LARA ALMARCEGUI
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Lara Almarcegui. Installation view of the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013. Rubbles of the building’s construction materials. Variable dimensions.

Lara Almarcegui. Installation view of the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013. Rubbles of the building’s construction materials. Variable dimensions.

Lara Almarcegui. Installation view of the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013. Rubbles of the building’s construction materials. Variable dimensions.

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installation view Construction Rubble of Secessions Main Hall, 2010. Photo Wolfgang Thaler.

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installation view Construction Rubble of Secessions Main Hall, 2010. Photo Wolfgang Thaler.

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Installation view. Removal of the Wooden Floor, Grafisches Kabinett, Secession, 2010. Photos Oliver Ottenschlager.

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Installation view. Removal of the Wooden Floor, Grafisches Kabinett, Secession, 2010. Photos Oliver Ottenschlager.



Installation view. Removal of the Wooden Floor, Grafisches Kabinett, Secession, 2010. Photos Oliver Ottenschlagerr.

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Relocated Houses, Britons Yard, 2009.


Lara Almarcegui. Quitando el asfalto del recinto ferial, Amsterdam, 2004

Lara Almarcegui.List of construction materials of Dijon centre historique. Inkjet printing on paper or vinyl letters, 2005. Installation view at Frac Bourgogne. Curated by Eva Gonzalez-Sancho.











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EXHIBITIONS

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PUBLICATIONS

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BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1972 in Zaragoza, Spain
Lives and works in Rotterdam.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 - Le Gypse, Casino Luxembourg- Forum d’art Contemporany, Luxembourg

2015 - Lara Almarcegui, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland
           - Lara Almarcegui, De Ateliers- Debut Series, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands.

2014  - Lara Almarcegui, Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain.
           - Living in the material world, Museen Haus Lange / Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany

2013 - Spanish Pavillion, 55 Biennale di Venezia, Venezia, Italy.
           - Abandonned River Park, MUSAC, León, Spain.
           - Ivry souterrain. Le Crédac, Centre d'Art Contemporain d'Ivry, France.

2012 - Madrid Subterráno, CA2M, Móstoles, Madrid, Spain.

2011 - Brachflachen, Grabungen, Baustoffe, Künstlerhaus, Bremen, Germany.
           - Een braakliggend terrein, Stedelijk Museum, Den Bosch, Netherlands.
           - Postcard from... Lara Almarcegui, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Roma, Italy.
           - Construction materials, excavations, wastelands, TENT, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
           - Margin and City, CAAC,Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain.

2010 - Lara Almarcegui, Secession, Viena, Austria.
           - Lara Almarcegui, Ludlow 38, Goethe Institute New York and European Kunsthalle, Colonia, Germany.
           - Statements, Art Basel, Gallery Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2008 - Guide to ruined Buildings in the Netherlands XIX-XXI Century, Gallery Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam,  
              Netherlands.
           - Bilbao Wastelands, Cabineta, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain.
           - Ruinas de los Países Bajos, Galería Pepe Cobo, Madrid, Spain.
           - Colocation #6, La Box ENSBA. Bourges, France.

2007 Lara Almarcegui, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
           -  Construction  Materials  of   the  exhibition  Room,  Centro  de  Arte  Contemporaneo  del  Ayuntamiento de Malaga,  
              CAC, Malaga, Spain.
           - Still life, Art, Ecology and Politics of Change, Sharjah Art Biennial 8, Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirated.

2004 Lara Almarcegui, FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France.

2003 - Rehearsal, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany.
           - INDEX, The Swedish Art Foundation.Estocolmo, Sweden.
           - Chantiers ouverts au public, Centre D’Art Le Grand Café, Saint Nazaire, France.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 - Fertile Lands, Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Paris, France.
           - Riddle Of The Burial Grounds, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerpen, Belgium.

2015 - Farming Folk. Adventures in the Countryside, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands.
           - Hospitalidade, CGAC- Centro Galego de Arte Conpemporánea, A Coruña, Spain.

2014 - Cumulum, Calculum, Sequence, Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain.
           - Museum of Arte Útil, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Germany.
           - The Last Coal Extraction in NewCastle, AV Festival, NewCastle, United Kingdom.
           - Circular Ruins, MeetFactory Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic.
           - Living in the Material World: Materiality in Contemporary Art, Museum Haus Esters, Haus
             Lange, Krefeld, Germany.
           - Lost in Ladscape, Mart Rovereto, Trento, Italy.
           - Epicentre: conversations and discussions between artists, Parra & Romero, Ibiza, Spain.
           - The marvellous real, Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Art from the Musac Collection, MOT, Tokyo, Japan.
           - Nada se detiene, Colecciones Josep Suñol y Centre d’Art La Panera, Fundació Suñol, Barcelona, Spain.

2013 - THINGS FROM BEFORE / BESIDE / THINGS FROM AFTER / AROUND / THINGS OF THE MOMENT, Inaugural exhibition,  
              Parra & Romero | Ibiza, Spain
            - 10 Years, 10 Artist, 10 Sites. Nasher XChange, Nasher Foundation, Dallas, Texas, EEUU.
            - Artificial Amsterdam, de Appel Boys’ School, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
            - Les  Nouvelles  Babylones,  Centre  d’Art  du  Parc  Saint  Léger,  Pougues-les-Eaux  Activum, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, 
              Norway.
           - Jetztzeit (el tiempo del ahora) + La Espalda del ángel, Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida, Spain.
           - The City, the Artists and the Museum, 25 Years Rotterdam City Collection, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen,
             Rotterdam, Netherlands.
           - Concrete – Fotografie und Architektur, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland.
           - SPHÈRES 6, GALLERIA CONTINUA, La Moulin, France.
           - Art, Place & Dislocation in the 21st Century, The Creative Time, New York, EEUU.
           - 4 Houses, Some Buildings and Other Spaces, 80WSE, Washington, EEUU.
           - Shrinking Cities I Expanding Landscapes, Sculpture Court, Edinburgh, Collage of Art, University of Edimburg, United
              Kingdom.
           - Archeologia, 40mcube, Rennes, France.

2012 - The Traveller – A Visual Journey by Alexander Ramselaar – TENT, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, Netheland.
           - Status - 24 Documents, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland.
           - Art and the City, Zurich, Switzerland.
           - Manifesta 9, Genk, Limburg, Belgium, curated by Cuahutémoc Medina.
           - Si j’avais un marteau…, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, France.
           -Trayectorias. Diez años de video y fotografía en la colección Coca-Cola, Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte
             Contemporáneo MEIAC, Badajoz, Spain.
           - Alternativa 2012, Materiality, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdańsk, Poland.
           - Status - 24 Documents, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland.
           - Materiality, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk, Poland, curated by Arne Hendriks, Ines Moreira, Aneta Szylak y Leire
             Vergara.
           - Parckdesign, Bruselas, Belgium.
           - Kirunatopia / In the Shadow of the Future, Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden.
           - The Beirut Experience II, villa Bernasconi, Lancy, Switzerland.
           - The Beirut Experience II – attitudes – espace d’arts contemporains, Geneva, Czech Republic.
           - Contours of the Common, CCA Centre for Contemporary Art Derry, London-Derry, United
             Kingdom.
           - The stumbling present, California University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
           - Lugares en pérdida, Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo, Huarte, Spain.

2011 - The Ultraperiferic, CBK Emmen, Emmen, Netherlands.
           - Portscapes, Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam, Netherlands.
           - Found in Translation, Chapter L, Maison Grégoire, Brussels, Belgium.
           -  Found  in   TranslationChapter  L,   –   Casino  Luxembourg,  Forum   d’art   contemporain, Luxembourg, curated by
             Emmanuel Lambion.
           - Archivision 1: poétique urbaine, Le parvis, scène nationale Tarbes Pyrénées, Ibos, France.
           - Coleção Coca-Cola: Dez anos de fotografia espanhola contemporânea, Instituto Cervantes, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
           - Tabula Rasa, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain.
           - L’Idee de nature, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse, France.
           - Oh Crisis 2.0, Frankendael Foundation, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
           - Noreste, IAACC Pablo Serrano, Zaragoza, Spain.
           -  Communauté/Gemeinschaft, Le  Grand  Café,  Centre  d’art  contemporain  de  Saint-Nazaire, Saint-Nazaire, France.
           - Ruins recycled, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
           -  De   Nederlandse  Identiteit?  De   Kracht  van   Heden!,  Museum   De   Paviljoens,  Almere, Netherlands.
           - Viaje a Yucatán, Museo Tamayo, México, curated by Pablo León de la Barra.
           -  “Over  your  city’s  grass  will  grow”,  Hidde  van  Seggele  Gallery,  London,  United  Kingdom, curated by Ardi Poels.
           - Too late, too little, (and how) to fail gracefully, Fort Asperen. Netherlands, curated by Bik van der Pol.
           - Living as art form, Creative Time, New York, USA.
           - Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.

2010 - Communauté/Gemeinschaft, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany.
           - ¡Double Infinity, Dutch Culture Centre in Shanghai, China.
           - ¡El Ángel Exterminador – A Room for Spanish Contemporary Art, BOZAR, -Brussels, Belgium, curated by Fernando
             Castro.
           - ¡Desplazamientos (displacements), Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain.
           - The Garden of Forking Paths, Akbank Art Center Istanbul, Turkey, curated by Claire Levestief.
           - Radical Natures, Dick Institute, Kilmarnock East Ayshire, United Kingdom.
           - Portscapes, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
           - Afuera, Centro Cultural de España en Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain, curated by Gerardo Mosquera and Rodrigo Alonso.

2009 - After architecture: typologiess of the afterward, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain.
           - El resto: Superfluos y utopicos, Universidad de Córdoba, Spain.
           - 25 bras, 17 Artistas, 4 Relatos, Centre d’Art la Panera, Lérida, Spain.
           - Fluchtige Zeiten, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany.
           - Radical Nature: Art & Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009, Barbican London, United Kingdom, curated bye
             Francesco Manaconda.
           - Splendid Isolation, Athens, Heaven, 2nd Athens Biennial, Athens, Greece, curated by Can Sophie Rabinovitz.
           - Détruire, disent-ils, École des beaux-arts de Rennes, France.
           -  40  lives of  One Space, The Third Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia, curated by  Nicolas Audureau and Elena
             Yaichnikova.
           - Utopia and Monument Sterische Herbst, Graz, Austria, curated by Sabine Breitwieser.
           -  The  Boundary Layer,  The  Prairie  Art  Gallery,  Grand  Prairie,  Alberta,  Canada,  curated  by Catherine Dean.
           - Liquid Times, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany.
           - After architecture: typologiess of the afterward, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain.

2008 - Matière à paysage, La Galerie, Centre d’art contemporain, Noissy-le-Sec, -France.
           - Annual Report: A Year in Exhibitions, 7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea, curated by Okwui Enwezor.
           - Estratos, PAC, Murcia, Spain.
           - El Medio es el Museo, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo, Vigo, Spain.
           - Lofoten International Arts Festival, Svolvar, Norway.
           - Power of Place, Apeldoorn Triennal Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
           -  Fragment  #7:  Communism  Never  Happened/Vocabulary,  Monument  to  Transformation, Tranzit, Prague, Czech
             Republic.
           - Greenwashing, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Centre for Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy.
           - Bienal de Taiwan 2008, curated by Manray and Vasif Kortum.

2007 - 8 Bienal de Sharjah: Still life, Art, Ecology  and Politics of Change, Sharjah Art Museum, United Emirates, curated by
              Jonathan Watkins and Eva Scharrer.
           - Mimetic, Centre d’art de l’Yonne, Château de Tanlay, France.
           - Shelter 07: Freedom of Public Art in the Cover of Urban Space, Catharinakapel, Harderwijk, Netherlands.

2006 - Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better, Momentum, 4th Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss, Norway.
           - 27th Biennial of Sao Paulo, Brasil, curated by Rosa Martinez, Lisette Lagnado, A Pedrosa.
           - 2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville, Sevilla, Spain, curated by Okwui Enwezor.
           - Theater of Life, Galeria Civica d’arte Contemporanea, Trento, Italy, curated by Carlos Jimenez.
           - Prix Altadis Arts Plastiques 2005-06, Gallery Lelong, Paris, France.
           - Prix Altadis Arts Plastiques 2005-06, Max Estrella, Madrid, Spain.
           - Momentum, Festival of Nordic Art, Moss, Norway, curated by Marc Sladen and Annete Kiefluk.
           - Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London, United Kingdom, curated by Polly Staple.

2005  - Public Act, Kunsthalle, Lund, Sweden, curated by Mats Stjernstedt.
           - Project Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
           - La genie du lieu, Musee des Beaux Arts, Dijon, France.
           - Delicious, Sint-Truiden, Belgium, curated by Luk Lambrecht.
           - Empirismos, Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, Galeria de Pintura do Rei D. Luís, Lisboa, Portugal.
           - Cultivating nature, Fundacion Cesar Manrique, Lanzarote, Spain.

2004 - “LAB”, Kröller Müller Museuma,  Otterloo, Netherlands, curated  by  Nathalie Zonneberg.
           - International Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, United Kingdom, curated by Cuauhtémoc Medina.
           - Common Property, VI Werkleitz Biennale, Halle, Germany.
           - Le proche et le lointain, domaine de Kerguehennec, centre d’art contemporain, Bignan, France.
           - Catastrofi Minime, Museo di Arti Provincia di Nuoro, Nuoro, Italy.
           - Antirealismos: Spanish Photomedia now, IMA – Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia.
           - Antirealismos: Spanish Photomedia now, Govett – Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New  Zealand.

2003 - Idealism, De Appel, Amsterdam, NL
           - Antirealismos: Spanish Photomedia now, Australian Centre for photography, Sydney, AU
           - Untitled, Sala Moncada de la Caixa, Barcelona, Spain.
           - 1:1 x temps, quantités, proportions et fuites, FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France.
           -  Esto   no   es   performance,   Departamento   Audiovisuales   Centro   de   Arte   Reina   Sofía, Madrid,Spain
           - Dispersions: a decade of art in Spain, Bas Museum of Art, Miami, US

2002 - Lost Past, Ieper, Belgium.
           - Changing Places, INDEX, Stockholm, Sweden
           - Bigtorino 2002, Torino Biennial, Italy, curated by Pistolleto and Corinne Disirennes.
           -  Desreglements, protocols  en  situation,  Galerie  Art  &  Essai  Université  Rennes  2,  Rennes, France.
           - Hortus Ludi, Marres, Maastricht, Netherlands.
           - Plural el Arte Español en el siglo XXI, Senado, Madrid, Spain.
           - Ultimas Adquisiciones, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
           - Early works: De Ateliers 1998-2002, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2001 -Lecture Lounge, Clock Tower Gallery of Ps1, New York, USA.

2000 - Scripted Spaces, Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands, curated by Bartomeu Mari.
           - Espacio como Realidad, como Proyecto, Bienal de Pontevedra, Spain, curated by María del  Corral.

1999 - N°43, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

1997 - Subjetiles: tres escenarios, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid; Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, CASM, Barcelona; Koldo
              Mitxelena Kulturunea, San Sebastián, Spain.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2011  Moosje Goosen “Lara Almarcegui”, Frieze, Londres # Septiembre.
             Hans den Hartog-Jager “Conceptualist zoekt de Romantiek”, NRC, Róterdam 19 mayo.
             Catherine Somzé: “Lara Almarcegui: Construction Materials,Excavations, Wastelands”, Artpulse
             # verano de 2011.

2010  Lattitudes: “Lara Almarcegui: Under Construction”, Mousse # abril, Milán.

2009  Pablo Llorca “Lara Almarcegui”, Art Forum # Febrero.

2007  Tom Morton: “City Limits: Lara Almarcegui”. FRIEZE páginas 124-127 # Verano 20
              Francis Alÿs: “Artists Favourites”, Spike Art # 11, Viena.
              “Ecology, Luxury and Degradation” Edited by Lattitudes, Uovo # 14, Torino.
              “With/Without, Cultures of Space in the Middle east” editado por Antonia Carver, Shumon
             Basar y Markus Miessen, New York, USA.
2005    Jean Marc Huitorel “Entropic promise: Lara Almarcegui” Art Press. Febrero
             Binna Choi “A Statute of the inhabitable” Reader: Contributions to a topical artistic discourse. De Appel.

2004  Ole Bouman: “The emancipation of nowhere land” Pasajes de Arquitectura y crítica, Madrid, # Febrero.
             “Lara Almarcegui, l’idealisme en déconstruction” Bénédicte Ramade. L’œil, Paris, Verano.

WORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

              MNCARS, MuseoNacional Centro Nacionalde Arte, Madrid, Spain.
              FRAC Piemonte, Torino, Italy.
              Króller-Müller Museum, Otterloo, Arnhem, Netherlands.
              Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France. FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France. FRAC Alsace, Selestat, France.
              Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain. MUSAC, León, Spain.
              CGAC, Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
              Marcelino BotinFoundation, Santander, Spain.
              Museo de Teruel, Spain.
              Centro de Arte La Panera, Lerida, Spain.

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