Julije Knifer

Julije Knifer

Julije Knifer

AP XL, 2003-4
Acrylic on canvas
39 1/2 x 39 3/8 in.
Courtesy of Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY. All images © Estate of Julije Knifer.

Julije Knifer

Julije Knifer

Untitled, 1979-80
Graphite on paper
22 x 16 1/2 in.
Courtesy of Mitchell-Innes & Nash, NY. All images © Estate of Julije Knifer.

Born 1924, Osijek, Croatia
Died 2004, Paris, France.EDUCATION

1951
Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
Retrospective, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
Julije Knifer, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, USA

2013
Julije Knifer, Galerie Adris, Rovinj, Croatia

2011
Julije Knifer – MEANDER, Galerie Arndt, Berlin, Germany

2010
KNIFER.Lignes. Autoportraits, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France, curated by Arnauld Pierre

2008
Galerie Oniris, Rennes, France

2007
Inauguration de la fresque à la station Jean Jaurès du métro de Toulouse, Toulouse, France

2004
Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, Switzerland

2003
Maison de la Culture, Bourges, France

2002
galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France

2001
Venice Biennale (Croatian Pavilion), Italy

2000
MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland

1999
galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France

1998
MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland

1997
Galerie Schoeller, Düsseldorf, Germany
MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland
Ikona Gallery, Venice, Italy

1996
La Box, Bourges, France
MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland

1993
Villa Arson, Nice, France

1992
Villa Saint-Clair, Sète, France
Villa Arson, Nice, France

1991
Galerie Joseph Dutertre, Rennes, France

1990
Galerie Dany Keller, Münich, Germany

1987
Galerie Ingrid Dacic, Tübingen, Germany
Until the meander, Dom JNA Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
Galerija Meander, Apatin, Serbia

1986
Galerie Schoeller, Düsseldorf, Germany
Galerija SC, Zagreb, Croatia

1985
Galerie Hoffmann, Friedberg, Germany

1984
Galerija Likovnih Umjetnosti, Osijek, Croatia

1979
Kunsthalle, Tübingen, Germany

1976
Galleria del Cavallino, Venice, Italy

1973
Galerie im Zimmer Theater, Tübingen, Germany

1966
Galerija Suvremene Umjetnosti, Zagreb, Croatia

1958
Salon ULUH (Knifer/Senecic) Zagreb, Croatia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
Personal Cuts, Carré d’Art – Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nîmes, France

2013
The Present and Presence: Repetition 4 - Micro-political Situations, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Une brève histoire de lignes, Centre Pompidou, Metz, France
Section des stylites, MAMCO, Genève, Suisse
Gorgona : Please Attend, Zack/Branicka, Berlin, Germany
Transition Noir & Blanc, galerie Oniris, Rennes, France
Knifer/Stupica, Academia moderna, Zagreb, Croatia

2012
Scenes from Zagreb : Artist’s Publications of the New Art Practice, MoMA Library, New
York, USA
Selected Secondary Market Investment Works, Rex Livingston Art Dealer, Sydney, NSW
Usudi se probati, Lauba, Zagreb
Apstrakcija – Modernizam i suvremenost, Galerija Klovićevi dvori, Zagreb

2011
Gorgona (…Knifer, Mangelos, Vanista…), galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France
Mortel !, FRAC Basse-Normandie, France, curated by Mathieu Mercier
Museum of Parallel Narratives. In the framework of L’Internationale, MACBA, Barcelona,
Spain, curated by Zdenka Badovinac
Mouvements, Abbaye, Annecy-le-Vieux, France

2010
Changing the World, ARNDT, Berlin, Germany
Les Promesses du Passé, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, curated by Christine Macel and
Joanna Mytkowska
Listen to your Eyes, Ecole Supérieure d’art, Metz, France
Die Leichtigkeit des Seins Teil 2, Dany Keller Galerie, Munich, Germany
Modern Times: responding to chaos, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK

2009
Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, France, curated by Christian Bernard
1/1 ...... 1/100 - Editionen aus Deutschland, den Niederlanden und der Schweiz,
Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung, Bonn, Germany
Minimal Shift, Galéria Jana Koniarka, Trnava, Slovakia
Editionen der Galerie seit 1970, Dany Keller Galerie, Munich, Germany

2008
Atelier, Edition Fanal, Paksi Képtár, Paks, Hungary
Why hère is always somewhere else, Badischer Kunstveiren Karlsruhe, Germany
Odsutni / Prisutni, The Gallery of Fine Arts, Split, Croatia
As soon as I open my eyes I see a film, Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie /
Museum of Modern Art, Varsovie, Poland
The Rational Eye, Geometric, Optical, Kinetic and Programmed Art, International Centre of
Graphic Arts (MGLC), Ljubljana, Slovenia
bit international. [Nove] tendencije | Computer und visuelle Forschung | Zagreb 1961–1973 -
ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe

2007
Ligne B - Connexion aux Abattoirs, les Abattoirs de Toulouse, Toulouse, France
Rückblende. Die Fotosamlung der Neuen Galerie Graz, Neue Galerie Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
White-Black, Vasarely Museum, Budapest, Hungary
bit international – [Nove] Tendencije, Neue Galerie Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Die Neuen Tendenzen. Eine europäische Kuenstlerbewegung 1961-1973, Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren, Germany

2006
Au-delà de la géométrie (art construit, minimal, sériel), FRAC Limousin, Limoges, France
Arteast Collection 2000+23, Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Die Neuen Tendenzen, Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Germany

Sammeln und Entdecken, Galerie Schrade & Blashofer, Karlsruhe, Germany
Essence of Life Art, The State Russian Museum, Marble Palace, Saint Pétersbourg, Russia
Kontakt - ... aus der Sammlung der Erste Bank-Gruppe, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung
Ludwig, MUMOK, Vienne, Austria2005
Julije Knifer - Rémy Zaugg - In memoriam - Mamco - musée d´art moderne et
contemporain, Genève
East Art Museum - Karl-Ernst-Osthaus-Museum, Hagen
Essence of Life - Essence of Art - Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art -
Budapest, Budapest
Prague Biennale 2 - Prague Biennale, Prague

2004
Beyond Geometry : Experiments in Form, 1940s-70s, LACMA Los Angeles County Museum
of Art, USA
Galerie Oniris, Rennes, France
Véra Molnar - Julije Knifer Fondation pour l’Art Contemporain Claudine et Jean-Marc Salomon, Alex, France
Image and Object, The Filip Trade Collection of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik
Passage d´Europe, Musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne
François Morellet - Julije Knifer, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel

2003
Collection FRAC Basse Normandie, Caen, France
Musée de Nantes, Collection FRAC Bourgogne, Nantes, France
Un choix dans les acquisitions récentes, FRAC Bretagne, France
Acquisitions, Le Ring, Nantes, France
Le Diable Evidemment, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Brest, France
2002
L’Art d’aujourd’hui, Musée de Grenoble, France
Inauguration du Plateau, Espace d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France

2001
Théâtre de la cruauté (Héautontimoroumenoï), Mamco, Musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Genève, Switzerland
Formes du simple 2 – Mamco, Musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Genève, Switzerland
De Artaud ... à Twombly, Centre Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France
49th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia, Venise, Italy
Oeuvres sur papier: Acquisitions 1996 – 2001, Centre Georges Pompidou - Musée National d'Art moderne, Paris, France
Bianco e nero, Vismara Arte, Milan, Italy
Opposizione Croata: Julije Knifer – Ivan Picelj, Galleria Starter, Milan, Italy
Confrontation and continuity of the New Tendencies, Annals, Poreč, Croatia
EXAT 51 i Nove Tendencije, Centro Cultural, Cascais (Lisboa), Portugal

2000
Aspekte/Positionen - 50 Jahren Kunst aus Mitteleuropa 1949-1999, Museum Moderner
Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienne, Austria
Art Concret, Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France
FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France
Lignes de Conduite, Espace de l’Art concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France
Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, Vaduz, Lichtenstein

1999
Fragments, Frac Bretagne, Lannion, France
This is yesterday – Esto es ayer, Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Museum Moderne Kunst Stiftung, Ludwig, Vienna, Austria

1998
Le Dessin en Procès, Château d’Eau, Bourges, France
Le Trésor, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Un Certain Classicisme, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole, France
Abstraktion zwischen 1945 und 1959, Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany
Le Consortium collectionne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

1997
Made in France, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Ainsi de Suite, Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain, Sète, France
Reduction, Coddard de Fides Gallery, Perth, Australia
Biennale Venice, Italy

1996
Histoires de Blanc et Noir, Musée de Grenoble, France
Dessins : nouvelles acquisitions 1992 – 1996, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
La collection du FRAC Bretagne, Rennes, France

1995
Morceaux choisis du Fond National, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France

1994
Europa-europa: das Jahrhundert der Avantgarde in Mittel- und Osteuropa, Kunsthalle, Bonn, Germany

1993
Noir dessin, Centre Georges Pompidou, cabinet d’arts graphiques, Paris, France
The Horse who Sings: Radical Art from Croatia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

1992
Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Manifeste, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

1991
Château d’Oiron, France

1990
Kunstverein, Salzburg, Germany
Le Consortium (with Richard Paul Lohse), Dijon, France

1988
Exhibition Space (with Haft and Pearson), London, UK

1987
Panorama du XXe siècle, Musée de Grenoble, France
Konkret Sieben, Kunsthaus, Nürnberg, Germany

1983
Galerie d’art contemporain, Zagreb, Croatia

1979
XVI Biennale, Sao Paolo, Brasil

1976
XXXVII Venice Biennale, Italy

1973
XIII Biennale, Sao Paolo, Brasil
Contemporary Yugoslav Art, The National museum of Art, Tokyo & Kyoto, Japan

1972
Contemporary Art in Yugoslavia, Mc Graw-III Inc., New York, USA

1966
Moderne Kroatische Kunst, Burgenländische Landesregierung, Eisenstadt, Austria

1961
Nove Tendencije 1, Zagreb, Croatia
Art Abstrait Constructif International, Galerie Denise René, Paris, France

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Museum of Contemporary Art Limited, Sydney, Australia
Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Québec, Canada
Museum of Modern Art, Zagreb, Croatia
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
Centre Georges Pompidou – Musée national d’art moderne, Paris, France
Collection Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Espace de l’Art Concret, Château de Mouans-Sartouxm France
Fond National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
FRAC Auvergne, France
FRAC Basse Normandie, France
FRAC Bourgogne, France
FRAC Haute Bretagne, France
Musée de Grenoble, France
Musée de Cholet, France
Galerie im Lenbachhaus, München, Germany
Folkwang Musum, Essen, Germany
Kunsthalle, Nürnberg, Germany
Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
Wihlelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rehein, Germany
Städlisches Museum, Mulheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Stiftung für konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany
Lichtenstein Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland
MoMA, collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA