Lara Almarcegui


Lara Almarcegui (Zaragoza, 1972) has built up an artistic practice around exploring the material aspects of land and urban space. For over twenty years, she has worked in different cities, identifying abandoned, unused, or forgotten sites and examining the contemporary transformation processes brought about by social, political, and economic change. In recent years, Almarcegui has turned her attention to construction sites, in particular the composite materials used in the construction of new buildings and the cyclical relationship between land and architecture. Currently she lives and works in Rotterdam.

Almarcegui has completed commissions for numerous international biennials and represented Spain at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013). She is represented by Gallery Ellen de Bruijne Projects in Amsterdam; Parra y Romero, Madrid and Mor Charpentier, Paris.

Recent solo exhibitions include Mâchefer, IAC, Villeurbanne ( 2022);  Basalt, Ming Studio, Idaho; Stopped Quarry, Gallery Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam; Graves, La Panera Art Center, Lerida (2021); Lara Almarcegui Deep Inside Out, Graphische Samlung ETH, Zurich; Beton, CAIRN, Digne; Agras Volcano: Mineral rights, Museum IVAM, Valencia (2019). Gravel, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam (2018); Sand, Kunstverein Springhornhof, ( 2017); Le gypse, Casino Luxembourg ( 2016) ; Kunsthaus Baselland; Museum Den Haag (2015); Mineral Rights, Gallery Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam (2015); Gisement, Gallery Mor Charpenter, Paris; Underneath, Gallery Parra y Romero, Madrid; Spanish pavillon, 55th Venice Biennial , CREDAC, Ivry sur Seine, MUSAC, León (2013).

Group shows include 5 Site Encounters, M+ Hongkong, Rabat Biennale ( 2019), Cuenca Biennale (2018), Lyon Biennale (2017), Wohnungsanfrage, HKW, Berlin (2015), Manifesta IX, Genk; TRACK, Gent (2012), Radical Nature, Barbican Art Centre London, Shenzhen Biennale, Athens Biennale (2009), Taipei Biennale, Gwuangyu Biennale (2008), Sharjah Biennale (2007), The 27 th São Paulo Biennial, (2006), Seville Biennial (2006) and the Liverpool Biennale (2004).

Photo: courtesy of Creative Time and Art Basel

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