Laura Lima was born in Governador Valadares, in the state of Minas Gerais (1971) and lives and works in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2014 she won the Bonnefanten Award. Recent exhibitions include: Slight Agitation 4/4 – Horse Takes King, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy (2018); Welcome to the jungle, Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany (2018); A room and a half, CCA Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland (2017); Lugares do Delírio [Places of Delirium] (2017 and 2018), at the Museu de Arte do Rio [Rio Art Museum] – MAR, Rio de Janeiro and at Sesc Pompeia, in São Paulo, Brazil; Illusion and Revelation (2016-2017), Bonnefanten Museum, the Netherlands. Lima participated in the 1998 and 2006 editions of the Bienal de São Paulo and is a founding partner, along with Marcio Botner and Ernesto Neto, of the A Gentil Carioca art gallery in Rio de Janeiro. The artist is represented by the galleries Luisa Strina (São Paulo), A Gentil Carioca (Rio de Janeiro) and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (Nova York).

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Laura Lima
Minas Gerais, 1971
Brazil

Current Exhibitions

21 Aug — 27 Oct
This is an exhibition in the present tense; an exhibition about daydreams and uncanny nightmares, about domestic visions and technological fantasies. It is an exercise in inquiring how the arrogance of progress can be counteracted...

Slight Agitation 4/4: Laura Lima

Fondazione Prada, Milan

15 Jun — 22 Oct
This is the fourth and last chapter of the exhibition project conceived by Fondazione Prada Thought Council whose members are Shumon Basar, Elvira Dyangani Ose, and Dieter Roelstraete. On the occasion, the artist...

Past Exhibitions

Laura Lima: Alfaiataria (Tailorshop)

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo – Luz
07/07/2018 — 08/10/2018

Laura Lima: A Room and a Half

Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle
23/06/2017 — 01/10/2017

Lugares Do Delírio

Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR)
07/02/2017 — 10/09/2017

Homo Ludens

Galeria Luisa Strina
31/08/2016 — 05/11/2016

Laura Lima: The Inverse

Institute of Contemporary Art Miami – ICA
03/06/2016 — 30/10/2016

Solo Shows

2018
Alfaiataria, Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo, Brazil.
Cavalo come Rei, Prada Foundation, Milan, Italy.

2017
A room and a half, CCA Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland.

2016
The Inverse, ICA Miami, Miami, USA.

2015
Ágrafo, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
The Naked Magician, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.
El Mago Desnudo, MAMBA Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2014
The Naked Magician, Bonnierskonsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.
The fifth floor, Laureate Bonnefanten, Maastricht, Netherlands.
The Abstraction, Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö, Sweden.

2013
Bar/Restaurant, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland.

Group Shows

2018
Lugares do Delírio, Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo, Brazil.
Forecast / Living Matter, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany.
imannam, Pivô, São Paulo, Brazil.
O lugar do centro, Central Galeria, São Paulo, Brazil.
Jardim das delícia com juízo final, Galeria Cavalo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2017
Voyage, Galeria Bergamin Gomide, São Paulo, Brazil.
A Invenção da Praia: Cassino, Istituto Europeo di Design, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Past/Future/Present, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA.
Salão de Festas, Museu de Arte de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil.
Lugares do delírio, MAR Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2016/2017
Illusion and Revelation, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Netherlands.

2016
Por aqui tudo é novo, CACI Centro de Arte Contemporânea Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil.
Homo Ludens, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil.
AIchi Triennial, Suijo Building, Toyohashi, Japan.
Blackness in Abstraction, Pace Gallery, New York, USA.
Brazil, Beleza?! Contemporary Brazilian Sculpture, Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague, Holland.
Nuit Blanche, Monaco.

2015
Performa 15, New York, USA.
15 Rooms, Long Museum, Shanghai, China.
Australian Pavillion, 14. Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey.
Releituras da Natureza-morta, Galeria Carbono, São Paulo, Brazil.
Encruzilhada, Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Dancing Museum, MAM-SP Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil.

2014
Cinema Shadow, “Vertriptical”, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.
14 rooms, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland.
140 Caracteres, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

2013
30 _ Bienal – Transformações na arte brasileira da 1ª à 30ª edição, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
Por amor a la disidencia, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City, Mexico.
Circuitos Cruzados – Centre Pompidou encontra MAM, MAM, Museu de Arte, Moderna São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Minas Gerais Country of birth: Brazil Date of birth: 1971 Lives in: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil