Selective Biography

1953: born in Cape Town, South Africa
Marlene Dumas lives and works in Amsterdam

Education/residencies
1972-1975: studied Fine Art (B.A.), University of Cape Town
1976-1978: attended Ateliers ‘63, Haarlem
1979-1980: studied at the Psychological Institute, University of Amsterdam

Teaching
Academie voor Beeldende Vorming (ABV), Tilburg
Academie voor Kunst en Industrie (AKI), Enschede
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam
De Ateliers, Amsterdam, until December 2013 (tutorials and coaching)

Commissions
Altarpiece for Annenkirche, Dresden, 2015-2017
Tapestry for Palace of Justice, Den Bosch, 1998-2000
‘Kunst-bij-nieuwbouw-project’ voor het Hooghuys, Etten-Leur, 1991
‘Les dessins pour les élèves du Centre des Deux Thielles, Le Landeron’, organised by Martin Disler, 1991
Crockery/chinaware for Museum Fodor, Amsterdam, 1988

Awards
Hans Theo Richter-Preis für Zeichnung und Grafik 2017, Sächsischen Akademie der Künste, Dresden, 2017
Honorary Doctorate, University of Antwerp, 2015
Johannes Vermeer Award 2012, Delft, 2012
Honorary degree, Doctor of Fine Arts, University of Cape Town, 2012
Rolf Schock Prize in the Visual Arts, Stockholm, 2011
Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy honoris causa, University of Stellenbosch, 2011
Honorary Doctorate Faculty of Humanities, Doctor of Laws honoris causa, Rhodes University Grahamstown, 2010
Kunstpreis der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf Art Prize), 2007
Coutts Contemporary Art Award 1998, Coutts Bank, Monte Carlo, 1998
David Roell prijs voor beeldende kunst, Prins Bernhard cultuurfonds, Amsterdam, 1998
Gunther Fruhtrunk Preis, Akademieverein München, 1995
Sandbergprijs voor beeldende kunst, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, 1989
Thérèse van Duyl-Schwartze Prijs, Netherlands, 1989

 

Solo exhibitions (galleries)

Galerie Annemarie de Kruyff, Paris
Marlene Dumas, 1979

Galerie Lambelet, Basel
Marlene Dumas, 1980

Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
Marlene Dumas, 2012
Man Kind, 2006
Bert Boogaard/Marlene Dumas, 2002
Miss World, 1998
The Origin of the Species, 1991
Waiting (for meaning), 1988
The Private versus the Public, 1987
The Eyes of the Nightcreatures, 1985
Unsatisfied Desire, 1983 [Galerie Helen van der Meij/Paul Andriesse]

Flatland Galerie, Utrecht
The Artist as a Young Girl, 1984

Galerie Terzijde, Bussum
Tekeningen en grafiek, Galerie Terzijde, 1986-1987

Galerie de Expeditie, Amsterdam
Marlene Dumas / Sigurdur Gudmundsson, 1987

Stampa, Basel
Marlene Dumas: Love Hurts, featuring Chlorosis and (In Search for) the Perfect Lover, 1995
Ausser Reichweite von Kindern, 1991
Marlene Dumas: Arbeiten 1986/88, 1988

Galerie Wanda Reiff, Maastricht
Marlene Dumas: schilderijen – tekeningen (Nightmares), 1988

Galerie Isabella Kacprzak, Cologne
Ask me no Questions and I’ll tell you no Lies, 1992

In situ/Ardi Poels, Maastricht
Strips, 1992

Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Marlene Dumas/Luc Tuymans: Twice, 2013
For Whom The Bell Tolls, 2008
Time and Again, 2002
Give the people what they want, 1993

Produzentengalerie, Hamburg
Wolkenkieker, 1997
Land of Milk and Honey, 1993

Le Case D’Arte, Milan
Wave and The Fog of War: Marlene Dumas and Marijke van Warmerdam, 2007
Diletto – Laudanum: Marlene Dumas – Tracey Moffat, 2000
Marlene Dumas, 1993

Jack Tilton, New York
All is Fair in Love and War, 2001 [Jack Tilton/Anna Kustera Gallery]
Not From Here, 1994

Galerie Samia Saouma, Paris
Marlene Dumas, 1995-1996

Koyanagi Gallery, Tokyo
Light and Dark: 1987-2007, 2007
Young Boys, 1997
Youth and other Demons, 1996

Frith Street Gallery, London
Marlene Dumas / Juan Muñoz: Drawings, Frith Street Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 2015
Marlene Dumas: Forsaken, 2011
The Second Coming, 2004
MD-light, 1999
Marlene Dumas, Juan Muñoz, Thomas Schütte, 1994-1995

David Zwirner, New York
Myths & Mortals, 2018
Against The Wall, 2010
Marlene Dumas: Selected Works, 2005 [Zwirner & Wirth]

 

Solo exhibitions (musea)

2017
Ein Altarbild für die Annenkirche, Annenkirche, Dresden, 2017
Hope and Fear, Kupferstichkabinett Dresden, Dresden, Germany, 2017
Marlene Dumas. Skulls, Albertinum, Gemäldegalerie Neue Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, Germany, 2017-2018

2015
Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden, The Beyeler Foundation, Basel, Switzerland, 2015
Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom, 2015

2014
Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2014-2015

2012
Sorte, Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy, 2012
Marlene Dumas: Love Hasn’t Got Anything To Do With It, Zachęta, Warsaw, Poland, 2012

2011
Moment: Marlene Dumas, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2011

2010
Contra o Muro/Against the Wall, Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal, 2010
Tronies: Marlene Dumas and the Old Masters, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, 2010-2011

2009
Measuring your own Grave, Menil Collection, Houston, United States, 2009

2008
Intimate Relations, Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2008
Measuring your Own Grave, MOCA (The Museum of Contemporary Art), Los Angeles, United States, 2008
Marlene Dumas – Magnetic Fields im museum kunst palast (Spot on 02), Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2008-2009
Measuring your Own Grave, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, United States, 2008-2009

2007
Broken White, Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art (MOT), Tokyo, Japan, 2007
Broken White, Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, Japan, 2007-2008
Intimate Relations, Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, 2007-2008

2005
Marlene Dumas: Female, Helsingi Taidehalli / Helsinfors Konsthall / Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland, 2005
Marlene Dumas: Female, Nordic Watercolourmuseum (Nordiska Akvarellmuseet), Skärhamn, Sweden, 2005
Marlene Dumas: Female, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany, 2005-2006

2004
Con vista al celestiale / Hin und Weiter: Marlene Dumas & Marijke van Warmerdam, Galleria Civica Montevergini, Syracuse, Italy, 2004
Con vista al celestiale / Hin und Weiter: Marlene Dumas & Marijke van Warmerdam, BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, Austria, 2004

2003
Time and Again, The Art Institute, Chicago, United States, 2003
Marlene Dumas: Suspect, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa/Palazzetto Tito, Venice, Italy, 2003
Marlene Dumas: Wet dreams – watercolors, Städtische Galerie Ravensburg, Ravensburg, Germany, 2003

2002
Nom de Personne/Name no Names, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, United States, 2002
Nom de Personne/Name No Names, De Pont, Tilburg, Netherlands, 2002

2001
One Hundred Models and Endless Rejects, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA Boston), Boston, United States, 2001
Nom de Personne/Name no Names, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France, 2001
The Paradise (4): Marlene Dumas (Heaven), The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 2001-2002

2000
Marlene Dumas ‘MD’, Camden Arts Centre, London, United Kingdom, 2000
Marlene Dumas ‘MD’, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway, 2000
Strippinggirls, Theatermuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2000
Strippinggirls, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst Gent (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, Belgium, 2000
Strippinggirls, Institut Néerlandais, Paris, France, 2000-2001

1999
MD-light, Macba, Barcelona, Spain, 1999
Marlene Dumas ‘MD’, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst (Muhka), Antwerp, Belgium, 1999-2000

1998
Marlene Dumas, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland, 1998
Fantasma, Fundação Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal, 1998
Damenwahl / Dangerous Women & Defeated Men, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany, 1998

1996
Models, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK/Haus am Kleistpark), Berlin, Germany, 1996
Marlene Dumas, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom, 1996
Pin Up, Stedelijk Museum ‘het Toreke’, Tienen, Belgium, 1996

1995
Marlene Dumas, Raum Aktueller Kunst, Vienna, Austria, 1995
Models, Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria, 1995
Models, Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany, 1995-1996
The Particularity of Being Human: Marlene Dumas – Francis Bacon, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden, 1995
The Particularity of Being Human: Marlene Dumas – Francis Bacon, Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Italy, 1995
Marlene Dumas, Maria Roosen, Marijke van Warmerdam (Biennale of Venice), Padiglione Olandese, Venice, Italy, 1995

1994
Marlene Dumas, Goldie Paley Gallery – Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, United States, 1994
Marlene Dumas, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, United States, 1994
Marlene Dumas, Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada, 1994
Männeransichten, Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Cologne, Germany, 1994
Chlorosis, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, 1994

1993
Marlene Dumas, Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany, 1993
Miss Interpreted, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA London), London, United Kingdom, 1993
Marlene Dumas, ICA Philadelphia, Philadelphia, United States, 1993-1994

1992
Marlene Dumas: Insight, Axe-Néo-7, Hull, Canada, 1992
Marlene Dumas: Miss Interpreted, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 1992

1990
Couples, Museum Overholland, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1990
The Origin of the Species, Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst, Munich, Germany, 1990

1989
The Question of Human Pink, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland, 1989

1988
Waiting (for meaning), Kunsthalle zu Kiel – Christian Albrechts Universität, Kiel, Germany, 1988
Marlene Dumas/Emo Verkerk, Haags Centrum voor Actuele Kunst, The Hague, Netherlands, 1988

1987
Mother Explains Life to Her Son, Kunstcentrum Marktzeventien, Enschede, Netherlands, 1987

1984
Ons Land Licht Lager Dan De Zee, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Netherlands, 1984

1981
Work by Marlene Dumas and Reinoud Oudshoorn, Felison Beeckestein, Velsen, Netherlands, 1981

1977
Marlene Dumas, Elisabeth de Vaal, Edelambachtshuis, Gouda, Netherlands, 1977

 

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