Christian Boltanski born in 1944, in Paris, France. He lives and works in Malakoff, France. He has participated in Documenta V, in 1972, VI, in 1977, and VIII, 1987, and the 54th Venice Biennale, in 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, in 1990. Recent solo exhibitions have been shown at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany, in 2013; the Park Avenue Armory, New York in 2010; and the Serpentine Gallery, London, in 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, in 2007, the Kaiser Ring, Goslar, in 2001; and the Kunstpreis, given by Nord/LB, Braunschweig, Germany, in 2001. Most recently, Christian Boltanski was awarded the Generalitat Valenciana’s International Julio González Prize, in 2015.

Recent Solo Shows

2015 Christian Boltanski. Faire-part. Marian Goodman Gallery. Paris, France.
Christian Boltanski: Sombras. La Lonja. Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Christian Boltanski: La salle des pendus. Mac’s. Boussu, Belgium.
Les Archives du Coeur. 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.

2014 Boltanski – 19.924.458 +/-. SESC Pompeia. Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Chance, Sydney Festival 2014, Sydney, Australia.
The Heartbeat Archive. Latvian National Museum of Art, Arsenāls 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, United Kingdom.

2013 Moved. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany.

2012 Heartbeats. Nahum Gutman Art Museum. Tel Aviv, Israel.
Christian Boltanski: Chance. Nederlands Fotomuseum. Rotterdam, Netherlands.

2011 Christian Boltanski: Sans Fin. Fondazione VOLUME! Rome, Italy.
Christian Boltanski, Signatures. Es Baluard. Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
Christian Boltanski: Chance. Biennale di Venezia. Venice, Italy.

2010 Christian Boltanski: No Man’s Land. Park Avenue Armory. New York, United States.
Christian Boltanski: Personnes, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy.
Les Archives du Coeur (Heartbeat). Serpentine Gallery Summer Pavilion. London, United Kingdom.
Personnes. Monumenta. Paris, France.

2009 Christian Boltanski: La vie possible. Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein. Vaduz, Switzerland.

2008 Christian Boltanski. Magasin 3. Stockholm, Sweden.
Christian Boltanski. La Maison Rouge. Paris, France.

2006 Christian Boltanski. Institut Mathildenhöhe. Darmstadt, Germany.

Recent Group Shows

2015 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.

2014 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.

2013 The Last Laugh. Apexart. New York, United States.
Manchester International Festival MIF 2013. Manchester, United Kingdom.

2012 Tour de France/Florida: Contemporary Artists from France in Florida’s Private Collections. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. Miami, United States.

2010 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, United States.

2009 Silences: un choix d’oeuvres de Marin Karmitz. Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg.Strasbourg, France.
Museu Colecçao Berardo. Lisbon, Portugal.

2008 Archive Fever. International Center of Photography. Nueva New York, United States.
Traces du Sacré. Centre Pompidou. Paris, France.

2007 The Shadow. Compton Verney. Warwickshire, United Kingdom.


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