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biografia di Jeff KOONS (1955)

Personal data


Birth : 01/21/1955 - York PA Pennsylvania, United States
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : United States

Address

New York NY New York, United States

Representatives

Gagosian Gallery – 980 Madison avenue – New York NY, United States
Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont – 38, avenue Matignon – Paris, France
Galerie Max Hetzler – Zimmerstrasse 90/91 – Berlin, Germany
Sonnabend Gallery – 536 West 22nd Street – New York NY, United States


Education

1972 : MICA Maryland Institute College of Art (Studies art and design) – 1300 Mount Royal Avenue – Baltimore MD, United States
1975 : School of the Art Institute of Chicago – 111 South Wabash Avenue – Chicago IL, United States
Pupil of / student of Ed PASCHKE [ 1939-2004 ]

Professional data


Work and Life

1986:The notion “Neo Geo” is created by art critics. Jeff Koons is the main representative of this mouvement.
1985:First solo exhibition with works “Equilibrum Tanks” and “Nike posters” in new York NY, USA
1981:Starts to work on his projet “Equilibrum Tanks”, because of some problems the sculptures can only be realized in 1985.
1980:First time showing new creations “The New” in the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, NY, USA.
1977-79:Starts to produce “ready-made” objects using domestic gadgets and the creation of inflatables. Works at the New York Cotton Exchange to finance finance his artistic production, New york NY, USA.
1976:Moves to New York, NY, USA
1963:Makes copies of great master paintings exhibit by his father in the window of his shop and to be sold to clients
1960:First drawing lessons

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting :
Sculpture-Volume : Marble - Metal - Ready-made - Sculpture, glass - Sculpture, wood
Photography :
Audiovisual-Multimedia :

Subject

space/environment

Movements and styles

Pop Art

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2007

Hulk Elvis
Gagosian Gallery – London, United Kingdom
06/01/2007 – 07/27/2007

2006

V & A – The Victoria and Albert Museum – London, United Kingdom
05/23/2006 – 09/03/2006

2005

Taidemuseo Tennispalatsi – Helsinki, Finland
2005 – 04/10/2005

Fondation Beyeler – Basel BS, Switzerland
2005 – 05/22/2005

2004

Retrospective
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst – Oslo, Norway
09/04/2004 – 12/12/2004

Highlights of 25 years
C & M Arts – New York NY, United States
04/07/2004 – 06/05/2004

2003

Popeye
Sonnabend Gallery – New York NY, United States
11/08/2003 – 12/19/2003

National Museum of Archeology – Naples NA, Italy
06/10/2003 – 09/15/2003

2002

Sonnabend Gallery – New York NY, United States
11/08/2002 – 12/20/2002

Michael Jackson and Bubbles
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst – Oslo, Norway
02/02/2002 – 04/07/2002

2001

Guggenheim Museum – Bilbao, Spain
10/2001 – 01/20/2002

KUB Kunsthaus Bregenz – Bregenz, Austria
07/18/2001 – 09/09/2001

1999

Easyfun
Sonnabend Gallery – New York NY, United States
11/13/1999

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2007

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais – Paris, France
10/18/2007 – 10/22/2007
Represented by : Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont – 38, avenue Matignon – Paris, France

2006

Frieze Art Fair
Regent’s Park – London, United Kingdom
10/12/2006 – 10/15/2006
Represented by : Gagosian Gallery – 8 Heddon Street – London, United Kingdom

2004

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, n°31
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/21/2004 – 10/25/2004
Represented by : Art of this Century – 530 West 25th Str., 6th Floor – New York NY, United States

Art 35 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/16/2004 – 06/21/2004
Represented by : C & M Arts – 45 East 78th Street – New York NY, United States

2003

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/04/2003 – 12/07/2003
Represented by : Faggionato Fine Arts – 49 Albemarle Street – London, United Kingdom

FIAC, n°30
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/09/2003 – 10/13/2003
Represented by : Galerie Art Of This Century – 63 avenue de Breteuil – Paris, France

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : Art of this Century – 530 West 25th Str., 6th Floor – New York NY, United States

The Armory Show 2003
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
03/07/2003 – 03/10/2003
Represented by : Parkett Editions – 2nd floor 155 Avenue of the Americas – New York NY, United States

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, n°22
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I – Madrid, Spain
02/13/2003 – 02/18/2003
Represented by : Sonnabend Gallery – 536 West 22nd Street – New York NY, United States

2002

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/05/2002 – 12/08/2002
Represented by : Faggionato Fine Arts – 49 Albemarle Street – London, United Kingdom

FIAC, n°29
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/24/2002 – 10/28/2002
Represented by : Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont – 38, avenue Matignon – Paris, France

Art Forum Berlin, n° 7
Messegelände Berlin / Exhibition Grounds Berlin – Berlin, Germany
09/26/2002 – 09/30/2002
Represented by : Akira Ikeda Gallery / Berlin – Schönhauser Allee 176 – Berlin, Germany

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : Galerie Max Hetzler – Zimmerstrasse 90/91 – Berlin, Germany

The Armory Show 2002
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
02/22/2002 – 02/25/2002
Represented by : Art of this Century – 530 West 25th Str., 6th Floor – New York NY, United States

2001

Art Basel Miami Beach: cancelled
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/13/2001 – 12/16/2001
Represented by : Deitch Projects – 76 Grand Street – New York NY, United States

FIAC, n°28
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/10/2001 – 10/15/2001
Represented by : Galerie Art Of This Century – 63 avenue de Breteuil – Paris, France

Art Forum Berlin, n° 6
Messegelände Berlin / Exhibition Grounds Berlin – Berlin, Germany
10/03/2001 – 10/07/2001
Represented by : Parkett Verlag Gallery – Quellenstrasse 27 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Anthony d’Offay Gallery – 9, 21 & 23 Dering Street – London, United Kingdom

ArtBrussels – 19th Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/20/2001 – 04/24/2001
Represented by : Galerie Art Of This Century – 63 avenue de Breteuil – Paris, France

KUNSTKÖLN 2001 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Rheinhallen – Cologne, Germany
03/29/2001 – 04/01/2001
Represented by : Eikelmann Fine Art – Witteringstrasse 38 – Essen, Germany

Sthml Art Fair 2001, n° 21
Sollentunamässan – Sollentuna, Sweden
03/08/2001 – 03/11/2001
Represented by : dep,art,ment – Engelbrektsgatan 21 – Stockholm, Sweden

The Armory Show 2001
Piers 88 & 90 – New York NY, United States
02/23/2001 – 02/26/2001
Represented by : Anthony d’Offay Gallery – 9, 21 & 23 Dering Street – London, United Kingdom

Artpalmbeach – 4th Modern & Contemporary Art Fair
International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach FL, United States
01/10/2001 – 01/15/2001
Represented by : Brooke Alexander – 2nd Floor 59 Wooster Street – New York NY, United States

2000

Kunst 2000 Zürich, n° 7
Zürich ZH, Switzerland
11/24/2000 – 11/27/2000
Represented by : Parkett Editions – 2nd floor 155 Avenue of the Americas – New York NY, United States

FIAC, n°27
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/25/2000 – 10/30/2000
Represented by : Parkett Editions – 2nd floor 155 Avenue of the Americas – New York NY, United States

KUNSTKÖLN 2000 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Messegelände Köln-Deutz – Cologne, Germany
04/01/2000 – 04/09/2000
Represented by : Boza Editor – Rambla Cataluna 50 – Barcelona, Spain

Art Frankfurt – Die europäische Messe für junge Kunst, n° 12
Frankfurt, Germany
03/24/2000 – 03/27/2000
Represented by : Parkett Verlag Gallery – Quellenstrasse 27 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland

Sthml Art Fair, n°20
Sollentuna, Sweden
03/09/2000 – 03/12/2000
Represented by : Galleri Christian Larsen – Karlaplan 7 – Stockholm, Sweden

1999

Art Cologne, n° 33
Cologne, Germany
11/07/1999 – 11/14/1999
Represented by : Anthony d’Offay Gallery – 9, 21 & 23 Dering Street – London, United Kingdom

1998

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, n°17
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I – Madrid, Spain
1998
Represented by : Cotthem Gallery – Dr. Dou, 15 – Barcelona, Spain


Festivals

2000

La Beauté
Divers lieux – Avignon, France
05/27/2000 – 10/01/2000


Group exhibitions

2005

Translation
Paris, France
06/23/2005 – 09/18/2005

2004

Candyland Zoo
Herbert Read Gallery – Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom
01/16/2004 – 02/14/2004

The Game Show
James Cohan Gallery – New York NY, United States
01/09/2004 – 02/14/2004

2003

Sexe, Sexe, ect…
Galerie Beaubourg – Vence, France
07/2003 – 10/2003

Private/Corporate II
Sammlung DaimlerChrysler – Stuttgart, Germany
09/12/2003 – 11/23/2003

2002

Shopping: A Century of Art and Consumer Culture
Tate Liverpool – Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
12/20/2002 – 03/23/2002

Points of Departure II: Connecting with Contemporary Art
SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – San Francisco CA, United States
07/10/2002 – 09/06/2002

From Pop to Now: selections from the Sonnabend Collection
The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery – Skidmore College – Saratoga Springs NY, United States
06/22/2002 – 09/29/2002

Art Downtown
New York NY, United States
06/14/2002 – 09/15/2002

La vie, au fond, se rie du vrai – Choix d’oeuvres du FRAC Aquitaine
CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux – Bordeaux, France
05/23/2002 – 09/08/2002

La Part de l’Autre
Carré d’Art – Musée d’art contemporain – Nîmes, France
05/18/2002 – 09/15/2002

The Physical World: An Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture
Gagosian Gallery – New York NY, United States
05/09/2002 – 08/30/2002

Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons
Corcoran Gallery of Art – Washington DC, United States
03/16/2002 – 06/03/2002

2001

Ironía
Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea – San Sebastián, Spain
12/04/2001 – 02/02/2002

Portraits photographiques d’artistes
Salle Rossini – Paris, France
10/04/2001 – 10/06/2001

We set off in High Spirits
Matthew Marks Gallery – New York NY, United States
2001

Simulacres et Détournements dans les années 80 et 90
CAPC Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux – Bordeaux, France
09/18/2001 – 03/10/2002

Let’s entertain
Miami Art Museum – Miami FL, United States
09/14/2001 – 11/18/2001

Collaborations with Parkett: 1984 to Now
MoMA Museum of Modern Art – New York NY, United States
04/05/2001 – 06/05/2001

Let’s entertain
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg – Wolfsburg, Germany
03/16/2001 – 07/15/2001

2000

Au delà du Spectacle / Let’s entertain
MNAM Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Paris, France
11/22/2000 – 01/08/2001

Let’s entertain
Portland Art Museum – Portland OR, United States
07/07/2000 – 09/17/2000

Ich ist etwas Anderes. Kunst am Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW) – Düsseldorf, Germany
02/19/2000 – 06/25/2000

Let’s entertain
Walker Art Center – Minneapolis MN, United States
02/12/2000 – 04/30/2000

1999

The American Century: Art & Culture 1900-2000 Part I, 1900-1950
Whitney Museum of American Art – New York NY, United States
04/23/1999 – 08/22/1999

1997

Futuro, presente, passato – 47° Biennale di Venezia
Giardini di Castello / Arsenale – Venice VE, Italy
06/15/1997 – 11/09/1997

1992

Documenta IX
Museum Fridericianum – Kassel, Germany
06/13/1992 – 09/20/1992

1990

44° Biennale di Venezia
Giardini di Castello / Arsenale – Venice VE, Italy
1990

1987

Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial Exhibition
Whitney Museum of American Art – New York NY, United States
03/31/1987 – 06/28/1987

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Books

2002

Art Tomorrow
Publisher: Editions Terrail – Paris, France
Author: Lucie-Smith Edward – London, United Kingdom
2002
ISBN : 2879392497

Art Now
Publisher: Taschen – Hohenzollernring 53 – Cologne, Germany
Author: Grosenick Uta – Cologne, Germany
Author: Riemschneider Burkhard
2002
ISBN : 382281444X

1999

Art at the Turn of the Millenium / L’Art au Tournant de l’An 2000
Publisher: Taschen – Hohenzollernring 53 – Cologne, Germany
Author: Collectif
Director of publication: Grosenick Uta – Cologne, Germany
1999
ISBN : 3822873934

1998

Jeff Koons
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag – Lindenstraße 29-35 – Frankfurt, Germany
Author: Goetz Rainald – Germany
08/1998
ISBN : 3-518-40988-3


Dictionaries

2000

Who’s Who in American Art, Millenium Edition – 23rd Edition
Publisher: Marquis Who’sWho – 121 Chanlon Road – New Providence NJ, United States
1999-2000
ISBN : 0-8379-6303-6

1996

Petit Dictionnaire des Artistes Contemporains
Publisher: Larousse – 21 rue du Montparnasse – Paris, France
Author: Le Thorel-Daviot Pascale – Paris, France
04/1996
ISBN : 2035113334


Monographies

1992

Jeff Koons
Publisher: Taschen – Hohenzollernring 53 – Cologne, Germany
Director of publication: Muthesius Angelika
1992
ISBN : 3-8228-9351-X


Periodicals

2004

HEARTNEY Eleanor – Jeff Koons at Sonnabend
in: Art in America p. 155
New York NY, United States
05/2004

CONNER Jill – Reviews
in: Contemporary n° 60 p. 71
London, United Kingdom
2004

2003

LEFFINGWELL Edward – Jeff Koons at Sonnabend
in: Art in America n° 4 p. 130
New York NY, United States
04/2003

GRONLUND Melissa – Reviews
in: Contemporary n° 47/48 p. 116
London, United Kingdom
2003

FRIMBOIS Jean-Pierre – King Koons
in: Art Actuel n° 24 p. 86
Paris, France
01/2003-02/2003

2002

Arte y Parte n° 36
Santander, Spain
12/2001-01/2002

BENHAMOU-HUET Judith – Marché, cotations, records,…
in: Art Press – Supplément Art 33 Basel
Paris, France
2002

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