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Luciana Lamothe

Born in 1975 in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lives and works in Buenos Aires

Her work questions the dialectical relations between construction and destruction implied in the same work logic of construction processes.

It recalls the affinities between body and architecture forms and forces to achieve a communion of these two elements and to account the vital violence that relates them.

The ambivalence of materials, in terms of strength and ductility, soft and hard, can be clearly perceived in her works; She uses solid and structural materials that pressured physically become soft and flexible. She forces materials to yield to the maximum of their resistance in order to demonstrate the scope of this transformation.

Lamothe’s interest in establishing relationships between certain materials and people also reveals a concern to consider things and beings alike within a scale of values.

The participatory sculptures of Lamothe mix form and function with the purpose of generating mechanisms that can be activated by the viewer and in which a relationship can be established between both of them.

In 1999 she graduates as Professor of Sculpture at the National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredón. In 2016 she is resident at MANA Wynwood, USA. In 2013 she is invited to participate in the Air Antwerp residence, Antwerp, Belgium for two months to carry out a specific project. Between 2010 and 2011 she participates in the Kuitca Scholarship at the Torcuato Di Tella University, directed by the artist Guillermo Kuitca and during 2007 she is a guest artist at the Skowhegan Residence in Maine, USA, where she develops a work related to the context and exhibition space.

She has participated in numerous exhibitions as: out Free function, Gallery Steve Turner, USA; My Buenos Aires, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France, 2015; Nouvelles Vagues, Palais de Tokyo-Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris, France, 2013; Double penetration, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2011; Fluiten in het donker, De Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2011; Art in Loco, Museu da Maré, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2010; Vertical hole, Punch Gallery, Seattle, USA; Violence, Barrio Museum, New York, USA., 2008.

She have been invited at the 11th Biennial of Lyon: Une terrible beauté est née, Lyon, France; At the 5th Berlin Biennial: When things cast no shadows, Berlin, Germany; At the 3rd Montevideo Biennial: The Buried Mirror and participated in a satellite exhibition for the 7th edition of the Gothenburg International Biennial, Sweden.

Among her recent solo exhibitions: Metasbilad, Prisma KH, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016; Patio de la fuente, Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016; Bidimensional Hinge at the Haroldo Conti Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2015; Stress test, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina; The Function of Form, Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris, France, both in 2014 and Contact in MAMBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2013.

In 2011 she obtained the First Prize Lichter Art Award, Frankfurt with the video Caja tarro silla marco. In the same year she received the First Prize of the Itaú Cultural Foundation, Buenos Aires, with the Icono-no photo-performance series.

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