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biografia di Roberto MATTA (1911-2002)

Personal data


Birth : 11/11/1911 - Santiago de Chile, Chile
Death : 11/23/2002 - Civitavecchia RM Lazio, Italy
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : Chile - France - Italy

Professional data


Work and Life

1974:As a result he was deprived of his Chilean nationality.
1970:He paid homage to Salvador ALLENDE, the president of Chile, with a manifesto and took part in several demonstrations after his fall.
1948:He returned to Europe.
1941:At the outbreak of war in Europe, Matta came to New York NY, USA.
1940:He met Pablo NERUDA and Federico GARCIA LORCA.
1938:Matta’s acquaintance with Salvador DALI and André BRETON strongly influenced his artistic formation and subsequently connected him to the Surrealist movement.
1936:Matta went to Paris, France and found employment as a draftsman with LE CORBUSIER.

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting : Oil/canvas
Print-Multiple : Aquatint
Sculpture-Volume :
Drawing-Watercolor : Mixed media/paper - Pastel - Pencil/paper

Movements and styles

1938-1948 : Surrealism
Abstract Expressionism
Latin American Art

Works

Sans titre
Date of creation : 1989
Medium : Mixed media/paper
Materials : watercolor-pencil-charcoal
Supports : paper
Size : 79 x 63 cm
 
La Mysticité Charnelle de René Crevel
Date of creation : 1976
Medium : Aquatint
Size : 12 x 9 inch
 
Contra vosotros asesinos de palomas
Date of creation : 1950
Medium : Oil/canvas
Size : 200 x 271 cm
 
Chile Hermala II
Date of creation : 1948
Medium : Oil/canvas
Size : 50 x 57 inch
 
Psychological Architecture, Flying Trees
Date of creation : 1940-1941
Medium : Pencil/paper
Size : 43 x 53 cm
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2004

Début d¿un nouveau monde
Galerie Daniel Malingue – Paris, France
05/19/2004 – 07/16/2004

2002

Matta in America
Miami Art Museum – Miami FL, United States
03/22/2002 – 06/02/2002

1999

Matta obra grafica : Coleccion Fundacion Pablo Ruiz Picasso
Pablo Ruiz Picasso Foundation – Málaga, Spain
1999

Matta
MNCARS Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia – Madrid, Spain
1999

1997

Matta, paintings and drawings
Andre Emmerich Gallery – New York NY, United States
1997

Matta : Paradise now
Maxwell Davidson Gallery – New York NY, United States
1997

1985

Matta
MNAM Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Paris, France
10/03/1985 – 12/16/1985

1970

Alte Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Berlin, Germany
1970

1964

Matta
Stedelijk Museum – Amsterdam, Netherlands
1964

1940

Julian Levy Gallery – New York NY, United States
1940

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2007

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais – Paris, France
10/18/2007 – 10/22/2007
Represented by : Galerie Applicat-Prazan – 16 Rue de Seine – Paris, France

2004

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, n°31
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/21/2004 – 10/25/2004
Represented by : Galerie Daniel Malingue – 26 Avenue Matignon – Paris, France

Art 35 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/16/2004 – 06/21/2004
Represented by : The Mayor Gallery – 22 A Cork Street – London, United Kingdom

2003

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/04/2003 – 12/07/2003
Represented by : Richard Gray Gallery – Suite 2503 875 North Michigan Avenue – Chicago IL, United States

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : Galerie 1900 – 2000 – 8 Rue Bonaparte – Paris, France

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, n°22
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I – Madrid, Spain
02/13/2003 – 02/18/2003
Represented by : Galerie de France – 52, rue de la Verrerie – Paris, France

2002

Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/05/2002 – 12/08/2002
Represented by : Galerie 1900 – 2000 – 8 Rue Bonaparte – Paris, France

FIAC, n°29
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/24/2002 – 10/28/2002
Represented by : Galerie 1900 – 2000 – 8 Rue Bonaparte – Paris, France

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : The Mayor Gallery – 22 A Cork Street – London, United Kingdom

1er ArtSud Salon International d’Art Contemporain du Sud
Palais des Congrès – Paris, France
04/18/2002 – 04/21/2002
Represented by : Galerie Intemporel – 37 rue Quincampoix – Paris, France

Art Miami, n°12
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
01/04/2002 – 01/08/2002
Represented by : Artemundi – Suite 915 1680 Michigan Avenue – Miami Beach FL, United States

2001

Art Basel Miami Beach: cancelled
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/13/2001 – 12/16/2001
Represented by : Galería Polígrafa – Balmes, 54 – Barcelona, Spain

Art Toronto 2001 – TIAF Toronto International Art Fair
MTCC Metro Toronto Convention Centre – Toronto ON, Canada
10/11/2001 – 10/15/2001
Represented by : Walker Fine Art – 13223-1 Black Mountain Road #303 – San Diego CA, United States

FIAC, n°28
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/10/2001 – 10/15/2001
Represented by : The Mayor Gallery – 22 A Cork Street – London, United Kingdom

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Acquavella Galleries Inc. – 18 Esat 79th Street – New York NY, United States

ArtBrussels – 19th Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/20/2001 – 04/24/2001
Represented by : Galerie de France – 52, rue de la Verrerie – Paris, France

Sthml Art Fair 2001, n° 21
Sollentunamässan – Sollentuna, Sweden
03/08/2001 – 03/11/2001
Represented by : Galleri GKM Sivert Bergström – Stora Nygatan 30 – Malmo, Sweden

Arte Fiera – Mostra Mercato d’Arte contemporanea
Quartiere Fieristico – Bologna BO, Italy
01/25/2001 – 01/29/2001
Represented by : Galleria Maggiore – Via d’Aglezio 15 – Bologna BO, Italy

Art Miami, n° 11
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
01/18/2001 – 01/22/2001
Represented by : Artemundi – Suite 915 1680 Michigan Avenue – Miami Beach FL, United States

Artpalmbeach – 4th Modern & Contemporary Art Fair
International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach FL, United States
01/10/2001 – 01/15/2001
Represented by : Galeria Ramis Barquet – 5th floor 41 East 57th Street – New York NY, United States

2000

ARTissima – Arte Contemporaneo a Torino, n° 7
Palazzo del Lavoro – Turin TO, Italy
10/05/2000 – 10/08/2000
Represented by : Salamon – L’ArteModerna – Via San Quintino, 4 – Turin TO, Italy

Art Frankfurt – Die europäische Messe für junge Kunst, n° 12
Frankfurt, Germany
03/24/2000 – 03/27/2000
Represented by : Galerie Arnoux – 27 Rue Guénégaud – Paris, France

1999

Art Cologne, n° 33
Cologne, Germany
11/07/1999 – 11/14/1999
Represented by : Maxwell Davidson Gallery – 41 East 57th Street – New York NY, United States

INTERART ‘99 – 14a Fira Internacional d’Art
Valencia, Spain
10/20/1999 – 10/24/1999
Represented by : Galería Rosalía Sender – Mar, 19 bajo izq. – Valencia, Spain

ARTissima – Arte Contemporaneo a Torino, n° 6
Turin TO, Italy
10/07/1999 – 10/10/1999
Represented by : Salamon – L’ArteModerna – Via San Quintino, 4 – Turin TO, Italy

Artpalmbeach – Modern & Contemporary Art Fair
International Pavilion of the Palm Beaches – West Palm Beach FL, United States
03/10/1999 – 03/15/1999
Represented by : Rachel Adler Fine Art – 1200 Broadway – New York NY, United States

1998

ARCO – Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, n°17
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I – Madrid, Spain
1998
Represented by : Galerie de France – 52, rue de la Verrerie – Paris, France


Group exhibitions

2004

La création contemporaine à la Manufacture nationale de Sèvres
Campredon – Maison René Char – L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
03/20/2004 – 06/20/2004

MoMA at El Museo Latin American and Caribbean Art from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art
Museo del Barrio – New York NY, United States
03/05/2004 – 07/25/2004

2003

Sept Lieux – Sept Matières
Hôtel du Département, Centre d’Art Présence Van Gogh, Château de l’Empéri, Galerie du Conseil Général des Bouches du Rhône, Musée de l’Arles Antique – Marseille, France
10/17/2003 – 01/15/2004

Exposition vente, André Breton, 42 rue Fontaine
Calmels Cohen – Drouot Richelieu – Paris, France
04/01/2003 – 04/18/2003

Le Cabinet de Jean-Michel Alberola : le fait accompli
FRAC Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Picardie – Amiens, France
03/07/2003 – 04/12/2003

2002

French Collection – Rien ne presse / Slow and Steady / Festina Lente – 2ème épisode
MAMCO Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain – Geneva GE, Switzerland
11/01/2002 – 01/19/2003

Surrealismus
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW) – Düsseldorf, Germany
07/20/2002 – 11/24/2002

Jokes – Rien ne presse / Slow and Steady / Festina Lente – 1er épisode
MAMCO Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain – Geneva GE, Switzerland
05/23/2002 – 09/22/2002

2001

Portraits photographiques d’artistes
Salle Rossini – Paris, France
10/04/2001 – 10/06/2001

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Books

2001

Art Contemporain : un choix de 200 oeuvres du Fonds national d’art contemporain, (1985-1999)
Participant: Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – 3 rue Valois – Paris, France
Participant: DAP Délégation aux arts plastiques – 27, avenue de l’Opéra – Paris, France
Participant: FIACRE Fonds d’Incitation à la Création – Centre National des Arts Plastiques – Département du soutien à la création et à la diffusion 27 avenue de l’Opéra – Paris, France
Publisher: Editions du Chêne – 43 quai Grenelle – Paris, France
10/2001
ISBN : 2842773373

1991

Arts Plastiques 1990, Acquisitions : Fonds National d’art contemporain
Publisher: FNAC Fonds National d’Art Contemporain – 70 voie des Sculpteurs – Puteaux, France
06/1991
ISBN : 2868950337


Catalogues raisonnés

1980

Matta, Index dell’Opera Grafica dal 1969 al 1980
Author: Ferrari Germana – Paris, France
1980

1975

L’Oeuvre Gravé de Matta
Publisher: Editions Sonet – Paris, France
Author: Sabatier Roland
Author: Visat Georges
1975


Periodicals

2004

PERSIN Patrick-Gilles – Roberto Matta
in: Univers des Arts n° 90 p. 10
Paris, France
06/2004

2002

GAUVILLE Hervé – Matta mort
in: Libération p. 35
Paris, France
25/11/2002

Arte y Parte n° 38
Santander, Spain
04/2002-05/2002

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