Born 1937 in Lübeck, DE
Lives and works in New York, US
For Luis Camnitzer art is, above all, an instrument for the expansion of knowledge. As both artist and educator, his practice enquires into the social functions of art, the dual role of the audience as witness and accomplice, as well as networks of language and power. An important medium is the written word, which Camnitzer uses both as tool in his academic and critical writing, and employs as material in his installations and artwork. Consciously positioning himself on the periphery, Camnitzer has maintained the keen eye of the outsider yet never fails to critically engage with the center. His record of international solo exhibitions includes the 4th Havana Biennial, the Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales Montevideo, Uruguay, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Santiago, Chile, and the 43rd Venice Biennale among many others.
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