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El Anatsui  1944, GH

(Brahim El Anatsui)
Rank (2014): 862 – 

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to top Most exhibitions in:

Country
USA 56
United Kingdom 15
Japan 5
Italy 5
France 4




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Artist Rank
Yinka Shonibare  340 17
William Kentridge  23 17
Romuald Hazoumé  1640 16
Zwelethu Mthethwa  1196 14




to top Most exhibitions held at:

Institution
  October Gallery, United Kingdom 10
  Jack Shainman Gallery, USA 6
  Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, USA 4
  National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institute, USA 4



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1944 Born in Anyako (GH)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 117  Please report missing Information



until 15.11.
   El Anatsui - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY Send message

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2014
   El Anatsui - Theory of Se - Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp
   Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui - Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL
   El Anatsui: Playing with Chance - Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA,Lagos), Lagos
   El Anatsui: New Worlds - Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA

2013
   Gravity and Grace - Monumental Works by El Anatsui - Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
   Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui - Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City, NY
   El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa - UMMA - The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI

2012
   Pot Of Wisdom - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY
   They Finally Broke The Pot Of Wisdom - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY
   El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa - Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
   Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui - Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
   El Anatsui - Stitch in Time - Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp
   El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa - North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

2011
   El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa - Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
   A Fateful Journey: Africa in the Works of El Anatsui - Museum of Modern Art Saitama, Saitama
   El Anatsui - Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute - The Clark, Williamstown, MA
   A Fateful Journey: Africa in the Works of El Anatsui - Tsuruoka Art Forum, Tsuruoka City
   El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa - Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
   A Fateful Journey : Africa in the Works of El Anatsui - The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama, Hayama

2010
   A Fateful Journey: Africa in the Works of El Anatsui - National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
   El Anatsui - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY
   El Anatsui - Gli (Wall) - Rice Gallery, Houston, TX

2009
   El Anatsui - Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, MO
   El Anatsui: Process and Project - BRIC Rotunda Gallery, New York City, NY

2008
   El Anatsui - Earth Growing Roots - San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
Description and image  El Anatsui: Gawu - National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC
   El Anatsui - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY

2007
   El Anatsui: Gawu - UAMA - The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
   El Anatsui: Gawu - Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
   El Anatsui - Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH

2006
   El Anatsui - Asi - David Krut Projects - New York, New York City, NY

2005
   Danudo - Recent Sculptures of El Anatsui - Skoto Gallery, New York City, NY
   El Anatsui - GAWU - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL

2004
   El Anatsui: Gawu - Gallery Oldham, Oldham, Greater Manchester
   El Anatsui: Gawu - The Model, Sligo

2003
   El Anatsui - Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales

2002
   El Anatsui - October Gallery, London

1998
   El Anatsui - A Scultped History of Africa - October Gallery, London

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2014
   Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa - Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

2013
   Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa - National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC

2012
Description and image  1era. Bienal de Montevideo 2012 - El Gran Sur (The Great South) - Bienal de Montevideo, Montevideo
   18th Biennale of Sydney - Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
   We Face Forward: Art from West Africa Today - Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester
   Masters Of The Transvangarde - October Gallery, London
   La Triennale 2012 - Intense Proximity - Palais de Tokyo, Paris
   Contemporary - Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
   Détournements - Keitelman Gallery, Brussels
   Environment and Object - Recent African Art - Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT
   20th Anniversary Exhibition - Skoto Gallery, New York City, NY

2011
   Environment and Object - Recent African Art - VCUarts Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
Description  The World Belongs to You - Palazzo Grassi - Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice
Description  ARS 11 - Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
   As It Is! Africa Applauded - The Mojo Gallery, Dubai
   The Missing Peace - San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
   Environment and Object Recent African Art - The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2010
   Transparency - Art for Renewable Energy - Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina - MADRE, Naples
   Refraction: Contemporary Art from the Harn Museum Collection - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
   Textiles - Fondation Jean Paul Blachere, Apt
   Who knows Tomorrow - Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
   Who Knows Tomorrow - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin
   Visionaries: Contemporary Art from Santa Barbara’s Private Collections - Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
   Living with art: collecting contemporary in metro New York - Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
   A Collective Diary. An African Contemporary Journey - Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Herzliya

2009
   Transvangarde: Leading Contemporary Artists - October Gallery, London
   Embrace! - Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
   The Missing Peace - Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
Description and image  3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art - Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Moscow
   Art, Media and Material Witness: Contemporary Art from the Harn Museum Collection - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
Description and image  Visiones de Confin - IVAM - Institut Valenciŕ d'Art Modern, Valencia
   Chance Encounters - Seven Contemporary Artists from Africa - Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos (CCA,Lagos), Lagos
   The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Fundacion Canal, Madrid

2008
Description and image  Bizarre Perfection - The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Description and image  Prospect.1 New Orleans - Prospect New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
   Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary - Museum of Arts & Design, New York City, NY
   El juego africano de lo contemporaneo - MACUF Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Union Fenosa, A Coruńa
Description and image  sonsbeek 2008: grandeur - Sonsbeek International Sculpture Exhibition, Arnhem
   chance encounters - Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai
   World Histories - Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
   Angaza Afrika - African Art Now - October Gallery, London
   Spring Show 2008 - October Gallery, London
   October Gallery Winter Show 2008 - October Gallery, London

2007
   The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
   Tapping Currents: Contemporary African Art and the Diaspora - The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
   Vision/Revision: Contemporary Art from the Harn Collection - Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
   BoysCraft - Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
   The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Emory Visual Arts Gallery, Atlanta, GA
   Un Fair/trade - Die Kunst der Gerechtigkeit - Neue Galerie Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz
   Africa Remix - Contemporary art of a continent - Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), Johannesburg
Description and image  52nd International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
   ARTEMPO - Where Times Becomes Art - Museo Fortuny, Venice
   8th Sharjah Biennial - Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah
   TRANS CAPE - contemporary African art on the move - - Trans Cape Africa, Cape Town (closed)
   The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - The Rubin Museum of Art (RMA), New York City, NY
   El Anatsui / Romuald Hazoumé / Owusu-Ankomah - FROM COURAGE TO FREEDOM - October Gallery, London
   Contemporary African Art from the Collection of William Jones - Aljira - Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
   Uncomfortable Truths-the shadow of slave trading on contemporary art & design - Victoria & Albert Museum - V&A, London

2006
   Altered, Stitched & Gathered - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
   Trienal de Luanda 2007 - Trienal de Luanda, Luanda
   The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Chicago, IL
   Africa Remix - Moderna Museet, Stockholm
   -poiesis - Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY
   Body of Evidence (Selections from the Contemporary African Art Collection) - National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC
   The Missing Peace - Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Description and image  Africa Remix - Contemporary Art of a Continent - Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
   7čme Biennale de l´Art Africain contemporain - Dak'Art Biennale de l’art africain contemporain, Dakar

2005
   In the making: materials and process - Stevenson, Cape Town
   African Remix - l'art contemporain d'un continent - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
   Africa Remix – Contemporary Art of a Continent - Hayward Gallery, London

2004
   5th Gwangju Biennal 2004 - A Grain of Dust A Drop of Water - Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju
   Afrika Remix - Zeitgenössische Kunst eines Kontinents - Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf

2003
   Selected Works - Skoto Gallery, New York City, NY

1999
   Les Champs de la Sculpture 2000 - Les Champs de la Sculpture, Paris

1998
   The Poetics of Line - Seven Artists of the Nsukka Group, Nigeria - National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC

1996
   Transvangarde - Cutting-edge Work from Africa, Asia, The Americas and Europe - October Gallery, London
   Transforms - October Gallery, London

1990
   XLIV. Esposizione Biennale Internazionale d'Arte della Cittŕ di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice

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Belgium

 Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp

India

 Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

Nigeria

 Pendulum Art Gallery, Lagos

South Africa

 David Krut Projects - Johannesburg, Johannesburg

United Kingdom

 October Gallery, London

USA

 Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City, NY
 Skoto Gallery, New York City, NY

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France

 Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris

Germany

 Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf

Ghana

 Ghana National Art Museum, Accra

Japan

 Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo

Jordan

 Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman

United Kingdom

 British Museum, London

USA

 Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
 The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
 Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL
 Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH
 University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
 Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
 Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
 MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
 The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
 National Museum of African Art - Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC

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