Sam Lewitt: A Certain Trouble with Language

Image of an unknown object with a black reflection of someone taking a picture.

Material for Fluid Employment (2012). photo / courtesy of Sam Lewitt

Sam Lewitt is an artist based in New York City. Selected solo exhibitions include Galerie Buchholz in Berlin in 2017; the Swiss Institute in New York City in 2016; Kunsthalle Basel in Switzerland in 2016; and the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art in San Francisco in 2015. With Richard Birkett, he coorganized the exhibition and Materials and Money and Crisis at MUMOK in Vienna in 2013. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including the 2017 Venice Biennale of Art; A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2016; Nature after Nature at Fridericianum in Kassel, Germany, in 2014; and the Whitney Biennial in 2012. His writing has appeared in publications such as Artforum, Collapse, CURA, Kunstforum International, October, and Texte zur Kunst.

Lewitt is the spring 2018 Teiger Mentor in the Arts.