Joan Miró

- Selected Works
- Biography

Joan Miró i Ferrà (20 April 1893 – 25 December 1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. A museum dedicated to his work, the Fundació Joan Miró, was established in his native city of Barcelona in 1975, and another, the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, was established in his adoptive city of Palma de Mallorca in 1981.

Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. In numerous interviews dating from the 1930s onwards, Miró expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society, and famously declared an “assassination of painting” in favour of upsetting the visual elements of established painting.

- Exhibitions
  • 2016

    Im Studio: Joan Miró - Bronzeplastiken und Arbeiten auf Papier - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne
    Miró y el objeto - CaixaForum Madrid, Madrid
    Miró - Mayoral, London

  • 2015

    Miró: Pintor, Poeta - Centro Cultural Eduardo León Jimenes, Santiago de los Caballeros
    Miró and the Object - Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona
    Joan Miró A Villa Manin - Soli Di Notte - Villa Manin. Centro d'arte contemporanea, Codroipo, UD
    Joan Miró - Galerie Gmurzynska - Zürich, Zurich
    Joan Miró - Wand, Fries, Mural - Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
    Joan Mirò - Galerie Thalberg, Zurich
    Miró: The Experience of Seeing - The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
    Joan Miró - A Força da Matéria - Museu de Arte de Santa Catarina (MASC), Florianópolis, SC
    Miró – Malerei als Poesie - K20 Grabbeplatz, Dusseldorf
    Joan Miro - a forca da materia - Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo
    Joan Miró - Obras Sobre Papel 1960-1978 - Centre Pompidou Malaga, Málaga
    Joan Miró - Oiseaux Dans L - Nahmad Contemporary, New York City, NY
    Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination - Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
    Joan Miro - Fantastic Universe - Pauly Friedman and MacDonald Art Galleries, Dallas, PA

  • 2014

    Joan Miro El Gran Creador - Dolors Junyent, Galeria d'Art, Barcelona
    Miró: Skulpturen, Zeichnungen und Druckgrafik - Hilger modern, Vienna
    Joan Miro - La Simplicite Poetique - Galerie Jean-Francois Cazeau, Paris
    Joan Miró – Masterpeices From The Maeght Foundation - Umjetnicki paviljon / Art Pavilion Zagreb, Zagreb
    Joan Miró. Women, Birds, Stars - Sabanci Üniversitesi, Istanbul
    Miró: The Experience Of Seeing - Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
    Joan Miró - From Earth to Sky - Albertina, Vienna
    Joan Miró - Affectueusement, Miró - Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal, QC

  • 2013

    Joan Miró - Espriu-Miró - Galería Joan Gaspar, Barcelona
    Joan Miró: Women, Birds, Stars - Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Kaohsiung City
    Joan Miró: Intimistes - Connaught Brown, London
    Joan Miró. Obra gráfica - Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona
    Miró - Poésie Et Lumière - Fondation de l'Hermitage, Lausanne
    Joan Miró - L'Arlequin artificier - Fonds Hélène et Édouard Leclerc, Landerneau
    Joan Miró - Adam Gallery, Bath, Somerset
    Joan Miró. Imagery. - Moscow museum of modern art - MMOMA, Moscow

  • 2012

    Joan Miro - Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC
    Galerie Boisserée Joan Miró - Graphische Werke, Mischtechniken und bibliophile Bücher aus fünf Jahrzehnten - Galerie Boisserée, Cologne

  • 2011

    Joan Mirò - Galleria Bellinzona, Milan
    Miró - Tate Modern, London (England)
    Joan Miró - EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo

  • 2010

    Miró: The Dutch Interiors - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
    Joan Miró - Graphikmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster, Münster

  • 2009

    Joan Miro - Il Colore Dei Sogni - Galleria Guastalla Centro Arte, Livorno

  • 2008

    The Hands of Art, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium

  • 2007

    Le Corps et son double, Galerie Jeanne-Bucher, Paris, France

  • 2006

    Tapestries, Bass Muesum of Art, Miami, Florida

  • 2005

    Picasso to Plensa: A Century of Art in Spain, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • 2004

    VIDEO ROSSO, Galleria Edieuropa, Rome, Italy

  • 2003

    Collagen, Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany

  • 2002

    Passioni D'Art, Museo d'Arte Moderna, Lugano, Switzerland

  • 2001

    Kunst aus Spanien, Galerie Ruf, Munich, Germany

  • 2000

    Master - Prints, Fischer Kunsthandel & Edition, Berlin, Germany

  • 1983

    Joan Miró: A Ninetieth-Birthday Tribute, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
    Joan Miró: anys 20. Mutació de la realitat, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain

  • 1978

    Retrospective exhibition at the Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, Madrid, Spain

  • 1976

    Official opening of the Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain

  • 1969

    Miró otro, College of Architects, Barcelona, Spain

  • 1967

    Ceramic mural installation, produced in collaboration with Josep Llorens Artigas, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

  • 1966

    Retrospective exhibition at the National Museum of Art, Tokyo and in Kyoto, Japan

  • 1964

    Retrospective at the Tate Gallery in London, UK and at Kunsthaus de Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1962

    Retrospective exhibition at the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France

  • 1957

    Retrospective of the graphic works at the Kaiser Wilhelm Museum of Krefeld. Exhibition presented in Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Hanovre and Hamburg, Germany

  • 1956

    Retrospective, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • 1948

    First solo exhibition at the Galerie Maeght, Paris, France

  • 1941

    First large retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

  • 1932

    First one-man show at the Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, NY

  • 1930

    First one-man show in the United States, at the Valentine Gallery, New York, NY

  • 1925

    First solo exhibition at the Galerie Pierre, Paris, France

  • 1921

    First solo exhibition at the Galerie La Licorne, Paris, France

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