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Luis Camnitzer

(Lübeck, Germany, 1937) Artist and educator. Camnitzer is an Uruguayan artist who has lived in the USA since 1964. He is a Professor Emeritus of Art, State University of New York, College at Old Westbury. He received a Guggenheim fellowship for printmaking in 1961 and one for visual arts in 1982. In 2011, he was awarded the Frank Jewitt Mather Award of the College Art Association. He represented Uruguay in the Venice Biennial 1988 and participated in the Whitney 2000 and the Documenta XI. In 2018-19, he had a retrospective exhibition in the Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid). He was curator for the Viewing Program of the Drawing Center in New York (1999 to 2006) and pedagogical curator of the 6th Bienal de Mercosur (2007). His work is in the collections of over 40 museums. Among his books are: New Art of Cuba (University of Texas Press); Didactics of Liberation: Conceptualist Art in Latin America (University of Texas Press, 2007); On Art, Artists, Latin America and Other Utopias (University of Texas Press, 2010), and One Number Is Worth One Word (e-flux Journal/ Sternberg Press, 2020). His work is represented by the Alexander Gray Gallery in New York.