Guillermo Kuitca

Artist Bio

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1961, Guillermo Kuitca is a key figure in the history of Latin American art whose work finds inspiration in the realms of architecture, theater, and cartography.

Kuitca has exhibited worldwide and his work is held in several major international collections, including the Met and MoMA, New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Tate Gallery, London, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC. Major solo exhibitions include a retrospective at Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico DF (1993) Whitechapel Gallery, London (1995) and at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid and MALBA, Buenos Aires (2003).

In 2006, the exhibition Guillermo Kuitca: Obras puntuales was held in the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes of Santiago de Chile and Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Banco de la República, Bogotá, Colombia. Solo exhibitions have been featured at Kunsthalle Basel (1990), MoMA (1991), Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal (1993), Fondation Cartier, Paris (2000).

Kuitca’s work has been included in significant group exhibitions including the Bienal de São Paulo (1989), Documenta IX, Kassel (1992), Carnegie International, Pittsburgh and Kwangju Biennale, South Korea (1995), Istanbul Biennial (2001) and 52nd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia (2007).

A mid-career retrospective is being organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo and the Miami Art Museum , Miami , Florida for 2008 and 2009. In 2007, Guillermo Kuitca is Argentina’s solo representative in the 52nd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, at the Ateneo Veneto in Venice.

In 1991 Kuitca created the Studio Program for the Visual Arts in Buenos Aires. This program has been a space for work and discussion for about one hundred young artists in Argentina. Kuitca is represented by Sperone Westwater in New York and Hauser & Wirth in Zurich and London. The artist lives and works in Buenos Aires.

Guillermo Kuitca’s Website

Guillermo Kuitca on Sperone Westwater

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