Louise Bourgeois


Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (25 December 1911 – 31 May 2010) was a French-American artist.

Although she is best known for her large-scale sculpture and installation art, Bourgeois was also a prolific painter and printmaker. She explored a variety of themes over the course of her long career including domesticity and the family, sexuality and the body, as well as death and the subconscious. These themes connect to events from her childhood which she considered to be a therapeutic process. Although Bourgeois exhibited with the Abstract Expressionists and her work has much in common with Surrealism and Feminist art, she was not formally affiliated with a particular artistic movement.

Louise Bourgeois 1982, printed 1991 Robert Mapplethorpe 1946-1989 ARTIST ROOMS  Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/AR00215

Current Exhibitions

If I Was a Rich Girl

Kunst Raum Riehen

23 Mar — 30 Jun
Artist Clare Kenny transforms the art space at Kunst Raum Riehen in Basel, materialising her dream of a comprehensive exhibition representative of her personal collection of art. Including iconic pieces borrowed from important...

Upcoming Exhibitions

Susanna Koeberle vous propose Elisabeth Kübler

07/06/2019 — 05/09/2019

Louise Bourgeois & Pablo Picasso: Anatomies of Desire

Hauser & Wirth, Zürich
09/06/2019 — 14/09/2019

Past Exhibitions

Louise Bourgeois: My Own Voice Wakes Me Up

Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong
26/03/2019 — 11/05/2019

Louise Bourgeois: Papillons Noirs

Hauser & Wirth St. Moritz
28/12/2018 — 10/02/2019

Louise Bourgeois: The Eternal Thread

Long Museum West Bund
03/11/2018 — 24/02/2019

Louise Bourgeois at ICA Miami

Institute of Contemporary Art Miami – ICA
01/07/2018 — 06/01/2019

The Long Run

Museum of Modern Art – MoMA
07/11/2017 — 11/11/2018