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Victor Vasarely

Born in 1906 - Hungary

BIOGRAPHY

Hungarian-born Victor Vasarely is known as a founder of optical art. Vasarely was born in Pecs and grew up in Pieš?any (then Pöstyén) and Budapest where in 1925 he took up medical studies at Budapest University. In 1927 he abandoned medicine to learn traditional academic painting at the private Podolini-Volkmann Academy. In 1928/1929, he enrolled at Sándor Bortnyik's M?hely (lit. "workshop", in existence until 1938), then widely recognized as the center of Bauhaus studies in Budapest. Cash-strapped, the m?hely could not offer the whole range of its illustrious Bauhaus model, and concentrated on applied graphic art and typographic design.

Vasarely’s excellence in drawing was quickly noticed. In 1929 he painted his Blue Study and Green Study. In 1930 he married his fellow student Claire Spinner (1908-1990). Together they had two sons, Andre and Jean-Pierre. In Budapest, he worked for a ball-bearings company in accounting and designing advertising posters. Victor Vasarely became a graphics designer and a poster artist during the 1930’s who combined patterns and organic images with each other.

He studied at the Bauhaus Muhely in Budapest and in 1930 emigrated to Paris where he developed his particular vision which stems from the idea of democratizing the art object. Influenced greatly by the problems of the world's cities, he feels his work offers a solution by presenting a clear view of the "color-surface-perception" relationship.

Vasarely left Hungary and settled in Paris in 1930 working as a graphic artist and as a creative consultant at the advertising agencies Havas, Draeger and Devambez (1930-1935). His interactions with other artists during this time were limited. He played with the idea of opening up an institution modeled after Sándor Bortnyik M?hely’s and developed some teaching material for it. Having lived mostly in cheap hotels, he settled in 1942/1944 in Saint-Céré in the Lot département. After the Second World War, he opened an atelier in Arcueil, a suburb some 10 kilometers from the center of Paris (in the Val-de-Marne département of the Île-de-France). In 1961 he finally settled in Annet-sur-Marne (in the Seine-et-Marne département).

Over the next three decades, Vasarely developed his style of geometric abstract art, working in various materials but using a minimal number of forms and colours:

He has used the income from the sale of these "investigations," as he calls his prints, to establish a socio-cultural foundation in Aix-en-Provence, France, for the study of the integration of plastic beauty at all levels of the urban environment. He is represented in major museums all over the world and has received many artistic and honorary awards. Among these distinctions are the French Legion of Honor, the Guggenheim Prize, and the Gold Medal of the Triennale in Milan.

On 5 June 1970, Vasarely opened his first dedicated museum with over 500 works in a renaissance palace in Gordes (closed in 1996). A second major undertaking was the Fondation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence, a museum housed in a distinct structure specially designed by Vasarely. It was inaugurated in 1976 by French president Georges Pompidou. Sadly the museum is now in a state of disrepair, several of the pieces on display have been damaged by water leaking from the ceiling. Also, in 1976 his large kinematic object Georges Pompidou was installed in the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Vasarely Museum located at his birth place in Pécs, Hungary, was established with a large donation of works by Vasarely. In 1982 154 specially created serigraphs were taken into space by the cosmonaut Jean-Loup Chrétien on board the French-Soviet spacecraft Salyut 7 and later sold for the benefit of UNESCO. In 1987, the second Hungarian Vasarely museum was established in Zichy Palace in Budapest with more than 400 works.

He died in Paris on 15 March 1997.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2014
Victor Vasarely - Optical Paintings - EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo
Victor Vasarely – Early Drawings and Graphic Designs in the Collection - Museum of Fine Arts - Budapest, Budapest
2013
A tribute to Victor Vasarely - Galerie Lahumière, Paris
Vasarely - Hommage - Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels
Vasarely - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
Optical Spaces - Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, Dallas, TX
2012
Victor Vasarely - Galerie Lahumière, Paris
2011
Victor Vasarely - une rétrospective 1948 - 1975 - Galerie Lahumière, Paris
Victor Vasarely: Optical Perspectives - Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Yerevan
Victor Vasarely - Art Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo
2010
Viktor Vazareli - Grafike i objekti - Museum Of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad
2009
Victor Vasarely - Mathematikum e.V., Gießen
Imagen Inestable - Galería Animal, Santiago
2008
Victor Vasarely - "GRÁFICA" / Sala Gráfica - Galería Patricia Ready, Santiago
ACCROCHAGE - Victor Vasarely - Galerie Haas & Fuchs - Berlin, Berlin
Victor Vasarely: Works from the Tibor Csepei's Collection - Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, Skopje
2007
Victor Vasarely - Muzeum Umeni Olomouc / The Olomouc Museum of Art, Olomouc
Victor Vasarely - Galerie Pascal Lansberg, Paris
Victor Vasarely - Altes Rathaus, Bayreuth
2006
Victor Vasarély - Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zurich
2005
Druckgrafik - Galerie Kley, Hamm
The absolute eye - Herakleidon Museum, Athens
Victor Vasarely in Black & White - Robert Sandelson, London
Victor Vasarely - Die Täuschung - Kunsthalle Krems, Krems
2004
Victor Vasarely - Robert Miller Gallery, New York City, NY
best of Vasarely - Rudolf Budja Galerie / Artmosphere Wien, Vienna
2003
best of Vasarely - Rudolf Budja Galerie / Artmosphere Salzburg, Salzburg
An Optical Experience: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Victor Vasarely - Galleria Melesi, Lecco
victor Vasarely - Milan Dobes Museum, Bratislava
2001
Victor Vasarely - Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf
2000
Victor Vaserely - Kunstverein Aurich e.V. / Kunstpavillon am Ellernfeld, Aurich
Späte Werke - Art Edition Fils, Dusseldorf
Viktor Vasarely - Späte Werke - anders galerie im stilwerk, Dusseldorf
Selected Works of Victor Vasarely - Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran
Vasarely - Fundación Juan March, Madrid
1999
Victor Vasarely - Galerie Hans Strelow, Dusseldorf
1998
Vasarely - Erfinder der Op-art - Quadrat Bottrop - Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop
Victor Vasarely - CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
Vasarely - Erfinder der Op-art - Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
1997
Vasarely - Erfinder der Op-art - Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
1987
Viktor Vasarely - 27 Druckgrafische Einzelblätter - Kunstverein Schwerte, Schwerte
1986
Vasarely. Werke aus sechs Jahrzehnten - Villa Merkel - Galerien der Stadt Esslingen, Esslingen
1980
Victor Vasarely - Arbeiten von 1933-1980 - Galerie Heinz Holtmann, Cologne
1974
Vasarely - University Avenue, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
1973
Vasarely - Gallery Moos, Toronto, ON
1972
Vasarely - Sidney Janis Gallery, New York City, NY
1969
Vasarely - Sidney Janis Gallery, New York City, NY
Victor Vasarely - Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague
Victory Vasarely – Graphics - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK
1968
Vasarely - Galerie M Beck / Edition Monika Beck, Homburg/Saar
Vasarely - Sidney Janis Gallery, New York City, NY
1967
Victor Vasarely: bilder + objekte - (op) art galerie, Esslingen
Victor Vasarely - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
Victor Vasarely: Paintings and Collages - Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Vasarely - Serigrafieën - Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam
1966
VASARELY- Peintures récentes - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
Victor Vasarely - Overbeck-Gesellschaft, Lübeck
Vasarely: An Exhibition of Recent Paintings - Sidney Janis Gallery, New York City, NY
1965
Victor Vasarely - Galerie Handschin, Basel
1964
Victor Vasarely - Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague
Victor Vasarely - Werke von 1935 bis 1963 - Kunsthalle Bern, Bern
Vasarely - Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf
1963
Vasarely - Peintures Cinétiques - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
Victor Vasarely - CAC - Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
1961
Vasarely - Lorenzelli Arte, Milan
1960
Vasarely - Petits Formats, Gouaches, Reliefs - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
Vasarely - Peinture Cinétique - BOZAR - Palais des Beaux-Arts / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels
1959
Vasarely - Tableaux Cinétiques. - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
1955
Vasarely - Les éléments De La Plastique Cinétique - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
1954
Vasarely - BOZAR - Palais des Beaux-Arts / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels
1952
Vasarely - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
1949
Vasarely - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
1946
Vasarely - Peintures - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
1944
VASARELY - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris


GROUP SHOWS

2015
Geometrical abstraction from Martin Šamaj collection - GALÉRIA Z, Bratislava
Printed Matters - Gesso Artspace, Vienna
The Swing Of The Sixties - Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, Co. Waterford
Occasional Furniture - The Apartment, Vancouver, BC
Modern and post-war art / Contemporary art / Photography - Galerie Pecka, Prague
Modern and post-war art / Contemporary art / Photography - galerie 5. patro, Prague
2014
Auflösung einer Grafiksammlung - galerieGALERIE, Vienna
Originalgraphik-Photographie und bibliophile Bücher - galerie remixx, Graz
A Global Exchange: Geometric Abstraction since 1950 - MACBA - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Konkret - Milan Dobes Museum, Bratislava
Great Expectations #1 - Cortesi Contemporary, Lugano
50 Jahre Durchblick. Leben Mit Der Kunst (Group Show) - Galerie Thomas, Munich
A Fine Line: Concrete, Constructivist And Minimalist Art - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
Vasarely – Fontana. Due mondi, due culture, due scuole a confronto - Palazzo Sanseverino Falcone, Acri
Imma Collection: Conversations - Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin
Sammeln für Waldkraiburgdrucken - Städtische Galerie Waldkraiburg, Waldkraiburg
La percezione creativa a Nordest - Palazzo Todesco, Vittorio Veneto, TV
La Percezione Creativa a Nordest, Collezionare Arte Optical e Programmata - Palazzo Tedesco, Vittorio Veneto, TV
Solidaridad Y Resistencia. La Historia Del Mssa - Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago
Entre deux expositions - Institut culturel Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux
Inquieto Novecento - Lu.C.C.A - Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Lucca, LU
Spielobjekte - Die Kunst der Möglichkeiten - Museum Tinguely, Basel
Gra?yna Kulczyk Collection. Everybody Is Nobody for Somebody - Fundación Banco Santander, Boadilla del Monte
Cindy Sherman meets Dzunuk’wa - Presentation House Gallery - PHG, North Vancouver, BC
Experience 09: Silence - ESMoA, El Segundo, CA
2013
Homage to Denise René. Past, Present and Future of a Vision - Espace Expression, Miami, FL
Optical Impulses - The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
Arp’s galaxy - MAN - Museo d`Arte di Nuoro, Nuoro
Das Muster, das verbindet - Kunsthalle Lingen, Lingen
Abstrakte Musik - mit und ohne kohlensäure - Galerie Haas AG, Zurich
Decorum - Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - MAM/ARC, Paris
Kinetic - von Bartha Garage, Basel
Modernism in Changing Times: Works From 1968 - Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC
OSTEN – World Gallery of Drawing – Awarded Artists - Gallery of Art Critics, Prague
Wiedersehen - Eine Ausstellung mit ausgewählten Ankäufen aus den Jahren 2001–2013" - Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf
Opening of the new Kunsthalle, Unveiling of the public sculpture - Kunsthalle Kosice, Kosice
Abstrakt - Contemporary Fine Arts - CFA, Berlin
Abstrakt - Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin
Corridor Plateau III - DREI, Cologne
An Artist Collecting Art - Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen
Constructive, Concrete - Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch
Frühjahr - Sommer - 2013 Kunst aus dem 20. Jahrhundert - Galerie Neher GmbH & Co. KG, Essen
Dynamo Un Siecle De Lumiere Et De Mouvement Dans L’art 1913-2013 - Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris
Arte Programmata e Cinetica. da Munari a Biasi a Colombo e... - Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (GNAM) , Rome
Universal Structures - Galerie Miro, Prague
Rio De Imagens: Uma Paisagem Em Construção - Museu de Arte do Rio - MAR, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Glanzstücke moderner Kunst-Werke der Goslarer Kaiserringträger (1975-2013) - Mönchehaus Museum Goslar, Goslar
Into The Void - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK
Geo-Neo-Post - Vasarely Museum, Budapest
Vibrations - Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Anspruch - Galerie Walzinger, Saarlouis
2012
Accrochage - Arbeiten auf Papier - Galerie am Lindenplatz AG, Vaduz
Von Hans Arp bis Victor Vasarely Graphische Mappenwerke von 1940 bis 1976 - Museum Liner, Appenzell
La peinture française contemporaine, combinaisons de l'histoire - Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm
Black-white - Das Kleine Museum - Kultur auf der Peunt, Weissenstadt
Albertina Contemporary - Albertina, Vienna
Accrochage - galerie konkret martin woern, Sulzburg
Aufbruch - Malerei Und Realer Raum - Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock
L'Art en Guerre, France 1938-1947 - De Picasso a Dubuffet - Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - MAM/ARC, Paris
Vibrierende Bilder Lärmende Skulpturen 1958-63 Eine Hommage An Paul Wember - Museen Haus Lange / Haus Esters, Krefeld
Moving is living - Art Stations Foundation, Poznan
Herbst - Winter 2012 - Kunst Aus Dem 20. Jahrhundert - Arbeiten Auf Papier, Gemälde, Skulpturen - Galerie Neher GmbH & Co. KG, Essen
Intercambio global. Abstracción geométrica desde 1950 - MACBA - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
About Seeing - Overture Center - James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy, Madison, WI
Primer Acto - Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
On the Grid - Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Ghosts in the Machine - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
Prozesse der Abstraktion - Galerie ART-IS!, Igel
The Small Utopia. Ars Multiplicata - Fondazione Prada, Venice
Punkt.Systeme - Vom Pointillismus zum Pixel - Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt. Works from the Permanent Collection. - Galerija Murska Sobota, Murska Sobota
noirs et blancs - Galerie Gimpel & Müller, Paris
Visionäre Sammlung Vol. 18: Das Haus Des Künstlers - ewz-Unterwerk Selnau, Zurich
Sommer 2012 - Kunst Aus Dem 20. Jahrhundert - Arbeiten Auf Papier Und Gemälde - Galerie Neher GmbH & Co. KG, Essen
Sixties – Art et Mobilier - Galerie Nmari?o, Paris
Sixties – Art et Mobilier - Galerie Nery Marino, Paris
Cinetismo: Movimiento y transformación en el arte de los sesenta y setenta - Museo de Arte Moderno de Mexico City, Mexico City
Arte Programmata e Cinetica. da Munari a Biasi a Colombo e... - Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (GNAM) , Rome
Art & Mathematics: From The Aesthetics Of Art To The Logic Of Mathematics - Herakleidon Museum, Athens
Gold - Belvedere, Vienna
Doble sueño del arte: 2rc entre el artista y el artífice - Museo de la Estampa Toluca, Toluca de Lerdo
Wolfsburger Sammler - Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
Into The Void - Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OK
Plastic Alphabet - MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
Spirits Of Internationalism - MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
2011
De Léger a Dubuffet. Signos y gestos del siglo XX - Oriol Galeria d'Art, Barcelona
From Léger to Dubuffet. Signs and gestures from the C. 20th - Galeria Marc Domènech, Barcelona
geometrisch-abstrakt - C.Art-Galerie - Prantl & Boch, Dornbirn
Contemporary Drawings from the Irving Stenn Jr. Collection - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Geometry and Experimentation: European Art of the 1960s and 1970s - Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, NC
Op Art = Illusion - Galerie Thomas, Munich
De Pablo Picasso a Richard Serra. 20 años de la Galería Guillermo de Osma - Museo de la Pasión, Valladolid
The George and Ann Dannatt Collection - Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex
Rotes Quadrat und schwarze Rakete. Druckgraphik aus einer Privatsammlung - Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Kleve
Blast from the Past: 60s and 70s Geometric Abstractions - Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Objects - Kressling Gallery, Bratislava
Sculptures Plurielles - Villa Datris, L´Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Im Fokus: Die 1950er bis 1970er Jahre - Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch
The Erling Neby Collection - Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden
Vasarely & Yvaral - Galerie Alexis Lartigue, Paris
I Do Like Drawings - von Bartha Collection, Basel
I Do Like Drawings - von Bartha Garage, Basel
Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s - Telfair Academy of Arts & Sciences, Savannah, GA
Kinetik - Kunst in Bewegung - Kunsthalle Messmer, Riegel
Transparency - Looking Through - Museum of Fine Arts - Budapest, Budapest
Arte Moderna Internazionale - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
2010
Arbeiten auf Papier - Galerie am Lindenplatz AG, Vaduz
Victor Vasarely, Ludwig Gebhard - anders galerie im stilwerk, Dusseldorf
Twenty-six million minutes latter - Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor
Konstruktiv! - Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Dusseldorf
Abstraction Creation - Matteo Lampertico, Milan
Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960s - Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Un certo movimento tra le avanguardie - Galleria Biasutti & Biasutti Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin
Gran Reserva - Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago
Contrainte(s) - Galerie Maubert, Paris
Abstraction-creation: Post-war Geometric Abstract Art From Europe And South America - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
Europa Konkret - Intelligibel - Kunstverein Bamberg, Bamberg
Just Prints Show - Salwa Zeidan Gallery, Abu Dhabi
SchauLager - LagerSchau 2. - Galerie St. Johann, Saarbrücken
Map out - Suzanne Tarasiève Galerie, Paris
Immer in Bewegung - Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim
Works from the Collection - von Bartha Collection, Basel
Correnti Internazionali - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Symmetrische Kunst aus Ungarn - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s - San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
World of Trick Art - Mie Prefectural Art Museum, Tsu City
More Than Life! - Pori Taidemuseo / Pori Art Museum, Pori
Le Mouvement. Vom Kino zur Kinetik - Museum Tinguely, Basel
Retour vers le futur - Buy-Sellf - CAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux
Grafische Meisterwerke - Galerie Schlichtenmaier - Stuttgart, Stuttgart
Black and Light - Sommer & Kohl, Berlin
2009
Just what is it... - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
RÜCKSCHAU IN DIE MODERNE - Grafik und Malerei im 20. Jahrhundert aus der Sammlung Richard H. Mayer - Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt/Oder
color continuo 1810... 2010... System und Kunst der Farbe - Görges-Bau, Dresden
Victor Vasarely und 50 Jahre Konstruktive Kunst in Paris - Kunsthalle Messmer, Riegel
FLASH! - Light and Movement - Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere
Uma Aventura Moderna - Coleção de Arte Renault - Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo
Ring of Truth - Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH
Die Moderne auf Papier - Leihgaben Graphische Sammlung Gast - Junkerhaus Simonskall, Hürtgenwald
Pas nécessaire et pourtant indispensable. 1979-2009 : 30 ans d’art contemporain à Meymac - Abbaye St André - Centre d'art contemporain Meymac, Meymac
Pattern Recognition - The City Gallery, Leicester
Pattern Recognition - Leicester City Art Gallery, Leicester
L'oblique, un regard sur la géométrie contemporaine - Musée du château des Ducs de Wurtemberg, Montbéliard
un été pluriel - Galerie Gimpel & Müller, Paris
Farbklänge - Galerie Thomas, Munich
Victor Vasarely und die konstruktive Kunst aus Frankreich gestern und heute - Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt
über - schneidungen II - Galerie Judith Walker, Weizelsdorf
Correnti Internazionali - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Optical Art from Brunswick - Axel Dick im Kontext der internationalen Op Art-Bewegung - Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
Antes bis Zimmer - Galerie Voigt, Nuremberg
Remain in Light - W139, Amsterdam
Estampes, Modernes Et Contemporaines - Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier, Paris
Begegnung Bauhaus. Kurt Schmidt und Künstler der Avantgarde - von Kandinsky bis Vasarely - Kunstsammlung Gera - Orangerie, Gera
L'europa Degli Informali – Dal Dopoguerra Agli Anni Sessanta - Palazzo Panizza, Turin
"Alles" - Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
EXPLORANDO EL SUR - El universalismo constructivo y otras tendencias en América Latina - Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo MEIAC, Badajoz
Collectors & Collections - Sponder Gallery, Miami, FL
Collectors & Collections - Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
Collectors & Collections - Baker Sponder Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
Spin - QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, QLD
2008
Niemand bedarf der Bedürftingen - Galerie Sandra Buergel, Berlin
"Gmunder Symposien" - Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz
Galleria Grafica Collection No.16 - Galleria Grafica Tokyo, Tokyo
klein maar fijn - Galerie De Rijk, The Hague
Dorotheum comes to Moscow - Stella Art Foundation, Moscow
Nur der Schein trügt nicht - Situation Kunst, Bochum
oko zwiedzione - Galeria EL - Centrum Sztuki w Elbl?gu, Elbl?g
Op Art Revisited - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
16th Biennale of Sydney - Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
Ganz schön ART-ig - LECKERBISSEN III - Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm
Highlights from the Dorothy M. Skinner and John S. Cook Bequest - Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA
escalera de color - exposición colectiva - Galería Cayón, Madrid
revolução cinética - MNAC - Museu do Chiado, Lisbon
Abstraits Construits. Collection Du Centre De La Gravure Et De L'image Imprimée À La Louvière - Maison de la Culture Namur, Namur
Schaulust - Die Kunst des Sehens und des Täuschens - Kunsthalle Krems, Krems
Pop and Op - Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
Linie - Modern Art Matters, Zurich
Modern Prints - Klassische Moderne bis Pop Art - Galerie Proarta, Zurich
Sensory Overload: Light, Motion, Sound and the Optical in Art Since 1945 - Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Geiger Vasarely Bill - Farbe zu Fläche zu Raum - Museum Folkwang Essen, Essen
Correnti Internazionali - Saint Phalle- Sanna - Vasarely - - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
2007
Tamaño Real - Galería Cayón, Madrid
Homenaje a Picasso - MNBA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Santiago Chile, Santiago
un parcours II - Galerie Lahumière, Paris
Match Race - Modernistic remixes between now and then - KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg (former Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum), Aalborg
Without Representation - Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL
Grafica Internazionale - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Museu da Solidariedade - Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba
Ins rechte Licht gerückt - Kunst eines Jahrhunderts - Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen, Tuttlingen
Vanguardia histórica - grabado - Galería Cayón, Madrid
White-Black - Vasarely Museum, Budapest
Twin Bill - Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
Shining Spirit: Westheimer Family Collection - Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
Doppio sogno: 2RC tra artista e artefice - Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan
Raumfüller - Rudolf Budja Galerie / Artmosphere Salzburg, Salzburg
Lo[s] Cinético[s] - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
The Optical Edge - Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York City, NY
After Image: Optical Art of the 1960s - Loretta Howard Gallery, New York City, NY
Op Art - Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main
OPTIC NERVE: Perceptual Art of the 1960s - Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Ausgerechnet… Mathematik und Konkrete Kunst - Museum im Kulturspeicher, Würzburg
Op Art Revisited - Selections from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery - San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Living Color - Vasarely Museum, Budapest
Geiger meets colleagues - Galerie Geiger, Konstanz
2006
Weihnachtsausstellung - Künstler der Galerie - M-ART Galerie, Hamburg
Autour du Blanc. Exposition de goupe - Galerie Lahumière, Paris
Bewegung im Quadrat - Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch
Real and virtual spaces - Vasarely Museum, Budapest
Géométrie en liberté - Galerie Lélia Mordoch, Paris
Sztuka Optyczna i Kinetyczna ze Zbiorow Muzeum Chelmskiego - Muzeum Nadwislanskie, Kazimierz Dolny
Tapestries - Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL
60th Anniversary Show - Gimpel Fils, London
Mirada múltiple - Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Bilbao
Obra Gráfica - N2 galeria, Barcelona
Pluridimensión - Galería Cayón, Madrid
The Expanded Eye. Sehen - entgrenzt und verflüssigt - Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
Black & Blue - Robert Miller Gallery, New York City, NY
Täuschungsmanöver - Optische Irritationen und visuelle Manipulationen - Kunsthalle Würth, Schwäbisch Hall
CORRENTI INTERNAZIONALI " FRANCO SANNA - VICTOR VASARELY - ANDY WARHOL - - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Geometric Abstraction and Color Function: Two Generations - D. Wigmore Fine Art, Inc., New York City, NY
Ciccillo - acervo mac usp - Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo
Aus Freude am Sammeln - Galerie Schlichtenmaier - Stuttgart, Stuttgart
zero - sammlung lenz schönberg 1956-2006 - Museum der Moderne Salzburg Mönchsberg, Salzburg
LECKERBISSEN II - Fischerplatz Galerie, Ulm
2005
Arte Moderna e Contemporanea - N. Saint Phalle, F. Sanna , V. Vasarely, E. Vedova. - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Prélude - Dessins, gouaches, collages - Galerie Lahumière, Paris
Eröffnungsausstellung - SQUARE - Die Sammlung Marli Hoppe-Ritter - Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch
In neuer Frische - Neupräsentation der Sammlung - Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
Forme - Esprit - Galerie Schlichtenmaier - Stuttgart, Stuttgart
Masterprints aus Privatsammlungen - Galerie Erhard Witzel, Wiesbaden
"Argumenta" - Atlas Sztuki, Lodz
Inventur III - Galerie Keim, Stuttgart
Prague Biennale 2 - Karlin Hall, Prague
L’Œil moteur- Art optique et cinétique, 1950-1975 - Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCS), Strasbourg
Totally Geometric - Abstraction from the permanent Collection - Purchase College, State University of New York, Purchase, NY
40 grafica opera prima - Milan Dobes Museum, Bratislava
Amish Quilts: Kaleidoscope of Color - From the Collection of Faith and Stephen B - Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
The Enigma of Modernity - Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art - Budapest, Budapest
Von Spitzweg bis Baselitz - Streifzüge durch die Sammlung Würth - Museum Würth, Künzelsau
2004
Human Presence: Works from the Museum´s Collection - San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Geometrical abstraction and op art - Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, Skopje
Beyond Geometry - Experiments in Form 1940s-70s - MAM - Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Attraversare Genova. Percorsi e linguaggi internazionali del contemporaneo. - Villa Croce Museo d´Arte Contemporanea, Genoa
Algorithmische Revolution. Zur Geschichte der interaktiven Kunst - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
Arte anni 90 - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Arte contemporanea anni 80 - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Klassische Moderne bis Minimal - Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen
25 Jahre Wilhelm-Hack-Museum - 25 Jahre Sammeln - Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
Africa - Beauty and Disaster - Galerie Beyeler, Basel
Interiors/Exteriors, - Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
Arte Moderna e Contemporanea - Arman - Niki De Saint Phalle - Franco Sanna -Victor Vasarely - Emilio Vedova- - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
2003
Artists Design Textlies - Dean Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Paris 1945 bis 1965 - Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz
I Protagonisti - Galleria L'Incontro, Chiari, Bs
Renault Collection - Contemporary French Art - Sompo Japan Museum of Art, Tokyo
Maestri di ieri e di oggi. - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Guest Art. Das Kunsthaus mit Leihgaben zu Gast - ewz-Unterwerk Selnau, Zurich
Sammlung Holze - Konkrete Kunst - Von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal
Zero - Die Europäische Vision - Sammlung Lenz Schönberg - RLB Kunstbrücke, Innsbruck
Correnti Internazionali " H. Hartung - P. Picasso - R. Rauschenberg - F. Sanna - V. Vasarely " - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Photo - Kunst - 1852 - 2002 - Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart
2002
Grandi Maestri - opere fine anni 70 - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
I protagonisti dell'arte - Galleria L'Incontro, Chiari, Bs
Good vibrations: the legacy of Op Art in Australia - Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, VIC
Sammlung Hellmut und Norli Czerny - Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz
Transparences - Galerie Lélia Mordoch, Paris
Arte Múltipla - Galeria 111 - Lisboa, Lisbon
Moderna Museet C/O Magasin 3 - Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm
Serigrafie – the best selection - Brunnhofer Galerie KG, Linz
2001
Oeuvres sur papier - Galerie Denise René - Espace Marais, Paris
Astratta - Palazzo Cavour, Turin
Grandi Maestri - Dall' astratto al figurativo - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
El Arte Abstracto y la Galería Denise René - Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
>Palomino< - Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst - GfZK, Leipzig
Accrochage de groupe - Galerie Denise René - Espace Marais, Paris
Light and Movement of the Century Abstract Art - Gallery Hyundai, Seoul
Ornament und Abstraktion - Fondation Beyeler, Riehen
The First 10 Years: Selected Works from the Collection - Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin
2000
Times are changing - Auf dem Wege! Aus dem 20. Jahrhundert! - Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen
Art in Central Europe - 1949 - 1999 - Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona
From Cubism to Minimalism - A selection of Works by World Leading Artists - Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran
Arte Moderna e Contemporanea - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
1999
Correnti Internazionali - Hans Hartung - Niki de Saint Phalle - Franco Sanna - Victor Vasarely - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Opere su carta e collage . Arman, Dorazio, Gentilini, Guttuso Hartung, Saint Phalle, Sanna, Scanavino, Vasarely, Vedova - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Art au sol - Espace de l’art concret, Mouans Sartoux
Correnti Internazionali - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Constructions - Pori Taidemuseo / Pori Art Museum, Pori
1998
Beyond art - Voorbij de kunst - MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
Opere anni 70- 80 - Piero Dorazio - Hans Hartung - Franco Sanna - Emilio Scanavino - Victor Vasarely. - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Weather Everything - Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst - GfZK, Leipzig
Ungarn; Avangarde im 20. Jahrhundert - Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz
Arte Contemporanea Internazionale - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Correnti Internazionali - Arman - Hartung - Saint Phalle - Sanna - Vasarely - Vedova - - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Accrochage - Galerie Uwe Sacksofsky, Heidelberg
1997
ARTE MODERNA CONTEMPORANEA - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
jenseits von Kunst - Neue Galerie Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz
1996
Graphik und Originale - Galerie Uwe Sacksofsky, Heidelberg
MAESTRI INTERNAZIONALI " opere anni 80 - 90 " - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
10 ans de peinture 1945 - 1955 - Galerie Natalie Seroussi, Paris
1995
Bestandsaufnahme XII - Galerie m Bochum, Bochum
1994
Europa, Europa - Das Jahrhundert der Avantgarde in Mittel- und Osteuropa - Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
1993
Dipinto di Blu - Galleria Melesi, Lecco
ARTE INTERNAZIONALE " Cesar - J .Mirò - N. Saint Phalle - F.Sanna - V. Vasarely - - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Streifzüge durchs Depot - Konstruktive und Konkrete Kunst aus den Magazinen - Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
Z Chelmskiej Kolekcji - Galeria Rzezby, Warsaw
Collettiva in Bianco e Nero - Galleria Melesi, Lecco
1992
Opere su carta " - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Lyon, ?ódz? : Muzeum Sztuki w ?odzi, 1931-1992 - Musée d'Art Contemporain Lyon, Lyon
1991
La Vitesse - Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
1990
ARTE INTERNAZIONALE - ARMAN - CESAR - HARTUNG - SANNA - VASARELY - VEDOVA - - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
1989
Opere su carta - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
1988
Zero, un movimiento europeo - Fundación Juan March, Madrid
20Th Century Modern Art and Tapestry - Gana Art Gallery, Seoul
1987
Rückblick - Eine Sammlung der 60er Jahre - Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz
Arte Internazionale Arman - Cesar - S. Francis - G. Grosz - P. Picasso - R. Rauschenberg - F. Sanna - E. Scanavino - - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Mathematik in der Kunst der letzten dreißig Jahre - Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen
Arte Moderna Internazionale - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
1986
Trends in Geometric Abstact Art - Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Arte Contemporanea - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Point, ligne, plan - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
1985
Contrasts of Form: Geometric Abstract Art 1910-1980 - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Correnti Internazionali - Galleria La Fenice, Sassari
Les vingt ans du Musée à travers sa collection - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
1984
Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection - Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Hokkaido
Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection - National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo (MOMAT), Tokyo
Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection - Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY
Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection - IMA, Indianapolis, IN
1983
Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection - Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection - New Orleans Museum of Art NOMA, New Orleans, LA
Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection - San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
1982
Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection - Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
1981
Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection - Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection - The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection - The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
1980
Five Centuries of Master Prints - Missoula Art Museum MAM, Missoula, MT
Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection - Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA
Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection - Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection - Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - MCASD La Jolla, La Jolla, CA
Internationale Grafiek - Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem
Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection - Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Colección Leopoldo Rodríguez Alcalde. Grabado Contemporáneo - Museo de Bellas Artes de Santander, Santander
1979
Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1978
The Book of the Arts of Artists' Books - Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran
1977
Serielle Konzepte - Galerie Mueller-Roth, Stuttgart
1976
Stuart, Graubner, Shinoda, Filliou, Cousins, Vasarely, Hüppi, Sauer - Galerie Schmela, Dusseldorf
1974
Multiples. Ein Versuch, die Entwicklung des Auflagenobjekts darzustellen - NBK - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
Alcoa Collection of Contemporary Art - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
1970
Popular Mechanics in Printmaking - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
The Sidney and Harriet Janis Collection - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
1969
ars porcellana - Galerie nächst St. Stephan - Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
1968
documenta 4 - Documenta, Kassel
Light in Movement - Arnolfini, Bristol
Word and Image: Posters and Typography from the Graphic Design Collection of the Museum of Modern Art 1879-1967 - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
1967
Graphik International - Galerie nächst St. Stephan - Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
Vom Bauhaus bis zur Gegenwart - Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg
Spectrum der Farbe - Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
1966
Tendenzen Structuraler Kunst - Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
1965
Personal Choice: Paintings and Sculpture from Houston Private Collections - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
The Responsive Eye - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
French Abstract Tapestry - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
1964
Mouvement 2 - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
Guggenheim International Award 1964 - Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin
Bewegung Mouvement - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
documenta 3 - Documenta, Kassel
Hard Edge - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
Tapisseries d’Aubusson - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
1963
Moderne Galerie der Stadt Krefeld - Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin
1960
Album - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
1959
Internationale Ausstellung Graphik der Gegenwart 1959 - Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
documenta 2 - Documenta, Kassel
Französische Graphik - Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
1958
Europäische Graphik der Gegenwart - Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
Hommage à Léon Degand - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
Mondrian, Rompel, Vasarely - Galerie Schmela, Dusseldorf
1957
Junge Graphik aus Paris - Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
Suvremena umjetnost I. didakti?ka izložba: apstraktna umjetnost Bloc, Pillet, Vasarely, serigrafije - MSU - Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Zagreb
1956
Mortensen, Vasarely - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
10 ans de peinture française 1945-1955 - Musee de Grenoble, Grenoble
1955
documenta 1 - Documenta, Kassel
Art 1955 - Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Rouen
Le Mouvement - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
1954
2ème Album de sérigraphie en collaboration avec Art d’Aujourd’hui - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
Bloc, Dewasne, Deyrolle, Herbin, Mortensen, Poliakoff, Vasarely - Musée de l’art Wallon, Liège
1953
Denise René présente - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
Die Gruppe Denise René- Die Gruppe Hamburg - Museum für Völkerkunde, Hamburg
Denise René Présente : Dewasne, Deyrolle, Jacobsen, Mortensen, Vasarely. - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
1952
Diagonale - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
12 tapisseries inédites exécutées par les ateliers Tabard à Aubusson - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
Klar Form, 20 Artistes De L’ecole De Paris - Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
1950
Quelques aspects de l’art d’aujourd’hui - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
1949
Linien 1949 - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
Quelques aspects de la peinture présente - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
1948
Tendances de l’art abstrait - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris
1947
Peintures abstraites - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris


AWARDS

1964: Guggenheim Prize
1970: French Chevalier de L'Ordre de la Légion d'honneur
Art Critics Prize, Brussels
Gold Medal at the Milan Triennale
Museum Fondation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence

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Victor Vasarely

Operenccia

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Bianco

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