Antony Gormley RA (b. 1950)
Antony Gormley RA (b. 1950)
Antony Gormley is widely acclaimed for his sculptures, installations and public artworks that investigate the relationship of the human body to space. His work has developed the potential opened up by sculpture since the 1960s through a critical engagement with both his own body and those of others in a way that confronts fundamental questions of where human beings stand in relation to nature and the cosmos. Gormley continually tries to identify the space of art as a place of becoming in which new behaviours, thoughts and feelings can arise.
Gormley’s work has been widely exhibited throughout the UK and internationally with exhibitions at the Uffizi Gallery, Florence (2019); the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia (2019); Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2018); the Long Museum, Shanghai (2017); National Portrait Gallery, London (2016); Forte di Belvedere, Florence (2015); Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern (2014); Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia (2012); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2012); The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2011); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2010); Hayward Gallery, London (2007); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (1993) and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (1989). A major solo exhibition of his work will be presented at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in September 2019. Permanent public works include the Angel of the North (Gateshead, England), Another Place (Crosby Beach, England), Inside Australia (Lake Ballard, Western Australia), Exposure (Lelystad, The Netherlands) and Chord (MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA).
Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999, the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture in 2007, the Obayashi Prize in 2012 and the Praemium Imperiale in 2013. In 1997 he was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) and was made a knight in the New Year’s Honours list in 2014. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, an Honorary Doctor of the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity and Jesus Colleges, Cambridge. Gormley has been a Royal Academician since 2003.
Antony Gormley was born in London in 1950.
Born: 1950 in London, England, United Kingdom
Elected RA: 23 May 2003
Preferred media: Sculpture
Photography of the installation of Antony Gormley's Diploma Work 'Plant' at McDonald Institute, Cambridge University., 20th March 2009
Antony Gormley RA, November 1994
Hasselblad 500 c/m (scanned from negative, ilford delta 400asa). printed on hahnemühle fine art paper (pearl).
Antony Gormley OBE, R.A., 2003
Silver gelatin print, kodak ektalure paper
See Antony Gormley's work at the RA
With work from his 45-year career alongside major new installations created for our galleries, we present Antony Gormley’s most ambitious exhibition in more than a decade.
There is no intrinsic value in a work of art until it is experienced. The work of experiencing art in our day is as important as the work of the artist.
Antony Gormley RA
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230th Summer Exhibition [no pack]
28 May 1998
[draft] Notice of extension of Critical Mass by Antony Gormley
10 Sep 1998
[draft] Photocall, installation of Critical Mass, by Antony Gormley
22 May 1998
Summer Exhibition 2003, standard folder
28 May 2003