Traces AIR Antwerpen

Cristina Lucas

Apr 2019 to May 2019
1973 ° Spanje, woont en werkt in Madrid

In the framework of the European project Excavating Contemporary Archaelogy Cristina Lucas is invited for a residency in AIR Antwerpen. During this period she collaborates with the Lycée Institut Français in the form of workshops that will lead to an educational publication and an exhibition in 2020 in Kunsthalle Aarhus. Together with the students Cristina Lucas creates a mutant flag, existing out of a patchwork of elements from the flags representing the origins of the students. A first visual interpretation of this project will be presented at the group exhibition Null Island, during the launch of AAIR between 16 May - 10 June 2019.

Cristina Lucas uses performance, happenings, video, photography, installation, drawing and painting to focus on the irrationality of human activities and to contrast traditionally conflicting concepts such as reality and fiction. Her works analyze the main political and economic structures of our time in an effort to reveal the contradictions between the official story, the true story and collective memory. She enjoys challenging historical, social, political and cultural clichés and takes a critical stand on issues such as the position of women, Western domination and humankind’s ambition to control nature.

Cristina Lucas was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Color Full Forms, Tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, 2018; Manchas en el silencio, Sala Alcala 31, Madrid, 2017; Cristina Lucas, MUDAM, Luxembourg, 2016; Illuminaciones Profanas, MAC, Puerto Rico, 2016; Focal Distance, Kunstverein Braunschweig, 2014; Light Years, Museo Amparo, Puebla, México, 2011. Her works were shown in the following group exhibitions (a selection): Proregress, 12th Shanghai Biennial, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, 2018; Manifesta 12, Palermo, 2018; Nada temas, dice ella. Cuando el arte revela verdades misticas, Museo Nacional de Escultura, Valladolid, 2016; It’s money Jim, but not as we know it, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art, Vienna, 2015; Another Part of the New World, Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Madrid, 2015; Do Disturb, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015.