Lygia Clark (b. Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1920; d. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1988) studied in Rio de Janeiro and moved to Paris to study in 1950. Important solo and group exhibitions include Lygia Clark: Retrospective at the Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil (2012); Constructed Dialogues, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Estudos e Maquetes, Alison Jacques Gallery, London (2010); elles@centrepompidou, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2009); The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now, SFMoMA, San Francisco (2008) and WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, MoCA, LA (2007).
Since 1953, Clark has contributed to a large number of São Paulo biennials, she has also had her work featured as part of the 1968 Venice Biennale and at Documenta X, Kassel (2007).
Clark's work is held in collections worldwide including MoMA, New York; Tate Modern, London; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; MAM, Rio de Janeiro; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid and Centre Pompidou, Paris.