Roberto Matta 1911 —2002

Biography

MATTA (ECHAURREN), ROBERTO (ANTONIO SEBASTIÁN)
(CHILE 1911 - 2002)

 

 

"I am interested only in the unknown and I work for my own astonishment."

"Everything in this painting is psychological .. How to picture the battlefield, not the physical one, but the one inside of us: fear against courage, criticism, and hate, suspicion and trust? An internal bombardment."

"I am very interested in chance. For me it is best of things .. Chance rolls on and never stops. It is like the random button on a CD player. The numbers continually roll over and do not stop, as if they are caught in a sphere. They turn and turn and then stop by chance on a track. We are like these numbers. We are rocked and bombarded from above and below, from right and left. We are a target and bombarded on all sides "

"I was interested in other spaces to do with forms drawn from non-Euclidean geometry and the idea of entering these spaces. These structures do not rely on the sense of space, as we know it. It is a space without limits and which transforms itself in time - a mutant space. "

"Resistance is in each of us. We resist by exercising our creativity. That is true poetry - when we seek new comparisons, other ways of looking and conceiving of things."



Chilean-born artist Roberto Matta was an international figure whose worldview represented a synthesis of European, American and Latin American cultures. As a member of the Surrealist movement and an early mentor to several Abstract Expressionists, Matta broke with both groups to pursue a highly personal artistic vision. His mature work blended abstraction, figuration and multi-dimensional spaces into complex, cosmic landscapes.

Throughout a long and fruitful career that spanned six decades and multiple continents, Matta established himself as one of the central figures in the Surrealist movement. Yet, while he certainly shared stylistic and intellectual similarities with the Surrealist group, he was never able to completely reconcile his strong social conscience with its necessarily inward-looking practices. Instead, Matta balanced his interest in the human psyche with an active engagement with the external world. In the process, he provided early and crucial inspiration for the Abstract Expressionists. Matta's artistic legacy was also a deeply personal one, as four of his six children became notable artists as well. Most celebrated among his progeny was the contemporary artist Gordon Matta-Clark, who followed in his fathers footsteps by creating socially conscious work with a distinctively architectural bent.

Artists inspired by Roberto Matta are, Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Adolph Gotlieb and William Baziotes.

Matta broke with the conventions of the Surrealist movement by adding a dimension of social and political awareness to his work.  He often supplemented an aesthetic of pure abstraction with elements of figuration and precisely rendered, though fantastically conceived, three-dimensional space. Matta's exploration of the unconscious mind through a symbolic language of abstract forms greatly influenced the early development Abstract Expressionism.

Roberto Antonio Sebastián Matta Echaurren was born on November 11, 1911 in Santiago, Chile.   He was educated as an architect and interior designer.  In his final year of school, Matta devised an ambitious architectural project called the "League of Religions." Signaling an early interest in both biomorphism and fantastical spaces, his building designs were modeled after suggestively posed female bodies.  Not long after this project, Matta left behind his privileged upbringing and conservative education to join the Merchant Marines. He settled in Paris, France in 1935, becoming an apprentice Modernist architect Le Corbusier's studio. He stayed on to work with Le Corbusier for the next two years. By the end of 1934 Matta visited Spain, where he met the poet and playwright Federico García Lorca, who introduced him Salvador Dalí. It was Dali who encouraged him to show his drawings to Andre Breton.  It was a most productive year abroad.

During this time, Matta established close friendships with several members of the Latin American literary avant-garde. His relationships with Frederico Garcia Lorca, Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral proved particularly influential. It was through Lorca that Matta was introduced to Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. Dalí, in turn, encouraged the young artist to show some of his drawings to André Breton. Sensing an emerging talent and common spirit, Breton bought several of Matta's drawings and invited him to officially join the Surrealist group in 1937.

Matta's acquaintance with Dali and Breton strongly influenced his artistic development and connected him to the Surrealist movement, which he officially joined in 1937. He was in London for a short period in 1936 and worked with Walter Gropius and László Moholy-Nagy. Matta's employment with the architects of the Spanish Republican pavilion at the Paris International Exhibition (1937) exposed him to Picasso's Guernica (1937; Madrid, Prado) which greatly impressed him and influenced him in his work. At this time, he was introduced to the work of Marcel Duchamp, whom he met not long after. He later went to Scandinavia where he met the architect Alvar Aalto and then to Russia where he worked on housing design projects.  Forced to leave Europe because of the impending war of Nazi aggression. Roberto arrived in New York in the Fall of 1939..

When Matta arrived in New York City, he was the youngest and most outgoing of Surrealist emigres. These traits, combined with a shared interest in automatist art-making techniques, allowed Matta to quickly form relationships with several of the young New York School artists. Roberto Matta first exhibited in New York in 1940 at the Julian Levy Gallery. Throughout the first half of the 1940s, Jackson Pollock, Arshile Gorky, William Baziotes, Peter Busa, Robert Motherwell and others met frequently with Matta to learn about his personal ideas about Surrealism.  When his works were shown in America in Beverly Hills CA were described as, "evolving biomorphic forms that mutate and flow across the surface of the canvas Matta's fluid realm of space cushions their journey. His luminous palette of deep crimson, yellow, blue and black, defines and outlines the organic forms as they undergo metamorphoses.  This description represents the general feeling Matta's works convey.

In the mid-1940s, Matta's work changed dramatically. Responding to the continuing horrors of the Second World War, Matta expanded his artistic interests beyond his exploration of the subconscious mind. He moved towards a more active engagement with the world in a series of works that he called "Social Morphologies". Many of Matta's paintings from this period incorporate strangely menacing, machine-like contraptions and totemic human forms. He pitted these elements against each other in seemingly constant battle within a landscape of amorphous spaces and vaguely architectural planes. These works have a new emotional immediacy, reverberating with a formal tension created by the often violently oppositional forms.

Matta enjoyed increased professional and creative success in the mid-1940s. Yet, his new use of figuration and narrative created a significant intellectual rift with both the Surrealists and Abstract Expressionists. Matta's life was further thrown into chaos in 1948, when his close friend, Arshile Gorky, committed suicide. Many in the New York Surrealist circle blamed Matta, who had been having an affair with Gorky's estranged wife. Breton publicly expelled Matta from the Surrealist group. This action has been attributed not only to Matta's social infraction, but also to his increased interest in exploring social and political issues through his work.

Ostracized by the artistic community in New York, Matta returned to Europe in 1948. He moved first to Italy, and then, beginning in 1955, kept residences in both Paris and Rome. The Surrealists eventually invited Matta to rejoin their group in 1959. He declined their offer, preferring instead to continue his artistic explorations on his own.

Beginning in the 1960s, Matta dedicated himself to political and social issues in Latin America. During this time, Matta also traveled multiple times to Chile. He strongly supported Salvador Allende's Socialist government, and the newly elected president even invited Matta to be Chile's cultural attache. The artist found great professional and spiritual fulfillment in his home nation until the rise of Pinochet's military dictatorship in 1973. Perhaps the zenith of Matta's engagement with Latin American cultural themes was group of works produced in 1983 titled, El Mediterano y el Verbo Americas. In this series of poems and paintings, Matta created an analogy between the Latin American and European cultural renaissances. He presented the idea of "America" as verb - constantly moving, evolving and changing.

Matta was the subject of several significant exhibitions in the later half of his career. Most notably, he received retrospective shows at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1957, the National Gallery in Berlin in 1970 and at the Pompidou Center in Paris in 1985. During these years, Matta broadened the scope of his artistic practice. He began adding clay to some of his paintings in the early 1960s, and over the next thirty years experimented extensively with printmaking, tapestry, ceramics, furniture making and sculpture. Many of Matta's works from his final decades exhibit a lightening of tone and color, and a turn towards more timeless, mythological and mystical subject matter.

In his last years, Matta split his time between France, England and Italy, where he operated a studio, gallery and pottery school. He continued to travel, work and engage with contemporary political concerns until his death in Civitavecchia, Italy in 2002.

Among the several monographs on Roberto Matta are: Matta in America: Paintings and Drawings of the 1940s by William Rubin;  Roberto Matta: Paintings And Drawings 1937-1959  by Martica Sawin; Roberto Matta, Gordon Onslow Ford: a Vision Shared; Matta: A Totemic World - Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture by Andrew Crispo; Matta: Paintings & Drawings, 1937-1959 by August Uribe; and, Matta: The logic of Hallucination.

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Please contact the gallery for current inventory. Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art NY

Please contact the gallery for current inventory. Image courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art NY


Solo shows

 

 

2010
Dibujos - Galería Animal, Santiago

2008
Descubritorio Matta - MAVI - Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago

2007
Matta - Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris
Don Qui - Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid (CBA), Madrid
Pinturas de los años 50 - Galería Animal, Santiago
Gravures - Roberto Matta - Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zurich

2004
Roberto Matta - Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC
Matta - Début d'un nouveau monde - Malingue, Paris
Matta: Making the Invisible Visible - McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

2003
Matta 1938 - 1971. La grande avventura dell'uomo che amava il proibito - Galleria de' Foscherari, Bologna
Exposición de Roberto Matta - Colección Santa Cruz - Yaconi - MAVI - Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago

2002
Matta in America: Paintings and Drawings of the 1940s - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL
Roberto Matta - Le Grand Burundun - Mamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
Don Qui 1605 - 1985 - Haim Chanin Fine Art, New York City, NY

1997
Matta: Surrealism and Beyond - Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
Roberto Matta - Paintings & Drawings: 1937 - 1959 - Latin American Masters, Beverly Hills, CA

1993
Matta: The Earth is a Man - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Matta: Works from Chicago Collections - Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1991
Amusatevi - Museo Barjola, Gijón
Matta - Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich

1986
Matta: painting and sculpture - MMCA Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki

1985
Matta - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris

1982
Matta: The First Decade - The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA

1975
 Roberto Matta : Les Oh! Tomobiles - Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth

1970
Matta - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

1964
Matta - Galerie Marie-José van de Loo, Munich

1959
Sebastian Matta. 15 former av tvivel - Moderna Museet, Stockholm

1957
Matta - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1944
Matta Echaurren: Oil Pencils, Paintings - Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 



Group shows

2010
The Modern Myth: Drawing Mythologies in Modern Times - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Surrealism and the Museum of Dreams - Castellani Art Museum, Lewiston, NY
Le Rêve - Der Traum - Motiv und Metapher - Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum

2009
MOCA´s First Thirty Years - MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Miro and Surealism - MMCA Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
Zona de Dialogo - Esculturas Colección Mavi - MAVI - Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago
Uma Aventura Moderna - Coleção de Arte Renault - Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo
Riccardo Licata e gli amici di Venezia e Parig - Palazzo Della Promotrice Delle Belle Arti, Turin
Une sélection d'artistes - Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris
Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL
Latitudes - Mestres Latino-americanos - Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba
Bilderträume. Die Sammlung Ulla und Heiner Pietzsch - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
North Looks South: Building the Latin American Art Collection - MFAH - Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
Un mondo visivo nuovo. Origine, Balla, Kandinsky e le astrazioni degli anni '50 - Lu.C.C.A - Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Lucca
Sculpture and Drawings - Danese, New York City, NY
DenudArti - Galleria Marino, Rome
DenudArti - Galleria Marino, Rome
EXPLORANDO EL SUR - El universalismo constructivo y otras tendencias en América Latina - Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo MEIAC, Badajoz
Latitudes: Mestres Latino-americanos na Coleção FEMSA - Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo

2008
Modernism and the Wichner Collection - Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Latitudes: maestros latinoamericanos en la colección FEMSA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes - MNBA, Buenos Aires
Invisible Rays: The Surrealism Legacy - The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA
Facets - Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC
Estetika. Forma & Segno. Da Renoir a de Chirico - Villa Ponti - Fondazione Art Museo, Arona (NO)
Sammlung Marzona - Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld
66 pieces of art on the Wall - Haim Chanin Fine Art, New York City, NY
Traces du Sacré - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
International Drawings of the 20th Century - CDS Gallery, New York City, NY
STEVE WHEELER: IN CONTEXT - David Findlay Jr. Fine Art, New York City, NY
"How Artists Draw: Toward the Menil Drawing Institute and Study Center" - The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Action Painting - Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
The Space of Man - Fondazione Merz, Turin

2007
Latin American Art in the Berardo Collection, SMAM, Sintra - Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna, Sintra
Peggy Guggenheim E L'immaginario Surreale - Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Homenaje a Picasso - MNBA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Santiago Chile, Santiago
Tercera Donación - CDAN - Centro de Arte y Naturaleza - Fundación Beulas, Huesca
Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now - NGV National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
Automatic - Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York City, NY
Roberto Matta, Gonzalo Cienfuegos - City Gallery of Bratislava / Galéria mesta Bratislavy, Bratislava
Twin Bill - Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
La colección Pierre y Maria-Gaetana Matisse en The Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York - Museo Picasso Málaga, Málaga
L'aura della serialità - CAMeC - Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia
International & Australian Works on Paper - Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Sammlung Politeo - Art Center Berlin Friedrichstrasse, Berlin
... stelle nei sessi di lumache ... - Factory-Art - Trieste, Trieste

2006
Peter Weiss und die Avantgarde - Fluchtpunkt Paris - Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum
City Blues, fragments d'une - Espace arts plastiques, Vénissieux
FACING 1200° C. Glasskulpturen der Berengo Collection, Venezia - Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt
Colección grabado MAC - talleres matrices y nuevas orientaciones - MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, Santiago
Masters of Latin America - From the Joan and Milton Bagley Collection - Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Couples - Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zurich
Transmission - The Art of Matta and Gordon Matta-Clark - San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Lúdica - Colección Santa Cruz - Yaconi - MAVI - Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago
Mirada múltiple - Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Bilbao
Arte Contemporáneo Chileno - Desde el Otro Sitio/Lugar - MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, Santiago
Frente a frente - Galeria Fernando Pradilla, Madrid
Surrealist Works on Paper - Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Inner Worlds Outside - Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (England)
Société Anonyme - Modernism in America - Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Geometry and Gesture - Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC
Incisiones - Colección Santa Cruz - Yaconi - MAVI - Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago
Exil und Moderne - H.W. Janson und die Sammlung der Washington University in St. Louis - Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg
Degas to Picasso - Modern Masters - MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
LECKERBISSEN II - Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm  

2005
Matta, Mattioli e gli altri - Galleria Centro Steccata, Parma
L'arte del lavoro, il lavoro dell'arte - CAMeC - Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia
The Fluidity of Time - Selections from the MCA Collection - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL
Art of Engagement - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Exil und Moderne - Kunsthalle St. Annen Lübeck, Lübeck
Colección Femsa - una mirada continental - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey MARCO, Monterrey, NL
Acquisitions - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Arte Del Siglo XX - Colección Internacional Del Museo Rufino Tamayo, México - Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires
Acquisitions and donations to the permanent collection 2003 - 2004 - Molaa Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
Bologna contemporanea - Galleria d´Arte Moderna di Bologna - GAM, Bologna
EXIL UND MODERNE - Meisterwerke der klassischen Avantgarde aus der Sammlung der Washington University, St. Louis - Angermuseum Erfurt, Erfurt
Invisible Revealed: Surrealist Drawings from the Drukier Collection - Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS
Beyond Mexico: Work by 20th Century Latin American Artists.... - Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
"Frente a Frente" 10 Artistas Portugueses - 10 Artistas Estrangeiros - Galeria 111 - Lisboa, Lisbon

2004
Diálogos: Arte Latinoamericano del siglo XIX y XX - Colección Cisneros de Venezu - MNBA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Santiago Chile, Santiago
Action Painting. Arte americana 1940 - 1970: dal disegno all'opera - Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Modena
Exil und Moderne - H.W. Janson und die Sammlung der Washington University in St. Louis - Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim
Modern in Europe - Featuring Selections from the Collection of Gladys and Sam Ru - Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Artists of the Americas - Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC
La main qui dessinait toute seule. (dessins) - Galerie Magda Danysz, Paris
Arte y utopía - La acción restringida - Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
Love / Hate. From Magritte to Cattelan. - Villa Manin. Centro d'arte contemporanea, Codroipo (UD)
AVANGUARDIE STORICHE E ASTRAZIONE - Importanti opere su carta del XX secolo - Galleria Torbandena, Trieste
MoMA at El Museo. Latin American and Caribbean Art from the Collection of the Mu - El Museo del Barrio, New York City, NY
Small-Scale Sculpture - Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Masterworks by Contemporary Printmakers, Part II - Irvine Contemporary, Washington, DC
Es Baluard any zero - Es Baluard, Palma de Mallorca
HOMMAGE A PICASSO - 50 KÜnstler - 80 Exponate in verschiedenen Techniken - Galerie Wolfgang Exner, Vienna  
The Invisible Revealed - The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

2003
Herbst- / Winterkollektion 2003 - 'Kunterbunte Arbeiten' - Galerie Ariadne - Thomas Netusil Kunsthandel, Vienna
Fuochi - Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milan
Geografie del mistero. Metafisica, dada, surrealismo - Il Narciso Galleria d´arte contemporanea, Rome
4. Bienal do Mercosul - Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre
Group Show: Gallery Artists & Pre-Columbian Ceramics - Latin American Masters, Beverly Hills, CA
Linking Collection And Community - MAM - Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Leckerbissen - Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm  

2002
French Collection - Mamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
Desde el cuerpo - Colección Santa Cruz - Yaconi - MAVI - Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago
Jokes - Mamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
La Révolution surréaliste - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Behind the Surrealist Curtain: Sex, Sensuality and Silence - Ubu Gallery, New York City, NY

2001
Espace des Amériques - Caribbean Contemporary Arts (CCA), Port of Spain
Rétroviseur (Loués soient les grands hommes !) - Mamco - musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
International Offerings - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
De Artaud ... à Twombly - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Art of the Unconscious - The RISD Museum - University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI
Grabados Chilenos De La Colección Permanente Del MAC - MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, Santiago
Arte internazionale a Prato - Open Art, sguardi sul presente - Galleria Open Art, Prato
Evidence of Love, Romance, Desire & Fantasy - Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2000
Une Ville-Une Collection - Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimée, La Louvière
Some Summer Surrealists - The Mayor Gallery, London (England)
Gegen Krieg und Gewalt - Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz

1999
Selección de Grabado, Colección Permanente - MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, Santiago
La raccolta Spajani - GAMeC - Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo
Vivre Paris - Espace Fondation EDF, Paris

1998
Flags of Tolerance - Contemporary Art Center Vilnius (CAC), Vilnius
Drawing in Latin America - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY

1997
Exil - Flucht und Emmigration europäischer Künstler 1933 - 1945 - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
1. Bienal do Mercosul - Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre
Etchings of the Twentieth Century - Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1996
Grabado Francés - MADC Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José
Colección Costantini - Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo
Contamporary Art from Chile - CSW Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej / Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

1995
Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme - Ubu Gallery, New York City, NY

1994
Les Deux Univers - Yokohama Museum of Art, Nishi-ku, Yokohama
Hantises - Galerie Guy Bärtschi, Geneva
Exhibition of Prints - Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens

1992
Adam & Eve - Museum of Modern Art Saitama, Saitama

1990
An Overview of Drawings - David Nolan Gallery, New York City, NY

1988
XLIII Esposizione internazionale d'Arte. La Biennale di Venezia. Il luogo degli artisti - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice

1987
Peggy Guggenheim's Other Legacy - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY

1985
XIII BIENNALE DE PARIS - Biennale de Paris, Paris

1984
The Moderns - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW

1977
documenta 6 - Documenta, Kassel
X Quadriennale Nazionale d'Arte. Artisti stranieri operanti in Italia - Quadriennale di Roma, Rome

1974
Alternativen Malerei um 1945 - 50 - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg

1973
Hommage á Picasso - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

1969
Sammlung 1968 Karl Ströher - Kunsthalle Düsseldorf , Dusseldorf  

Malerei des Surrealismus - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
Sammlung 1968 Karl Ströher - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin

1968
Sammlung 1968 Karl Ströher - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg

1967
Vom Bauhaus bis zur Gegenwart - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg

1964
documenta 3 - Documenta, Kassel

1963
Weihnachtsausstellung - Galerie nächst St. Stephan - Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna 

1961
Französische Graphik - Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden

1959
Internationale Ausstellung Graphik der Gegenwart 1959 - Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
documenta 2 - Documenta, Kassel

1958
Personal Contacts: A Decade of Contemporary Drawings, 1948-1958 - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
Surrealism Then and Now - Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Disquieting Muse: Surrealism - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

1942
First Papers of Surrealism - - Coordinating Council of French Relief Societies, New York City, NY (closed, 1942)

1938
Exposition Internationale du Surrealisme - - Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Paris (closed)



PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
   

Argentina
MALBA Colección Costantini - Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires

Belgium
Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels

Brazil
mam - Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo
Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo

Canada
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

Chile
MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo. Universidad de Chile, Santiago
MAVI - Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago
MNBA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Santiago Chile, Santiago

Colombia
Museo Botero, Bogota
Museo de Arte del Banco de la República - Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogota

France
Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCS), Strasbourg
Espace arts plastiques, Vénissieux
Musée d'art moderne Lille métropole, Villeneuve d'Ascq

Germany
Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen
Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

Israel
Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

Italy
GAMeC - Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo
Galleria d´Arte Moderna di Bologna - GAM, Bologna

Japan
Iwaki City Art Museum, Iwaki

Mexico
Museo Jose Luis Cuevas, Mexico City
Museo Tamayo, Mexico City

Netherlands
Museums Vledder, Vledder

Norway
Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden
Tale Art Museum, Lillestrøm

Poland
ms - Muzeum Sztuki Lodz, Lodz

South Africa
Unisa Art Gallery, Pretoria

Spain
Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

United Kingdom
Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (England)
Tate Britain, London (England)

USA
Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton FL
Castellani Art Museum, Lewiston, NY
CIFO - Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL
Fort Worth Museum of Art, Fort Worth TX
Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens College CUNY  Flushing NY
Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing MI
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL
MFA - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA
Molaa Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans LA
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City OK
Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA
Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
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