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Xavier Hufkens

Antony Gormley

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.

Antony Gormley (b. 1950, London) 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. Gormley has been a Royal Academician since 2003.

A major retrospective of Antony Gormley’s work was held at Royal Academy, London (2019). Recent solo exhibitions include Kettle's Yard, Cambridge (2018); Long Museum, Shanghai (2017); Hall Art Foundation, Schloss Derneburg Museum (2017); The National Portrait Gallery, London (2016). He has participated in the Venice Biennale (1982 and 1986) and Documenta 8 (1987). Permanent public works include Angel of the North (Gateshead, England), Another Place (Crosby Beach, England), Inside Australia (Lake Ballard, Western Australia) and Exposure (Lelystad, The Netherlands).

Selected Images

Selected media

  • In conversation with Sophie Lauwers

    On the occasion of LIVING ROOM (2017)

  • Antony Gormley

    Exhibition walkthrough of Aperture (2009)




  • Museum Exhibition

    Antony Gormley in Diversity United

    Travelling to New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow (summer 2021) and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (autumn 2021).

    4 May—31 July 2021
    Group exhibition at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany

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  • Museum Exhibition

    Antony Gormley

    6 May—August 2021
    Exhibition with Anne Katrine Dolven
    Rana Kunstforening, Mo, Rana Norway

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  • Museum Exhibition

    Antony Gormley in Human Being: Being Human

    19 May—22 August 2021
    Group exhibition at Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

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  • Museum Exhibition

    Antony Gormley in Socle du Monde Biennial

    5 June—31 October 2021
    Heart Museum and various locations, Herning, Denmark

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  • Announcement

    Antony Gormley on Intelligence Squared

    The artist discusses his new publication, How Sculpture Shapes the World (2020) with Shahidha Bari

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  • Museum Exhibition

    Antony Gormley

    13 June 2021—24 April 2022
    Schauwerk Sindelfingen, Germany

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  • Museum Exhibition

    Antony Gormley

    9 July—September 2021
    Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, England

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