Joseph Kosuth, born in Toledo in 1945, lives and works today in Rome and New York.
A pioneer of Conceptual and installation art, we recall here a few of his later one-man shows: Fondazione Ratti, Como (1995); Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (1995); MIT - List Visual Arts Center, Boston (1997); The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (1997); Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, CH (1998); Villa Medici - Académie de France, Rome (1999); Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (1999); Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau, Ittingen, CH (1999); City Museum, Chiba, Japan (1999); Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo (2001); Musée Champollion, Figeac (2002); Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, Boston (2003); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2004); Hellenic-American Union, Athens (2004); Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen (2005); Sprueth Majors Lee, London (2006); Reykjavik Art Museum (2006); La casa encendida, Madrid (2008); Musée du Louvre, Paris (2009-10). Moreover Kosuth has taken part in five editions of the Kassel Documenta and four editions of the Venice Biennale.
Kosuth has also carried out an intensive teaching career at the most important American and European academies and universities. Of the innumerable prizes, grants and honors assigned him we recall here the honorary degree in Philosophy and Letters conferred on him in 2001 by the University of Bologna.