Lucio Fontana

(Argentine/Italian, 1899–1968)

concetto spaziale ( teatrino) by lucio fontana

Lucio Fontana

Concetto Spaziale ( Teatrino), 1965

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Born in Rosario de Santa Fe, Argentina
Moved to Milan
1914 - 1915
Studied at the School of Architecture at the Technical Institute Carlo Cattaneo, Milan, Italy
1928 - 1930
Studied at the Academia di Bella Arti di Brera, Milan, Italy
Joined the Paris group of artists 'Abstraction-Création', and set up their Milan section
1940 - 1946
Moved back and forth between Italy and Argentina
1942 - 1946
First Prize of Sculpture at the XXXII National Salon of Fine Arts
Founded the Academia de Altamira, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died in Comabbio, Italy


[school of] Lucie Fontaine, Artport, Tel Aviv
I ♥ Lucie, Various Small Fires / The Company, Los Angeles
i-n-v-e-n-t-o-r-y, Galeria Sabot, Cluj-Napoca
Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void, 1949–1962 - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL
Il Senso e le Forme - Da Chadwick a Bonalumi - Galleria Blu, Milan
The 60s In The Guggenheim Collections. From Informel To Pop Art - Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Les Associations Libres, La Maison Rouge, Paris
The Suburbans, The Suburban, Chicago
Estate, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
Yoko Ono : Search for the Fountain, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
My Lee Lozano and other works, Liste, Basel (under the auspice of Galeria Sabot)
Playing Dice Would be Nice, Gaudel de Stampa, Paris
Claire Fontaine & Lucie Fontaine : Exceptions, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee
Body of Work, Iaspis, Stockholm
Souvenirs, Gum Studio, Turin
Domesticity II, Pulse, Miami
Black Magic, Artissima, Turin (under the auspice of Fruit and Flower Deli)
t-a-l-i-s-m-a-n-i-c, Fruit and Flower Deli, Stockholm
Domesticity I, Prague Biennale 5
Motion of Nation, VM21, Rome
Modern Times: responding to chaos - Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (England)
Lucio Fontana. Le scritture del disegno - Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan (solo)
Lucio Fontana - Zeichen und Zeichnung - Museum Liner, Appenzell, Switzerland (solo)
Lucio Fontana, Scultore, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy (solo)
Lucio Fontana: Paintings, Sculptures, Works on Paper, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, UK (solo)
Via Crucis - Lucio Fontana, Museo de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Lucio Fontana Sculptor, Castello di San Giorgio, Torino, Italy (solo)
Living, Looking, Making: Sculpture by Giacometti, Fontana, Twombly, Serra, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
Lucio Fontana, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY (solo)
Lucio Fontana: Venice/New York”, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy (solo)
Lucio Fontana: Alle Radici Dello Spazialismo, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo, New York, NY (solo)
Lucio Fontana: Alle Radici Dello Spazialismo, Italian Cultural Institute, New York, NY (solo)
Lucio Fontana, Harry Ruhe / Galerie A, Amsterdam, Netherlands (solo)
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Lucio Fontana, Museum Franz Gertsch, Burgdorf, Switzerland (solo)

Public Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York , NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Calderara Foundation Collection, Milan, Italy
Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain
Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid, Spain
Tate Gallery, London, UK


Lucio Fontana. Burgdorf, Switzerland: Museum Franz Gertsch (catalogue)
Tuttle, Richard. Lucio Fontana. New York: Sperone Westwate, 2000 (catalogue)
Enrico Crispolti (ed.). Fontana. Milan, Italy: Edizioni Charta, 1999 (catalogue)
Lucio Fontana. Entre Materia y Espacio. Madrid, Spain: La Fundación 'la Caixa' ; Museo National Cantro de Arte Reina Sofía, 1998 (catalogue)
Lucio Fontana. Retrospektive. Ludwig, Vienna: Museum Moderner Kunst Stifung , 1997 (catalogue)