BIOGRAPHY

Louise Bourgeois

(1911 - 2010)

Born in 1911, Paris, France


Education

1946                 
Atelier 17, New York, US


1938-1939        
Art Students League with Vaclav Vytlacil, New York, US


1938                 
Atelier of Fernand Léger, Paris, France

1938                 
Académie Scandinavie with Charles Despiau, Paris, France

1938                 
Académie Julian, Paris, France


1937-1938        
Académie de la Grande Chaumière with Othon Friesz and Wlérick, Paris, France


1936-1938        
École des Beaux-Arts with Devambez and Colarossi, Paris, France

1936-1937        
Académie d‘Espagnat, Paris, France

1936-1937        
Atelier Roger Bissière de l‘Académie Ranson, Paris, France

1935-1936        
École du Louvre, Paris, France

1932-1935        
Mathematics at the Sorbonne, Paris, France

1921-1927        
Lycée Féneloan, Paris, France


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019    
Louise Bourgeois. To Unravel a Torment, Voorlinden, Wassenaar, The Netherlands
Louise Bourgeois & Pablo Picasso, Hauser & Wirth, Anatomies of Desire’, Zurich, Switzerland
Louise Bourgeois in the Rijksmuseum Gardens, Rijksmueum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Louise Bourgeois. My Own Voice Wakes Me Up, Hauser & Wirth, Central, Hong Kong
Louise Bourgeois: The Eternal Thread, Song Art Museum, Beijing, China (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK

2018    
Louise Bourgeois. Papillons Noirs, Hauser & Wirth, St. Moritz, Switzerland
Louise Bourgeois: The Eternal Thread, Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, China (Traveling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois, ICA Miami – Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Miami, US
Louise Bourgeois: Spiral, Cheim & Read, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois: To Unravel a Torment, Glenstone Museum, Potomac, US
Louise Bourgeois: The Empty House, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany
Louise Bourgeois: Selection from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family FoundationPendleton Center for the Arts, Pendleton, US
Louise Bourgeois: Triptych for the Red Room, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
Louise Bourgeois: Works on Paper, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
Louise Bourgeois: The Red Sky, Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles, US
Louise Bourgeois: Editions, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France
Louise Bourgeois: Spiral, Cheim & Read, New York, US

2017    
Louise Bourgeois: Spiders, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, US
Louise Bourgeois: Twosome, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Louise Bourgeois – Etchings, Glasgow Print Studio, Glasgow, Scotland
Autobiographical Series and Set of 11 Drypoints, Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre, Limavady, UK (Traveling exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois: Fabric Works, Carolina Nitsch Project Room, New York, US (cont'd.)  
Louise Bourgeois: Prints, Marlborough Gallery, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois: Pink Days and Blue Days, Gordon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Phase III expansion, Building 6: Louise Bourgeois, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, US
Louise Bourgeois: Voyage Without a Destination, Studio Trisorio, Naples, Italy
Louise Bourgeois: Holograms, Cheim & Read, New York, US

2016    
Louise Bourgeois: Turning Inwards, Hauser & Wirth, Somerset, UK
Structures of Existence: The Cells, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (Travelling Exhibition)
Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois, Tate Modern, London, UK
Structures of Existence: The Cells, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)

2015    
Louise Bourgeois: The Body in Exile (1947-1949), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (2015-2017)
Structures of Existence: The Cells, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois, A Woman Without Secrets, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southhampton, UK
Louise Bourgeois: Late Work, Peder Lund, Oslo, Norway
Louise Bourgeois: Larger Than Life, Akbank Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey
Louise Bourgeois: Les têtes bleu et les femmes rouge, Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Looking Forward Looking Back, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, US
Louise Bourgeois: No Exit, National Gallery of Art, Washington, US
Structures of Existence: The Cells, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. I Have Been to Hell and Back, Museo Picasso Málaga, Málaga, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. I Have Been to Hell and Back, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (Travelling Exhibition)
Louis Bourgeois, Lund Fine Art, Oslo, Norway (Travelling Exhibition)

2014    
Louise Bourgeois: Works on Paper, Tate Modern, London, UK
Louise Bourgeois: Suspension, Cheim & Read, New York, US
Artist Rooms: Louise Bourgeois, A Woman without Secrets, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Middlesbrough, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. L’araignée et les tapisseries, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, Switzerland

2013    
Louise Bourgeois: Editions, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
Sammlungshangung Bourgeois, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland
Louise Bourgeois: I Give Everything Away, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Artist Rooms Foundation: Louise Bourgeois, A Woman Without Secrets, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scotland (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois: The Insomnia Drawings & The Late Suites, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Louise Bourgeois: Alone and Together, Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois: Petite Maman, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico

2012    
Topiary: The Art of Improving Nature, University of Arkansas, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Fayettesville, US
Louise Bourgeois: Personages, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Louise Bourgeois: Alone and Together, Faurschou Foundation, Beijing, China (Travelling Exhibition)
The Graphic Series by Louise Bourgeois, Graphische Sammlung der ETH Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Louise Bourgeois, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Louise Bourgeois: Late Work, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen, Australia
Louise Bourgeois (2000-2010): Honni Soit Qui Mal Y Pens, Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
Louise Bourgeois. The Return of the Repressed, Freud Museum, London, UK
Louise Bourgeois: Conscious and Unconscious, Qatar Museums Authority Gallery, Doha, Qatar
Louise Bourgeois. Passage Dangereux, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

2011    
Louise Bourgeois. The Return of the Repressed, Museu do Arte Moderno, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Travelling Exhibition)
A L’infini, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland
Louise Bourgeois: The Fabric Works, Cheim & Read, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois. The Return of the Repressed, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Travelling Exhibition)
Double Sexus: Hans Bellmer and Louise Bourgeois, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, US (travelling exhibitions)
Louise Bourgeois. Kona/Femme, National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
Alex Van Gelder - Louise Bourgeois. ARMED FORCES, Hauser & Wirth Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin. Do Not Abandon Me, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois: Mother and Child, Kunstforeningen GL Strand, Copenhagen, Denmark (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin. Do Not Abandon Me, Hauser & Wirth London, London, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Estampes et dessins, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
Louise Bourgeois, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada

2010    
Louise Bourgeois and Hans Bellmer – Double Sexus, Gemeentemuseum, Den Hague, The Netherlands (travelling exhibitions)
Louise Bourgeois: Mother and Child, Nordic Watercolour Museum, Skärhman, Sweden (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois: The Fabric Works, Hauser & Wirth London, London, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois and Tracey Emin - Do Not Abandon Me, Carolina Nitsch, New York, US (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois: The Fabric Works, Fondazione Emilio e Annabianca Vedova, Venice, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, US
Louis Bourgeois, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece
Louise Bourgeois: Les Fleurs, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Louise Bourgeois: Moi, Eugénie Grandet..., Maison de Balzac, Paris, France
Louise Bourgeois / Hans Bellmer, Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg, Berlin, Germany

2009    
Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective, The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, US (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Carsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
Louise Bourgeois, Galleri Andersson / Sandström, Stockholm, Sweden

2008    
Louise Bourgeois, Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy
La Rivière Gentille, Hauser & Wirth Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Recent Drawings, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland
Louise Bourgeois: Echo, Cheim & Read, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective, Tate Modern, London, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, US (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective, MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US (Travelling Exhibition)

2007    
Louise Bourgeois, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
Louise Bourgeois. Hours of the Day, Carolina Nitsch Project Room, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois: La Sage Femme, Espacia AV, la Region de Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Marlborough Gallery, London, UK
Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois: New Work, Hauser & Wirth London, London, UK
Kaliman Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Bourgeois in Boston, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Boston, US
Louise Bourgeois: Quarantania 1947/1990, Christine König Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Louise Bourgeois: Abstraction, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Louise Bourgeois, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, US
Louise Bourgeois: Crouching Spider, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, US
Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, US
Fugue, Kunstmuseum Bern, Graphisches Kabinett, Berne, Switzerland

2006    
Louise Bourgeois – Scultura e Opere Grafiche, Christine Bader, Lugano, Switzerland
Works on Paper from the 1940s and 1950s, Peter Blum, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois and Roni Horn: Drawings, Hauser & Wirth Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Louise Bourgeois. Prints & unique works on paper, Goya Contemporary, Baltimore, US
Louise Bourgeois – Estampes et porcelaines 1996-2005, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
Louise Bourgeois. Print Focus: Recent Editions, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, US
Louise Bourgeois. Femme, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, US
Louise Bourgeois. La famille, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Louis Bourgeois, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
Louise Bourgeois, Worcester Art Museum, The Woven Child', Worcester, US

2005    
Louis Bourgeois, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
Louise Bourgeois. Aller-Retour, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
Louise Bourgeois. Works on Paper and Cloth, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, US
Louise Bourgeois. La Sage Femme, Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Augsburg, Germany
Louise Bougeois. Fabric and Paperworks, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå, Sweden
Sublimation, Hauser & Wirth London, London, UK
Stitches in Time, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, US (Travelling Exhibition)
Louis Bourgeois, Wifredo Lam Centre, Havana, Cuba
Louis Bourgeois, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2004    
Louise Bourgeois - Prints, Karsten Greve, Paris, France
The Reticent Child, Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois: Stitches in Time, CAC – Centro de Arte Contemporàneo, Malaga, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. Stitches in Time, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (Travelling Exhibition)
Louis Bourgeois, Daros Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
Louis Bourgeois, Akira Ikeda Gallery Muranchi, Yokosuka, Japan
Louise Bourgeois. Ode à l' Oubli, Peter Blum, New York, US
Louis Bourgeois, Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, Germany

2003    
A View from the Outside. Louise Bourgeois. The Reticent Child, Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna, Austria
Louise Bourgeois. The Early Work, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, US
Louise Bourgeois. Geometry of Desire, Zacheta Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
Louise Bourgeois. La Sage-Femme, Paule Anglim Gallery, San Francisco, US
Louise Bourgeois. Intimate Abstractions, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
Louise Bourgeois, Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Humlebaek, Denmark
New Sculptures and The Woven Drawings, Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Spiders. Louise Bourgeois, Shiraishi Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Louise Bourgeois. Installation at inauguration of Dia: Beacon, Dia Center for the Arts, Beacon, US
Louise Bourgeois. Maman, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, US
Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
Louise Bourgeois. The Insomnia Drawings, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois: Stitches in Time, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois and James Lee Byars, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Louis Bourgeois, White Cube Gallery, London, UK
Louise Bourgeois, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)

2002    
Louise Bourgeois, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Louise Bourgeois. Le Jour La Nuit Le Jour, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Louise Bourgeois, Galería Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain
Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Karsten Greve, Milan, Italy
Louise Bourgeois, Kukje Gallery, Madrid, Spain
Louise Bourgeois, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, US
Louise Bourgeois Spiders, Playhouse Square's Star Plaza, (organized in association with Cleveland Public Art, Inc.), Cleveland, US
The Ace Gallery, Hamilton, Bermuda
Louise Bourgeois, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden
Louise Bourgeois. Recent sculptures and drawings, Beaumontpublic + Königbloc, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Louise Bourgeois. Childhood, Ars TEOR / Ética Fundacion, San Jose, Costa Rica
Louise Bourgeois, Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, Norway
Louise Bourgeois. Works in Marble, Hauser & Wirth Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Louise Bourgeois, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. William Eggleston. Documenta XI, Cheim & Read Gallery, Kassel, Germany
Louise Bourgeois. The Early Work, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, US (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. The Early Work, Madison Art Center, Madison, US (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. Recent Works on Paper, David Floria Gallery, Aspen, US

2001    
Louise Bourgeois – Œuvres récentes, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France
Louise Bourgeois – The Personages, C&M Arts, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois, Cheim & Read Gallery, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
Louise Bourgeois. Reconstruction of the Past, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria
Louise Bourgeois. Passage Dangereux, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Louise Bourgeois, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation Peter Blum, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois. Spiders, Rockefeller Center / Public Art Fund, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois. The Puritan, Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin, Germany
Louise Bourgeois. Illustrated Books, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois. Livres Illustrés, Musée d'Art Américain, Giverny, France
75th Anniversary Sculpture: Louise Bourgeois, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, US

2000    
Louise Bourgeois. Neue Arbeiten/Recent Works, Hauser & Wirth Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Louise Bourgeois and Carol Rama: Prints from 1944 to 2000, Franco Masoero, Turin, Italy
Louise Bourgeois. Works on Paper, Galleria Karsten Greve, Milan, Italy
Louise Bourgeois. Estampes 1990-2000, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France
Kappatos Gallery Athens, Greece
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Louise Bourgeois (Retrospective and installation), Tate Modern, London, UK
Louise Bourgeois, Grafiska Sallskapet, Stockholm, Sweden (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois, Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Norrköping, Sweden (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois, Göteborg Museum of Art, Gothenburg, Sweden (Travelling Exhibition)
Installation of The Welcoming Hands by Louise Bourgeois, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France

1999    
Louise Bourgeois. Prints 1989-1998, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, US
Louise Bourgeois: Metamorphosis and other works on paper, Galerie Lelong, New York, US
Wexner Prize Wall, Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Columbus, US
Louise Bourgeois: Metamorphosis and other works on paper, Remba Gallery, West Hollywood, US
Louise Bourgeois: Topiary, Piece Unique, Paris, France
Louise Bourgeois. Memoria y arquitectura, Museo Nacional, Centro de Arte Reina Sofìa, Madrid, Spain
Louis Bourgeois, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Louise Bourgeois. Sculpture from the 1940s and Works on Paper, Jaffe-Friede & Strauss Galleries, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, US
Louise Bourgeois. Prints 1989-1998, Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, US
Louis Bourgeois, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
Louis Bourgeois, Galerie Paula Böttcher, Berlin, Germany
Louis Bourgeois, Galerie Seitz-von Werder, Berlin, Germany
Louis Bourgeois, Ernst-Museum, Budapest, Hungary

1998    
Louise Bourgeois. Recent Work, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Louise Bourgeois. Obras Recentes, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
The Geometry of Pleasure, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, US
Louise Bourgeois. Art is a Guarantee of Sanity, Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, US
Past Tense. Louise Bourgeois, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Louise Bourgeois: Topiary, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois. New Works, Galerie Lars Bohman, Stockholm, Sweden
Louise Bourgeois. Nyare verk, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden
Carte Blanche à Annee Dijan. The Drawings of Louise Bourgeois. Espace Saint-François, Lausanne, Switzerland
Louise Bourgeois. Recent Work, CAPC - musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux Entrepôt, Bordeaux, France
Sacred and fatal: The Art of Louise Bourgeois, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, US
Present Tense: Louise Bourgeois, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
Louis Bourgeois, The Lotos Club, New York, US

1997    
Louise Bourgeois, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, US
Louise Bourgeois, Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Louise Bourgeois: Blue Days and Pink Days, Prada Foundation, Milan, Italy
Louise Bourgeois. Drawings 1947-1997, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, US
Louise Bourgeois. Spider, Cheim & Read, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois. Ode à Ma Mère, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, US
The Drawings of Louise Bourgeois, Centro Cultural da Light, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Marion Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, US
Louise Bourgeois. Sculpture, Centro Cultural Banco Cultural do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Louise Bourgeois. Dessins Récents, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France
Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
Louise Bourgeois. Hamlet and Ophelia, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, US
Louise Bourgeois. Hamlet and Ophelia, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois. Homesickness, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan

1996    
Red Room, Hauser & Wirth Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain
Louise Bourgeois. Drawings, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, US (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. Drawings, The Drawing Center, New York, US (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. Drawings, The List Visual Art Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, US (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. Drawings, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (Travelling Exhibition)
XI. Mostra da Gravura. Mostra América (special room dedicated in honour of Louise Bourgeois), Fundacão Cultural de Curitaba/Museu da Gravura, Curitiba, Brazil
Louis Bourgeois, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, US
Louise Bourgeois. Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
Louise Bourgeois. Der Ort des Gedächtnisses Skulpturen, Environments und Zeichnungen. 1946-1995, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany
The Locus of Memory, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. Spiders, Baumgartner Galleries, Washington D.C., US
Louise Bourgeois. Skulpturen und Objekte, Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria
Louis Bourgeois, Galerie Samuel Lallouz, Montreal, Canada
Louise Bourgeois: The Forties and the Fifties, Gallery Josedoff / Harry Jack Gray Center, University of Hartford, Westford, US
Louis Bourgeois, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville, Spain
Louis Bourgeois, Museo Rufina Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
Louise Bourgeois. Sculptures, ORIEL, The Arts Council of Wales Gallery, The Friary, Cardiff, UK
The Prints of Louise Bourgeois, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands

1995    
MARCO - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico
The Prints of Louise Bourgeois (accompanied by an exhibition of sculptures), Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
20th Century Master Drawings, Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York, US
Louis Bourgeois, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Louis Bourgeois, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Louis Bourgeois, Galerie Piece Unique, Paris, France
Louise Bourgeois. Hommage à Duras, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
Louise Bourgeois: Drawings, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France
The Locus of Memory, Galeria Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois: Dessins pour Duras, Théâtre du Vieux Colombier, Paris, France
Louise Bourgeois, Walker Hill Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Mitsubishi-Jisho Artium, Fukuoka City, Japan
Louise Bourgeois: Drawings, École Nationale des Beaux-Art de Bourges, Bourges, France
Louise Bourgeois. Pensées-Plumes, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. Pensées-Plumes, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. Sculptures, environnements, dessins. 1938-1995, Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
The Prints of Louise Bourgeois, Musée du Dessin et de l'Estampe Originale, Gravelines, France
The Prints of Louise Bourgeois, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France

1994    
The Locus of Memory, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., US (Travelling Exhibition)
The Prints of Louise Bourgeois, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois. Skulpturen und Installationen, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
Louise Bourgeois. Skulpturen, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany
The Louise Bourgeois Papers. A Promised Gift to the Archives of American Art, Archives of American Art, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois: The Art of Assemblage, Marion Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, US
The Red Rooms, Peter Blum, New York, US
Louis Bourgeois, Galleria Karsten Greve, Milan, Italy
Louise Bourgeois. Etchings, Galerie Espace, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Louise Bourgeois: The Personages, The Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, US
Louis Bourgeois, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, US
The Locus of Memory, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, US (Travelling Exhibition)

1993    
XLV Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, La Biennale di Venezia, American Pavilion, Venice, Italy
Louise Bourgeois, Ginny Williams Family Foundation, Denver, US
Louise Bourgeois, Galerie Ramis Barquet, Monterrey, Mexico
Louise Bourgeois. Personnages, 1940s, Installations, 1990s, Laura Carpenter Fine Art, Santa Fe, US
Louise Bourgeois: Etchings' Jan Weiner Gallery, Topeka, US
Louis Bourgeois' Linda Cathcart Gallery, Santa Monica, US

1992    
Louis Bourgeois, Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France
Installation of recent acquisitions, National Gallery of Art, East Wing, Washington D.C., US
Louise Bourgeois. Prints 1947-1991, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, US
The Fabric Workshop's 15th Anniversary. Annual Benefit Honoring Louise Bourgeois and Anne d'Harnoncourt (opening of a new installation by Louise Bourgeois in collaboration with the Fabric Workshop 'She Lost it'), The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, US
Louise Bourgeois. Drawings, Second Floor, Reykjavik, Iceland
Currents 21: Louise Bourgeois, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, US
Louis Bourgeois, Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto, Canada
Louise Bourgeois. C.O.Y.O.T.E. (installed at the museum's front entrance), Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, US

1991    
Louise Bourgeois. L'Œuvre gravée, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland
Louise Bourgeois. A Retrospective Exhibition, Kunstmuseum Bern, Berne, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. A Retrospective Exhibition, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. Recent Sculpture, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, US
Louis Bourgeois, Ydessa Hendeles Art Foundation, Toronto, Canada

1990    
Bronzen der 40er und 50er Jahre, Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany
Louise Bourgeois: Drawings and Sculpture, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany
Louise Bourgeois. A Retrospective Exhibition, Fundació Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. 1939-89. Skulpturen und Zeichnungen, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
Louise Bourgeois: Bronze Sculpture and Drawings, Linda Cathcart Gallery, Santa Monica, US
Louise Bourgeois: Four Decades, Ginny Williams Gallery, Denver, US
Louise Bourgeois: Sculptures and Drawings, Monica Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Louise Bourgeois. 1984-89, Riverside Studios, London, UK
Louise Bourgeois. A Retrospective Exhibition, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. A Retrospective Exhibition, Musée d'art contemporain, Lyon, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. Drawings, Karsten Schubert, London, UK

1989    
Louise Bourgeois: Legs, Ydessa Art Foundation, Toronto, Canada
Louise Bourgeois. A Retrospective Exhibition, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt a. M., Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. Selected Works, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, US
Louise Bourgeois. 100 Zeichnungen, Galerie Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland
Recent Sculpture by Louise Bourgeois, Art Gallery of York University, North Yorkshire, UK
Louise Bourgeois. Works from the Sixties, Dia Art Foundation, Bridgehampton, US
Louise Bourgeois. Sculpture, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois. Works from the 50s, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois. Progressions and Regressions, Galerie Lelong, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois – Sculpture, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois. Dessins 1940/86, Galerie Lelong, Paris, France

1988    
Louise Bourgeois. Work 1943-1987, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, US
Louise Bourgeois. Works On Paper, Museum Overholland, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sculpture by Louise Bourgeois, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, US
Louis Bourgeois, Gallery of Art, Washington University, St Louis, US
Louise Bourgeois. Drawings 1939-1987, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, US

1987    
Louis Bourgeois, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, US
Louis Bourgeois, Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, US
Paintings and Drawings, Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, US
Sculpture 1947-1955, Gallery Paul Anglim, San Francisco, US
Louis Bourgeois, The Taft Museum, Cincinnati, US
Louis Bourgeois, The Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, US
Louise Bourgeois. Paintings from the 1940s, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, US

1986    
Louise Bourgeois. Sculptures and Drawings, Texas Gallery, Houston, US
Louis Bourgeois, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, US
The Doris Feldmann Plaza, 'Eyes', New York, US

1985
Louis Bourgeois, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Louise Bourgeois. Retrospektive 1947-1984, Galerie Maeght-Lelong, Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. Retrospektive 1947-1984, Galerie Maeght-Lelong, Zurich, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)

1984    
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Louise Bourgeois. Sculpture, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, US

1983    
Louis Bourgeois, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, US
Louise Bourgeois. Retrospective, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, US (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. Retrospective, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US (Travelling Exhibition)
Louise Bourgeois. Retrospective, Akron Art Museum, Akron, US (Travelling Exhibition)

1982    
Bourgeois Truth, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois. Retrospective, MOMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, US (Travelling Exhibition)

1981    
Louise Bourgeois. Femme Maison, Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, US

1980    
Louise Bourgeois. Sculpture: The Middle Years 1955-1970, Xavier Fourcade Gallery, New York, US
The Iconography of Louise Bourgeois, Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York, US

1979    
Louise Bourgeois. Sculpture 1941-1953. Plus One New Piece, Xavier Fourcade Gallery, New York, US
Louise Bourgeois. Matrix / Berkeley 17, Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, US


Selected Awards

2007    
Österreichisches Ehrenzeichen für Wissenschaft und Kunst (Austrian Honour Medal for Science and Arts)

2002    
Wolf Foundation Prize in the Arts (Painting and Sculpture), Wolf Foundation, Israel
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, University of Illinois, Champaign, US

2000    
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, The Art Institute of Boston, US
Honorary Member, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria

1999    
Wexner Center Honoree
Leon d'oro, XLVIII Esposizione Internationale d'arte, Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Praemium Imperiale, Award of Japan

1996    
National Medal of Arts presented by President Clinton at the White House, Washington D.C., US

1995    
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Art Institute of Chicago, US

1991    
Lifetime Achievement Award, International Sculpture Center, Washington D.C. , US (First Recipient)
Grand Prix National de Sculpture, Ministère de la Culture, France

1990    
Edward MacDowell Medal, MacDowell Colony, New York, US

1989    
Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement, College Art Association

1987    
Honorary Doctorate, The New School, New York, US
Golden Medal of Honor for Excellence in Art, National Arts Club, New York, US

1984    
President's Fellows Award, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, US
Officier de l'Ordre des arts et des lettres, Ministère de la Culture, France

1983    
Selected Member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, US
Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, US

1981    
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences of Boston, US

1980    
Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts from Women's Caucus for Art

1977    
Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts, Yale University, New Haven, US

1973    
Artist Grant, National Endowment for the Arts



EXHIBITIONS

PERSONAGES
May 23, 2012 - Jun 29, 2012

Les Fleurs
Feb 24, 2010 - Mar 31, 2010

Abstraction
Apr 20, 2007 - Jun 29, 2007

Louise Bourgeois
Apr 12, 2005 - May 13, 2005

Louise Bourgeois
May 23, 2002 - Jun 30, 2002

ARTWORKS

GIRL WITH HAIR
2007
Archival dye printed on linen
23 x 15 inches
58.4 x 38.1 centimeters
Edition 6/12

La Famille #1
2006
Etching, watercolor, ink, gouache, pencil, on paper
150.5 x 50.2 cm
Lower right: Louise Bourgeois


PUBLICATIONS

PERSONAGES

Les Fleurs

Abstraction


MEDIA COVERAGE

Exhibition: PERSONAGES

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