Miquel Barcelo


1957 - Miquel Barcelo is born in Palma de Majorque.
1975 - Barcelo enrols in the San Jordi de Barcelone School of Fine Arts but only stays there for a few months.
1977 - First exhibitions in Barcelona and in Majorque.
1982 - First major personal exhibition in the Axe Art Gallery in Toulouse.
1983 - Barcelo travels to Naples and creates works using Vesuvian ashes from.
1984 - Exhibition in the gallery of Bruno Bischofberger which becomes his sales representative.
1988 - Barcelo makes his first trip to Africa where he creates works on paper, he will return there to live and to work for several months over the course of several many years.
1990 - Barcelo creates several engravings in Paris, limited edition lithographs.
1991 - He meets Hervé Guibert who will sign the preface for the Nîmes exhibition catalogue.
1995 - Major exhibition at the IVAM in Valencia, Barcelo creates his first terracotta works in Mali.
1998 - Barcelo invests in the unused Santa Eulalia dei Catalani church where he paints on the walls and exhibits his ceramics.
2005 - Inauguration of the cathedral under the sea in Palma de Majorque that Barcelo has entirely covered with ceramics and paintings.


1983 - Gallery Lucio Amelio, Napoli, Italy, "Miquel Barcelo"
1984 - Gallery Bruno Bischofberger, Zürich, Switzerland. "Miquel Barceló"
1985 - Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux, France, "Miquel Barceló ».
1986 - Institute Contemporary of Art, Boston, USA, "Miquel Barceló. Paintings from 1983 to 1985"
1987 - Waddington Galleries, London, England, "Miquel Barceló"
1989 - Museum of Contemporary Art of Montreal, Canada, "Miquel Barceló, recent paintings"
1990 - Galería Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain, "Miquel Barceló"
1991 - Carré d'Art. Museum of Contemporary Art of Nîmes, France, "Miquel barcelo"
1992 - Gallery Lucio Amelio, Paris, France, "Miquel Barceló"
1993 - Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy, "Barcelo"
1994 - Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England, "Miquel Barcelo"
1995 - Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zürich, Switzerland, "Miquel Barceló, portraits"
1996 - Gallery Lucie Weill-Seligmann, Paris, France, "Miquel Barcelo, prints"
1996 - Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France, "Miquel Barcelo"
1998 - Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona, Spain, "Miquel Barceló: 1987-1997"
1999 - Museum Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, "Miquel Barceló, Obra sobre papel 1979 – 1999"
1999 - Contemporary Art Museum of Majorca, Spain, "Miquel Barceló, Ceramics"
2002 - Maeght Foundation, Saint Paul de Vence, France, "Mapamundi"
2004 - Louvre Museum, Paris, France, "La Divine Comédie. Drawings from Miquel Barceló"
2005 - C&M Arts gallery, New York, USA, "Miquel Barcelo"
2006 - Museum of Modern Art of Lugano, Switzerland, "Miquel Barcelo"
2007 - Gallery Yvon Lambert, Paris, France, "Miquel Barceló"
2007 - Fundación Godia, Barcelona, Spain, "Barceló en las colecciones privadas de Barcelona"
2009 - Galerie Bordas, Venise. "Miquel Barcelo, catalogue des catalogues".


1989 - « Miquel Barcelo in Mali », Editions Bischofberger.
2003 - « Miquel Barcelo et le sentiment du temps », text from Juncosa, Ed. l’Echoppe.
2003 - « Miquel Barcelo, carnets d’Afrique », Ed. Le Promeneur.
1992 - « Barcelo ou la peinture », text from Castor Seibel, Ed. l’Echoppe.


"Miquel Barcelo, catalogues des catalogues", catalogue for an exhibition in the gallery Bordas in Venice in 2009. 139 catalogues and books from Miquel Barcelo are here reproduced and described as well as exhibition posters and original prints, etchings and lithographs. Published by Gallery Bordas in Venice.

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