Photo credit Selby Hickey

Luis Camnitzer

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.

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