germany
2014
A Presence, Museu de Monsterrat, Monsterrat, Spain
2013
Human condition: the limits of our freedom, Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy
2012
Back Home, Galerie Laroche/Joncas, Montreal, Cananda
2011
Planetarium, Musée Reattu, Arles, France
2010
Through the Eye of the Other, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Teatro La Fenice, Venice, Italy
2008
From Here to There, Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent ,Riviere-du-Loup, France

Seasons, Galerie Erna Hécey, Brussels, Belgium
2007
Dissolution, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain
2006
Waiting for High Water, Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris, France

Condition contrainte, Carre d ́Art Nimes, Nimes, France

From here to here, Palais des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium

Centre Culturel Canadien, Paris, France

De la performance al vídeo, Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

About Winter, Galerie Erna Hecey, Brussel, Belgium
2004
From Here To There, Musée des Beaux Arts de Nantes (La Chapelle), Nantes, France

From Here To There, Brandt‘s Kunsthallen Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark
2003
Biennale Venedig, Kanadischer Pavillon, Venice, Italy

Musée d ́art contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
2002
Jana Sterbak. Penser tout haut/Thinking Out Loud, Galerie de l’UQAM, Université du Québec à Montréal; Salle Alvin, Hamilton, Canadische Botschaft/The Loft, Peking / Beijing, China (Cat.)

Jana Sterbak, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden; travelling to Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (Cat.)

Jana Sterbak, Galerie Barbara Gross, Munich, Germany

La Lune à l‘école et planétarium de Jana Sterbak, École nationale supérieure des beaux arts, Paris, France

Jana Sterbak: Photopractice, Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury, Canada
2001
Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain (Cat.)
2000
Jana Sterbak, Galerie Erna Hécey, Luxemburg

Jana Sterbak, Galerie Barbara Gross, Munich, Germany
1999
Jana Sterbak, The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, USA
1998
Jana Sterbak, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA (Cat.)

Galerie René Blouin, Montréal, Canada

Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain
1997
Jana Sterbak: Metamorphosis, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, USA (Cat.)
1996
Jana Sterbak: New Photoworks, Donald Young Gallery, Seattle, USA

Trichotilomania III, Galerie René Blouin, Montréal, Canada
1995
Jana Sterbak, Donald Young Gallery, Seattle, USA

Jana Sterbak: Velleitas, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Étienne, France

Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain

Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
1994
Jana Sterbak: Déclaration, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France; Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Canada (Cat.)
1993
Jana Sterbak, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (Cat.)

I Want to Feel the Way I Do, Fundació la Caixa, Barcelona, Spain (Cat.)

Jana Sterbak: Lénine rétréci, Galerie René Blouin, Montreal, Canada
1992
Project Room, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (Cat.)

Galerie Crousel-Robelin/BAMA, Paris, France
1991
Jana Sterbak: States of Being/Corps à corps, Musée des Beaux-Arts du Canada, Ottawa; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge; Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati; Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, (1992)

Jana Sterbak: Sisyphe, II, Galerie René Blouin, Montréal, Canada
1990
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, USA

Jana Sterbak, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
1989
The Western Front, Vancouver, Canada

Jana Sterbak, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada (Cat.)

Galerie René Blouin, Montreal, Canada
1988
Jana Sterbak, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
1987
The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Galerie René Blouin, Montreal, Canada
1985
The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1982
Golem: Objects as Sensations, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada
1981
How Things Stand Up, Main Exit, Vancouver, Canada
1980
YYZ, Toronto, Canada

Travaux récents, Optica, Montréal, Canada
1978
Pumps Art, Vancouver, Canada

Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl) / Selected Group Exhibitions

2015
VIVACE, Galerie Steinek, Vienna, Austria

Arts & Foods, Expos Milano 2015, Triennale di Milano, Milano, Italy

Belle Haleine - The Scent of Art, Museum Tinguely. Montreal, Canada

La Répétition, FRAC Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

Entre Ciel et Terres, Villa Bagatelle. Quebec, Quebec, Canada
2014
The paradox of Sculpture, Nation Academy Museum, New York, USA

Entre Ciel et Terres, Musèe du Bas-Saint-Làurent, Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada

Chairs, Large Glass. London UK

Des rècits ordinaires, Villa Arson, Nice, France

A book between two stools, Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation, Brussel, Belgium

La disparition des lucioles, Collection Lambert en Avignon and Enea Righi Collection, Sainte-Anne Prison, Avignon, France

1994-2014 Twenty year of editions (part I), Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain

De la naturaleza humana, MACA, Alicante, Spain

1+1=1: When collections collide, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montrèal, Canada
2013
Au bazar du genre, féminin/masculin, MuCEM, Marseille, France

Retour a l'intime, la collection Giulina et Tomaso Setari, La maison rouge, Paris, France

Les Papesses d‘Avignon (with Camille Claudel, Louis Bourgeois, Kiki Smith, Berlinde de Bruyckere), Palais des papes et La Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

DISABLED BY NORMALITY, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic

L‘île de Montmajour par Christian Lacroix, avec le Cirva, Abbeye de Montmajour, Arles, France

Sylvie Readman and Jana Sterbak, Galerie Laroche, Joncas, Montreal, Canada

Murano-Murano, kunst Meran, Meran, Italy
2012
Interactions, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada

Portrait/Landscape: Genre Boundaries, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia

Acció! Group exhibiton, Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain

The Governor General`s Awards in Visual and Media Arts 2012, National Gallery of Canada, Musée des Beaux Arts du Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Learning Photographie, FRAC Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France
2011
The Collection in Action: Media works from Vito Acconci to Simon Starling, MUSEION - Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst, Bozen, Italy

Fresc!, Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain

DÉJÀ, Musée d‘art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada

Tous cannibales, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

Le Beau Est Toujours Bizarre C.B., FRAC Haute Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France
2010
21st Century: Art in the First Decade, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Transformation, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo - MOT, Tokyo, Japan

EAT ART.Vom Essen in der Kunst, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Exposición colectiva de verano 2010, Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain

Eröffnung in den Neuen Räumen, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany

Das im Entscwinden Erfasste - Videokunst im Museum Folkwang, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

The Glass Delusion, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK
2009
Niet Normal, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, NL

Eating the Universe. Vom Essen in der Kunst, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

The Art of Fashion, Museum Boljmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL

Face Off, Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany

Tier-Werden, Mensch-Werden, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin, Germany

Manouvres/Maniobres, Galeria Toni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain

Pot Luck, Touring Exhibition, New Art Gallery Walsall, Aberystwyth Art Centre, PM Gallery & House, London
2008
Intros, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Canada

Peripheral Look and Collective Body, MUSEION, Bozen, Italy

Ne pas jouer avec des choses mortes, Villa Arson , Nice, France

La Grande Traversee, Horizons photographiques, Musée du Bas-Saint-Laurent , Riviere-du-Loup, France

Yalos, Claudia Gian Ferrari Studio, Milano and Caterina Tognon Arte Contemporanea, Venice, Italy

Hysteria and the Body, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Intrus/Intruder, Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Caught in the Act: The Viewer as Performer, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
2007
Projections: An exhibition of the development of projection-based installations in the history of contemporary art in Canada, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Scarborough Campus, Ontario, Canada

KaDeOs - Kaufhaus des Ostens, Konsum-Ladenzeile, Erfurt, Galerie im Kunsthaus Erfurt, Germany

De l’écriture – Œuvres choisies de la Collection du MACM, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Canada

Collection d'art verrier contemporain, MUDAC - musée de desing et d'art appliques contemporain, Lausanne, Switzerland

Numerica, Palazzo delle Papesse, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, Italy

Sélest’art 07, Biennale d’art contemporain de Sélestat, France

Tout Contre , Manufacture nationale de Sèvres , Sèvres, France
2006
Dress Code. Dress as an Artistic Symbol, Historisches und Völkerkundemuseum, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Canadian Art in the 20th Century, Palazzo Reale, Milano, Italy

MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland
2005
Citizens, PM Gallery & House, London, Great Britain; The City Gallery, Leicester, Great Britain; The Ormeau Baths, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Strange Familiar and Unforgotten, Galerie Erna Hecey, Brussels, Belgium

Interntaional Biennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery Prague, Czech Republic

Visions of the Body, Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea

Bing Bang. Destruction et création dans l ́art du 20ième siècle, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2004
La grande bouffe en français, Bordeaux, France
2003
Metabolismus und Kommunikation, Bankett, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
2002
Le Dépeupleur/The Lost Ones, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, Canada

Perturbamento, Galerie Raffaella Cortese, Milan, Italy
2001
2001 Paradis insaisissable... Elusive Paradise, Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, Canada

Unbearable/Unwearable, Museum für angewandte Kunst, Cologne, Germany
2000
Body: Body in art from 1950 to 2000, Arken, Copenhagen, Denmark

Magnetic North, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA; Harvard Film Archive, Boston, USA

Die verletzte Diva, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany

TRANS GLOBE, Manès, Prague, Czech Republic

Luis Buñuel: Los enigmas de un sueño, Diputacion de Huesca, Museo Serrano de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

Egg DreamMuseum, Food Pavilion of the Universal Exhibition, Hanover, Germany
1999
Dobles Vides, Institut de Cultura de Barcelona: Museo de Geologia, Museo de la Musica, Barcelona, Spain

Visions of the Body: Fashion or Invisible Corset, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

Un certain art de vivre, ATA Centre d’art contemporain, Sofia, Bulgaria

Skin-deep, The Israël Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Denúncies, Galeria Palma Dotze, Villafranca de Penedès, Spain

As Above, So Below: The body at work, The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, USA

Rosso vivo: Mutazione, Trasfigurazione e sangue nell’Arte Contemporanea, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milano, Italy
1998
Spectacular Optical, Thread Waxing Space, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, USA

Disidentico: maschile femminile e oltre, Palazzo Branciforte, Palermo, Italy

The Secret Life of Clothes, Mitsubishi-jisho Artium/The Nishinippon,Fukuoka, Japan, Brisbane City Gallery, Australia Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand, The John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia

The Quiet in the Land, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, USA; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA
1997
Fifth International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

Love Hotel, The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia; Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

Floating Images of Women in Art History: From the Birth of the Feminism toward the Dissolution of the Gender, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi, Japan

Le songe de Constantin, Villa de Noailles, Hyères, France

Introvertions, Musée d’art contemporain, Barcelona, Spain

L’Écart, Centre d’art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France
1996
Il tempo e la moda, Biennale di Firenze, Florence, Italy

Embedded Metaphor, Independant Curators Incorporated, New York, USA

NowHere, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

L’Art au corps, MAC, galeries contemporaines des musées de Marseille, Marseille, France
1995
Fémininmasculin: le sexe de l’art, Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Muse?, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris; Thaddeus Ropac Gallery, Salzburg, Austria

Beyond the Borders, Kwangju Biennale, Kwangju, South Korea

PerForms: Janine Antoni, Charles Ray, Jana Sterbak, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Rites of Passage, Tate Gallery, London, UK

Inside the Visible, Kunststichtung Kanaal Art Foundation, Courtrai, Belgium; ICA, Boston (1996); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1996);Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (1997)

Images in Perspectives, Zerynthia, Serre di Rapolano, Italy

Chocolate!, The Swiss Institute, New York, USA

Bildende Künstler im TAT, Phase 1, Theater Am Turm, Frankfurt, Esprits à la croisée, voyageurs aller-retour de nulle part: l’art contemporain au Canada, 1980-1994/Spirits on the Crossing, Travellers to/from Nowhere: Contemporary Art in Canada, 1980 - 1994, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto,Japan; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
1994
Heart of Darkness, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterloo, The Netherlands

Hors limites: L’art et la vie, 1952-1994, Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

ou les oiseaux selon Schopenhauer, Musée des beaux-arts d’Agen, Agen, France
1993
Über Leben, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany; Gallery, New York; Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, USA

De la main à la tête, l’objet théorique, Centre d’art contemporain du domaine de Kerguéhennec, Locminé, France

Elective Affinities, Tate Gallery Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

Ordnung und Zerstörung, Lothringer 13, Munich, Germany

At the Edge of Chaos: New Images of the World, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
1992
Générique 1: Désordres, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France

Third International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

Between the Sheets, P.P.O.W., New York, USA

Internationale Künstlerplakate, Saarbrücken, Germany

Power Play, The Betty Rymer Gallery, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
1991
The Wealth of Nations, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

Un-Natural Traces: Contemporary Art from Canada, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK

With this ring..., Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, USA

Vanitas, Galerie Crousel-Robelin/BAMA, Paris, France
1990
Goya to Beijing/Goya à Beijing, Centre international d’art contemporain, Montréal, Canada; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Pour Cities Project, Newcastle, UK

Figuring the Body, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

Aperto ’90, Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Sammlungen (Auswahl) / Collections (Selection)

Musée des beaux-arts de l‘Ontario/Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Musée des beaux-arts du Quebec (formerly Musée du Quebec), Quebec, Canada
Museu d‘Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain
National Galery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Mexico
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Centre Georges-Pompidou, Musée national d‘art moderne, Paris, France
MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
Museion, Bolzano
MAXXI, Roma
Centre Georges-Pompidou, Musée national dʼart moderne, Paris
Fonds National d‘Art Contemporain (FNAC), France
Fonds Regional d‘Art Contemporain (FRAC), Languedoc-Roussillon, Montpellier, France
France Fonds Régional dʼArt Contemporain (FRAC) Corse, Corte
France Fonds Régional dʼArt Contemporain (FRAC) Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Canada-China Foundation, Montréal, Canada
Fundació „la Caixa“, Centre Cultural de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Caja Madrid, Madrid
MAC-galeries contemporaines des Musées de Marseille, Marseille (deposit), France
Miami Art Museum (MAM), Miami, USA
Musée dárt contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Musée des beaux-arts du Canada/National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Musée d‘art moderne de Saint-Étienne, Saint-Étienne, France
Musée départemental de Rochechouart, Rochechouart, France
Musée des beaux-arts de Nantes, Nantes, France
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
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