Guillermo Kuitca

Guillermo Kuitca was born in Buenos Aires in 1961. Considered a precocious artist, he had his first solo show at the age of 13 in Lirolay Gallery in Buenos Aires. He works across multiple mediums such as painting, drawing, and installation, being most recognised for the creation of large works with beds, city plans and road maps. Kuitca incorporated these elements into his work since the early 1980´s although they were not aimed to reference any specific geopolitical location rather than to evoke a psychological cartography of the “human obsessions”. Le Sacre (1992), which consists in maps painted onto fifty-four child-sized mattresses mounted on the wall, and Untitled (1992), twenty child-sized beds laying on the floor, suggest an aerial-viewed of a sort of abstract landscape where buttons indicate the location of major cities. From the same group of works were the pieces exhibited in Documenta 11, through which he gained international acclaim. Kuitca represented Argentina in the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007, being one of only three artists to exhibit in the national Pavilion and in Robert Storr’s central international Biennale show. His works have been acquired by the MoMa, Tate, CIFO and Daros Collection, among others. Kuitca lives and works in Buenos Aires.