Luciana Lamothe - CV + Bio

Luciana Lamothe creates sculpture by reconfiguring ordinary construction materials. Her material of choice is the rigid structural metal pipes that are typically used at construction sites, however, atypically, Lamothe alters their structural integrity by corroding, burning and cutting into them. She renders these materials as ductile, elastic, and dynamic in a way that contravenes expectations about their apparent rigidity. She stresses the materials to just within their breaking point, creating doubts about strength and security. Whether they are structural or sculptural, supportive or dangerous, strong or weak, durable or decaying, they represent the breakdown of societal structure.

In 2016 Steven Turner released the first major monograph on the artists work,”Luciana Lamothe: Tension.” The monograph is available for purchase here.

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

Education and Residencies
Atelier NI Artist-in-Residence Program, Marseille, France
Factatory Artist-in-Residence Program, Galerie Tator, Lyon, France

Fellowship Residence Program,
Art Dubai

MANA Wynwood, Residency, Miami

Air Antwerpen, Residency, Antwerp

Lipac, Centro Cultural Rojas, Buenos Aires
Parques Extremos, Residency, Chateau CAC, Córdoba, Argentina

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Residency, Maine

Intercampos, Telefónica de Argentina, Buenos Aires

National School of Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredon, Buenos Aires

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
Branches, Tools and hands Crossing, Galleria Alberta Pane, Paris

Art Basel Miami Beach (with Galleria Alberta Pane and Steve Turner)
I’m Burning Here, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

MUTATION, Galleria Alberta Pane, Paris
Ensayos de Abertura, Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires

Free Function: Jia and Luciana Lamothe, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Metasbilad, Prisma KH, Buenos Aires
Patio de la fuente, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires

Bidimensional Bisagra, Centro Cultural de la memoria Haroldo Conti, Buenos Aires

The Function of Form, Galleria Alberta Pane, Paris
Prueba de tension, Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires
ARCO Madrid (with Galleria Alberta Pane)

Art Brussels (with Galleria Alberta Pane)
Contacto, mamBA, Buenos Aires (site specific installation)

Crache!, Galleria Alberta Pane, Paris
Demasiada Materia, Arroniz Gallery, Mexico City

Función, Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires

Criminal, Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires

TESTA, Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires
IDEM, Alberto Sendros Gallery, Buenos Aires

Autor Material, Appetite Gallery, Buenos Aires
Luciana Lamothe, Juana de Arco Gallery, Buenos Aires

Group Exhibitions
LICHTER Art Award Exhibition, basis e.V., Frankfurt (upcoming)
XXIV Premio Klemm, Fundación Jorge Federico Klemm, Buenos Aires

INCLUSIVE, El Gran Vidrio, Córdoba, Argentina
Intérieurs sur Mesure, Galleria Alberta Pane, Paris
CTM Festival (with Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien), Berlin

Art Basel Cities Public Art Program, Buenos Aires
ARCO Madrid (with Gallery Bacelos)
Extended Architectures, Galleria Alberta Pane, Venice

This Too Shall Pass, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
arteBA (with Steve Turner), Buenos Aires
Formas De Violencia, CCK, Buenos Aires
Place: Contingencies of Use, CGAC, Galicia, Spain

Art Basel Miami Beach (with Ruth Benzacar)

Incorporaciones, Museo MAR, Buenos Aires
Art Basel Miami Beach (with Ruth Benzacar)
ARTBO, Bogotá
My Buenos Aires, La Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris
Premio Braque 2015 Exposition, MUNTREF, Buenos Aires
Fernelmont Contemporary Art Festival 2015, Château de Fernelmont, Belgium

Border-Bridges, LAKINO, Latin American Film Festival, Berlin
Nouvelles Narratives, Fernelmont Contemporary Art festival, Belgium
Beyond Magic, Galerie Xippas France, Paris
Fernelmont Contemporary Art 2014, Château de Fernelmont, Belgium

Historico-vagabond, curated by Marie Frampier & Javier Villa; Nouvelles Vagues, with Galleria Alberta Pane, Palais de Tokyo and CPGA, Paris
The Small Where, Opus Project Space, New York
Algunos Artistas / 90 – Hoy, Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires

Art Basel (with Ruth Benzacar)
Ultimas Tendencias II, MAMBA Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires
Air de Lyon, International Contemporary Art, Foundation Proa, Buenos Aires
Tijera, Solo project, Arco Madrid
Sobre el espacio y sus continuidade, F.N.A. Buenos Aires

Doble penetración, Di Tella University, Buenos Aires
Une terrible beauté est née, 11º Lyon Biennial. Lyon
Fluiten in het donker, De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam
Rastros de aserrín, Parque España, Rosario, Argentina
Sabotaje, MACRO, Rosario, Argentina

Oscar Cruz Gallery, San Pablo
Beuys and beyond, Recoleta Cultural Center, Buenos Aires
Arte in Loco, Da Maré Museum, Rio de Janeiro
Paraconstrucción, Itaú Bank, Buenos Aires
NVA, Muestra Colectiva de video, 713 Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires

How to draw a cathedral, Max Protetch Gallery, New York
Festival internacional de cine independiente de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina
Parques extremos, Château CAC, Córdoba, Argentina
Argentina hoy, Banco do Brasil, San Pablo

When things cast no shadows, 5th Berlin Biennial
Tensa Calma, DPM Gallery, Guayaquil, Ecuador
From panic to power, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles
Monstruos divinos, Frabro Space, Buenos Aires

Violencias, Museo del barrio, New York
Goteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Goteborg, Sweden
Vertical hold, Punch Gallery, Seattle
Ellensburg Film Festival, Washington
Survey, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia
Cultura y media, Centro Cultural General San Martin, Buenos Aires
SSSSSHHHHH!!!, Centro Cultural de España en Argentina, Buenos Aires
Salto en Alto, Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires

Teledivition Show, Film Festival, Romania
Fuerza, Rosa Chancho Gallery, Buenos Aires

Rapido y furioso, Alberto Sendros Gallery, Buenos Aires
Ocultar para ve, Metropolitano Museum, Buenos Aires
Curriculum Cero`05, Ruth Benzacar, Galeria de Arte, Buenos Aires

Grants and Awards
Pollock-Krasner Grant for Artists, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York
Beca a la Creación, Fondo Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires

Braque Award Selection, MUNTREF, Buenos Aires

Site-Specific Award, Distrito audiovisual, Buenos Aires

Itau Cultural Award, First prize, Buenos Aires
Lichter Art Award, First prize, Frankfurt
Kuitca Scholarship, Di Tella University, Buenos Aires

arteBA – Petrobras Visual Arts Award, Sixth Edition, Buenos Aires

Curriculum 0, Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires

Ultima Bienal Venus, Tandil, Argentina

Cybel, Dalia. “Política del Vertigo,” Ojo de Salvia, December
“Now and Then: Luciana Lamothe in conversation with curator Agustín Pérez Rubio,” arteBA, July

Gerlis, Melanie. “Why size matters at art fairs,” The Financial Times, November 28
Ebony, David. “Three Argentine Visions,” Art In America, February 1

Bell, Vanessa. “Taking it to the limit: In the studio with Luciana Lamothe,” Art Basel, September 6
Palumbo, Gabriel. “Bellos caminos abiertos por el hierro,” Clarín, March 21

Perel, Mariana. “La artista que empezó con un acto de vandalismo,” Clarín, September 18

Quijano, Ana Martínez. “Lamothe marca un quiebre con el arte contemplativo,” Ambito, June 21
Marie Bardet, Marie Frampier, Claudio Iglesias, Manuela Moscoso, Javier Villa, Luciana Lamothe. Luciana Lamothe, Tensión, Kultur Buro with Galleria Alberta Pane and Ruth Benzacar

“The Function of Form: A conversation between Alberta pane and Lucaina Lamothe,” Wall Street International Magazine, November 3
Gómez, Verónica. “Arte: Un acto de fe,” La Nación, May 16
Dourron, Sofía. “Militar y Construir,” Revista Radar, January 12

Trama, Paula. Hacklear La Ciudad,” Revista Mancilla 01
Iglesias, Caludio. “Obra de destrucción masiva,” Revista Radar, May 8

Leandro Tartaglia and Pablo Accinelli. Actividad de uso. Sobre la obra de Luciana Lamothe, Purr Libros
Lucrecia Palacios Hidalgo and Ariadna González Naya. Técnica: video, Olmo Editions

5th Berlin Biennial: When things cast no shadows, KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Iglesias, Claudio. “El genio del crimen,” Radar Magazine, September 28

Gil, Cris. “Art clandestino with Luciana Lamothe,” Umelec International Magazine, April

Leopoldo Estol and Ines Katsestein. “Delinquir, los actos de Luciana Lamothe,” Otra Parte Magazine, Number 8