Carmelo Arden Quin

Born in 1913 - Uruguay

BIOGRAPHY

Carmelo Arden Quin, a major figure of geometric art, was born in Uruguay in 1913 and died in 2010. He was a pioneer of geometric abstraction.

Carmelo Arden Quin moved to Paris in 1948. He is a founder and theorist of the Madi group (appeared in Buenos Aires in 1946), which wanted to create a plural, transformable and ludic art. Their first manifesto appeared in 1953 and became famous in the art world, from South America to the Sorbonne.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2012
Atelier Del Tadini, Lovere - Galleria Marelia arte moderna e contemporanea, Bergamo
2011
Carmelo Arden Quin - Galería Braga Menéndez Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires
Arden Quin & Bolivar - Galleria Marelia arte moderna e contemporanea, Bergamo
2010
Carmelo Arden Quin - Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo
Carmelo Arden Quin - Galeria de las Misiones, Montevideo
Carmelo Arden Quin - Galeria de las Misiones, Montevideo
2009
Domaine - Galerie Nery Marino, Paris
Domaine - Galerie Nmarino, Paris
2006
A Celebration Of Geometric Art: Madi Homage To Carmelo Arden Quin - Tarpon Springs Campus, Tarpon Springs, FL


GROUP SHOWS

2014
Confluencias - MACLA Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Latinoamericano, La Plata
Radical Geometry - Modern Art of South America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection - Royal Academy of Arts, London
Materia & Geometría - Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo
Spielobjekte - Die Kunst der Möglichkeiten - Museum Tinguely, Basel
Rojo(S) - Jorge Mara la Ruche Gallery, Buenos Aires
2013
Nuevos Ingresos 2011-2013 - Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo
Modernités Plurielles 1905-1970 - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Sculpture and Objects - GALÉRIA Z, Bratislava
Madi Univerzum - 20 éves A Mobil Madi Múzeum - Kassak Museum, Budapest
2012
Intercambio global. Abstracción geométrica desde 1950 - MACBA - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
2010
VIBRACIÓN. Modern Art from Latin America. The Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection - Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
Abstraction-creation: Post-war Geometric Abstract Art From Europe And South America - Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London
2009
Movement, Light, Space, Time, Dimension and Color: New works by Geometric and MADI artists - Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, Dallas, TX
Papiers - Galerie Nmari?o, Paris
Papiers - Galerie Nery Marino, Paris
La intuición y la estructura De Torres García a Vieira da Silva, 1929-1949 - IVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia
2008
Jubiläumsausstellung: 20 Jahre Galerie Suciu - Galerie Emilia Suciu - konstruktiv-konkrete Kunst, Ettlingen
De Rodchenko a Sol Lewitt - Galerìa Guillermo de Osma, Madrid
Blanco - Exposición de arte contemporáneo - Museo de Arte Tigre, Tigre
Blanco - Exposición de arte contemporáneo - Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires
2006
Neue Künstler, neue Werke - Galerie Emilia Suciu - konstruktiv-konkrete Kunst, Ettlingen
GEOMETRIC, why not? - Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, CA
Ligne Couleur Espace - Galerie Natalie Seroussi, Paris
supreMADIsm - Homage To The Masters Of Russian Constructivism - Moscow museum of modern art - MMOMA, Moscow
Certain Encounters - Daros-Latinamerica Collection - The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
2005
L’Œil moteur- Art optique et cinétique, 1950-1975 - Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCS), Strasbourg
2003
¿Que es MADI? - MACLA Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Latinoamericano, La Plata
Geo-metrías - Abstracción geométrica latinoamericana en la Colección Cisneros - Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo
Arte Abstracto Argentino - Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires
Diversità e Qualità - Sincron Centro culturale arte contemporanea, Brescia
2002
50 años de pintura geométrica latinoamericana - MACLA Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Latinoamericano, La Plata
Kassák a MADI dnes - Gallery of Art Nové Zámky / Galéria umenia v Nových Zámkoch , Nové Zámky
Arte abstracto del Río de la Plata. 1935-1955. Buenos Aires y Montevideo - Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
2001
Outside the Box: Eleven International MADI Artists - Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, FL
"ARTE MADI" - Frei Geometrie - Galerie Emilia Suciu - konstruktiv-konkrete Kunst, Ettlingen
2000
Versiones del Sur: Cinco propuestas en torno al arte en América. Heterotopías. Medio siglo sin-lugar: 1918-1968 - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Art concret - Espace de l’art concret, Mouans Sartoux
1999
Vivre Paris - Espace Fondation EDF, Paris
1998
Arte Madí - Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo MEIAC, Badajoz
1997
1. Bienal do Mercosul - Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre
Arte Madí - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
1996
Colección Costantini - Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo
1993
Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
1991
La Escuela del Sur. El taller Torres-García y su legado - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
1989
Arte en Iberoamérica 1820-1980 - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
1987
19° Bienal de Sao Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo
1952
Diagonale - Galerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, Paris

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