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Lucy + Jorge Orta

Born in 1966 - United Kingdom

BIOGRAPHY

Lucy Orta (b. Sutton Coldfield, UK, 1966) and Jorge Orta (b. Rosario, Argentina, 1953) founded Studio Orta in 1991. Lucy + Jorge Orta’s collaborative practice focuses on the social and ecological factors of environmental sustainability to realise major bodies of work employing drawing, sculpture, installation, object making, couture, painting and silkscreen printing, as well staging workshops, ephemeral interventions and performances.

In parallel dialogue with practice Lucy + Jorge Orta have founded Les Moulins, a cultural heritage regeneration project situated outside Paris along the Grand Morin river, Marne-la-Vallée, France. The eight-kilometre expanse comprising of four former industrial sites will be transformed into a non-profit research centre for interdisciplinary workshops and residencies to promote the creation and presentation of experimental in-situ artworks.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2014
“Food Water Life”, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca (USA)
“Stocked: Contemporary Art From the Grocery”, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, Wyoming (USA)
Since 1843: In the Making, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham (UK)
“Food Water Life”, Parc de la Villette, Paris (France)

2013
“Cloud | Meteoros”, Terrace Wires, St Pancras International, London (UK)
“Potential Architecture”, TheGallery, Arts University Bournemouth (UK)

2011
“Lucy + Jorge Orta”, galerieofmarseille, Marseille (France)
“Amazonia”, Motive Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2008
“Antarctica, Galleria Continua”, Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel (France)
“Antarctica”, Hangar Bicocca | spazio d’arte contemporanea, Milan (Italy)
“Lucy + Jorge Orta”, Motive Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2007
“Lucy & Jorge Orta”, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich (Switzerland)

2006
“Lucy & Jorge Orta”, Ortawater 03, Galleria Continua, Beijing (China)
“Selected Works”, Motive Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2005
“Lucy e Jorge Orta, Drink Water!”, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (Italy)

GROUP SHOWS

2013
“Let’s Eat Together”, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg (Germany)
Aqua Vitalis, Acte 2 / Palais Ducal Impasse du Duc Rollon, Artothèque de Caen, Caen (France)
Aqua Vitalis, Acte 1 / Hôtel d'Escoville, Artothèque de Caen, Caen (France)
Stocked: Contemporary Art From The Grocery Aisles, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, SMoCA, Scottsdale (US)
Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita (US)

2012
Specimens. Collections, Croisements, Sentinelles, Domaine départemental de Chamarande, Centre d'art contemporain, Chamarande (France)
9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai (China)
Le Monde comme il bouge, La Brasserie, Foncquevillers (France)

2011
Homo Ludens – Act Ii, Motive Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
You Are Not Alone, MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporánea de Vigo, Vigo (Spain)
You are not alone, Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona (Spain)

2010
Unfold: A Cultural Response to Climate Change, University Gallery and Baring Wing, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne (UK)
Transparency, Art for Renewable Energy, Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Donna Regina, MADRE, Naples (Italy)
“duetto”, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide (Australia)
“duetto”, AEAF, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide (Australia)
“WEISS, Ice / White”, Kunstverein KISS Kunst im Schloss Untergröningen e.V., Abtsgmünd-Untergröningen (Germany)

2009
Esthétique des pôles. Le testament des glaces, 49 NORD 6 EST – Frac Lorraine, Metz (France)
A Way Beyond Fashion, Apexart, New York City, NY (US)
@rt Outsiders 2009, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (France)

2007
Melting ice, BOZAR, Palais des Beaux-Arts / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels (Belgium)
On Territories, Motive Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
Timer 01, Triennale Bovisa, Milan (Italy)
1° Bienal del Fin del Mundo – Ushuaia 2007, Bienal al Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia (Argentina)

2003
Salon des Refusèes. Collettiva a cura di Roberto Pinto sui progetti rifiutati, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (Italy)

1999
Vivre Paris, Espace Fondation EDF, Paris (France)

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