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Lara Almárcegui

(b. Zaragoza, Spain, 1972; lives and works in Rotterdam)
COMMISSIONED BY Litmus Research Initiative

 


Lara Almárcegui, Construction materials water tower, Phalsburg 2000

 

The work of artist Lara Almárcegui often explores neglected or overlooked sites, carefully cataloguing and highlighting each location's tendency towards entropy. Her projects have ranged from a guide to the wastelands of Amsterdam, to the display – in their raw form – of the materials used to construct the galleries in which she exhibits. Her works are simple actions that belie the rigorous research process she undertakes to achieve them. Construction materials of Frieze Art Fair, Almárcegui’s project for Frieze Art Fair, London (2006), presented a large-scale wall text documenting the range and volume of the material components of the architectural structure of the fair. The list highlighted the scale of the event as well as its transitory nature, and as such represented an alternative way of drawing attention to, and experiencing, the site of exhibition. Characteristic of her engagements with public space, Almárcegui 2003 project for INDEX, Stockholm, involved her occupation and renovation of a boat abandoned, since the 1920s, on the banks of Årsta Bay in Stockholm.

 

Recent group exhibitions include Project Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2005), Offentlig handling (Public Act), Lunds Konsthal, Lund (2005), Momentum, Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss (2006), The 27th São Paulo Biennial, San Paulo (2006) and the 2nd Seville Biennial, Seville (2006). Recent solo exhibitions include the Malaga Centre of Contemporary Art, Malaga (2007), the FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon (2004) and INDEX, Stockholm (2003).

 

Almárcegui was born in Zaragoza, Spain in 1972 and studied Fine Arts in Cuenca (1991 – 95) and at the Ateliers 63, Amsterdam (1996 – 98). She currently lives and works in Rotterdam.

 

 

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LIZ ALLAN

 

LARA ALMÁRCEGUI

 

BILLY APPLE

 

DOUGLAS BAGNALL

 

BIK VAN DER POL

 

BEKAH CARRAN

 

KAH BEE CHOW

 

THOMAS HIRSCHHORN

 

AMY HOWDEN-
CHAPMAN

 

ADAM HYDE

 

MADDIE LEACH

 

JAMES LUNA

 

IVAN AND
HEATHER MORISON

 

KATE NEWBY

 

OLAF NICOLAI

 

ROMAN ONDÁK

 

MICHAEL PAREKOWHAI

 

SANTIAGO SIERRA

 

JAVIER TÉLLEZ

 

WALKER & BROMWICH

 

BEDWYR WILLIAMS