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Angel Orensanz - biography

ANGEL ORENSANZ

Born in Larués, Aragón, Spain.  Has resided in New York since 1986.

BIOGRAPHY OUTLINE

2017
  • Hiroshima exposition at the Peace Museum,Hiroshima Japan
2014
  • Building an art paradise Territory Orensanz, environmental art installations of Angel Orensanz, Aldeaduero, Spain
  • The Collective Unconscious – Burning Bronzes , West Palm Beach Art Festival
2013
  • The Titanic that never arrived to New York, Conceptual art work (10 meters by 10 meters) , NY,Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York
2012
  • Sphere at the Olympics, London, England
  • Installation, The University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Burning Bronzes, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, US
2011
  • NY Armory Arts Week, exhibition of Buñuel and Orensanz’s video works.
  • Exhibition Angel Orensanz, 20 Years in Russia, Museum of the Russian Academy of Arts
    in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Paradigma, Museo del Traje, Madrid, Spain
2010
  • Time Split Sculpture, Hermitage Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia
    Award of The Union of Russian Artist for Cultural Collaboration between Spain and Russia
  • Waves of Warms, installation, New York
  • Red Waves, installation, performance and movie presentation, Sundance, US
  • The Savage Thinking: New Works, in The Endless Geometryexhibition, Paris, France
    Sculpture installation for the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Spanish College of Paris, France
  • Reconstruction of Haiti, sculpture installation and art action, Cannes, France
  • The Floating Sistine Chapel of Angel Orensanz, large scale installation, New York, US
  • The Abyss of the Gulf, textiles constructs, photographs, video, New York, US
  • Radioactive Fires of Russia, 30 drawings, installation & video, New York, US
  • The Floods of Afghanistan and Pakistan, large scale installation, New York, US
  • The Floating Sistine Chapel in Tokyo, Marunouchi building, Japan
  • 25 Years of Angel Orensanz in Russia, in The Annual Russian Art Festival, video installation, NY, US
  • Angel Orensanz in Italy, presentation, Italian Cultural Institute, New York, US
2009
  • Weightlessness, solo exhibition at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
  • Matter/Light, large scale exhibition at The Angel Orensanz Foundation for the
Arts in collaboration with The Armory Show, New York, March 3 – 6, 2009
  • A Small Retrospective, selections from the permanent collection of the Angel Orensanz Museum NY, Orensanz Summer Museum, Governors Island, New York, US
  • Snow sculptures, ABC playground, Houston Street, New York, US
2008
  • Red String, Civic Art Gallery, Givatayim, Tel Aviv, Israel, curated by Doron Pollak
  • Sand Drawings//Ground Marks, the Yeshuv Hayashan’ Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, curated by Doron Pollak
  • The Far Reaches of the Space, shuttle exhibit with stops at museums of and art fairs, New York, US
  • Sphere, large scale sculpture for the World Trade Center, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Grand Award, Open International Sculpture and Installation, Lido (Venice), Italy
  • Sculpture in steel for new airport of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Groups show to celebrate the WWII liberation of Eastern Europe, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Exhibition at the Orestiadi Foundation, (Sicily), the work becomes part of the collection.
  • Intervention commemorate the Spanish Medieval philosopher Maimonides, Cordova, Spain,
  • Salute to Russia, a collaboration with Yale University a Capella Choir, Moscow Museum of Modern Art
  • Open Tent, group show, celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights of 1968 in Paris, Place de la Ville de Paris, France
  • Messina, large relief in wax to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 1908 Messina earthquake
  • Grand Cinema Award for short The Final Score, Monte Carlo Film Festival, Monaco
2007
  • The Joyous Instability of Art, drawings, sculpture and fabric installation, Castello della Cuba, Palermo (Sicily) curated Achille Bonito Oliva
  • Mobiles. A Balancing Act, Mocando Art Gallery, London, UK
  • Dinosaurios del Espacio, sculptures, bronze, steel and fiberglass, Galeria Dolores de Sierra, Madrid, Spain
  • Exhibition in Tel Aviv, Israel; May 22-July 22
  • Landscape Bones, retrospective exhibit, MoMa Wales, Machynlleth, UK
  • The Garden Before the Serpent, large sculpture group in steel, 9 month temporary installation at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, US
  • The Barge Project: Angel Orensanz in Coimbra, Water Museum, Coimbra (Portugal)
  • The Orensanz of Orensanz, major retrospective show, Cajalon Gallery, Zaragoza, Spain
2006
  • Don Quijote Returns to Castile, a landscape piece of a square kilometer ploughed over a tract of land in Dosbarrios, 50 kms. away from Madrid
  • Murano Sculptures (awards) for Fitsa Foundation, Madrid; acquired by Saatchi and Saatchi
  • Reflectant Universe, a major retrospective, Water Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Sails of Departure-Sails of Arrival, sculpture show, Ludwig Museum/State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
2005
  • Burning Universe, curated by Paolo de Grandis, Palazzo Malipiero, Venice, Italy
  • Prix Pierre Oulmont, Sculpture Prize, Fondation de France
  • Galaxie Imaginaire, Vert Gallant Gallery, Paris, France
  • Spring in Central Park, temporary installation in Central Park (South/East entrance of the lake), New York
  • Spirit of the River, Omono River, Akita, sculpture installation and intervention, Japan
  • Earth: Death-Birth, Alexander Pushkin Museum, Moscow (Russia)
  • Earth: Death-Birth, Rumyantsev Palace, in collaboration with the Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Earth: Death-Birth Panel discussion, Six major American art critics on Orensanz's aesthetics. New York.
  • Windtides, sculpture intervention, River Neva, Moscow
  • Circles over Venice, fabric sculpture installations at Campo Santa Margharita, Campo San Samuale and at the Giardini della Bienale
  • Drawing, Galleria Ca’Rezzonico, Venice, Italy
  • The Orensanz Portfolio, a compilation of 12 video works in collaboration with Donna Cameron, enters the collection of the Circulating Film and Video Library of MoMa, New York
2004
  • Blade on the Eye/Homage to Luis Buñuel, Cite Universitaire, Paris, France
  • Angel Orensanz: Digital Awareness, a collection of four video pieces and sculpture group at Tompkins Square Park, Howl! Festival, New York, US
  • Burning Universe. Digital Poetry of a Galaxy in Ruins, APA! Art Center, Budapest, Hungary
  • Do Sakuras Blossom in Winter?New Video Works, 60 min. Anthology Film Archives, New York
2003
  • Blade on the Eye/Homage to Luis Buñuel, Open 2003: International Exhibition of Sculpture and Installation
  • Sculpture installation and art action at the Controradio Festival of Radical culture in Florence
  • In Nasa's Lab and The Steppes of Mars in NYC and European Diaries in Brussels (videos)
  • Group show, Remy Toledo Gallery, New York, US
  • Angel Orensanz: Recent Video Works, 70 min, Pioneer Theater, New York, US
  • Wandering Library, group show, Jewish Museum, Venice; Books Museum, Lodz, Poland and New York
2002
  • Disegni/Drawings, curated by Davide Scarabelli, Accademia delle Belli Arti, Reggio Calabria and
  • Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea. Palazzo Ducale de Pavullo, Modena, Italy. Ninety works on paper. Touring exhibition through Italy.
  • Angel Orensanz: Italian Installations and Interventions, curated by Thomas McEvilley, New York, US
  • The City of New York declares April 10 "Angel Orensanz Day"
  • Sculpture-City-Textures in Venice, Italy and Kultur Im Spannwerk, Berlin, Germany
  • Power Post, exhibit of drawings, Kassel, Germany.
  • Intervention at Ground Zero in commemoration of 9/11, New York.
2001
  • Sculpture commemorative of filmmaker Luis Buñuel for Calanda (Teruel) exhibited in Madrid, Spain
  • Scavare il Futuro, installation in Caserta, Naples, Italy
  • Wendezeiten II, Bendorf, Austria, group show with Eduardo Chillida, Bernard Venet, Urs Jaeggi and more
  • Prints by Orensanz are purchased by the Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid, for the collection of Masters of Drawing and Prints.
  • Sculpture intervention, Berlin, Brandenburg Gate, Germany
  • Orensanz carries a sculpture intervention in New York's Fifth Avenue as a reflection on the attacks on the WTC
2000
  • Una Foresta, large group of bronze sculptures and The Angel of Vengeance, Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, Rome, an exhibit organized by the Ministry for Cultural Affairs of Italy
  • Residency at the Jewish Museum in Rendsburg, Kiel, Germany
  • 60 steel and wood sculpture installation in Montreal, Canada
  • Sculpture commemorative of Luis Buñuel, Calanda, Spain
  • Wendezeiten I, group show, Bendorf, Austria
  • Banner & Sphere, with Markers Project of the Artists Museum, Tel Aviv, Biennale of Venice
1999
  • The Shattered Tent, a traveling installation in Strasbourg, Geneva, Brussels and at the UN building, New York in protest of the Balkan wars
  • The Peace Bus, Florence
  • Citta di Firenze Award at the II Biennale di Arte Contemporanea, Florence
1998
  • Exhibitions in Ca d'Oro Gallery, Rome, Italy and Blau Art Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
1995
  • Solo show at the Sculptor's Society of Canada, Toronto
  • Shoe Installation Sculpture at the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, curated by Pat Fleischer
  • Exhibit at the Wroclaw Academy of Fine Arts, Wroclaw, Poland
  • Retrospective exhibition at Charles Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles
  • Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1994
  • Temporary installations at the Colosseum and Fontana di Trevi, Rome,
  • Homage to Alexander Saeltzer in front of the Cathedral Cologne, Germany,
  • Fire Field in front of the Reichstag, Berlin, Germany.
1992
  • Solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo
  • Installation, Miasaky Airport, Japan
  • Wall Sculpture, Barcelona International Airport
  • Banderillas del Guadalquivir, a series of open air installations in Sapporo, Japan; New York and Seville, Spain
1991
  • Retrospective exhibit at Tallin Arts Center, Tallin, Estonia, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Estonia
  • Exhibition in Panevezys, Lithuania, and temporary installation the Red Square, Moscow
1990
  • Sunrise, sculpture in steel with performance at Bunka Gakuin University, Tokyo
  • Musicalia, a one-year environmental exhibition in Ropongi Park, Tokyo
1988
  • Inauguration of the Angel Orensanz Foundation, Center for the Arts, Norfolk Street, New York
  • Exhibitions in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Saint Nazaire-Paris, St. Germain en Laye-Toulouse, Lisbon and Casablanca, Morocco
1987
  • Solo Exhibitions at Neue Berliner Galerie in Altem Museum, Berlin, Musée de Luxembourg, Paris; Lyon and Marseille
1986
  • Spirit of the Village, temporary installation at Sixth Avenue and Bleecker Street, New York
1985
  • Sun Screen, a permanent installation of one thousand fiber pieces and steel cables, Sea Island, Georgia
  • South Music, six large steel sculptures commission by architect John Portman for Marriott Marquis Hotel in downtown Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tangible Sounds, large scale sculptures with sound interaction, Studio 54, New York, US
1984
  • Landscape Sculptures, installations in Sallent de Gallego, Spain
1983
  • Furrow Sculpture, landscape art over a six acres tract in the Pyrenees Mountains, Spain
  • Metal Environments, 12’ weather resistant metal sculptures, Front de Seines and La Defense, Paris, France
1982
  • Warspell, sculpture installation and performance at Central Park, New York
  • Steel Forest, Madrid International Airport
  • Totems, steel sculptures, solo exhibitions in Boston and Los Angeles
  • Metal Sculptures, solo exhibition at the Vejle Museum, Vejle, Denmark
1981
  • Environment, Martin Gelber collection, Bel Air, Los Angeles.
  • American Landscapes, three mural relief in ceramic 4 by 1.5 meters for IBM Center in Boca Raton, Florida (Marcel Breuer Building)
  • Film lectures at Pacific Design Centre, Los Angeles and at the Central School of Design, London.
1980
  • Lecture series in Film, Rice University, Houston; California State University, UCLA, Santa Barbara; and Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.
1979
  • Opening of Museo Angel Orensanz y Artes de Serrablo, Sabinanigo, Spain
  • Speed Bird and Lineal, two large steel sculptures, entrance of Barcelona International Airport.
  • 1978
    • Iron Screen, Sculpture, Zaragoza, Spain
    • Film lecture at Alternative Center for International Arts, New York.
    1977
    • XIV Bienal de São Paolo, Brazil. Official Spanish participation
    • Film documentary on his work at Venice Biennale.
    1976
    • Sculpture installed at the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona
    1975
    • Two monumental steel sculptures installed at Barcelona International Airport
    • Iron environment piece, Edificio Beatriz, Madrid.
    1974
    • Landscape Sculptures, steel free-standing installations, France-Barcelona international freeway
    • Landscape Sculptures, steel free-standing installations, Martorell, Barcelona, Spain
    1973
    • Environmental Sculpture, installation of 215 steel, wood and fiber pieces in Holland Park, London, organized by the Greater London Council
    • Sculptural environment in Sarriá, Barcelona
    • British film documentary on Angel Orensanz’s works shown at MoMa, New York
    1972
    • Sculpture installed in Plaza Joanich, Barcelona, Spain
    • Exhibition Metro Saint Augustin, Paris, France
    1970
    • III Exposición Internacional del Pequeno Bronce. Madrid, Spain
    1969
    • Menhir, stone sculpture, 8’ x 5’, milestone in park environment, Barcelona, Spain
    1968
    • International Exhibition of Sculpture, Barcelona.
    • Wooden Relief, 7’ x 4.5’, wooden relief to reflect the light, natural and electronic, Munich, Germany
    1967
    • Façade, cast concrete, 81’ x 10’ covering staircase shaft on exterior of office building, Madrid, Spain
    • Everituve Award of Sculpture
    1966
    • Salon de Mai Gold Medal, Paris. Biennale de Paris
    1965
    • Studies at the École Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris
    1961
    • Sculptures based on the opera Atlántida, at the Gran Teatro del Liceo, Barcelona
    1959
    • Studies at the Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes de San Jorge in Barcelona. MA in Art History