Luciana Lamothe works with kinetic sculpture, performance, and activation. Her work focuses on the relationships between construction and destruction.
In her work, participatory sculptures blend form and function, and generate mechanisms that can be activated by the viewer's engagement.
Born in Buenos Aires in 1975, Luciana Lamothe received her degree of Professor in Fine Arts, specialising in Sculpture in 1999 at the National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredon. She has exhibited work worldwide, most recently shows of note include Extended Architectures, Galerie Alberta Pane, Venice, Italy, 2018; Place: Contingencies of Use, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2017; Free function, Steve Turner LA, Los Angeles, USA and My Buenos Aires, La Maison Rouge-Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France, 2015.
Lamothe’s work is heavily influenced by architecture, and she recounts “at one point I was torn between following a path in architecture over sculpture. Ultimately, I chose sculpture because I feel that with architecture, there are many boring elements, such as having to make concessions for the client and being conditioned by functionality.” Shortly after completing her first degree, she began to take inspiration from the streets in her local area and the conflicts between private and public space, the hidden and the invisible. She attributes her life in Argentina for cultivating her need to be resourceful with the materials she uses.
In the year 2011 she was awarded with the First Prize of the Lichter Art Award, Frankfurt, Germany and the First Prize of the Itaú Cultural Award, Buenos Aires, Argentina.