Nacimiento: 1915 en La Habana, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba
Residencia: Reside en Nueva York, New York, Estados Unidos
Profesionales que le han comisariado:
Ferias en las que participa con OBRA : Pinta Miami 2018 - Crossing Cultures, Art Basel 18
Galerías y otras organizaciones que le representan: Frederico Seve Gallery / Lantincollector Art Center, Lisson Gallery, Tresart
Organizaciones con obra: Centro Cultural del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) - IDB Cultural Center, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Colección FEMSA
Profesionales con obra: Estrellita B. Brodsky, Juan Carlos Maldonado, Tania y Roberto Diaz Sesma,
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Descripción del Artista

About Carmen Herrera Core to Carmen Herrera’s painting is a drive for formal simplicity and a striking sense of colour: “My quest”, she says, “is for the simplest of pictorial resolutions” (2012). A master of crisp lines and contrasting chromatic planes, Herrera creates symmetry, asymmetry and an infinite variety of movement, rhythm and spatial tension across the canvas with the most unobtrusive application of paint. As she moved towards pure, geometric abstraction in the post-war years in Paris, she exhibited alongside Theo van Doesburg, Max Bill and Piet Mondrian and a younger generation of Latin American artists, such as members of the Venezuelan Los Disidentes, Brazilian Concretists and the Argentinian Grupo Madi. Her work also chimes with her peers from the U.S. school such as Barnett Newman and Leon Polk Smith. Reflecting on this period, she says, “I began a lifelong process of purification, a process of taking away what isn’t essential” (2005). While allied with Latin American non-representational concrete painting, Herrera’s body of work has established, quietly but steadily, a cross-cultural dialogue within the international history of modernist abstraction. Carmen Herrera was born in Havana, Cuba in 1915. She moved frequently between France and Cuba throughout the 1930s and 1940s; having started studying architecture at the Universidad de La Habana, Havana, Cuba (1938–39), she trained at the Art Students League, New York, NY, USA (1942–43), before exhibiting five times at the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France (1949–53). She settled in New York in 1954, where she continues to live and work. Herrera’s paintings were the subject of a large-scale survey at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, USA (September 2016 – January 2017), which travels to Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (K20) in Dusseldorf, Germany from 2 December 2017 until 8 April 2018. A selection of Herrera's recent paintings and Estructuras inaugurated Lisson Gallery New York’s 24th Street exhibition space in May 2016. Herrera has also had solo exhibitions at Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany (2010); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK (2009); and Museo del Barrio, New York City, USA (1998). She has been included in the group shows 'Post War: Art Between the Pacific and the Atlantic 1945-1965', Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2016); ‘Order, Chaos and the Space Between’, Phoenix Museum of Art, Arizona, USA (2013); and ‘The Geometric Unconscious: A Century of Abstraction’, Sheldon Museum of Art, Nebraska, USA (2012). She was awarded two fellowships from the Cintas Foundation, New York, USA (1966–68) and a grant by the Creative Artists Public Service, New York, USA (1977). Her work is in numerous public and private collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA; the Tate Collection, London, UK; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC, USA; The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC, USA; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA; and the Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL, USA.


el 17 feb de 2021

Exposiciones en las que ha participado como artista

Carmen Herrera. Amarillo uno (Yellow 1), 1971, acrylic on plywood. © Carmen Herrera, courtesy Lisson Gallery & Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH)
21 oct de 2020 - 18 ene de 2021

Carmen Herrera: Structuring Surfaces

Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) / Houston, Texas, Estados Unidos

Carmen Herrera — Cortesía de The Perimeter
25 sep de 2020 - 08 ene de 2021

Carmen Herrera: Colour Me In

The Perimeter / London, London, City of, Reino Unido

Carmen Herrera: Estructuras
14 sep de 2018 - 27 oct de 2018

Carmen Herrera: Estructuras

Lisson Gallery New York 1 / Nueva York, New York, Estados Unidos

Lygia Clark, Bicho Invertebrado, Aluminum, 21 1/4 x 23 5/8 x 7 11/16 In. [54 x 59 x 19.8 Cm.] Executed in 1960
19 mar de 2020 - 30 nov de 2020

Women in Latin American Art

Nader Art Museum Latin America (NAMLA) / Miami, Florida, Estados Unidos

Culture and The People: El Museo del Barrio, 1969-2019
11 abr de 2019 - 29 sep de 2019

Culture and The People: El Museo del Barrio, 1969-2019

El Museo del Barrio / Nueva York, New York, Estados Unidos

Eduardo Chillida, El espíritu de los pájaros I, 1952. Hierro y piedra, 56x92'5x42'5 cm. – Cortesía del Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
21 nov de 2018 - 22 abr de 2019

París pese a todo. Artistas extranjeros, 1944-1968

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS) / Madrid, España

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