Often working as Studio Orta, a collaboration with her husband Jorge Orta, Lucy’s art practice employs diverse mediums to investigate the boundaries between body and architecture, and to draw upon urgent issues of environmental and social sustainability.
WHY WE LOVE LUCY AND STUDIO ORTA:
- Lucy’s functional body architecture provided clothing and shelter to Kurdish refugees and to individuals displaced by the Kobe earthquake
- Studio Orta addresses the scarcity of clean and accessible water by creating work that provides free drinking water by purifying previously polluted local sources
- Studio Orta blurred the line between teammate and opponent by creating a multi-national soccer jersey for a one-time match between teams of international scientists