Marta Chilindrón

(Uruguayan, based in New York, b. 1951)

Mobius Houston, 2019
Acrylic, 11 x 22 ft.

October 2019 – July 2020

       Mobius Houston, by the New York-based Uruguayan artist Marta Chilindrón (b. 1951), was the first temporary public art project commissioned by Public Art UHS through its Grove Commissions initiative. Building on the South American tradition of geometric abstraction and Concrete art, Mobius Houston explored ideas on the infinite, perception, and transformation on an experimental, large scale. Almost four times the size of earlier works in Chilindrón’s Mobius series, Mobius Houston introduced significant advances in materials and production.


University of Houston

Wilhelmina’s Grove

Installation Time-Lapse

Watch the installation come to life!

Marta Chilindrón + Mobius Houston

Hear from Marta Chilindrón and Joe Meppelink about the challenges of constructing Mobius Houston.

Color | Art Walk with Mike Guidry

Explore Carlos Cruz-Diez and Marta Chilindrón with Mike Guidry as he talks about color.

Yoga and Public Art | Mobius Houston

6 minute yoga session in front of Mobius Houston at University of Houston, Wilhelmina’s Grove. 

Public Art's Moment

For the University of Houston System, 2019 is a year to celebrate. It marks 50 years since UH became the first university in Texas to adopt a Percent for Art program.

Mobius Houston

Mobius Houston is the inaugural temporary public art installation commissioned by Public Art of the University of Houston System (Public Art UHS)

Teleidoscope Binoculars | Virtual Public Art Studio

Teleidoscopes are just like Kaleidoscopes but they are open ended allowing the viewer to see the world in a fantastic array of patterns and shapes. Public Art Studio goers will have the chance to experience their home in a completely fun and new way. Go check out your world with new eyes.

Instruction Sheet

Marta Chilindrón | Mobius Houston Art Sheet

Learn more about Marta Chilindrón and her artwork.