Biographie / Biography

1954
Geboren in Nürnberg, Deutschland

Born in Nuremberg, Germany

Lebt und arbeitet in New York, USA

Lives and works in New York, USA

Preise und Auszeichnungen / Awards and Distinctions

2016
Lifetime Achievement Award, International Sculpture Centre, New York
2012
U.S. State Department Medal of Arts, given by Hillary Clinton,
2010
Theo Westenberger Women of Excellence Award,

Nelson A. Rockefeller Award, Purchase College School of the Arts,
2009
Awarded the 50th Edward MacDowell Medal, New Hampshire, USA
2006
Medal Award from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston,

TIME 100: The People Who Shape Our World, Time Magazine

Honorary Degree from Bowdoin College, Maine, USA
2005
Athena Award for Excellence in Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Rhode Island, USA
2000
Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture,

Einzelausstellungen (Auswahl) / Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017
Wonderland, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2016
Kiki and Seton Smith: A Sense of Place, Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey

Woven Tales, Peters Projects, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Kiki Smith and Tony Smith Masterpiece in Focus, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
2015
Kiki Smith: Seed, UNT ArtSpace Dallas, University of North Texas, Dallas, USA

Kiki Smith: Sculpture, Church of Mary Magdalene, Alba, Italy

Kiki Smith: Each Day, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, New York, USA

Maria Maddalena, Chiesa di Maria Maddalena, Alba, Italy
2014
Kiki Smith, LeeAhn Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Kiki Smith, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

Kiki Smith: Wonder, Pace Gallery, 510 West 25th Street, New York, USA

Kiki Smith: Transformations, UNT on the Square, University of North Texas, Denton, USA
2013
Musée d´Art Moderne, Saint Etienne, France

Mortal, Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA

Kiki Smith: Inventions, Pace Prints, New York, USA
2012
Kiki Smith: Meravigliosa Creatura, Fondazione Mario Merz, Torino, Italy

Kiki Smith: Moments of Clarity, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany

Kiki Smith: Behold, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK

Kiki Smith: By the Stream, Galleria Raffaela Cortese, Milan, Italy

Kiki Smith‘s Chorus (organized by Art Production Fund, New York), The Last Lot, New York, USA

Kiki Smith: Catching Shadows, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France (cat.)

Kiki Smith, Gund Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, USA

Visionary Sugar: Works by Kiki Smith, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, USA
2011
Rituals, High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Kiki Smith, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, USA
2010
Kiki Smith: Mortal, Galerie Lelong, Printshop, Paris, France

Kiki Smith: Color Still, Under Museu of Contemporary Art, Colle di Val d‘Elsa, Italy

Sojourn, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA

Kiki Smith: Lodestar, The Pace Gallery, New York, USA

I Myself Have Seen It: Photography in the Work of Kiki Smith, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA
2009
Kiki Smith, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland
2008
Kiki Smith, Kornelia Tamm Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Kiki Smith: The Touch of the Eye / The Look of the Hand, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, USA

Kiki Smith: Her Memory, Fondació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain

Kiki Smith: Her Home, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany

›Her Home‹, Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany
2007
Kiki Smith: A Gathering, 1980-2005, Whitney Museum, New York , USA

Kiki Smith: Constellation, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA
2006
Kiki Smith: A Gathering, 1980-2005, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; travelling to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

The Forest: Politics, Poetics, and Practice, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, NC, UK
2005
Kiki Smith, Homespun Tales, Storie di occupazione domestica, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy

Kiki Smith: Bronze Relief and Drawings, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany
2004
Kiki Smith: Prints, Books & Things, The Museum of Modern Art, Queens, New York, USA
2003
Kiki Smith: Homework, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, USA
2001
Kiki Smith: Telling Tales, International Center of Photography, New York,USA

Kiki Smith: small sculptures and large drawings, Ulmer Museum, Ulm, Germany
2000
My Nature: Works with paper by Kiki Smith, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis,USA
1998
Kiki Smith, The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, USA

Kiki Smith: : All Creatures Great and Small, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany

Concentrations 20, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, USA
1998
Constellation, Barbara Gross Galerie Munich, Germany
1996
Kiki Smith: Works 1988-1995, St. Petri Kuratorium, Lübeck, Germany
1996
Kiki Smith, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
1995
Whitechapel Gallery, London; Galerie Rudolfinum, Prag, Czech Republic
1994
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek, Denmark

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
1993
Kiki Smith, Barbara Gross Galerie München, Germany
1992
Kiki Smith: Silent Work, MAK- Vienna, Austria

Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
1991
Projects 24: Kiki Smith, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl) / Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
The nest, an exhibition of art in nature, KMA: The Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York, USA

"Utopias. Heteropias" Wuzhen International Contemporary Art, Wuzhen, China

Language of the Birds: Occult and Art, NYU Steinhardt, New York, USA

Bird in the Hand, Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum

Greater New York, MoMA PS1, New York, USA
2015
A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection, Flag Art Museum, New York, USA

Vienna for Art’s Sake, Winterpalais, Vienna, Austria

Rites of Spring: 2015 Long House Season Opening, Long House, East Hampton, New York, USA

America is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home, Thomas Cole National Historic Site and Olana State Historic Site, Hudson Valley, USA

Bodies Burning at the Edges, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, USA

Rabenmütter. Zwischen Kraft und Krise: Mütterbilder von 1900 bis heute, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Germany

Summer Group Show, Pace Gallery. 534 West 25th Street, New York, USA

Imprint/In Print, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, New York, USA

Flaesh, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic

Beastly Beauty, New York Academy of Art, USA

About Face: The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
2014
This secret world that exists right there in public, Rampa Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

Sleeping Beauty, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan

A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection (Catalogue), The Contemporary Austin, USA

No City is an Island, Lodge Gallery, New York, USA

Multi Panel, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, USA

One Another: Spiderlike, I Spin Mirrors, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA

Grounded, Pace Gallery. 534 West 25th Street, New York, USA

The Age of Small Things, Dodge Gallery, New York, USA

DRAW: Mapping Madness at Inside Out Art Museum, Inside Out Museum, Beijing, China

A Brief History of Pace, Pace Gallery. 534 West 25th Street, New York, USA

Beyond Classical: Imagining the Ideal Across Time, National Academy of Design, New York, USA

Performance: Contemporary Photography from the Douglas Nielsen Collection, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

Three Artists at the Dr. Oliver Bronson House, Hudson Correctional Facility, Hudson, New York, USA

Universal Limited Art Editions: Books, Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, USA
2013
It's New / It's Now: Recent Gifts of Contemporary Prints and Drawings, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, USA

Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, USA

Les Papesses, Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

Frauen – Liebe und Leben, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany (cat.)

Waiting Time: Selection from the Museum’s Collections, Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart, France

The Moment for Ink, Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco, USA

NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, New Museum, New York, USA

Midnight Party, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Recent Acquisitions: American Art from the Johns Collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA

Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1, Industry City, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Its Surreal Thing: The Temptation of Objects (Catalogue), Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Being, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, USA

Fiber Visions: Hangzhou Triennial 2013, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., USA

Witches and Wicked Bodies, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK

reines privatvergnügen, [dst.galerie], Münster, Germany

Nur Skulptur!, Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany
2012
Kiki Smith, Seton Smith, Tony Smith, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany

Alice im Wunderland der Kunst, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Postcards from the edge. 14th annual, Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, USA

From Death to Death and Other Small Tales: Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the D.Daskalopoulos Collection, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland

The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA (cat.)

Atlantic: Wonder, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA (Curated by Lance Fung)

Visual Conversations: Selections from the Collection, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, New York, USA

10th Anniversary Show, Russell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, USA
2011
Natur. Sammlung der Altana Kunststiftung, Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany

Memories of the Future: The Olbricht Collection, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

9. Frieze Art Fair 2011, London, UK

The Luminous Interval, Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain

Paradise Lost, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
2010
Lebenslust und Totentanz, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria

Keeping It Real - Act 1, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK

An die Natur, Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany

Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

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

Elles@centrepompidou: Artistes femmes dans les collections du Centre Pompidou, Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography, MOMA, New York, USA

Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia USA

LEBENSZEICHEN - Altes Wissen in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland

Strictly Death: Selected Works from the Richard Harris Collection, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA
2009
(Des) Accords Communs, FRAC, Haute Normandie, Sotteville-lés-Rouen, France

Six Artists, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Kiki Smith/Nancy Spero/Nalili Malni, Estiarte, Madrid, Spain
2008
The Puppet Show , ICA Philadelphia, USA

ZEICHNUNGEN, Barbara Gross Galerie, München, Germany
2007
Traum und Trauma, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, 45 years of art and feminism, Museo de Bellas Artes Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
2006
INTO ME / OUT OF ME, P.S.1 MoMA, Long Island, New York, USA

Kiki Smith (Group Exhibition at The American Academy of Arts and Letters), American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, USA
2005
Contemporary Voices: Works from the UBS Art Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA, travelled to: The Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland

Two by Two for AIDS and Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA

Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of A kind of magic, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland

Honors and Awards, The American of Arts and Letters, New York, USA

The Giving Person, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Palazzo Roccella, Napoli, Italy

The Forest: Politics, Poetics, and Practice, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
2004
East Village USA, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA

Noah’s Ark, National Gallery of Canada at La Cité de l’énergie, Shawinigan, Ontario, Canada

Andata e ritorno, Artiste contemporanee tra Europa e USA, Palazzo Bonacossi, Ferrara, Italy

Bodily Space: Works from the Permanent Collection, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, USA

Art of the 1990s from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA

Otherworlds: The Art of Nancy Spero and Kiki Smith, Baltic The Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK

Making the Body in Contemporary Sculpture, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio, USA

Carpe Diem Press, Oaxaca: James Brown, Dan McCleary, George Moore, Kiki Smith and Rob Wynne, Texas Gallery, Houston, USA

BIRDSPACE: A Post-Audubon Artists Aviary, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, USA. Traveled.

East Village USA, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
2003
Warum! Bilder diesseits und jensseits des Menschen, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

Private Öffentlichkeit, Galerie im Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
2002
Der Akt in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, Kunsthalle in Emden, Emden, Germany

Sammlung Goetz, Museum Villa Stuck, München, Germany
2001
Voici Cent Ans d ́art Contemporain, Société des Expositions du Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brüssel, Belgium
2000
Das Fünfte Element - Geld oder Kunst, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf,Germany

Zeitwenden – Rückblick und Ausblick, Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany
1999
Cosmos: From Romanticism to Avant-garde, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada; Centre de Cultura Contemporania, Barcelona, Spain; Palazzo Grassi, Venedig, Italy

The American Century: Art and Culture 1950-2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

Schöpfung, Zeitgenössische Kunst an historischen Orten, Karmeliten-Kirche, München, Germany; Diözesianmuseum Freising, Germany
1997
Museum of Art, Tokio, Japan
1996
Young Americans: New American Art in the Saatchi Collection, Part 2, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
1995
The Material Imagination, Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York
1994
Cocido y Crudo, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

Selected Works and Projects (Part 1), Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
1993
Aperto, Venice Biennal, Venedig, Italy

The Whitney Biennal, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

PROSPECT 93, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
1992
Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
1991
Body, Legs, Head... and Special Parts, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany

The Whitney Bienn, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1989
Projects and Portofolios, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
1984
Modern Masks, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

Sammlungen (Auswahl) / Collections (Selection)

The Stuart Collection, University of California, San Diego, USA
Tate, London, UK
ToledoMuseum of Art, Ohio, USA
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
The Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
Akron Art Museum, Ohio, USA
Albright-KnoxArtGallery, Buffalo, New York, USA
AllenMemorialArt Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio, USA
Art in Embassies, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., USA
Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA
BallStateUniversityMuseum of Art, Muncie, Indiana, USA
Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, USA
Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, USA
ClevelandMuseum of Art, Ohio, USA
ColbyCollegeMuseum of Art, Waterville, Maine, USA
ContemporaryArt Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA
Davidson College, North Carolina, USA
Denver Art Museum, Colorado, USA
Des Moines Art Center, Iowa, USA
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum, San Francisco, USA
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
IsraelMuseum, Jerusalem, Israel
LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne, d'art contemporain et d'art brut,
Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
McNayArt Museum, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, USA
Miami Art Museum, Florida, USA
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, USA
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart, France
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA
Museum at Eldridge Street, New York, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
The Museum of ModernArt, New York, USA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA
National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
New York Public Library, New York, USA
Newark Museum, New Jersey, USA
PennsylvaniaAcademy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USA
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey, USA
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, USA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
J.B.SpeedArt Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
YaleUniversityArtGallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
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