LAURA LIMA, b. Minas Gerais, Brazil (1971). Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. Lima´s works are conceptual setups that explore the boundaries between the quotidian and the absurd.
Since the early 1990’s, Lima has been using the living things as a medium. There is a certain distance to the term Performance. In her actions or sculptures it is essential that the piece go uninterrupted for long periods. In parallel the artist has been working on diverse groups of works with references ranging from art history to science fiction and techniques that vary from intricate drawings and collages to collaborations with artists and artisans for user activated pieces. In 2014 she won the Bonnefanten Award and in 2013 Lima showed at the Retrospective of the 30 years of the São Paulo Biennial; at MUAC, in Mexico DF, and at the group show Crossed Circuits: The Pompidou Center meets MAM at the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art.
Next exhibition include solo show at the Fondazione Prada in Milan. In 2016 she participated of the Aichi Triennale (Japan, 2016), in 2015 Laura had a Solo Show ‘The Naked Magicien’, at the National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, and at the MAMBA Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina, and also at the Bonnefanten Museum. Other recent exhibition highlights include: A room and a half, CCA Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland (2017); H, Fondazione Prada (Cisterna), Milan, Italy (2017) a Solo Show at the Bonniers KonstHall (2014); a Solo Show at Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2013); Lyon Bienal (2011); 11 Rooms, Manchester Art Gallery (2011) and has participated twice in the São Paulo Biennial (1998 and 2006). Lima is also a founding-partner and director of A Gentil Carioca gallery together with Marcio Botner and Ernesto Neto. Lima graduated in Philosophy at the UERJ-Rio de Janeiro.