Curated by Geaninne Gutiérrez-Guimarães, Associate Curator, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Lygia Clark (1920–1988) was a major figure in the Brazilian avant-garde. Her innovative and groundbreaking work spans over three decades and encompasses painting, sculpture, works on paper, film, participatory interactions, and therapeutic art. This exhibition will present a focused re-examination of Clark's crucial formative years, from 1948 to 1958, when she was experimenting between figuration and abstraction to articulate the compelling visual language that would define her mature production. Along with a pertinent representation of her early figurative work in rarely shown drawings, this exhibition will assemble paintings from other major series created during this period in order to provide a fundamental overview of the first decade of Clark's career. The Peggy Guggenheim Collection will host the exhibition after its initial presentation at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Lygia Clark, The Violoncellist, 1951, oil on canvas, 105.5 x 81 cm. Private Collection © Courtesy of “The World of Lygia Clark” Cultural Association

The exhibitions at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection are made possible by the Institutional Patrons, EFG and Lavazza and by the Guggenheim Intrapresæ.The exhibition programs of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection are supported by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection Advisory Board. The educational programs in conjunction with the exhibition are funded by the Fondazione Araldi Guinetti, Vaduz.

With the support of
  • ​​​​​EFG
  • Lavazza
  • Sanlorenzo
The exhibition is made possible by
  • Aermec + Allegrini + Apice + Arper + Davide Groppi + Distilleria Nardini + Florim + Foodies Bros + Gruppo Campari + Hangar Design Group + Istituto Europeo di Design + Mapei + René Caovilla + Rubelli + Swatch
public programs are made possible by

Fondazione Araldi Guinetti, Vaduz

Mobility Partner