Vito Acconci, American artist and architectural designer, Died at 77

  Artists, Educator

Vito Hannibal Acconci was born on January 24, 1940, and died on April 28, 2017.

He was an American designer, landscape architect, performance, and installation artist.

He has taught various institutions, including the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax; California Institute of the Arts, Valencia; Cooper Union; School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Yale University; University of Iowa, Pratt Institute; and the Parsons School of Design.

Before his death, he was a teacher at Brooklyn College in the Art Department and Performance and Interactive Media Arts programs and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in the Graduate Architecture and Urban Design Department.

His main focus was on architecture and landscape design that integrates public and private space, for example, is Walkways Through the Wall, which flow through structural boundaries of the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and provide seating at both ends.

His wife was the artist Rosemary Mayer.

Vito Acconci passed away at 77 years old.