The truth is that Sami Mattar belongs to the old stock of artists for whom Life and Art are not opposed elements - on the contrary, they're interpenetrating expressions of human experience.
- Jakob Klintowitz
1954
  • Collective, Minarte Gallery - Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
  • Individual, Minarte Gallery - Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
1962
  • Individual, Santa Rosa Gallery - Rio, Brazil.
1965
  • 1st Visual Arts Exhibition of Brazil, Museum of Modern Art - Rio, Brazil.
  • 1st Salon Exxon, Museum of Modern Art - Rio, Brazil.
1966
  • 2nd Visual Arts Exhibition of Brazil, Museum of Modern Art - Rio, Brazil.
  • 1st Biennial of Bahia - Salvador, Brazil.
  • 15th National Salon of Modern Art, Ministry of Education and Culture - Rio, Brazil.
  • Salon of Modern Art, Museum of Art - Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
  • 1st Cycle of Studies of Brazilian Art, Macunaíma Gallery - Rio, Brazil.
1967
  • New Brazilian Objectivity, Museum of Modern Art - Rio, Brazil.
  • 16th National Salon of Modern Art, Ministry of Education and Culture - Rio, Brazil.
  • 9th International Biennial of Art - São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 1st National Salon of Art - Brasília, Brazil.
  • 2 nd Exxon Salon, Museum of Modern Arts - Rio, Brazil.
1968
  • Individual, Arte-Arte Gallery - São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 4th Visual Art Exhibition of Brazil, Museum of Modern Art - Rio, Brazil.
  • 17th National Salon of Modern Art, Ministry of Education and Culture - Rio, Brazil.
  • São Paulo's Salon, Museum of Art of São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Art at Flamengo Park - Rio, Brazil.
  • 1st Art Fair, Museum of Modern Art - Rio, Brazil.
  • 2nd Biennial of Bahia - Salvador, Brazil.
1969
  • Manifest "Expansion" (Sami Mattar & Moricone), Museum of Modern Art - Rio, Brazil.
  • Collective, Álvaro Penteado Foundation - São Paulo, Brazil (guest).
  • 5th Visual Art Exhibition of Brazil, Museum of Modern Art - Rio, Brazil.
  • 1st Art Supermarket - Rio, Brazil.
  • Presentation of the first poem-poster of Brazil, Museum of Modern Art - Rio, Brazil.
  • 18th National Salon of Modern Art, Ministry of Education and Culture - Rio, Brazil.
  • 10th International Biennial of Art - São Paulo, Brazil (guest).
  • Compass Salon, Museum of Modern Art - Rio, Brazil.
1970
  • 19th National Salon of Modern Art, Ministry of Education and Culture - Rio, Brazil.
  • Collective, "The Face and The Labor", IBEU (Instituto Brazil-Estados Unidos) - Rio, Brazil.
  • Individual, Petit Gallery - Rio, Brazil.
  • Presentation of the "Poster/tent", Museum of Modern Art - Rio (Art at Ipanema Beach), Brazil.
1971
  • 11th International Biennial of Art of São Paulo - São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Salon Eletrobrás, Museum of Modern Art - Rio, Brazil.
  • 20th National Salon of Modern Art, Ministry of Education and Culture - Rio, Brazil
1972
  • 21th National Salon of Modern Art, Ministry of Education and Culture - Rio, Brazil.
1973
  • 22th National Salon of Modern Art, Ministry of Education and Culture - Rio, Brazil.
  • Individual, Ipanema Gallery - Rio, Brazil.
1974
  • Individual, National Museum of Fine Arts - Rio, Brazil.
1975
  • Collective of Six, da Praça Gallery - Rio, Brazil.
  • Individual, Oscar Seraphico Gallery - Brasília, Brazil.
  • 24th National Salon of Modern Art, Ministry of Education and Culture - Rio, Brazil.
  • Collective, Mini Gallery - Rio, Brazil.
  • Individual, Gallery Contemporaine - Beirut, Lebanon.
  • 1st Festival of Art - Biblos, Lebanon (honorary mention).
1976
  • 24th National Salon of Modern Art, Ministry of Education and Culture - Rio, Brazil.
  • Individual, Graffity Gallery - Rio, Brazil.
1978
  • Collective, Guanabara Gallery - Rio, Brazil.
1979
  • Individual, Casa Branca Gallery - Rio, Brazil.
  • Collective, Eucatexpo Gallery - Rio, Brazil.
  • Collective, Brazilian Itinerant Art, Petrobrás - Rio, Brazil.
  • Individual, Parnazo Gallery - Brasília, Brazil.
1980
  • Brazilian Modern Art - Hannover, Germany.
1981
  • Individual, André Art Gallery - São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Collective, Scopus Gallery - Rio, Brazil.
  • Collective, A. M. Niemayer Gallery, Sami Mattar/Newton Resende/Ziraldo - Rio, Brazil.
1982
  • Individual, Época Gallery - Salvador, Bahia.
1983
  • Individual, A. M. Niemayer Gallery - Rio, Brazil.
1984
  • 3rd Salon of Plastic Arts of Teresópolis - Rio, Brazil (guest).
  • Retrospective "30 Years", Cultural Foundation of Brasília - Brasília, Brazil.
  • Active Brazilian Painting, Petrobrás - Rio, Brazil (guest).
1985
  • Contemporary Artists, BNDS (National Bank of Social Development).
  • Individual, Borghese Gallery - Rio, Brazil.
1986
  • 20 Brazilian Artists, Department of Culture of Porto Alegre - Porto Alegre, Brazil (guest).
1990
  • Collective, Pinacoteca 2 - Rio, Brazil.
1992
  • Collective, 30th Annual Fremont Art Association - San Francisco, CA, USA (honorary mention).
1993
  • Collective, Brazilian Student Association of Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA, USA.
1994
  • Individual, H. L. Art Gallery - Boca Raton FL, USA.
1995
  • Retrospective "40 Years", Villa Riso - Rio, Brazil.
1996
  • Collective, Realism Surrealism, The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art - Miami, FL, USA.
  • Collective, Hispanic Expressions, National Association of Hispanic Publications - Washington DC, USA.
  • International Art Americas 96 - Miami, FL, USA.
  • Hispanic Reflections, The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art, Orange County Convention Center - Orlando, FL, USA.
  • Individual, "The Return of Sami Mattar", Pinacoteka Solar das Artes - Teresópolis, Brazil.
  • Collective, Hispanic Heritage in America 96, The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art - Miami, FL, USA (honorary mention).
  • Collective, Batik Osmus Extra Los Angeles Artexpo - Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • Collective, Faces Art Gallery - Bay Harbor Island, FL, USA.
  • Collective, 25th Anniversary Batik, The Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art - Miami, FL, USA (honorary mention).
  • Individual, 105 Years of Teresópolis, Solar da Artes (Pinacoteca Gallery) - Teresópolis, RJ, Brasil.
1997
  • Collective, Hispanic Heritage in America, Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art - Miami, FL, USA (honorary mention).
  • Collective,"Las Americas", Florida Museum of Hispanic and Latin American Art - Miami, FL, USA (honorary mention).
1999
  • Individual, "Sami Mattar, 45 Years of Art", Ana Terra Art Gallery, Vitória, ES, Brazil.
2000
  • Individual, "Desenho Etc... Sami Mattar Univerti-feso", Teresópolis, RJ, Brazil.
2001
  • Individual, "UNI-OSREV de SamiMattar", Center for Entrepreneurial Events at Rio's Stock Market, Rio, RJ, Brazil.

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2002
  • Individual, "Circus People", Villa Riso, Rio, RJ, Brazil.

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  • Individual, "Ex-Uni-Verso", exhibition and launching of the book "Não Acredite se Puder", Villa Riso, Rio, RJ, Brazil.

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2006
  • Retrospective - 53 years of Art, January 8, Center for Entrepreneurial Events at Rio's Stock Market, Rio, RJ, Brazil.
  • Individual, "Sami Mattar", Feso Pro-Arte, Rio, RJ, Brazil.

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2007
  • Retrospective - November 25 to December 23, Feso Pro-Arte, Teresopolis, RJ, Brazil.
  • Night of Autographs, Launching of the book "Não Acredite se Puder" at Galeria Pinacoteka in Teresopolis, RJ, Brazil.

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