Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Luciana Lamothe works with performance, drawing, photography and video, although her practice is mainly sculptural.
In the research that she has been conducting for several years, the artist challenges the strength, ductility, flexibility and hardness of different materials by pushing them to their maximum potential, in order to show how the breadth of a transformation process can lead to a new representation of the material itself. Indeed, she often exposes contrasting materials to transformations that result in the weakening of the structures, revealing fragility and lightness as opposed to their defining strength.
Lamothe has exhibited internationally in numerous museums, galleries and biennials, including: Festival des Arts Éphémères, Les Baux-de-Provence (2022); Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires (2022); El Dije, Mexico (2021); Museo Enrique Larreta, Buenos Aires (2021); Steve Turner LA, Los Angeles (2019); Casa de Victoria Ocampo, Buenos Aires (2019); Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC), Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2017); Steve Turner LA, Los Angeles (2016); Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires (2016); 3rd Montevideo Biennial, Uruguay (2016); La Maison Rouge - Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris (2015); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); The Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires (2013); 11th Lyon Biennal (2011); Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires (2011); de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam (2011); Da Maré Museum, Rio de Janeiro (2010); 5th Berlin biennal (2008); Museo del Barrio, New York (2008); Punch Gallery, Seattle (2007), in a satellite exhibition on the occasion of the 7th Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (2007), among others.
In September 2018, Lamothe also took part in Basel Cities Public Art Program in Buenos Aires, curated by Cecilia Alemani.
She was awarded the Art Dubai residency programme at UEA (2019), the Lichter Art Award in Frankfurt, Germany (2011) and the Kuitca Scholarship from Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires (2010-2011).
She took part in the Factatory residency, Lyon (2022), she was artist-in-residence at Atelier Ni, Marseille (2021), at MANA Wynwood, USA (2016) and at Skowhegan, Maine, USA (2007).
Her work is part of public and private collections such as Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC), Santiago de Compostela; Fundación Itaú Cultural, Buenos Aires; Museo Arte Contemporáneo de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (MAR); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario (Castagnino+MACRO), Santa Fe; Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires (MAMBA); Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Texas and 21C Museum Hotels, Kentucky, among others.