Lucia Koch

Porto Alegre, Brazil, 1966.
Lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil.

PIPA 2011 nominee.

In the early 90s, Lucia Koch starts to work with temporary interventions in domestic spaces, a practice that would be later extended to art institutions and exhibitions.
From 1992 to 1996, worked in the collective project Arte Construtora, occupying houses, parks and an island in 3 Brazilian cities: São Paulo, Porto Alegre and Rio de Janeiro. Each artist developed a work related to a specific site. Assuming to be influenced by the context, and taking that as a starting point. Individual authorship was eventually dissolved into collaborative actions that transformed the places.

Her works bring altered states of the place, as she explores devices that affect the ambient light of spaces, and also the viewers that experience it. Façades, skylights and windows are covered, either with perforated surfaces, translucent materials, or filters for cinema (specially designed for lighting and color corrections at movie sets), creating new layers between inside and outside, and transforming the skin of the architecture she finds and work with.



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