Carlos Cruz-Diez: In Memoriam

Carlos Cruz-Diez (Caracas, 1923 - Paris, 2019) lived and worked in Paris since 1960. A major protagonist in the field of Kinetic and Optical Art, a movement that encourages “an awareness of the instability of reality”*, his body of work established him as one of the key 20th century thinkers in the realm of color.

The Cruz-Diez Art Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to stimulating curiosity, encouraging invention and awakening unconventional thinking by developing innovative and accessible tools, based on Carlos Cruz-Diez´s unique approach to color, art and life.

* Jean Clay, “La peinture est finie” [Painting is Finished], Robho, n°1, 1967, n.p.


Carlos Cruz-Diez’s works are displayed all around the world. Here is a selection of the current shows where you can experience his works as well as some highlighted news and events.



Have you ever wondered what Couleur Additive, Physichromie, Induction Chromatique, Chromointerférence, Transchromie, Chromosaturation, Chromoscope and Couleur à l'Espace mean?

Head to this section to learn more about Cruz-Diez’s 8 researches around the world of color, thanks to a selection of one of his most representative works.


We have selected catalogs, monographs and studies about the artist. Every publication has its own dedicated page with a link -when possible- to purchase it.




In this section you will find a selection of different pictures that shows the artistic career and life of Cruz-Diez. This section, which will be updated regularly, demonstrates the tough task of inventory and numbering of over 120,000 photographs that the documentation areas of Paris and Panama are working on.



You will find in this section the main documentaries about the artist’s life as well as interviews and conferences about his work that were held out by some eminent specialists.


Fondation Villa Datris
7, avenue des Quatre Otages
84800 L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
22.05.21 - 01.11.21

Art Forum Würth Capena
Viale della Buona Fortuna, 2
00060 Capena (Rm)
10.05.21 - 08.10.22

Galería Cayón
Carrer de Sant Roc 24
07701 Mahón. Menorca
(Islas Baleares)
12.06.21 - 28.08.21

Museo Reina Sofía
Edificio Nouvel, Biblioteca y Centro de Documentación, Espacio D
12.03.21 - 11.06.21

Domaine de Chamarande
38 rue du Commandant Arnoux
91730 Chamarande
19.05.21 - 28.08.21

Dubai World Expo 2020
Dubai, UAE
01.10.21 - 31.03.22