Artist | César Domela (1900 - 1992)

Alias: César Domela [César Domela Nieuwenhuis]

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César Domela was born in Amsterdam on 15th January 1900. His father, Ferdinand Domela Nieuwenhuis, a Lutheran priest leader of the Dutch left wing anarchist party, died in 1919. The same year César, who didn't feel like inheriting his political leadership, moved to Ascona. There he met Marianne von Werefkin and other artists who experienced the Monte Verità free-thinkers life style. In this Period Domela was a passionate reader of "The Book of Tao" and worked at his first paintings. In 1924 he was in Paris where he met Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg; he joined "De Stijl" group and created his first neoplastic work. In 1925 he exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York together with Kandinsky, Mondrian, Pevsner, Gabo, Lissitzky and took part in "L'Art d'Aujourd'hui" with Gris, Klee, Larionov, Brancusi and Mondrian.
In 1926 he met his wife to come, Ruth Derenberg. In 1927 they moved to Berlin. In 1929 Domela worked on his first neoplastic reliefs. In 1933 they left Germany for Paris. In 1936 he exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art on the occasion of "Cubism and Abstract Art" with Duchamp, Kandinsky, Klee, Kupka, Malevich and others. In 1937 his works were displayed in the "Konstruktivisten"-exhibition at the Kunsthalle in Basel. The same year he started the magazine - Plastique - with Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Jean A rp. By this time Domela's artistic personality was well defined and invitations to international exhibitions became more and more, frequent. He died in Paris in 1992.

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Venue types: Gallery / Museum / Non-Profit / Collector
Exhibitions in artist-info 92 (S 7/ G 85) Did show together with - Top 5 of 2248 artists
(no. of shows) - all shows - Top 100
Jean Arp [Hans Arp] (54)- 515
László Móhóly-Nagy [Ladislaus Moholy-Nagy] (45)- 408
Wassily Kandinsky [Vasily Vasilyevich Kandinsky, Wassili Wassiljewitsch Kandinski, Basile Kandinsky] [Kandinskij] (45)- 685
Auguste Herbin (39)- 179
Sophie Taeuber Arp [Sophie Henriette Taeuber-Ar, Sophie Tauber-Arpp] (39)- 178
Exhibitions by type
92:   33 / 36 / 23 / 0
Venues by type
62:   16 / 24 / 22 / 0
Curators 36
artist-info records May 1923 - Jul 2017
Countries - Top 5 of 12
France (25)
United States (22)
Germany (17)
United Kingdom (8)
Switzerland (6)
Cities - Top 5 of 37
Paris (25)
New York (11)
London (7)
Frankfurt am Main (4)
Köln (4)
Venues (no. of shows ) Top 5 of 62
Annely Juda Fine Art (7)
Galerie Denise René (6)
Centre Pompidou - Musée National d'Art Moderne (6)
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - MAM (1/2) (5)
Galerie Chalette (3)
Curators (no. of shows) Top 5 of 36
Denise René(5), Alfred H. Barr(2), Pontus Hultén(2), Lafranco Bombelli(1), Giuseppe Marcenaro(1)
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Die Revolution ist tot. Lang lebe die Revolution (2/2)

 - Von Malewitsch bis Judd
Zentrum Paul Klee G Apr 2017 - Jul 2017 Bern (14) +0
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Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection

 - 1909–1949
MoMA (6/7) - The Thomas Walther Collection 1909-1949 G Dec 2014 - Apr 2015 New York (1) +0
Bajac, Quentin (Curator)       +0
Meister, Sarah Hermanson (Curator)       +0
Kounava, Angeliki (Curator)       +0
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L'art en guerre

 - France 1938-1947
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - MAM (1/2) G Oct 2012 - Feb 2013 Paris (808) +0
Munck, Jacqueline (Curator)       +0
Dorléac, Laurence Bertrand (Curator)       +0
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Photomontage Between the Wars (1918–1939)

Fundacíon Juan March G Mar 2012 - May 2012 Madrid (8) +0
Berman, Merrill C. (Curator)       +0
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Malas Calles

Institut Valencià d’Art Modern - Centre Julio Gonzalez (IVAM) G Feb 2010 - May 2010 Valencià (97) +0
Cortés, José Miguel G. (Curator)       +0
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Expérimentations photographiques en Europe

 - Des années 1920 à nos jours
Centre Pompidou - Musée National d'Art Moderne G Nov 2008 - Mar 2009 Paris (142) +0
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