ARP J77009 Menschliche Konkretion auf ovaler Schale / Concrétion humaine sur une coupe (Human Concretion on Oval Bowl)

Hans Arp

Photo: Hans Arp

Hans Arp is a familiar figure of classical Modernism and was a key contributor in the development of Dada and Surrealism in the early twentieth century. Focusing his attention on everyday objects, Arp created his own unique ‘object language’ using a nonsensical vocabulary: plate, fork, knife, clock, tie, moustache, lips, breasts. With a playful hand he juggled the dominant art currents of the early twentieth century, combining seemingly contradictory geometric and organic formal idioms with the artistic ‘-isms’ of his epoch.

Turning his back on the increasingly modernized turn-of-the-century society, Arp created biomorphic works whose organic, amoeboid forms highlighted his fascination with the physiological processes of procreation, growth and death, and counteracted the rectilinear structures of Cubism. Arp studied the mineral, vegetable, and animal worlds for inspiration, documenting the evolution of an imaginary world. Combined with his late bronze sculptures from the 1950s, these works sought to give form to natural forces – clotting, hardening, congealing and fusing – all of which were symbols of eternal cycles in nature for Arp.

Born in Strasbourg, France in 1886 Arp was raised bilingual, French and German, and additionally Alsatian, which was fundamental for his work. After studying at Ecole des Arts et Metiers, Kunstschule Weimar and Académie Julian, Paris he co-founded the Swiss Artists association ‘Der Moderne Bund’ and the Dada movement in Zurich. Arp participated the first Surrealist exhibition in 1925 in Paris alongside Klee, Picasso and many others. In the 1930s, the Zurich-based art historian Carola Giedion-Welcker recognized the relevance of Arp’s vision of nature, and saw in his works the ‘invisible made visible, the search for a visual language capable of capturing the spiritual realms beyond the world of appearances.’ Arp’s innovative and influential practice prefigured the Fluxus movement, inspired artists such as Anthony Caro and Joan Miró, and made way for the great contemporary performance artists.

His first major solo exhibition in the USA was shown in 1949. Arp was awarded the Grand Prize for Sculpture at the Venice Biennale in 1954. In the 1960s he received the Stephan Lochner Medal, the GrandPrix National des Arts and the German Federal Cross of Merit. The first Arp retrospective was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1958. Although his later practice is often overlooked, Arp continued producing sculpture and poetry in a continuation of the Dada tradition until his death in 1966, during which time he built up an incredible body of work.


Born Strasbourg, France, 1886


Ecole des Arts et Métiers, Strasbourg, France 1904
Kunstschule Weimar, Weimar, Germany, 1905
Académie Julian, Paris, France, 1908

Died Basel, Switzerland, 1966

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022 Musée Bibliothèque Pierre André Benoit, 'Jean Arp. Un jour, des années, une vie', Alès, France

2021 Hauser & Wirth Bahnhofstrasse, 'Arp: Art is a Fruit', Zurich, Switzerland
Fondazione Marguerite Arp, 'Hans und Marguerite Arp im Ronco dei Fiori', Solduno, Switzerland
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, 'Rodin/Arp', cur. Astrid von Asten & Dr. Raphaël Bouvier, Remagen, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)

2020 Fondation Beyeler, 'Rodin/Arp', cur. Dr. Raphaël Bouvier, Riehen, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)

2019 Hauser & Wirth, 'Arp: Master of 20th Century Sculpture', Central, Hong Kong
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 'The Nature of Arp: Sculptures, Reliefs, Works on Paper', Venice, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
Heinrich-Gebert-Kulturstiftung Appenzell, 'Hans Arp – Die architekturbezogenen Werke', Appenzell, Switzerland
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Sammlung Arp 2019. Die Natur ist eine versteinerte Zauberstadt', Remagen, Germany

2018 Nasher Sculpture Center, 'The Nature of Arp: Sculptures, Reliefs, Works on Paper', Dallas TX (Travelling Exhibition)
Landes-Stiftung Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Rendez-vous des Amis: Kurt Schwitters und Hans Arp', Remagen, Germany

2017 Kröller Müller Museum, 'Arp: The Poetry of Forms', Otterlo, Netherlands (Travelling Exhibition)
Turner Contemporary, 'Arp: The Poetry of Forms', Margate, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Nationalmuseum Poznan in Kooperation mit der Stiftung Hans Arp e.V., 'A-Geometric. Hans Arp and Poland', Poznan, Poland

2016 Kunstmuseum Winterthur, 'Hans Arp', Winterthur, Switzerland
Städtische Galerie, 'ZweiKlang. Sophie Taeuber und Hans Arp', Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
Hauser & Wirth, 'Schwitters, Miró, Arp', Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Hauser & Wirth, 'Schwitters, Miró, Arp', Zurich, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Sammlung Arp 2016. Sie sind Vorläufer, Propheten einer neuen Zeit (Hugo Ball)', Remagen, Germany

2015 Georg Kolbe Museum / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Hans Arp. Der Nabel der Avantgarde', Berlin, Germany
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'ZweiKlang. Rendez-vous des amis: Sophie Taeuber – Hans Arp', Remagen, Germany

2014 Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Der Max ist da! Rendez-vous des Amis.
 100 Jahre Künstlerfreundschaft Hans Arp und Max Ernst', Remagen, Germany
Hauser & Wirth, 'Chance – Form – Language (and a Franzwestigation)', London, UK
Max Ernst Museum, 'Der Arp ist da! 100 Jahre Freundschaft Hans Arp und Max Ernst', Brühl, Germany
Museo d’Arte, 'Jean Arp – Osvaldo Licini e il contesto internazionale', Lugano, Switzerland

2013 Galerie Kicken Berlin, 'Hans Arp und Constantin Brancusi', Berlin, Germany
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Wolkenpumpen' [Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Hans Arp], Remagen, Germany

2012 Hauser & Wirth, 'Ovi Bimba', Zurich, Switzerland
Luxembourg and Dayan, 'Arp is Art', London, UK

2011 Chinati Foundation, 'Jean Arp', Marfa TX
Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, 'Arp Brancusi', New York NY
Galerie Thomas, 'Hans Arp. Schwelllenplastiken und Papierarbeiten aus den späten Jahren', Munich, Germany
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Organic Sculpture - Biomorphe Formen.
 Hans Arp im Dialog mit zeitgenössischen Künstlerpositionen', Remagen, Germany

2009 Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, 'Les Ateliers de Jean Arp', Strasbourg, France

2008 Castello Visconteo, 'Hans Arp: Poupées, Casorella', Locarno, Switzerland
Fritz Winter-Stiftung, Bavarian State Painting Collection, 'Hans Arp und Fritz Winter. Dialog ohne Begegnung', Munich, Germany
Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Art is Arp', Remagen, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, 'Art is Arp', Strasbourg, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Musée d’Art moderne et contemporain, 'Les Ateliers de Jean Arp', Strasbourg, France

2007 Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Hans Arp. Die Natur der Dinge', Remagen, Germany
Museum Liner, 'Hans Arp – Poupées', Appenzell, Switzerland

2006 Museo Correr, 'Jean Arp & Sophie Taeuber. Dada e oltre', Venice, Italy

2005 Okazaki City Museum,
'Hans Arp: Works from the Collections of the Arp Museum Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck', Okazaki, Japan (Travelling Exhibition)
Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, 'Hans Arp: Works from the Collections of the Arp Museum Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck', Sakura, Japan (Travelling Exhibition)
Gunma Museum of Art, 'Hans Arp: Works from the Collections of the Arp Museum Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck', Tatebayashi, Japan (Travelling Exhibition)
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Hans Arp: Works from the Collections of the Arp Museum Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck', Hayama, Japan (Travelling Exhibition)
Kunstforum der Berliner Volksbank, 'Arp ist da! Skulpturen, Reliefs, Arbeiten auf Papier von Hans Arp', Berlin, Germany

2004 Palais des Beaux-Arts, 'Arp. L'invention de la forme', Bruxelles, Belgium
Kunstmuseum Basel, 'Schwitters Arp', Basel, Switzerland

2003 Casa Rusca, 'Hans Arp. Astrazione e figurazione. Opere degli anni Cinquanta e Sessanta', Locarno, Switzerland
Fundació Sa Nostra, 'Hans Arp – Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Exploracions mútues', Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2002 Galerie Denise René, 'Arp Albers. Rencontre de deux amis', Paris, France
Kloster Cismar, Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen Schloss Gottorf, 'Farbe und Form. Sophie Taeuber-Arp im Dialog mit Hans Arp', Grömitz, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Kulturforum ALTANA, Städelschen Kunstinstitut, 'Farbe und Form. Sophie Taeuber-Arp im Dialog mit Hans Arp', Frankfurt am Main, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)

2001 Fundació Juan Miró, 'Jean Arp. Invenció de formes', Barcelona, Spain

2000 Hannema-de Stuers Foundation, 'Hans Arp – Sophie Taeuber-Arp', Heino, Netherlands (Travelling Exhibition)
Casa Rusca, 'Arp e le avanguardie nelle collezioni della Città di Locarno', Locarno, Switzerland

1999 Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen, Schloss Gottorf, 'Hans Arp. Korrespondenz der Formen', Schleswig, Germany
Galeria Bunkier Sztuki, 'Hans Arp – Sophie Taeuber-Arp', Kraków, Poland (Travelling Exhibition)

1998 Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, 'Hans Arp – Sophie Taeuber-Arp', Toyota, Japan (Travelling Exhibition)
Museo della Permanente, 'Arp e l'Avanguardia', Milan, Italy
Château de Villeneuve, 'Arp et ses amis', Vence, France

1997 Landesmuseum, 'Hans Arp 1886 –1966. Ankäufe des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz', Mainz, Germany
Palazzo Te, 'Hans Arp – Sophie Taeuber-Arp', Mantua, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, 'Hans Arp – Sophie Taeuber-Arp', Thessaloniki, Greece (Travelling Exhibition)
State Hermitage Museum, 'Hans Arp – Sophie Taeuber-Arp', St. Petersburg, Russia (Travelling Exhibition)

1996 Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp', Remagen, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)

1995 Henri Moore Institute, 'Arp – Reliefs', Leeds, UK

1994 Museum Würth, 'Arp', Künzelsau, Germany
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, 'Hans Arp', Nuremberg, Germany

1993 Galleria d'arte Narcisso, 'Jean Arp', Turin, Italy

1991 Museum Ludwig, 'Hans Arp – Die Metamorphose der Figur', Cologne, Germany
Albertinum, 'Sophie Taeuber-Arp – Hans Arp. Besonderheiten eines Zweiklangs', Dresden, Germany

1990 Musée Pouchkine, 'Hans Arp', Moscow, Russia

1989 Herzog August Bibliothek, 'Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Elemente der Bilder und Bücher', Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Van der Heydt Museum, 'Sophie Taeuber-Arp / Hans Arp. Künstlerpaare-Künstlerfreunde ', Wuppertal, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)

1988 Kunstmuseum Bern, 'Sophie Taeuber-Arp / Hans Arp. Künstlerpaare-Künstlerfreunde', Bern, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Bahnhof Rolandseck / Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp e.V., 'Sophie Taeuber-Arp / Hans Arp. Künstlerpaare-Künstlerfreunde', Rolandseck, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum für Neue Kunst, 'Ich bin der grosse Derdiedas: Druckgraphik und Zeichnungen von Hans Arp', Freiburg, Germany

1987 Galerie Neher, 'Hans Arp', Essen, Germany
Akademie der Künste, 'Hans Arp', Berlin, Germany

1986 Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 'Arp. 1886 – 1966', Boston MA (Travelling Exhibition)
Minneapolis Institute of Art, 'Arp. 1886 – 1966', Minneapolis MN (Travelling Exhibition)
Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Musée d'art moderne de Strasbourg, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Württembergischer Kunstverein, 'Arp. 1886 – 1966', Stuttgart, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)

1985 Galleria d'Arte Niccoli, 'Jean Arp, Opere dal 1918 al 1964', Parma, Italy
Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, 'Jean Arp. Esculturas, relieves, obra sobre papel, tapices', Madrid, Spain

1984 Museo d'Arte, 'Arp in Ticino', Mendrisio, Switzerland
The Contemporary Art Gallery, 'Arp', Tokyo, Japan
Fondation Arp, 'Die Gipsplastiken von Hans Arp', Clamart, France

1983 Centre Pompidou, 'Jean Arp. Le temps des papiers déchirés', Paris, France
National Gallery of Art, 'Jean Arp. The Dada Reliefs', Washington D.C.

1982 Kunstmuseum Basel, 'Hans Arp. Nach dem Gesetz des Zufalls geordnet', Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Elke Dröscher, 'Hans Arp', Hamburg, Germany

1981 Galerie Sapone, 'Jean Arp', Nice, France
Galerie Denise René, 'Arp – Taeuber-Arp', Paris, France

1980 Galleria Pieter Coray, 'Jean Arp. Sculture', Lugano, Switzerland

1978 Musée d'Art et d'Industrie, 'Arp. Les reliefs', Saint-Etienne, France

1977 McNay Art Institute, 'Arp on Paper', San Antonio TX (Travelling Exhibition)
University of California Art Museum, 'Arp on Paper', Berkeley CA (Travelling Exhibition)
The Museum of Modern Art, 'Arp on Paper', New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Galerie Attali, 'Arp, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Seuphor', Paris, France

1976 Galerie Nouvelles Images, 'Arp, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Seuphor', The Hague, Netherlands
Galerie Der Spiegel, 'Hans Arp', Cologne, Germany
Schloss Augustusburg, 'Hans Arp – Plastiken. Reliefs. Zeichnungen. Collagen', Brühl, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Nijmeegs Museum, 'Hans Arp – Plastiken. Reliefs. Zeichnungen. Collagen', Nijmegen, Netherlands (Travelling Exhibition)
Galerie Elke Dröscher, 'Hans Arp – Plastiken. Reliefs. Zeichnungen. Collagen', Hamburg, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Galerie Brusberg, 'Hans Arp – Plastiken. Reliefs. Zeichnungen. Collagen', Hanover, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Galerie Ulysses, 'Hans Arp – Plastiken. Reliefs. Zeichnungen. Collagen', Vienna, Austria (Travelling Exhibition)
Thurn and Taxispalais, 'Hans Arp – Plastiken. Reliefs. Zeichnungen. Collagen', Salzburg, Austria (Travelling Exhibition)
Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte, 'Hans Arp – Plastiken. Reliefs. Zeichnungen. Collagen', Munster, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 'Jean Arp', New York NY

1975 Centre de Sculpture Contemporaine, 'Jean Arp', Tokyo, Japan
Museum Haus Lange, 'Hans Arp', Krefeld, Germany

1974 Galleria Il Segno, 'Jean Arp', Rome, Italy
Galerie Denise René, 'Hommage à Jean Arp', Paris, France

1973 Musée des Beaux-Arts, 'Jean Arp', Le Havre, France
Galerie Jean Chauvelin, 'Arp. Collages', Paris, France

1972 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Jean Arp', New York NY
Galerie La Rose des Vents, 'Jean Arp', Vich, Switzerland
Galerie Mélisa, 'Jean Arp', Lausanne, Switzerland

1971 Galeria Narciso, 'Jean Arp 1912 – 1965', Turin, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
Galleria del Naviglio, 'Jean Arp 1912 – 1965', Milan, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
Galleria II Collezionista, 'Jean Arp 1912 – 1965', Rome, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
Sidney Janis Gallery, 'An Arp Garden of Marbles and Bronzes', New York NY

1970 Vismara Arte Contemporanea, 'Jean Arp', Milan, Italy
Galleria Notizie, 'Arp', Turin, Italy
Galeria Velasco, 'Jean Arp', Madrid, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
Galeria René Metras, 'Jean Arp', Barcelona, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
Grace Borgenicht Gallery, 'Arp', New York NY
Galerie Renée Ziegler, [Jean Arp], Zurich, Switzerland

1968 Sidney Janis Gallery, 'Arp', New York NY
Dominion Gallery, 'Jean Arp', Montréal CA
Galerie d'Art Moderne, 'Jean Arp: Reliefs', Basel, Switzerland
Cercle Noroil, 'Jean Arp – Sophie Taeuber', Arras, France

1967 Ancienne douane, 'Hommage à Jean Arp', Strasbourg, France

1966 Kunstverein Hamburg und Württembergischer Kunstverein, 'Hans Arp', Stuttgart, Germany
Galerie im Erker, 'Hans Arp', St. Gall, Switzerland
Castello Visconti, 'Donazione Jean Arp', Locarno, Switzerland

1965 Chalette Gallery, 'Jean Arp', New York NY
Galleria Schwarz, 'Arp', Milan, Italy

1964 Brook Street Gallery, 'Arp', London, UK
Dom Galerie, 'Arp', Cologne, Germany

1963 Sidney Janis Gallery, 'Arp 23 – 63', New York NY
Galleria Schwarz, 'Arp', Milan, Italy

1962 Musée National d'Art Moderne, 'Arp – Zeichnungen, Collagen und Reliefs', Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Kunsthalle, 'Arp – Zeichnungen, Collagen und Reliefs', Basel, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Moderna Museet, 'Arp – Zeichnungen, Collagen und Reliefs', Stockholm, Sweden (Travelling Exhibition)
Louisiana Museum, 'Arp – Zeichnungen, Collagen und Reliefs', Humlebaek, Denmark (Travelling Exhibition)
Tate Gallery, 'Arp – Zeichnungen, Collagen und Reliefs', London, UK (Travelling Exhibition)
Galerie Denise René, 'Arp – S. Taeuber-Arp. Peintures et Sculptures', Paris, France
Galerie Klipstein und Kornfeld, 'Arp – Zeichnungen, Collagen und Reliefs', Bern, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Grace Borgenicht Gallery, 'Arp: drawings and collages', New York NY
Galerie du Perron, 'Hommage à Jean-Hans Arp', Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie d'Art Moderne, 'Arp: Zeichnungen, Collagen und Gouachen', Basel, Switzerland

1961 Galerie Edouard Loeb, 'Jean Arp: Dessins, Collages, Poupées', Paris, France

1960 Galerie Denise René, 'Arp, sculptures et tapisseries récentes', Paris, France
Stedelijk Museum, 'Arp', Amsterdam, Netherlands
Galerie Chalette, 'Jean Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp', New York NY

1959 Galerie Denise René, 'Arp: dessins', Paris, France
Galerie Artek, 'Arp', Stockholm, Sweden
Galerie Klipstein und Kornfeld, 'Hans Arp: Graphik 1912 – 1956', Bern, Switzerland

1958 MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Arp: Retrospective', New York NY
Musée National d'Art Moderne, 'Arp: Retrospective', Paris, France
Galerie Der Spiegel, 'Hans Arp', Cologne, Germany

1957 Musée de l'Art Wallon, 'Arp', Brussels, Belgium
Galerie d'Art Moderne, 'Jean Arp', Basel, Switzerland
Galerie Denise René, 'Arp – Taeuber-Arp. Gouaches, Collages, Reliefs, Sculptures', Paris, France
Galerie St. Stephan, 'Jean Arp – Michel Seuphor – Sophie Taeuber-Arp', Vienna, Austria (Travelling Exhibition)
Galerie der Spiegel, 'Jean Arp – Michel Seuphor – Sophie Taeuber-Arp', Cologne, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)

1955 Galerie Edouard Loeb, 'Jean Arp', Paris, France
Galerie Berggruen, 'Arp: Collages', Paris, France
Kestner-Gesellschaft, 'Hans Arp – Sophie Taeuber-Arp', Hanover, Germany
Galerie Springer, [Sophie Taeuber-Arp – Hans Arp], Berlin, Germany
Kunstverein Freiburg, [Sophie Taeuber-Arp – Hans Arp], Fribourg, Switzerland

1954 Curt Valentin Gallery, 'Jean Arp', New York NY
La Biennale di Venezia, 'Arp', French Pavilion at the XXVI International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy

1952 Salle de l’Émulation, [Exhibition of works by Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Jean Arp], Liège, Belgium

1951 Galerie La Hune, 'Arcadie d'Arp', Paris, France

1950 Galerie Maeght, 'Arp', Paris, France
Galerie Denise René, 'Arp – Taeuber-Arp', Paris, France
Sidney Janis Gallery, 'Arp – Taeuber-Arp. 10 Paintings by Sophie Taeuber; 6 Paintings in Collaboration; 10 Reliefs & Paintings by Jean Arp', New York NY

1949 Curt Valentin-Buchholz Gallery, 'Jean Arp', New York NY

1945 Galerie des Eaux-Vives, 'Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Gemälde und Zeichnungen / Jean Arp: Reliefs, Holzschnitte, Zeichnungen', Zurich, Switzerland

1944 Art of this Century, 'Arp', New York NY

1939 Galerie Jeanne Bucher, 'Jean Arp. Sculptures, Reliefs, Papiers déchirés. Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Peintures, Reliefs, Gouaches', Paris, France

1937 Putzel Gallery, 'Jean Arp', San Francisco CA

1934 John Becker Gallery, '15 gouaches by Hans Arp', New York NY

1930 Galerie Jeanne Bucher, 'Arp: Papiers déchirés', Paris, France

1929 Galerie Goemans, 'Arp', Paris, France

1928 Galerie L'Epoque, 'Hans Arp', Brussels, Belgium
Galerie Le Centaure, 'Hans Arp', Brussels, Belgium
Librairie La Mésange, 'Projets de l’Aubette et Œuvres de Arp, Taeuber, van Doesburg', Strasbourg, France

1927 Galerie Surréaliste, 'Arp', Paris, France

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 Hauser & Wirth Publishers, 'Sophie Taeuber-Arp & Hans Arp: Cooperations – Collaborations', Zurich, Switzerland
San Diego Museum of Art, 'Objects of Desire. Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today', San Diego CA (Travelling Exhibition)
CaixaForum, 'Objects of Desire. Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today', Girona, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
CaixaForum, 'Objects of Desire. Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today', Sevilla, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
CaixaForum, 'Objects of Desire. Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today', Madrid, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
Vitra Design Museum, 'Objects of Desire. Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today', Weil am Rhein, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Panorama Museums Bad Frankenhausen, 'Surrealismus in Deutschland? Kunst von 1919 bis 1949', Bad Frankenhausen, Germany

2020 Henie Onstad Kunstsenter Oslo, 'The Great Monster Dada Show', Oslo, Norway
Fundació Joan Miró, 'Sound Lines in 20th Century Art', Barcelona, Spain
Museum Folkwang Essen, 'Der montierte Mensch. Bildwelten eines technologischen Zeitalters', Essen, Germany

2019 ZKM Zentrum für Medien und Kunst Karlsruhe, 'Negativer Raum', Karlsruhe, Germany
Kunstmuseum Bonn, 'Maske', Bonn, Germany

2014 Gerhard-Marcks-Haus Bremen, 'Nach der Natur.
 Strategien der Natur in der zeitgenössischen Bildhauerei', Bremen, Germany
Max Ernst Museum, 'Seine Augen trinken alles, Max Ernst, Kunst und Kultur am Vorabend des ersten Weltkriegs', Brühl, Germany
Museum Behnhaus Drägerhaus, 'Augen auf. Thomas Mann und die bildende Kunst', Lübeck, Germany
Museum voor Schone Kunsten, 'Love Letters in war and peace (1870–1930)', Gent, Belgium
Vitra Design Museum, 'Alvar Aalto – Second Nature', Weil am Rhein, Germany

2013 Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, '1914. Die Avantgarden im Kampf', Bonn, Germany
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Inventing Abstraction', New York NY
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, 'Matrix. Das Textile in Kunst und Kunsthandwerk von Gustav Klimt bis Chiharu Shiota', Wolfsburg, Germany

2012 Wilhelm Hack-Museum, 'Punkt. Systeme', Ludwigshafen, Germany
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 'Encounters with the 1930’s', Madrid, Spain

2011 Kunstmuseum Luzern, 'Der Moderne Bund', Lucerne, Switzerland

2010 Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung e.V., 'Schnittstelle / Muster', Bonn, Germany
Fundación Mapfre, 'Subversion des images', Madrid, Spain (Travelling Exhibition)
Fotomuseum Winterthur, 'Subversion des images', Winterthur, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)
Centre Pompidou, 'Subversion des images', Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Path to Abstraction – 1867 to 1917', Sydney, Australia

2009 Gerhard Marcks Haus, 'Daphne: Mythos und Metamorphose', Bremen, Germany

2008 Gerhard Marcks Haus, 'Against Nature: the hybrid forms of modern sculpture', Bremen, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum Beelden aan Zee, 'Against Nature: the hybrid forms of modern sculpture', Scheveningen, Holland (Travelling Exhibition)
Henry Moore Institute, 'Against Nature: the hybrid forms of modern sculpture', Leeds, UK (Travelling Exhibition)

2006 The National Gallery of Art, 'Dada', Washington D.C.

2005 Musée des Beaux-Arts, 'L'action restreinte. L'art moderne selon Mallarmé', Nantes, France
Centre Pompidou, 'Dada', Paris, France

2004 Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 'Monocromos. De Malevich al presente', Madrid, Spain

2003 Museum Liner und Kunsthalle Ziegelhütte, 'Aspekte der Sammlung Arp-Hagenbach', Appenzell, Switzerland

2001 Centre Pompidou, 'Denise René, l'intrépide. Une galerie dans l'aventure de l'art abstrait. 1944 –1978', Paris, France

1995 CAAM Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, 'El poeta como artista', Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

1966 Musée National d'Art Moderne, 'Dada. Ausstellung zum 50-jährigen Jubiläum. Exposition Commémorative du Cinquantenaire', Paris, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Kunsthaus Zürich, 'Dada. Ausstellung zum 50-jährigen Jubiläum. Exposition Commémorative du Cinquantenaire', Zurich, Switzerland (Travelling Exhibition)

1958 Stedelijk Museum, 'Dada', Amsterdam, Netherlands

1954 Hôtel de Ville, 'Sept pionniers de la sculpture moderne', Yverdon, Switzerland

1953 Sidney Janis Gallery, 'Dada 1916-1923', New York NY

1944 Kunsthalle Basel, 'Konkrete Kunst', Basel, Switzerland

1936 MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Cubism and Abstract Art', New York NY

1933 Association des Surindépendants / Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles, '6e Salon des Surindépendants', Paris, France

1930 Kunstsalon Wolfsberg, 'Produktion Paris 1930', Zurich, Switzerland
Galerie 23, 'Cercle et Carré', Paris, France

1921 Galerie Montaigne, 'Salon Dada. Exposition internationale', Paris, France

1919 Kunsthaus Zürich, 'Schweizerische Expressionisten – Das Neue Leben', Zurich, Switzerland

1917 Galerie Tanner, 'Otto van Rees, Hans Arp, A.C. van Rees-Dutilh: Moderne Wandteppiche, Stickereien, Malereien, Zeichnungen', Zurich, Switzerland

1912 Hans Goltz Kunsthandlung, 'Die zweite Ausstellung der Redaktion Der Blaue Reiter Schwarz-Weiss', Munich, Germany
Kunsthaus Zürich, 'Der Moderne Bund' [Zweite Ausstellung], Zurich, Switzerland



2020 Ewig, Isabelle, Guégan, Victor, Maldonado, Guitemie (et al.), 'Jean Arp. Un jour, des années, une vie', Saint Côme et Maruéjols: trente et un, 2020, ill. (exh. cat.)
Tamaschke, Elisa, Teuscher, Jana, Würtenberger, Loretta (eds.), 'ARP. Hans Arp & Other Masters of the 20th Century Sculpture' [Stiftung Arp e.V. Papers, Volume 3], Berlin: Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taueber-Arp e.V., 2020, ill.
Bouvier, Raphaël (ed.), 'Rodin / Arp. Two Masters in Dialogue' [English ed.], Ostfildern/Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2020, ill. (exh. cat.)
Bouvier, Raphaël (ed.), 'Rodin / Arp. Zwei Meister im Dialog' [German ed.], Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2020 (exh. cat.)

2019 Martinoli, Simona, Scotti, Roland (eds.), 'Public Arp. Hans Arp Architekturbezogene Arbeiten', Zurich: Scheidegger & Spiess, 2019, ill.
Mareuge, Agathe, 'Petite éternité. L'oeuvre poétique tardive de Jean Hans Arp', Dijon: Les presses du reel, 2019

2018 Teuscher, Jana, Würtenberger, Loretta (eds.), 'ARP. The Art of Hans Arp after 1945' [Stiftung Arp e.V. Papers, Volume 2], Berlin: Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taueber-Arp e.V., 2018, ill.
Kachur, Lewis, Krupp, Walburga (et al.), 'The Nature of Arp', Dallas TX: Nasher Sculpture Center, 2018, ill. (exh. cat.)

2017 Steinkamp, Maike, Smolinska, Marta, 'A-Geometry. Hans Arp and Poland / A-Geometrica. Hans Arp I Polska', Posen: Nationalmuseum Poznan, 2017, ill. (exh. cat.)
Guy, Frances, Robertson, Eric, 'Arp. The Poetry of Forms', Otterlo: Kröller-Müller Museum, 2017, ill.

2016 Steinkamp, Maike, Würtenberger, Loretta (eds.), 'ARP. Hans Arp and the United States' [Stiftung Arp e.V. Papers, Volume 1], Berlin/Rolandswerth: Stiftung Hans Arp und Sophie Taueber-Arp e.V., 2016, ill.
Schwarz, Dieter, 'Hans Arp', Winterthur: Kunstmuseum Winterthur, 2016, ill. (exh. cat.)
Suter, Rudolf, 'Hans Arp. Das Lob der Unvernunft', Zurich: Scheidegger & Spiess, 2016, ill.

2015 Wallner, Julia (ed.), 'Hans Arp. Der Nabel der Avantgarde', Berlin: Georg-Kolbe Museum, 2015, ill. (exh. cat.)

2014 Heynen, Julian (ed.), 'Hans Arp. Chance Form Language (and a FRANZWESTigation)', Berlin: Distanz, 2014, ill.

2012 Dankbar, Melanie, Steiner, Juri, 'Hans Arp. Ovi Bimba', Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2012, ill.
Hartog, Arie (ed.), 'Hans Arp. Skulpturen. Eine Bestandsaufnahme. Sculptures. A Critical Survey', Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2012, ill. (cat. rais.)
Luxembourg & Dayan (ed.), 'Arp is Art', London: Luxembourg & Dayan, 2012, ill. (exh. cat.)
Di Donna, Blain, 'Jean Arp. A Collection Of Wood Reliefs And Collages', New York NY: Blain Di Donna LLC, 2012, ill. (exh. cat.)

2011 Galerie Thomas (ed.), 'Hans Arp. Schwellenplastiken und Papierarbeiten aus den späten Jahren', Munich: Galerie Thomas, 2011, ill. (exh. cat.)
Kornhoff, Oliver (ed.), 'Biomorph! Hans Arp in a Dialogue with Current Positions in Art', Cologne: Snoeck, Remagen: Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck, 2011, ill. (exh. cat.)

2007 Suter, Rudolf, 'Hans Arp. Weltbild und Kunstauffassung im Spätwerk' [Europäische Hochschulschriften Reihe, vol. 424, XXVIII], Bern/Frankfurt am Main/New York: Lang, 2007, ill.
Hüben, Rainer, Scotti, Roland (eds.), 'Hans Arp. Poupées', Goettingen: Steidl, 2007, ill.
Gallwitz, Klaus, 'Hans Arp. Die Natur der Dinge', Dusseldorf: Richter Verlag, 2007, ill. (exh. cat.)

2006 Robertson, Eric, 'Arp - Painter Poet Sculptor', New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2006, ill.

2005 Stecker, Raimund, von Asten, Astrid (eds.), 'Hans Arp. Works from the Collection of the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck', Tokyo: The Tokyo Shimbun, 2005, ill. (exh. cat.)

1999 Rathke, Christian, 'Hans/Jean Arp. Korrespondenz der Formen', Schleswig-Holstein: Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen Schloss Gottdorf, 1999, ill. (exh. cat.)

1997 Dülpers, Juliane, 'Voulez-vous voler avec moi. Eine Studie zur französischsprachigen Dichtung Hans Arps. Vol. 2. Bonner Romantische Arbeiten', Frankfurt a. M./New York: P. Lang, 1997, ill.

1995 Schramm, Uwe, 'Der Raumbegriff bei Hans Arp. Vol. 2. Interpretation und Vermittlung', Munster: Lit Verlag, 1995, ill.

1994 Faucherau, Serge, 'Arp', Recklinghausen: Verlag Aurel Bongers, 1994, ill.
Weber, Sylvia, 'Arp. Anlässlich der Ausstellung Hans Arp. Eine Übersicht. Arbeiten aus den Jahren 1912 bis 1965', Sigmaringen: Thorbecke, 1994 (exh. cat.)

1991 Gohr, Siegfried, Kolberg, G., 'Hans Arp. Die Metamorphose der Figur', Cologne: Museum Ludwig, 1991, ill. (exh. cat.)
Wegener, Maria, Werner, Wolfgang (eds.), 'Hans Arp. 1886-1965. Dada Art Concret', Breme: Graphisches Kabinett/Kunsthandel Wolfgang Werner KG, 1991, ill.

1989 Andreotti, Margherita, 'The Early Sculpture of Arp. Ann Arbor', London: UMI Research Press, 1989, ill.

1988 Watts, Harriett, 'Hans Arp und Sophie Taeuber-Arp. Die Elemente der Bilder und der Bücher', Wolfenbüttel: Herzog August Bibliothek, 1988, ill. (exh. cat.)

1983 Bleikasten, Aimée, 'Arp-Bibliographie, Vol. 2: Critique/Kritik', London: Grand & Cutler, 1983 (cat. rais.)

1981 Bleikasten, Aimée, 'Arp-Bibliographie, Vol. 1: Ecrits/Dichtung', London: Grand & Cutler, 1981 (cat. rais.)
Rau, Bernd, 'Hans Arp. The Reliefs. Catalogue of the Complete Works' [with an introduction by Michel Seuphor], New York: Rizzoli, 1981, ill. (cat. rais.)

1980 Arntz, Wilhelm F., 'Das graphische Werk 1912-1966', The Hague: G. Arntz Winter, 1980, ill. (cat. rais.)

1978 Poley, Stefanie, 'Hans Arp - Die Formensprache im plastischen Werk. Teil C: Katalog der unveröffentlichten Plastiken', Ostfildern-Ruit: Gerd Hatje, 1978, ill. (cat. rais.)

1973 Jianou, Ionel, 'Jean Arp', Paris: Arted, 1973, ill.

1968 Trier, Eduard (ed.), 'Hans Arp: Sculpture 1957-1966' [with a catalogue of the sculptures by François Arp], London: Thames and Hudson, 1968, ill. (cat. rais.)
Read, Herbert, 'Arp', London: Thames and Hudson, 1968, ill.

1967 Döhl, Reinhard, 'Das literarische Werk Hans Arps 1903-1930. Zur poetischen Vorstellungswelt des Dadaismus', Stuttgart:  Metzler, 1967

1957 Giedion-Welcker, Carola, 'Hans Arp' [incl. a catalogue of the sculptures from 1930-1957 by Marguerite Hagenbach], Stuttgart: G. Hatje, 1957, ill. (cat. rais.)

Artist's Books & Writings

1984 Bleikasten, Aimée (ed.), 'Gesammelte Gedichte III. Gedichte 1957-1966', Zurich/Wiesbaden/Munich: Limes Verlag, 1984

1974 Schifferli, Peter (ed.), 'Gesammelte Gedichte II. Gedichte 1939-1957', Zurich/Wiesbaden: Limes Verlag, 1974

1966 Arp, Hans, 'Jours effeuillés. Poèmes, essais, souvenirs 1920-1965' [with a foreword by Marcel Jean], Paris: Gallimard, 1966

1963 Arp-Hagenbach, Marguerite, Schifferli, Peter (eds), 'Gesammelte Gedichte I. Gedichte 1903-1939', Zurich/Wiesbaden/Munich: Limes Verlag, 1963

1955 Arp, Hans, 'Unsern täglichen Traum. Erinnerungen, Dichtungen und Betrachtungen aus den Jahren 1914-1954', Zurich: Arche, 1955

1948 Arp, Hans, 'Arp. On My Way. Poetry and Essays 1912-1947' [Documents of Modern Art, vol. 6; prefatory note by Robert Motherwell], New York: Wittenborn, Schulz, 1948

1946 Arp, Hans, 'Le siège de l’air. Poèmes 1915-1945' [with 8 Drawings by Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp], Paris: Vrille, 1946, ill.


2021 Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger (ed.), 'Tree Connections. Ein Kunst- und Ausstellungsprojekt von / An art and exhibition project by Klaus Littmann', Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2021, pp. 198-199, ill. (exh. cat.)
Kries, Mateo, Cunz, Tanja, 'Objekte der Begierde. Surrealismus und Design 1924 – heute' [German ed.], Weil am Rhein: Vitra Design Museum, 2021, ill. (exh. cat.)
Kries, Mateo, Cunz, Tanja, 'Objects of Desire. Surrealism and Design 1924 – Today' [English ed.], Weil am Rhein: Vitra Design Museum, 2021, ill. (exh. cat.)

2020 Malone, Meredith (ed.), 'Multiplied. Edition MAT and the Transformable Work of Art, 1959-1965', Munich: Hirmer, 2020, pp. 121-128, ill. (exh. cat.)

2018 Yilmas Dziewior (ed.), ‘Museum Ludwig. Kunst 20./21. Jahrhundert’, Cologne: Walther König Verlag, 2018

2015 Laurenz Foundation, Schaulager Basel (ed.), 'Future Present. The Collection of the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation', Basel: Laurenz Foundation, Schaulager Basel, 2015

2002 Padberg, Martina (ed.), 'Farbe und Form. Sophie Taeuber-Arp im Dialog mit Hans Arp', Bad Homburg von der Höhe: Kulturforum Atlanta, 2002


2021 Isacchini, Simona, 'The Dadaist publications of Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Hans Arp from Hauser & Wirth', on:, 19 April 2021, ill.
Bouvier, Raphaël, 'Rodin und Arp – Zwei Pioniere der mondernen Skulptur im Dialog', in: Artinside. Das Museumsmagazin der Region Basel, Basel, Spring 2021, pp. 24-25, ill.

2020 Meier, Philipp, 'Zwei Bildhauer singen im Duett. Auguste Rodin und Hans Arp laden in der Fondation Beyeler zu einer sinnlichen Sehschule', in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Zurich, 15 December 2020, pp. 17, 32, ill.

2019 Sims, Vanessa, 'Abbot Hall exhibition focuses on artists who fled from the Nazi occupation', on:, 14 February 2019
Reynolds, Pamela, 'What Boston Owes to the Bauhaus, as the Experimental School Turns 100', on:, 18 February 2019

2018 ___, 'Refuge: The Art of Belonging', on:, 14 December 2018
Esplund, Lance, ''The Nature of Arp' Review: Revolutionary Forms', on:, 30 October 2018, ill.
Hostetter, Alaena, 'The Nasher Sculpture Center Celebrates 15 Years', on:, 19 October 2018, ill.
Reyburn, Scott, 'Celebrities Love Old Masters, but Will Collectors Fall for Them?', on:, 6 July 2018
___, 'With An Injection of Funding from Art Basel Parent MCH Cross-Collecting Fair Masterpiece Presents High-End Objects For All', on:, 4 July 2018, ill.
Karcher, Eva, 'Im Kokon. Kunst als Lebensart: Die Londoner Messer Masterpiece befeuert die Lust am luxuriösen Crossover der Genres', in: Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, 30 June 2018, p. 20, ill.
Rees, Lucy, 'Cross-Collecting Is in Full Swing at Masterpiece London', on:, 29 June 2018
Netto, David, 'All the Treasures at the Masterpiece Design Fair in London', on:, 29 June 2018, ill.
Brady, Anna, 'From Marina Abramovic’s face to a butcher’s shop diorama, early sales at Masterpiece London', on:, 29 June 2018, ill.
Slattery, Luke, 'Zurich banks on its creative edge as the birthplace of Dadaism', on:, 7 June 2018
Harris, Gareth, 'Jean Arp. Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK', in: Frieze, London, March 2018, p. 178
___, 'Florsheim, Goldberg collections comprise Wright sale Feb. 15', on:, 30 January 2018, ill.

2017 Ward, Evie, 'Hans Arp: The Poetry of Forms', on:, 18 December 2017, ill.
Treen, Kristen, 'Crossing borders at Turner Contemporary', on:, 18 December 2017, ill.
Oberholzer, Niklaus, 'Arp, Gehr, Matisse', in: Kunstbulletin, Zurich, May 2017, p. 81
Steer, Emily, 'Death and Taxes', in: Elephant, London, Spring 2017, pp. 190-191
Jody, Zellen, 'Schwitters, Miró, Arp', in: Artscene, Los Angeles, January 2017, pp. 19-20, ill.
ÖER, 'Aufklärung statt Ausbeutung. Die Stiftung Arp hat die Negativschlagzeilen längst verlassen', in: Informationsdienst Kunst, Berlin, 1 June 2017, pp. 20-23

2016 Sonna, Birgit, 'Kurven für Rockefeller', in: art. Das Kunstmagazin, November 2016, Hamburg, pp. 44-53, ill.
Parsons, Elly, 'Myth and magic: Michael Werner's Stellar Summer Show of Modern Masters', on:, 18 July 2016, ill.
Cowger, Patti L., 'The 100th anniversary of Dada: A soiree of mayhem', on:, 13 May 2016, ill.

2015 Fricke, Christiane, 'Hans Arp. Eine amerikanische Geschichte', on:, 19 June 2015, ill.

Selected Images

Installation view, ‘The Nature of Arp’, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Italy, 2019

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