A key figure in the history of Latin American art, Guillermo Kuitca explores themes of dislocation and the intersection of public and private spaces through his paintings, sculptures and installations. Often depicting unpopulated theaters, stadiums airports and apartment buildings, Kuitca creates the allusion of human presence by using images of floor plans and seating charts as visual structures in his work. It is the total vacancy of these spaces that defines a sense of loss and absence in his work.
Having grown up in period of political unrest and military dictatorship in Argentina, issues concerning the human condition within the context of borders, migration and isolation are at the core of Kuitca’s practice.
Guillermo Kuitca's work has been shown extensively around the world with major solo exhibitions at Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico; Whitechapel Gallery, London; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; The Drawing Center, New York; MALBA, Buenos Aires, and a mid-career retrospective organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo and the Miami Art Museum, Florida.
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Fondation Cartier Pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tate Modern, London, England