Antony Gormley - sculpture
Antony Gormley is widely recognized for his sculptures, installations and public art that focus on the relationship of man to the space. His work has developed the possibilities offered by the sculpture of the 60s through critical engagement with their bodies and faces of key issues which the human being is related to nature and the cosmos.
Gormley’s works have been widely exhibited in the UK and abroad with exhibitions at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia (2012); Deichtorhallen, Hamburg (2012), The Museum Hermitage, St. Petersburg (2011), Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2010), Hayward Gallery, London (2007), Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (1993) and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (1989) . He also participated in a large group as the Venice Biennale (1982 and 1986) and Documenta 8 in Kassel, Germany (1987). Permanent public works include the Angel of the North (Gateshead, England), Another Place (Crosby Beach, England), Australia (Lake Ballard, Western Australia) and exposure (Lelystad, Netherlands). Gormley was awarded the Turner Prize in 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art in 1999 and the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture in 2007. In 1997 he was made an Officer of the British Empire (OBE). Is an honorary member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, an honorary doctorate from the University of Cambridge and a member of the Trinity and Jesus College, Cambridge. Gormley was a real university since 2003 and member of the British Museum since 2007. Antony Gormley was born in London in 1950