Carl Andre

Carl Andre (Quincy, Massachusetts, 1935 – New York, 2024) lived and worked in New York.

Andre was one of the most influential artists of his generation who was known for expanding the limits of sculpture. While sharing a studio with Frank Stella in New York at the beginning of his practice, Andre began one of his earliest series of works which were composed as typewritten poems. These poems used words and letters as sculptural materials which were often collaged together from newspapers and other forms of literature. These works anticipated the artist’s practice as a sculptor and foreshadowed his first-floor sculptures: both the works on paper and his subsequent sculptures demonstrate the importance of repetition in the artist’s practice and his fondness for reappropriating existing materials by cutting and rearranging them.

Andre’s works are part of museum collections all over the world: Tate Modern, London; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and the MoMA, New York.


Solo exhibitions
Country, Exhibition Name, Location
USA, Carl Andre, Dia Beacon, Beacon
D, Carl Andre: Square Void Works, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf
I, Works on Paper, Massimo De Carlo, Milano
USA, Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010, MOCA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
B, Carl Andre, Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels
USA, Carl Andre: Small Sculptures and Short Words, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
D, Carl Andre: Serielle Formationen. 1967/2017, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin
B, Carl Andre, Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels
D, Carl Andre: Serielle Formationen. 1967/2017, Daimler Contemporary , Berlin
F, Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
I, 30°, Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli
D, Carl Andre, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin
RCH, Restitución y resistencia: Carl Andre, 1972-2015, Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago do Chile
D, Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010, Nationalgalerie Im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
I, 30°, Alfonso Artiaco Gallery, Napoli
USA, Carl Andre In His Time, Mnuchin Gallery, New York
E, Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
USA, Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010, Dia: Beacon, Beacon
USA, Carl Andre: Sculpture as Place, 1958 – 2010, Dia Art Foundation, Beacon
CH, Carl Andre: Poems 1958–1969, Museum Zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen
USA, Carl Andre, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
USA, A Friendship: Carl Andre’s Works on Paper from the LeWitt Collection, The Dan Flavin Art Institute, Bridgehampton, NY
I, Carl Andre, Alfonso Artiaco, Napoli
CH, Carl Andre, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz
CA, Rise, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles
USA, Redoubt, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
D, Carl Andre, Museum Kurhaus Kleve , Kleve
E, Carl Andre, Galerìa Cayòn, Madrid
UK, Travertine/ Basalt, Sadie Coles, London
I, Carl Andre, Museion, Bolzano
I, 9 x 54 Napoli Rectangle, Alfonso Artiaco, Naples
UK, Tin, Sadie Coles, London
Group exhibitions
Country, Exhibition Name, Location
F, McArthur Binion – Carl Andre, MASSIMODECARLO Pièce Unique, Paris
I, Chess Game Curated by Bettina Della Casa, Massimo De Carlo, Milano
B, Presque Rien, Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp
F, Monumental Minimal, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
B, Mere Constructions, KANAL – Centre Pompidou, Brussels
UK, Metal, Simon Lee Gallery, London
USA, One Thing: Viet-Nam, Art and America’s War, 1965-1975, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington
B, Presque Rein, Geukens & De Vil, Antwerpen
F, The Collection of the Foundation, a New Selection of Work, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
UK, Maria Lai, Andra Ursuta, Carl Andre, Massimo de Carlo, London
F, Des Mondes Construits, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz
USA, Third Dimension: Works from the Brandt Foundation, The Brandt Foundation, New York
CH, Absolutely Tschudi, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz
UK, Andra Ursuta, Maria Lai, Carl Andre, Massimo De Carlo, London
USA, Carl Andre and Lynda Benglis, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
SGP, Minimalism: Space. Light. Object., National Gallery Singapore, Singapore
B, The Brutal Play, Fondation CAB, Brussels
B, Wiggle, Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels
D, Sexy & Cool: Minimal goes emotional, Kunsthalle Tubingen, Tubingen
D, A 37 90 89: The Invention of the Neo-Avant-Garde, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
USA, Bernd and Hilla Becher: In Dialogue with Carl Andre and Sol LeWitt, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
USA, Hold Control Repeat, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing
F, Le Paradoxe de l’iceberg, Frac île-de-france, Le Château Rentilly, Bussy-Saint-Martin
USA, A Luta Continua. The Sylvio Perlstein Collection, Hauser & Wirth, New York
NL, Displacement, Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo
USA, Giant Steps: Artists and the 1960s, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
NL, Shelter. A contemporary intervention, Museum Catharijne Convent, Utrecht
CH, Pierre Klossowski and Carl Andre, Kirchgasse Gallery, Steckborn
USA, 50 Years: An Anniversary, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
F, Make it New: Conversations avec l’art Médieval, François-Mitterland, Paris
D, Local Histories, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
CH, Always Different, Always the Same. An Essay on Art and Systems, Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur


Author, Publication Title, Date
Artdaily, January
Campanini, Cristiana, la Repubblica - Milano, December 4,
Rose, Barbara, Interview Magazine
Biesenbach, Klaus e Bettina Funcke, MoMA PS1: A History
Cooper, Jeremy, The World Exists To Be Put On A Postcard: Artists’ postcards from 1960 to now
Local Histories
Brady, Anna, The Art Newspaper, June 13,
Cotter, Holland, The New York Times, April 4,
The Villager, November 18,
Green, Vivien e Nancy Spector, Guggenheim Museum Collection, A to Z
Dillon, Noah, Elephant Magazine, April 16,
Cohen, Alina, Artsy, April 12,
Rea, Naomi, Artnet News, October 16,
Westall, Mark, FAD Magazine, December 16,
Neutres, Jerome, Blouin ArtInfo, December 18,
Minimalism: Space. Light. Object, Exhibition Catalogue. National Gallery of Singapore
Westwall, Mark, FAD Magazine, December 16,
Goldman, Edward, The Huffington Post, April 4
Kennedy, Randy, The New York Times, February 16
Yoshitake, Mika, Yayoi Kusama : infinity mirrors, Exhibition Catalogue. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and DelMonico Books/Prestel, 'p' 123
Bovier, Lionel e David Lemaire, MAMCO Genève: 1994-2016, Exhibition Catalogue. Genève, MAMCA, 'p' 282-283
Miranda, Carolina A., Los Angeles Times, January 15
De Aenlle, Conrad, The New York Times, April 28
Wagley, Catherine, LA Weekly, February
Creahan, D. Review, ArtObserved, February 26
Goldman, Edward, Huffington Post, February 23
Hegert, Natalie, MutualArt, January 20
Sharp, Rob, Artsy
Brehmer, Debra, Hyperallergic, May 31
Society for Contemporary Art, 1940 – 2015
Hart, Katherin, Collecting and Sharing: Trevor Fairbrother, John T. Kirk, and the Hood Museum of Art, Exhibition Catalogue. Hanover, New Hampshire, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 'p' p. 69
Morris, Frances, Agnes Martin

Public collections

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, Brussels
Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Brussels
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal
National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venezia
Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid
Hallen für Neue Kunst, Schaffhausen
Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
The Netherlands
Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
United Kingdom
Tate Modern, London
United States of America
Addison Gallery of American Art: Phillips Academy, Andover
Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Oberlin
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco
Glenstone, Potomac
Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge
Judd Foundation, Marfa
LA MoCA, Los Angeles
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Forth Worth
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena


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