Victor Vasarely/ Victor Vasarely

Hungary 1906 - 1997

Op Art

www.vasarely.com

Victor Vasarely
Victor Vasarely
Male
Hungary
1906

Victor Vasarely was an eminent Hungarian painter, best known as a father and founder of Op Art movement. His unbelievably complex and colorful patterns engage the viewer’s eye and convey a sense of kinetic energy across the two-dimensional surface. During the 1960’s and 70’s, Victor Vasarely’s optical images became a new indispensable part of the popular culture. They made a strong impact on architecture, computer science, and even fashion. Despite the fact that Vasarely has achieved a worldwide success, he remained quite modest and insisted on keeping his art accessible to everyone. His main motto was Art for All.

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untitled composition request sculpture Victor Vasarely - Vega - image via media.mutualart.com
Victor Vasarely – Vega – image via media.mutualart.com

Early Biography – From Medicine Studies to Academic Painting

Vasarely’s life and biography were quite exciting and full of unexpected choices. The artist was born in 1906 in Pecs, Hungary and he was initially quite passionate about natural science, especially medicine. Accordingly, he decided to dedicate himself to medicine studies at the Budapest University. However, in the late 1920s, he suddenly changed his mind and abandoned medicine in order to start learning traditional academic painting. Around the same time, he enrolled at the private Podolini-Volkmann Academy. In 1928, he became a regular visitor of Sándor Bortnyik’s workshop and gallery, which was the very center of Bauhaus movement in Vasarely’s home country. While spending time at this gallery, Vasarely got interested in the work of Wassily Kandinsky. He also felt that his home country might not be the most stimulative environment for a young artist, so he moved to Paris and settled there in 1930. He supported himself financially by his work in the field of graphic arts, such as poster designing. He also used to collaborate with various advertising agencies, as a creative consultant. Already at this early point of his career, Vasarely showed enviable skills when it comes to combining patterns and organic images. He preferred working alone and his interactions with other artists were quite limited in this period.

Already at an early point of his career, Vasarely showed enviable skills when it comes to combining patterns and organic images or sculpture

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untitled composition request sculpture Victor Vasarely - Torony II (Left) / Tizenne II, 1986 (Right) - images via pinterest.com
Victor Vasarely – Torony II (Left) / Tizenne II, 1986 (Right) – images via pinterest.com

Victor Vasarely and His Early Op Art

Vasarely’slegendary work from the 30s, entitled Zebra, is nowadays considered as one of the earliest examples of op art. It was also a really important departure point in Vasarely’s development of his own style. Over the next thirty years, the artist has created his very own style, consisting of geometric abstract art based on a minimal number of forms and colors. Earlier Vasarely’s pieces revolved around the concepts of color theory but in the 1950s and 1960s, his work became more independent because it started focusing on the optical potential of the two-dimensional view. The artist was also puzzled by the internal geometry present in the natural, organic world and many of his common motifs are rooted in these natural sources of geometry. Since Vasarely’s art turned out to be quite successful in the financial sense as well, the artist has used his income to establish a socio-cultural foundation in Aix-en-Provence in France. The main goal of this institution was the integration of beauty at all levels of the urban environment.

Vasarely’slegendary work from the 30s, entitled Zebra, is nowadays considered as one of the earliest examples of op art and it is revered by many op artists

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untitled composition request sculpture Victor Vasarely - Zebra, 1938 - image via charlotteformosa.com
Victor Vasarely – Zebra, 1938 – image via charlotteformosa.com

Important Series of Work

Victor Vasarely’s oeuvre consists of paintings and sculptures based on the principles of optical illusions. Over the three decades, the artist has produced a number of quite different series, which confirms the strength and versatility of his talent. Starting from the late 20s until the mid-40s, Vasarely experimented with textural effects, perspective, shadow and light. His most famous works from this period are Zebras from 1937, Chess Board from 1935, and Girl-power from 1934. This period was followed by Victor Vasarely’s further experimentation with cubistic, futuristic, expressionistic, and surrealistic paintings, made in the mid-40s. Afterward, he suddenly felt he on the wrong track, but in spite of this he exhibited his pieces in the gallery of Denise René in 1946 and the gallery René Breteau in 1947. However, it wasn’t until the 50s that Vasarely has developed his very own style. The names and ideas behind his works produced in this period came from various geographic locations. Denfert is inspired by the white tiled walls of one of the metro stations in Paris, while Gordes/Crystal is related to the cubic shape of houses close to the Cote d’Azur. Based on the imagery from his Gordes series, the artist started developing his trademark kinematic images. These were made on acrylic glass panes and due to their modern and light structure, they suggested a dynamic atmosphere. When it comes to his black and white paintings, Vasarely used to combine the frames into a single pane by transposing photos in two colors. During the mid-50s, Vasarely made some of his best pieces, such as his famous Tribute to Malevitch, which is a large ceramic wall placed at the University of Caracas in Venezuela. This beautiful masterpiece was co-designed with the architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva. Generally speaking, around the same time kinetic art became really popular and it truly flourished thanks to Vasarely but also his fellow artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray.

In order to thoroughly explain his innovative artistic approach, Victor Vasarely has written and published his Yellow Manifest. This writing was based on his research of constructivist and Bauhaus pioneers. Vasarely clarified that his term visual kinetics refers to the perception of the viewer since the viewer is also the perceiver of optical illusions. After he published this manifesto, Vasarely dedicated himself to another series of works, called Folklore Planétaire, Permutations and Serial Art. This series is typical for its usage of unités plastiques – these are various permutations of geometric forms. In this interesting, almost scientifically organized series, Vasarely has worked with a clearly limited palette. For instance, three shades of red, three shades of greens, two violets and two yellows, but he also restricted his choice of shapes – he used just three circles, two squares, two rhomboids, two rectangles, one triangle, and so forth. Finally, in 1965, Victor Vasarely completed another major series, called Vega: The Tribute to the Hexagon. This series consists of numberless transformations of colors and shapes. Vega has received a great public recognition and was included in the Museum of Modern Art exhibition The Responsive Eye. The most common optical illusion used in this series is the illusion of volume created by the use of swelling grids.

The most common optical illusion used in Vasarely’s work is the illusion of volume created by the use of swelling grids

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Victor Vasarely – Vega 201,1968 (Left) / Halo, 1984 (Right) – images via pinterest.com

Vasarely Museum and Public Projects

In 1970, Vasarely has opened a museum containing over 500 of his works , in a beautiful palace in Gordes. Unfortunately, the museum got closed in 1996. The artist came to another similar idea and it was to open the Foundation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence. This project was inaugurated in 1976 by Georges Pompidou, but nowadays it is also abandoned, due to water leakage from the ceiling. When it comes to other Vasarely’s public projects, in 1976 his large-scale kinematic pieces called Georges Pompidou was installed in the Centre Pompidou in Paris. During the same decade, Vasarely showed a strong interest in the industrial design and he collaborated on the production of an upscale Suomi tableware. In 1982, Vasarely’s work was still quite popular and more than 150 of his unique serigraphs were taken into space by the French-Soviet spacecraft Salyut 7. Later, the same cosmic pieces were sold for the benefit of UNESCO. Around the end of the 80s, the second Vasarely museum was opened, this time in the artist’s native Budapest. Vasarely died in 1997 in Paris when he was 90 years old.

Around the end of 1980 the second Vasarely museum was opened, this time in the artist’s native Budapest

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Vasarely Museum in Budapest – image via wikimedia.org

Kinetic Visual Experimentation

Victor Vasarely’s contribution to the world of contemporary art is indispensable – his kinetic visual experiments had enough power to transformed flat surfaces into dynamic realms of endless possibilities. Thanks to his bold and pioneering approach, Vasarely had bookmarked an entire era in the history of art. In a way, he was also an early bid when it comes to programming, the Internet and digital arts. Nowadays Vasarely is represented by major international museums and galleries and he has received many artistic and honorary awards. Among these important distinctions are the French Legion of Honor, the Guggenheim Prize, and the Gold Medal of the Triennale in Milan.

The artist is represented by Galerie Thalberg in Zurich, Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art in Miami and The Jane Kahan Gallery in New York.

Victor Vasarely lived and worked in France.

Featured image: Vasarely’s Portrait – image via mazzoleniart.com

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Eye Attack: OP Art and Kinetic ArtLouisiana Museum of Modern Art, HumlebaekGroup
2016The Illusive EyeEl Museo Del Barrio, New YorkGroup
2016Constructive ColorSetareh Gallery, DusseldorfGroup
2015Printed MattersGesso Artspace, ViennaGroup
2014Victor Vasarely - Optical PaintingsEMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, EspooSolo
2014Victor Vasarely – Early Drawings and Graphic Designs in the CollectionMuseum of Fine Arts - Budapest, BudapestSolo
2014Auflösung einer GrafiksammlungGALERIE, ViennaGroup
2014Original graphik-Photographie und bibliophile BücherGalerie remixx, GrazGroup
2014A Global Exchange: Geometric Abstraction since 1950MACBA - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Buenos AiresGroup
2014KonkretMilan Dobes Museum, BratislavaGroup
2014Great Expectations #1Cortesi Contemporary, LuganoGroup
201450 Jahre DurchblickGalerie Thomas, MunichGroup
2014A Fine Line: Concrete, Constructivist And Minimalist Art Austin - Desmond Fine Art, LondonGroup
2014Vasarely – FontanaMACA - Museo Arte Contemporanea Acri, AcriGroup
2014Imma Collection: ConversationsIrish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, DublinGroup
2014La percezione creativa a NordestPalazzo Todesco, Vittorio Veneto, TVGroup
2014La Percezione Creativa a NordestPalazzo Tedesco,Vittorio Veneto, TVGroup
2014Entre deux expositionsInstitut culturel Bernard Magrez, BordeauxGroup
2014Inquieto NovecentoLu.C.C.A - Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Lucca, LUGroup
2014Grażyna Kulczyk Collection. Everybody Is Nobody for SomebodyFundación Banco Santander,Boadilla del MonteGroup
2014Cindy Sherman meets Dzunuk’waPresentation House Gallery - PHG, North Vancouver, BCGroup
2014Experience 09: SilenceESMoA, El Segundo, CAGroup
2013A tribute to Victor VasarelyGalerie Lahumière, ParisSolo
2013Vasarely - HommageMusée d'Ixelles, BrusselsSolo
2013Vasarely - Solo ExhibitGalerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, ParisSolo
2013Optical SpacesMuseum of Geometric and MADI Art, Dallas, TXSolo
2013Homage to Denise René. Past, Present and Future of a VisionEspace Expression, Miami, FLGroup
2013Optical ImpulsesThe John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FLGroup
2013Arp’s galaxyMAN - Museo d'Arte di Nuoro, NuoroGroup
2013Das Muster, das verbindetKunsthalle Lingen, LingenGroup
2013Abstrakte MusikGalerie Haas AG, ZurichGroup
2013DecorumMusée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - MAM ARC, ParisGroup
2013KineticVon Bartha Garage, BaselGroup
2013Modernism in Changing Times: Works From 1968Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, NCGroup
2013OSTEN – World Gallery of Drawing – Awarded ArtistsGallery of Art Critics, PragueGroup
2013Opening of the new Kunsthalle, Unveiling of the public sculptureKunsthalle Kosice, KosiceGroup
2013AbstractGalerie Michael Haas, Berlin Group
2013AbstractContemporary Fine Arts - CFA, BerlinGroup
2013Corridor Plateau IIIDREI, CologneGroup
2013An Artist Collecting ArtVestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, VestfossenGroup
2013Constructive, ConcreteMuseum Ritter, WaldenbuchGroup
2013Frühjahr - SommerGalerie Neher GmbH & Co. KG,EssenGroup
2013Dynamo Un Siecle De Lumiere Et De Mouvement Dans L’art 1913-2013Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, ParisGroup
2013Arte Programmata e Cinetica. da Munari a Biasi a Colombo e…Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (GNAM) , RomeGroup
2013Universal StructuresGalerie Miro, PragueGroup
2013Rio De Imagens: Uma Paisagem Em ConstruçãoMuseu de Arte do Rio - MAR, Rio de Janeiro, RJGroup
2013Glanzstücke moderner Kunst-Werke der Goslarer Kaiserringträger (1975-2013)Mönchehaus Museum Goslar, GoslarGroup
2013Into The VoidFred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OKGroup
2013Geo-Neo-PostVasarely Museum, BudapestGroup
2013VibrationsDes Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IAGroup
2013AnspruchGalerie Walzinger, SaarlouisGroup
2012Accrochage - Arbeiten auf Papier Galerie am Lindenplatz AG, VaduzGroup
2012La peinture française contemporaine, combinaisons de l'histoirePerm Museum of Contemporary Art, PermGroup
2012Black-white - Das Kleine MuseumKultur auf der Peunt, WeissenstadtGroup
2012Albertina ContemporaryAlbertina, ViennaGroup
2012Accrochagegalerie konkret martin woern, Sulzburg Group
2012AufbruchKunsthalle Rostock, RostockGroup
2012L'Art en Guerre, France 1938-1947 - De Picasso a DubuffetMusée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - MAM ARC, ParisGroup
2012Moving is livingArt Stations Foundation by Grażyna Kulczyk, PoznanGroup
2012Herbst - Winter 2012 - Kunst Aus Dem 20. Jahrhundert - Arbeiten Auf Papier, Gemälde, SkulpturenGalerie Neher GmbH & Co. KG, EssenGroup
2012Intercambio global. Abstracción geométrica desde 1950MACBA - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Buenos AiresGroup
2012About SeeingJames Watrous Gallery at Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WIGroup
2012Primer ActoMuseo Tamayo, Mexico CityGroup
2012On the GridWilliams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MAGroup
2012Ghosts in the MachineNew Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NYGroup
2012The Small Utopia. Ars MultiplicataFondazione Prada, VeniceGroup
2012Summer 2012Galerie Neher GmbH & Co. KG, EssenGroup
2012Sixties – Art et MobilierGalerie Nmariňo, ParisGroup
2012Sixties – Art et MobilierGalerie Nery Marino, ParisGroup
2012Art & Mathematics: From The Aesthetics Of Art To The Logic Of MathematicsHerakleidon Museum, AthensGroup
2012Arte Programmata e Cinetica. da Munari a Biasi a Colombo e…Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (GNAM) , RomeGroup
2012GoldBelvedere, ViennaGroup
2012Wolfsburger SammlerKunstverein Wolfsburg, WolfsburgGroup
2012Into The VoidFred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OKGroup
2012Plastic AlphabetMIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MAGroup
2012Spirits Of InternationalismMuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, AntwerpGroup
2011Victor Vasarely - une rétrospective 1948 - 1975Galerie Lahumière, ParisSolo
2011Victor Vasarely: Optical PerspectivesCafesjian Center for the Arts, YerevanSolo
2011Victor Vasarely - Solo ShowArt Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina, SarajevoSolo
2011From Léger to Dubuffet. Signs and gestures from the C. 20thGaleria Marc Domènech,BarcelonaGroup
2011Geometrisch-abstraktC.Art-Galerie - Prantl & Boch, DornbirnGroup
2011Contemporary Drawings from the Irving Stenn Jr. CollectionThe Art Institute of Chicago,Chicago, ILGroup
2011Geometry and Experimentation: European Art of the 1960s and 1970sBechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, NCGroup
2011Op Art = IllusionGalerie Thomas, MunichGroup
2011The George and Ann Dannatt CollectionPallant House Gallery, Chichester, West SussexGroup
2011Rotes Quadrat und schwarze RaketeMuseum Kurhaus Kleve, KleveGroup
2011Blast from the Past: 60s and 70s Geometric AbstractionsPalm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CAGroup
2011ObjectsKressling Gallery, BratislavaGroup
2011Sculptures Plurielles - Villa DatrisFondation pour la Sculpture Contemporaine, L´Isle-sur-la-SorgueGroup
2011Im Fokus: Die 1950er bis 1970er JahreMuseum Ritter, WaldenbuchGroup
2011Vasarely & YvaralGalerie Alexis Lartigue, ParisGroup
2011The Erling Neby CollectionHenie Onstad Art Centre, HøvikoddenGroup
2011I Do Like DrawingsVon Bartha Collection, BaselGroup
2011I Do Like DrawingsVon Bartha Garage, BaselGroup
2011Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960sTelfair Museums, Savannah, GAGroup
2011Kinetik - Kunst in BewegungKunsthalle Messmer, RiegelGroup
2011Transparency - Looking ThroughMuseum of Fine Arts - Budapest, BudapestGroup
2011Arte Moderna InternazionaleGalleria La Fenice, SassariGroup
2010Viktor Vazareli - Grafike i objektiMuseum Of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi SadSolo
2010Arbeiten auf PapierGalerie am Lindenplatz AG, VaduzGroup
2010Victor Vasarely, Ludwig Gebhard Anders galerie im stilwerk, DusseldorfGroup
2010Twenty-six million minutes latterMaribor Art Gallery, MariborGroup
2010Konstruktiv!Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, DusseldorfGroup
2010Abstraction CreationMatteo Lampertico, MilanGroup
2010Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960sMemorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, Rochester, NYGroup
2010Gran ReservaMuseo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, SantiagoGroup
2010Contrainte(s)Galerie Maubert, ParisGroup
2010Abstraction-creation: Post-war Geometric Abstract Art From Europe And South AmericaAustin - Desmond Fine Art, LondonGroup
2010Europa Konkret - IntelligibelKunstverein Bamberg, BambergGroup
2010Just Prints ShowSalwa Zeidan Gallery, Abu DhabiGroup
2010SchauLager - LagerSchau 2.Galerie St. Johann, SaarbrückenGroup
2010Map outSuzanne Tarasiève Galerie, ParisGroup
2010Immer in BewegungMannheimer Kunstverein, MannheimGroup
2010Works from the CollectionVon Bartha Collection, BaselGroup
2010Correnti InternazionaliGalleria La Fenice, SassariGroup
2010Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960sSan Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TXGroup
2010World of Trick ArtMie Prefectural Art Museum, Tsu CityGroup
2010More Than Life!Pori Taidemuseo - Pori Art Museum, PoriGroup
2010Black and LightSommer & Kohl, BerlinGroup
2009Imagen Inestable Galería Animal, SantiagoSolo
2009Just what is it…ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, KarlsruheGroup
2009Grafik und Malerei im 20Museum Junge Kunst, FrankfurtGroup
2009color continuo 1810... 2010... System und Kunst der FarbeAltana Galerie der Technischen Universität Dresden, DresdenGroup
2009Victor Vasarely und 50 Jahre Konstruktive Kunst in ParisKunsthalle Messmer, RiegelGroup
2009FLASH! - Light and MovementSara Hildén Art Museum, TampereGroup
2009Uma Aventura ModernaMuseu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo, São PauloGroup
2009Ring of TruthMiami University Art Museum, Oxford, OHGroup
2009Pattern RecognitionThe City Gallery, LeicesterGroup
2009Pattern RecognitionLeicester City Art Gallery, LeicesterGroup
2009FarbklängeGalerie Thomas, MunichGroup
2009Victor Vasarely und die konstruktive Kunst aus Frankreich gestern und heuteStadtgalerie Klagenfurt, KlagenfurtGroup
2009Uber - schneidungen IIGalerie Judith Walker, WeizelsdorfGroup
2009Correnti InternazionaliGalleria La Fenice, SassariGroup
2009Optical Art from BrunswickKunstverein Wolfsburg, WolfsburgGroup
2009Antes bis ZimmerGalerie Voigt, NurembergGroup
2009Remain in LightW139, AmsterdamGroup
2009Estampes, Modernes Et ContemporainesGalerie Pierre-Alain Challier, ParisGroup
2009L'europa Degli InformaliGalleria Mazzoleni Arte Moderna, TurinGroup
2009AllesWilhelm Hack Museum, LudwigshafenGroup
2009EXPLORANDO EL SURMuseo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo MEIAC, BadajozGroup
2009Collectors & CollectionsBaker Sponder Gallery, Boca Raton, FLGroup
2009Collectors & CollectionsSponder Gallery, Miami, FLGroup
2009Collectors & CollectionsElaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FLGroup
2009SpinQUT Art Museum, Brisbane, QLDGroup
2008Victor Vasarely - GRÁFICA Sala Gráfica Galería Patricia Ready, Santiago Solo
2008ACCROCHAGE - Victor VasarelyGalerie Haas & Fuchs, BerlinSolo
2008Victor Vasarely: Works from the Tibor Csepei's CollectionMuseum of Contemporary Art Skopje, SkopjeSolo
2008Niemand bedarf der BedürftingenGalerie Sandra Buergel, BerlinGroup
2008Gmunder SymposienLandesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, LinzGroup
2008Galleria Grafica Collection No.16Galleria Grafica Tokyo, TokyoGroup
2008Dorotheum comes to MoscowStella Art Foundation, MoscowGroup
2008Nur der Schein trügt nichtSituation Kunst, BochumGroup
2008Oko zwiedzioneGaleria EL - Centrum Sztuki w Elblągu, ElblągGroup
2008Op Art RevisitedAlbright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NYGroup
200816th Biennale of SydneyBiennale of Sydney, Sydney, NSWGroup
2008Highlights from the Dorothy M. Skinner and John S. Cook BequestTufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MAGroup
2008Escalera de colorGalería Cayón, MadridGroup
2008Revolução cinéticaMNAC - Museu do Chiado, LisbonGroup
2008Pop and OpNassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NYGroup
2008LinieArt Forum Ute Barth, ZurichGroup
2008Modern PrintsGalerie Proarta, ZurichGroup
2008Sensory Overload: Light, Motion, Sound and the Optical in Art Since 1945Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WIGroup
2008Geiger Vasarely BillMuseum Folkwang Essen, EssenGroup
2008Correnti Internazionali - Saint Phalle- Sanna - Vasarely Galleria La Fenice, SassariGroup
2007Tamaño RealGalería Cayón, MadridGroup
2007Homenaje a PicassoMNBA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Santiago Chile, SantiagoGroup
2007Match Race - Modernistic remixes between now and thenKUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art,AalborgGroup
2007Without RepresentationPolk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FLGroup
2007Grafica InternazionaleGalleria La Fenice, SassariGroup
2007Vanguardia históricaGalería Cayón, MadridGroup
2007White-BlackVasarely Museum, BudapestGroup
2007Shining Spirit: Westheimer Family CollectionOklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OKGroup
2007Twin BillOklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OKGroup
2007RaumfüllerRudolf Budja Galerie - Artmosphere Salzburg, SalzburgGroup
2007Lo[s] Cinético[s]Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, MadridGroup
2007The Optical EdgePratt Manhattan Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2007After Image: Optical Art of the 1960sLoretta Howard Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2007Op ArtSchirn Kunsthalle, FrankfurtGroup
2007OPTIC NERVE: Perceptual Art of the 1960sColumbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OHGroup
2007Op Art Revisited - Selections from the Albright-Knox Art GallerySan Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CAGroup
2007Living ColorVasarely Museum, BudapestGroup
2007Geiger meets colleaguesGalerie Geiger, KonstanzGroup
2006Autour du Blanc. Exposition de goupeGalerie Lahumière, ParisGroup
2006Bewegung im QuadratMuseum Ritter, WaldenbuchGroup
2006Real and virtual spacesVasarely Museum, BudapestGroup
2006Géométrie en libertéGalerie Lélia Mordoch, ParisGroup
2006TapestriesBass Museum of Art, Miami, FLGroup
200660th Anniversary ShowGimpel Fils, LondonGroup
2006Mirada múltipleMuseo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, BilbaoGroup
2006Obra GráficaN2 galeria, BarcelonaGroup
2006The Expanded Eye. Sehen Kunsthaus Zürich, ZurichGroup
2006PluridimensiónGalería Cayón, MadridGroup
2006Black & BlueRobert Miller Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2006Geometric Abstraction and Color Function: Two GenerationsD. Wigmore Fine Art, Inc., New York City, NYGroup
2006zero - sammlung lenz schönberg 1956-2006Museum der Moderne, SalzburgGroup
2005DruckgrafikGalerie Kley, HammSolo
2005The absolute eyeHerakleidon Museum, AthensSolo
2005Victor Vasarely in Black & WhiteRobert Sandelson, LondonSolo
2005Victor Vasarely - Die TäuschungKunsthalle Krems, KremsSolo
2005Arte Moderna e ContemporaneaGalleria La Fenice, SassariGroup
2005PréludeGalerie Lahumière, ParisGroup
2005Forme - EspritGalerie Schlichtenmaier, StuttgartGroup
2005Masterprints aus PrivatsammlungenGalerie Erhard Witzel, WiesbadenGroup
2005ArgumentaAtlas Sztuki, LodzGroup
2005Inventur IIIGalerie Keim, StuttgartGroup
2005Prague Biennale 2Prague Biennale, PragueGroup
2005Totally Geometric - Abstraction from the permanent CollectionNeuberger Museum of Art,Purchase, NYGroup
200540 grafica opera primaMilan Dobes Museum, BratislavaGroup
2005Amish Quilts: Kaleidoscope of ColorFrom the Collection of Faith and Stephen B - Denver Art Museum, Denver, COGroup
2005The Enigma of ModernityLudwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art, BudapestGroup
2004Best of VasarelyRudolf Budja Galerie - Artmosphere Wien, ViennaSolo
2004Human Presence: Works from the Museum´s CollectionSan Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CAGroup
2004Geometrical abstraction and op artMuseum of Contemporary Art Skopje, SkopjeGroup
2004Beyond Geometry - Experiments in Form 1940s-70sMAM - Miami Art Museum, Miami, FLGroup
2004Arte anni 90Galleria La Fenice, SassariGroup
2004Arte contemporanea anni 80Galleria La Fenice, SassariGroup
2004Klassische Moderne bis MinimalGalerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, SindelfingenGroup
200425 Jahre Wilhelm-Hack-Museum - 25 Jahre SammelnWilhelm Hack Museum, LudwigshafenGroup
2004Africa - Beauty and DisasterGalerie Beyeler, BaselGroup
2004Interiors ExteriorsSioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IAGroup
2004Arte Moderna e Contemporanea - Arman - Niki De Saint Phalle - Franco Sanna -Victor Vasarely - Emilio VedovaGalleria La Fenice, SassariGroup
2003Best of VasarelyRudolf Budja Galerie - Artmosphere Salzburg, SalzburgSolo
2003An Optical Experience: Works on Paper from the Permanent CollectionAlbright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NYSolo
2003Artists Design TextliesDean Gallery, Edinburgh, ScotlandGroup
2003Paris 1945 bis 1965 Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, LinzGroup
2003I ProtagonistiGalleria L'Incontro, Chiari, BsGroup
2003Renault Collection - Contemporary French ArtSompo Japan Museum of Art, TokyoGroup
2003Sammlung HolzeVon der Heydt Museum, WuppertalGroup
2003ZeroSammlung Lenz Schönberg - RLB Kunstbrücke, InnsbruckGroup
2003Correnti Internazionali - H. Hartung - P. Picasso - R. Rauschenberg - F. Sanna - V. VasarelyGalleria La Fenice, SassariGroup
2003Photo - Kunst - 1852 - 2002Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, StuttgartGroup
2002Grandi MaestriGalleria La Fenice, SassariGroup
2002Good vibrations: the legacy of Op Art in AustraliaHeide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, VICGroup
2002TransparencesGalerie Lélia Mordoch, ParisGroup
2002Arte MúltiplaGaleria 111 - Lisboa, LisbonGroup
2002Moderna Museet CO Magasin 3Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall, StockholmGroup
2002Serigrafie – the best selectionBrunnhofer Galerie KG, LinzGroup
2001Oeuvres sur papierGalerie Denise René - Espace Marais, ParisGroup
2001AstrattaPalazzo Cavour, TurinGroup
2001Grandi MaestriGalleria La Fenice, SassariGroup
2001PalominoGalerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst - GfZK, LeipzigGroup
2001Accrochage de groupeGalerie Denise René - Espace Marais, ParisGroup
2001Light and Movement of the Century Abstract ArtGallery Hyundai, SeoulGroup
2001Ornament und AbstraktionFondation Beyeler, RiehenGroup
2001The First 10 Years: Selected Works from the CollectionIrish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA,DublinGroup
2000Späte WerkeArt Edition Fils, DusseldorfSolo
2000Viktor Vasarely - Späte WerkeAnders galerie im stilwerk, DusseldorfSolo
2000Selected Works of Victor VasarelyTehran Museum of Contemporary Art, TehranSolo
1998Vasarely - Erfinder der Op-art - Quadrat Bottrop Josef Albers Museum, BottropSolo
1998Vasarely - Erfinder der Op-artKunstverein Wolfsburg, WolfsburgSolo
1997Vasarely - Erfinder der Op-artWilhelm Hack Museum, LudwigshafenSolo
1987Viktor Vasarely - 27 Druckgrafische EinzelblätterKunstverein Schwerte, SchwerteSolo
1980Victor Vasarely - Arbeiten von 1933-1980Galerie Heinz Holtmann, CologneSolo
1969Victory Vasarely – GraphicsFred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, OKSolo
1967Victor Vasarely: bilder + objekte(op) art galerie, EsslingenSolo
1967Victor Vasarely: Paintings and CollagesArts Club of Chicago, Chicago, ILSolo
1967Vasarely - SerigrafieënStedelijk Museum, AmsterdamSolo
1966VASARELY- Peintures récentesGalerie Denise René - Rive Gauche, ParisSolo
1966Vasarely: An Exhibition of Recent PaintingsSidney Janis Gallery, New York City, NYSolo