Luis Camnitzer

Luis Camnitzer is a Uruguayan artist who moved to the United States in 1964. Prior to that, he studied sculpture and architecture at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, and sculpture and engraving at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich. A two-time recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship (1961 and 1982), he is an Emeritus Professor at the State University of New York. Camnitzer was also curator of Emerging Art at the Drawing Center, New York (1999–2006), and pedagogical curator at the 6th Mercosur Biennial, Porto Alegre (2007). He represented Uruguay at the Venice Biennale (1988), and showed his work at the Whitney Biennial, New York (2000) and Documenta XI, Kassel (2002). He has also written several books, including Didáctica de la liberación: arte conceptualista latinoamericano and Arte, Estado y no he estado, both of which received Uruguay’s National Literature Award for Art Essays (2010 and 2014). His work can be found in over 40 international museums.