I g o r   M i t o r a j

Artist Igor Mitoraj

Artist’s Biography

1944
Born: Oderan, Germany.

1963
Mitoraj began studying painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. In the last three years of his studies, he became the pupil of Tadeusz Kantor (1914-1990).

1968
He moved to Paris to continue his studies at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts.

1983
He made Italy his home and opened a studio in Pietrasanta, although he continued to maintain his Paris atelier.

1986
He accepted an invitation to the 42nd Venice Art Biennale.

2014
Mitoraj passed away at the age of 70, on the 6th of October in Paris, France.

2016
Mitoraj’s definitive collection of monumental, bronze sculptures were exhibited within the magnificent archaeological excavations of Pompeii.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016
Mitoraj in Pompei, Archeological excavation in Pompei, Italy

2015

Strength In Fragility, Cara Gallery, New York, USA
Omaggio a Igor Mitoraj, Galleria d’Arte Contini, Venice, Italy
Mitoraj, Mito e Musica, Pietresanta, Italy

2014
Traces Of Time, ContiniArtUK, London, UK
Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), Pisa, Italy
Sinopia Museum, Pisa, Italy
Opera Primatial Pisana, Pisa, Italy

2013
Museum of Castelvecchio, “Mitoraj, Sculture”, Verona, Italy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Berlin, Germany

2012
Scenography and Costumes for the Opera Aida, Doha, Qatar
University of Frankfurt , “Igor Mitoraj – Skulpturen”, Frankfurt, Germany
Chapel of Villa Rufolo, Auditorium Niemeyer, Ravello, Italy

2011
“Mitoraj at the Valley of the Temples”, Archaeological Museum of Sicily, Agrigento, Italy

2010
La Defense, “Mitoraj a sculptor at the Defense”, Paris, France
Mitoraj Monumental, Aix en Provence, France
Scenography and costumes for the Opera Aida, Boboli Gardens, Florence, Italy
Mitoraj Monumental, Silvacane Abbey, France

2009
Main doors designed and installed for the “ Maria Boska Laskawa Church”, Warsaw, Poland

2008
Gallery Contini, “BiancoNero”, Venice, Italy

2007
“Art on the street: Igor Mitoraj. Lost myth “Rambla de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
“Igor Mitoraj Lost myth, Gran Via Marques del Turia”, Valencia, Spain.
Loggiato San Bartolomeo, “Igor Mitoraj: angeli, miti eroi ed”, Palermo, Italy
“Art street: Igor Mitoraj. Lost myth “, Madrid, Spain
“Street Art: Igor Mitoraj. Lost myth “, Vigo, Spain
“Street Art: Igor Mitoraj. The lost myth “The Corugna, Spain

2006
“Art on the street: Igor Mitoraj. Lost myth “Casco Antiquo, Granada, Spain
“Street Art: Igor Mitoraj. The lost myth “, Dalt Murada, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Scenography and Costumes for the Opera Tosca, Torre del Lago Puccini, Italy
Main doors designed and installed for the “Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli”, Rome, Italy

2005
International Gallery of Modern Art, Ca’ Pesaro, “ Igor Mitoraj Sculture”, Venice, Italy

2004
Galleria JGM. “Sculptures: Lost City ‘, Paris, France
Jardin des Tuileries, “monumental sculptures”, Paris, France
Trajan’s Market, “Mitoraj have mercati di Traiano”, Rome, Italy
Royal Palace, Warsaw, Poland
Gallery Joan Gaspar, Madrid, Spain

2003
International Centre of Culture, Krakow, Poland
Museum Narodowe, Poznan, Poland
Gallery Joan Gaspar, Barcelona, Spain

2002
Institute Matildenhöhe, “Mitoraj Sculture”, Darmstadt, Germany
Scenography and Costumes for the Opera Manon Lescaut, Torre del Lago Puccini, Italy
Museum of Modern Art, Lugano, Switzerland
Tega Gallery, Milan, Italy
JGM Gallery, Paris, France

2001
Olympic Museum, “Igor Mitoraj, nouvelle mythologie”, Lausanne, Switzerland
Die Galerie, Kaiserplatz, Frankfurt, Germany

2000
JGM. Galerie, Paris, France
Galleria Contini, “Mitoraj miti incrociati”, Venice, Italy
Mumm Akademia, Villa Hajo Rüter Parc, Eltville, Germany
Kunstverein, Villa Concordia, Bamberg, Germany
Miriam Schiell Gallery, “Recent Bronzes”, Toronto, Canada
“Mitoraj : nostalgia del mito”, City of San Marino, Republic of San Marino

1999
Archaeological Museum, Boboli Gardens, Palazzo Pitti “Igor Mitoraj Gods and Heroes”, Florence, Italy
Galeria Joan Gaspar, Barcelona, Spain
Uffizi Museum, Florence, Italy
Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens, Greece

1998
Die Galerie, Operenplaz, Frankfurt, Germany
Gallery Contini, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

1997
KPMG, La Défense, Paris, France
Museo Beelden Aan Zee, Scheveningen, The Netherlands
Via Senato Library, Milan, Italy
Polish Institute of Culture, Rome, Italy
Galleria Contini, Forte dei Marmi, Italy
S.Agostino Church and Duomo square, Pietrasanta, Italy

1996
Academy Gallery, Bath, UK
Publitalia Foundation, Siracusa, Italy
Marisa Del Re Gallery, Palm Beach, USA

1995
Museum Casa del Cordon, Burgos, Spain
Gallery Carini, Prato, Italy
Marisa Del Re Gallery, New York, USA
Park Riu Sook Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
Galleria Medusa, Chiostro San Francesco, Cesena, Italy

1994
Gallery Joan Gaspar, Barcellona, Spain
National Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland
National Gallery, Lodz, Poland
Gallery Lévy , Madrid, Spain
Sala Imagen, Seville, Spain
Museum of Navaja, Pamplona, Spain
Caja Vital Kotuxa Foundation, Vittoria, Spain

1993
JGM Galerie, Paris, France
Gallery Kordegarda, Warsaw, Poland
Gallery Forni, Bologna, Italy
Krakow University, Krakow, Poland
National Gallery, Poznan, Poland

1992
The Economist Plaza, London, UK
BSG Fine Art Gallery, London, UK
Italian Academy, London, UK
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK
JGM Gallery, Arco, Madrid, Spain

1991
JGM Gallery, Paris, France
Sforzesco Castle, Milan, Italy
Thomas Tivelli Gallery, Aspen, USA
The M&I Rayburn Foundation, New York, USA

1990
Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, USA
Stembock-Fermor Gallery, Stockholm Art Fair, Sweden

1989
Sala Gaspar , Barcelona, Spain
New York Academy of Art, New York, USA

1988
Gallery Lévy, Madrid, Spain
Valente Artforum Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

1987
Gallery Due Ci, Rome, Italy
Strozzi Palace, Florence, Italy
Italsider Centre, Taranto, Italy
Gallery Stenbock-Fermor, Gent, Belgium

1986
Gallery La Hune, Paris, France
Gallery Pierre Huber, Genève, Switzerland
Emperor Castle, Prato, Italy
Gallery Stemmle-Adler, Heidelberg, Germany

1985
Castel Sant’Angelo Museum, Rome, Italy
Company of Design, Milan, Italy
Palette Gallery, Palermo, Italy
Maison de la Culture, Metz, France

1984
Gallery l’Orangerie, Cologne, Germany
Gallery Lévy, Hamburg, Germany
Gallery Lévy, Paris, France
Gallery Toninelli, Rome, Italy

1983
Gallery Lévy, Paris, France
Gallery Artcurial, Fribourg, Switzerland
Gallery Cuppillard, Saint Tropez, France

1982
Le Rocabella, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Gallery Levy, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany

1981
Gallery Artcurial, Paris, France
Gallery Lévy, Paris, France
Gallery Levy, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany

1980
Veranneman Foundation, Kruishoutem, Belgium
Gallery Lévy, Hamburg, Germany
Gallery Mathilde, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gallery G . Bach, Genève, Switzerland

1979
Gallery Cupillard, Grenoble, France
Gallery Bornan, Marseille, France
Studio 40, The Hague, the Netherlands

1978
Gallery Artcurial, Paris, France
Gallery Dovat, Zurich, Switzerland
Gallery Gübelin, Lugano, Switzerland

1977
Gallery Artcurial, Paris, France
Gallery Maison, Berlin, Germany
Gallery Gollong, Saint Paul de Vence, France

1976
Gallery La Hune, Paris, France
Prize for sculpture, Montrouge, France

Selected Publications

2006
Le porte degli Angeli, (Doors of Angels) Rome, Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, Il Cigno Edizioni

2005
Igor Mitoraj, Sculture (International Gallery of Modern Art – Ca’ Pesaro), Ed. De Luca Editori d’Arte

2004
Mitoraj ai Mercati di Traiano, Ed. Artmedia
Igor Mitoraj : Sculptures monumentales, jardin des Tuileries, Ed. Argos Studio.
Conversazioni con Igor Mitoraj, L’enigma della pietra, Costanzo Costantini, Edizioni il Cigno
Mitoraj : rysunki i projekty. Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki

2003
Muzeum Norodowe, Mitoraj Urok gorgony (The Spell of Gorgon) .
Il sapore di quelle bocche : Sculture di Mitoraj by Giorgio Soavi, Ed. Skira.

2002
Igor Mitoraj, Museum of Modern Art, City of Lugano, Ed. Skira.
Igor Mitoraj : die Schönheit – eine zerbrochene Utopie, Institut Mathildenhoe Darmstadt, Ed. Die Galerie
Igor Mitoraj: Manon Lescaut, Scolpire l’Opera by Luciano Aloigi

2001
Igor Mitoraj, nouvelle mythologie, Musée Olympique

2000
Igor Mitoraj, Plastiken und Zeichnungen, Eltville, Mumm Akademie, Villa Hajo Rüter; Bamberg, Internationales
Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Kunstverein Bamberg
Mitoraj: nostalgia del mito, Republic of San Marino, Ed.Skira
Galleria Contini, Mitoraj: miti incrociati, Ed. Skira

1999
Igor Mitoraj: Dei ed Eroi, National Archeological Museum and the Boboli Gardens, Florence

1998
L’ombra degli Dei, Mito Greco ed Arte Contemporanea by Eva Di Stefano Glancing at the century, Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation

1997
Mitoraj Raadselachtige Schoonheid, Museum Beelden Aan Zee, Scheveningen
Il Giardino delle Muse, Biblioteca di Via Senato, Milan
Mitoraj – Sculpture , Contini e Vecchiato Gallery, Forte dei Marmi

1996
Igor Mitoraj: Gli dei sono ancora qui, Biblioteca di Via Senato, Milan

1995
Igor Mitoraj – Immagini della città di Macerata
Igor Mitoraj, Centro Cultural Casa del Cordon, Burgos

1994
Time Machine, The British Museum

1992
Igor Mitoraj, Yorkshine Sculpture Park

1991
Mitoraj, Castello Sforzesco

1989
Igor Mitoraj, Sculptures, New York Academy of Art

1986
Igor Mitoraj, Sculpture, Museum Castello Dell’Imperatore

1985
Igor Mitoraj, Sculpture, National Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo by Maurizio Calvesi, Alberto Bevilacqua, Vittorio Sgarbi and Marisa Vescovo
Igor Mitoraj, Sculpture, Compagnia del Disegno by Vittorio Sgarbi

 

Selected Collections and Museums

France
City of Angers, Angers
Ministry of Finance, General Treasury of the Mayenne, Laval
La Défense, Paris
Banque Paribas, Paris
Department of National Defence, the Place d’Armes New Fort de Vincennes, Paris

Germany
City of Bamberg, Bamberg
Würth Collection Museum, Berlin
Museum Wurth, Kunzelsau

Japan
Hakone Museum, Hakone
Abuta Sculpture Park, Hokkaido
The Tokyo Sogo Bank, Tokyo
Oya Museum, Utsunomiya

Greece
Museum of Modern Art, B. & E. Goulandris Foundation, Andros

Italy
Valley of The Temples, Agrigento
Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Rome
Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Florence
Boboli Gardens, Florence
Uffizi Museum, Florence
Olivetti S. p. A., Ivrea
City of Massa Marittima, Massa Marittima
Agusta S. p. A., Milan
Insurance Tirrenia, Milan
La Barona, Milan
Piazza del Carmine, Milan
Rusconi Editore, Milan
Scala Theatre, Milan
Trussardi S. p. A., Milan
Pope John XXIII square, Bergamo
Cloister San Bartolomeo, Palermo
Centauro Square, Pietrasanta
City Hall Palace, Pietrasanta
Sant Agostino Church, Pietrasanta
Ministry of Defence, Piombino
Basilica St. Mary of the Angels and Martyrs, Rome
Monte Grappa square, Rome
Fintermica Iacorossi, Rome
Cassa di Risparmio di Roma, Rome
Memmo Foundation, Rome
Valentino, S. p. A., Rome
Seat, Turin
City of Siena, Siena
Museum The Arena, Verona
City of Tivoli, Tivoli
Theatre Puccini, Torre del Lago Puccini

The Netherlands
Philips S. p. A.
Museum Belden Aan Zee, Scheveningen

Principality of Monaco
District of Fontvieille

Poland
National Opera, Krakow
Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow
Narodowe Museum, Krakow
Jagiellonski University Museum, Krakow
Contemporary Art Museum, Lodz
Olympic Centre, Warsaw
Basilica Matka Bolska Laskawa, Warsaw
Polpharma, Warsaw
Narodowe Museum, Warsaw

Spain
March Foundation, Majorca
City of Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Switzerland
Musée Olympique, Lausanne
City of Lugano, Lugano

United Kingdom
Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London
The British Museum, London
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

USA
Coca-Cola Foundation, Atlanta
Hilton International Company, Chicago
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids
County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
The M. & I. Rayburn Foundation, New York
Rosenkranz Foundation, San Francisco
Gateway Foundation, St. Louis
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.