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Lara Almarcegui

Lara Almarcegui (Zaragoza, 1972) studied Fine Arts in Cuenca (1991 - 95) and at the Ateliers 63, Amsterdam (1996 - 98). She currently lives and works in Rotterdam. Almarcegui's work 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. 

The works that Almarcegui has been developing over the course of nearly twenty years question the frontier between urban decay and urban renewal, and try to make visible what tends to remain unnoticed. While focusing on abandoned spaces and structures that are undergoing a process of transformation, Almarcegui also investigates the different connections that can be established between architecture and urban planning. She inquires into the current state of peripheral areas -their development, use, and decay- and manages to set up a discourse about the different elements that constitute the physical reality of an ever-evolving urban landscape.

Almarcegui represented Spain at the 55th Venice Biennale, in 2013.

Her solo exhibitions include venues such as New Bridge Gallery, AV Festival Newcastle, UK (2014); CREDAC, Ivry sur Seine, France (2013); MUSAC, León, Spain (2013); Stedelijk Museum Den Bosch, Netherlands (2012); Künstlerhaus Bremen, Germany (2012); TENT, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2011); Secession, Vienna, Austria (2010); Ludlow 38, New York, USA (2010); FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France (2004); Centre d’Art Le Grand Café, Saint Nazaire, France (2003); INDEX The Swedish Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden (2003).

Lara Almarcegui
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