Francois Morellet - Artist portrait, photo credits lexpress.fr

Francois Morellet/ François Morellet

France 1926 - 2016

Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, Geometric Abstraction, Concrete Art

francoismorellet.wordpress.com

Francois Morellet
François Morellet
Male
France
1926

Widely recognized as a main representative of the Concrete art, Franҫois Morellet applied the rigorous rules of mathematics and geometry concepts into his work which classified him in frames of Minimal art too. He invented norms, sometimes absurd, giving his work the ability to build to infinity. His systems contributed to the demystification of the artwork, liberating it from subjectivity and emotion in creation. Starting his artistic career in the middle 40’s as a self-taught painter, Morellet portrayed realistic still-life subjects. During the 50’s, of the crucial importance of his work was the influence of the Neo-Plasticizm and Concrete-Constructivism. Abstract and geometric principles which were applied in the pieces of Piet Mondrian and Max Bill had a particular impact on the way in which Morellet saw the picture field as infinite structure spreading beyond the boundaries of the painting itself.

Francois Morellet - L'Avalanche, 1996, Image © François Morellet works french museum news centre cholet contact new
François Morellet – L’Avalanche, 1996, Image © François Morellet

From Figurative to Abstraction

Morellet was born in 1926 in Cholet, France. Ten years later his family moved to Paris and he began painting at the age of 14. He took the lessons from Jean-Denis Maillart, who allowed him to exhibit one painting at the Salon of the National Society of Fine Arts. Graduating the Russian language at the School of Oriental Languages in Paris, painting remained his main interest. His first solo exhibition was held in March 1950 at the Creuze Gallery in Paris. Besides his artistic career, he was active in a family business, working in his father’s toy factory.

His early landscapes, portraits and still lifes were characteristic for their dark palette, but soon his style became distinguished from pictorial elements and by 1950 he considered himself as an abstract painter. Preoccupied with the configuring the picture field as infinite structure, Morellet discarded the all-over technique of Jackson Pollock, since his principles were established in advance. In the focus of his interests was the method rather than the finished painting.

He was preoccupied with the configuring the picture field as infinite structure

François Morellet - Sphere, photo via youtube.com works french museum news centre cholet contact new
François Morellet – Sphere, photo via youtube.com

Innovative approach and Non-traditional Materials

During the 60’s he was a co-founder of an experimental group named the Research Group of Visual Art (BURN) with Horacio Garcia Rossi, Julio Le Parc, Joël Stein, Francisco Sobrino, and Jean-Pierre Yvaral. Their aim was to focus on the creation of installations using the non-traditional materials. Morellet completely threw out the function of the artistic sensibility which was associated with the strivings of Art Informel and Abstract Expressionism. Around this time, he began working with neon. His interest in optics and movement brought his work to the kinetic perception with the use of systems which combine logic and chance, juxtaposition, overlapping, interferences and fragmentation.

He was a part of the group of artists who had used non-traditional tools and materials

François Morellet - 8 trames 0° - 22°55 - 45° - 67, photo via rerylikes.tumblr.com works french museum news centre cholet contact new
François Morellet – 8 trames 0° – 22°55 – 45° – 67, photo via rerylikes.tumblr.com

François Morellet’s Creation of Aesthetic Disorder

His combinations of multiple media and materials, as canvas, paintings, neon, building surfaces etc. were summed up in his work from 1992, Relache no1. Following some principles, Morellet allowed a chance to transform different materials into an aesthetic disorder. His oeuvre confirms the acceptance of the artwork “governed solely by chance and tricks”. Exploring the possibilities, he was primarily interested in the relationship between the creator and audience who perceived the work. Liberating the process of creation from any personal emotion, he expanded the realm of the viewer’s interpretation. Franҫois Morellet died on May 11, 2016, at the age on 90. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions and it was included in many public collections.

Featured image: Franҫois Morellet – Artist portrait, photo credits lexpress.fr
All images used for illustrative purpose only

YearExhibition titleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2017 Cher(e)s ami(e)sMusée National d'Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR Group
2017François Morellet NEON Zentrum für Internationale Lichtkunst, UnnaSolo
2017UnknownThe Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Group
2016François Morellet Art Affairs, Amsterdam, NL Solo
2016François Morellet 1970-2016 44-90, Galerie M, Bochum, DE Solo
2016François Morellet – 90, Annely Juda Fine Art, London, UKSolo
2016François Morellet & Grazia Varisco,Ghisla Art Collection, Locarno, CH Solo
2016François Morellet Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, AT Solo
2016Exposition itinérante, Art in Europe 1945-1968: Facing the Future Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR), BruxellesGroup
2016UnknownFriche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, FR (forthcoming)Group
2016Exposition Les possédés Château Borely, Marseille, FR Group
2016 ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, DE (forthcoming)Group
2016For my birthday CADORO, Mainz, DE Solo
2016 François Morellet Musée des Beaux-Arts, ChambérySolo
2016François Morellet The Mayor Gallery, London, UKSolo
2015The Archers of Light The Mayor Gallery, London, UKGroup
2015François Morellet, L'esprit de suite 1965-2015Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen, FRSolo
2015François MorelletDASH DASH DASH, Blain|Southern, Berlin, DESolo
2015Zero, die internationale Kunstbewegung der 50er & 60er Jahre Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, DEGroup
2015Light Show Museum of Contemporary Art, Sidney, AUGroup
2015François Morellet7 corridors MAC VAL, Vitry-sur-Seine, FRSolo
2015François Morellet One More Time Arte Invernizzi, Milan, ITSolo
2014Crosswords 2 Galerie Jordan Seydoux, Berlin, DEGroup
2014François Morellet Preliminaries Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, USSolo
2014Henri Chotteau legacy: François Morellet SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, BESolo
2014François Morellet & Jack Youngerman, œuvres récentes Galerie Herve Bize, Nancy, FRGroup
2014Light Show Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland, NZGroup
2014François Morellet Preliminaries Galerie Herve Bize, Nancy, FRSolo
2014Collection à l'étude à Villeurbanne Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne, FRGroup
2013François Morellet: du Pompidou Mobile au MuMa Musée d'art moderne André Malraux, Le Havre, FRSolo
2013Ceci n'est pas une lampe... Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung, Bonn, DEGroup
2013Licht - Dan Flavin, Francois MorelletKeith Sonnier, Galerie Thomas Modern, Munich, DEGroup
2013Ensemble Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, NLGroup
2013Dynamo Un Siecle De Lumiere Et De Mouvement Dans L’art 1913-2013 Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, FRGroup
2013Arte Programmata e Cinetica. da Munari a Biasi a Colombo e... Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, ITGroup
2013S(ch)ichtwechse, Neue Blicke auf die Sammlung Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, DEGroup
2013Novecento Mai Visto - Highlights from the Daimler Art Collection - From Albers to Warhol to (now) Museo di Santa Giulia, BresciaGroup
2013Give me five Städel Museum, Frankfurt, DEGroup
2013François Morellet: No End Neon Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, USSolo
2013Rotesque SCHAUWERK Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, DEGroup
2013Franc¸ois Morellet5*3 - Fonds M-ARCO Le Box, Marseille, FRSolo
2013From triple X to birdsong (In Search Of The Schizophrenic Quotient) Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, USGroup
2013François Morellet Espace Jean-Legendre, Compiègne, FRSolo
2013Mystère et boule de gomme Maison des arts Georges Pompidou, Cajarc, FRGroup
2013François Morellet Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UKSolo
2013Light Show Hayward Gallery, London, UKGroup
2012Genesi del fare - Genesis of Doing A arte Invernizzi, Milan, ITGroup
2012Roesler Hotel # 21 – Buzz Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, BRGroup
2012Segment #3 Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, TRGroup
2012zweiundzwanzig Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich, CHGroup
2012François Morellet, Trop c'est trop, une rétrospective des integrationsEspace Jean-Legendre, Compiègne, FRSolo
2012Lumières & géométries Galerie Lélia Mordoch, Paris, FRGroup
2012Franc¸ois Morellet: Lamentable Kunstverein Ruhr e.V., Essen, DESolo
20122012 cartes postales d`artistes Goethe-Institut Lyon, Lyon, FRGroup
2011Le Louvre revisité Lab-Labanque, Béthune, FRGroup
2011Mappenwerke und Grafik Dany Keller Galerie, Eichelhardt, DEGroup
2011Group Exhibition Annely Juda Fine Art, London, UKGroup
2011François Morellet Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, KRSolo
2011Auf den zweiten Blick. Werke aus der Sammlung Kunsthalle Weishaupt, Ulm, DEGroup
2011François Morellet, Senile Lines Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, KRSolo
2011Conceptual Tendencies 1960s to today Werke der Daimler Kunst Sammlung, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, DEGroup
2011Morellet in Bochum Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum, DESolo
2011Segment #1A Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, TRGroup
2011Hirschfaktor - Die Kunst des Zitierens Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, DEGroup
2011Comique géométrique La Salle de bains, Lyon, FRGroup
2010Décrochages Musée de Picardie, Amiens, FRGroup
2010François Morellet Baukunst Galerie, Cologne, DESolo
2010François Morellet Galerie Mueller-Roth, Stuttgart, DESolo
2010Twenty-six million minutes later Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, SIGroup
2010Immer in Bewegung Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim, DEGroup
2010Works from the Collectionvon Bartha Collection, Basel, CHGroup
2010Gruppenausstellung Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich, CHGroup
2010Spatial City: An Architecture of Idealism Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, USGroup
2010Masterpieces : Kleinformate : Editionen : Bücher, Galerie Dr. Dorothea van der Koelen Mainz, DEGroup
2010ANNUAL GROUP SHOW Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, USGroup
2009François Morellet, Sériel mais pas sérieuxMuseum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, DESolo
2009re-connaitrePaksi Képtár, Paks, HUGroup
2009DIVERSE PROPOSITIONS Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, USGroup
2009When ideas become form - 30 Jahre Galerie Galerie Dr. Dorothea van der Koelen, Mainz, DEGroup
2009Editionen der Galerie seit 1970 Dany Keller Galerie - Munich, Munich, DEGroup
2009Vivre l'art - collection Venet Espace de l’art concret, Mouans Sartoux, FRGroup
2009François Morellet Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, ATSolo
2009Libertad, Igualdad, Fraternidad Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo, Huarte, ESGroup
2008Is it tomorrow yet Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, SGGroup
2008Mes années 60-70 Galerie Denise René, Espace Marais, Paris, FRGroup
2008Gmunder Symposien Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz, ATGroup
2008Atelier - Edition Fanal Paksi Képtár, Paks, HUGroup
2008Sehen ganz nah und sehr fern. Die Städtische Sammlung Erlangen – Überblicke VIIKunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen, DEGroup
2008Paysages Centre d'art contemporain de Pontmain, Pontmain, FRGroup
2008Linie und Raum Galerie Margit Haldemann, Bern, CHGroup
2008François Morellet. M back to m Galerie m Bochum, Bochum, DESolo
2008Licht & Gold Galerie Proarta, Zurich, CHGroup
2008François Morellet, fit âgé, négatif Galerie Martine et Thibault de La Châtre, Paris, FRSolo
2008tool box Entre-deux, Nantes, FRGroup
2007Oeuvres encombrantes Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, FRGroup
2007Visionäre Sammlung Vol. 5: Sammlung Gutmann Haus Konstruktiv, Stiftung für konstruktive und konkrete Kunst, Zurich, CHGroup
2007INDICA – Nyehaus New York City, NY, USGroup
2007Die aufregende Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, DEGroup
2007Rubin, Institut für moderne Kunst 1967 – 2007 Neues Museum - Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design in Nürnberg, Nuremberg, DEGroup
2007François Morellet von Bartha Garage, Basel, CHSolo
2007François Morellet von Bartha Chesa, S-chanf, CHSolo
2007François Morellet Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel, CHSolo
2007Hand & Fuß und andere Geheimnisse … Edition + Galerie Hoffmann, Friedberg, DEGroup
2006François Morellet Centrum Kunstlicht in de Kunst, Eindhoven, NLSolo
2006Hidden treasures - various works by gallery artists Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam, NLGroup
2006Dessins Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint-Paul de Vence, FRGroup
2006Morellet and Light Art Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NLSolo
2006François Morellet `80´ Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam, NLSolo
2006Weihnachtsausstellung - Künstler der Galerie M-ART Galerie, Hamburg, DEGroup
2005François Morellet A arte Invernizzi, Milan, ITSolo
2005Editions Galerie de multiples - GDM, Paris, FRGroup
2005Kunst, die man nicht immer sieht Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, DEGroup
2005E.C.A.L.Galerie de multiples - GDM, Paris, FRGroup
2005Peintures et SculpturesGalerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne, CHGroup
2005EDITIONS - photography, works on paper, jewelry by gallery artists Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam, NLGroup
2005Papierd'Hivers 2000 Monos Gallery, Liège, BEGroup
2005François Morellet Galerie Martine et Thibault de La Châtre, Paris, FRSolo
2005François Morellet Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint-Paul de Vence, FRSolo
2004Algorithmische Revolution. Zur Geschichte der interaktiven Kunst, ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, DEGroup
200422 from the future for the future of vukovar Milan Dobes Museum, Bratislava, CZGroup
2004François MORELLET Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint-Paul de Vence, FRSolo
2004A P R I O R I Galerie Dr. Dorothea van der Koelen, Mainz, DEGroup
2004More to see Galerie Herve Bize, Nancy, FRGroup
2004Beyond Geometry - Experiments in Form 1940s-70s MAM - Miami Art Museum, Miami, USGroup
2004François Morellet LURIXS Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro, BRSolo
2003François Morellet Baukunst Galerie, Cologne, DESolo
2003+ ou – 5, 10, 15, 20, 20 years of a collection FRAC - Ile-de-France - Le Plateau, Paris, FRGroup
2003La partie continue 1 Centre d´art contemporain d´Ivry - le Credac, Ivry sur Seine, FRGroup
2003On the Edge: Contemporary Art from the Daimler Chrysler Collection The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, USGroup
2003Zahlen - Zeit - Zeichen - Numbers - Time – Signs Galerie Dr. Dorothea van der Koelen - Dammweg, Mainz, DEGroup
2003François Morellet, sculptures & neons Art Affairs Gallery, Amsterdam, NLSolo
2003François Morellet Galerie Hervé Bize, Nancy, FRSolo
2002François Morellet Progetti per l’arte, Florence, ITSolo
2002François Morellet, Tell Rome Morellet Fondazione Volume!, Rome, ITSolo
2002Rechteckakzeptanz Galerie Schafschetzy, Graz, ATGroup
2002Durch 150 Jahre in Schwarz – Weiss Hachmeister Galerie, Münster, DEGroup
2002De concert, oeuvres d'une collection privée FRAC - Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, FRGroup
2002What about Hegel (and you) Brigitte March International Contemporary Art, Stuttgart, DEGroup
2002Transparences Galerie Lélia Mordoch, Paris, FRGroup
2002De singuliers débordements Maison de la Culture d'Amiens, Amiens, FRGroup
2001Chantiers - Publics, François Morellet, discrètement Musée Fabre, Montpellier, FRSolo
2001François Morellet, Konstruktionen mit der Zahl p Galerie Dr. Dorothea van der Koelen, Mainz, DESolo
2001à fur et à mesure, une collection, un point de vue Espace de l’art concret, Mouans Sartoux, FRGroup
2001New Zero Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, DEGroup
2001Shelter Galerie m Bochum, Bochum, DEGroup
2001Licht und Hoffnung Galerie Proarta, Zurich, CHGroup
2001Oeuvres sur papier Galerie Denise René - Espace Marais, Paris, FRGroup
200025 ans, Echange de vues Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint-Paul de Vence, FRGroup
2000Ligne(s) de conduit Espace de l’art concret, Mouans Sartoux, FRGroup
2000François Morellet A arte Invernizzi, Milan, ITSolo
2000Art – light Galerie Beyeler, Basel, CHGroup
2000Morellet Jeu de Paume, Paris, FRSolo
2000Let’s go Galerie Hervé Bize, Nancy, FRGroup
1999Lumia- International Light Art Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DKGroup
199923rd International Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, SLGroup
1999François Morollet: Neue Arbeiten Galerie Mueller-Roth, Stuttgart, DESolo
1999La nature imite l'art Espace de l’art concret, Mouans Sartoux, FRGroup
1999Morellet Musée Zadkine, Paris, FRSolo
1999Espace, modes d'emploi Centre d'Art Passerelle, Brest, FRGroup
1999Photos Galerie Martine et Thibault de La Châtre, Paris, FRGroup
1999François Morellet Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich, CHSolo
1998François Morellet: Zeichnung und Raum Institut für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, Nuremberg, DESolo
1998GRAV - Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel,MAGASIN Centre National d’art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, FRGroup
1998Le droit de rêver, Espace de l’art concret Mouans Sartoux, FRGroup
1998Space for Art, Concepts, Projects and Buildings by Artists,KunsthauBregenz, Bregenz, ATGroup
1998François Morellet Oniris Galerie d´art contemporain, Rennes, FRSolo
1998Si j't'attrape Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint-Paul de Vence, CHGroup
1998Julije Knifer - Peinture murale – 1998 Mamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, CHGroup
1998Produkt Kunst: Wo bleibt das OriginalLudwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz, DEGroup
1997Produkt Kunst: Wo bleibt das Original Kunstsammlung Gera - Orangerie, Gera, DEGroup
1997Le bel aujourd, IAC Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne, Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne, FRGroup
1997Produkt: Kunst Wo bleibt das Original Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, DEGroup
1997François Morellet, Oeuvres photographiques et domestiques Galerie Martine et Thibault de La Châtre, Paris, FRSolo
1997François Morellet Galerie Hervé Bize, Nancy, FRSolo
1996PAPIER "Europäer" Galerie m Bochum, Bochum, DEGroup
1996Devant et derrière la lumière Espace de l’art concret, Mouans Sartoux, FRGroup
1996François Morellet, entre-autres Weserburg, Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, DESolo
1996François Morellet, Neonly Galerie Mark Müller, Zurich, CHSolo
1995François Morelletdepuis la dernière .... Galerie m Bochum, Bochum, DESolo
1995François MorelletAll Over. Le Consortium, Dijon, FRSolo
1995Bestandsaufnahme XII Galerie m Bochum, Bochum, DEGroup
1995Zeichnungen aus dem Bestand der Galerie Galerie m Bochum, Bochum,DEGroup
1994Vue du collectionneur Espace de l’art concret, Mouans Sartoux, FRGroup
1994Konstruktiv-Konkret – Aus den Beständen des Wilhelm-Hack-MuseumsLudwigshafen am Rhein, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, DEGroup
1993C'est beau Espace de l’art concret, Mouans Sartoux, FRGroup
1993François Morellet & Julije Knifer Galerie Georges Verney-Carron, Lyon, FRGroup
19933 trames, 2 triangles, 1 étoileGalerie Hervé Bize, Nancy, FRSolo
1993François MorelletCentre d’art contemporain la Synagogue de Delme, Delme, FRSolo
1992François MorelletStädtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, DESolo
1992Des moyens de perfectionner la vision Galerie Herve Bize, Nancy, FRGroup
1992Le cri et la raison Espace de l’art concret, Mouans Sartoux, FRGroup
1992Art by Numbers Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, USGroup
1991François Morellet: Dessins des années 40 et 50, Tableaux blancs des années 80 Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst - Reutlingen, Reutlingen, DESolo
1991Bestandsaufnahme VIII Galerie m Bochum, Bochum, DEGroup
1991François MorelletCentre Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, FRSolo
1991François MorelletGalerie Mark Müller, Zurich, CHSolo
1991La Peinture Abstraite Dans Les Collections Du Frac BretagneCentre d’art contemporain de Quimper, le Quartier, Quimper, FRGroup
1990Steel Lifes, Curré et dessins cinétiques Galerie Herve Bize, Nancy, FRSolo
1990Le carre libere,Espace de l’art concret, Mouans Sartoux, FRGroup
1990François Morellet Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, DESolo
1990Konkret Zehn Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, DEGroup
1989François Morellet, Interventionen LWL - Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Münster, Münster, DESolo
1989œuvres sur papier Galerie Herve Bize, Nancy, FRGroup
1989Ut Poesis Museum Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, CHGroup
1989Gedankenstrich Galerie Mueller-Roth, Stuttgart, DEGroup
1988François Morellet Galerie Dr. Dorothea van der Koelen, Mainz, DESolo
1988Gran Pavese, The Flag Project MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, BEGroup
1988Zero, un movimiento europeo Fundación Juan March, Madrid, ESGroup
1987Franc¸ois Morellet : Lichtinstallaties Groninger Museum, Groningen, NLSolo
1987Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1987 Skulptur Projekte Münster, Münster, DEGroup
1987Mathematik in der Kunst der letzten dreißig Jahre Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, DEGroup
1986, La Geometrie Dans Les SpasmesLe Consortium, Dijon, FRSolo
1986François Morellet Centre Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, FRSolo
1986Kunststrasse Rhön, Stiftung Museum Modern Art Hünfeld Sammlung Jürgen Blum, Hünfeld, DEGroup
1986Von zwei QuadratenWilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, DEGroup
1986Trends in Geometric Abstact Art Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, ILGroup
1985Vom Zeichnen. Aspekte Der Zeichnung 1960-1985 Frankfurter Kunstverein, FrankfurtGroup
1985Middelheim Biennale 18 Antwerp, BLGroup
1985François Morellet, Neue Arbeiten Galerie m Bochum, Bochum, DESolo
1985Sculptures, First Approach For A Park Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, FRGroup
1985François Morellet: Systems Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York City, NYSolo
1985Les immateriaux Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, FRGroup
1984A Point Galerie Mueller-Roth, Stuttgart, DEGroup
1984François Morellet, Werke 1976 – 1983 Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, DESolo
1984François Morellet, Systems Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USSolo
1984François Morellet: systèmes Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, CASolo
1983François Morellet, Quadrat Bottrop Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, DESolo
1983Présence discrete Musée des Beaux-Arts Dijon, Dijon, FRGroup
1982Medium Papier Städtische Galerie Villa Zanders, Bergisch Gladbach, DEGroup
1982François Morellet, Désintégrations architecturales Musée Savoisien, Chambéry; Musée des Beaux-Arts, Angers, FRSolo
1982Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USGroup
1981François Morellet, Paintings Annely Juda Fine Art, London, UKSolo
1981François Morellet Helsingin Kaupungin Taidemuseo, Helsinki, FISolo
1981Mise en pièces, mise en place, mise au pointEspace des Arts, Chalon sur Saône, FRGroup
1981Murs Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, FRGroup
1981Construction in Process I Galeria Wschodnia, Lodz, PLGroup
1980François Morellet, Neue Bilder Galerie m Bochum, Bochum, DESolo
1980François Morellet Musée des Beaux-Arts, Toulon, FRSolo
1980Konstruktive Kunst und Architektur Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg, DEGroup
1980Sztuka konstruktywna i architektura Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw, Wroclaw, PLGroup
1979Transformacije papira,MSU Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Zagreb, HRGroup
1978François Morellet Cloître Saint-Trophime, Arles, FRSolo
1978De Quelques Lignes Le Consortium, Dijon, FRGroup
1978Numerals 1924-1977 Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City, USGroup
1977François Morellet Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, MAM, ARC, Paris, FRSolo
1977François Morellet Lichtobjekte, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel, DESolo
1977François Morelle, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, DESolo
1977François Morellet Paintings, Drawings and Objects 1954–77, Annely Juda Fine Art, London, UKSolo
1977François Morellet Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, DESolo
1977Handzeichnungen Institut Français Cologne, Cologne, DEGroup
1977Documenta 6 Kassel, DEGroup
1977Serielle Konzepte Galerie Mueller-Roth, Stuttgart, DEGroup
1977200x200 Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam, NLGroup
1976François Morellet Lichtobjekte, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, DESolo
1976Plus Minus - An Exhibition of Paintings Reliefs and Constructions, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UKGroup
197513th Bienal de São Paulo Sao Paulo, BrazilGroup
1975François Morellet Galerie m Bochum, Bochum, DESolo
1975Morelle,Art Research Center, Kansas City, USSolo
1974François Morellet Kunsthalle, Bielefeld, DESolo
1973François Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, PLSolo
1973Programm Zufall System Städtisches Museum, Mönchengladbach, DEGroup
1972François MorelletPrinzip Seriell, Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf, DESolo
1972Neue Konkrete Kunst – Objekte und Reliefs Galerie m Bochum, Bochum, DEGroup
1972Douze ans d’Art Contemporain en France Grand Palais, Paris, FRGroup
1971François MorelletBilder, Licht – Objekte, Kinetik, Frankfurter Kunstverein, FrankfurtSolo
1971François MorelletGrillages, Galerie m Bochum, Bochum, DESolo
1971François MorelletKunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, DESolo
1971Konkret – Realismus Galerie m Bochum, Bochum, DEGroup
1970François MorelletGalerie m Bochum, Bochum, DESolo
1970XXXV Biennale di Venezia Venice, ITGroup
1970Expo 70 French Pavillion, Osaka, JPGroup
1968documenta 4 Kassel, DEGroup
1968Light in Movement Arnolfini, Bristol, UKGroup
1967MorelletOeuvres originales, Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris, FRSolo
1964Mouvement 2 Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris, FRGroup
1964documenta 3 Kassel, DEGroup
196456 - 64 Painting and Sculpture of a Decade The Tate Gallery, London, UKGroup
1961François Morellet, Uli Pohl, Bernhard Sandfort Studiengalerie des Studium Generale der Universität Stuttgart, Stuttgart, DEGroup