GIUSEPPE PENONE, Matrice di bronzo, 2008, bronze, gold, resin, 46 7/16 x 85 13/16 x 74 13/16 inches (118 x 218 x 190 cm) © Archivio Penone. Photo by Mike Bruce
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).
“Giuseppe Penone: Breath is a Sculpture” will be on view at Beirut Art Center from September 16–November 29, 2014. Musée de Grenoble will present a major solo exhibition from November 22, 2014–February 22, 2015.