2C for ART

2C for ART

Otto Piene

1928 Born in Laasphe, Westfalen, Germany
1948 – 1953 Studies at the Blocherer Schule
1948 – 1953 Kunstakademie Munich
1948 – 1953 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
1953 – 1957 Studied philosophy at the University of Cologne
1957 Foundation of the artist group ZERO together with Heinz Mack and Günther Uecker
1959 Prize, Deutsche Kunst, Baden-Baden, Germany
1960 Participation at Documenta 2 in Kassel
1963 Grand Prize for Group ZERO, IV Biennale Internazionale d'Arte, San Marino, Italy
1964 Participation at Documenta 3 in Kassel
1967 Prize, International Exhibitions of Graphic Art, Ljublijana, Yugoslavia
1964 – 1968 teaching activity at the University of Pennsylvania
1968 Center for Advanced Visual Studies
1968 Konrad von Soest Prize, Munster, Germany
1969 Prize, International Exhibitions of Graphic Art, Ljublijana, Yugoslavia
1970 Prize, Ile Exposition International de Dessins Originaux, Rijeka, Yugoslavia
1972 Professorship at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge
1972 Prize of the National Museum of Modern art, The Eighth International Biennial Exhibition of Prints in Tokyo, Japan
1976 Prize, International Graphics Biennale, Frederikstad, Norway
1977 Participation at Documenta 6 in Kassel
1974 – 1994 Director of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies
1994 Honorary doctorate at Maryland University
1996 Sculpture Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
2003 UNESCO Joan Miro Medal, presented at the Bremen Kunsthalle, Germany
2003 Leonardo da Vinci World Art Prize from Consejo Cultural Mundial of Mexico City
2014 Died in Berlin, Germany