LUCIANA LAMOTHE WILL REPRESENT ARGENTINA IN THE NEXT VENICE BIENNIAL
Visual artist Luciana Lamothe, who works in different disciplines, was appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to represent the country at the 2024 artistic event.
The Foreign Ministry's Cultural Affairs Office announced Luciana Lamothe as Argentina's representative at the next Venice Biennale of Art, to be held from April 20 to November 24, 2024.
The selection jury was headed by Paula Vázquez, director of Cultural Affairs, and included Diana Saiegh, director of the National Fund for the Arts; Claudia Lamas, undersecretary of Cultural Heritage of the Province of Salta; Florencia Battiti, executive director of the Parque de la Memoria and president of the Argentine Association of Art Critics; artist Mónica Heller; Carina Cagnolo, researcher and curator at the University of Córdoba; and Juan Usandisavas, executive president of the Argentine Agency for Investment and International Trade.
She was artist-in-residence at MANA Wynwood, Art Dubai, Air Antwerp and Skowhegan of Maine. She won the First Prize of the Lichter Art Award, Frankfurt, the First Prize of the Itaú Cultural Award, Buenos Aires, and in 2011 she was a fellow of the Artists Program of the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires. During 2021 she was artist in residence at Atelier NI, Marseille. In 2019 she received the Artist Fellowship awarded by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York. She was also part of the 11th Lyon Biennale, the 5th Berlin Biennale and the 3rd Montevideo Biennale.
Lamothe is a visual artist who works in sculpture, performance, activation, drawing, photography and video. The concept of her work focuses on investigating the softness of materials conceived as hard. She explores the dialectical relationships between their hardness and softness in relation to their resistance, as well as between the concepts of construction and destruction.
He has exhibited in numerous international venues, such as Art Basel Miami Beach Meridians; Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin; CGAC, Santiago de Compostela; La Maison Rouge-Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Da Maré Museum, Rio de Janeiro; Museo del Barrio, New York; MAMBA, Buenos Aires; Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires; MNBA, Buenos Aires.