About Lara Almarcegui
A champion of neglected and forgotten sites, Lara Almarcegui’s work carefully catalogues and highlights a particular location’s tendency towards entropy. Working at a time of widespread urban renewal in Europe, Almarcegui reflects upon the continent’s built histories and extractive relationship with the land, and has even worked towards these sites’ legal protection. As Spain’s representative to the 55th Venice Biennial, she filled the interior of the pavilion with massive piles of building rubble similar to those used during its construction. Almarcegui has exhibited internationally, including the Barbican Art Centre, London (2009); HKW, Berlin (2015); Athens Biennale (2009); Gwangju Biennale (2008); Sharjah Biennale (2007); The 27th São Paulo Biennial (2006); Seville Biennial (2006); Liverpool Biennale (2004); Lyon Biennale (2017); Manifesta IX, Genk (2012); TRACK, Gent (2012). Almarcegui lives and works in Rotterdam, Netherlands; and is represented by Gallery Mor Charpenter in Paris, Ellen de Bruijne Projects in Amsterdam, and Parra & Romero in Madrid and Ibiza.