Marion Baruch is a significant artist, 90 years of age, whose work has recently been rediscovered for its true worth. It is actually subject to an international retrospective which was inaugurated at the Kunstmuseum of Luzern and will continue in France at the Magasin des Horizons in Grenoble (autumn 2020), at the Abattoirs in Toulouse (winter 2020 -spring 2021) in Norway, Romania, Italy and Israel.
Born in 1929 in Romania, she now lives and works in Italy. She proposes a feminine, socially engaged and audacious work which constantly aims to question its own status by exploring endlessly new dimensions sometimes found at the margin of the art scene through the use of performance, installation and sculptures characterized by political and poetical anti-establishment positions. Her recent work pursues this dialectic research between art and society. Using left-overs from the textile industry, these fabric sculptures introduce a dialogue between two immaterial forces: space and memory. Dialogue as a form of creation; waste as a potential object; emptiness as a shape of the possible, and mediation as an act of creation are some of the rules of the game that Marion Baruch has always faithfully observed. In this way, the artist addresses themes related to body, production world and resources consumption.



Accademia di Belle Arti of Rome, Italy

Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design of Jerusalem

Bucharest Academy of fine arts

Solo exhibitions (selection)

Art Basel “Encounters”, Hong Kong
Marion Baruch
, Museo MA*GA, Gallarate, Italy
Marion Baruch, Muzeul de Arta, Timisoara, Romania

Marion Baruch: une retrospective, wandering retrospective exhibitionLes Abattoirs, Toulouse France
Endless going trying to say, wandering retrospective exhibition, Magasin des horizons, Grenoble, France
Pré, près, prêt, pré, Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris, France
Marion Baruch, Retrospektive-Innenausseninnen, wandering exhibition, Kunstmuseum Luzern curated by Fanni Fetzer and Noah Stolz, Luzern, Switzerland
Letting go endless blooming, Galerie Urs Miele, Lucerne, Switzerland

Résonances, Galerie Laurence Bernard, Geneva, Switzerland
Natura Abitata, La BF15, curated by Perrine Lacroix, Lyon, France
La rencontre de Madame Marion Baruch et Monsieur Al Held, Galerie Ziegler, Zurich, Switzerland
Structured Detour, la Rada, Locarno, Switzerland

Marion Baruch, Abbracio le spazio e lo attraverso, curator Noah Stolz, Museo Arte Gallarate (MA*GA), Gallarate, Italy
Marion Baruch e Allessandro Teoldi, Viasaterna, Milan, Italy
Fanni Fetzer vous propose Marion Baruch, jevouspropose, Zurich, Switzerland

Solo show, Back to the future, Artissima, Turin, Italy
Le parti pris des nuages, Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris, France

Le temps éclaté par la profondeur du vide, curator : Noah Stolz, Galerie Laurence Bernard, Geneva, Switzerland
Eingang, In & Out, Up & Down, Durch und Durch, curator : Noah Stolz,Galerie BolteLang, Zurich, Switzerland
Le Printemps de Toulouse, curator : Christian Bernard, L’adresse du Printemps, Toulouse, France
De jour en jour, curator : Nathalie Viot, Château de Degrés, Gragnague, France
Mancanza / Here and Where, Otto Zoo, Milan, Italy

Marion Bruch – Teatro della memoria, Teatro del Popolo, Gallarate, Italy

Marion Baruch, Sculpture Ambiente, Mars, Milan, Italy

Lampi di memoria, Des histoires sans fin, MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland

START-Marion Baruch, NeufCube, Paris, France

PARISchutes, Théâtre Le Vent se lève, Paris, France

La plage de soleil dans une chambre vide, Paris, France

Une chambre vide, Galerie du Buisson, Paris, France
Mon corps où es-tu ?, 32 rue Sorbier, Paris, France

Bibliobus, Centre d’art contemporain Cimaises et Portique, Albi, France
Avis de passage, ODDC, St-Brieuc, France

Interplace Access, Viafarini, project by Tatiana Trouvé, Milan, Italy

Prénom d’artiste, Studio Morra, Naples, Italy
Cafeteria NAME DIFFUSION, Galleria Luciano Inga-Pin, Milan, Italy

Mattia knows it, Galleria Luciano Inga-Pin, Milan, Italy
Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Baruch + Fronzoni: Contenitore-Ambiente, Centre Domus, Milan, Italy

La Cupola, Rome, Italy

Micra Studio, Tel Aviv, Italy

Group exhibitions (selection)

Kaléidoscope du réel
, exposition collective, Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris, France
Structures of Radical Will, Fondation CAB, Bruxelles, Belgique
Les Partis pris d’Anne-Sarah Bénichou,
curated by Henri Guette, Festival International du Livre et du Film d’art, Perpignan, France
2021 = 5
, exhibition celebrating the 5th birthday of the gallery, Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris, France

Projet Restons Unis,
Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
accrochage italien, Galerie Natalie Seroussi, Paris, France
She-Bam Pow POP Wizz ! Les amazones du POP (1961-1973), MAMC, Nice, France

Rumeurs & Légendes, curated by Hélène Leroy, Jessica Castex and Anne Dressen, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
Gigantisme - Art et Industrie
, Triennale 2019, curated by Keren Detton, Grégory Lang, Géraldine Courbe and Sophie Warlop, Frac Grand Large - Hauts de France, Dunkirk, France
Suffis-toi d'un buis,
Ménagerie de Verre, Paris, France
Le pressentiment de mon indiscipline, dialogue autour de la ligne avec Bernar Venet
, Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris, France
, Centrale Fies, Dro, Italy
Ici Eden
, Galerie Laurence Bernard, Geneva, Switzerland
Galerie Anne-Sarah Bénichou, Paris, France
La vie moderne
, curated by François Michaud and Fanny Schulmann, Musée d’Art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris, France
Indus 3, Art:Concept, Paris, France
Doing Deculturalization
, Museion, Bolzano, Italy
La rencontre de Madame Marion Baruch et Monsieur Al Held
, Galerie Ziegler SA, Zurich, Switzerland

L’Atlas des nuages, Schneider Foundation, Watwiller, France
Formes d’histoire,
Les Tanneries-Centre d’art contemporain, Amilly, France
Marion Baruch e Alessandre Teoldi, Viasaterna, Milan, Italy

Interferencias. Colección del MAMCO de Ginebra en el MNBA, Bienalsur, National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires
Three years anniversar
y, Galerie Laurence Bernard, Geneva, Switzerland
La ruche et la valise
, Villa Bernasconi, Art Center, Grand-Lancy, Switzerland
Life A User’s Manual, Art Encounters, Contemporary Art Biennial, Timisoara, Romania
Entangled : Threads & Making, Turner Contemporary of Margate, Kent, United Kingdom
Attitude / Sculpture #2, Galerie Eduardo Secci, Florence, Italy
Locus Amoenus, C.A.R.S., Museo Tornielli, Ameno, Italy

Time is out of joint, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Roma, Italy
21st Century. Design after Design. W. Women in Italian Design, 21st Triennale di Milano, Design Museum, Milan, Italy

Sviluppo-Parallelo, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland

Autoritratti: Iscrizioni del femminile nell’arte italiana contemporanea, MAMbo, Bologna, Italy

La trame di Penelope, Erica Borhi, Alice Cattaneo, Name Diffusion, Opere e Workshop, MA*GA, Gallarate, Italy

Naissances, Musée de l’homme, Paris, France

Mobilités, Maison des sciences de l’Homme, Paris, France

Lines of Mobility, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
Contemporaines, genre et représentation, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Bibliobus, Centre d’art contemporain Cimaises et Portique, Albi, France

Micropolitiques, Le MAGASIN de Grenoble, Center for contemporary art, Grenoble, France
Moneynations 2, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
Le temps déborde, part of the project Identités multiples by Synesthésie, Blanc-Mesnil Cultural Forum, Blanc-Mesnil, France

Uman Tunnel, collective project for Oreste, Venice Biennale 1999, Venice, Italy

moneynations@access, Shedhall, Zürich, Switzerland
, Fri Art, Freiburg, Switzerland

Exogen Nicolaj, Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ad on exchange, Zingmagazine, New York, United States
Doppio Morgen, Galleria Luciano Inga-Pin, Milan, Italy
Escape Attempts, Compartments, Curated by collectif Globe, Cristiania, Copenhagen, Denmark
Le piace Internet?, Teatro Miela, Trieste, Italy
Natura Naturans, Museo di Storia Naturale, Trieste, Italy
Geld.beat.synthetik, Aesthetic of truth, ID-archiv edition, Berlin, Germany
Interplace access, Viafarini, Milan, Italy

Forum Féminin/Masculin, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Féminin/Masculin, Istituto Italiano di cultura, Paris, France
When Tekkno Turns to Sound of Poetry, Kunst Werke, Berlin, Germany
50èmeAnniversaire des Comités d’Entreprise, La Villette, Paris, France
Messe 2 ok. Talking the economic ökonoMiese machen, Messe Köln, Cologne, Germany

Femmes Publiques, Palais de la Femme, Paris (cat), France
Pro-Création, Fri-Art Kunsthalle, Freiburg (cat), Switzerland
Ars-Lux, Made in Bo, Bologna (cat), Italy

Serial, Kruggase 8. Zürich; Labor Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland
Business Art/Art Business, Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
Marchio di Fabbrica, Tecnopolis, Bari (cat), Italy

Avantgarde & Kampagne, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf (cat), Germany
Fin de siècle, Galleria Luciano Inga-Pin, Milan, Italy
Saremarte, SMAU, Milano, Italy

Briefing, Gallera Luciano Inga-Pin, Milan, Italy

Art Basel – Art Cologne, Galleria Luciano Inga-Pin, Milan, Italy

Young Sculpture Show, Paris, France

III Mostra Internazionae du Scultura, Museum of Modern Art, Pagani Foundation, Castellanza, Italy

1° Mostra Nazionale Universitaria di Pittura, Bari, Italy

Artistic activities and interventions (selection)

2005 - today
Tapis volant, collective artistic action, Marion Baruch, Arben Iljazi, Myriam Rambach, at Boissy Saint-Léger and Musée de l’Homme, Paris, France

Fête des Langues d’ici, Synesthésie, Fabrique de couleurs, Montreuil, France
Un soir dans le jardin des Langues, ECObox, Paris, France

Palabres, Contemporaines, Synesthésie, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Eurovision 2000, Brussels, Belgium
Bordercartograph, Sortie du Net, Synesthésie, Aubervilliers, France

Just Watch, Shedhalle, Zürich, Switzerland

Internet projects (selection)

Les langues d’ici avec ceux qui les parlent, Synesthésie :

Ta langue est belle comme la mienne :
Dialogue avec Djilali Benamrane et Thuy Tien Ho autour des radios rurales paritaires, Synesthésie :
Violence Online Festival :

bibliomail :

Displacement for:

Je suis une sans-papière :
Dossier en Synesthésie :

Bordercartograph, Liste de diffusion :

Gene Ban:
Code your soul:

Public collections (selection)

Art Collection Roche, Basel, Switzerland
CNAP, Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris, France
Contemporary Art Museum, Roma, Italy
FNAC, Fonds national d’art contemporain, Paris, France
Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
Les Abattoirs, Museum - FRAC Occitanie, Reginal Fund for Contemporary Art, Toulouse, France
Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Bolzano Italy
MA*GA, Gallarate Art Museum, Gallarate, Italy
MAMBO, Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Bologna, Italy
MAMCO, Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Geneva, Switzerland
MAM, Modern Art Museum of the City of Paris, Paris France
MRAC Occitanie, Regional Museum of Contemporary Art, Sérignan, France
Migros Museum of Contemporary Art, Zürich, Switzerland


“It’s the void and there’s possibility in the void: it contains everything, it contains every surprise, lie and emotion, which is what I need.”
For Marion Baruch, textiles are “living material for me, and I feel the flow of it, a continuous flow, which is the whole society”