Luis Camnitzer was born in Lübeck in 1937 and lives and works in New York. A Uruguayan artist, art critic, educator and theorist of German origin (he lived in Montevideo from 1939 to 1964), Luis Camnitzer was at the forefront of conceptual art in the 1960s. His work mainly takes the form of sculptures, prints and installations, covering subjects such as repression, institutional criticism and social justice. For over five decades, his practice has explored the psychological and political dimensions of language. His work - often humorous and sometimes disturbing - frequently challenges the public by involving them in a joint creative process.