Travels to New York for the opening of a retrospective exhibition of his work at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. At the same time, both the Pace Wildenstein Gallery and the Musée d’art moderne in Céret present selections of his recent works. He is awarded the National Visual Arts Prize by the Catalan Government. He travels to Paris for the official donation of his work Totes les coses (1994) to UNESCO. Designs the poster Solidaritat amb Bòsnia to contribute to the Mestres per Bòsnia and the Coordinadora de Comités d’Ajuda Obrera a Bòsnia campaigns. Solo exhibitions in Barcelona, London, Geneva, São Paulo, Berlin, Marburg, Zug, Madrid and Zurich.
In the course of the year a major retrospective exhibition of his work tours various Japanese museums (Marugame Genichiro Inokuma, Kagawa; Nigata City Art Museum, Nigata; Gunma Museum of Modern Art, Gunma; Kirin Art Space Harajuku, Tokyo). He travels to Santiago de Compostela for the opening of his anthological exhibition at the Auditorio de Galicia; the exhibition subsequently travels to Lisbon (Centro Cultural de Belém). Tàpies is decorated by the President of the Portuguese Republic with the Cross of the Order of Santiago. Exhibits his new sculptures in bronze at the Waddington Galleries in London. Edicions T Galeria d’Art in Barcelona presents a show of his recent work. About forty drawings, many of them unpublished, produced between 1981 and 1994 are exhibited in Aix-en-Provence (Galerie d’Art du Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône). The Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona inaugurates the ‘meditation room’ conceived by the artist and produced in conjunction with the architects Jordi Garcés and Enric Sòria. Takes part in the collective exhibition Face à l’Histoire, 1933-1996: L’artiste moderne devant l’événement historique (Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris). Solo exhibitions in Copenhagen, Lanzarote, Paris and Aix-en-Provence.