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Carl Andre

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Carlandre

Birthplace
Quincy, Massachusetts

Birth year
1935

Lives in
New York

Works in
New York

Representing galleries

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
May, 2014 Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010
Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries
 
Current Exhibitions and Events
Statement

Carl Andre is an American minimalist artist recognized both for his ordered linear format and grid format sculptures and for being tried and acquitted for murdering his wife, artist Ana Mendieta. His sculptures range from large public artworks to more intimate tile patterns arranged on the floor of an exhibition space.

In 1965 he had his first public exhibition of work in the "Shape and Structure" show curated by Henry Geldzahler at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery. Andre's controversial "Lever" was included in the seminal 1966 show at the Jewish Museum in New York entitled Primary Structures.

In 1970 he had a one man exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and has had one man exhibitions and participated in group shows in major museums, galleries, and kunsthalles throughout America and Europe.

In 1972, Britain's Tate Gallery acquired Andre's Equivalent VIII, comprised of an arrangement of fireplace bricks. The piece was exhibited several times without incident, but became the center of controversy in 1976 after being featured in an article in The Sunday Times and later being defaced with paint. The "Bricks controversy" became one of the most famous public debates in Britain about contemporary art.

In 1979 Andre first met Ana Mendieta through a mutual friendship with artists Leon Golub and Nancy Spero at AIR Gallery in New York City. Andre and Mendieta eventually married in 1985, but the relationship ended in tragedy. Mendieta fell to her death from Andre's 34th story apartment window in 1985 after an argument with Andre. Andre was charged with second degree murder. He elected to be tried before a judge with no jury. In 1988 Andre was acquitted of all charges related to Mendieta's death.

Recent Exhibits

Carl Andre participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2013 Beyond Brancusi: The Space of Sculpture (Tour)
Norton Simon Museum
 
Nov, 2013 40 Years at the Daniel Weinberg Gallery
AMBACH & RICE
 
Nov, 2013 Drawing Time, Reading Time
The Drawing Center
 
Oct, 2013 Not Yet Titled. Neu und für immer im Museum Ludwig
Museum Ludwig Köln
 
Oct, 2013 MOT Collection Part 2: Acts of Sculpture-Use, Capture, Create
Museum Of Contemporary Art Tokyo
 
Sep, 2013 More Than Minimal: Feminism and Abstraction in the ‘70s
The Rose Art Museum
 
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Carl Andre has Exhibited at these venues:

Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries Kunstsaele
Norton Simon Museum AMBACH & RICE
The Drawing Center Museum Ludwig Köln
Museum Of Contemporary Art Tokyo The Rose Art Museum
firstsite ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY
Sadie Coles HQ - South Audley St The Power Plant
Art Basel La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale)
Fondazione Prada - Ca' Corner Della Regina Winnipeg Art Gallery
Whitebox Art Center Paula Cooper Gallery - 534 W. 21st Street
The Baltimore Museum of Art MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave.
Turner Contemporary Galerie Yvon Lambert
Paula Cooper Gallery - 521 W. 21st Street MARC STRAUS
MCA DENVER NASHER SCULPTURE CENTER
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University Pangolin London
Minneapolis Institute of Arts Biennale Internazionale di Scultura di Carrara
Paul Kasmin Gallery - 10th Ave Paul Kasmin Gallery 515 West 27th Street
Gagosian Gallery - Beverly Hills Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Michael Kohn Gallery Drawing Room
MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Rasterfahndung - Tracing the grid
Sperone Westwater Gagosian - Paris
Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart Meessen De Clercq
Cantor Arts Center Ace Gallery- Los Angeles
MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp Konrad Fischer Galerie
Castello di Rivoli - Museum of Contemporary Art Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA)
The James Gallery Galerie Xippas
K20 GRABBEPLATZ Regen Projects
Bischoff/Weiss Art Gallery of New South Wales
Gagosian Gallery - 980 Madison Ave. Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Whitney Museum of American Art Sadie Coles - New Space
ZieherSmith Inc. Elga Wimmer PCC
Waddington Custot Galleries INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE BIENNALE OF CARRARA
Cueto Project ŻAK | BRANICKA
Musée des beaux-arts, Ville de La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland CHELSEA space
Perry Rubenstein Gallery - W. 23rd St. Galerie Almine Rech
Murray Guy MoMA PS1
S.M.A.K. Lisson Gallery
Andrea Rosen Gallery Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
Stuart Shave/Modern Art Walker Art Center
Sutton Lane - Paris Mamco
D'Amelio Terras Van de Weghe Fine Art
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Von Lintel Gallery
Ace Gallery- Beverly Hills Pace Gallery - 25th St.
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