Degrees: Saint Martin’s School of Art and Goldsmiths in London from 1974, postgraduate course in sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London, between 1977 and 1979.
Currently lives and works in London.
The first visit to Carrara by Antony Gormley was in 1979: amazed by the majesty and beauty of the mountains, by the cuts, by the cracks, and by how the absolute geometries were interfaced with the chaos of the mountains.
The work entitled 2×2, realized for the XIV International Sculpture Biennial of Carrara held in 2010, highlights the evolution of art at the time of mechanical reproduction, transforming bones, skin and muscles in a processing with a geometric rigor not unlike from the structure of the marble itself.
2 X 2, 2010
Marble, 188.6 x 57.2 x 40.8 cm (2 bodyforms)
Installation view, Corsi-Nicolai Laboratory, XIV International Sculpture Biennale of Carrara, Carrara, Italy, 2010
Photograph by Valerio E. Brambilla
Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2018); the Long Museum, Shanghai (2017); National Portrait Gallery, London (2016); 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). Lavori pubblici permanenti: 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).
Turner Prize 1994, the South Bank Prize for Visual Art 1999, the Bernhard Heiliger Award for Sculpture 2007, the Obayashi Prize 2012 and the Praemium Imperiale 2013.