Biography

Horia Damian

(1922-2012) born in Bucharest. Lived and worked in Paris.

Solo Exhibitions

2014
Galaxy – Project for a monument in Houston – Texas, Galeria Plan B, Berlin, DE

2009
Horia Damian, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, RO

1993
Romanian Pavilion at Venice Biennale, Venice, IT

1983
Les Symboles du Lieu – l'Habitation de l'Homme, Grand Palais, Paris, FR

1980
Horia Damian: 13 tableaux, Galerie Rodolphe Stadler, Paris, FR
Horia Damian: Projet de San Francisco, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

1978
3 peintures, 8 dessins, Galerie Denise René, Paris, FR

1977
Horia Damian: Dessins, Galerie Rodolphe Stadler, Paris, FR

1976
The Hill, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA

1975
20 desenhos para 5 monumentos fantasticos, Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, BR

1974
La voie lactée, Neue Galerie – Sammlung Ludwig, Aachen, DE

1972
Horia Damian: les Antimultiples, Galerie Rodolphe Stadler, Paris, FR
Les grandes constructions, Museum of Modern Art, Paris, FR

1969
Horia Damian: 5 constructions, Galerie Rodolphe Stadler, Paris, FR

1968
Horia Damian: 9 constructions, Galerie Rodolphe Stadler, Paris, FR

1965
Horia Damian: les 25 Pyramides, Galerie Rodolphe Stadler, Paris, FR

1964
Horia Damian, Galerie Rodolphe Stadler, Paris, FR

1961
Horia Damian, Galerie Rodolphe Stadler, Paris, FR

1960
Horia Damian, Galerie Rodolphe Stadler, Paris, FR

1958
Horia Damian, Galerie Rodolphe Stadler, Paris, FR

1957
Horia Damian, Galerie Rodolphe Stadler, Paris, FR

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
Track Changes, curated by Plan B at Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, BR

2015
Selections from The Weston Collection, Gallery at Windsor, Florida, US

2002
La culture pour vivre – de Georges Braque à Aurelie Nemours, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

1985
Galerie Nouvelles Images, Galerie Rodolphe Stadler, Paris, FR

1983
Les symboles du lieu, Grand Palais, Paris, FR

1976
Horia Damian – Antonio Saura – Antoni Tàpie, Galerie Rodolphe Stadler, Paris, FR

1975
En hommage à Edith de Bonnafos – 18 ans de rencontres, Galerie Rodolphe Stadler, Paris, FR

1964
Métaphysique de la matière, Galerie Rodolphe Stadler, Paris, FR

1942
Romanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Venice, IT

Prizes

1941 Drawing Prize, Salonul Oficial, Bucharest, RO
1956 Lissone Prize, Milan, IT
1973 Arte Comunicacao Prize, Sao Paulo, BR

Bibliography

Exhibition Catalogues, Artist Books, Monographs
  • 2009
    Horia Damian. Bucharest : National Museum of Contemporary Art, 2009. [catalogue]

    2007
    Amic, Sylvain. Rugbisme! Le rugby et l'art moderne : André Lhote, Robert Delaunay, et Horia Damian. Montpellier: Musée Fabre, September – October, 2007. [catalogue]

    2005
    Petrov, Raphael; Reiss, Bernd. Horia Damian - Werke 2000 - 2005. Frankfurt / Main: Galerie Raphael, 2005. [catalogue]
    Judd, Donald. Complete Writings 1959-1975: Gallery Reviews, Book Reviews, Articles, Letters to the Editor, Reports, Statements, Complaints. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 2005, pp. 24, 226.

    2003
    Grigorescu, Dan. Dicționarul avangardelor. Bucharest: Editura Enciclopedică, 2003, pp. 171-172.

    2002
    Lauter, Marlene; Reese, Beate. Concrete Art In Europe After 1945. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, 2002, pp. 329, 330, 373.
    Prut, Constantin. Dicționar de artă modernă. Bucharest: Albatros, 1983, pp. 107-110.

    1997
    Durozoi, Gérard. Diccionario Akal de Arte del Siglo XX. Ediciones AKAL, 1997, p. 166.

    1993
    Varia, Radu. Catalogue of an exhibition held at Biennale di Venezia, 45th. Venice : Biennale di Venezia, 1993. [catalogue]
    Analele Academiei Române. București: Editura Academiei, 1993, pp. 147, 279, 280.

    1992
    Varia, Radu. Horia Damian. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1992.
    Varia, Radu. Documenta, 9 (Kassel). New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1992.

    1990
    Harrison A., Helen. East Hampton Avant-Garde: A Salute To The Signa Gallery, 1957-1960. New York: Guild Hall Museum, 1990, p. 61.

    1989
    Petrov. Petru. Le Colisée. Frankfurt / Main: Galerie Raphael, 1989. [book]

    1988
    Tomkins, Calvin. Post-To-Neo:The Art World of the 1980s. New York: Henry Holt & Co, 1988, p. 25.

    1986
    Pârvulescu, Jean. Horia Damian. F.I.A.C. 86 Paris. One man show. KnoKKe-Le-Zoute : Elisabeth Franck Gallery, 1986.

    1985
    Chaigneau, Pierre-René. Horia Damian. Vileneuve d’Ascq, 1985.

    1983
    Tacou, Constantin. Les symboles du lieu : l'habitation de l'homme: Horia Damian, Jean-Pierre Raynaud. Paris: Éditions de l’herne, 1983. [colections of text]

    1982
    Leve, Manfred. Aktionen - Vernissagen – Personen. Die Rheinische Kunstszene der 50er und 60er Jahre. Eine Fotodokumentation. Rheinland, 1982, pp. 233, 234, 239.

    1980
    13 Peintures de Damian. Paris: Galerie Stadler, 1980. [catalogue]
    Jane Pool, Mary; Seebohm, Caroline. 20th Century Decorating, Architecture & Gardens: 80 Years of Ideas and Pleasure from House & Garden. Holt McDougal, 1980, pp. 237, 315.
    Bordaz, Jean-Pierre; Hulten, Pontus; Varia, Radu. Damian. Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1980.

    1977
    Horia Damian, dessins, 27 Jan – 5 Mar 1977. Paris: Galerie Stadler, 1977. [catalogue]

    1976
    Varia, Radu. Horia Damian. The Hill. New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1976. [catalogue]
    Horia, Damian. Denise, Rene. Pl-B, D, E, F, G, H, I, de l'Album: 9 projets visionnaires: [estampe]. Paris: Denise Rene, 1976.

    1974
    Damian, Horia; Becker, Wolfgang; Varia, Radu; Restany, Pierre; Dali, Salvador; Argan, Giulio Carlo. Horia Damian. Galaxy (The Milky Way). Aachen: Neue Galerie, Sammlung Ludwig, 1974. [catalogue]

    1972
    Lassaigne, J.; Varia, R. Les Grandes Constructions. Paris: Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1972. [catalogue]
    Damian: Les Antimultiples. Paris: Stadler Gallery, 1972. [catalogue]

    1968
    Varia, Radu. 9 Constructions. Paris: Stadler Gallery, 1968. [catalogue]

    1965
    Tapie, Michel. Les vingt-cinq pyramides de Damian. Paris : Galerie Stadler, 1965. [catalogue]

    1964
    Restany, Pierre. Horia Damian. Paris: Stadler Gallery, 1964. [catalogue]
    Metaphysique de la matière: Horia Damian, Constantin Karahalios, Jean Piaubert, Antoni Täpies. Paris: Stadler Gallery, 1964. [catalogue]
    Metro International Directory of Contemporary Art. Editoriale Metro, 1964, pp. 204, 206, 207.
    Modern Paintings and Sculptures: Bazaine, Bonnard, Degas, Dubuffet, Dufy, Sam Francis, Gottlieb, Hajdu, Jawlensky, De Konning, Lipchitz, Lipton, Marini, Modigliani, Moore, Nicholson, Picasso, Pissaro, Prendergast, Rouault, Soutine, De Stael, Tobey, Vuillard : from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ross. New York: The Galleries, 1964, pp. 56, 59.

    1963
    Paintings and Gouaches. London: Roberst Fraser Gallery, 1963. [catalogue]

    1962
    Damian. Exhibition of paintings. Paris: Galerie Stadler, 1962. [catalogue]
    Exhibition of paintings. Munchen: Neue Galerie im Kunstler Haus, 1962. [catalogue]
    Summer Group Show: Chryssa, Cohen, Damian, Dubuffet, Lindner, Michaux, Nevelson, Requichot, Stankiewicz. London: Robert Fraser Gallery, 1962. [catalogue]

    1961
    The Pittsburgh International Exhibition Of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture. Carnegie Institute, 1961, p. 140.

    1960
    Tapié, Michel; Bayl, Friedrich. Neue Malerei: Form, Struktur, Bedeutung. Munich: Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, 1960.
    Tapié, Michel. Horia Damian- Exhibition. Paris: Galerie Stadler, 1960. [catalogue]

    1959
    Horia Damian. Exhibition of Paintings. Milan: Galleria Dell'Ariete, 1959. [catalogue]
    Alloway, Lawrence. European Art Today: 35 Painters and Sculptors. Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, 1959, pp. 6, 23.

    1957
    Horia Damian. Exposition. Paris: Galerie Stadler, 1957. [catalogue]

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Articles and reviews
  • 2009
    "Works of painter Horia Damian shown in Romania for first time in 60 years," The Times, September, 2009.
    Goagea, Constantin. "Artist and architect artist and architect," e-zeppelin.ro, November, 2009.
    "ULTIMA ORA / O mare expozitie Horia Damian la Palatul Mogosoaia," Ziarul Financiar, 2009.