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November 13, 2014

Leandro Katz, Cisneros Visiting Artist

Hunter College
Leandro Katz, Uxmal—Casa de las Palomas (Uxmal—House of the Doves), 1993. Gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 inches. From “The Catherwood Project.” Courtesy of the artist.

Leandro Katz is an Argentine artist and writer, widely known for his films and photography installations. His works include long-term projects that deal with Latin American subjects, and incorporate historical research, anthropology, and visual arts. He has made 18 books, and 17  narrative and non-narrative films. His documentary essay El Día Que Me Quieras (1997) was awarded the Coral Prize at the Latin American Film Festival, Havana. From 1965 to 2006 he lived in New York. He now lives and works in Buenos Aires and Los Angeles. His exhibition Raptures, Diagonals and Ruptures appeared recently at the Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires (2013), and his work is currently included in the SITElines Biennial: Unsettled Landscapes, SITE Santa Fe, through January 2015.

He has received support from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Hubert Bals Fund of Holland, among many other organizations. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts, New York; at Brown University; and in the School of Art and Communication of William Paterson University in New Jersey.

Leandro Katz is a guest artist of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Visiting Artists and Critics program. The program brings key figures from Latin America to Hunter College to address topics in contemporary art and scholarship through talks with students and the New York community. In addition to this forum, Cisneros Visiting Artists and Critics conduct studio visits and seminar discussions with Hunter MFA and MA students during their residency.

For more information about related events organized by Hunter College’s Department of Art and Art History and its initiatives supported by the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, please visit www.latinamericanartathunter.org.

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