Born November 4, 1946, New York, NY
Died March 9, 1989, Boston, MA
1963-70, B.F.A. Pratt Institute
2016 Teller on Mapplethorpe, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
2013Robert Mapplethorpe: Fashion Show, Co-curated by David Croland, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
2011Robert Mapplethorpe: Night Work curated by Scissor Sisters, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
2009Robert Mapplethorpe: A Season in Hell, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
2006Still Moving & Lady With photographs by Judy Linn, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
2005Robert Mapplethorpe curated by David Hockney, Alison Jacques Gallery, London, UK
2003Robert Mapplethorpe: Sculptures and Hand Painted Photographs, AspreyJacques, London, UK
2000Robert, Patti and Sam, AspreyJacques, London, UK
2019Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe: Obiettivo Sensibile, Gallerie Nazionali Barberini Corsini, Rome, Italy
2018Robert Mapplethorpe: Choreography for an Exhibition, Museo MADRE, Naples, Italy
Robert Mapplethorpe, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal
2017Robert Mapplethorpe: A Perfectionist, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2016Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium, J. Paul Getty Museum and LACMA, Los Angeles, California, USA, travelling to Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Canada and Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
Robert Mapplethorpe - On the Edge, ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark
Mapplethorpe + Munch, Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway
2015Robert Mapplethorpe, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
2014ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Mapplethorpe, Tate Modern, London; travelled to The Bowes Museum, Co Durham, Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery, Clydebank and Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, UK
Robert Mapplethorpe, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Mapplethorpe / Rodin, Musée Rodin, Paris, France
Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs from The Kinsey Institute Collection, Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
2013 Robert Mapplethorpe: XYZ, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe, J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
2012 In Focus: Robert Mapplethorpe, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe, Burgh Hall, Dunoon, UK; traveling to Linlithgow and Perth, Australia, as part of ARTIST ROOMS
2011 Robert Mapplethorpe, Forma, Milan, Italy
Robert Mapplethorpe, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece
Robert Mapplethorpe, C/O Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Robert Mapplethorpe, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe Flowers: Selections from the JP Morgan Chase Art Collection, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe, Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm
2010Robert Mapplethorpe: Photography with Sculpture, Towner Museum, Eastbourne, UK
Robert Mapplethorpe, Museums Sheffield, Sheffield, UK (Artist Rooms Tour)
Robert Mapplethorpe, NRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft Düsseldorf, Germany
Robert Mapplethorpe, Museo d'Arte della Città di Lugano - Villa Malpensata, Lugano, Switzerland
Robert Mapplethorpe, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Robert Mapplethorpe, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California, USA
2009Robert Mapplethorpe: Polaroids, The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanstone, Illinois, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe: Portraits, Palm Springs Art Museum, California, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe, Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Mallorca, Spain
Robert Mapplethorpe, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Inverness, UK (Artist Rooms Tour)
Robert Mapplethorpe, TR 3 Gallery and National Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Robert Mapplethorpe: Polaroids, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK
Robert Mapplethorpe: Portraits, Centre for Creative Photography, Tuscon, Arizona, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Malaga, Spain
Robert Mapplethorpe, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Robert Mapplethorpe, Accademia Gallery, Florence, Italy
2008Polaroids: Mapplethorpe, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
2006Robert Mapplethorpe: Porträts und Erotik, Stadtgalerie, Klagenfurt, Austria
Robert Mapplethorpe, Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba
Robert Mapplethorpe, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, UK
A unique evening of poetry and screening of Still Moving (1978) collaborative work between Robert Mapplethorpe and Patti Smith, Tate Modern, London, UK
2005Robert Mapplethorpe: Tra Antico e Moderno, Una Antologia, Palazzina della Promotrice delle Belle Arti, Turin, Italy
Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition: Photographs and Mannerist Prints, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe: Porträts und Erotik, Galerie im alten Rathaus, Prienam am Chiemsee, Germany
2003Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition: Photographs and Mannerist Prints, Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, Germany
2000 The Perfect Moment, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, California, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe Retrospective, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sapporo, Japan
1999Centre Cultural La Beneficencia, Valencia, Spain
1998Akita Senshu Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
Daimaru Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
1997Museo de Art Moderna, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Staatdgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany
1997Takishimaya Grand Hall, Osaka, Japan
Fukishima Prefectural Museum of Art, Fukishima, Japan
Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art, Asahikawa, Japan
Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Marugame Genichiro Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art, Kagawa, Japan
Mitsukoshi Museum of Art, Shinjuku, Japan
1996Hayward Gallery, London, UK
Gallery of Photography, Dublin, UK
Mitsukoshi Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
1995Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
1994The Robert Mapplethorpe Gallery, Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain
Kunsthaus, Vienna, Austria
1993Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe European Retrospective, Moderna Musset, Stockholm, Sweden
Centro Per L'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Italy
Robert Mapplethorpe, Museo D'Arte Contemporanea, Prato, Italy
Residence of Embassador Negroponte, Manila, Philippines
Robert Mapplethorpe, Museo Pecci Prato, Prato, Italy
Turun Taidemuseo, Turku, Finland
Palais Des Beaux Arts, Brussells, Belgium
1992 Mapplethorpe Versus Rodin, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Germany. Catalogue with text by Germano Celant
Robert Mapplethorpe, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark. Catalogue with text by Germano Celant; traveled to Centro di Documetazione di Palazzo di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
Museo de Monterray, Monterray, Mexico
Robert Mapplethorpe, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum, Tokyo, Japan; traveled to Contemporary Art Gallery, Ibaraki, Japan; Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Japan; Naguya City Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Shiga, Japan. Retrospective Catalogue.
I.C.A.C. Weston Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Fortuny Museum, Venice, Italy
Museum for Kunst and Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
1991 Musee d'Art Contemporain, Foundation Edelman, Pully/Lausanne, Switzerland. Catalogue with text by Chantal Michetti and C.A. Riley.
1989 The Modernist Still Life Photographed, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe, Sala D'Ercole di Palazzo D'Accursio, Bologna, Italy
Robert Mapplethorpe Een Retrospective, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Citadelpark, Gent, Belgium
1988 Robert Mapplethorpe, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands; traveled to Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France. Catalogue with text by Els Barents.
Mapplethorpe: Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK. Catalogue with text by Peter Conrad.
Robert Mapplethorpe, The Perfect Moment, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Catalogue with text by Janet Kardon, David Joselit, Kay Larson, and Patti Smith. Traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, USA; Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C., USA; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachisetts, USA and Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA. Catalogue with text by Richard Marshall et al.
Autoportraits, Au Grand Palais, Paris, France.
1986Robert Mapplethorpe: Photographs 1976 - 1985, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, South Yarra, Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. Catalogue with text by Paul Foss.
1984Lady, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan. Catalogue.
Matrix 80, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Robert Mapplethorpe, Lucio Amelio Foundzione, Naples, Italy
1983 Robert Mapplethorpe: 1970-1983, Institute of Contemporary Art, London. Traveled to Stills, Edinburgh; Arnolfini, Bristol; Midland Group, Nottingham; and Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. Catalogue with text By Stuart Morgan and Alan Hollinghurst.
1983 Centro di Documentazione di Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy; traveled to Palazzo Delle Centro Finestre, Florence, Italy. Catalogue with text by Germano Celant.
Franco American Institute, Rennes, France
1982Robert Mapplethorpe, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, Lousiana, USA
Nikon foto Galerie. Zurich, Switzerland
1981Robert Mapplethorpe, Kustverein, Frankfurter am Main; traveled to Fotogalerie Forum
Stadtpark, Graz, Austria; Modern Art Galerie, Vienna, Austria; PPC Galerie F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg, Germany; Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland; Kunstverein, Munich, Germany; and Nikon Foto Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland. Catalogue with text by Sam Wagstaff and Peter Weiermair.
1979 Trade Off, International Center of Photography, New York, USA (with Lynn Davis)
1978The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. Catalogue with text by Mario Amaya.
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, USA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
BAMPFA (Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive), Berkeley, California, USA
Bank of America Collection, San Francisco, California, USA
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine, USA
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, New York, USA
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C, USA
Dallas Musuem of Art, Dallas, Texas, USA
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, USA
Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, USA
J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, California, USA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
International Center of Photography, New York, USA
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Kobe City Museum, Kobe, Japan
LACMA, Los Angeles, California, USA
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California, USA
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
Museum of Art, Norman, Oklahoma
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, Australia
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Portland Center of the Visual Art, California, USA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California, USA
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C, USA
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida, USA
Tate, London, UK
Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA