Who we are
The Cruz-Diez Art Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to preserving, promoting and transmitting the artistic and conceptual legacy of Carlos Cruz-Diez, a major kinetic artist and thinker of color theory of the 20th century.
Created in Houston, USA in 2005 at the Cruz-Diez family’s initiative and continued participation, the Art Foundation considers safeguarding the future of the artist’s works, his research on color, his life philosophy and artistic education its priorities.
Cruz-Diez has always included family in his work, making the next generation conscious of his legacy and through sharing their expertise.
What we do
The activities of the Cruz-Diez Art Foundation are diverse and globally-reaching. Our Collection of over one hundred artworks, donated by the artist, is available for lending to exhibitions, along with our curated pedagogical exhibitions. Thanks to privileged access to Cruz-Diez’s meticulously kept archives we are able to issue Certificates of Authenticity and update his Catalogue Raisonné.
These activities stem from our mission to preserve Cruz-Diez’s artworks, protect his image and check the information distributed about the artist. To date, our Art Foundation has organized 55 exhibitions in 17 countries, published or co-published 14 reference books and produced a mobile app. Another major activity involves reaching out to a new public audience of children and young people by developing pedagogical workshops.
Vision & Mission
The vision is to be a source of inspiration to rouse curiosity, to promote discovery, to encourage inventiveness and to think outside the box, regardless of the field.
The central mission of the Cruz-Diez Art Foundation consists of ensuring the preservation of the artistic legacy of Carlos Cruz-Diez, represented in the collection he donated to Art Foundation that is the embodiment of an important part of his research. It endeavors to ensure the continued existence of his thought on an international scale through the diffusion of his work, his research and his concepts about color.
The Cruz-Diez Art Foundation also focuses on education and culture by developing pedagogical activities for young people. We want to become a source of inspiration to stimulate curiosity, encourage invention and awaken unconventional thinking in art.