Biography

Antonio Asís

Antonio Asis in the exhibition Un universo vibrante, 2012

Antonio Asís is an Argentine painter and one of the main exponents of Op Art. He began studying art at the National School of Fine Arts when he was 14 years old and later at the Prilidiano Pueyrredón School of Fine Arts. Throughout the 1940s, Assisi explored abstraction and non-representative art in Buenos Aires. In the spring of 1956, Assisi moved to Paris, where he quickly became part of an international circuit of kinetic artists; among others Jesus-Rafael Soto, Jean Tinguely, and Victor Vasarely. Surrounded by this dynamic and aspirational group, he began a series of works in which he investigated how the phenomena of light could be mediated through photography. Soon after, he began to study the vibrations between colors and the many possibilities within monochromatic compositions. Throughout the 1960s, he was exhibited regularly throughout Europe and in 1971, he co-founded the Position group of artists with Argentine artists who lived in Paris and were interested in the experiments of movement, light and kinetics. Asis works are in important institutional collections, including the Cisneros-Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), Miami; National Museum of Modern Art, Georges Pompidou Center, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Latin American Art (MACLA), Argentina; Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum, Madrid and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.

Antonio Asís

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

The Drawing Room, The Drawing Room East Hampton, New York, United States

2014

Miami Art Basel, Galerie Sicardi, Miami, United States

Antonio Asis: Geometría libre (Works from the 60’s), Sicardi Gallery, Houston, United States

RCM Galerie, París, France

En blanco y negro, KaBe Contemporary, Miami, United States

Antonio Asis: The Drawing Room East Hampton en cooperación con la Galería Sicardi, New York, United States

Pohyb, pohyb! Galería Petr Zaloudek, Praga, Czech Republic

2013

Círculos cromáticos. Galería Freijo, Madrid, Spain

Antonio Asis, Espace Meyer Zafra, Paris, France

Del color a la emoción Antonio Asis, Galería KaBe, Miami, United States

2012

Antonio Asis: Un Universo Vibrante, MUNTREF Museo Nacional de la Universidad Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2009

Galeria Nerry Mariño, Paris, France

Homenaje a Antonio Asis, Espace Meyer Zafra, Paris, France

FranceNorth Looks South: Building the Latin American Art Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, United States

2007

Chromatic Energies, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, United States

1995

Expression Visuelle, Galleria Arte Struktura, Milan, Italy

Expression Visuelle, Galerie Claude Dorval, Paris, France

1984

Centre de Recherche Artistique Contemporaine, Verifica 8 +, Venice, Italy

1983

Galerie J. & J. Donguy, Paris, France

Galleria d’Arte Santostefano, Sarnico, Italy

1975

Galleria la Polena, Genova, Italy

1972

Maison de la Culture, Rennes, France

1971

Estudio Actual, Caracas, Venezuela

1970

Galerie Krebs, Berna, Switzerland 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Sculpture/Vision, Galeria Sicardi, Houston, United States

2015

La Patinoire royle. Brussels, Belgium

2013

Dynamo. Un siècle de lumiere et de mouvement dans l’art. 1913-2013. En Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais. Paris, France

2012

Real/Virtual, Arte Cinético argentino de los años sesenta, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2011

Les sites de l’abstraction latino-americaine - Ella Fontanals Cisneros , Haus Kons truktiv. Zürich, Switzerland.

Art cinetique, Espace Meyer Zafra. Paris, France.

Asís/Esmeraldo/Espinosa/Lizarraga, Works on Paper, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, United States

2010

Collage, More and Less, Williams Tower Gallery. Houston, United States

Papiers, instants geometriques, Galerie Nery Mariño. Paris, France

Geometrie hors limites, art contemporain latino-americain – Collection Jean et Colette Cherqui.

Maison de l’Amerique Latine. Paris, France

Los Sitios de Abstracción latinoamericana, Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

2009

Blancs et couleurs, Espace Meyer Zafra. Paris, France.

2007

Los Cinéticos, (MNCARS) Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Madrid, Spain.

2006

Op Art, Joyce, Palais Royal. Paris, France

2004

Antonio Asís et Horacio García Rossi, Galerie Claude Dorval. Paris, France

 

1984

3eme Biennale de l’Estampe, Forum des Cholettes, Sarcelles, France.

Percezione e Costruzione, Centro Culturale. Rondottanta, Italy

Classicitá dell’astrattismo, Studio f.22, Brescia, Italy

1983

Biennale méditerranéenne d’art contemporain, Palazzo Provincia di Catanzaro, Italy.

Mundial, Galliata Arte Contemporanea. Savone, Italy.

100 artistes de Amérique Latine, Centre Culture de Compiégne; Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, France.

7eme Biennale d’Art Contemporain. San Martino di Lupari. Padova, Italy

1982

Kunstler aus Lateinamerika, Daadgalerie. Berlin, Germany

Mouvances, Galerie d’Art Contemporain. Paris, France

L’Amérique latine a Paris, Grand Palais. Paris, France.

1975

L’Oeil en Question. Centre Culturel d’Arras. France

1974

Salon Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui. Grand Palais. Paris, France.

1973

Salon Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui. Grand Palais. Paris, France.

1972

Salon Grands et Jeunes d’Aujord’hui, Grand Palais. Paris, France

Grupo “Position”, Barcelona, Spain Galería Juana de Aizpuru. Sevilla, Spain.

1971

Galerie de la Résidence Empain with the Gallery Fracoise Mayer and the Galerie Withofs, Brussels, Belgium

Centre Commercial La Belle Epine. Paris, France.

Salon Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui. Paris, France

Grupo “Position”, Galleria Sincron. Brescia, Italy

Grupo “Position”, Galerie Sen. Madrid, Spain.

Exposición Latinoamericana. Barcelona, Spain

Latin Amerika | Skandinavia , Kunsternes Hus. Oslo, Norway

Latin Amerika |Gentofte Kunstvenner, Charlottenlund; Lunds Konsthall, Lund; Konsthallen, Goteborg, Sweden

1970

Salon Grands et Jeunes d’Aujourd’hui, Salles Wilson. Paris, France

1969

Ideatori Plastici, Artestudio Macerata, Italy

1968

Cinétisme, Spectacle. Environment. Maison de la Culture. Grenoble, France.

Triade 68, Musée Municipal, Les Sables d’Olonne. France.

1967

Kinetism and Slow-Motion, Art Department, Douglas College, New Brunswick, Nueva Jersey,  United States

Exposition d’art cinetique, Centre Culturel. Toulouse, France

Lumiere et mouvement. Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France.

Kinetika, Museum des 20 Jahrhundert. Vienna, Austria.

Von Konstruktivism zur Kinetik, Galerie Denise Rene/Hans Mayer. Krefeld, Germany.

Biennale de Paris, Musee d’Art Moderne. Paris, France.

Studio2B. Bergamo, Italia

Art et mouvement, Musee d’Art Contemporain. Montreal, Canada

1966

Licht und Bewegung, Kunsthalle. Dusseldorf, Germany

Sigma II, Galerie des Beaux-Arts. Bordeaux, France

1965

Art and Movement, Diploma Galleries, Edinburgh, Scotland

Aspects de la Peinture Cinétique, Galerie Devray, Paris, France

Objectifs 65, Galerie de la Librairie Anglaise, Paris, France

Licht und Bewegung. Baden, Baden, Germany

Realites Nouvelles. París, France

1962

Constructivisme, Galerie Dautzenberg, Paris, France

30 Argentins de la nouvelle génération, Galerie Greuze, Paris, France

Festival of Modern Art from Latin America, Center of Advance Creative Studies, London, England L’Aujourd’hui de demain, Palais ST. Vaast, Arras, France