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Roberto Matta    (Chilean, 1911-2002)

 Roberto Matta - Dialogue avec La Nature (Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)) h: 22 x w: 20 in / h: 55.9 x w: 50.8 cm
Roberto Matta
Dialogue avec La Nature 1980
 Roberto Matta - Effare (Paintings) h: 71 x w: 55 in / h: 180.3 x w: 139.7 cm
Roberto Matta
Effare 1967
 Roberto Matta - L' Insigne (Paintings) h: 20 x w: 20.8 in / h: 50.8 x w: 52.8 cm
Roberto Matta
L' Insigne 1976

1911 Born: Santiago, Chile
1928 Worked as an interior decorator, Santiago, Chile
1929 - 1931 Studied architecture, Catholic University, Santiago, Chile
1933 Worked as a merchant seaman, Compagnie Transatlantique ship, to Europe
1934 - 1936 Worked as an architectural assistant, Le Corbusier studio, Paris, France
1937 On invitation by Andre Breton, joined the Surrealist group
1934 - 1939 Lived in Paris, France
1937 - 1948 Member, with Federico Garcia Lorca, André Breton, Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, Surrealist Group Paris, France
1939 - 1948 Lived in New York, NY
1950 - 1954 Lived in Rome, Italy
1955 Moved to Paris, France
1962 Awarded Premio Marzotto, Rome, Italy
1966 Visiting Instructor at School of Art, Minneapolis, MN
1968 President, Cultural Congress, Havana, Cuba
1972 Founder, Etrusculudens, Etruscan crafts artisan group
2002 Died: Civitavecchia, Italy

2012 Oils, sculptures and mixed media - Galleria d'Arte Maggiore, Bologna
2011 Matta100 - MNBA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Santiago Chile, Santiago
2011 Matta 1911-2011 - Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Bilbao
2009 Latitudes, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2008 Descubritorio Matta, Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago, Chile (solo)
2007 Gravures: Roberto Matta, Galerie Renee Ziegler, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2004 Roberto Matta, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC (solo)
Matta, Malingue, Paris, France (solo)
Matta: Making the Invisible Visible, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA (solo)
2003 Matta 1938-1971, Galleria de'Foscherari, Bologna, Italy (solo)
2002 Matta in America: Paintings and Drawings of the 1940s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (solo)
2000 Matta: Oper Dal 1957 al 1993, Galleria Patrizia Poggi, Ravenna, Italy (solo)
Matta El Ano de los Tres 000, Fundacion Telefonica, Santiago, Chile (solo)
1999 Matta, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Borges Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina (solo)
1998 Matta: Surrealism and Beyond, Haggerty Museum of Art, Chicago, IL (solo)
1997 Roberto Matta: Paintings and Drawings 1937-1959, Galeria Lopez Quiroga, Mexico City, Mexico (solo)
Matta: Paintings and Drawings, Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Matta: Re-generation, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Florida (solo)
Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1995 Transparency in the Art of the 20th Century, Musee des Beaux-Arts Andre Malraux, Le Havre, France
1993 Matta: Engravings, Galeria Arte Actual, Santiago, Chile (solo)
Matta: Works from Chicago Collections, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
1992 Crosscurrents of Modernism: Four Latin American Pioneers, Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
1991 matta Exhibition: One verse 11-11-11, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile (solo)
1990 Matta: Drawings 1937-1946, Acquavella Contemporary Art, New York, NY (solo)
1989 Aspects of Modern Art in France, Galerie Daniel Malingue, Paris, France
1988 Matta: Drawings 1937-88, Museum Bochum, Germany (solo)
Italy Matta: Matta in Italy, Palazzo Venezia, Rome, Italy (solo)
Matta: The Early Years, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1985 Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (solo)
1984 The Logic of Hallucination [Drawings], Museum of Modern Art, Oxford (solo)
Artistic Collaboration in the Twentieth Century, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
1982 60 Works: The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1981 Graphics, American Academy of Rome, Rome, Italy (solo)
A New Spirit in Painting, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
1978 Hom'mere (Etchings), Kettle's Yard Gallery, Cambridge University, Cambridge, MA (solo)
1976 Homage aux Pyrénées, Château de Castellnou, Castellnou (solo)
1975 A Totemic World, Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, Andrew Crispo Gallery, New York, NY
Pastelli, L'Homme Descend du Signe, Galleria dell'Oca, Rome, Italy (solo)
Surrealism, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
1974 The Early Years: A Selection of Paintings and Drawings from the Years 1939 - 1957, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1973 Sebastian Matta/dipinti, disegni e incisioni 1957 - 1973, Galleria Schubert, Milan, Italy (solo)
1971 In the Space of a Chilean Week, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Havre, France (solo)
1970 Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturebesitz, Berlin, Germany (solo)
1969 The Revolution is Architecture, Centre Culturel Municipal, Villeparisis, France (solo)
1968 Painting in France 1900 - 1967, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1967 Galeria Latinoamerica, Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba (solo)
Matta, Being with, Saint Denis, France
1965 La Llave de los Campos, Galeria del Techo, Caracas, Venezuela
The Open Cube, Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland (solo)
1963 Sebastian Matta: Mostra Antologica in Bologna, Museo Civico, Bologne (solo)
Within the Easel Convention: Sources of Abstract-Expressionism, The Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1962 Drawings, Pastels and Paintings, Allan Frumlin Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
Art Since 1950, American and International, Seattle World's Fair, Seattle, WA
1960 Sculptures by Matta, Galerie du Dragon, Paris, France (solo)
1959 15 Forms of Doubting, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Retrospective, Stockholm, Sweden
1958 50 Ans d'Art Moderne, Palais International des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium
1957 Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (solo)
1955 Matta of Chile, Pan American Union, Washington, DC (solo)
1952 Designs by Matta, Galerie Nina Dausset, Paris, France (solo)
1952 L'Ouvre du XXe siècle, Peintures, Sculptures, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
1951 Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK (solo)
1948 40,000 Years of Modern Art, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
1947 Matta (Preface by Andre Breton), Galerie René Drouin, Paris, France (solo)
Fifty-Eighth Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture: Abstract and Surrealist American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1944 Twelve Contemporary Painters, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1943 War and the Artist, Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, NY
1942 Oils, Pencils and Paintings, Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York (solo)
Peggy Guggenheim's Collection of Paintings, Sculpture, Collages, Drawings, Objects and Photography...Pioneer Art Movement, Art of this Century Gallery, New York, NY
1940 Tchelitchew, Matta and Walt Disney, Julien Levy Gallery, New York, NY
1938 Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme, Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
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