Biography

Jannis Kounellis

Born

In Pireus, Greece. Currently lives in Rome, Italy.

Selected One?person Exhibitions

1960

Galleria la Tartaruga, Rome
1964 Galleria la Tartaruga, Rome
1965 Galleria l'arco d'Alibert, Rome
1967 Galleria L'Attico, Rome
1968 Galleria Iolas, Milan
Galleria Sperone, Torino
Galleria Iolas, Paris, France
1969 Galleria Modern Art Agency, Napoli
Sonnabend Gallery, NY
Galleria La Salta, Rome
1973 Sonnabend Gallery, NY
Galleria L'Attico, Rome
Galleria Modern Art Agency, Napoli
1974 Galleria Stein, Torino
Sonnabend Gallery, NY
Galleria L'Attico, Rome
Galerie Skulima, Berlin, Germany
1975 Galleria Modern Art Agency, Napoli
Galerie Zwirmer, Cologne, Germany
1976 Galleria L'Attico, Rome
1977 Galleria Ala, Milano
Kunstmuseum, Lucerne,Switzerland
Museum Boymans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Holland
Jean and Karen Berneier Gallery, Athens, Greece
Galleria Tucci Russo, Torino
1978 Galerie Konrad Fischer, Dusseldorf, Germany
Jean and Karen Bernier Gallery, Athens, Greece
Salvatore Ala Gallery, NY
1986 Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (retrospective)
1987 Artsite, Bath, England
Galerie Sprovieri, Rome, Italy
"Jannis Kounellis" ICA (Institute of Contemporary
Art, Nagoya, Japan
"CivilTragedy, 1975", Karsten Greve Gallery, Koln, West Germany
1988 "Jannis Kounellis: Sculpture, Painting and Drawing",
Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA
Jean Bernier Gallery, Athens, Greece
Mary Boone Gallery, NY
Galeria Pietro Sparta, Chagny, France
"Jannis Kounellis", Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea
"New Work", Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, IL
1989 Museum of Contemporary Art, California Plaza, Los Angeles
California
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Studio Barnabo, Venice, Italy
1990 Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, England
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1991 "Jannis Kounellis", Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland
1992 "Kounellis: La Stanza Vede", Foundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, Spain
"Kounellis", Christian Stein, Milan, Italy
"Kounellis", Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland
1993 Christine Konig Galerie, Vienna
Belvedere Royal Gardens Of Prague Castle
"No and No, But After All Yes, Why Not", Marian Goodman Gallery, NY
Marian Goodman Gallery, NYC
1994 Galerie Lelong, Paris
1998 Galerie Lelong, Paris
1999 Jannis Kounellis. II Sarcofago degli Sposi, Osterreichisches Museum fur angewandte Kunst, Vienna
2000 Jannis Kounellis en Mexico, Chiesa di San Auguitin, Citta del Messico
2001 Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne
Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea, Prato
2002 Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome
Jannis Kounellis, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent
2003 Jannis Kounellis at St. John's Church, St. John's Church (Herning Kunstmuseum), Herning
2004 Jannis Kounellis. New Works, Sprovieri, London
Kounellis in Sarajevo, Ars Aevi Forum, Sarajevo
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens
2005 Edinburgh College of Art und Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Jannis Kounellis. Opus I, Albertina, Wien and Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole, Saint-Etienne
Kounellis, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris
2006 "Jannis Kounellis". Atto Unico, La Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan
"Jannis Kounellis", Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz
2008 Christian Stein, Milan, Italy

Selected Group Exhibitions

1963

Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Amsterdam
"Schrift und Bild", Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden Baden, Switzerland
"Biennale", San Marino,Italy
Galleria Notizie, Torino, Italy
1966 "Moderne Kunst aus Italien", Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Holland
1967 "Lo Spazio degli elementi, fuoco, immagine, acqua, terra", Galleria L'Attico, Rome
"Il artisti italiani delgi anni 60", Palazzo Ancaini, Spoleto, Italy
"Arte Povera:, Galleria de Foscherari, Bologna, Italy
1968 "Young Italians", Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
"Recent Italian Painting and Sculpture", The Jewish Museum, NY
"Funf Romische Kunstler Extra", Staadtisches Museum, Wiesbaden, Germany
1969 "Op Losse Schroeven", Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
"4 Artists Italiens Plus la Nature", Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France
"Prospect 69", Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany
1970 "Conceptual Art, Land Art, Arte Povera", Galleria Civica d'arte Moderna, Torino
"Amore Mio", Palazzo Ricci, Montepulciano, Italy
Tokyo Biennial,Japan
"Processi di Pensiero Visualizatti", Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland
"Vitalita del negativo", Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome
1971 "Arte Povera", Kunstverein, Munich, Germany
7th Biennial of Paris, France
1972 "Documenta 5" Kassel, Germany
"X Quadriennale Nazionale d'Arte", Palazzo della Esopozione, Rome
1974 Venice Biennale, Italy
Musee Galleria, Paris, France
1976 Venice Biennale, Italy
1978 Galleria Mario Diacono, Bologna, Italy
Venice Biennale, Italy
1979 "Jannis Kounellis, Gino de Dominicis, Ettore Spalleti", Galleria Mario Pieroni, Rome, Italy
1987 Galerie Buchman, Basel, Switzerland
"Assemblages", Kent Gallery, NY
"Works by Cucchi, Kounellis, Beuys", Perry Rubinstein, NY
"Contemporary Works on Paper", Vivian Horan Gallery, NY
"A Sculpture Show", Marian Goodman Gallery, NY
Simon Newman Gallery, NY
"Sculpture", Galerie Lelong, NY
"Lead", Hirschl & Adler Modern, NY
1987?88 "Fragments", Annina Nosei Gallery, NY
1988 Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA
"Kounellis, Morris, Rauschenberg", Sonnabend, NY
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
1989 "Works on Paper", Annina Nosei Gallery, NY
"Kounellis & Coplans, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
1990 Davis/McClain Gallery, Houston, TX
"Territory of Desire", Louver Gallery, NY
Jannis Kounellis, Richard Long, & Mario Merz, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, NY
"Wax and Lead", Group Show, Steven Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"An Overview of Drawing", David Nolan Gallery, NY
1991 "Dan Flavin, Jannis Kounellis & Sol Lewitt, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, NY
"Group Show", Donald Young Gallery, Seattle, WA
1992 Group Show, Galerie Lelong, NY
"15th Anniversary Exhibition", Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Allegories of Modernism: Contemporary Drawing, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
"The Frozen Leopard", Galerie Bernd Kluser, Munich, Germany
1993 "Works On Paper", Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain
"The Sublime Void-An Exhibition on the Memory of Imagination", Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp
"Utopia", Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Paris, France
Donald Young Gallery, Seattle, Washington
"The Spirit of Drawing", Sperone Westwater, NY
1994 "24" Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London
"Wallworks", Edition Schellmann, Cologne
Galerie Lutz Teutloff, Cologne

Articles and Reviews

1990

"Kounellis Unbound", by Alan Jones. Arts, February, 1990, p. 21.
1991 "Deadly Prescription", by Jon Thompson. Artscribe, 1991, p. 60-67.
1994 Untitled, by Francesco Bonani. International Flash Art,1994 Untitled, by Donald Kuspit, Art forum, 1994