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.
Insults, from Barely There, 2009; photo courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit