Lara Almarcegui was born in 1972 in Zaragoza, Spain. She currently lives and works in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
The works that Lara Almarcegui has been developing over the course of nearly twenty years are situated at the limit between urban renewal and urban decay, and make visible what tends to escape general notice. On the one hand, Almarcegui focuses her attention on abandoned spaces and structures in the process of transformation; on the other she investigates the different connections that can be established between architecture and the urban order. If in the first instance she poses questions about the current state of the construction, development, use, and decay of spaces that are apparently peripheral to the city, in the second she manages to provoke a dialogue about the different elements that make up the physical reality of the urban landscape, in its constant transformation through demolitions, excavations, construction materials, and contemporary ruins.
Lara Almarcegui works are in important public and private collections including The Gypse, Casino Luxembourg Forum d’art Contemporany, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel; De Ateliers Debut Series, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; MACBA, Barcelone, Spain; the Fondation La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain; the MUSAC, León, Spain; the CGAC, Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, Spain ; CNAP, Paris, France; the FRAC Piémont, Turin, Italy; the Króller-Müller Museum, Otterloo, Netherlards; Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France; the FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France; the FRAC Alsace, Sélestat, France ; the FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France and the Frac Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France, among others.