Roberto Matta

(Chilean, 1911–2002)

design of intention by roberto matta

Roberto Matta

Design of Intention, 1975

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hom'mere iii - l'ergonaute by roberto matta

Roberto Matta

Hom'mere III - L'Ergonaute, 1976–1977

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hom'mere v - n'ous by roberto matta

Roberto Matta

Hom'mere V - N'ous, 1985

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il albero giovanne by roberto matta

Roberto Matta

Il Albero Giovanne, 2002

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ioessa by roberto matta

Roberto Matta

Ioessa, 1972

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l'ame du tarot de theleme by roberto matta

Roberto Matta

L'ame du Tarot de Theleme, 1994

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l'eau est mana by roberto matta

Roberto Matta

L'eau est Mana, 1974

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la danse de la mort portfolio by roberto matta

Roberto Matta

La Danse de la Mort Portfolio, 1972

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la dulce aqua vita by roberto matta

Roberto Matta

La Dulce Aqua Vita, 2002

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la source du calme by roberto matta

Roberto Matta

La Source du Calme, 2002

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landru by roberto matta

Roberto Matta

Landru, 1974

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onze formes du doute by roberto matta

Roberto Matta

Onze Formes du Doute, 1959

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Biography

Timeline

1911
Born in 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
1934 - 1939
Lived in Paris, France
1937 - 1948
Member, with Federico Garcia Lorca, André Breton, Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, Surrealist Group Paris, France
1937
On invitation by Andre Breton, joined the Surrealist group
1939 - 1948
Lived in New York, USA
1950 - 1954
Lived in Rome, Italy

Exhibitions

2012
Oils, sculptures and mixed media, Galleria d'Arte Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
2011
Matta100, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Santiago, Chile
Matta 1911-2011, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Spain
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, D.C. (solo)
Matta, Malingue, Paris, France (solo)
Matta: Making the Invisible Visible, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, USA (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, USA (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)