Rosemarie Castoro (1939–2015) was born in Brooklyn and worked her entire life in New York, where she was a central figure in the city’s Minimalist and Conceptualist art scene. After studying at the Pratt Institute, she experimented with various forms of expression and media, from drawing, painting and installations to choreography and modern dance. In 1969 Castoro turned away from painting and began to deal with new experimental forms of expression of the New York avant-garde: conceptual text pieces, concrete poetry and performative interventions in the streets. Her formalistic work is often premised on an allegorical ambiguity. Recent major museum retrospectives have taken place at MAMCO, Musée d’art modern et contemporain, Geneva (2019) and MACBA, Museu d’art contemporani de Barcelona (2017). Castoro’s works were included in two of Lucy Lippard’s legendary Numbers shows, ‘555,087’ at the Seattle Art Museum (1969) and ‘995,000’ at Vancouver Art Gallery (1970).
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a changing ratio | rosemarie castoro and liz deschenes10 July - 22 August 2020 Municha changing ratio presents an intergenerational female duo exhibition on Postminimalism featuring US artists Rosemarie Castoro and Liz Deschenes. Their dialogue introduces an expanded perspective on Postminimalist art, which can be seen as an addition to its protagonists since the 1960s.continue reading
Rosemarie Castoro: Focus at Infinity | MACBA Barcelona2018 7 July 2020The video was created in 2018 on the occasion of the exhibition 'Focus at Infinity' by the American Minimal Art artist Rosemarie Castoro at MACBA in Barcelona. More information about the exhibition herecontinue reading
Rosemarie Castoro | MAMCO Geneve2020 27 June 2020The video was created in 2020 on the occasion of an exhibition of the American Minimal Art artist Rosemarie Castoro at the MAMCO in Geneva. Organized by Julien Fronsacq, the exhibition offers a retrospective journey through the artist's practice. More information about the exhibition herecontinue reading
Rosemarie Castoro I Wherein lies the space | Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac2019 27 June 2020The video was created in 2019 on the occasion of an exhibition of the American Minimal Art artist Rosemarie Castoro at the Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery in Paris and gives an insight into the various aspects of Castoro's practices. The artist was a central figure in the New York art scene of the 1960s and created large-format sculptures, paintings, conceptual drawings, poems and performances.continue reading