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Laura Lima

Brazilian, b. 1971

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Laura Lima

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Brazilian, b. 1971

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Biography

Laura Lima is best known for creating performative situations that subject the body to physical stress in order to investigate human behaviors. In Homem=carne/mulher=carne – Pelos + Rede, first conceived in 1996 and recreated since, a man and woman lie reclined and nude in a large hammock. With their relationship defined only by physical proximity, the work delves into questions of human relations but remains ambiguous. Treating the social body as a form of sculpture, Lima works in the tradition of earlier Neo-Concrete Brazilian artists such as Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, whose objects often serve as entry points for participatory or interactive art.

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KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and 2 more
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Artforum, and 2 more
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Biennale de Lyon, and 1 more
Biography

Laura Lima is best known for creating performative situations that subject the body to physical stress in order to investigate human behaviors. In Homem=carne/mulher=carne – Pelos + Rede, first conceived in 1996 and recreated since, a man and woman lie reclined and nude in a large hammock. With their relationship defined only by physical proximity, the work delves into questions of human relations but remains ambiguous. Treating the social body as a form of sculpture, Lima works in the tradition of earlier Neo-Concrete Brazilian artists such as Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, whose objects often serve as entry points for participatory or interactive art.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Biennale de Lyon, and 1 more
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Articles Featuring Laura Lima
Up and Coming: Laura Lima Unleashes a Flock of Spruced-Up Hens at Performa
Nov 12th, 2015
Up and Coming: Laura Lima Unleashes a Flock of Spruced-Up Hens at Performa
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