“Gego is one of the most significant artists to emerge from Latin America during the second half of the twentieth century,” the museum said.
Fleeing Nazi persecution in 1939, she immigrated to Venezuela, where she settled permanently.
“Tracing a markedly individual artistic path, Gego defied categorization,” the museum said.
She became known for her geometric and kinetic sculptures, many of which from the 1950s to the 1990s are on display at the Guggenheim alongside photos of installations and public works, sketches and letters.
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