Guillermo Kuitca

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Born in 1961 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he lives, Guillermo Kuitca is one of Latin America’s leading contemporary artists. Inspired by the worlds of architecture, theater and cartography, his work has transcended geographical boundaries and has been exhibited extensively around the world.

In 1989 Kuitca began to receive significant international attention when he represented Argentina in the XVIII São Paulo Biennal. In 1991 he was selected for a “Projects” show at The Museum of Modern Art in New York which traveled to the Newport Harbor Art Museum in California, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston. Kuitca’s 1992 installation of painted maps-on-mattresses at Documenta IX was also a breakthrough on the international forum. Kuitca’s early shows include a solo exhibition at the Instituto de Arte Moderno (IVAM) in Valencia, Spain (1993), and a survey at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH, which traveled to the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London (1994-1995). In 2000 he exhibited at the Fondation Cartier in Paris. In 2003 the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid presented a retrospective of Kuitca’s works covering the period 1983-2003, which traveled to the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano in Buenos Aires (MALBA). In 2006, the Daros Latinamerica Foundation, Zurich, presented “Das Lied von der Erde”, a survey of Kuitca paintings and drawings. In 2007 Kuitca represented Argentina at the Venice Biennale at the Ateneo Veneto and was also included in the overall Biennale exhibition curated by Robert Storr, “Think with the Senses-Feel with the Mind, Art in the Present Tense.” The Miami Art Museum premiered a comprehensive retrospective, “Guillermo Kuitca: Everything, Paintings and Works on Paper, 1980-2008,” which traveled to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. (2009-2011). In 2013, the Drawing Center presented Guillermo Kuitca: Diarios, which traveled to the Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (2012-2013). In July 2014, the major retrospective “Guillermo Kuitca: Philosophy for Princesses” opened at the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, the most important regional museum in Brazil. Consisting of nearly 50 works from 1980 to 2013, this exhibition included his largest installation to date, Le Sacre (1992), a celebrated work featuring 54 beds and newly acquired by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Kuitca had his first solo exhibition at Sperone Westwater gallery in 1993, where he continues to exhibit regularly (1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2010, and 2014).

Kuitca’s work is in museum collections worldwide, including The Art Institute of Chicago; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Dallas Museum of Art; Daros Latinamerica Collection, Zurich; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Fundació La Caixa, Barcelona; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; MALBA – Colección Costantini, Buenos Aires; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum Voorlinden, Netherlands; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Tate, London; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

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Guillermo Kuitca, Passages to “This Way” at Sperone Westwater

Artinfo.com, May 2014

Artist exhibitions

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Pictography
29 June - 4 August 2017
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Territories
29 June - 4 August 2017
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Signs/Words
15 January - 11 April 2015
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Summer Sculpture
8 July - 15 August 2014
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Guillermo Kuitca
This Way
24 April - 28 June 2014
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Signs/Words
24 May 2013 - 13 July 2013
Sperone Westwater, Lugano
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Untitled (Giotto's O)
30 November 2012 - 15 February 2013
Sperone Westwater, Lugano
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Guillermo Kuitca
Paintings 2008-2010 & Le Sacre 1992
22 September - 6 November 2010
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Summer Exhibition
8 July - 5 September 2008
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Guillermo Kuitca
Acoustic Mass
3 November - 17 December 2005
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Lines of Engagement
Alighiero Boetti, Wim Delvoye, Guillermo Kuitca, Richard Tuttle, and William Wegman
1 June - 1 July 2003
Sperone Westwater, New York
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The Ring
1 November 2002 - 15 December 2002
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Castle to Castle
30 April - 12 June 1999
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Poema Pedagogico
3 May - 7 June 1997
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Puro Teatro
28 October - 22 December 1995
Sperone Westwater, New York
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The Tablada Suite (1991-1993)
30 April - 11 June 1994
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Guillermo Kuitca
1 May - 12 June 1993
Sperone Westwater, New York
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Greg Colson, Guillermo Kuitca, William Wegman
7 November – 31 December 1992
Sperone Westwater, New York

Artist press

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Guillermo Kuitca: Experiences with documenta
by Pat Binder and Gerhard Haupt
February 2017
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Guillermo Kuitca
by Matthew Rudman
8 June 2016
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An Interview with Guillermo Kuitca
by Elena Cué
23 February 2015
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Guillermo Kuitca On His Immersive, David Lynch-Inspired Installation at the Fondation Cartier
Interview by Tess Thackara
10 December 2014
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Breaking the canvas to invade the space
by George Nelson
25 August 2014
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Lookout: Guillermo Kuitca at Sperone Westwater
June 2014
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Guillermo Kuitca's Room with a Point of View
By Meghan Dailey
28 April 2014
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Guillermo Kuitca Knows The Way
By Rachel Small
25 April 2014
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