Witte de With Contemporary Art
Lara Almarcegui
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Lara Almarcegui

Lara Almarcegui (b. 1972, ES), living and working in Rotterdam, has been developing works over the course of twenty years that question the frontier between urban decay and urban renewal; making visible what tends to remain unnoticed. While focusing on abandoned spaces and structures that are undergoing a process of transformation, Almarcegui also investigates the different connections that can be established between architecture and urban planning. Through a continuous inquiry into the current state of peripheral areas – their development, use, and decay – Almarcegui sets up a discourse surrounding the diverse elements that constitute the physical reality of an ever-evolving urban landscape. Almarcegui’s work is included in numerous international public and private collections, and has been exhibited widely in both solo and group shows. Exhibitions include: representing Spain at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), solo shows at New Bridge Gallery (2014), CREDAC (2013), MUSAC (2013), Stedelijk Museum (2012), TENT (2011); and group shows Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento Rovertero (2014), Kunsthaus (2014), the 1st Aichi Triennial (2013) and Manifesta 9, among others.