Laura Lima, ‘Untitled’, 2015, Galeria Luisa Strina

About Laura Lima

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.

Brazilian, b. 1971