Laura Lima and Zé Carlos Garcia


Plage du Larvotto

Horaire : 29th April 2016

Crédit photo : © Sérgio Araújo

In the work of Laura Lima, who lives in Rio de Janeiro, humans and animals become the raw material of often large-scale installations, suspending the boundary between dead and living, nature and society, body and construction. Taking a cue from the pioneering 1960s work of Brazilian artists Lygia Clark and Hélio Oiticica, her works often implicate the viewer in an interaction with objects and applications that are as sensuous as they are sculptural. Having exhibited in recent years in important museums and kunsthalles across the Americas and Europe, Lima for the first time brings her practice to Monaco. Working together with José Carlos Garcia, she will create a special, unforgettable surprise encounter at Larvotto Beach.

Born in Governador Valadares, Brazil, in 1971, Laura Lima lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. Her art, focused primarily on performance, also encompasses drawing, sculpture and installation. At the heart of her experimental approaches, her fascination with the complexity of social relationships and human behaviour can be seen.

In 2003, Laura Lima co-founded A Gentil Carioca, an exhibition space dedicated to contemporary art in Rio de Janeiro. She has taken part in many group and solo exhibitions: MUAC, Mexico City; Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires; Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales. In 2014, Laura Lima won the Bonnefanten Award, a prestigious international visual arts prize in the Netherlands, which gave her the opportunity to present a solo exhibition at the Bonnefanten Museum.

This exhibition was then presented at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2015.

Born in Brazil in 1973, Zé Carlos Garcia lives and works in Rio. He creates hybrid sculptures which explore the relationships between science and art and their consequences. The series of birds is a modern redefinition of the concept of sculpture as a static volume. He uses featherwork to remodel carefully selected parts of household furniture, drawing them away from their original context in search of new structural arrangements.