Luis Camnitzer

Bio: (November 6, 1937, Lübeck, Germany) is an Uruguayan painter and artist, critic, teacher and theorist born in Germany and living in the United States since 1964. It is a leading figure of Latin American conceptualism. His parents were Jewish refugees who fled from the Nazi Germany in 1939 to Uruguay. He grew up in Montevideo, studied at the School of Fine Arts in Uruguay and in the Munich Academy received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1961 and 1982. Is Professor Emeritus of the State University of New York. His work is in the Tate Modern, MoMA, and El Museo del Barrio, with retrospectives in the Bronx (1991), Kunsthalle Kiel (2003), Daros Museum (2010) 4 and El Museo del Barrio (2011). Participated in the Havana Biennial (1984, 1986 and 1991), Venice Biennale (1988), Whitney Biennial (2000), Documenta 11 (2002) and the National University of Colombia. He lives in Great Neck. He received the 2002 Mercosur Konex.