I am a Madí painter. Madí is a philosophical and ethical position. Among its premises is that the universe is geometric and that an artwork is not restricted to an established limit.
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Born in 1913 in Rivera, Uruguay
Died in 2010 in Paris, France

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Selected titles in our library

Alberro, Alexander. Abstraction in reverse. The reconfigured spectator in mid-twentieth-century Latin American art. Chicago and London, University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Kinesthesia. Latin American Kinetic Art, 1954-1969. Exhibition catalogue, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California, USA, August 26, 2017 - January 15, 2018. With texts by Dan Cameron, Jesús Fuenmayor, María José Herrera, Frederico Morais, Héctor Olea, Cristian Rossi, and Isabel Plante. Munich/London/New York, Prestel DelMonico, 2017.

Making Art Concrete. Works from Argentina and Brazil in the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. With texts by Aleca Le Blanc, and Pia Gottschaller. Los Angeles, Getty Publications, 2017.

Anthonissen, Anton, and Evert van Straaten. De Stijl. 100 jaar inspiratie. De nieuwe beelding en de internationale kunst 1917-2017. Zwolle, Waanders Uitgevers, 2016.

Verboamérica. Collection catalogue, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires, Argentina. With texts by Agustín Pérez Rubio, and Andrea Giunta. Buenos Aires, MALBA, 2016.

Barnitz, Jacqueline. Twentieth-Century art of Latin America. Revised and expanded edition. Austin, University of Texas Press, 2015.

Arden Quin. Retrospective exhibition 1938-2009. Exhibition catalogue, Durban Segnini Gallery, Miami, USA, March - June 2014. With a text by Raúl Santana. Miami, Florida, Durban Segnini Gallery, 2014.

Spielobjekte. Die Kunst der Möglichkeiten. Exhibition catalogue, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland, February 19 - May 11, 2014. With texts by Annja Müller-Alsbach, Frederik Schikowski (et al.). Heidelberg and Berlin, Kehrer, 2014.

Pini, Ivonne. Abstracción geométrica en América Latina. Textos antológicos Arte en Colombia / ArtNexus. Bogotá, Arte en Colombia, 2013.

Dynamo. Un siècle de lumière et de mouvement dans l'art 1913-2013. Exhibition catalogue, Grand Palais, Paris, France, April 10 - July 22, 2013. With texts by Serge Lemoine, Matthieu Poirier (et al.). Paris, Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais, 2013.

Modernités plurielles 1905-1970 dans les collections du Musée national d'art moderne. Exhibition catalogue, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, October 23, 2013 - January 26, 2015. With texts by Catherine Grenier, Marion Guibert, Michel Gauthier, Sophie Orlando (et al.). Paris, Centre Pompidou, 2013.

Intercambio global. Abstracción geométrica desde 1950 = A global exchange. Geometric Abstraction since 1950. Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2012. With texts by Joe Houson, Juan Melé (et al.). Buenos Aires, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, 2012.

Pulsos de la abstracción en Latinoamérica. Colección Ella Fontanals-Cisneros = Pulses of abstraction in Latin America. The Ella Fontanals-Cisneros collection. Collection catalogue. With texts by Jesús Fuenmayor, Mari Carmen Rodríguez (et al.). Miami, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Madrid, Turner, 2012.

América fría. La abstracción geométrica en Latinoamérica (1934-1973). Exhibition catalogue, Fundación Juan March, Madrid, February 11 - May 15, 2011. With texts by Osbel Suárez (et al.). Madrid, Fundación Juan March, 2011.

ArtNexus Brasil en Colombia. Artnexus, Arte en Colombia. Antología de textos. Edited by Adriano Pedrosa. Bogotá, ArtNexus / Arte en Colombia, 2011.

Cold America. Geometric abstraction in Latin America (1934-1973). Exhibition catalogue, Fundación Juan March, Madrid, February 11 - May 15, 2011. With texts by Osbel Suárez (et al.). Madrid, Fundación Juan March, 2011.

García, María Amalia. El arte abstracto. Intercambios culturales entre Argentina y Brasil. Buenos Aires, Siglo Veintiuno, 2011.

Guide Malba collection. Collection catalogue, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires, Argentina. With texts by Marcelo Pacheco. Buenos Aires, Malba - Fundación Costantini, 2011.

Cuno, James, John Elderfield, and Ariel Jiménez. A constructive vision. Latin American abstract art fom the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. New York, Fundación Cisneros, 2010.

Oliveras, Elena. Arte cinético y neocinetismo. Hitos y nuevas manifestaciones en el siglo XXI. Buenos Aires, Emecé, 2010.

Carmelo Arden Quin. Exhibition catalogue, Centro Cultural de España, Montevideo, Uruguay, November 2010. With a text by Neldon Di Maggio, manifestos by the artist and statements on the artist by Enio Iommi, Jorge Glusberg (et al.). Montevideo, Centro Cultural de España, 2010.

Carmelo Arden Quin. Geometría en mutación. Exhibition catalogue, Galería de las Misiones, José Ignacio, summer 2010. With a text by Manuel Neves. Montevideo, Galería de las Misiones, 2010.

Constructive spirit. Abstract art in South and North America, 1920s-50s. Exhibition catalogue, Newark Museum, February 17 - May 23, 2010, Amon Carter Museum, Forth Worth, June 26 - September 5, 2010. Edited by Mary Kate O'Hare, with contributions by Cecilia de Torres (et al.). San Francisco, Pomegranate, 2010.

Géometrie hors limites. Art contemporain latino-américain. Collection Jean et Colette Cherqui = Geometry beyond limits. Exhibition catalogue, Maison de l'Amérique Latine, Paris, France, February 11 - March 26, 2010. With texts by Domitille d'Orgeval, Serge Lemoine (et al.). Milano, 5 Continents, 2010.

Vibración. Moderne Kunst aus Lateinamerika. The Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection. Exhibition catalogue, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, September 17, 2010 - January 30, 2011. With texts by Juan Ledezma (et al.).

Amérique latine, un certain art abstrait. Exhibition catalogue, Musée de L'Annonciade, St. Tropez, March 22 - June 23, 2008. WIth a text by Jean-Paul Monery. Gand, Editions Snoeck, 2008.

Salle, Alexandre de la. Carmelo Arden Quin. 1935-1958. Editions L'image et la parole, 2008.

Mestizo. Una historia del arte latinoamericano 9. Punto, línea, plano. Buenos Aires, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, 2008. (DVD 30 min)

Mouvement Madi International, Buenos Aires 1946 - Paris 2008. Exhibition catalogue, Maison de L'Amérique Latine, Paris, January 17 - April 2, 2008. With an introduction by Jean Branchet. Paris, Maison de l'Amérique Latine, 2008.

Carmelo Arden Quin. Coplanales (1946-2007). Exhibition brochure, Casa de la Cultura, Buenos Aires, September 25 - October 21, 2007. With a text by Raúl Santana. Buenos Aires, Fondo Nacional de las Artes,

Carmelo Arden Quin. Exposition rétrospective. Exhibition catalogue, Galerie Drouart, Paris, France, 2007. With texts by Daniel Schidlower, Domitille d'Orgeval (et al.). Paris, Galerie Drouart, 2007.

Consonancia. La abstracción geométrica en Argentina y Venezuela. Años 40 y 50. With texts by Adolfo Wilson. Caracas, Artesanogroup, 2007.

Constructing a poetic universe: The Diane and Bruce Halle collection of Latin American Art. Exhibition catalogue, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA, March 11 - June 10, 2007. With texts by Beverly Adams (et al.). London/New York, Merrell Publishers, 2007.

Campodónico, Miguel Ángel. Diccionario de la cultura uruguaya. Montevideo, Linardi y Risso, 2007.

Cecere, Saverio and Michela. Nervo vago. An anthology of Madi 1996-2007. Penta, Salerno, Gutenberg, 2007.

The geometry of hope. Latin American abstract art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros collection. Exhibition catalogue, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin, February 20 - April 22, 2007, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, September 12 - December 8, 2007. With texts by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro (et al.). Austin, Blanton Museum of Art, 2007.

Arden Quin. Now = Ahora = Actuellement = Mohaya = Zur Zeit = Attualmente = Agora. Exhibition brochure, Durban Segnini Gallery, Miami, Florida, May - July 2006. With a text by Carlos M. Luis. Miami, Durban Segnini Gallery, 2006.

Gradowczyk, Mario H.. Arte abstracto. Cruzando líneas desde el sur. Caseros, Unversidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero, 2006.

Certain encounters. Daros-Latinamerica Collection. Exhibition catalogue, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, April 7 - June 4, 2006. With texts by Keith Wallace, Tonel, and Juan A. Gaitán. Vancouver, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, 2006.

Cruce de miradas. Visiones de América Latina. Colección Cisneros. Exhibition catalogue, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, August 2 - October 22, 2006. With texts by Ariel Jiménez (et al.). Mexico City, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, 2006.

The sites of Latin American abstraction = Los sitios de la abstracción latinoamericana. Exhibition catalogue, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, December 6, 2006 - February 18, 2007. Edited by Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Texts by Juan Ledezma (et al.). Miami, Cifo, 2006.

Carmelo Arden Quin. El geometrismo incesante. Formas y miradas. Plaquetas del museo, No. 2, November 2005. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Caraffa, Córdoba, Argentina, June 22 - July 8, 2005. With texts by Antonio Oviedo, Claudia Laudanno, and Daniel Capardi. Córdoba, Museo Caraffa, 2005.

Santana, Raúl. Huellas del ojo. Mirada al arte argentino. Buenos Aires, Asunto Impreso Ediciones, 2005.

L'oeil moteur. Art optique et cinétique, 1950 - 1975. Exhibition catalogue, Musée d'Art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, May 13 - September 25, 2005. With texts by Emmanuel Guigon (et al.). Strasbourg, Les Musées de Strasbourg, 2005.

Madi art, optic and kinetic exhibition. Exhibition catalogue, Durban Segnini Gallery, Caracas, November, 2005 - January, 2006. With a text by Carlos M. Luis. Caracas, Durban Segnini Gallery, 2005.

Quinta Bienal do Mercosul. Da escultura à instalação. Núcleo contemporâneo. A (Re)invenção do espaço. Núcleo histórico. Fronteiras da linguagem. Exposição especial. Exhibition catalogue, Bienal de Artes Visuais do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 30 - December 4, 2005. With texts by Paulo Sergio Duarte and Gaudêncio Fidelis. Porto Alegre, Fundação Bienal de Artes Visuais do Mercosul, 2005.

Quinta Bienal do Mercosul. Uma história concisa da Bienal do Mercosul. Exhibition catalogue, Bienal de Artes Visuais do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, September 30 - December 4, 2005. With a text by Gaudêncio Fidelis. Porto Alegre, Fundação Bienal de Artes Visuais do Mercosul, 2005.

Ruth Benzacar. Catalogue in honor of R. Benzacar, edited by Fundación Espigas, with texts by Daniel Larriqueta and Victoria Verlichak. Buenos Aires, Fundación Espigas, 2005.

Beyond geometry. Experiments in form, 1940s-70s. Published in conjunction with the exhibition at the County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, June 13 - October 3, 2004, Miami Art Museum, Miami, USA, November 18, 2004 - May 1, 2005. With texts by Lynn Zelevansky, Ines Katzenstein (et al.). Cambridge, Mass., London, The MIT Press, 2004.

Inverted utopias. Avant-garde art in Latin America. Catalogue published in conjunction with the exhibition at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, June 20 - September 12, 2004. With essays by Mari Carmen Ramírez, Héctor Olea (et al.). New Haven and London, Yale University Press / Houston, Texas, The Museum of Fine Arts, 2004.

Larroca, Oscar. La mirada de Eros. Aproximación a la temática erótica en las artes visuales y otros ensayos vinculados a la creación artística. Montevideo, H Editores, 2004.

Arte Latinoamericano Siglo XX = 20th Century Latin American Art. Obras = Works Malba-Colección Costantini. Collection catalogue, Malba, Buenos Aires. Edited by Victoria Noorthoorn and María Amalia García. With texts by Patricia Artundo (et al.). Buenos Aires, Malba, 2003.

Geo-metrías. Abstracción geométrica latinoamericana en la Colección Cisneros = Geo-Metries. Latin American geometric art from the Cisneros Collection. Exhibition catalogue, Malba, Buenos Aires, March 14 - May 19, 2003. With a text by Ariel Jiménez and an interview between Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Luis Pérez Oramas. Buenos Aires, Malba, 2003.

Geo-metrías. Abstracción geométrica latinoamericano en la Colección Cisneros. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, July 3 - October 26, 2003. With texts by Ángel Kalenberg, Ariel Jímenez. Caracas, Fundación Cisneros, 2003.

Cippolini, Rafael. Manifiestos argentinos. Políticas de lo visual 1900-2000. Buenos Aires, Adriana Hidalgo, 2003.

Movimiento Madí Internacional. Colección MACLA. Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Latinoamericano MACLA, la Plata, Argentina, 2003. With texts by Nelly Perazzo and César López Osornio. La Plata, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Latinoamericano MACLA, 2003.

Arte abstracto argentino. Exhibition catalogue, Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea de Bergamo, December 2002 - March 2003, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, May - August 2003. Texts by Marcelo Pacheco (et al.). Buenos Aires, Fundación Proa, 2002.

Arte astratta argentina. Exhibition catalogue, Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, December 2002 - March 2003, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, July - September 2003. With texts by Marcelo Pacheco (et al.). Bergamo, Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea; Buenos Aires, Fundación Proa, 2002.

Esteban Lisa. De Arturo al Di Tella (1944-1963). Exhibition catalogue, Ruth Benzacar Galería de Arte, Buenos Aires, August 7 - September 14, 2002. With a text by Mario H. Gradowczyk. Buenos Aires, Ruth Benzacar, 2002.

Abstract art from the Río de la Plata, Buenos Aires and Montevideo. 1933 - 1953. Catalogue, published on the occasion of the exhibition at The Americas Society, New York, September 11 - December 9, 2001. With essays by Mario H. Gradowczyk and Nelly Parazzo (et al.). New York, The Americas Society, 2001.

Confrontaciones. Arden Quin - Enio Iommi. Brochure, published in conjunction with an exhibition at The Del Infinito Arte Gallery, Buenos Aires, Ocotber 2001. WIth a text by Claudia Laudanno. Buenos Aires, Del Infinito Arte, 2001.

El arte abstracto y la galería Denise René. Exhibition catalogue, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, September 18 - November 18, 2001. With texts by Serge Fauchereau (et al.). Las Palmas, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, 2001.

Geometric abstraction. Latin american art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros collection = Abstracción geométrica. Arte latinomericano en la colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. Exhibition catalogue, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Mass., March 3 - November 4, 2001. With essays by Yve-Alain Bois (et al.). New Haven/London, Yale University Press, 2001.

Malba. Colección Costantini. Collection catalogue, Malba - Colección Costantini. With texts by Patricia Artundo (et al.). Mexico, Landucci Editores, 2001.

Piglia, Ricardo, Juan Forn, and Mercedes Casanegra. Pintura Argentina. Panorama del período 1810 - 2000. Abstracción I. Buenos Aires, Banco Velox, 2001.

Barnitz, Jacqueline. Twentieth-Century art of Latin America. Austin, University of Texas Press, 2001.

Bayón, Damián. América Latina en sus artes. Mexico City, Siglo Veintiuno, 2000.

Casanegra, Mercedes (ed.). Pintura del Mercosur. Una selección del período 1950-1980. Buenos Aires, El Ateneo, 2000.

Versiones del sur. Heterotopías. Medio siglo sin-lugar 1918 - 1968. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, December 12, 2000 - February 27, 2001. Edited by Mari Carmen Ramírez and Héctor Olea. Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 2000.

Claves del arte lationoamericano. Colección Costantini. Exhibition catalogue, Fundación "la Caixa", Madrid, April 16 - June 6, 1999. With texts by Marcelo E. Pacheco, Juan Manuel Bonet. Madrid, Fundación "la Caixa", 1999.

A coleção Costantini no Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro. Exhibition catalogue, Museo de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro 1998. By Marcelo E. Pacheco. Rio de Janeiro, Museu de Arte Moderna, 1998.

Gassen, Richard W.. Kunst im Aufbruch. Abstraktion zwischen 1945 und 1959. Ostfildern-Ruit, Hatje, 1998.

Arden Quin. Exhibition catalogue, Fundación Arte y Tecnología, Madrid, Spain, March 12 - May 4, 1997. With a text by Maria Lluïsa Borràs and manifestos by the artist. Madrid, Fundación Telefónica, 1997.

Arte madi. Exhibition catalogue, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, July 1 - October 27, 1997, Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz, November 7, 1997 - January 11, 1998. With esssays by Maria Lluïsa Borràs (et al.). Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 1997.

López Anaya, Jorge. Historia del arte argentino. Buenos Aires, Emecé, 1997.

I Bienal de artes visuais do Mercosul = I Bienal de artes visuales del Mercosur. Exhibition catalogue, 1st Biennial of Mercosur, Porto Alegre, October 2 - November 30, 1997. With texts by Frederico Morais (et al). Porto Alegre, Fundação Bienal, 1997.

Gutiérrez Viñuales, Rodrigo, and Ramón Gutiérrez (eds.). Pintura, escultura y fotografía en Iberoamérica, siglos XIX y XX. Madrid, Cátedra, 1997.

Argentina 1920-1994. Art from Argentina. Exhibition cataloque, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, October 2 - December 31, 1994, Royal College of Art Galleries, London, April 13 - April 23, 1995. Edited by David Elliott. Oxford, Museum of Modern Art, 1994.

Latin American artists of the twentieth century. Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, June 6 - September 7, 1993. Edited by Waldo Rasmussen with Fatima Bercht and Elizabeth Ferrer. New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1993.

L'art de l'Amérique Latine 1911-1968. Exhibition catalogue, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, November 12, 1992 - January 11, 1993. With texts by Alain Sayag, Waldo Rasmussen (et al.). Paris, Musée nationale d'art moderne Centre Georges Pompidou, 1992.(includes text "Guérilla culturelle" by Julio Le Parc, from magazine Robho 1968)

Artistas latinomericanos del siglo XX = Latin American artists of the twentieth century. Exhibition catalogue, Estación Plaza de Armas, Sevilla, Spain, August 11 - October 12, 1992, Centre Georges Pompidou and Hôtel des Arts, Paris, France, November 10/19, 2003 - January 11, 1993, Kunsthalle Cologne, Germany, February 8 - April 25, 1993, Museum of Modern Art, New York, June 6 - September 7, 1993. With an essay by Edward J. Sullivan and an introduction by Waldo Rasmussen. New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1992.

Confluencias. Primera exposición de artistas iberoamericanos en Europa. Exhibition catalogue, Centro de Exposiciones y Congresos, Museo Camón Aznar, Zaragoza, Spain, January 15 - February 15, 1992. Zaragoza, Ibercaja, 1992.

Arte concreto invención. Arte Madi. Exhibition at the Haus für konstruktive und konkrete Kunst, Zürich, April 26 - July 14, 1991. With texts by Margrit Weinberg Staber, Nelly Perazzo and Tomás Maldonado. Basel, Galerie von Bartha, 1991.

Art in Latin America. The modern era 1820-1980. Catalogue, published in conjunction with the exhibition held at the Hayward Gallery, London, 1989. Edited by Dawn Ades, with contributions by Guy Brett (et al.). New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1989.

Arte en Iberoamérica 1820-1980. Exhibition catalogue, The Hayward Gallery, London, May 18 - August 6, 1989, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, September 16 - November 19, 1989, Palacio de Velázquez, Madrid, December 14, 1989 - March 4, 1990 . With texts by Dawn Ades (et al.). Madrid, Turner, 1989.

Segunda Bienal de la Habana '86. Catálogo general. Exhibition catalogue, 2nd Habana Biennial, 1986. Edited by Mirta Yánez (et al.). La Habana, Ministerio de Cultura, 1986.

1. Bienal de la Habana 84. Apendice. Exhibition catalogue, 1st Habana Biennial, 1984. La Habana, Dirección de Artes Plásticas, 1984.

1. Bienal de la Habana 84. Catalogo general. Exhibition catalogue, 1st Habana Biennial, Pabellon Cuba, Museo Nacional and Centro Wifredo Lam, La Habana , May 1984. With an introduction by Eliseo Diego. La Habana, Dirección de Artes Plásticas, 1984.

Face à la machine. Exhibition catalogue, Maison de l'Amérique Latine, Paris, France, December 7, 1984 - January 11, 1985. With texts by Damián Bayón, Jacques Leenhardt, and Roberto Pontual. Paris, Maison de l'Amérique Latine, 1984.

Rivera, Jorge B.. Madí y la vanguardia argentina. Buenos Aires, Paidos, 1976.

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