Lara Almarcegui was born in 1972 in Zaragoza, Spain. She currently lives and works in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
The work that Lara Almarcegui has been developing for almost twenty years questions the border between the renewal and the decline of cities, seeking to highlight elements of the urban world that often elude the eye. On the one hand, the artist is interested in abandoned spaces, structures in the process of transformation where she questions the current state of construction, development, wear and degradation of peripheral areas. On the other hand, her work attempts to decipher the multiple links that exist between architecture and urbanism, by establishing a discourse on the different elements that constitute the physical reality of a constantly changing urban landscape.
Lara Almarcegui represented Spain at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.
Her work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions in institutions around the world, including: Kunstverein Neuenkirchen (2017); Casino Luxembourg (2016); Kunsthaus Baselland (2015); CREDAC, Ivry sur Seine, France (2013); MUSAC, Leon, Spain (2013); the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2012); the Künstlerhaus Bremen, Germany (2012); TENT, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2011); the Palace of the Secession, Vienna, Austria (2010); Ludlow 38, New York, United States (2010); FRAC Burgundy, Dijon, France (2004); The Grand Café, Saint Nazaire, France (2003); INDEX, Stockholm, Sweden (2003).
She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions such as the Biennale de Lyon (2017); the first triennial of Aichi, Nagoya, Japan (2013); Manifesta 9, Genk, Limburg, Belgium (2012); the Taipei Biennale (2010); the 2nd Biennial of Athens; the 7th Biennial of Gwanju (2011); the 8th Sharjah Biennial (2007) or the Liverpool Biennial (2004).
Lara Almarcegui‘s works are part of important public and private collections, including those of Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, MACBA, Barcelona, Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, MUSAC, Leon, CAAC, Seville, FRAC Pays de la Loire, FRAC Normandy Rouen, Rabo Bank Collection, Utrecht, Sharjah Art Foundation, FRAC Alsace, Abattoirs, Toulouse, FRAC Burgundy, Dijon, and PhotoMuseum, Winterthur.