Martha Boto (1925-2004) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Painter and sculptor, focused its work on research on optical variations of light, color and movement. She was a member of the New Art Association created in 1955 by the poet Aldo Pellegrini and the artist Carmelo Arden Quin. In 1956 she joined the group Artistas No Figurativos Argentinos. In 1959 she settled in Paris where she made contact with the Op-art and Kinetic Art Movement. Her kinetic and optical works were focused on the juxtaposition of static or moving reliefs, experimenting with chance, play and movement. In 1960 she participated in the first Biennial of Paris. In 1969 she made her first individual exhibition at the Galerie Denise René. Her works participated in exhibitions at the National Museum of Art Reina Sofia in Madrid in 2007, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 2009 and at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires in 2012, among many others.
Her work is included in public and private collections including the Centre Georges Pompidou, National Fund for Contemporary Art and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France; the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), the Torcuato Di Tella Foundation and the Na- tional Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy; the Museum of Art in Tel Aviv, Israel; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ( MFAH ), Texas, USA ; among many others.