Lucía Madriz

“I work as a way of understanding.
I like to think of my work as an exploration on many other fields than the technical: the visual, the poetic, the political. Therefore I relate more to concepts than to a specific field of art like installation, video, performance or painting.

One of the most important aspects of my work is the possibility to question. For me art is a medium where to present issues and establish a dialogue with the public. These  exchanges aim for the re- calling of experiences including the sensorial and emotional ones.”
Lucía Madriz

Born in San José, Costa Rica, 1973. Lives and works in Ettlingen, Germany.

Her production includes painting, drawing, installation and video. She has been awarded with the Scholarship for Foreign Artists from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at the Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe, Germany (2003-4); also received an Honorable Mention from the 1st Central American Competition of Emerging Artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design MADC, San José, Costa Rica (2003); and an Honorable Mention and 1st Prize at the 1st and 2nd Central American Video Creation Competition Restless Image, MADC (2002, 2003).

Among her collective exhibitions stand out: Video Sur at Palais de Tokio, Paris; The Land in between: Video Art from Central America, TEOR/éTica Foundation, San José, Costa Rica; both curated by Miguel López (2018); FUSO Annual de Video Arte Internacional de Lisboa, Portugal (2017), X Central American Biennial, San José, Costa Rica; Nectar: War upon the bees. Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York (2016); Cool Stories for when the planet gets hot IV, ART_PORT: an itinerant video program curated by Anne-Marie Melster and presented at COP21 Paris and COP23 Bonn among other events (2015-2018); 1st Biennial of Cartagena de Indias, curated by Berta Sichel, Colombia (2015); Treasure of Lima, a buried exhibition, Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary Academy, curated by Nadim Samman in Isla del Coco, Costa Rica (2014); 55th Biennale of Venezia, IILA Latin America Pavilion, Arsenale, Italy (2013); 8th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil curated by José Roca (2011), U- Trópicos XXXI Biennial of Pontevedra, curated by Tamara Díaz Bringas, Spain (2010); Dead or Alive at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York (2010);  Mirando al Sur, itinerant exhibition through Central America, Mexico and Miami (2009-2010); X Biennial of Havana, Cuba (2009); Turbulence, 3rd Auckland Triennial, New Zealand.

Some of her individual exhibitions are Killing Fields at Galería Freijo, Madrid, curated by Berta Sichel (2018); Impulse, Despacio collaboration with C.R.A.C, San José, Costa Rica (2017); 1024 Digits of Phi, artist´s book (2015); Child of T(h)ree, Despacio, San José, Costa Rica (2014); Lucía Madriz, Despacio at Arte BA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, invited by Pablo León de la Barra (2013); Naturally, Cultural Center of Spain, San José, Costa Rica (2011); Ties, Galerie Borchardt in Hamburg, Germany (2010); Veritas- performance at Despacio (2009); Axis at the Museo de Arte y Diseño Contempóraneo (MADC), Costa Rica (2008); Extraversión curated by Virginia Pérez Ratton, Fundación TEOR/éTica (2007); Otherness, Jacobo Karpio Gallery (2006); Erscheinen, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany curated by Angela Stepken (2004).

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