Roberto Matta

(Chilean, 1911 - 2002)

bande a jazz by roberto matta

Roberto Matta

Bande a Jazz, 1976

damne par l'arc en ciel - form the seasons from hell suite by roberto matta

Roberto Matta

damne par l'arc en ciel - Form the Seasons from Hell suite, 1978

hom'mere chaosmos i - image iii by roberto matta

Roberto Matta

hom'mere chaosmos I - image III, 1974

hom'mere chaosmos iv by roberto matta

Roberto Matta

hom'mere chaosmos IV, 1974

hom'mere chaosmos vii by roberto matta

Roberto Matta

hom'mere chaosmos VII, 1974

l' ame du tarot de theleme-5 by roberto matta

Roberto Matta

L' ame du tarot de Theleme-5, 1994



Born in Santiago, Chile
Worked as an interior decorator, Santiago, Chile
1929 - 1931
Studied architecture, Catholic University, Santiago, Chile
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
On invitation by Andre Breton, joined the Surrealist group
1939 - 1948
Lived in New York, USA
1950 - 1954
Lived in Rome, Italy


Oils, sculptures and mixed media, Galleria d'Arte Maggiore, Bologna, Italy
Matta100, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Santiago, Chile
Matta 1911-2011, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Spain
Latitudes, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Descubritorio Matta, Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago, Chile (solo)
Gravures: Roberto Matta, Galerie Renee Ziegler, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
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)
Matta 1938-1971, Galleria de'Foscherari, Bologna, Italy (solo)
Matta in America: Paintings and Drawings of the 1940s, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA (solo)
Matta: Oper Dal 1957 al 1993, Galleria Patrizia Poggi, Ravenna, Italy (solo)
Matta El Ano de los Tres 000, Fundacion Telefonica, Santiago, Chile (solo)
Matta, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (solo)
Borges Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina (solo)