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
Fellowship Residence Program,
Art Dubai

MANA Wynwood, Residency, Miami

Air Antwerpen, Residency, Antwerp

Kuitca scholarship, Di Tella University, Buenos Aires

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

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
Art Basel Miami Beach, Meridians Sector, with Ruth Benzacar, Galleria Alberta Pane & Steve Turner
I’m Burning Here, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

MUTATIONGalleria Alberta Pane, Paris
Ensayos de Abertura, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, 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 FormGalleria Alberta Pane, Paris
Prueba de tension, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires
ARCO Madrid, Solo Projects Focus Latin America (with Alberta Pane gallery)

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

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

Función, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires

Criminal, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires

TESTA, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, 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)

INCLUSIVE, El Gran Vidrio, Córdoba, Argentina
Intérieurs sur Mesure, Galleria Alberta Pane, Paris
Persistence, CMT Festival, Berlin

Art Basel Cities Public Art Program, Buenos Aires, Argentina
ARCO Madrid, Gallery Bacelos, Madrid, Spain
Extended ArchitecturesGalleria Alberta Pane, Venice, Italy

ArteBA (with Steve Turner), Buenos Aires
Place: Contingencies of Use, CGAC, Galicia, Spain

El Espejo Enterrado, 3º Bienal de Montevideo, Uruguay
Focus Latinamerica, Art Toronto, Toronto

Incorporaciones, Museo MAR, Buenos Aires
ArtBo, Corporacion de Ferias y Exposiciones, 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

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

Historico-vagabond, curators : Marie Frampier and 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, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Basel
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, Cordoba, Argentina
Argentina hoy, Banco do Brasil, San Pablo

When things cast no shadows, 5th Berlin Biennial, Berlin
Tensa Calma, DPM Gallery, 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, Satellite exhibition.
Vertical hold, Punch Gallery, Seattle
Ellensburg Film Festival, Ellensburg
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

Premio Braque, MUNTREF, Buenos Aires

Premio Site-Specific, Distrito audiovisual, Buenos Aires

Itau cultural award. First prize, Buenos Aires
Lichter art award. First prize, Frankfurt

ArteBA – Petrobras Visual Arts Award. Sixth Edition, Buenos Aires

Curriculum 0. Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires

Ultima Bienal Venus, Tandil, Argentina

HACKEAR LA CIUDAD. Por Paula Trama. Revista Mancilla 01.
OBRA DE DESTRUCCION MASIVA. Por Claudio Iglesias. Revista Radar.

Actividad de uso. Sobre la obra de Luciana Lamothe, By Leandro Tartaglia and Pablo Accinelli.
Técnica: video. By Leandro Tartaglia and Pablo Accinelli. Olmo Editions.

5th Berlin Biennial catalogue. When things cast no shadows. By D.M.
El genio del crimen. Radar Magazine. 4, october 2008.

Art clandestino with Luciana Lamothe. By Cris Gil. Umelec International Magazine. 4/2007.

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