ALFREDO HLITO was born in Buenos Aires in 1923. He studied at the National School of Fine Arts. He was co-founder of the Concrete-Invention Art Movement and signed the Manifesto Invencionista, along with Raúl Lozza, Enio Iommi, Lidy Prati, Manuel Espinosa, Claudio Girola and Tomas Maldonado.
He has held more than 30 solo exhibitions in his country of birth and abroad, and numerous group exhibitions in countries like Spain, France, Germany, Mexico (where he lived between 1963 and 1973), United States, Brazil and Switzerland. He represented Argentina on more than one occasion at the Venice Biennale (1954) and at the Bienal de São Paulo (1954, 1961,1975 and 1989).
In 1984 he entered the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes in Argentina, and a year later he received the Di Tella Award for Visual Arts. In 1986 the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA), in Buenos Aires held a major retrospective exhibition.
In 2002 the Galería Jorge Mara – La Ruche opened the exhibition “Alfredo Hlito works on paper” and the Madrid based Fundación Telefonica organized a major anthological exhibition dedicated to his work.
The Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, opened a retrospective exhibition of Alfredo Hlito in 2003.
In 2012 the Galería Jorge Mara – La Ruche held a second and extensive solo exhibition dedicated to his work
He died in Buenos Aires in 1993.