Guillermo Kuitca  (Argentine, 1961) 

Guillermo Kuitca (Argentinean, b.1961) is an installation artist, sculptor, and draughtsman, best known for manipulating geographical maps and architectural plans. Born in Buenos Aires, Kuitca began painting from an early age, and his early work depicts theater sets with titles drawn from literature and music. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Kuitca began working on installations based on typographies, and explored themes of public and private space, memory, and migration. Public and private worlds converge symbolically in his series Le Sacre (1992), which consisted of 54 mattresses, installed vertically, on which he painted maps of various locations around the world. In 2007, Kuitca represented Argentina at the Venice Biennale with his Diarios series, begun in 1994, which are canvases that Kuitca has stretched over a table in his studio and covered with doodles. Many of Kuitca’s works focus on organization systems, such as his Neufer Suite (1998, 2002) series of architectural blue prints, which Kuitca uses to illustrate the absurdity of such a cataloguing system when it enters into the context of painting. Kuitca’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. He lives and works in Buenos Aires.

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Guillermo Kuitca, Untitled


Guillermo Kuitca

Hauser & Wirth Zürich London New York
Guillermo Kuitca, Cuarta Pared, Doble Teatro, Sin Titulo 1, Sin Titulo 2


Guillermo Kuitca
Cuarta Pared, Doble Teatro, Sin Titulo 1, Sin Titulo 2

Senior & Shopmaker Gallery
Guillermo Kuitca, The Nuefert Suite; fundraising tables


Guillermo Kuitca
The Nuefert Suite; fundraising tables

Guillermo Kuitca, L'Encyclopedie (Marble flooring plan and ceiling plan 
of a Salon in the Palace of the Marquis de Spinola)


Guillermo Kuitca
L'Encyclopedie (Marble flooring plan and ceiling plan 
of a Salon in the Palace of the Marquis de Spinola)

Guillermo Kuitca, Der Fleigende Hollaender


Guillermo Kuitca
Der Fleigende Hollaender
Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art
Guillermo Kuitca, L'encyclopédie (Marble Flooring Plan of Rooms Under the Dome des Invalides)


Guillermo Kuitca
L'encyclopédie (Marble Flooring Plan of Rooms Under the Dome des Invalides)

Galerie Daniel Templon
Guillermo Kuitca, Untitled


Guillermo Kuitca

Leon Tovar Gallery
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Guillermo Kuitca, Ohne Titel


Guillermo Kuitca
Ohne Titel, 1990
color silkscreen


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Guillermo Kuitca, Man


Guillermo Kuitca
oil on canvas


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Guillermo Kuitca, Untitled


Guillermo Kuitca
Untitled, 1986
oil on canvas


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1961   Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  Lives and works in Buenos Aires
2007   Solo: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Park, 'Retrospective', Washington DC
2005   Solo: Sperone Westwater, 'Acoustic Mass', New York NY
Solo: Hauser & Wirth, London/GB
2004   Solo: Sala Muralla Bizantina, 'Dibujos y variaciones sobre papel 2000-2004', Cartagena/E
2003   Solo: Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 'Guillermo Kuitca: Obras 1982-2002', Madrid/E; travelled to: Museo Lationoamericano de Buenos Aires Coleccion Constantini, Buenos Aires/ARG
Solo: rito cu4tro, Madrid/E
2002   Solo: Sperone Westwater, 'Guillermo Kuitca: The Ring', New York NY
Solo: Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City/MEX
Solo: Galleria Cardi & Co., 'Guillermo Kuitca', Milan/I
Solo: LA Louver Gallery, 'Guillermo Kuitca', Venice CA
2001   Solo: Galerie Hauser & Wirth, 'Guillermo Kuitca', Zurich/CH
2000 - 20000   Solo: Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, 'Guillermo Kuitca, œuvres récentes', Paris/F
1999   Solo: Sperone Westwater, 'Castle to Castle (From the Neufert Suite)', New York NY
Solo: The Arts Club of Chicago, 'Guillermo Kuitca – Beds, Theaters & Drawings', Chicago IL
Solo: Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica, 'Guillermo Kuitca', Rio de Janeiro/BR
Solo: L.A. Louver Gallery, 'Guillermo Kuitca', Venice CA
Solo: Galerie Barbara Farber – La Serre, 'Guillermo Kuitca', Trets/F
1998   Solo: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 'Guillermo Kuitca', Paris/F
  Selected Group Exhibitions
  2005, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, 'J’en rêve', Paris/F
  2005, Distritocu4tro – Galeria de Arte, Madrid/ES
  2005, Porta 33, 'Desenhos: A-Z', Funchal/P
  2004, The Jewish Museum, 'Collective Perspectives: New Acquisitions celebrate the Centennial', New York NY
  2004, Malba – Coleccion Costantini, 'Contemporary Art Acquisition Program', Buenos Aires/ARG
  2004, Galleria Cardi, 'Surprise', Milan/I
  2004, Galleria Cardi, 'Home, Sweet Home', Milan/I
  2004, El Museo del Barrio, 'MoMA at El Museo, Latin American and Caribean Art from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art', New York NY
  2003, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 'Drawing Modern. Works from the Agnes Gund Collection', Cleveland OH
  2003, Distrito cu4tro, Galeria de Arte, 'Richard Deacon, Guillermo Kuitca, Bruce Nauman, Thomas Struth', Madrid/E
  2003, Kunstmuseum Thun, 'Gesellschaftsbilder/Images of Society', Thun/CH
  2003, Galleria Cardi & Co, 'Painting Lesson', Milan/I
  2002, Museum of Modern Art, 'Trauma', Oxford/GB
  2002, LA Louver, 'Group Show', Los Angeles CA
  2002, The Museum of Modern Art, 'Tempo', New York NY
  2002, Galerie Hauser & Wirth, 'Ten Years Galerie Hauser & Wirth', Zurich/CH
  2002, Galleria Cardi & Co., 'Good News', cur. Laura Cherubini, Milan/I
  2002, Boca Raton Museum of Art, 'Reality and Figuration: The Contemporary Latin American Presence', Boca Raton FL
  Selected Solo Exhibitions:
  2002, Deutsche Bank Lobby Gallery, 'Time to Consider: The Arts Respond to 9.11', New York NY
  2002, Contemporary Arts Museum St. Louis, 'Terra Incognita: Contemporary Artists’ Map and other Visual Organizing Systems', St. Louis MO
  2001, Dundee Contemporary Arts, 'Trauma', Dundee/Scotland UK. Traveled to Firstsite, Colchester CT
  2001, 'Egofugal, 7th Istanbul Biennial', Istanbule/TR
  2001, Galeria Pepe Cobo, 'The Uncertain', Seville/E
  2001, 7th International Istambul Biennal, Istambule/TR
  2001, Timothy Taylor Gallery, 'Content is a Glimpse', London/GB
  2001, CDS Gallery, 'Arte del Rio de la Plata', New York NY
  2000, Kunsthalle Wien, 'Living and Working in Vienna', Vienna/A
  2000, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 'F(r)icciones', Madrid/E
  2000, CRG Art Incorporated, 'Architecture and Memory: Kevin Appel, Guillermo Kuitca, Julie Mehretu'
  2000, Museo d'Arte della Cittá di Ravenna, 'Arte Americana: Ultimo Decennio', Ravenna/I
  2000, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 'telesthesia and amnescopia', Chicago IL
  2000, Art of the Americas from The Chase Manhattan Collection, 'Icon + Grid + Void', New York NY
  2000, Espai d'Art Contemporani de Castelló, 'Contra La Architectura', Valencia/E
  2000, University of Colorado at Boulder, 'Out of Order: Mapping Social Space' [traveling nationally], Colorado CO
  2000, Barbara Farber - La Serre, 'Early Works', Trets/F
2000    ‘Guillermo Kuitca’, exhibition catalogue with a text by Paulo Herkenhoff and an interview with Graciela Sssperanza (Paris: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain 2000)
"No Home at All", an Interview with Kuitca, The New Art Examiner, Chicago, February, 2000
2000    ‘Guillermo Kuitca’, Paris, Actes Sud, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain
1999    ‘Guillermo Kuitca: Dreawings 1981-1996’, New York, Sperone Westwater
"Kuitca, le tableau est un corps," By, Albertini, Art Press, Paris, vol., 249, September, 1999.
1994    ‘Guillermo Kuitca, Burning Beds: A Survey 1982-1994’, Amsterdam, Contemporary Art Foundation
1993    ‘A Book Based on Guillermo Kuitca’, (Essays by Jerry Saltz, Martin Rejtman, Marcelo E. Pacheco), Amsterdam, Contemporary Art Foundation
"G. Kuitca on the Map", by Ayerza, Josefina, Flash Art, New York, no., 173, November-December, 1993.
1991    "How to Map the Universe", Greenless, D., ARTnews, New York, vol, 90, no. 8, October, 1991
1990    "Guillermo Kuitca", Galleria G. E. Sperone, Exhibition Catalogue, Rome, Italy
1989    ‘Guillermo David Kuitca: Works 1982-1988’, Buenos Aires, Ediciones Julia Lublin