Artist Bio

Luis Camnitzer is an Uruguayan artist residing in the U.S. since 1964. He received a degree in sculpture from the Escuela Bellas Artes of the University of Uruguay, where he also studied architecture at the School of Architecture. A professor emeritus of the State University of New York, he is the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships (1961 and 1982) and the Frank Jewett Mather Award, College Art Association (2011). His work has been exhibited in several international exhibitions, among them the Venice Biennale (1988 when he represented Uruguay with a one-person show), the Whitney Biennial (2000), and Documenta XI (2002). His work is in over thirty museum collections, among them the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; and the Museo de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba. He presently is the pedagogical advisor for the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection. Among his books are New Art of Cuba, Conceptualism in Latin American Art: Didactics of Liberation and On Art, Artists, Latin America and Other Utopias, all published by University of Texas Press. His work is represented by Alexander Gray Associates in New York.