Mercedes Lachmann

(this page was last updated in July 2018)

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

PIPA Prize 2018 nominee.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design at PUC-RJ in 1986 and continued her studies at the School of Visual Arts Parque Lage (EAV), where she attended painting and drawing courses until 1988. In 2010, Mercedes returned to the arts and joined the study group of philosophy and arts, coordinated by Brazilian art critic Paulo Sergio Duarte. In 2011, she enrolled at EAV, this time to take sculpture classes from Brazilian visual artist Iole de Freitas, until 2016. From 2014, she began to present her works in several collective exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. Mercedes does mainly large-scale sculptures and installations, privileging the use of raw materials. Water is a recurring element in her poetics, referring to subjects such as the frailty of life, the tension between what remains and what disappears and the transformation of matter.


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