Alfredo Hlito  

Born in Buenos Aires in 1923, attended the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes. His first works showed a considerable influence of the Uruguayan Joaquín Torres García. In 1945 founded the Asociación Arte Concreto-Invención, signing the Inventionist MADI Manifesto in 1946. During his concrete period (1945-1955), he wrote extensively on the problems of this type of abstraction, with those texts compiled by the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes (1955). He took part, together with other members of the Asociación Arte Concreto-Invención in the Salon des Realités Nouvelles, Paris, as well as in the New Realities exhibition at the Van Riel gallery, Buenos Aires (1948). In 1954 he received the Acquisition Award from the II Biennial Exhibition of San Pablo, and participated in the Venice Biennial in 1955. In 1964 he travelled to Mexico, where he lived until 1973. Member of the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes. In 1987 the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes organized an important retrospective exhibition of his works. He also participated in important individual and collective international exhibitions. He died in 1993.