Gyula Kosice (1924) was born in Kosice, Slovakia. nationalized argentinian. He was a sculptor, painter and poet, and noted for being one of the forerunners of kinetic vanguard art. Interested in sculptural research, he made light experiences, integrating kinetic elements and introducing water and plexiglass in his works. Kosice was co-founder of Arte Concreto Invención in 1945, and a year later, founder of the Madí Art Movement, author of his Manifesto. He was also co-founder of Arturo magazine in 1944, and propeller of the “Hidro-Space City”, a project of a future urbanism suspended in space. Throughout his career he published 15 books of essays and poetry.
He made numerous individual exhibitions and more than 500 collective exhibitions. He has been distinguished with the degree of “Knight of Arts and Letters” by the government of France in 1989, and in 1991 the National Museum of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires made a retrospective exhibition of his work.
He received numerous awards, such as the Prize for the Trajectory of Plastic Arts granted by the National Museum of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires in 1994, the Di Tella Prize and the Konex Prize in 1997, among others.
His work is included in public and private collections such as the Museum of Latin American Art (MALBA), the National Museum of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires, the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires (MAMBA) and Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires (MACBA) ), Argentina; Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, Amalia Lacroze Art Collection From Fortabat, the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston, the Museum of Modern Art of New York (MoMA), USA; the Center Georges Pompidou in Paris, France, among many others.