2022 Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Grant

2022 NOMAA Commission to create a public for Hispanic Society Audubon Terrace 

2020 Creative Engagement Grant

2019 UMEZ Arts Engagement Grant

2013 Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Grant

2007 Excellency in Art Award, Alumni Association of the State University of New York

2003 Civitella Ranieri Artist Residency, Umbria, Italy

2001 Anonymous Was A Woman

2000 Joan Mitchell Foundation, Inc. Award

1986 Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Grant

1985-1983 PS-1 Museum, National Studio Program, Artist Residency

About the artist

b. 1951, La Plata, Argentina – lives in New York City since 1969

From her early veristic paintings to her contemporary sculptural installations, Marta Chilindron has created art which explores perspectival, temporal, and spatial relationships. In the 1990s, Chilindron began experimenting with furniture forms, altering their shapes to reflect her point of view in relation to physical space. In 1998/2000 the artist began making collapsible, geometric sculptures in transparent colored acrylics, using hinges to allow movement. These pieces entreat the viewer to manipulate and change their shape.

In 2010, Chilindron was invited to create a public installation as part of the Fokus Lodz Biennale in Poland, and her sculptures were featured as a special project at the Museum of Latin American Art (MoLAA) in Long Beach, California in 2013. The artist had a retrospective exhibition at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts in 2014, and at Point of Contact Gallery at Syracuse University in 2018.

Invited by El Museo del Barrio to be part of their "Diálogos" section at New York’s 2019 Frieze Art Fair; Chilindron went on to create and install a large-scale sculpture, Houston Mobius commissioned by the University of Houston for the inauguration of their Temporary Public Art Program. In 2022 she installed Parallel Greens at Rice University’s Jones School of Business. Orange Cube 48 originally created for Art Basel Hong Kong is to be installed on the Audubon Terrace of the Hispanic Society New York, Summer 2023.  Her 75-foot, 3-part hanging sculpture Orbit Shift is under construction for the new departure terminal of the International Airport Houston opening in 2024.

Compilation of videos of Marta Chilindron manipulating sculptures.

More videos featuring Marta Chilindron's scultpures.

Houston Mobius by Marta Chilindron

Marta Chilindron’s Houston Mobius at Wilhelmina Grove at the University of Houston, as the first artwork presented by The Public Art of the UH System for their Temporary Public Art Program in 2019. Permanently installed.

Light and Color

by Gia Martinez
Dance performance with Marta Chilindron's large-scale sculpture Mobius Houston, filmed at the University of Houston in 2019.

Cecilia de Torres, Ltd. presents "MEET THE ARTIST" Video Series: Marta Chilindron

Part of the "Artists Video Series" published by Cecilia de Torres, Ltd. in 2020.

Orange Cube at the Institute of Fine Arts

Marta Chilindron Manipulating "Cube 48 Orange" at the IFA, New York in 2018.

Manipulating "Pyramid"

Marta Chilindron showing how to open and close her Pyramid sculpture in 2011.