Mercedes Lachmann

(this page was last updated in January 2022)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1964.
Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

PIPA Prize 2018 nominee.

Mercedes Lachmann’s research takes place primarily in the fields of sculpture, installation, and video. Her works explore issues related to climate change, life cycles, and the transformations of matter.

Starting in 2013, she began a long period of research with water, exploring its properties of weight, fluidity and translucency. The works unfold, establishing a fictional universe articulating propositions such as displacement, renewal and healing.

Naturally, the research with water leads the works to the vegetal world, to trees, and to medicinal and aromatic herbs. The multi-sensorial expression of plants contaminates her creative process, opening new experiments. Mercedes begins to work with various materials, media, colors, textures, movements, and sounds as a response to this impulse to expand.


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