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Nacimiento: 1912 en Alemania
Fallecimiento: 1994 en Caracas, Distrito Federal, Venezuela
Exposiciones individuales vigentes: Gego: A linha emancipada
Exposiciones colectivas vigentes: Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction - The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift
Próximas exposiciones individuales: Gego: The Emancipated Line, Gego
Próximas exposiciones colectivas: A Graphic Revolution: Prints and Drawings in Latin America
Profesionales que le han comisariado:
Ferias en las que participa con OBRA : Dallas Art Fair 2020, Art Basel 19
Galerías y otras organizaciones que le representan: Leon Tovar Gallery, Lévy Gorvy, Odalys
Organizaciones con obra: Blanton Museum of Art, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Colección Isabel & Agustín Coppel - CIAC
Profesionales con obra: Alfonso Pons Soler, Estrellita B. Brodsky, Juan Carlos Maldonado
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Descripción del Artista

Su presencia en la XXIII Bienal Internacional de Sao Paulo marcó un hito en la historia de la trayectoria de Gego y fue una  plataforma fundamental para la internacionalización de la obra de la artista. Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt) was born on August 1, 1912, to a liberal Jewish banking family in Hamburg, Germany. She studied under Paul Bonatz at the University at Stuttgart, where she graduated with an architecture and engineering degree in 1938. As a student she was influenced by the innovations of the Bauhaus, a creative laboratory of design that operated for over two decades in pre-Hitler Germany. She was forced to leave Germany shortly after finishing her degree and immigrated to Venezuela in 1939. There she worked as a graphic designer and operated her own furniture workshop. She became a Venezuelan citizen in 1952 and lived there for the remainder of her life. In 1953, Gego began to develop her artistic practice full-time. Encouraged by the support of Alejandro Otero and Jesús Rafael Soto, she began to create three-dimensional works in 1956. During these three years, Gego operated in the margins of the Venezuelan kinetic and op art movements, and continued to study mathematics, architecture, and philosophy. In 1957 Gego participated in the exhibition Arte abstracto en Venezuela and by 1959 the Museum of Modern Art in New York had begun acquiring her work. She lived in New York briefly in 1960 and made several extended visits to the United States until 1967. In New York, she attended the Pratt Institute, where she took engraving and printmaking classes. She also worked in the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles before returning to Venezuela in 1967. For most of her career, she worked at a home studio in Caracas, creating a prolific and varied oeuvre consisting of sculptures and works on paper. She died in Caracas on September 17, 1994. Recent solo exhibitions of Gego’s work include Gego: Between Transparency and the Invisible, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2005), and The Drawing Center, New York (2007); Gego: Defying Structures, Museu de Arte Contemporánea de Serralves, Porto; and Gego: Line as Object, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, and Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2013).

Actualizado

el 11 feb de 2020

Exposiciones en las que ha participado como artista

Gego: The Emancipated Line
09 oct de 2020 - 21 mar de 2021

Gego: The Emancipated Line

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum / Nueva York, New York, Estados Unidos

Gego
30 abr de 2020 - 30 ago de 2020

Gego

Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo / Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, México

Gego, 1985, collection Biblioteca Nacional de Venezuela, Caracas. Photo: Gerd Leufert — Cortesía del MASP - Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand
Vigente
13 dic de 2019 - 01 mar de 2020

Gego: A linha emancipada

Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP / São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brasil


A Graphic Revolution: Prints and Drawings in Latin America
14 mar de 2020 - 02 ago de 2020

A Graphic Revolution: Prints and Drawings in Latin America

Cleveland Museum of Art / Cleveland, Ohio, Estados Unidos

Lygia Clark. Counter Relief no resized, 1958. Donación de la Colección Patricia Phelps de CisnerosCortesía del MoMA
Vigente
21 oct de 2019 - 14 mar de 2020

Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction - The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift

MoMA - Museum of Modern Art / Nueva York, New York, Estados Unidos

Lydia Okumura, Untitled I. First realized at Medellín Biennial, Colombia, 1981. Acrylic paint, painted aluminum, and cotton string, 78 × 90 × 48 in. — Cortesía de Atchugarry Art Center
29 jun de 2019 - 29 ago de 2019

Women Geometers

Piero Atchugarry Gallery Miami / Miami, Florida, Estados Unidos


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