Lives and works in London 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 venues including Schauwerk Sindelfingen, Germany (2021); The Royal Academy of Arts, London (2019), Delos, Greece (2019); Uffizi Gallery, Florence (2019); the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia (2019); Long Museum, Shanghai (2017); 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). 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.
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14 May – 29 August 2022
Northwich, Cheshire, UK
18 July – 25 August 2018
28 March – 3 May 2014
9 May – 15 July 2012
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26 May - 25 September 2022
Antony Gormley, 'Amazonian Field'
Antony reflects on how 'Amazonian Field' evokes our overpopulated world and the continual destruction of our natural environment. Discussing how the real subject of the work is the viewer, Gormley suggests that the work is an attempt to highlight human agency and the ability we have to control our future.
In this film from 2011, Antony Gormley gives a glimpse into his collaborative working method.
Antony Gormley, 'Event Horizon'
Antony discusses his project 'Event Horizon', installed throughout Hong Kong from November 2015 to May 2016.
Antony Gormley, 'Test Sites'
Antony talks about his exhibition, 'Test Sites' at White Cube Mason's Yard in 2010.
Antony Gormley, 'Amazonian Field'
Antony reflects on how 'Amazonian Field' evokes our overpopulated world and the continual destruction of our natural environment.
Antony Gormley on 'Still Standing' at The State Hermitage Museum
Antony discusses his exhibition 'Still Standing: A contemporary intervention in the classical collection' at The State Hermitage Museum in 2011.
Martin Caiger-Smith on Antony Gormley's Royal Academy exhibition
Writer Martin Caiger-Smith (Courtauld Institute of Art) explores Antony's Royal Academy exhibition in 2019.
Posted: 28 October 2022
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