Manuel Espinosa

Born: 1912 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: 2006 in Buenos Aires, Argentina


Solo Exhibitions (selected)

2014
Manuel Espinosa, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

2013
Manuel Espinosa: Geometría en Movimiento, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Manuel Espinosa: Paintings and Works on Paper, 1960s and 1970s, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA

2010
Manuel Espinosa: Drawings and Paintings, 1950s - 1970s, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA

2009
Espinosa, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Neuquén, Argentina

2003
Manuel Espinosa. Anthology on Paper, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2001
Manuel Espinosa. Rosario Prize 2001, Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes, Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina

1981
Manuel Espinosa, Galería del Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1980
Manuel Espinosa, National Arts Center, Ottawa, Canada; travelled to Robson Square
Media Centre, Vancouver, Canada

1979
Manuel Espinosa, Galería del Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Manuel Espinosa, Argentine Embassy, Montevideo, Uruguay

1977
Manuel Espinosa, The National Gallery of Art, Lagos, Nigeria
Manuel Espinosa, Acrylic Paintings, Galería Vermeer, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1975
Manuel Espinosa, Centro de Artes y Letras, Liga de Fomento, Punta del Este, Uruguay

1974
Manuel Espinosa, Paintings, Centro Venezolano-Argentino de Cooperación Cultural y Científico-Tecnológica, Caracas, Venezuela
Manuel Espinosa, Galería Carmen Waugh, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Manuel Espinosa, Galería Contemporánea, Montevideo, Uruguay

1972
Manuel Espinosa, Galería Carmen Waugh, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Oils by Manuel Espinosa, Galería Quinta Dimensión, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1971
Manuel Espinosa, Galería del Plata, Mar de Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Manuel Espinosa, Paintings, Galería Austral, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1970
Manuel Espinosa, Pyopen or 20 variations of the same theme, Galería Arte Nuevo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1969
Manuel Espinosa, Galería Arte Nuevo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Manuel Espinosa, Paintings, Galería El Taller, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1968
Manuel Espinosa, Paintings, Galería El Taller, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Manuel Espinosa, Galería Arte Nuevo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1959
Espinosa, Galería Van Riel, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1940
Manuel O. Espinosa, Teatro del Pueblo, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Group Exhibitions (selected)

2015
Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

2014
4 x 4, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England

2012
Real/Virtual, Arte Cinético argentino de los anos sesenta, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes,
Buenos Aires, Argentina

2006
Artist Collections, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2004 - 2005
Utopia of Form. Argentine Concrete Art, Alejandra von Hartz Fine Arts, Miami, Florida, USA

2004
Utopia of Form, Arte Concreto - Invención, Galería del Infinito, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2003
Geo-metries, Latin American Geometric Abstraction in the Cisneros Collections, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano - Colección Costantini, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2002-2003
Argentine Abstract Art, Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires, Argentina; travelled to Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy

2002
Argentine Art of the XX Century, Cultural Exchange, Instituto Cultural Peruano
Norteamericano, Lima, Peru; travelled to Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes, Santa Fe, Argentina
Surface and Subtext: Latin American Geometric Abstraction, The Jack Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, USA

2001
Artists Stamps. ArteBA 2001, arteBA - Fundación Andreani, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1997
Acquired Works, Palais de Glace, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1996
First Show of Paintings by the Critics, Salas Nacionales de la Cultura, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1995
Tribute to Alfredo Hlito by His Friends, Galería de Arte Julia Lublin, Buenos Aires, Argentina
50 Years of the Asociación Arte Concreto-Invención, Instituto Cultural Iberoamericano, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1994
Art from Argentina 1920/1994, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK

1993
Juan Melé. Paris Period 1990/93, Centoira Galería de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1992
From Constructivism to Sensible Geometry, Harrods, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1990
The Manifesto of Realism. Moscow 1920 - Tribute by the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo,
Buenos Aires 1920, Galería Vermeer, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1989
When Geometry...2. Tribute to Piet Mondrian, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1988-1989
Seven Argentine Masters, Vatus Foundation, Schaumburg, Federal Republic of Germany; travelled to Mittelrhein Museum, Coblenza, Federal Republic of Germany; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria; Kimberley Gallery, Washington D.C., United States; and Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1987-1988
Argentine Art from the Independence to Today. 1810-1987, Instituto Italo-Latinoamericano, Rome, Italy; travelled to Instituto Italo-Latinoamericano, Genoa, Italy

1986
Argentine Plastic Arts. Selection of Works from the Citibank Collection, Museo Eduardo Sívori, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ignacio Pirovano, an Argentine Collector, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1985
Abstraction in the XX Century, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1984
The Toy, Museo Municipal de Arte Juan Carlos Castagnino, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Artists on Paper, Centro Cultural de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Criticism Conferences. From Geometry. Galería Wildestein, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1983
Geometries. Criticism Conferences 83, Asociación Internacional de Críticos de Arte, Galería Rubbers, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tribute to Democracy by the Visual Arts. Testimony of the Vanguards, Argentina de Críticos de Arte, Museo Eduardo Sívori, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1981
Geometry 81, Museo Provincial de La Plata, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Criticism Conferences 81, Asociación Internacional de Críticos de Arte, Galería Vermeer, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1980
Contemporary Argentine Art. The 13th International Art Exhibition. Tokyo Biennale '80, Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, Japan; travelled to Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan
The Space Appears so Vast to Us, Alberto Elía Galería de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Vanguards of the 1940's. Arte Concreto-Invención, Arte Madí, Perceptismo, Museo Eduardo Sívori, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1979
Tribute to Geometry, Galería Praxis, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1978
The Argentinean Exposition, The Armas Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA

1977-1979
Recent Latin American Drawings (1969/76). Lines of Vision, Center for Inter- American Relations, New York; travelled to Florida International University, Miami, Florida; The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas; College of Fine Arts, Austin, Texas; University of Texas, Texas; Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma, USA; Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila, Philippines; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis; Inter-American Development Bank Gallery, Washington; Vassar College Art Gallery, New York; Anchorage Historical & Fine Arts Museum, Alaska; and Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York, USA

1977-1978
Current State of Young Argentine Painting, Museo de Arte Brasileira da Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, San Pablo, Brazil

1977
Current Art of Latin America, Centro Cultural de la Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Reopening Ceremony, Galería Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1976
Tribute to the Argentine Vanguard of the 1940's, Galería Arte Nuevo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
From Figuration to Abstraction, Dirección de Turismo, San Miguel de Tucumán, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Current Argentine Painting. Two Trends: Geometry - SurrealismMuseo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1974
Current Trends in Argentine Art, Centre Artistique de Recontres Internacionales, Ville Arson, Nice, France
Current Trends in Argentine Art, Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Manuel Espinosa and Jorge Gamarra, Galería Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Box Objects, Galería Arte Nuevo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Geometric Artists Christmas Eve 74, Galería Nueva Visión, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Christmas 1974, Galería Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Contemporary Argentine Art. Museo de Arte Moderno de Ciudad de México, Mexico
Geometric Painting, Colegio de Escribanos, Azul, Buenos Aires, Argentina
14 Argentine Painters, Caja Nacional de Ahorro y Seguro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1973
Projection and Dynamism. Six Argentine Painters, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
Presence of the Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes in the City of Buenos Aires, Galería de Arte YPF, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Second Show of What We Do and What Others Do That We Like, 1249 Estudio, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Magical Abstraction 1973, Galería Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1972
State of Argentine Plastic Arts, Galería Quinta Dimensión, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pablo's Identikit. Tribute to Picasso, Centro Cultural General San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Exhibition No. 11, Museo Municipal de Artes Visuales, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
First Countershow '72, Sociedad Central de Arquitectos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Art and Industry, Julio Sabra and Sons, Sudamtex S. A., Montevideo, Uruguay
First Show of Works Donated to the Museo de la Solidaridad, Instituto de Arte Latinoamericano, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Argentine Creators of Current Art. Selection1972, Galería Rubbers, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1972: The Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Mondrian, Galería Lirolay, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1971
Off-Center, Salón Auditorio Grimau, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentine Painting, Centro Cultural General San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Emilio Centurión. Tribute to the Master, Galería Arthea, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Boxes and Little Boxes. Centro Cultural General San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Painting and Geometry, Centro Cultural General San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
LX National Plastic Arts Show, Museo de Arte Decorativo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Third Italo Show. Energy in Visual Arts, Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aurora Design Participants, CAyC, Buenos Aires, Argentina
XLII Rosario Show, Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Castagnino, Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
Manuel Belgrano Municipal Plastic Arts Show, Museo Eduardo Sívori, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1970
XVIII Córdoba Plastic Art Show, Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes, Córdoba, Spain
International Painting Festival, Cagnes -Sur - Mer, France
Constructive Club, Galería Ales, Prague, Czech Republic
Six Argentine Painters. Art to See and to Have II, Fundación Bariloche, Bariloche, France
24 Argentine Artists, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1969
Imaginary Show, Gran Hotel Provincial, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
A Little of Everyone, Galería Lirolay, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Art of Anticipation, Galería Arthea and Revista 2001, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Brizzi, Espinosa, Mac Entyre, Vidal, Biblioteca Popular Esteban Echeverría, Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Exhibition 1969, Patronato del Enfermo de Lepra, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Art to See and to Have, Fundación Bariloche, Bariloche, France
6 Geometric Painters, Integra Centro de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argetnina
Annual Argentine Automobile Club Show. Painting 1969, Automóvil Club Argentino, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The State of Argentine Painting 3. Fundación Lorenzutti, Salas Nacionales de Exposición, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1968-1969
V Tour. Award-Winning Works from the LVI National Show

1968
New Ensemble, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Latest Entries, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Paintings, Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Geometric Painters. Espinosa, Polesello, Silva, Torroja, Galería Arte Nuevo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
LVII National Plastic Arts Show, Salas Nacionales de Exposición, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 Geometric Painters, Galería Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Materials, New Techniques, New Expressions, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The 1960's, Sociedad Hebraica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fundación Lorenzutti Prize, Salas Nacionales de Exposición, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentine Artists. Works from Paris and Buenos Aires for Rent and for Sale, Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina
"Casa Argentina en Israel - Tierra Santa/Primera Plana" Plastic Arts Prize, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Tree of Games. Galería El Taller, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1967-1968
Art in the Air, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1967
First Hisisa Show Dedicated to the Textile Industry, Galería Witcomb, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Different Trends of Current Argentine Painting, Galería de las Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Beyond Geometry. Spread of the Visual Arts Language Today, Centro de Artes Visuales del Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Comparisons 67 Show, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
XXVI Mar del Plata Art Show, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina
LVI National Plastic Arts Show, Salas Nacionales de Exposición, Buenos Aires, Argentina Martín Basa Galería de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1966
G 13 Group, Roland Lambert Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Eleven Constructive Painters, Forum Galería de Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
First Air France Show, Galería Lascaux, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1965
First Exhibition of Resident Artists in Italy, Casa Argentina, Argentine Embassy, Rome, Italy
Thirteen Resident Painters in Rome, Libreria Feltrinelli, Rome, Italy

1964
Surrealism Imagination, Galería Serra, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1963
Eight Constructive Artists, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
From Concrete Art to the New Tendency. Argentina 1944-1963, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1962
Form and Space, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, Chile

1961
Paintings, Honorable Concejo Deliberante, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1960
Exhibition of Non-Figurative Art, Workshop of Raúl Lozza, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1948
New Realities. Abstract-Concrete-Non-Figurative Art, Galería Van Riel, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1947
Manuel O. Espinosa - Tomás Maldonado, Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Arte Nuevo, Salón Kraft, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Exhibition of Arte Nuevo, Galería Payes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1946
First Exhibition of the Asociación Arte Concreto-Invención, Salón Peuser, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Third Exhibition of the Asociación Arte Concreto - Invención, Centro de Professores Diplomados de Enseñanza Secundaria, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Exhibition of Arte Concreto - Invención, Sociedad Argentina de Artistas Plásticos, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fourth Exhibition of the Asociación Arte Concreto-Invención, Ateneo Popular de la Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1945
Independent Show (adherent), Galería de Arte Comte, Buenos Aires, Argentina
First Pictorial Exhibition, Círculo Médico del Oeste, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1943
Modern Painting and Tribute to the Vanished Painters, Banco Municipal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Castagnino, Russo, López Caro, Espinosa, Impulso, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1941-1942
The Martyrdom of Joan of Arc and María the Boatwoman, Cine Arte screening room, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1932
XIII Sign Exhibition. Third CEENA Show, Hotel Castelar, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Catalogues and Publications

2015
20 Years, essays by Stephen Friedman and Sarah Thornton, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (catalogue)

2014
Manuel Espinosa, Stephen Friedman and Sicardi Gallery Publication


Bibliography (Selected)

2014
Belenguer, Lorenzo, Manuel Espinosa: The Future Was Painted in 1968, The Huffington Post, 17 February

2013
Parazzo, Nelly, Oliveras, Elena, Manuel Espinosa Exhibition Review, Book Review, No. 91 Volume 12, ArtNexus
On Now: Geometris en Movimiento, The Argentina Independent, 10 July


Awards and Honors (selected)

2001
Castagnino Prize, Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan B. Castagnino, Rosario
Artists Stamps, postal stamps from the Fundación Andreani and Fundación arteBA

1993
Artistic Trajectory, Fondo Nacional de las Artes
1982
Diploma of Merit, Konex Visual Arts Prize

1971
Rotary Club Prize, XVIII Córdoba National Show
Acquisition Grand Prize, Manuel Belgrano Municipal Plastic Arts Show

1969
Argentine Automobile Club Prize

1967
Painting Category Mention Prize, LVI National Plastic Arts Show
Acquisition Prize, Mar del Plata Art Show
First Prize, D category, and Special Mention, A and B categories, First Hisisa Art Show Dedicated to the Textile Industry

1966
Air France Prize, First Air France Painting Show

 

Public Collections

Fondo Nacional de los Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, USA
Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber, Caracas, Venezuela
Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, New York, USA