Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Guillermo Kuitca

Guillermo Kuitca lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is one of Latin America’s leading contemporary artists. Inspired by the worlds of architecture, theater, and cartography, his work has been exhibited extensively around the world...His first solo museum exhibition in the U.S. was a one-man show, Projects 30, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1991. He exhibits regularly at Sperone Westwater Gallery and has been featured in other solo exhibitions including the Centro de Arte Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro; The Foundation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris; the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio, which traveled to the Whitechapel Gallery, London; and IVAM Centre del Carme in Valencia, Spain, which traveled to the Museo de Monterrey and the Museo Rufino Tamayo, in Mexico. The Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid organized a retrospective, Guillermo Kuitca: Obras 1982/2002. Recently, the Daros Latinamerica Foundation, Zurich, presented Das Lied von der Erde, a survey of their Kuitca collection of paintings and drawings. Kuitca was selected to represent Argentina in the 52nd La Biennale di Venezia and has been included in many other major group shows. The first comprehensive retrospective of Kuitca’s art to travel in the U.S. in fifteen years is being co-organized by Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Miami Art Museum. Guillermo Kuitca will open in Miami in 2009 before it travels to Buffalo and Washington. Kuitca’s work is in the permanent collections of many major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Tate, London; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan. Kuitca has also created numerous theater pieces and is the founder of the Studio Program for the Visual Arts, a fellowship program for young artists in Buenos Aires.

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