British Commissioner: Sir Philip Hendy

Selection Committee: Sir Philip Henry, Roland Penrose, Sir Herbert Read, Sir John Rothenstein and Lilian Somerville. 38 paintings by Ben Nicholson, from collections in the UK and USA, were selected alongside the work of ten young sculptors: Robert Adams, Kenneth Armitage, Reg Butler, Lyn Chadwick, F McWilliam, Bernard Meadows, Eduardo Paolozzi, Thornton, William Turnbull and Austin Wright.

Further reading:
Margaret Garlake, Britain and the Sâo Paulo Bienal 1951-1991, The British Council, London 1991 (ISBN 0 86355 199 X)

After the showing in Buenos Aires, the Nicholson paintings were returned to their owners, while the sculpture, as a separate exhibition, was toured in South America.