Kenneth Kemble is one of the key figures on twentieth century Argentinean and Latin American art. He is born in Buenos Aires in 1923. In 1961 he organizes the exhibition Destructive Art, at Galería Lirolay, anticipating in concept and outlook to two exhibitions of great international impact that will take place some years later: Destruction in Art Symposium, in Covent Garden, London, promoted by Gustav Metzger in 1966, and Destruction Art, Destroy to Create, at the Finch College Museum of Art, Nueva York, in 1968. In 1963 he has his first retrospective show organized by the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, and his works are shown at the Miami Modern Art Museum.
The seventies was a very prolific decade for his artistic and critic career: in 1971 he exhibits at Galería Carmen Waugh, in 1972 he is awarded the First Prize at the Manuel Belgrano Salon. In 1974 he has an individual show at Galería Bonino where he exhibits the works hereby presented under the title “Imaginary landscapes and other constructions”.
In 1998 Marcelo Pacheco curates his latest retrospective held at the Centro Cultural Recoleta titled “The Great Breakthrough, 1956-1963”. Kenneth Kemble dies in 1998.
In 2009, his works participate in the show “1961. Argentinean art at the crossroads. Informalism and New Figuration”, curated by Roberto Amigo at the National Museum of Fine Arts Buenos Aires, and the Pinacoteca do Estado in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In June this year and exhibition of his archive curated by Florencia Qualina will be held at the Argentine Embassy in Paris. His works will be exhibited in an individual exhibition at MALBA – Fundación Costantini, in 2013.