JANNIS KOUNELLIS
1936 - Born in Piraeus, Greece. 1956 - Enrolled at the Academy of Arts in Rome, Italy. 1993 - Jannis Kounellis lives and works in Rome IT and Dusseldorf DE, where he has been a professor at the Academy of Arts since 1993.
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Selected Exhibitions: 2009 - 2010 Jannis Kounellis. Freedom or death – La libertà o morte, Heart Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark (solo) 2009 Matadero, Madrid, Spain (solo) 2009 Freedom or Death, HEART Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark (solo) 2009 Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck, Austria (solo) 2009 1968. Die große Unschuld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany (group) 2009 Gegen den Strich. 15 Jahre Sammlung des Kunstmuseums Wolfsburg, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (group) 2009 Jannis Kounellis, Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo, Italy (solo) 2009 Jannis Kounellis, Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli, Italy (solo) 2009 Installation in the church SS.Apostoli, Roma, Italy 2008 Jannis Kounellis: The Gospel According to Thomas, Kewenig Galerie, Cologne, Germany (solo) 2008 Galerie Christian Stein, Milan, Italy (solo) 2008 Galleria Progetti, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (solo) 2008 Galerie Lelong, Zürich, Switzerland (solo) 2007 Akira Ikeda Gallery, New York, NY (solo) 2007 Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, NY (solo) 2007 Jannis Kounellis. Das Thomas Evangelium, Bank im Bistum Essen EG and Hypothekenbank Essen, Essen, Germany (solo) 2007 Jannis Kounellis. La storia e il presente, Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Arnone, Cosenza, Italy (solo) 2007 Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, Germany (solo) 2006 Jannis Kounellis. Atto Unico, La Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan (solo) 2006 Jannis Kounellis, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein (solo) 2006 Where Are We Going? Opere scelte dalla Collezione Francois Pinault, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy 2006 Corrispondenze. Dal presente al pasato, Centro per l'arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy 2005 Edinburgh College of Art und Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK (solo) 2005 Jannis Kounellis. Opus I, Albertina, Wien and Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Métropole, Saint-Etienne, France (solo) 2005 Italian Art 1950-1970. Masterpieces from the Farnesina Collection, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India 2005 Arte Povera, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan 2005 Atto Primo and Atto Secondo. La Collezione, MADRE Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples, Italy 2005 Kounellis, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France (solo) 2004 Jannis Kounellis. New Works, Sprovieri, London, UK (solo) 2004 Kounellis in Sarajevo, Ars Aevi Forum, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina (solo) 2004 National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (solo) 2004 Kounellis, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany (solo) 2004 Immendorf Kounellis, Villa Massimo, Rome, Italy 2004 Shanghai Art Museum: Encounters with Modernism, Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2004 Works and Days, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark 2004 Photo Image in American Prints: 1960s-1990s, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA 2003 Jannis Kounellis at St. John's Church, St. John's Church (Herning Kunstmuseum), Herning, Denmark (solo) 2003 Jannis Kounellis, Torrione Passari, Molfetta, Italy (solo) 2003 Jannis Kounellis, Monastero Mechitarista, Isola di San Lazzaro degli Armeni, Venice, Italy (solo) 2003 Jannis Kounellis, Palais de l’Unesco, Paris, France (solo) 2003 Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria (solo) 2002 Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy (solo) 2002 Senza Titolo…, Hallen für Neue Kunst, Schaffhausen, Switzerland (solo) 2002 Jannis Kounellis, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium (solo) 2002 Opening of stazione Dante, subway, Naples, Italy (solo) 2001 Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany (solo) 2001 Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea, Prato, Italy (solo) 2001 Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay (solo) 2001 Bottini dell’Olio, Livorno, Italy (solo) 2001 Kunststation St. Peter, Cologne, Germany (solo) 2001 Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France (solo) 2001 Notturno tenebroso, Diözesanmuseum, Freising, Germany (solo) 2001 Kounellis, Prato, Gli Ori, Italy 2000 Jannis Kounellis en Mexico, Chiesa di San Auguitin, Citta del Messico, Mexico 1999 Jannis Kounellis. II Sarcofago degli Sposi, Osterreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria 1998 Jannis Kounellis, via monte di Tappia, Naples, Italy 1998 Kounellis, Galerie Leiong, Paris, France 1998 Alfredo Pirri, Jannis Kounellis Bernhard Rudiger, Volume!, Rome, Italy 1997 Kounellis, Refettorio delle Stelline, Milan, Italy 1997 Jannis Kounellis. Die Front, das Denken, der Sturm, Museum Ludwig in der Halle Kalk, Cologne, Germany 1996 Kounellis, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain 1996 Kounellis, Castelluccio di Pienza - La Foce, Siena, Italy 1996 Jannis Kounellis, Galleria Bernd Kluser, Monaco 1996 Jannis Kounellis. La Balera, Galleria Loza Koper, Capodistria, Italy 1995 Kounellis, Salara, Bologna, Italy 1995 Jannis Kounellis, Chateau de Plieux, Plieux, France 1995 Jannis Kounellis. Die eiserne Runde, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany 1994 Kounellis. Fumo di pietra, Galerie Leiong, Chatellerault, France 1993 Jannis Kounellis, Lineare notturno, Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, Kunsthalle, Recklinghausen, Germany 1993 Jannis Kounellis, Belvedere, Castello, Prague, Czech Republic 1992 Jannis Kounellis, Cimitero di Mercatello sul Metauro, Italy 1992 Kounellis, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy 1992 Kounellis, La commedia dell'arte, Lucio Amelio s.r.L, Naples, Italy 1991 Kounellis - Frammenti di Memoria, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, Kunst Museum, Winterthur, Switzerland 1991 Kounellis, Casa Centrale degli Artisti, Nuova Tretjakov, Moscow, Russia 1991 Kounellis, Galerie Leiong, Zurich, Switzerland 1991 Jannis Kounellis, Synagoge Stommein, Pulheim, Germany 1990 Kounellis, Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy 1990 Kounellis, Espai Poblenou, Barcelona, Spain 1990 Kounellis, Via del mare, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands 1990 La stanza vede, Haags Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag, Netherlands Literature: 2007 Jannis Kounellis, ed. by Bruno Corà, Edizioni 'Il Ponte' Firenze, Florenz 2007 2006 Jannis Kounellis, MADRE Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina Napoli, Mailand 2006 2004 Jannis Kounellis, ed. by Gloria Moure, Electa, Mailand, 2004 2003 Jannis Kounellis, ed. by Stephen Bann, Itineraries, London, 2003 2003 Kounellis, Labirinti, ed. by Bruno Corà, Gli Ori, 2003 2002 Kounellis, Das Thomas Evangelium, Har-El Printers&Publishers, Jaffa, 2002 2001 Kounellis, Works, Writings 1958-2000 - Editions Poligrafa 1991 Gloria Moure, Kounellis - Editions Cercle d'Art 1990 Kounellis, Odyssée lagunaire - Daniel Lelong éditeur