Luis Camnitzer
Conceptual Artist
New York, NY
2012 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Ford Foundation.

Conceptual artist Luis Camnitzer was raised in Uruguay and has lived in New York since 1964. Camnitzer works primarily in printmaking, sculpture, and installation, producing bitingly humorous works with a focus on language and socio-political concerns as in Memorial (2009), in which he inserted the names of the “disappeared” in Uruguay during the dictatorship into the telephone book. Camnitzer is also a critic and curator, known for his work on expanding the canon of conceptual art to include Latin American artists.

Portrait photo courtesy Selby Hickey.

  • Artwork by Luis Camnitzer
    Insults, from Barely There, 2009; photo courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit
Artwork by Luis Camnitzer