National Museum of Women in the Arts
Lygia Clark
October 23 1920 - April 26 1988
Photograph of Lygia Clark, courtesy of the Family Clark Collection, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Place of Birth:
Belo Horizonte
Phonetic Spelling:
LEE-jee-ah clark
Work Type/Media:
Painting, Performance Art , Sculpture
Artistic Role(s):
Installation Artist, Painter, Performance Artist, Sculptor
Conceptual Art
Other Occupation(s):
Founder, Socialite, Teacher, Traveler, Therapist
Place(s) of Residence:
Rio de Janeiro
Where Trained/Schools:
Private lessons, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Paris, France (1947 - ca. 1950)
Related Visual Artists:
colleague of and collaborated with Helio Oiticica colleague of Lygia Pape colleague of Amilcar de Castro colleague of Franz Weissmann colleague of Reynaldo Jardim colleague of Theon Spanudis colleague of Silva Costa student of Roberto Burle Marx student of Fernand Léger student of Arpad Szenes student of Isaac Dobrinsky student of Zélia Salgrado influenced by Piet Mondrian influenced Sonia Andrade
Fellowships, grants and awards:
First Prize, Bahia Biennial, Salvador, Brazil (1966) Sculpture Award, São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil (1961) Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, NY, USA (1958, 1960)
Earliest exhibition:
Galeria Bonino, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1960)
NMWA exhibition(s):
ULTRAMODERN: The Art of Contemporary Brazil
WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution
Latin American Women Artists, 1915-1995
Inside the Visible
Artist retrospective(s):
Lygia Clark, Fundacío Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain (1997) Retrospective exhibition with Helio Oiticica, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1986)
Related places
Rio de Janeiro (died at)