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Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero

Fernando Botero, nasce il 19 aprile 1932 a Medellí­n, cittá nelle Ande colombiane. Figlio di un rappresentante di commercio e destinato a diventare un torero, durante gli studi al liceo e poi all'Istituto di Belle Arti di Medellín, esprime la passione per il disegno dipingendo acquarelli che hanno per modelli prevalentemente i tori e le corride. A 16 anni espone le sue opere per la prima volta e collabora al giornale "El Colombiano", disegnandone le illustrazioni per i supplementi domenicali. Affascinato dall'ambiente culturale della capitale, Bogotá , Fernando Botero vi si trasferisce e aderisce alla scuola muralista messicana guidata da Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros e José Clemente Orozco di cui si nota l'influenza nell'acquarello "Donna che piange" eseguita nel 1949. Nel 1952 Fernando Botero vince il secondo premio al Salone degli artisti di Bogotá e, con il denaro della vincita, si reca in Europa, per ammirare le opere di Francisco Goya e di Tiziano Vecellio al Museo del Prado dove, per un certo periodo, lavora come copista, mentre frequenta l'Accademia Reale San Fernando. Durante il viaggio passa per Parigi e si ferma in Italia, dove tra il 1953 ed 1955 scopre Rinascimento italiano e studia la tecnica dell'affresco, esegue diverse copie dei lavori di Giotto e studia i molti artisti senesi. Nel 1955 Fernando Botero torna in Colombia, dove é di moda l'avanguardia francese che si discosta fortemente dal suo stile. Amareggiato si trasferisce in Messico, con la moglie appena sposata, ed sperimenta, per la prima volta sulla tela, la dilatazione delle forme dei suoi modelli. Il 1958 é un anno fortunato per Fernando Botero: nasce sua figlia Lina, le opere esposte a Washington alla Gres Gallery vengono vendute tutte il giorno stesso dell'inaugurazione, vince il secondo premio al X° Salone degli Artisti colombiani ad a soli 26 anni ottiene la cattedra di pittura all'Accademia d'arte di Bogotá. Dal 1959, Fernando Botero studia Velazquez e, influenzato dall'espressionismo astratto, dipinge piú di dieci versioni del "Niño de Vallecas", utilizzando pennellate incisive e monocromatiche. Vince un premio Guggenheim e partecipa, alla V Biennale di Sao Paulo in rappresentanza della sua patria. Nominato rappresentante della Colombia alla II Biennale del Messico, viene osteggiato ed aspramente criticato. Per la terza volta, Fernando Botero abbandona il suo paese con pochissimo denaro e si trasferisce a New York. Il 1960 é un anno di grandi cambiamenti: affitta un loft nel Greenwich Village, nasce il secondo figlio Juan Carlos, ma si trova presto in ristrettezze economiche perché la Gres Gallery, che lo aveva aiutato e sostenuto, chiude.

 

 

MOSTRE PERSONALI

2011

Botero, Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna, Austria. The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, United States
Botero - Galeria Mundo, Bogotá, Colombia. 


2010

Botero, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey. Botero in LA: Drawings, Paintings, Sculpture, Tasende Gallery, West Hollywood, California, United States. Botero: Paintings and Drawings, The Vered Art Gallery, New York, New York, United States. Fernando Botero, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York, United States. Fernando Botero: Exposition de sculptures monumentales, The City of Saint-Tropez & Marlborough Monaco, Saint-Tropez, Monaco. Fernando Botero: Monumental Sculptore, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States. Fernando Botero: Monumental Sculpture, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, New York, United States. Inaurgural Exhibition: Fernando Botero, David Benrimon Gallery, New York, New York, United States. The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada, United States. 


2009 – 2010

Fernando Botero: The Abu Ghraib Series, The Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, California, United States. 
Fernando Botero: The Circus, James Goodman Gallery, Inc., New York, New York, United States. 
Testimonios de la barbarie, El Museo Nacional de Mexico, Tlaxcala, Mexico. el Ministerio de Cultura, de ese país, y las autoridades culturales de Tlaxcala 
The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. 


2009

El Dolor de Colombia, Pinacoteca Diego Rivero, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. 
Fernando Botero, Galerie Thomas, Munich, Germany. 
Fernando Botero, National Museum of Contemporary Art in Deoksu Palace, Seoul, Korea. 
Fernando Botero: Gente del circo, Contini Art Gallery, Venice, Italy. 


2008

Abu Ghraib-El Circo, Casa das Artes de Vigo, Vigo, Spain. Institut Valencia d’Art Modern, Centro Julio Gonzalez, Valencia, Spain 
Fernando Botero, The Circus Series, Galerie Gmurzynska, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. traveled to Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd., London, England (through 2009) 


2007

Botero - Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy. 
Botero - Oeuvres récentes, Marlborough Monte carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco. 
Botero in Berlin - Lustgarten on the Museumsinsel, Berlin, Germany. 
Fernando Botero - Kunsthalle Würth, Künzelsau, Baden-Würrtemberg, Germany. 


2007 – 2011 The Baroque World of Fernando Botero, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, Québec, Canada. traveled to the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas; Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California 


2006

Fernando Botero - Athens Concert Hall, Athens, Greece. 
Fernando Botero: Abu Ghraib, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. traveled to University of California, Berkeley, California; Katzen Center of Art, American University, Washington DC; Monterrey, Mexico; Spain (through 2008) 


2005

Fernando Botero - The Last 15 Years, Palazzo Venezia, Rome, Italy. 

2004

Botero at Ebisu - Yebisu Garden Place, Tokyo, Japan. 
Botero in Singapore - Esplanade Park, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, Singapore. 
Fernando Botero: Works on Paper, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York, United States. 
Unique marble sculptures and charcoals, Galerie Hopkins Custot, Paris, France. 


2003

Botero a Venezia - Sculture e dipinti, Palazzo Duccale, Venezia, Italy. 
Botero, Oeuvres Récentes, - Musée Maillol, Paris, France. 
Fernando Botero, The Evolution of a Master, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California, United States. 


2002

Botero à Dinard, Palais des Arts de Dinard, Dinard, France. 


2001

Botero- Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino, Italy. 
Botero - Galerie Hopkins-Thomas-Custot, Paris, France. 
Fernando Botero - Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden. 
Fernando Botero - 50 Años de Vida Atristica, Antiguo Colegio de san Ildefonso, Mexico City, Mexico. 
Recent Monumental Bronze Sculpture - Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 


2000

Botero a Piazza Signoria - Piazza Signoria, Florence, Italy. 
Coleccion Fernando Botero - Fundacion Santander Central Hispano, Santander, Spain. 
Donacion Botero - Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia. 
Donacion Fernando Botero - Coleccion Banco de la Republica, Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia. 


1999

Botero - Dibujos, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber, Caracas, Venezuela. 
Fernando Botero - Paintings and Drawings, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel. 
Fernando Botero - Paintings and Sculpture, Sala d’Arme, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy. 
Fernando Botero en Monterrey - El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. 
Fernando Botero Oils - Albert White Gallery, Toronto, Canada. 
Omaggio a Botero, Disegni Dipinti Sculture - Contini Galleria D’Arte, Venice, Italy. 
Retrospective of Monumental Sculpture - Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy. 


1998

29’98, Art Basel - Marlborough, Basel, Switzerland. 
Botero em São Paulo - Museu de Arte de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. traveled to Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo, Uruguay 
Botero no Rio de Janiero - Museo Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
Fernando Botero - Escultura Monumental, Lisboa Câmara Municipal, Lisbon, Portugal. 
Fernando Botero - Oils and Watercolours, Albert White Gallery, Toronto, Canada. 
Fernando Botero – Drawings and Watercolors on Canvas, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
Fernando Botero – Sculpture, Mumm Akademie in der Villa Hajo Ruter, Etville, Germany. traveled to Internationales Kunstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Bamberg, Germany 
Fernando Botero – Zeichnungen, Germany, Zeichnungen, Berlin, Germany. 
Paintings, Sculpture & Drawings 1950-1997, Gary Nader Fine Art, Miami, Florida. 


1997

Botero - La Corrida, Sala de Exposiones de la Fundación Central Hispano, Madrid, Spain. 
Fernando Botero - Museo d’Arte Moderna, Lugano, Switzerland. 
Fernando Botero - Bilder, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Skulpturen, Galerie Thomas, Munich, Germany. 
Fernando Botero - Esculturas Monumentales y Dibujos, El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile. 
Fernando Botero - mostra personale-one man show, Galleria d’Arte il Gabbiano, Rome, Italy. 
“Masterworks” by Fernando Botero - Gasiunasen Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, United States. 


1996


Botero at Brusberg’s - A Retrospective, Galerie Brusberg, Berlin, Germany. 
Botero in Washington DC - The Art Museum of the Americas at Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC, United States. In collaboration with Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York 
Botero: Donación del Artista - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas Sofía Imber, Caracas, Venezuela. 
Fernando Botero - Niigata Prefectoral Modern Art Museum, Niigata, Japan. 
Fernando Botero - Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyungju, South Korea. 
Fernando Botero: Paintings and Sculptures - Riva Yares Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 
Fernando Botero: Recent Paintings - Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
Monumental Sculptures - The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel. 


1995

Botero in Beverly Hills, the Beverly Hills Fine Art Commission, Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California, United States. In collaboration with Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York 
Botero in Japan - Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan. traveled to Tsukuba City Art Musuem, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; Niigata Prefectural Modern Art Museum, Niigata, Japan; Shinjuku Mitsukoshi Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan; Iwaki City Art Museum, Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan 
Fernando Botero - Pastels, Didier Imber Fine Art, Paris, France. 
Fernando Botero, 25 Years at the Foundation - Paintings, Drawings, Watercolors, and Sculptures, Fondation Veranneman, Kruishoutem, Belgium. 
Watercolors, and Sculptures, Fondation Veranneman, Kruishoutem, Belgium. 


1994

Botero en Buenos Aires - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
Botero en Madrid - Paseo de Recoletos, Madrid, Spain. In collaboration with Galería Marlborough, Madrid, Spain 
Botero in Chicago, Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs, Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, United States. In collaboration with Marlborough Gallery - New York, New York 
Fernando Botero - Dibujos sobre Lienzo, Galería Marlborough, Madrid, Spain. 
Fernando Botero - Retrospective, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland. 
Fernando Botero Drawings: 1964-1988, James Goodman Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
Fernando Botero: 100 Drawings, The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States. 
Fernando Botero: Monumental Sculptures and Drawings, The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States. 


1993

Botero - Galeria Acquavella, Caracas, Venezuela. 
Botero in New York, the Public Art Fund Inc. at Park Avenue, New York, New York, United States. the Doris C. Freedman Plaza at Central Park in collaboration with Marlborough Gallery, 
Botero: Drawings on Canvas, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
Fernando Botero: Monumental Sculpture, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 


1992

Botero, Fundación Fondo de Cultura de Sevilla, Hospital de los Venerables Sacerdotes, Seville, Spain. 
Botero, Palais des Papes, Avignon, France. Traveled to Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia; traveled to the State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia 
Botero - La Corrida, Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France. 
Botero aux Champs-Elysées - Dessins et Sculptures, Didier Imbert Fine Art, Paris, France. 
Botero Sculpture, Champs-Elysées, Paris, France. 
Fernando Botero - Malerei, Zeichnungen und Skulpturen, Kunst Haus Wien, Vienna, Austria. 
Fernando Botero in Monte Carlo, Casino in Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco. organized by Marisa Del Re Gallery 
Fernando Botero: Drawings 1964–1986 - the Leonard Davis Center for the Arts, the City College of New York, New York, New York, United States. traveled to Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas; University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, Kentucky; the University Art Museum, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana; Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida; Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, South Carolina; Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida 


1991

Botero - Antologica 1949-1991, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy. 
Botero - Dipinti Sculture Disegni, Forte di Belvedere, Florence, Italy. 
Botero - The Painter, Galerie Brusberg, Berlin, Germany. 
Fernando Botero - Sculpture and Drawing, Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. 


1990

Botero - Peintures, Dessins et Sculptures, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, Switzerland. 
Fernando Botero. Peintures - Sculpture - Dessins, Fondation Veranneman, Kruishoutem, Belgium. 
Fernando Botero: Recent Sculpture, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 


1989

Fernando Botero - Bronzes & Drawings, Albert White Gallery, Toronto, Canada. 


1988

Fondation Veranneman, Kruishoutem, Belgium. 
Botero - Casino Knokke, Knokke-Heist, Belgium. 
Botero - La Corrida, Castell dell Ovo, Naples, Italy. traveled to Albergo delle Povere, Palermo, Italy; Museo de Arte de Coro, Caracas, Venezuela; traveled to Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Oaxaca, Mexico 


1987 

Hokin Gallery - Palm Beach, Florida, United States. 
Marlborough Fine Art - Tokyo, Japan. 
Botero - La Corrida, Sala Viscontea-Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy. 
Pinturas, Dibujos, Esculturas, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain. 


1986

Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas - Caracas, Venezuela. 
Botero - Bilder, Zeichnungen, Skulpturen, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany. traveled to Kunsthalle, Bremen, Germany; Schirm Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany 
Fernando Botero Drawings - Albany Museum of Art, Albany, Georgia, United States. 
Retrospective Exhibition - Tokyo Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. traveled to the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan; Daimaru Museum, Osaka, Japan; Niigata City Art Museum, Niigata, Japan 


1985 

Aberbach Gallery - New York, New York, United States. 
Museo de Arte de Ponce - Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. 
National Museum - Bogotá, Colombia. 
Fernando Botero Drawings - Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, United States. 
Fernando Botero: Large Scale Sculpture - Marlborough Gallery, New york, New York, United States. 
La Corrida: The Bullfight Paintings and Large Scale Sculpture - Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 


1984

Drawings and Sculptures by Fernando Botero - Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States. 
Fernando Botero Sculpture - Chicago International Art Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, United States. Marlborough Gallery New York 
Traveling sculpture exhibition - The Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Museum of Art, Utica, New York, United States. traveled to Everhard Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana 


1983 

Galerie Beyeler - Basel, Switzerland. 
Botero - Recent Sculpture, Fondation Veranneman, Kruishoutem, Belgium. 
Fernando Botero - Recent Painting, Marlborough Fine Art, London, England. 
Sculpture - Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. 


1982 

Galería Quintana - Bogotá, Colombia. 
Recent Sculpture - Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
Sculpture - Benjamin Mangel Gallery, Philoadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. 
Sculpture - Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, Texas, United States. 
Sculpture and Drawings - Hokin Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, United States. 


1981 

Il Gabbiano Galleria d’Arte, Rome, Italy. 
Traveling Exhibition - Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan. Traveled to the Osaka Municipal Museum of Fine Arts, Osaka, Japan 


1980 

Fondation Veranneman - Kruishoutem, Belgium. 
Galerie Beyeler - Basel, Switzerland. 
Marlborough Gallery - New York, New York, United States. 


1979 

Claude Bernard Gallery - Paris, France. 
Galerie Isy Brachot - Knokke, Belgium. 
Musée d’Ixelles/Museum van Elsene, Brussels, Belgium. Traveled to Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden; Sonja Henies og Neils Onstads Stiftelser, Kunstsenter, Hovikodden, Norway 
Retrospective exhibition, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, United States. traveled to the Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas 


1978

Sculpture - Brusberg Gallery, Hannover, Germany. 
Sculpture - Skulpturenmuseum der Stadt Marl, Marl, Germany. 


1977 

Museo de Arte de Medellín - Medellín, Colombia. 


1976 

Arte Independencia la Galería de Colombia - Bogotá, Colombia. 
Marlborough Godard - Montreal, Canada. 
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas - Caracas, Venezuela. 
Pyramid Galleries Ltd - Washington, DC, United States. 


1975 

Marlborough Gallery -  New York, New York, United States. 
Marlborough Godard -  Toronto, Canada. 
Retrospective Exhibition, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 


1974 

Biblioteca Pública Piloto - Medellín, Colombia. 
Marlborough Gallery - Zürich, Switzerland. 


1973 

Brusberg Gallery -  Hannover, Germany. 
Colegio San Carlos - Bogotá, Colombia. 
Marlborough Galleria d’Arte - Rome, Italy. 


1972 

Buchholz Gallery - Munich, Germany. 
Claude Bernard Gallery - Paris, France. 
Marlborough Gallery - New York, New York, United States. 


1970 

Buchholz Gallery - Munich, Germany. 
Hanover Gallery - London, England. 
Traveling retrospective in Germany of 80 paintings from 1962-1970, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany. traveled to Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany; Kunstverein, Düsseldorf, Germany; Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany; Kunsthalle, Bielefeld, Germany 


1969 

Center for Inter-American Relations Art Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
Claude Bernard Gallery - Paris, France. 


1968 

Brusberg Gallery - Hannover, Germany. 
Buchholz Gallery - Munich, Germany. 
Galería Juana Mordó - Madrid, Spain. 


1966

Brusberg Gallery - Hannover, Germany. 
Buchholz Gallery - Munich, Germany. 
Milwaukee Art Museum - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. 
Staatliche Kunsthalle - Baden-Baden, Germany. 


1964

Galería Arte Moderno - Bogotá, Colombia. 


1962 

Gres Gallery - Washington, DC, United States. 
The Contemporaries New York Art and Social Club - New York, New York, United States. 


1960 

Gres Gallery - Washington, DC, United States. 


1959 

Biblioteca Nacional de Colombia -  Bogotá, Colombia. 


1957 

Antonio Sousa Gallery - Mexico City, Mexico. 
Gres Gallery - Washington, DC, United States. 
Pan American Union - Washington, DC, United States. 


1955 

Biblioteca National de Colombia - Bogotá, Colombia. 


1952 

Galería Leo Matiz - Bogotá, Colombia. 


1951 

Galería Leo Matiz - Bogotá, Colombia.

MOSTRE COLLETTIVE

2011

Summer Group Exhibition - Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
Zoom Latinamericano - Museo Nacional, Bogata, Colombia. 


2010

Latinas! - Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York, United States. 


2009

Arteaméricas - Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida, United States. 
Beyond LImits - Sotheby's at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England. 
Exhibition of 20th-Century Art - Gramercy Park Hotel lobby, New York, New York, United States. 
Fernando Botero and Dario Ortisz - Levant Art Gallery, Shangai, China. 
Innovations in the Third Dimension: Sculpture of Our Times, Bruce Museum, Greenwich , Connecticut, United States. 
Insights on Still Life: From Matisse & Picasso to Botero & Muños Vera, Gary Nader Fine Art, Coral Gables, Florida, United States. 
Latin American Flavor - Opera Gallery, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 
Life - Opera Gallery, London, England. 
Summer Exhibition - Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
Works on Paper - Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 


2008

Art of Democracy: War and Empire - Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, California, United States. 
Beyond Limits - Sotheby’s at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England. 
Group Exhibition - Marlborough Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco. 
Korea International Art Fair, x, Seoul, South Korea. 
Latin American Art - Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
Masterpieces in Miniature - Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware , United States. 
Sculpture from the Mouse House: The Olga Hirshhorn Collection at the Corcoran, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, United States. through 2009 
SH Contemporary 2008 - Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China. with Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York 
Summer Group Exhibition - Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
The Grand Show - Gary Nader Fine Art, Miami, Florida, United States. through 2009 
The Sculptor’s Hand - Tasende Gallery, West Hollywood, California, United States. 


2007

Latin Masters - Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York, United States. 
Summer Group Exhibition - Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 


2006

Sculpture - Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
Summer Group Exhibition - Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 


2005

Beyond Geography - Americas Society, New York, New York, United States. 
Landscape, Cityscape, Marlborough - Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
Works on Paper - Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 


2004

IIIeme Festival International de Sculpture de Monte-Carlo - Jardins du Casino, Monte Carlo, Monaco. 
Sculptures Monumentales à Saint-Tropez, x, Saint Tropez, France. 


2003 – 2004

Amazing Animal Exposition, Grounds for Sculpture - Hamilton, New Jersey, United States. 


2003

La Fete, Le Bellevue, Biarritz, France. With Museo Valenciano de la Illustracion y la Modernidad - Valencia, Spain 


2002

La Parade des Animaux Festival International de Sculpture de Monte-Carlo, x, Monte Carlo, Monaco. 


2001

Les Artistes du Port - Marlborough Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco. 


2000

Elogio de lo Visible, 27 artistas en torno a la figuracion, Galeria Marlborough, Madrid, Spain. traveled to Caja de Ahorros de Murcia, Centro Cultura “Las Claras”, Murcia, Spain; Cultureal Rioja, Logrono, Spain 
On Paper - Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
Paintings - Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. traveled to Marlborough Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco 


1999

Artists from Latin America - CDS Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
Important Sculptors of the Late Twentieth Century - Stamford Sculpture Walk, Stamford, Connecticut, united States. 
Latin American Still Life: Reflections of Time and Place, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, United States. 


1998

Forma eta Figurazioa: Blake-Purnell Bildumako Maisu-Lanak, Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, Bilbao, Spain. 


1997

ART CHICAGO: 5th Annual Expo of International Galleries Featuring Modern and Contemporary Art, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois, United States. 
CityScapes, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 


1996

A Personal Gathering: Paintings and Sculpture from the Collection of William Koch, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas, United States. 
Latin Viewpoints, Nassau County Museum of Art - Roslyn Harbor, New York, united States. 
Modern and Contemporary Masters, Freites-Revilla Gallery of Coral Gables, Coral Gables, Florida, United States. 
On Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. traveled to Galería Marlborough, Madrid, Spain 


1994

Debut: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Kansas City Art Institute, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art with Design of Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, United States. 
Novices Collect, The Currier Gallery of Art - Manchester, New Hampshire, United States. 
The Body Human - Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 


1992

Figures of Contemporary Sculpture (1970–1990): Images of Man, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan. traveled in Japan to Daimaru Museum,Umeda- Osaka; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima 
Lateinamerikanische Kunst Im 20 Jahrhundert, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany. 
Latin American Artists of the Twentieth Century - Estación Plaza de Armas, Seville, Spain. traveled to Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou and Hôtel des Artes, Fondation Nationale des Artes, Paris, France; Museum Ludwig, Josef-Haubrich Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany - Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York 
On Paper - Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 


1991

Maestros Colombianos, Permanent Mission of Colombia to the United Nations - Colombian Center, New York, New York, United States. 
The Awakening - The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States. 


1990

Abstraction - Figuración, Figurative - Abstract, Selections from the Latin American Collection, Huntington Art Gallery University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, United States. 
Dibujos - Galería Alfred Wild, Bogota, Colombia. 
Latinoamérica España, Salon de Mars, Paris, France. With Quintana Fine Art, New York, New York 
Long Island Collects: The Figure & Landscape, 1870’s - 1980’s, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York, United States. 
Marlborough en Pelaires - Centre Cultural Contemporani Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. 
Ocho Artistas Latinoaméricanos, ARCO 90, Madrid, Spain. With Galería Fernando Quintana, Bogota, Colombia 


1989

Art in Bloom: The Flower as Subject - Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, Florida, United States. 
Art in Latin America: The Modern Era, 1820-1980, The Hayward Gallery, London, England. 
Important 20th Century Sculpture - Weintraub Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
Masterpieces of Latin American Art - CDS Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
Masters of Latin America and the Caribbean in Washington Metropolitan Area Private Collections - Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Washington, DC, United States. 
Private Collections - Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Washington, D.C., United States. 
Sculpture by Magdalena Abakanowicz, Fernando Botero, Grisha Bruskin, John Davies, Red Grooms, Raymond Mason, Marlborough Gallery - New York, New York, United States. 
The Figure - The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. 


1988

A Selection of Important Sculpture - Marlborough Fine Art, London, England. 
Exhibition of Masterpieces - Aberbach Fine Arts, New York, New York, United States. 
No. 9 - Autumn - Levy Gallery, Hamburg, Germany. 
Seis Maestros Colombianos - Galería Alfred Wild, Bogota, Colombia. 
The Ellen and Jerome Westeimer Collection - Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States. 
The Face - The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. 
The Latin American Spirit: Art & Artist in the United States, 1920-1970, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, New York, United States. 
Visions/Revisions: Contemporary Representation - Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 


1987

20th Century Masters - Lafayette Parke Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
Abstraction, Non-Objectivity, Realism: 20th Century Painting, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, United States, traveled to the Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York 
Art of the Fantastic Latin America, 1920-1987, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. traveled to The Queens Museum - Queens, New York; Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, Florida; Centro Cultural de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico 
Escultura - Galería Alfred Wild, Bogota, Colombia. 
Group Exhibition - Galería Fernando Quintana, Bogota, Colombia. 
Master Sculptors of the XX Century - Weintraub Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
Monte Carlo: Sculpture ’87, Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
Recent Development in Latin American Drawing - The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States. 
Recent Works: Arikha, Auerbach, Bacon, Botero, Bravo, Grooms, Katz, Kitaj, López-García, Mason, Rivers, Welliver, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
The First America: Selections from the Nancy Sayles Day Collection of Latin American Art, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, united States. 
The International Art Show for the End of World Hunger - Minnesota Museum of Art, St Paul, Minnesota, United States. traveled to Sonja Henie-Neils Onstad Foundations, Hovikodden, Norway; Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg, Sweden; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany; Musée des Arts Africains et Océaniens, Paris, France; Barbican Art Gallery, London, England 


1986

Chicago International Art Exposition, x, Chicago, Illinois, United States. 
Drawings by Sculptors - Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
El Desnudo - Galería Alfred Wild, Bogota, Colombia. 
The Foundation Veranneman invites Marlborough - Fondation Veranneman, Kruishoutem, Belgium. 
Universal Images: People and Nature in Sculpture - The Mendek Company, New York, New York, united States. 
Works in Bronze: A Modern Survey, Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum, Spokane, Washington, United States. 


1985

A Selection of 20th Century 3-D Portraits - Cleveland Art Center, Cleveland, Ohio, United States. 
Five Colombian Masters - Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, Washington, DC, United States. 
Nummer 8. Herbst ’85 - Levy Gallery, Hamburg, Germany. 
The Classic Tradition - Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States. 


1984

...And the Livin’ is easy... - Visual Arts Museum, New York, New York, United States. 
Botero/Ferber - Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida, United States. 
International Masters of Contemporary Figuration - Marlborough Fine Art Ltd, Tokyo, Japan. 
Masters of Modern and Contemporary Sculpture - Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
New Narrative Painting: Selected from the Metropolitan Museum of Art - TheMuseum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States. 
One Hundred Works from Its Collection - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela. 
Selection One: Tableaux Modernes - Galerie Fabien Boulakia, Paris, France. 
The Best from Colombia, Amazoni, Trump Tower, New York, New York, United States. 
Works in Bronze, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, California, United States. 
Works in Bronze: A Modern Survey, Sonoma State University Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, California, United States. 


1983

Brusberg Berichte 27 - Galerie Brusberg, Berlin, Germany. 
Chicago International Art Exposition, x, Chicago, Illinois, United States. 
Modern Nude Paintings: 1880-1980, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan. 
Nummer 6. Herbst ’83 - Levy Gallery, Hamburg, Germany. 
Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Arkansas Arts Center Foundation - Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. 
Works on Paper - Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 


1982

Drawing - Art Gallery, Center for Inter-American Relations, New York, New York, United States. 
Group Exhibition - Carnegie International, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. 
Homo Sapiens - Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States. 
Kunstler aus Latinamerika - Berlin Kunstlerprogram, Berlin, Germany. 
Obras de la colección - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela. 
The Human Figure - Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. 


1981

Brusberg Berichte 26 - Gallery Brusberg, Hannover, Germany. 
International Paintings - Drawings and Sculpture, Sara Milden Art Museum, New York, New York, United States. 


1980

Brusberg Berichte 25 - Gallery Brusberg, Hannover, Germany. 


1979

Acquisitions 1974-1978, Hopkins Center for the Creative and Performing Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States. 
Group Exhibition - Nachbilder, Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany. 
Kunst der letzten 30 Jahre, Museum des 20 - Jahrhundert, Vienna, Austria. 
Myth and Reality: The Art of Modern Latin America, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas, United States. 
Summer Loan Exhibition - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, United States. 


1978

Brusberg Berichte - Galerie Brusberg, Hannover, Germany. 
Masters of Modern Sculpture - Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
Mona Lisa im 20. Jahrhundert - Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum der Stadt , Duisburg, Germany. traveling exhibition 
Tenth Anniversary Show - Walter Engel Gallery, Toronto, Canada. 
The Colombian Exposition - De Armas Gallery, Virginia Gardens, Florida, United States. 


1977

Fall 1977: Contemporary Collectors - Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States. 
Homenaje a La Pintura Latinoamericana - Patronato Pro-Cultura de El Salvador, x, El Salvador. 
Recent Latin American Drawings (1969–1976): Lines of Vision, Art Gallery, Center for Inter-American Relations, New York, New York, United States, traveling exhibition organized by the International Exhibition Foundation 
The Dada and Surrealist Heritage - Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States. 


1976

Creadores Latinoaméricanos Contemporaneos: 1950–1976, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico. 
Fiac ’76 - Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France. 
First International Exhibition of Plastic Arts - Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain. 
Gran Formato - Galería Theo, Madrid, Spain. 
Inaugural Exhibition - Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University, New York, New York, United States. 
Recent Work: Arikha, Auerbach, Bacon, Botero, Genovés, Grooms, Katz, Kitaj,López García, Rivers, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 


1975

Group Exhibition - Fondation Veranneman, Kruishoutem, Belgium. 
L’Art colombien à travers les siècles, Musée du Petit Palais, Paris, France, traveling exhibition organized by the Instituto Colombiano de Cultura 
Paisaje 1900-1975 - Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogota, Bogota, Colombia. 


1974

Art of the Americas in Washington Private Collections - Organization of the American States, Washington, DC, United States. 
Arte Colombiano de hoy - Sala de Exposiciones, Fundación Eugenio Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela. 
Arte y politica - Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogota, Bogota, Colombia. 
Brusberg Berichte 18 - Galerie Brusberg, Hannover, Germany. 
Colección - Museo Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela. 
Contemporary Religious Imagery in American Art - Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, United States. 
Group Exhibition: Fall 1974 - James Goodman Gallery, New York, New York, United States. 
Inaugural Exhibition - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, United States. 
Marlborough en Caracas, Arte/Contacto Galeria de Arte, Caracas, Venezuela. 
Selected Paintings, Drawings and Graphics of the 19th and 20th Centuries - Achim Moeller Fine Art, New york, New York, United States. 
Selection 3: Spring/Summer - Achim Moeller Fine Art, New york, New York, united States. 


1973

32 Artistas Colombianos de hoy - Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogota, Bogota, Colombia. 
An Invitation to See: 125 Paintings from Museum of Modern Art - Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, United States. 
Realisti Imperrealisti - Galleria La Medusa, Rome, Italy. 
Tropic of Cancer/Tropic of Capricorn: Contemporary Latin American Art - University Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. 


1972

A Selection of European and American Watercolors and Drawings, Marlborough gallery, New York, New York, United States, traveling exhibition 


1971

117 Dessins et gravures de peintres d’Amérique Latine - Le Centre de Recherches Latino Américanes, Université de Poitiers, Poitiers, France. 
Botero, Lindner, Wesselmann: Aus gewählte Bilder - Zeichnungen und Grafik, Galerie Brusberg, Hannover, Germany. 


1970

Accrochage 1 - Gallery 21, Zürich, Switzerland. 
American Drawings of the Sixties: A Selection - New School Art Center, New York, New York, United States. 
Botero, Coronel, Rodòn - Museo de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Pedras, Puerto Rico. 
Botero, Cuevas: Paintings, Drawings from the Collection of John and Barbara Duncan - Art Gallery, Center for Inter-American Relations, New York, New York, United States, traveling exhibition organized by the International Exhibitions Foundation 
Esso Salon of Contemporary Latin American Artists: A New Permanent Collection - Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, United States. 
Humor, Satire and Irony - New School Art Center, New York, New York, United States. 
Third Internationale der Zeichnung - Zeichnung, Stadt Darmstadt, Germany. 
Thomas Edward Benesch Memorial Collection - Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. 


1969

Contemporary Portraits  - University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States. Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York circulating exhibition 
Inflated Images - Mercer University, Mercer, Georgia, United States. Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, circulating exhibition 
Latin American Paintings from the Collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - Art Gallery, Center for Inter-American Relations, New York, New York, United States. 
Nueve obras de la pintura contemporanea Colombiana - Galería Buchholz, Bogota, Colombia. 


1968

4 Latin American Painters - Art Gallery, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York, United States. 
Group Exhibition - Menschenbilder, Kunsthalle, Darmstadt, Germany. 
Paintings by Fernando Botero and Leopold Richer - Walter Engel Gallery, Toronto, Canada. 


1967 

Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture - Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. 
A Salute to Latin American Art - Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. 


1966

Art of Latin America Since Independence - Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. traveling exhibition 
Pintura Colombiana de ayer y de hoy - Biblioteca Luis-Angel Arango, Banco de la República, Bogota, Colombia. 


1965

Esso Salon of Young Artists, Pan American Union, Washington, DC, United States. 
The Emergent Decade: Latin American Painting, x, New York, New York, United States, traveling exhibition 

1964

Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture - Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. 
3er Festival nacional de arte-1964, exposiciónes: Primer Salón gran Colombiano de pintura - Palacio de Bellas Artes, Cali, Colombia. 
Primer Salón Intercol de artistas jóvenes - Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogota, Bogota, Colombia. 
The Dark Mirror - State University of New York at Fredonia, New York, New York, United States. American Federation of the Arts, New York, New York, traveling exhibition 


1963

23 Pinturas Colombianas: Colección de la Biblioteca Luis-Angel, Arango del Banco de la República, Sala de Exposiciones, Banco de la República, Cúcuta, Colombia. traveling exhibition 
3er Festival nacional de arte-1963, exposiciónes: Primer Salón gran Colombiano de pintura, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Cali, Colombia. 
Arte de América y España - Palacios de Velazquez y Crystal del Retrio, Madrid, Spain. traveling exhibition organized by the Instituto de Cultura Hispanica de Madrid 
Südamerikanische Malerei der Gegenwart - Haus der Städtischen Kunstammlungen, Bonn, Germany, traveling exhibition 


1962

7 Pintores contemporaneos - Galería Arte Moderno, Bogota, Colombia. 
Arte de Colombia - Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy. 
Neo-Figurative Painting in Latin America - Pan American Union, Washington, DC, United States. 
Pintores Colombianos: 2nd Festival Nacional de Arte Cali - La Tertulia, Cali, Colombia. 


1961

International Selection 1961 - Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio, United States. 
Recent Acquisitions: Paintings and Sculpture - Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, United States. 
The Architect Selects - Gres Gallery, Washington, DC, United States. 


1960

25 Pinturas y relieves, Los Pintores auto-excluidos de la II Bienal de México - Biblioteca Luis-Angel Arango, Bogota, Colombia. 
3500 Years of Colombian Art - Joe and Emily Lowe Art Gallery, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, United States. traveling exhibition 
8 Artistas modernos - Galería de Arte El Callejón, Bogota, Colombia. 
Salón Nacional de Pintura de Cucuta, x, Cucuta, Colombia. 


1959

Botero, Grau, Obregón, Ramírez, Villegas, Wiedemann - Galería de Arte El Callejón, Bogota, Colombia. 
International Group Show - Gres Gallery, Washington, DC, United States. 
Paintings from the Gres Gallery - Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. 
South American Art Today - Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas, United States. American Federation of Arts traveling exhibition 
XII Salón Anual de Artistas Colombianos - Museo Nacional, Bogota, Colombia . 


1958

Guggenheim International Award 1958 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York, United States. also included year 1960 
XI Salón Anual de Artistas Colombianos - Museo Nacional, Bogota, Colombia. 


1957

Salón De Arte Moderno - Biblioteca Luis-Angel Arango, Banco de la República, Bogota, Colombia. 
X Salón Anual de Artistas Colombianos - Museo Nacional, Bogota, Colombia. 


1956

Exposición inaugural - Galería El Caballito, Bogota, Colombia. 
Gulf-Caribbean Art Exhibition - Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, United States. traveling exhibition 


1955

Concurso de pintura de la Asociación de Escritores y Artistas de Colombia - Biblioteca Nacional, Bogota, Colombia. 


1952

IX Salón Anual De Artistas Colombianos - Biblioteca Nacional, Bogota, Colombia. 


1949

Salón de artistas Antioqueños - Galerías de Arte, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Extensión Cultural, Bogota, Colombia. 


1948

Exposición de pintores antioqueños - Palacio de Bellas Artes, Instituto de Bellas Artes, Medellín, Colombia.