Guillermo Kuitca, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1961, began painting as a young child and had his first one-person show at the age of 13. Kuitca addresses the relationship between people and spaces, and “the human need to impose order on the spaces we occupy” (Eleanor Heartney, ARTnews). His spaces are empty of people, and frozen in time, except for his painterly markings that serve to manipulate the images and mark the passing presence of inhabitants.
With the exhibition of a series of maps, often painted on beds, his work began to receive serious international attention in the late 1980s. He has shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Documenta IX in Kassel, and in museums and galleries in Spain, England, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela and Brazil.
In addition to maps, other frequent themes include city grids, apartment floor plans, theatre spaces, and abstract designs for conducting the activities and rituals of everyday life.