Tony Cragg



The sculptor Tony Cragg was born in 1949 in Liverpool. He has been living in Wuppertal, Germany, since 1977. During his studies at the Gloucestershire College of Art and Design and the London Royal College of Art he started to take a great interest in sculpture. In an early period Cragg used found objects like construction waste, plastic parts, trash and household items. By using those materials he creates three-dimensional works just as mosaics with flatter objects and fragments. Since the 80s the artist began to apply more traditional techniques such as drawing, bronze und wood sculpture. At the same time Cragg already was appointed professor at the art academy in Dusseldorf and in 2001 he accepted a chair at the Berlin University of the Arts. However, Cragg returned to the art academy in Dusseldorf in 2006 where he served as the chancellor between 2009 and 2013. His work can be found in several renowned collections as well as in public spaces. Cragg was awarded the Turner Prize in 1988 and took part in documenta VII and VIII as well as in other art biennales. The Galerie Klüser has been representing the artist since 1981. Apart from the organisation and support of many museum exhibitions, the gallery is also a publisher of a wide number of editions and catalogues on the artist.



*1949, Liverpool, UK. Tony Cragg lives and works in Wuppertal, Germany. Galerie Klüser is representing Tony Cragg since 1981 and has published many of his editions.


1969-79Gloucestershire College of Art, Cheltenham, England
1970-73Wimbledon School of Art, London, England (BA)
1973-77Royal College of Art, London, England (MA)
1976Professorship at l’École des Beaux-Arts in Metz, France
1978-88Lectureship at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
1985Turner Preis (Shortlist), London, England
1988-2001 Professorship at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
1988Representative Great Britain 43 Biennale in Venedig, Italy
2008Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany
2009-13Leiter der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany

Selected Exhibitions at Galerie Klüser and Klüser 2

2021/22NEW WORKS, Solo Show
2020IL MONDO UMANO, Group Show
2019STACKS, Solo Show
2018ABSTRACT/ION, Group Show
2015RECENT WORKS, Solo Show
NEW WORKS, Solo Show
2003RECENT WORKS, Solo Show

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2023CRAGG, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
2022TONY CRAGG – BODY AND SOUL, Albertina, Vienna, Austria
TONY CRAGG – TRANSFER, Museo Novecento, Florence, Italy, Solo Show
TONY CRAGG, Reggia di Venaria, Venaria Reale TO, Italy
OSTFRIESLAND BIENNALE, Emden, Lütetsburg, Leer, East Frisia, Germany
TONY CRAGG – MADE ON EARTH, HEART Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark
2021/2022SILICON DIOXIDE, Museo del Vetro, Murano, Italy
TONY CRAGG – DRAWING AS CONTINUUM, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
2021TONY CRAGG AT HOUGHTON, Houghton Hall, Norfolk, GB
TONY CRAGG – POINTS OF VIEW, Museum Belvédère, Oranjewoud, Netherlands
2019TONY CRAGG, Boboli Gardens, Florence, Italy
SKULPTUREN UND ZEICHNUNGEN, Franz Marc Museum, Kochel am See, Germany
2018/19TONY CRAGG IM EHRENHOF, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany
2018HUMAN NATURE, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey
2017SCULPTURES AND WORKS ON PAPER, Ludwig-Museum, Koblenz, Germany
A RARE CATEGORY OF OBJECTS, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, GB
TONY CRAGG. SCULPTURES, Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Wrocław, Poland
TONY CRAGG, MUDAM Luxembourg, Luxembourg-Kirchberg, Luxemburg
TONY CRAGG. ESCULTURAS Y DIBUJOS, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havanna, Cuba
ROOTS AND STONES, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
2016UNNATURAL SELECTION, Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
TONY CRAGG SCULPTURE, Center of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko, Poland
TONY CRAGG RETROSPECTIVE: PARTS OF THE WORLD, Von der Heydt Museum Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany
TONY CRAGG. SCULPTURES AND DRAWINGS, Hermitage, St.Petersburg, Russia
2015TONY CRAGG, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
TONY CRAGG PARADOX, Duomo di Milano, Milan, Italy
2014TONY CRAGG, Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku, Aserbaidschan
2013/14TONY CRAGG, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Saint-Étienne, France
2013SCULPTURES AND DRAWINGS, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung City, Taiwan
2012TONY CRAGG, Ernst Barlach Haus, Hamburg, Germany
TONY CRAGG AT EXHIBITION ROAD, Cass Sculpture Foundation, Chichester, GB
TONY CRAGG, Himalayas Art Museum, Shanghai, China
MATRIX, Kestnergesellschaft Hannover, Germany
2011FIGURE OUT / FIGURE IN, Louvre, Paris, France
SEEING THINGS, Nasser Sculpture Center, Dallas, USA
SCULPTURES AND DRAWINGS, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Scottland
2010SECOND NATURE, Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden, Wuppertal, Germany
2009SKULPTUREN UND ZEICHNUNGEN, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
2008TONY CRAGG, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamm, Tjörn, Sweden
2007DAS POTENZIAL DER DINGE, ZEICHNUNGEN UND SKULPTUREN, Stiftung Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
TONY CRAGG 1995-2006, Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima, Peru
2006CHAIN OF EVENT, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany


Deutsche Bank Sammlung, Germany
Florence & Daniel Guerlain Sammlung, France
Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, France
Frac Île-de-France, Paris, France
GoMA – Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, Scottland
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
K21 Kunstsammlung im Ständehaus, Düsseldorf, Germany
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
Musée d’Art Moderne, Brüssel, Belgium
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain
Museum Moderner Kunst (MUMOK), Wien, Austria
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA
Sammlung der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Germany
Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Tate Britain, London, England
Tate Modern, London, England
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan and others

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