Born in Sweden (SE)
Lives and works in New York
Gabo Camnitzer is an artist and educator working across experimental pedagogy, installation and video. Camnitzer’s work revolves around questions of education and knowledge exchange, often focusing on childhood to examine the societal structures that surround and shape subjectivity.
Camnitzer is an Assistant Professor of Social Practice and Director of the Foundations Program at UMass Dartmouth. He has previously held teaching positions at Columbia University, Valand Academy, and the Neighborhood School (PS 363), a public elementary school in NYC. He has presented projects at venues such as Queens Museum, New York; Kunstsaele, Berlin; GfZK, Leipzig; Artists Space, New York; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; Gertrude Contemporary Art Center, Melbourne; Museo Blanes, Montevideo, Uruguay. He received his MFA from Valand Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden, and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York. He sits on the editorial board of the Swedish Art Journal, Paletten.
50 Million Windows is a collaborative drawing project inspired by the trailblazing public grade school teacher, Albert Collum's prompt to his students from 1963: "Draw every window in New York City." In the project’s first installment, the summer you ...