Photo: © Anna Franquesa, 2014

Solano, Susana

Barcelona, 1946

Susana Solano | Artistas | Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa



Born on July 25.


Enrolls in the faculty of fine arts at the Universitat de Barcelona, graduating six years later.


Solano’s first solo exhibition takes place at the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona.


Begins to teach in the faculty of fine arts at the Universitat de Barcelona.


Exhibits at Galería Ciento in Barcelona.


Receives the Special Prize from the Utsukushi-ga-Hara Open-Air Museum in Japan.


Exhibitions of Solano’s work are held at Galería Fernando Vijande in Madrid and Galería Charpa in Valencia, Spain. The Serpentine Gallery in London presents a joint exhibition with Miquel Navarro and José María Sicilia. Selected to participate in a show of works by ten young artists entitled Correspondance Europe at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.


Exhibits at Galería Montenegro in Madrid and Galería Maeght in Barcelona. Has her first solo exhibitions abroad, at CAPC, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Bordeaux; Galerie des Arènes and Chapelle des Jésuites in Nîmes, France; Galerie Maeght-Montrouge in Paris; and Galleria Giorgio Persano in Turin. Participates in Documenta 8 in Kassel, Germany. Participates in the Bienal de São Paulo.


Receives the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas from the Spanish Ministry of Culture. Exhibitions of her work are mounted at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and Anthony Reynolds Gallery in London. With Jorge Oteiza, represents Spain at the XLIIIBiennale di Venezia. Takes part in the Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.


Solano’s work is exhibited at the Städtisches Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, Germany, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Exhibits at Donald Young Gallery in Chicago. Solano’s work is shown alongside Sol LeWitt’s at Marta Cervera Gallery in New York.


Holds exhibitions at the Mala Galerija in Ljubljana, Slovenia; Galería Luís Revenga in Madrid; Galería Línea in Madrid; and La Fattoria di Celle in Santomato, Italy.


The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Domaine de Kerguéhennec in Bignan, France, and Galerie Lelong in Paris mount exhibitions of Solano’s work. Her work is featured in the exhibition La mémoire de la liberté at the Musée national d’art moderne-Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.


A retrospective of Solano’s work from the previous fourteen years is presented at the Palacio de Velázquez, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid; it later travels to Grenoble, London, and Malmö, Sweden. Her sculpture Dime, dime querido is installed at the Área Olímpica in Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona for the 1992 Olympic Games. Presents the exhibition Hidroteràpia at Galeria Joan Prats and Joan Prats Artgràfic in Barcelona. Takes part in Documenta 9 in Kassel, Germany.


Holds two exhibitions in London, one at the Whitechapel Art Gallery and the other at Anthony Reynolds Gallery. Also exhibits at Le Magasin-Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble and the Malmö Konsthall in Malmö, Sweden.


Exhibits at Galleria Giorgio Persano in Turin, Galeria Senda in Barcelona, and, in a show titled En busca de un paisaje, at Galería Oliva Arauna in Madrid.


Exhibits at Galería Luís Adelantado in Valencia, Spain, and Galeria Maior in Pollença, Mallorca.


Major exhibitions of Solano’s work are organized at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein in Berlin and the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien in Vienna. Exhibits at Galeria Quadrado Azul in Porto, Galería Juana de Aizpuru in Seville, and McKee Gallery in New York. Receives the Premio CEOE for the arts from the Fundación CEOE in Madrid.


Exhibits at the Fundaçao de Serralves in Porto.


Exhibits the work Korsade Vägar / Caminos Cruzados in the show titled Places in Gothenburg held in this Swedish city.


The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona presents Muecas, a selection of Solano’s works from the previous five years. Her work is included in the exhibition Spanish and Basque Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.


Solano’s graphic work is displayed at Galería La Caja Negra in Madrid. Exhibitions of her work are also mounted at Galleria Giorgio Persano in Turin, Galeria Senda-Espai 292 in Barcelona, and Galería SCQ in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.


Exhibitions of Solano’s work are mounted at The Berardo Collection-Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna in Sintra, Portugal, and the Palacio de los Condes de Gabia and Palacio Daral- Horra in Granada.


Exhibitions of Solano’s work are displayed at Galería Porta 33 in Madeira and Galeria Maior in Pollença, Mallorca.


Works by Solano are displayed in the abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos in Burgos, Spain, as part of an exhibition organized by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. Solano’s work is included in Transparencies at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.


The Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo in Badajoz, Spain, presents an exhibition of Solano’s work.


Galeria Maior in Palma de Mallorca mounts an exhibition of Solano’s work.


Exhibitions of Solano’s work are presented at McKee Gallery in New York and Galleria Giorgio Persano in Turin.


Galería SCQ in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, presents an exhibition of Solano’s work. Her work is included in the exhibition Espacios por habitar: Fondos de la colección permanente at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid.


Exhibits models of her works for public spaces at Fundación ICO in Madrid. Solano’s work is featured in the exhibitions España 1957-2007: L’arte spagnola da Picasso, Miró, Dalí e Tàpies ai nostri giorni at the Palazzo Sant’Elia in Palermo, Italy, and Josep Suñol Collection: Second Part, 1970-2001 at Fundació Suñol in Barcelona.


Exhibits Esto no es un escaparate (2009) in Objeto- Sin objeto , presented in the store windows of El Corte Inglés department store on Calle Preciados in Madrid.


The first exhibitions dedicated to the artist are presented at Galería Estiarte, Madrid, Galería Maior, Palma de Mallorca, and Galerie Bernard Bouche, Paris. Her work is featured in group exhibitions at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China, Sala de Reflexió on the university campus of Ciutadella de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, and Galería Maior, Palma de Mallorca.


Creates Sin destinatario, an installation piece for Art on Lake at the Városliget City Park, Budapest. The Madrid gallery Distrito 4 opens the exhibition Artefactos . Her work is included in the group exhibition 27 obres, 18 autors at the Collecció Josep Suñol, Fundació Suñol, Barcelona, and at Art on Lake, Budapest.


Her sculpture Carmen is installed in the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin.
Trazos colgados is on at the Museo Casa de la Moneda in Madrid.


Unveils the installation Cantata, a tribute to philosopher Eugenio Trías, at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.
A meitat de camí – Halfway there is held at Jack Shainman Gallery 20th Street and Jack Shainman Gallery 24th Street, in New York.
Participates in the Biennale Internazionale di Scultura Racconigi 2013 in Racconigi, Italy.


Creates the installation Where’er you walk in Great Meadows, Kentucky, USA.
Her exhibition Vuelo rasante/Vol rasant opens at Fundació Suñol in Barcelona, Spain.
Takes part in several group exhibitions: Beating around the Bush at the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht, Netherlands; Històries de l´Espai 10 i l´Espai 13 at Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, Spain; and Beyond the Classical: Imagining the Ideal Across Time at the National Academy Museum in New York.


Footprints, her furniture and rug series, is presented at Galería Maior in Pollença, Balearic Islands, and Didi atelier in Barcelona, both in Spain.
Participates in Tres narratives. Memòria, an exhibition of works from the Contemporary Art Collection of “la Caixa,” in Barcelona.


Participates in the group exhibition Colección XIII. Hacia un nuevo museo de arte contemporáneo at CA2M – Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid.
Exhibits in La maduresa del dibuix at Galeria Sicart in Vilafranca del Penedès, Barcelona, Spain.


The Rafael Pérez Hernando gallery in Madrid organizes a solo exhibition featuring works by Solano.
Solano’s works are shown as part of Art and Space, an exhibition of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and Critical [Ex]positions. Critical Discourses in Spanish Art, 1975–1995 at CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.


Her work is part of El principio Asia. China, Japón e India y el arte contemporáneo en España (1957–2017) at Fundación Juan March in Madrid.
Exhibits with other artists at Halfhouse in Barcelona, Spain.
Gets Maestros Award in the context of the Mestres. La cadena del FAD program at the Museu del Disseny in Barcelona, Spain.


Takes part in group exhibition 1989. El fin del siglo XX at IVAM – Institut Valencià d’Art Modern in Valencia, Spain.


Works by this artist