Lara Almarcegui CV

Zaragoza, Spain, 1972
Lives and works in Rotterdam

Solo shows

2018
Gravel, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL

2017
Sand, Springhornhof, Neunkirchen, DE

2016
Le Gypse, Casino Luxembourg, Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg, LU

2015
Mineral rights, Gallery Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam, NL
De Ateliers DEBUT SERIES, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, NL
Museum Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, CH

2014
Gisement, Mor Charpentier, Paris, FR
Living In The Material World, Museen Haus Lange/Haus Esters, Krefeld, DE

2013
Spanish Pavilion, Venice Biennale, IT
Ivry Souterrain, CREDAC, Ivry-sur-Seine, FR
Abandoned River Park, MUSAC, León, ES

2012
Madrid Underneath, CA2M, Madrid, ES

2011
Brachflächen, Grabungen, Baustoffe, Künstlerhaus Bremen, DE
Margin and City, CAAC Sevilla, Sevilla, ES
Postcard from… Lara Almarcegui, Fondazione Pastifico Cerere, Rome, IT
Een braakliggend terrein, Stedelijk Museum Den Bosch, Den Bosch, NL
Construction materials, excavations, wastelands, TENT, Rotterdam, NL

2010
Lara Almarcegui, Secession, Vienna, AT
Lara Almarcegui, Ludlow 38, New York, US

2008
Ruins in the Netherlands, Galeria Pepe Cobo, Madrid, ES
Guide to ruined Buildings in the Netherlands XIX-XXI Century, Ellen de Bruijne Projects Amsterdam, NL
Colocation #6, La Box-Ecole nationale superieure d’art de Bourge, Bourges, FR

2007
Construction Materials of the exhibition Room, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo del Ayuntamiento de Málaga, CAC, Málaga, ES
Sharjah Art Biennial 8: Still life, Art, Ecology and Politics of Change, Sharjah Art Museum, AE

2006
Construction materials of Frieze Art Fair, Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK

2005
Removing the asphalt, Gallery Luis Serpa Projectos, Lisboa, PT

2004
Lara Almarcegui, FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, FR

2003
Lara Almarcegui, INDEX The Swedish Art Foundation, Stockholm, SE
Chantiers ouverts au public, Centre d’Art Le Grand Café, Saint Nazaire, FR
Demolition in front of the exhibition room, Gallery Marta Cervera, Madrid, ES

2001
Construction materials, Etablissement d’en Face, Brussels, BE

Group shows

2018
Basileia, together with Isabel Lewis and Rectas Urbanas, commissioned by Art Basel 2018, Basel, CH
Artefacts: This Rare Earth - Stories from Below, Artefacts Expo, Leuven, BE
Demande à la poussière, FRAC Poitou-Charentes, Angouleme, FR
Résonance, FRAC Basse-Normandie, Caen, FR
Résonance (partie 2), FRAC Houte-Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Rouen, FR

2017
Material Remains, Holden Gallery at Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, GB
14th La Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, FR
Domenec, Le Centre d’Arts Plastiques, CAP, Saint-Fons, FR
Ecovention Europe: Art to Transform Ecologies 1957-2017, Museum het Domein, Sittard, NL
Art at the turn of the century, Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, ES
Index natura, Centro de Arte y Naturaleza, Fundación Beulas (CDAN), Huesca, ES
The Shyness of the Crowns, 49 Nord 6 Est FRAC Lorraine, Metz, FR

2016
Agency of Living Organisms, TABAKALERA, San Sebastian, ES
Hybrid Modus, Skulptur Bredelar, Marsberg, DE
Fertile Lands, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, FR
Benefit Exhibition, Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL

2015
Wohnungsfrage, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE
Riddle of the Burial Grounds, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, IE

2014
Circular Ruins, MeetFactory Gallery, Prague, CZ
The Marvelous Real – Contemporary Spanish and Latin american Art From The Musac Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT), Tokyo
Nada Se Detiene, Colecciones Josep Suñol Y Centre D’art La Panera, Fundacio Suñol, Barcelona, ES

2013
Nasher Xchange, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, US
Archeologia, 40mcube, Rennes, FR
Artificial Amsterdam, de Appel Boys’ School, Amsterdam, NL
Les Nouvelles Babylones, Centre d’Art du Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux Activum, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, NO
Biennale di Venezia, 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, IT
Jetztzeit (el tiempo del ahora) + La Espalda del ángel, Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida, ES
The City, the Artists and the Museum, 25 Years rotterdam City Collection, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
Concrete – Fotografie und Architektur, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, CH
4 Houses, Some Buildings and Other Spaces, 80WSE, Washington, US

2012
The Traveller – A Visual Journey by Alexander Ramselaar – TENT, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam, NL
Si j’avais un marteau…, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Nantes, FR
Trayectorias. Diez años de video y fotografía en la colección Coca-Cola, Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo MEIAC, Badajoz, ES
Contours of the Common, Centre for Contemporary Art – CCS Derry, Derry, IE
Kirunatopia / In the Shadow of the Future, Bildmuseet, Umeå, SE
Status 24, dokumente Von Heute, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, CH
Manifesta 9, Koolmijn van Waterschei-Genk, Genk, BE
Alternativa 2012, Materiality, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdańsk, PL
track – SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, BE
The Beirut Experience II, villa Bernasconi, Lancy
The Beirut Experience II – attitudes – espace d’arts contemporains, Geneva, CH
Lugares en pérdida – Centro Huarte de Arte Contemporáneo, Huarte, ES

2011
The Beirut Experience, Beirut Art Centre, Beirut, LB
The Ultraperiferic, CBK Emmen, Emmen, NL
Portscapes, Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam, NL
Found in Translation, Chapter L, Maison Grégoire, Brussels, BE
Found in Translation, Chapter L, – Casino Luxembourg, Forum d’art contemporain, LU
Archivision 1: poétique urbaine, Le parvis, scène nationale Tarbes Pyrénées, Ibos, FR
Coleção Coca-Cola: Dez anos de fotografia espanhola contemporânea, Instituto Cervantes, Rio de Janeiro, BR
Tabula Rasa, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, ES
L’Idee de nature, La Kunsthalle Mulhouse, Mulhouse, FR
Oh Crisis 2.0, Frankendael Foundation, Amsterdam, NL
Noreste, IAACC Pablo Serrano, Zaragoza, ES
Communauté/Gemeinschaft, Le Grand Café, Centre d’art contemporain de Saint-Nazaire, Saint-Nazaire, FR
Ruins recycled, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, NL
De Nederlandse Identiteit? De Kracht van Heden!, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, NL

2010
Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, TW
Communauté/Gemeinschaft, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, DE
Double Infinity, Dutch Culture Centre in Shanghai, CN
El Ángel Exterminador – A Room for Spanish Contemporary Art, BOZAR, Brussels, BE
Desplazamientos (displacements), Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, ES
The Garden of Forking Paths, Akbank Art Center Istanbul, TR
Radical Natures, Dick Institute, Kilmarnock East Ayshire, GB

2009
After architecture: typologiess of the afterward, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, ES
El resto: Superfluos y utopicos, Universidad de Cordoba, ES
25 bras, 17 Artistas, 4 Relatos, Centre d’Art la Panera, Lérida, ES
Fluchtige Zeiten, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, DE
Radical Nature: Art & Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009, Barbican London, UK
Splendid Isolation, Athens, Heaven, 2nd Athens Biennial, Athens, GR
Détruire, disent-ils, École des beaux-arts de Rennes, FR
40 lives of One Space, The Third Moscow Biennale, Moscow, RU

2008
Matière à paysage, La Galerie, Centre d’art contemporain, Noissy-le-Sec, FR
Annual Report: A Year in Exhibitions, 7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, KR
Estratos, PAC, Murcia, ES
El Medio es el Museo, Museo de Arte Contemporanea Vigo, Vigo, ES
Lofoten International Arts Festival, Svolvar, NOR
Power of Place, Apeldoorn Triennal Apeldoorn, NL
Fragment #7: Communism Never Happened/Vocabulary, Monument to Transformation. Tranzit, Prague, CZE
Greenwashing, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo centre for contemporary art, Torino, IT

2007
Mimetic, Centre d’art de l’Yonne, Château de Tanlay, FR
Shelter 07: Freedom of Public Art in the Cover of Urban Space, Catharinakapel, Harderwijk, NL

2006
Try Again. Fail Again. Fail Better, Momentum, 4th Nordic Festival of Contemporary Art, Moss, NOR
27th Biennial of Sao Paulo, BR
2nd International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Seville, Sevilla, ES
Theater of Life, Galeria Civica d’arte Contemporanea, Trento, IT
Prix Altadis Arts Plastiques 2005-06, Gallery Lelong, Paris, FR
Prix Altadis Arts Plastiques 2005-06, Max Estrella, Madrid, ES

2005
Public Act, Kunsthalle, Lund, SE
Project Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
La genie du lieu, Musee des Beaux Arts, Dijon, FR
Delicious, Sint-Truiden, BE
Empirismos, Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, Galeria de Pintura do Rei D. Luís, Lisboa, PT
Cultivating nature, Fundacion Cesar Manrique, Lanzarote, ES

2004
International Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, UK
Common Property, VI Werkleitz Biennale, Halle, DE
Le proche et le lointain, domaine de Kerguehennec, centre d’art contemporain, Bignan, FR
LAB, Kröller Müller Museum, Otterloo, NL
Catastrofi Minime, Museo di Arti Provincia di Nuoro, Nuoro, IT
Antirealismos: Spanish Photomedia now, IMA – Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, AU
Antirealismos: Spanish Photomedia now, Govett – Brewster Art Gallery,New Plymouth, NZ

2003
Idealism, De Appel, Amsterdam, NL
Antirealismos: Spanish Photomedia now, Australian Centre for photography, Sydney, AU
Untitled, Sala Moncada de la Caixa, Barcelona, ES
1:1 x temps, quantités, proportions et fuites, FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, FR
Esto no es performance, Departamento Audiovisuales Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, ES
Dispersions: a decade of art in Spain, Bas Museum of Art, Miami, US

2002
Lost Past, Ieper, BE
Changing Places, INDEX, Stockholm, SE
Bigtorino 2002, Torino Biennial, IT
Desreglements, protocols en situation, Galerie Art & Essai Université Rennes 2, Rennes, FR
Hortus Ludi, Marres, Maastricht, NL
Plural el Arte Español en el siglo XXI, Senado, Madrid, ES
Ultimas Adquisiciones, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, ES
Early works: De Ateliers 1998-2002, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL

2001
Lecture Lounge, Clock Tower Gallery of Ps1, New York, US

2000
Scripted Spaces, Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL

1999
N°43, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL

1997
Subjetiles: tres escenarios, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid; Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, CASM, Barcelona; Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea, San Sebastián, ES

Publications/ Press

2015
Lara Almarcegui. Kunsthaus Baselland, Ed. Ines Goldbach, Basel: Christoph Merian Verlag

2014
Rocks of Spitsbergen, Ed. Line Ulekleiv, Sint-Pieters-Leeuw: Drukkerij/Uitgeverij Jan Verhoeven

2012
Lara Almarcegui. Madrid Subterráneo, Lara Almarcegui and Manuel Segade, Madrid: Ediciones la Librería

2011
Lara Almarcegui. Projects 1995-2010, Ed. by Latitudes, Berlijn: Archive Books

2010
Lara Almarcegui, Secession. Berlin: Revolver Verlag
Portscapes, Ed. by Latitudes, SKOR & Port of Rotterdam Authority

2008
Lara Almarcegui: Memoria de los lugares vacíos, Mariano Navarro, El Cultural suplement, #30, October
City Limits: Lara Almarcegui, Tom Morton, FRIEZE, pp. 124-127, summer
Down to a fine art, Anna Minton, The Guardian, London, January
Artists Favourites, Francis Alys, Spike Art, #11, Wien
Paesaggio: Corpo e energia nomada, Manuella Paderni, Exibart, p. 43
Ecology, Luxury and Degradation, edited by Latitudes, Torino: Uovo 14

2007
With/Without: Spatial Products, Practices and Politics in the Middle East, edited by Antonia Carver, Shumon Basar and Markus Miessen, New York: Bidoun
Land Art. A Cultural Ecology Hand Book, Edited by Max Andrews, London: RSA

2005
Entropic promise: Lara Almarcegui, Jean Marc Huitorel, Art Press, February
A Statue of the inhabitable, Binna Choi, Contributions to a topical artistic discourse, Amsterdam: De Appel

2004
The Emancipation of nowhere land, Ole Bouwman, Pasajes de Arquitectura y critica, Madrid, February
An Injection of planlessnes’, Jeroen Boomgaard, One Year in the Wild, edited by lectoraat
Art in Public Space, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, University of Amsterdam
Raconter un lieu, raconteur la ville, Eva Gonzalez Sancho, Archistrom l’architecture, l’art, Paris, January
Ode aan de Herinnering, presentatie van het Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Rob Perree, Kunstbeeld, Amsterdam, May
Lara Almarcegui, l’idealisme en deconstruction, Benedicte Ramade, L’oeil, Paris, summer

2003
Lara Almarcegui: chantires Ouverts, Gauthier, Parachute, May
Etablissement d’en face projets, Brussel / Le Grand Cafe, Saint-Nazaire, Ramon Tiobellido
Art and Architecture: a reciprocal relationship?, Thorsten Schmiedeknecht, Architectural Design , London, May/June

2002
La Force de l’abandone, Carole Smidt, Art +, Brussels, August/September
Lara arreglatodo, Subrosa, editions la Letre Volé, Brussels
Marginal Groups and Leftover Spaces, Petra Gerrits, Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam
Desreglements, Protocoloe en situation, Colleccion Metiers de la Exposition, Presse Universitaire de Rennes
Lara Almarcegui: le chantier de l’exposition, Natalie Stefanoy, News Letter Etablissement en Face, Brussels, April

2001
Lara Almarcegui takes apart the Gallery, Anne Pontegnie, Artforum digital, May

2000
Les procesus plustot que le object, Pierre Olivie Rollin, L’art Meme, October

1999
Birthe Leemeijer en Lara Almarcegui, News Letter Stedelijk Museum Bureau, January
Fantasy jacoba IV, Richard Leydier, Art Press, July/August

Grants, awards

2010 Dolf Henkes Prijs
2008 Ojo Crítico a las Artes Plásticas (Critical Eye on Plastic Art)
2007 Visual Arts and Digital Arts Award UNESCO
2006 Prix Altadis Arts Plastiques

Education, residencies

1996 - 1998 De Ateliers 63 ‘, Amsterdam, NL
1996 Ecole des Beaux Arts, Nantes, FR
1993 - 1995 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Universidad de Cuenca, Cuenca, ES
1993 - 1994 Hochschule für bildende Künste, Hamburg, DE
1993 Facultad de Bellas Artes de Lisboa, PT

Works in Public Collections

FRAC Piemonte, Torino, IT
Króller-Müller Museum, Otterloo, Arnhem, NL
Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, FR
FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, FR
FRAC Alsace, Selestat, FR
Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona, ES
MUSAC, León, ES
CGAC, Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago de Compostela, ES
Marcelino Botin Foundation, Santander, ES
Museo de Teruel, ES Centro de Arte La Panera, Lerida, ES