Julio Le-Parc

  • Born in Mendoza (Argentina) in 1928
  • 1943-1946 : Trained at the Fine Arts School in Buenos Aires
  • 1958 : Moves to Paris
  • 1960 : Founds the G.R.A.V. (Visual Art Research Group)
  • 1966 : First solo exhibition at the Howard Wise Gallery in New York and First Prize at the Venice Biennale
  • 1972 :  Major retrospective solo exhibition at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
  • 1987 : First Prize at the International Biennial of Cuenca in Ecuador
  •  Lives and works in the Paris region

Pioneer of kinetic art and Op Art, founding member of G.R.A.V. (Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel) and winner of the international grand prize for painting at the Venice Biennale in 1966, Julio Le Parc is known for his work on the visual field, movement, light and perceptual instability and the relationship between the artwork and the observer.

In a career that spans more than 60 years, he has participated in countless group and solo exhibitions and has been the subject of numerous retrospectives. His work can be found in the most important public collections throughout the world.

Volume virtuel 17, 1974
Acrylic on canvas,
80 x 80 cm
Unique piece

Modulation, 2008
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
Unique piece

Serigraphy 3,
Silkscreen noted E.A. (artist proof) and signed lower right
70 x 70 cm

Surface Couleur, 2014
Digital print on Hahnemüle Fine Arts 308g paper
30 x 30cm 
Serigraphy N°34/50
 20 E.A. I-XX 

Alchimie 473, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
100 x 73 cm
Unique piece

Losange en progression, 1971/2017
White acrylic
60 x 36 x 13,5 cm
Unique piece

Torsion 6, 2004
Edition 1/3
90 x 45 x 40 cm
3 pieces

Works by Julio Le Parc in public collections :

Argentine / Argentina
Museo de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires
Musée d’Art Moderne de Buenos-Aires
Instituto Di Tella, Buenos Aires
Faena Art Center, Buenos Aires
Centre Culturel Le Parc, Mendoza
MACBA, Buenos Aires

Allemagne / Germany
Kunsthalle, Nürnberg
Walraf-Richartz- Museum, Cologne.

Belgique / Belgium
Collection Etat Belge, Bruxelles.

Brésil / Brazil
Fondation Banco Itaú, São Paulo
Musé d’Art Moderne de Rio

Canada / Canada
Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montréal

Croatie / Croatia
Muzej Suvremene Umjetnosti / Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

Danemark / Denmark
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek

Espagne / Spain
Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid

Etats-Unis / United States
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Delgado Museum, New Orleans.

Finlande / Finland

Fondation Sara-Hilden- Tampere

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
Musée National d’Art Moderne Georges Pompidou, Paris
MACVAL, Collection du Conseil Général du Val-de-Marne, Créteil

Italie / Italy
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Roma, Italie

Islande / Iceland
Athenaeum Art Museum, Helsinki

The Museum of Drawers.

Norvège / Norway
Centre d’art Henie-Onstad, Hovikodden, Oslo
Fondation Sonja Henie, Blomenhom.Norvège

Pays-Bas / The Netherlands
Fondation Peter Stuyvesant, Amsterdam
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Royaume-Uni / United Kingdom
Tate Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni

Suisse / Switzerland
Daros Latinamerica, Zurich

Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela


Prix SpeciaI International Di Tella, Buenos Aires. 1964 – Argentine / SpeciaI International Di Tella Prize, Buenos Aires. 1964 – Argentina
Grand Prix international de Peinture, Biennale de Venise. 1966 – Italie / International Grand Prize for Painting, Venice Biennale. 1966 – Italy
Prix Graphique Ibizagrafic 78, musée d’art contemporain, lbiza. 1978 – Espagne / Graphic Prize Ibizagrafic 78, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ibiza. 1978 – Spain
Premier Prix, 1e Biennale Internationale de Peinture, Cuenca. 1987 – Equateur / First Prize, 1st International Painting Biennial, Cuenca. 1987 – Ecuador

Prix obtenu au nom du G.R.A.V., Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel :

Médaille d’or, Biennale de Saint Marin. 1963 – Italie
Premier Prix travail d’équipe, Biennale de Paris. 1963 – France

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