cruz-diez foundation

The Cruz-Diez Foundation is an organization committed to preserving, developing, exhibiting, and researching the artistic and conceptual legacy of Carlos Cruz-Diez, one of the twentieth century’s seminal thinkers in the field of color.  


We believe that the arts are the finest communication system ever invented by mankind. Our goal is to stimulate and nurture the kind of intellectual inquiry that leads to new forms of expression.


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Exhibition "Light Show"

Originally organised by London's Hayward Gallery in 2013, the successful exhibition « Light Show » which already traveled to New Zealand and Australia, is presented at the Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates.
"Light Show" explores the experiential and phenomenal aspects of light by bringing together sculptures and installations that use light to sculpt and shape space in different ways. The exhibition showcases artworks created from the 1960s to the present day, including immersive environments, free-standing light sculptures and projections.
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Exhibition "Didaktik und Dialektik der Farbe"

The Kleine Museum and the Cruz-Diez Foundation present the exhibition Carlos Cruz-Diez, Didaktik und Dialektik der Farbe (Carlos Cruz-Diez, Didactic and Dialectic of Color). This exhibition presents and conveys in a simple and comprehensible way the concepts of the artist on the chromatic phenomenon. Through a series of panels, the visitor can retrace, step by step, the origin and development of each of his plastic investigations.
Eminently didactic, the show was first presented in 1980, at Simón Bolívar University in Caracas, Venezuela. The intention was to pass on to young people the discoveries of his investigations into color, and to motivate them to detect the subtlest things in the midst of the colossal bombardment of information, images and forms of the contemporary world. Since then the show has travelled to many countries in Latin America and Europe
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Turner Medal 2015 awarded to Carlos Cruz-Diez

Turner Medal 2015 awarded to Carlos Cruz-Diez

On April the 1st 2015, the Colour Group (GB) presented the Turner Medal Award to Carlos Cruz-Diez for his contribution to understandings of Colour through Art.

Every two years, alternating with the Newton Medal rewarding scientific contributions, the Colour Group (GB) presents the Turner Medal to a distinguished artist in recognition of their outstanding contribution towards understanding colour in the Visual arts. This year, for the 75th anniversary of the group, Carlos Cruz-Diez was honoured with the Turner Medal award 2015.
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video - exhibition

video - exhibition

The exhibition Carlos Cruz-Diez: Circumstance and Ambiguity of Color is a pedagogical sample that evidences the artist’s proposal: the AUTONOMOUS COLOR, as an ephemeral and evolving reality, devoid of symbolism.


With this video, listen to the artist speak about the importance of this pedagogical exhibition.


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Virtual Tour of the Cruz-Diez retrospective


For those who missed the exhibition "Carlos Cruz-Diez: Color in Space and Time",
which remained for five months at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH),
the Foundation produced this virtual tour.


In 2011, The Cruz-Diez Foundation and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
presented a large-scale retrospective of Carlos Cruz-Diez to celebrate sixty years
of the artistic production of this central figure of contemporary art. 

They joined forces to bring together more than 150 artworks, many of which
belong to the permanent collection of the Foundation.



Catalogue Raisonné

Catalogue Raisonné


The Cruz-Diez Foundation is currently working on its priority project: the Catalogue Raisonné of Carlos Cruz-Diez.


This publication aims to assemble rigorous and comprehensive information about the artist’s works.
We invite the owners of works by Carlos Cruz-Diez or anyone having information concerning them to contact us at
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