Presentation

Marion Baruch is a significant artist, 90 years of age, whose work has recently been rediscovered for its true worth. It is actually subject to an international retrospective which was inaugurated at the Kunstmuseum of Luzern and will continue in France at the Magasin des Horizons in Grenoble (autumn 2020), at the Abattoirs in Toulouse (winter 2020 -spring 2021) in Norway, Romania, Italy and Israel.
 
Born in 1929 in Romania, she now lives and works in Italy. She proposes a feminine, socially engaged and audacious work which constantly aims to question its own status by exploring endlessly new dimensions sometimes found at the margin of the art scene through the use of performance, installation and sculptures characterized by political and poetical anti-establishment positions. Her recent work pursues this dialectic research between art and society. Using left-overs from the textile industry, these fabric sculptures introduce a dialogue between two immaterial forces: space and memory. Dialogue as a form of creation; waste as a potential object; emptiness as a shape of the possible, and mediation as an act of creation are some of the rules of the game that Marion Baruch has always faithfully observed. In this way, the artist addresses themes related to body, production world and resources consumption.


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Education

1954-1957
Accademia di Belle Arti of Rome, Italy

1950-1953
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design of Jerusalem

1949-1950
Bucharest Academy of fine arts

Solo exhibitions (selection)

2021
Art Basel “Encounters”, Hong Kong
Marion Baruch
, Museo MA*GA, Gallarate, Italy
Marion Baruch, Muzeul de Art?, Timi?oara, Romania

2020
Marion Baruch: une retrospective, wandering retrospective exhibitionLes Abattoirs, Toulouse France
Endless going trying to say, wandering retrospective exhibition, Magasin des horizons, Grenoble, France
Pré, près, prêt, pré, Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris, France
Marion Baruch, Retrospektive-Innenausseninnen, wandering exhibition, Kunstmuseum Luzern curated by Fanni Fetzer and Noah Stolz, Luzern, Switzerland
Letting go endless blooming, Galerie Urs Miele, Lucerne, Switzerland

2019
Résonances, Galerie Laurence Bernard, Geneva, Switzerland
Natura Abitata, La BF15, curated by Perrine Lacroix, Lyon, France
La rencontre de Madame Marion Baruch et Monsieur Al Held, Galerie Ziegler, Zurich, Switzerland
Structured Detour, la Rada, Locarno, Switzerland

2018
Marion Baruch, Abbracio le spazio e lo attraverso, curator Noah Stolz, Museo Arte Gallarate (MA*GA), Gallarate, Italy
Marion Baruch e Allessandro Teoldi, Viasaterna, Milan, Italy
Fanni Fetzer vous propose Marion Baruch, jevouspropose, Zurich, Switzerland

2017
Back to the future, Artissima, Turin, Italy
Le parti pris des nuages, Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris, France

2016
Le temps éclaté par la profondeur du vide, curator : Noah Stolz, Galerie Laurence Bernard, Geneva, Switzerland
Eingang, In & Out, Up & Down, Durch und Durch, curator : Noah Stolz,Galerie BolteLang, Zurich, Switzerland
Le Printemps de Toulouse, curator : Christian Bernard, L’adresse du Printemps, Toulouse, France
De jour en jour, curator : Nathalie Viot, Château de Degrés, Gragnague, France
Mancanza / Here and Where, Otto Zoo, Milan, Italy

2015
Marion Bruch – Teatro della memoria, Teatro del Popolo, Gallarate, Italy

2014
Marion Baruch, Sculpture Ambiente, Mars, Milan, Italy

2013
Lampi di memoria, Des histoires sans fin, MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland

2012
START-Marion Baruch, NeufCube, Paris, France

2011
PARISchutes, Théâtre Le Vent se lève, Paris, France

2010
La plage de soleil dans une chambre vide, Paris, France

2009
Une chambre vide, Galerie du Buisson, Paris, France
Mon corps où es-tu ?, 32 rue Sorbier, Paris, France

2001
Bibliobus, Centre d’art contemporain Cimaises et Portique, Albi, France
Avis de passage, ODDC, St-Brieuc, France

1996
Interplace Access, Viafarini, project by Tatiana Trouvé, Milan, Italy

1994
Prénom d’artiste, Studio Morra, Naples, Italy
Cafeteria NAME DIFFUSION, Galleria Luciano Inga-Pin, Milan, Italy

1991
Mattia knows it, Galleria Luciano Inga-Pin, Milan, Italy
Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland

1971
Baruch + Fronzoni: Contenitore-Ambiente, Centre Domus, Milan, Italy

1956
La Cupola, Rome, Italy

1954
Micra Studio, Tel Aviv, Italy

Group exhibitions (selection)

2021
2021 = 5
, exhibition celebrating the 5th birthday of the gallery, Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris, France

2020
Projet Restons Unis,
Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
accrochage italien, Galerie Natalie Seroussi, Paris, France
She-Bam Pow POP Wizz ! Les amazones du POP (1961-1973), MAMC, Nice, France

2019
Rumeurs & Légendes, curated by Hélène Leroy, Jessica Castex and Anne Dressen, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Gigantisme - Art et Industrie
, Triennale 2019, curated by Keren Detton, Grégory Lang, Géraldine Courbe and Sophie Warlop, Frac Grand Large - Hauts de France, Dunkirk, France
Suffis-toi d'un buis,
Ménagerie de Verre, Paris, France
Le pressentiment de mon indiscipline, dialogue autour de la ligne avec Bernar Venet
, Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris, France
Performativity
, Centrale Fies, Dro, Italy
Ici Eden
, Galerie Laurence Bernard, Geneva, Switzerland
Présence,
Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris, France
La vie moderne
, curated by François Michaud ans Fanny Schulmann, Musée d’Art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris, France
Indus 3, Art:Concept, Paris, France
Doing Deculturalization
, Museion, Bolzano, Italy
La rencontre de Madame Marion Baruch et Monsieur Al Held
, Galerie Ziegler SA, Zurich, Switzerland

2018
L’Atlas des nuages, Schneider Foundation, Watwiller, France
Formes d’histoire,
Les Tanneries-Centre d’art contemporain, Amilly, France
Marion Baruch e Alessandre Teoldi, Viasaterna, Milan, Italy

2017
Interferencias. Colección del MAMCO de Ginebra en el MNBA, Bienalsur, National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires
Three years anniversar
y, Galerie Laurence Bernard, Geneva, Switzerland
La ruche et la valise
, Villa Bernasconi, Art Center, Grand-Lancy, Switzerland
Life A User’s Manual, Art Encounters, Contemporary Art Biennial, Timisoara, Romania
Entangled : Threads & Making, Turner Contemporary of Margate, Kent, United Kingdom
Attitude / Sculpture #2, Galerie Eduardo Secci, Florence, Italy
Locus Amoenus, C.A.R.S., Museo Tornielli, Ameno, Italy

2016
Time is out of joint, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Roma, Italy
21st Century. Design after Design. W. Women in Italian Design, 21st Triennale di Milano, Design Museum, Milan, Italy

2015
Sviluppo-Parallelo, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland

2013
Autoritratti: Iscrizioni del femminile nell’arte italiana contemporanea, MAMbo, Bologna, Italy

2008
La trame di Penelope, Erica Borhi, Alice Cattaneo, Name Diffusion, Opere e Workshop, MA*GA, Gallarate, Italy

2005
Naissances, Musée de l’homme, Paris, France

2004
Mobilités, Maison des sciences de l’Homme, Paris, France

2002
Lines of Mobility, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
Contemporaines, genre et représentation, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2001
Bibliobus, Centre d’art contemporain Cimaises et Portique, Albi, France

2000
Micropolitiques, Le MAGASIN de Grenoble, Center for contemporary art, Grenoble, France
Moneynations 2, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
Le temps déborde, part of the project Identités multiples by Synesthésie, Blanc-Mesnil Cultural Forum, Blanc-Mesnil, France

1999
Uman Tunnel, collective project for Oreste, Venice Biennale 1999, Venice, Italy

1998
moneynations@access, Shedhall, Zürich, Switzerland
Technoculture
, Fri Art, Freiburg, Switzerland

1997
Exogen Nicolaj, Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

1996
Ad on exchange, Zingmagazine, New York, United States
Doppio Morgen, Galleria Luciano Inga-Pin, Milan, Italy
Escape Attempts, Compartments, Curated by collectif Globe, Cristiania, Copenhagen, Denmark
Le piace Internet?, Teatro Miela, Trieste, Italy
Natura Naturans, Museo di Storia Naturale, Trieste, Italy
Geld.beat.synthetik, Aesthetic of truth, ID-archiv edition, Berlin, Germany
Interplace access, Viafarini, Milan, Italy

1995
Forum Féminin/Masculin, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Féminin/Masculin, Istituto Italiano di cultura, Paris, France
When Tekkno Turns to Sound of Poetry, Kunst Werke, Berlin, Germany
50èmeAnniversaire des Comités d’Entreprise, La Villette, Paris, France
Messe 2 ok. Talking the economic ökonoMiese machen, Messe Köln, Cologne, Germany

1994
Femmes Publiques, Palais de la Femme, Paris (cat), France
Pro-Création, Fri-Art Kunsthalle, Freiburg (cat), Switzerland
Ars-Lux, Made in Bo, Bologna (cat), Italy

1993
Serial, Kruggase 8. Zürich; Labor Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland
Business Art/Art Business, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
Marchio di Fabbrica, Tecnopolis, Bari (cat), Italy

1992
Avantgarde & Kampagne, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (cat), Germany
Fin de siècle, Galleria Luciano Inga-Pin, Milan, Italy
Saremarte, SMAU, Milano, Italy

1991
Briefing, Gallera Luciano Inga-Pin, Milan, Italy

1990
Art Basel – Art Cologne, Galleria Luciano Inga-Pin, Milan, Italy

1968
Young Sculpture Show, Paris, France

1967
III Mostra Internazionae du Scultura, Museum of Modern Art, Pagani Foundation, Castellanza, Italy

1955
1° Mostra Nazionale Universitaria di Pittura, Bari, Italy

Artistic activities and interventions (selection)

2005 - today
Tapis volant, collective artistic action, Marion Baruch, Arben Iljazi, Myriam Rambach, at Boissy Saint-Léger and Musée de l’Homme, Paris, France

2003
Fête des Langues d’ici, Synesthésie, Fabrique de couleurs, Montreuil, France
Un soir dans le jardin des Langues, ECObox, Paris, France

2002
Palabres, Contemporaines, Synesthésie, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2000
Eurovision 2000, Brussels, Belgium
Bordercartograph, Sortie du Net, Synesthésie, Aubervilliers, France

1997
Just Watch, Shedhalle, Zürich, Switzerland

Internet projects (selection)

2005
Les langues d’ici avec ceux qui les parlent, Synesthésie : www.synesthesie.com/copresences

2002
Ta langue est belle comme la mienne : www.namediffusion.net
Dialogue avec Djilali Benamrane et Thuy Tien Ho autour des radios rurales paritaires, Synesthésie : www.synesthesie.com/syn12
Violence Online Festival : www.violence.newmediafest.org/violencexp.html

2001
bibliomail : www.namediffusion.net

2000
Displacement for: www.moneynations.ch/euroland/displacement_for

1998
Je suis une sans-papière : www.synesthesie.com/syn6
Dossier en Synesthésie : www.cicv.fr/SYNESTHESIE

1997
Bordercartograph, Liste de diffusion : www.groups.yahoo.com/messages/bordercartograph

1996
Gene Ban: www.companatico.com/namediffusion
Code your soul: www.edita.fi/bitch

Public collections (selection)

Art Collection Roche, Basel, Switzerland
CNAP, Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris, France
Contemporary Art Museum, Roma, Italy
FNAC, Fonds national d’art contemporain, Paris, France
Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
Les Abattoirs, Museum - FRAC Occitanie, Reginal Fund for Contemporary Art, Toulouse, France
Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Bolzano Italy
MA*GA, Gallarate Art Museum, Gallarate, Italy
MAMBO, Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Bologna, Italy
MAMCO, Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Geneva, Switzerland
MAM, Modern Art Museum of the City of Paris, Paris France
MRAC Occitanie, Regional Museum of Contemporary Art, Sérignan, France
Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zürich, Switzerland

Quotes

“It’s the void and there’s possibility in the void: it contains everything, it contains every surprise, lie and emotion, which is what I need.”
For Marion Baruch, textiles are “living material for me, and I feel the flow of it, a continuous flow, which is the whole society”