Joseph Kosuth (b. 1945, Toledo, Ohio, USA) lives and works in New York and London. He studied at Toledo Museum School of Design (1955-1962) and at Cleveland Art Institute (1963-1964). In 1965, he moved to New York to study at the School of Visual Arts, where he started making conceptual work, founded the Museum of Normal Art in New York and became the American editor of the journal Art and Language. He later studied Anthropology and Philosophy at the New School of Social Research New York. He has extensively worked throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia by means of installations, museum exhibitions, public commissions and publications. These include: Documenta V (1972), VI (1978), VII (1982) and IX (1992), the Venice Biennale (1976, 1993 and 1999), the Deutsche Bundesbank (1997), the Parliament House in Stockholm (1998), the Parliament of Brussels-Capital Region (1999), the Bundestag (2001), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston (2003), San Lazzaro degli Armeni in Venice (Biennale of 2007), the Musée du Louvre (2012). Awards and public recognition include the Cassandra Foundation Grant (1968), Brandeis Award (1990), Frederick Weisman Award (1991), Menzione d’Onore at the Venice Biennale (1993), the Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Government (1993), Laurea Honoris Causa in Philosophy and Letters from the University of Bologna (2001), Decoration of Honour in Gold for services to the Republic of Austria (2003) and the induction into the Royal Belgian Academy (2013). Kosuth has been a Faculty member of the School of Visual Arts in New York, Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, Hochschule für Bildende Kunste in Stuttgart, Kunstakademie in Munich, and of the Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia.
Last updated: 21.04.2015