7 NOVEMBER 2023–4 FEBUARY 2024
Gego installing Reticulárea at the Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, 1969
Photo: Juan Santana
© Fundación Gego

This fall, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presents a retrospective devoted to the work of German-Venezuelan artist Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt, b. 1912, Hamburg; d. 1994, Caracas), one of the most significant artists to emerge in Latin America during the second half of the twentieth century.

This chronological survey charts the evolution of the artist’s distinctive approach to abstraction through her organic forms, linear structures, and systematic spatial investigations. The works selected for this exhibition include the artist’s sculptures, drawings, prints, books, and textiles ranging from the early 1950s to the early 1990s. Trained as an architect and engineer in Germany in 1939, Gego fled Nazi persecution and immigrated to Venezuela, where she embarked on her artistic career.

The exhibition demonstrates Gego’s significant formal and conceptual contributions to modern and contemporary art, highlighting her intersections with key transnational art movements, such as Geometric Abstraction, Kinetic art, Minimalism, and Post-Minimalism.

Curator: Geaninne Gutiérrez-Guimarães

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