Luciana Lamothe

I’m Burning Here

November 23 – December 21, 2019
Opening reception: Saturday, November 23, 6-8p



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Luciana Lamothe. I’m Burning Here, Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019

Luciana Lamothe. I’m Burning Here, Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019

Luciana Lamothe. I’m Burning Here, Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019

Luciana Lamothe. I’m Burning Here, Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019

Luciana Lamothe. I’m Burning Here, Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019

Luciana Lamothe. Air Burn, 2019. Iron pipes and clamps. 128 x 60 x 60 inches (325.1 x 152.4 x 152.4 cm)

Luciana Lamothe. Air Burn, 2019. Iron pipes and clamps. 128 x 60 x 60 inches (325.1 x 152.4 x 152.4 cm)(detail)

Luciana Lamothe. Front Burn, 2019. Iron pipes and clamps. 120 x 36 x 20 inches (304.8 x 91.4 x 50.8 cm)

Luciana Lamothe. Front Burn, 2019. Iron pipes and clamps. 120 x 36 x 20 inches (304.8 x 91.4 x 50.8 cm) (detail)

Luciana Lamothe. Straight Burn, 2, 2019. Iron pipes and clamps. 132 x 60 x 60 inches (335.3 x 152.4 x 152.4 cm)

Luciana Lamothe. Straight Burn, 2, 2019. Iron pipes and clamps. 132 x 60 x 60 inches (335.3 x 152.4 x 152.4 cm) (detail)

Luciana Lamothe. Burning Forever, 2019. Iron pipes and clamps. 81 x 19 x 16 inches (205.7 x 48.3 x 40.6 cm)

Luciana Lamothe. Straight Burn, 1, 2019. Iron pipes and clamps. 42 x 28 x 28 inches (106.7 x 71.1 x 71.1 cm)

Luciana Lamothe. Straight Burn, 1, 2019. Iron pipes and clamps. 42 x 28 x 28 inches (106.7 x 71.1 x 71.1 cm) (detail)

Luciana Lamothe. Burning Inside, 2019. Iron pipes and clamps. 45 x 12 x 12 inches (114.3 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm)

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Steve Turner is pleased to present I’m Burning Here, a solo exhibition by Buenos Aires-based Luciana Lamothe. Her second exhibition at the gallery, it consists of six steel sculptures, four of which are site-specific, positioned between the floor and the supporting beams along the ceiling, while two smaller, parallel works rise up from the floor. Of the latter, it is not clear if they are growing towards the ceiling or if perhaps they once spanned the entire vertical space and have since decayed. Each work is made from rigid structural metal pipes that have been assembled with the scaffolding clamps typically used at construction sites, however, atypically, Lamothe altered the structural integrity of the pipes by corroding, burning and cutting into them.  In so doing, she has rendered the materials ambiguous. Whether they are structural or sculptural, supportive or dangerous, strong or weak, durable or decaying, they represent the breakdown of societal structure.

Luciana Lamothe (b. 1975, Mercedes, Argentina) studied at the National School of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires (1999); participated in the Kuitca Scholarship, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires (2011); and has had residencies at Air Antwerp (2013) and Skowhegan (2007). She has had solo or two-person exhibitions at MAMBA, Buenos Aires (2013); Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires (2018, 2014, 2011, 2008, 2006); Arroniz Gallery, Mexico City (2012); Alberta Pane, Paris (2014, 2012) and Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2016). Her works have been included in group exhibitions at Museo MAR, Buenos Aires (2015); La Maison Rouge, Paris (2015); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); De Appel Art Center, Amsterdam (2011); the 11th Lyon Biennial (2011); and the 5th Berlin Biennial (2005). In 2018, her monumental work, Starting Zone was featured in Art Basel Cities, Buenos Aires and in 2019, she was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.

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

Education, Residencies and Awards
2019 Art Dubai-Fellowship Residence Program, Dubai
2016 Artist-in-residence, MANA Wynwood, Miami
2015 Braque award selection, Buenos Aires
2014 Site-Specific Award, Distrito audiovisual, Buenos Aires
2013 Air Antwerpen, Residency, Antwerp
2011 Kuitca scholarship, Di Tella University, Buenos Aires
2009
Lipac, Centro Cultural Rojas, Buenos Aires
Parques Extremos, Residency, Chateau CAC, Córdoba, Argentina
2007 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Residency, Maine
2005 Intercampos, Telefónica de Argentina, Buenos Aires
1999 National School of Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredon, Buenos Aires

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
2019 I’m Burning Here, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
2018
MUTATION, Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris
Ensayos de Abertura, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires
2016
Free Function: Jia and Luciana Lamothe, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Metasbilad, Prisma KH, Buenos Aires
Patio de la fuente, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires
2015 Bidimensional Bisagra, Centro Cultural de la memoria Haroldo Conti, Buenos Aires
2014
The Function of Form, Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris
Prueba de tension, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires
ARCO Madrid, Solo Projects Focus Latin America (with Alberta Pane gallery)
2013
Art Brussels, Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris
Contacto, mamBA, Buenos Aires (site specific installation)
2012
Crache!, Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris
Demasiada Materia, Arroniz Gallery, Mexico
2011 Función, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires
2008 Criminal, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires
2006
TESTA, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires
IDEM, Alberto Sendros Gallery, Buenos Aires
2005
Autor Material, Appetite Gallery, Buenos Aires
Luciana Lamothe, Juana de Arco Gallery, Buenos Aires

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019
INCLUSIVE, El Gran Vidrio, Córdoba, Argentina
Intérieurs sur Mesure, Alberta Pane, Paris
Persistence, CMT Festival, Berlin
2018
Art Basel Cities Public Art Program, Buenos Aires
ARCO Madrid, Gallery Bacelos, Madrid, Spain
Extended Architectures, Galerie Alberta Pane, Venice, Italy
2017
This Too Shall Pass, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
arteBA, Buenos Aires (with Steve Turner)
Formas De Violencia, CCK, Buenos Aires
Place: Contingencies of Use, CGAC, Galicia, Spain
2016 Art Basel Miami Beach, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Miami
2015 Incorporaciones, Museo MAR, Buenos Aires
Art Basel Miami Beach, Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Miami
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
2014
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
2013
Historico-vagabond, curators : Marie Frampier and Javier Villa; Nouvelles Vagues, with Galerie Alberta Pane,
Palais de Tokyo and CPGA, Paris
The Small Where, Opus Project Space, New York
Algunos Artistas / 90 – Hoy, Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires
2012
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
2011
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
2010
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
2009
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
2008
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
2007
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
2006
Teledivition Show, Film Festival, Romania
Fuerza, Rosa Chancho Gallery, Buenos Aires
2005
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

Awards
2015 Premio Braque 2015, MUNTREF, Buenos Aires
2011
Itau cultural award. First prize, Buenos Aires
Lichter art award. First prize, Frankfurt
2009 Arte BA – Petrobras Visual Arts Award. Sixth Edition, Buenos Aires
2005 Curriculum 0. Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires
2003 Ultima Bienal Venus, Tandil, Argentina

Bibliography
2016 Luciana Lamothe, Tensión. Texts: Marie Bardet, Marie Frampier, Claudio Iglesias, Manuela Moscoso, Javier Villa, Luciana Lamothe. Edited by Kultur Buro, with the support of Galerie Alberta Pane and Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires
2011
HACKEAR LA CIUDAD. Por Paula Trama. Revista Mancilla 01.
OBRA DE DESTRUCCION MASIVA. Por Claudio Iglesias. Revista Radar.
2009
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.
2008
5th Berlin Biennial catalogue. When things cast no shadows. By D.M.
El genio del crimen. Radar Magazine. 4, october 2008.
2007 Art clandestino with Luciana Lamothe. By Cris Gil. Umelec International Magazine. 4/2007.
2006 Delinquir, los actos de Luciana Lamothe. By Leopoldo Estol and Ines
Katsestein. Otra Parte Magazine. Number 8.