Lara Almarcegui

Galeria Pepe Cobo

Broadly speaking, Lara Almarcegui’s work can be divided into two areas: her public actions (often performed under the umbrella of a biennial or other event), which involve situations or tasks that take place in a common space, sometimes before or even in collaboration with an audience; and her photographic and written archive-related work, which is usually exhibited in galleries or released in publications.

The actions Almarcegui has carried out in her fifteen-year career include digging a hole in an empty lot in Amsterdam (Digging, 1996), painting several huts in Turin, Italy different colors (Two Weeks Painting the Sheds of the Allotment Gardens, Turin 2002), and organizing collective visits to building-demolition sites in Saint-Nazaire, France, and Rotterdam, the Netherlands (Demolition in Front of the Exhibition Room, 2002; Demolitions: Opening the Interior Gardens, 1999, respectively).

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