Jesús Rafael SOTO Venezuelan, 1923-2005

Venezuelan artist Soto was a key figure in Twentieth Century Latin American art, and central to both the Kinetic and Op Art movements.


Major exhibitions of Soto’s work have taken place internationally, including Signals Gallery, London (1965); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1971); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1974); Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1979); Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Caracas, Venezuela; Fundação de Serralves, Porto, Portugal (1993). He was included in the Venice Biennale in 1968, 1966, 1964, 1958 and Documenta and the São Paulo Biennial in 1964.


Soto’s work is widely represented in numerous public and private collections around the world, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; the Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland; the Moderna Museet, Stockholm; the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; MoMA, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and the Tate Gallery, London, among many others.