Kasper Kovitz

Associate Professor of Art

Department: Art
Office Address: Lang 209
Office Phone: (909) 607-4437
Office Hours: Tuesdays/Thursdays 4-5PM, or by appointment
Personal Website:
Kasper Kovitz

Academic History

2012-2015 Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts and Art History, American University of Beirut, AUB, Lebanon
Head of Studio Arts Program

Technical Director AUB Galleries, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

2011-2012 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts and Art History, American University of Beirut, AUB, Lebanon

Education: 1995 MFA, Distinction, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

Areas of Expertise

Studio Arts, Art Theory

Personal Interests

Frontiers, nature, the history of the notion of 'wilderness', conservation, identity, creativity studies, perception, cognitive science, religion, alchemy, art history, literature, music

Selected Research and Publications

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2012 Parime, Galeria T20, Murcia, Spain
  • 2011 Solo presentation, ARCO Madrid, Spain
  • 2007 Newes from America, Galerie Steinle, Munich, Germany
    valley girls, Another Year In LA, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
    sunset:delayed Kasper Kovitz and Andrea Lenardin collaboration, MAK Museum, Vienna, Austria
    Zone 1, Viennafair, Austria, Steinle Contemporary
  • 2005 Come on boys Here’s good water, Roswell Museum of Art, Roswell, U.S.A.

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2014 Traces of Disappearance, with Anne and Patrick Poirier, Goang-Ming Yuan and Naoya Hatekeyamas curated by Eva-Christina Kraus and Murielle Hladik, Espace LV, Tokyo, Japan, catalogue
    The Museum of Abject Sentimentality, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
    Vienna for Art's Sake!, Winter Palace, Belvedere, Vienna, Austria, catalogue
    DOCUMENT 8, Fountainwell Press, London, U.K.
  • 2013 Body Language, Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K., catalogue
    A Point of View of a Cat, Animatron, Los Angeles, U.S.A. off the page, curated by Angela Harutyunyan, 392RMEIL393, Beirut, Lebanon

Film Screenings

  • 1995 La risurrezione, film screening, IAE "Club Berlin", Venice, Italy
  • 1994 Tod, film screening, Filmfestival Diagonale, Salzburg, Austria

Awards and Honors

  • 2010 BilbaoArte, Spain
  • 2009 Pollock Krasner Foundation grant, NYC, U.S.A.
  • International Studio & Curatorial Program, NYC, U.S.A.
  • 2004 Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, New Mexico, U.S.A.
  • 2002 Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, NYC, U.S.A.
  • 1998 International Studio & Curatorial Program, NYC, U.S.A.
  • 1996 MAK/Schindler Scholarship, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
  • 1994 Trend Art Spectrum Prize, Vienna, Austria


Born 1968, Vienna, Austria

Courses Taught

  • ART 105: Intro to Drawing
  • ART 101: Intro to Painting