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Lucy + Jorge Orta


Lucy + Jorge Orta’s collaborative visual arts practice employs a diversity of media including drawing, sculpture and performance to realize major bodies of work that address key social and ecological challenges. Amongst their most emblematic bodies of work are: Refuge Wear and Body Architecture, portable minimum habitats bridging architecture and dress; Nexus Architecture investigates alternative models of the social link; The Gift, the biomedical ethics of organ donation and the heart as a metaphor for life; HortiRecycling and 70 x 7 The Meal question the local and global food chain and rituals of community feasting; OrtaWater and Clouds reflect on water scarcity and the problems arising from its pollution and corporate control; Antarctica considers the effects of climate change on migration; and Amazonia explores interwoven ecosystems and their value to our natural environment.

Selected shows

2020, In Celebration of the Natural World, Jane Lombard Gallery
2020, Wearables, Etage Projects, Copenhagen
2019, How the light gets in, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
2019, Lucy + Jorge Orta: Potential Architecture, Jane Lombard Gallery, New York, NY
2018, Print show, Valérie Bach, Brussels
2017, Summer In the City, La Patinoire Royale / Galerie Valerie Bach
2017, Lucy + Jorge Orta, La Patinoire Royale / Galerie Valerie Bach
2016, Lucy + Jorge Orta: Antarctica, Jane Lombard Gallery, New York, NY
2013, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire Sculpture Park Centre, Bretton, Wakefield, UK

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