Geta Brătescu

Born in Ploiesti, Romania, 1926

Faculty of Letters and Philosophy of the University of Bucharest in Romania, 1945-49
Bucharest School of Belle Arte ‘Camil Ressu’, 1945-49
Institute of Arts ‘Nicolae Grigorescu’ in Bucharest, 1969-71

Lives and works in Bucharest, Romania

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Hauser & Wirth, ‘The Leaps of Aesop’, New York NY
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, ‘Geta Brătescu: An atelier of one’s own’, Ghent, Belgium
Documenta 14, Neue Galerie, ‘Geta Brătescu’, Kassel, Germany
La Biennale di Venezia, Romanian Pavilion, ‘Geta Brătescu – Apariţii (Geta Brătescu – Apparitions) ‘, Venice, Italy
Camden Arts Centre, ‘Geta Brătescu. The Studio: A Tireless, Ongoing Space’, London, England

2016
Hamburger Kunsthalle, ‘Geta Brătescu. Retrospektive’, Hamburg, Germany
Galerie Barbara Weiss, ‘Collages and Drawings’, Berlin, Germany

2015
Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England
CAM – Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, ‘Geta Brătescu: Drawings with the Eyes closed’, St. Louis, United States
Ivan Gallery, ‘Invoking the Drawing’, Bucharest, Romania

2014
BAM/PFA – Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, ‘Geta Brătescu / MATRIX 254’, Berkeley, United States
Galerie Barbara Weiss, ‘Geta Brătescu. Atelier Continuu’, Berlin, Germany

2013
MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, ‘Geta Brătescu: The Artist’s Studios’, León, Spain
Galerie Barbara Weiss, ‘Geta Brătescu and Paul Neagu’, Berlin, Germany

2012
Salonul de proiecte, ‘Geta Brătescu: the Artist’s Studios’, Bucharest, Romania (Travelling Exhibition)
Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil

2011
Ivan Gallery, ‘Geta Brătescu. The Work The Image The Sign’, Bucharest, Romania

2010
Galerie Mezzanin, ‘Alteritate’, Vienna, Austria

2009
Ivan Gallery, ‘Spaces: 1971–2005’, Bucharest, Romania
Galerie Rüdiger Schoettle, ‘Capricio’, Munich, Germany

2008
Ivan Gallery, ‘Collages-Drawings’ 1971–2006, Bucharest, Romania
Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria

2007
MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Resources’, Bucharest, Romania

2003
CIAC – International Center for Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania

1999
National Museum of Art, ‘Retrospective: Geta Brătescu’, Bucharest, Romania

1993
Simeza Gallery, ‘The Garden’, Bucharest, Romania
French Cultural Institute, Bucharest, Romania

1992
Museum of Art and Archaeology, ‘The Myths and Stories of Geta Brătescu’, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

1990
Galerie Arnold-Jotzu, Bad Homburg, Germany

1988
Galerile de Arta Timișoara, Galerile de Arta Arad, Muzeul Tarii Crisurilor, Oradea, Romania

1987
Caminul Artei Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

1985
Lyngby Kunstforening, Lyngby, Denmark
Căminul Artei Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

1984
Casa de Cultura RFG, ‘I have drawn for Faust’, Bucharest, Romania

1983
Simeza Gallery, ‘Vestigii’, Bucharest, Romania

1981
Simeza Gallery, ‘Medea’s Portraits’, Bucharest, Romania

1980
Sammlung Michael Winter, ‘Mythology’, Hamburg, Germany

1976
Galateea Gallery, ‘Atelier III – Towards White’, Bucharest, Romania (Travelling Exhibition)
Accademia di Romania, ‘Studio III – Verso il bianco’, Rome, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)

1973
Magnets, Bucharest, Romania

1972
Sala Dalles, Bucharest, Romania

1971
Apollo Gallery, ‘Atelier II’, Bucharest, Romania

1970
Orizont Gallery, ‘Atelier’, Bucharest, Romania

1963
Simeza Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

1960
Galateea Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

1947
Căminul Artei Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

Group Exhibitions

2017
The Showroom, ‘Everything we see could also be otherwise (My sweet little lamb)’, London, England
Neue Galerie, ‘Documenta 14’, Kassel, Germany
EMST—National Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Documenta 14’, Athens, Greece

2016
insitu – space for contemporary art, ‘Madeleine’, Berlin, Germany
Pi Artworks London, ‘What’s The Riddle’, London, England
Vargas Museum Manila, ‘O discutie despre contemplatie si nemultumire (A Matter of Contemplation and Discontent)’, Manila, Philippines
Heidelberger Kunstverein, ‘The Ruler of Justice’, Heidelberg, Germany
Turner Contemporary, ‘Entangled: Threads and Making’, Margate, England

2015
Timișoara Art Encounters, ‘Appearance & Essence’, Timișoara, Romania
Badischer Kunstverein, ‘Die Schule von Kyiv’, Karlsruhe, Germany
Kyiv Biennial 2015, ‘The School of Kyiv’, Kyiv, Ukraine
Galerie Martin Janda, ‘The Asterisk of Love’, Vienna, Austria
Museum of Modern Art, ‘Construction to Transmission: Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America, 1960-1980’, New York, United States
Kosova National Art Gallery, ‘Thirty One’, Pristina, Kosovo
Vienna Biennale 2015, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Barbara Weiss, ‘1989’, Berlin, Germany
Galerie Martin Janda, ‘curated by_Joe Scanlan: The * of Love. Doug Ashford, Geta Brătescu, Dexter Sinister, Polly Korbel’, Vienna, Austria

2014
Modern Art Oxford, ‘Straight to Camera: Performance for Film’, Oxford, England
ENDORA Arte Producoes Ltda., ‘artevida’, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Museum of Modern Art, ‘A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio’, New York, United States
Hauser & Wirth Zürich, ‘Lines. Curated by Rodrigo Moura’, Zürich, Switzerland

2013
Sammlung Goetz, ‘Happy Birthday! 20 Jahre Sammlung Goetz’, Munich, Germany
Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, ‘DECORUM Carpets and tapestries by artists’, Paris, France
5th Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Moscow, Russia
55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, ‘Il Palazzo Enciclopedico’, Venice, Italy
Museum of Modern Art, ‘In The Heart of the Country. The Collection of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw’, Warsaw, Poland
Summa Art Fair, Madrid, Spain
Hunt Kastner Artworks, Prague, Czech Republic
Stephen Friedman Gallery, ‘Threaded Stories’, London, England

2012
La Triennale Paris 2012, ‘Intense Proximity’, Palais de Tokyo and other venues, Paris, France
Tate Modern, ‘A Bigger Splash: Painting after Performance Art’, London, England

2011
MUMOK Museum moderner Kunst Wien Stiftung Ludwig, ‘Museum of Desire’, Vienna, Austria
New Museum, ‘Ostalgia’, New York City, USA
12th Istanbul Biennale, ‘Untitled’, Istanbul, Turkey
Kalmar Konstmuseum, ‘A Complicated Relation – Part 1’, Kalmar, Sweden
MACBA – Museu D’Art contemporani Barcelona, ‘L’Internationale’, Barcelona, Spain

2010
Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, ‘Image at Work, Index’, Stockholm, Sweden
Brukenthal National Museum, ‘Social Cooking Romania’, Sibiu, Romania (Travelling Exhibition)
A Foundation, ‘The Economy of a Gift’, Liverpool, United Kingdom

2009
Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, ‘Gender Check. Femininity and Masculinity in Eastern European Art’, Vienna, Austria
COCO, ‘Forschungsbericht’, Vienna, Austria
Kunstagenten Gallery, ‘Portrait – 01’, Berlin, Germany
Cneai, ‘Fleuves’, Chatou, France
Espace Tajan, ‘Romanian Modernism’, Paris, France

2008
NGBK Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst, ‘Social Cooking Romania’, Berlin, Germany (Travelling Exhibition)
P74 Center and Gallery, ‘Old Masters’, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2006
Moderna Galerija, ‘Arteast Collection 2000+23’, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2004
Kunsthalle Wien project space, ‘formate/moving patterns. Bukarest ca.2004’, Vienna, Austria

2003
International Center for Contemporary Art, ‘Ego’, Bucharest, Romania

2002
Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, ‘In Search of Balkania’, Graz, Austria

2000
Argos Project 2000, Vevey, Switzerland
Brukenthal Museum, ‘In Full Dress’, Sibiu, Romania
Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, ‘Arteast 2000+ Collection. The Art of Eastern Europe in Dialogue with the West’, Ljubljana, Slovenia
National Museum of Art, ‘Transitional Romania 2000’, Bucharest, Romania

1996
Soros Centre for Contemporary Arts, ‘The Experiment in Romanian Art after 1960’, Bucharest, Romania

1995
Videoformes #95, Clermont-Ferrand, France

1994
Museum of Art, ‘Art Unlimited SRL’, Arad, Romania
Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, ‘Europa, Europa. Das Jahrhundert der Avantgarde in Mittel- und Osteuropa’, Bonn, Germany

1993
De Zonnehof Cultural Center, ‘Object-Books made by Romanian Artists’, Amersfoort, Netherlands
Internationales Videofestival, Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany

1992
Museum of Art, ‘The Earth’, Timișoara, Romania

1991
Artexpo, ‘The Gender of Mozart’, Bucharest, Romania
Stare fara titlu, Timișoara, Romania
Museum Of Art Collections, ‘Object – Book’, Bucharest, Romania

1990
‘Art in the Open – Six Romanian Artists’, Warrenpoint, Ireland

1987
São Paulo Biennale, São Paulo, Brazil

1984
International Biennale of Graphic, Fredrikstad, Norway

1983
Sao Paulo Biennale, São Paulo, Brazil

1982
Kulturhaus Friedrich Schiller, ‘Artistii plastici fotografiaza’, Bucharest, Romania

1981
National Museum Osaka and Kanagawa Gallery Yokohama, ‘Contemporary Painting in Eastern Europe and Japan’, Yokohama, Japan

1978
Galerie Bastion, ‘The Study’, Timișoara, Romania

1976
Biennale of Graphic Design, Brno, Czech Republic

1975
University of Medicine, ‘The Human Body’, Bucharest, Romania

1974
Galeria noua, ‘Art and Energy’, Bucharest, Romania

1972
Biennale of Graphic Design, Brno, Czech Republic

1966
Biennale of Graphic Design, Brno, Czech Republic

1969
International Biennale of Tapestry, Lausanne, Switzerland

1967
Sala Dalles, Bucharest, Romania

1965
International Biennale of Tapestry, Lausanne, Switzerland

1960
La Biennale di Venezia, Romanian Pavilion, Venice, Italy

1946
Sala Dalles, ‘The Official Black and White Salon’, Bucharest, Romania


Awards and Grants

2008
Doctor Honoris Causa, The National University of Arts, Bucharest, Romania

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