Gego Curriculum Vitae


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2007
•    Gego: Between Transparency and the Invisible, The Drawing Center, New York, New York.
2006
•    Gego, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain.
•    Gego, Museo Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto, Portugal.
•    Gego, Entre la Transparencia y lo Invisible, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2005
•    Gego: Between Transparency and the Invisible, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.
2004
•    GeGo: Anudamientos, Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela.
2003
•    Gego, Gertrud Goldschmidt, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, Texas.
2000 – 2002
•    Gego – Works on Paper, 1962-1191; Frederico Seve Gallery, Latincollector, New York, New York.
•    Gego 1955-1990, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas.
•    Questioning the Line: Gego 1955-1990; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), Texas
•    Cuestionando la línea: Gego 1955-1990; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey MARCO, Monterrey, Mexico; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico.
1996
•    Gego, Drawings, Engravings, Weavings, Centro Cultural Consolidado, Caracas, Venezuela.
1994
•    Gego, A Look at Her Work; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Venezuela.
1990
•    Weavings, Galería Sotavento, Caracas, Venezuela.
1988
•    Gego Recent Works, Galería Sotavento, Caracas, Venezuela.
1985
•    Drawing without paper, Museo de Barquisimeto, Barquisimeto, Venezuela.
1984
•    Drawing without paper, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
1981
•    Environmental (permanent installation), Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela.
1980
•    Variations of Environmental (poem by Alfredo Silva Estrada in Gego’s honor), Cadafe Room, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Venezuela.
1977
•    Gego, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Venezuela.
1975
•    Gego. Drawings for Projects, Instituto de Diseño, Fundación, Neumann INCE, Caracas, Venezuela.
1973
•    Recent Drawings, Galería Conkright, Caracas, Venezuela.
1972
•    Structures [Double Curves], Galería Conkright, Caracas, Venezuela.
1971
•    Gego. Sculpture and Drawing, Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, New York.
•    Gego. Sculptures 1971, Galería Conkright, Caracas, Venezuela.
1970
•    Recent Works, Galería Conkright, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Gego Drawings, The Graphics Gallery, San Francisco, California.
1969
•    Environmental, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
1968
•    On paper. Lithographs by Gego, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Drawings by Gego, Galería Conkright, Caracas, Venezuela
•    Lithographs by Gego Galería UD, Bogota, Colombia.
1967
•    Gego: Sculptures, 1957-1967, Bogota, Colombia.
•    Gego: Sculptures, Galería Conkright, Caracas, Venezuela.
1964
•    The Never Projected, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
1963
•    Lines and Inter-lines. Engravings and Drawing by Gego, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
1961
•    Recent Drawings by Gego, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
1958
•    Gego. Sculptures and Gouaches, Librería Cruz del Sur, Caracas, Venezuela.



GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2010
•    Mind and Matter: Alternative Abstractions, 1940s to Now, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, New York.
•    Geometric Illusion, Frederico Seve Gallery – Latincollector, New York, New York.
•    Liquid Lines: Exploring the Language of Contemporary Metal, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), Houston, Texas.
•    Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey.
2009
•    North Looks South: Building the Latin American Art Collection, MFAH, Houston, Texas.
•    Sites of Latin American Abstraction, Molaa Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California.
•    Chiharu Shiota/GEGO, Robert Goff Gallery, New York, New York.
•    1969, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, New York.
•    Ruth Asawa and Artes Latinos, Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
•    The Line is a Sign, Frederico Seve Gallery – Latincollector, New York, New York.
•    Tiempo como materia, Collección MACBA, Nuevas incorporaciones, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain.
•    Explorando el sur – El universalismo constructivo y otras tendencias en América Latina, Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo (MEIAC), Badajoz, Spain.
2008
•    Peripheral vision and collective body, MUSEION - Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bolzano, Italy.
•    El círculo, Galería Elvira González, Madrid, Spain.
2007
•    Description and image - Tamaño Real, Galería Cayón, Madrid, Spain.
•    New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930–2006: Selections from a Decade of Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, New York.
•    La Presencia - The Presence of Latin American Art in California Collections, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, California.
2006
•    Estrecho Dudoso, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo (MADC), San Jose, California.
•    Estrecho Dudoso, Fundación ARS TEOR/éTica, San Jose, California.
•    Twice Drawn, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York.
•    Bienal del Aire, Museo Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber (MACCSI), Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Marked Pages - Exhibition of Drawings, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, Texas.
•    Feeling the Line, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, New York.
•    Webs, Loops and Skeins in Modern Contemporary Art, The RISD Museum - University of Rhode Island, Providence, Rhode Island.
•    Cruz-Diez, Gego, Maggi, Soto & Tomasello; Sicardi Gallery, Houston, Texas.
2005
•    Time Lines, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany.
•    A contra corriente - Mira Schendel, Gego y Lygia Pape, Fundación ARS TEOR/éTica, San Jose, California.
•    Brought to Light: Recent Acquisitions in Latin American Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), Texas.
•    Tropical Abstraction, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2004
•    Parallel Stories: Venezuelan & Brazilian Abstract Constructive Art, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, Texas.
•    Medientechnolgie, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM), Karlsruhe, Germany; Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria.
•    Diálogos: Arte Latinoamericano del siglo XIX y XX, Colección Cisneros de Venezuela, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA), Santiago, Chile.
•    Inverted Utopias: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston (MFAH), Texas.
•    Beyond Geometry - Experiments in Form 1940s-70s; Miami Art Museum (MAM), Miami, Florida; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, California.
•    Arte y utopía - La acción restringida, Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain.
•    MoMA at El Museo. Latin American and Caribbean Art from the Collection of the Museo, El Museo del Barrio, New York, New York.
2003
•    Ruth Vollmer and Gego: Thinking the Line, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany.
•    Geo-metrías - Abstracción geométrica latinoamericana en la Colección Cisneros, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay.
•    50th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.
2001
•    Geometric Abstraction: Latin American Art in the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, Fogg Museum at Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
2000
•    Force Field: Phases of the Kinetic, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
•    Force Fields: Phases of the Kinetic, Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
•    Versiones del Sur, Heterotropías: Medio siglo sin lugar, 1916-1968, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain.
•    Raumkörper - Netze und andere Gebilde, Art Basel, Switzerland.
1999
•    Del Siglo que se Va, Doce Artistas del S.XX, Espacios Unión, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Masterworks of Twentieth-Century Latin American Art, Biarritz, France.
•    The Experimental Exercise of Freedom: Lygia Clark, Hélio Oiticica, Gego, Mathias Goeritz & Mira Schendel, The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, California.
•    Visual Trajectory, 1899-1999, Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela.
1998
•    Black and White, Gego and Leufert, Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela.
1997
•    The Invention of Continuity, Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Re-Readymade, Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Re-Aligning Vision: Alternative Currents in South American Drawings; The Neighborhood Museum, New York; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas; Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas; Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico; Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida.
1996
•    XXIII Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, Sala Especiales, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Lime, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Venezuela
•    Inside the visible. An Elliptical Traverse of 20th Century Art (In, Of, and From the Feminine), The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; White-Chapel, London, United Kingdom; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.
1995
•    Latin American Women Artists, 1915-1995, Milwaukee Museum of Art, Wisconsin.
•    The Prodigious Decade. Venezuelan Art during the Sixties, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Iron Women in Homage to Gego, Sala Cultural Corpoven, Caracas, Venezuela.
1992
•    Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century, Plaza de Armas, Seville, Spain.
1990
•    Weavings, Galería Sotavento, Caracas, Venezuela.
1989
•    Art for a Fiftieth Anniversary, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Art from Bolivarian Regions in Venezuela, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
1988
•    Art of America. Selected Pieces of the Collection, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Interaction on Another Scale, Galería Sotavento, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    The Imagination of Transparency, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
•    The Latin Spirit: Art and Artists in United States, 1920-1970, The Bronx Museum of Art, New York, New York; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego,California; Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Florida.

1986
•    Integration, the Space, the Plane, Galería Los Espacios Cálidos, Ateneo de Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Urban Caracas, Museo de Artes La Rinconada, Caracas, Venezuela.
1985
•    Art in Metal, Galería Miguel & Fuenmayor, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Escultura 85 – Encuentro Nacional de Escultores, Fundarte, Consejo Municipal y Gobernación de Distrito Federal, Caracas, Venezuela.
1984
•    Second Sculpture Biennial, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Francisco Narvaez, Porlamar, Venezuela.
•    Venezuelan Sculptors Honor Rómulo Gallegos, Consejo Municipal del Distrito Federal, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Acquisitions and Donations,1982-1983, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
•    16 from A to Z, Galería Miguel & Fuenmayor, Caracas, Venezuela.
1983
•    Four Decades of American Painting and Sculpture in Venezuelan Collections: 1940-1980, Museo de Arte La Rinconada, Caracas, Venezuela.
1981
•    New Draftsmen-Women in Venezuela, CANTV, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Spielraum-Raumspiele, Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany.
•    Taller de Artistas Gráficos Asociados (TAGA), Venezuelan Embassy, Paris, France.
1980
•    Matter and Form, Comandancia General de las FFAA, Caracas, Venezuela.
1979
•    Venezuelan Graphics, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Venezuelan Constructive Art 1945-1965. Genesis and Development, Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    VIP Rooms, Aeropuerto Internacional Simón Bolivar, Maiqueta, Venezuela.
1978
•    A Short History of Drawing in Venezuela, Estrudio Actual, Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan Symposium in Paris, UNESCO, Paris, France.
•    12 Venezuelan Artists in the Collection, Dacafe Room, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Contemporary Sculpture in Venezuela, Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    The Hand, The Silk, The Color - The Cobalto Workshop, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Venezuela.
1977
•    New Propositions, Casa de Bello, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Venezuelan Contemporary Art, Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Expo-Grafica Venezolana, Galleria Maarconi, Rome, Italy.
•    Current Art of Latin America, Centro Cultural de la villa de Madrid, Spain.
1976
•    A Tribute to Pablo Neruda, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    75 Artists - The Estuardo Maldonado Collection, Museo del Banco Central del Ecuador, Quito,Ecuador.
•    Inauguration of the New Wing of the Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
•    A Brief History of Engraving on Metal, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Plastic Arts in Venezuela, 1976 Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
1975
•    Propositions for Architecture - An Encounter Between Plastic Artists and Architects, Living Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    A Brief History of Engraving on Metal, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Connections and Contrasts in Venezuelan Painting, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Art ’75, Galería Adler Castillo, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    7th Biennale Internationale de la Tapisserie, Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland.
•    Gego, Otero y Negret, Galería Adler Castillo, Caracas, Venezuela.
1972
•    Plastic Arts in Venezuela, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Group Exhibition, Galería Conkright, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Drawing, Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela.
1971
•    Tamarind: A Renaissance of Lithography, Exhibition From the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Los Angeles, California.
•    Second Annual Shasta College Invitational, Shasta College Art Department, Reading, California.
1970
•    First Latin American Engraving Biennial of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
•    41st International Exhibition, Northwest Printmakers, Seattle Art Museum Pavilion, Seattle, Washington.
1969
•    Drawings, Galería Conkright, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Kinetic Art and Its Origins, Ateneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Latin America: New Paintings and Sculpture - Juan Downey, Agustin Fenández, Gego, Gabriel Morera, Center for Inter-American Relations Art Gallery, New York, New York.
1968
•    Three Engravers; Gego, Chacon, Guevara, Galería XX2, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Sculpture, Mural and Fountains at Hemis Fair ’68, San Antonio Fair Inc., San Antonio, Texas.
•    XXIX Salón Oficial Anal de Arte Venezolano. Dibujo Grabado, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Sculpture and its Possibilities, 1968, Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    New Dimensions in Lithography - An exhibition recently selected from The Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Fisher and Quinn Galleries, Southern California University, California.
•    Painting and Engraving in Venezuela Today, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Bogota, Colombia.
•    Color and Movement, Galería Conkright, Caracas, Venezuela.
1967
•    XXVII Salón Oficial Annual de Arte Venezolano, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
•    17 Venezuelan Artists, Galería de Arte de la Universidad, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas.
•    Recent Latin American Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York.
•    Dutch Festival, Madurodam, The Hague, The Netherlands.
•    XII Salón D’Empaire de Pintura y Escultura, Consejo Municipal de Maracaibo, Venezuela.
•    Grabados 1967, Fundación Eugenio Mendoza Exhibition Hall, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Confrontation 67, Ateneo de Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Tapestries from the Fundación Neumann Workshop, Sala Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela.
1966
•    Art of Latin America Since Independence (itinerant exhibition organized by the University of Texasat Austin), Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut; University of Texas Art Museum, Austin, Texas; San Francisco Museum of Art, California; La Jolla Museum of Art, California; Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana.
•    Movement and Color, Galería Conkright, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    The Persistence of Images 1945-1955, Galería XX2, Caracas, Venezuela.
1964
•    White on White, The Contemporaries, New York.
•    Print: The Image and the Means. Grunwald Graphic Art Foundation, UCLA Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
•    Works Awarded Prizes at the National Drawing and Engraving Exhibitions, Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    One Hundred Contemporary Prints, Pratt Graphic Art Center, Jewish Museum, New York, New York.
•    Third Exhibition Hall of Young Sculptors, Nach Schwäbischem Rezept am Broadway Litographiert, Amerika Haus Stuttgart, Germany.
•    Venezuelan, Glass Gallery, New York, New York.
•    Venezuelan Engravers, Fundación Eugenio Mendoza, Exhibition Hall, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    The Braniff International Airways Collection, University of Texas at Austin.
•    Seventh National Exhibition of Drawing and Engraving, Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas.
•    Sculpture Exhibition Hall, Ateneo de Caracas, Venezuela.
1963
•    2nd Bienial Exhibition, Drawing U.S.A. 63, Saint Paul Art Center, Minnesota.
•    IInd Exhibition Hall of Young Sculptors, Galería G, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Vth National Exhibition of Drawing and Engraving, Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Venezuelan Geometric Sculpture 1950-1960, Galería de Arte del INCIBA, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Ier Bienal Americana de Grabado, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
•    Untitled, Galleria Profili, Milan, Italy.
•    Art Annual, Geigy Chemical Gallery, New York, New York.
1962
•    IV National Exhibition of Drawing and Engraving, Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.
1961
•    Graphic1, Graphic and Advertising Art, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas.
•    XII Salón Oficial Annual de Arte Venezolano, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    From Rodin to Our Times, Fundación Eugenio Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Permanent Exhibition, Galería G, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Untitled, Galería El Muro, Caracas, Venezuela.
1960
•    Painting and Sculpture Acquisitions 1959, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, New York.
•    Recent Sculpture, David Herbert Gallery, New York, New York.
•    New Names, Betty Parson’s Gallery, New York, New York.
1959
•    XX Salón Oficial Annual de Arte Venezolano, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Painting and Sculpture by Professors at the School of Architecture, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    1st National Drawing and Engraving Exhibition, Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Exhibition-Auction, Concert Hall, Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.
1958
•    Exhibition-Auction in Honor of the School Founders of 1936, Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Artes Aplicadas Cristóbal Rojas, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    XIX Salón Oficial Annual de Arte Venezolano, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Drawings, Sculptures, Pottery of Venezuela, Venezuelan Pavilion at the Brussels International Fair, Brussels, Belgium.
•    Fundación Cristóbal Rojas, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Venezuela.
•    First Christmas Fair, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, organized by the Museo de Bellas Artes Friends Society, Caracas, Venezuela.
1955
•    XVI Salón Oficial Annual de Arte Venezolano, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Collages and Poems, Galería Grupo Sardio, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    A Tribute to Soto, Centro Progesional del Este, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    Abstract Art in Venezuela, Galería Don Hatch, Caracas, Venezuela.
1954
•    XV Salón Oficial Annual de Arte Venezolano, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela.


AWARDS


1981
•    First Class honor, of the Order of Andrés Bello, Venezuela.
1979
•    National Visual Arts Prize, Venezuela.
1976
•    Acquisition Prize, Salón la artes Plásticas en Venezuela, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas. Orden Andrés Bello (medal), Venezuela.
1972
•    Work Scholarship, Exhibition Hall of Visual Arts in Venezuela, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela.
1968
•    National Prize in Drawing, 19th Annual Official Exhibition of Drawing and Engraving, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela.
1967
•    Acquisition Prize, XXVIII Salón Oficial Anual de Arte Venezolano, Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela.
•    First Prize (Sculpture), XII Salón D’Empaire de Pintura Escultura, Maracaibo.
1966
•    Work Scholarship, “Artist Fellow,” the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Los Angeles, California.
1962-1963
•    Scholarship, Council for Scientific and Humanist Development (CDCH) of the Universidad Central de Venezuela, to specialize in architecture-related teaching systems in institutes throughout the U.S. and Europe (England, Germany and Switzerland).
1962
•    First Prize in Drawing, Fourth National Exhibition of Drawing and Engraving, Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas.

COLLECTIONS

•    Alte Oper, Frankfurt, Germany.
•    AT&T Art Collection, New Jersey.
•    Banco Industrial de Venezuela, Caracas.
•    Cisneros Collection, Caracas.
•    DAROS Latin American Collection, Zürich
•    El Rancho High School, California.
•    Facultad de Arquitectura Urbanismo, Universidad Central de Venezuela.
•    Fundación Banco Mercantil, Caracas.
•    Fundación Polar, Caracas.
•    Galería de Arte Nacional, Caracas.
•    Grunwald Art Center, Los Angeles.
•    Iowa State University (Film Department), Iowa City.
•    Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Caracas.
•    Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Francisco Narváez, Porlamar.
•    Museo de Arte Moderno Jesús Soto, Ciudad Bolivar.
•    Museo de Barquisimeto, Barquisimeto.
•    Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas.
•    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
•    Museum of Modern Art, New York.
•    New York Public Library, New York.
•    Pratt Graphic Art Center, New York.
•    Taller de Artistas Gráficos Asociados (TAGA), Caracas.
•    University of Texas at Austin.
•    Private collections in Venezuela, United States, Germany, Australia, Ecuador and Colombia.


ARCHITECTURALLY INTEGRATED WORKS

•    Banco Industrial de Venezuela, main building, Caracas, 1962.
•    Sculpture. Aluminum tubes, 10 m high, 1962.
•    Centro Comercial Cediaz, Caracas. Torre Cediaz. Iron, nylon ropes and neon, 24.5 m high, 1967.
•    Centro Comercial Chacaito, Caracas. Aerial Structure.
•    Structural assembly, galvanized aluminum and nylon ropes, 9 x 9 m, 1968.
•    Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Ceintificas (IVIC), Miranda State. Five Screens. Steel and anodized aluminum tubes, 3.50 x 7m, 1968-1971.
•    INCE main building, Caracas. Mural INCE (Southeast façade).
•    Aluminum plates, enameled steel supports, 1969.
•    INCE main building, Caracas. Mural INCE (Northwest façade).
•    Anodized aluminum tubes, mosaic wall background, 1969.
•    Parque Central, Caracas. Cuerdas. Nylon ropes, aluminum, iron and copper joints, 17 x 20m (extending 4 levels), 1972.
•    Pasaje Concodia, Caracas. Nube (environmental net). Aluminum tubes and bronze joints, 4.30 x 4.30x 3m, 1974.
•    La Hoyada subway station, Caracas. Cuadrilátero. Aluminum tubes and iron joints, 3 x 5 x 5m, 1982.

Gego Biography
 


          Gego was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1912; died in 1994. Gego received a degree in architecture from the University of Stuttgart in 1938, but in 1939 she was forced to leave Germany and immigrated to Venezuela. Between 1940 and 1944 she worked as a freelance architect and also as an industrial designer. In 1952 she moved to Tarma, on the coast, where she experimented with watercolors, monotypes, and wood engravings until her return to Caracas in 1956. There, using pure abstraction as her starting point, she addressed problems of sculptural space; in 1958 she explored the formal possibilities of projecting planes, modules, and parallel lines onto curved surfaces, and exhibited her first sculptures at the gallery-bookstore Cruz del Sur. The following year, the Museum of Modern Art in New York purchased her sculpture Sphere, and she exhibited in the Venezuelan Pavilion at the Brussels International Fair. ??

          In 1960, during a brief residence in New York, she met the constructivist sculptor Naum Gabo and the Bauhaus artists Josef and Annie Albers. She subsequently experimented with printing and engraving techniques even as she continued her work in sculpture. Starting in the 1960s she taught at the school of architecture of the Universidad Central de Venezuela and at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas Cristóbal Rojas. Her first individual show was held at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Caracas in 1961; in 1962 she installed a sculpture at the headquarters of the Banco Industrial de Venezuela, and then traveled to the United States for a brief visit. She helped found the Instituto de Diseño Neumann in Caracas, where she taught from 1964 to 1977. In 1969, with Gerd Leufert, she completed the murals for the headquarters of the Instituto Nacional de Cooperación Educativa (INCE). In 1970 she prepared the first sample of her series Chorros (Streams), which consisted of suspended aluminum rods, and in 1972 she constructed Cuerdas (Cords), a sculpture-installation consisting of suspended nylon and stainless-steel strips, for the Parque Central architectonic complex in Caracas.

          ??From the 1970s to the 1980s she completed important, architecturally integrated sculpture for public buildings, residences, and shopping malls while continuing to experiment with printing, design, and engraving techniques. During the 1980s Gego distanced her work from the constructivist models that depended on a preconceived idea, and began to use random procedures and “poor” materials such as industrial scraps and metals. Her series of suspended sculptures Dibujos sin papel (Drawings without Paper) and her series Bichos (Creatures) also date from the 1980s, as does her Reticulárea ambiental. Her last, extremely significant work was Tejeduras (Weavings), in which small fields of orthogonal lines woven with strips of paper simultaneously summarized the matrices of classic abstraction and combined them with the heretofore unknown techniques of this singular artist.??

          Gego has exhibited widely. Selected solo exhibitions: Gego: Between Transparency and the Invisible, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Drawing Center, New York, New York and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina (2006-2007); Gego, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain; Gego Museo Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporanea, Porto, Portugal: Questioning the Line: Gego 1955-1990, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey (MARCO), Monterrey, Mexico and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico (2000-2002) Selected group exhibitions: MoMA 1965; New Haven 1966; New York 1967; Caracas 1980; Caracas 1988; New York 1988; New York 1993; Milwaukee 1995; São Paulo Bienal 1996; Rio de Janeiro 1996; Caracas 1977; Los Angeles 1999; Barcelona/London 2000.

          ??Gego's work is included in many prominent international private and public collections, including: Cisneros Collection, Caracas, Venezuela; DAROS Latin American Collection, Zürich, Switzerland; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela; Museo de Arte Moderno Jesús Soto, Ciudad Bolivar; Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA; MoMA, NY, USA; New York Public Library, NY, USA; and Pratt Graphic Art Center, NY, USA, among many others.