GIUSEPPE PENONE, Anatomia / Anatomy, 2011, white Carrara marble, 124 x 77 x 62 inches (315 x 195.6 x 157.5 cm) © Giuseppe Penone. Photo by Benjamin Lee Ritchie Handler
Giuseppe Penone was born in 1947 in Garessio, Italy. He lives and works in Paris and Turin. Public collections include Tate Gallery, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Musée d ́Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; MAXXI, Rome; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2004); Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Japan (2008); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom (2009); Musée des Arts Contemporains, Grand-Hornu, Belgium (2011); Documenta 13, Kassel (2012); "The Bloomberg Commission: Giuseppe Penone," Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2012); “Penone Versailles,” Château de Versailles, France (2013); Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (2013); and Madison Square Park, New York (2013–14). Penone co-represented Italy in the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007) was awarded the Praemium Imperiale by the Japan Art Association (2014).
“Prospettiva Vegetale” at Forte di Belvedere e Giardino di Boboli, in Florence is currently on view (through October 5th Sculpture” at Beirut Art Center (through November 29, 2014). Musée de Grenoble will present a major solo exhibition of Penone’s work from November 22, 2014–February 22, 2015.