Chronik

1923
Born in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
1942
Recipient, scholarship from the Guyana regional authority to study at the Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Artes Aplicadas in Caracas, Venezuela
1947
Appointed director of the School of Art in the small town of Maracaibo, Venezuela
1950
Embarked from the port of La Guaira on an Italian cargo ship bound for Europe and immediately took a train to Paris, France
1951
Attended lectures by Léon Degand entitled From Figuration to Abstraction at the Atelier d'Art Abstrait, Paris, France
1960
Recipient, Venezuelan National Painting Award
1968
Recipient, Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France
1972
Recipient, Orden Andrés Bello en Primer Grado, Caracas, Venezuela
1973
Opening of Jesús Soto Museum of Modern Art in Ciudad Bolívar, Venezuela
1999
Recipient, Doctor Honoris Causa de la Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela
2005
Died in Paris, France

Ausstellungen

2010
Black and Light, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin, Germany
2009
Jesús Rafael Soto, Galerie Max Hetzler, Zimmerstrasse, Berlin, Germany
Galería Cayón: Materia Gris, Galería Cayón, Madrid, Spain
Latitudes: Mestres Latino-americanos na Coleção FEMSA, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
Instalações, Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2008
Jesús R. Soto, Galería Elvira González, Madrid, Spain
Latitudes: Maestros Latinoamericanos en la Colección FEMSA, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Diagonal, Galería Cayón, Madrid, Spain
Facets, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC
16th Biennale of Sydney, Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Las Implicaciones de la Imagen (The Implications of Image), Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico City, Mexico
2007
Latin American Art in the Berardo Collection, Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna, Sintra, Portugal
Sammlung Gutmann, Haus Konstruktiv, Stiftung für konstruktive und konkrete Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland
Tamaño Real , Galería Cayón, Madrid, Spain
The Geometry of Hope, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
2006
Jesús Rafael Soto: Visioni in Movimento, Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy
Jesus Rafael Soto: Vision en Movimiento, Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Estrecho Dudoso, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica
Zéro, Musée d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France
Art on the Edge, Omaha, NE
2005
Jesús Rafael Soto, Visión en Movimiento, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
Jesús Rafael Soto, Venezuela, Molaa Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
Soto: A Construção da Imaterialidade, Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil
Soto: A Construção da Imaterialidade, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil
Outside Europe: Aus der Sammlung DaimlerChrysler, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany
Das Progressive, Museum Basel, Haus Konstruktiv, Stiftung für Konstruktive und Konkrete Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland
2004
Jesús-Rafael Soto, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX
Jesús-Rafael Soto, Galerie Denise René, Espace Marais, Paris, France
Beyond Geometry, Experiments in Form 1940s-70s, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Attraversare Genova, Percorsi e Linguaggi Internazionali del Contemporaneo, Villa Croce Museo d´Arte Contemporanea, Genoa, Italy
Algorithmische Revolution, Zur Geschichte der Interaktiven Kunst, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
The Daimler Chrysler Collection, Iziko South African National Art Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2003
Jesús-Rafael Soto, Galerie Denise René, Espace Marais, Paris, France
Soto, Galerie Denise René, Rive Gauche, Paris, France
On the Edge: Contemporary Art from the Daimler Chrysler Collection, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Aperceptions, Guislain, États d'Art, Paris, France
The Daimler Chrysler Collection, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
2002
Arte Múltipla, Galeria 111, Lisbon, Portugal
Moderna Museet C/O Magasin 3, Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
2001
El Arte Abstracto y la Galería Denise René, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
SITE Santa Fe's Fourth International Biennial, Santa Fe, NM
Accrochage de Groupe, Galerie Denise René, Espace Marais, Paris, France
Bienal 50 Anos, Núcleo Histórico, Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
2000
From Cubism to Minimalism: A selection of Works by World Leading Artists, Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran
1999
Bis 2000 Deutsche und Internationale Kunst Seit 1960, Galerie Neher GmbH & Co. KG, Essen, Germany
1998
Exposição Retrospectiva de Jesús Rafael Soto, SEEC, Casa Andrade Muricy, Curitiba, Brazil
Jesús Rafael Soto, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay
1997
Jesús Rafael Soto: Retrospectiva, Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Jesús Rafael Soto: Retrospektive, Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, Germany
Bienal do Mercosul, Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
1996
Transformers: A Moving Experience, Wellington City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
23rd Bienal de São Paulo, Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Colección Permanente: Novas Incorporacións, Colección Fundación Arco, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
1990
Jesus Rafael Soto, Quadrat Bottrop, Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, Germany
Konkret Zehn, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany
1988
Zero, Un Movimiento Europeo, Fundación Juan March, Madrid, Spain
1986
Point, Ligne, Plan, Musée d´Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
1984
Soto, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
Ein Anderes Klima: A Different Climate (II), Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
1979
Soto: Oeuvres Actuelles, Centre Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France
1974
Jesús Rafael Soto, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (solo)
1961
Bewogen Beweging, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Öffentliche Sammlungen

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA
Tate Britain, London, UK
Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, Skopje, Macedonia
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia