Unending Lightning, 2015 - ongoing
three channel video installation, 5h57'
The Planetary Garden, 2018, Manifesta 12, Palermo, IT, installation view

Unending Lightning, 2015 - ongoing
three channel video installation, 5h57'
The Planetary Garden, 2018, Manifesta 12, Palermo, IT, installation view

Unending Lightning, 2015 - ongoing
three channel video installation, 5h57'
Manchas en el Silencio, 2017, Sala Alcalá31, Madrid, ES, installation view

Trading Transcendence, 2016
MUDAM, Luxumbourg, LU, installation view

Trading Transcendence, 2016
MUDAM, Luxumbourg, LU, installation view

Philosophical Capitalism, 2014-16
Trading Transcendence, 2016, MUDAM, Luxumbourg, LU, installation view

Philosophical Capitalism, 2014-16
Trading Transcendence, 2016, MUDAM, Luxumbourg, LU, installation view

Elemental Order, 2016
computer program, LED screen
Trading Transcendence, 2016, MUDAM, Luxumbourg, LU, installation view

Clockwise, 2016
360 clock mechanisms
Trading Transcendence, 2016, MUDAM, Luxumbourg, LU, installation view

Clockwise, 2016
360 clock mechanisms
Trading Transcendence, 2016, MUDAM, Luxumbourg, LU, installation view

Clockwise, 2016
360 clock mechanisms
Trading Transcendence, 2016, MUDAM, Luxumbourg, LU, installation view

Gestalt 5, 2016 - video still
five channel video installation
8'

tegenboschvanvreden, Ch.ACO 2015
Santiago, CL, installation view

Latinoaméricana Femenina, 2007 - 2015
acrylic on canvas
190 x 170 cm

Latinoaméricana Masculina, 2007 - 2015
acrylic on canvas
190 - 170 cm

Surplus Value, 2014
photo copies, color photographs, video 21’, table, chair, dimensions variable
ES CAPITAL, 2014, Matadero, Madrid, ES, installation view

Surplus Value, 2014 - detail
photo copies, color photographs, video 21’, table, chair
dimensions variable

Abstraction Licking, 2013 - video still
HD video
6'34"

Abstraction Licking, 2013 - video still
HD video
6'34"

Hacia lo salvage, 2012 - video still
HD video
16'

Hacia lo salvage, 2012 - video still
HD video
16'

Hacia lo salvage, 2012 - video still
HD video
16'

Desnudo en el Prado, 2011
lambda print on paper
120 x 180 cm

Desnudo en el Louvre, 2010
lambda print on paper
120 x 180 cm

Desnudo en la Walker Art Gallery, 2010
lambda print on paper
120 x 180 cm

Europleasure International Ltd.: Touch and Go, 2010 - video still
video installation
13'49''

Europleasure International Ltd.: Touch and Go, 2010 - video still
video installation
13'49''

Europleasure International Ltd.: Touch and Go, 2010 - video still
video installation
13'49''

Europleasure International Ltd.: Touch and Go, 2010 - video still
video installation
13'49''

La Liberté raisonnée, 2009 - video still
video
4'50''

La Liberté raisonnée, 2009 - video still
video
4'50''

La Liberté raisonnée, 2009 - video still
video
4'50''

Habla, 2008 - video still
video
7'

Habla, 2008 - video still
video
7'

Rousseau & Sophie, 2007 - video still
video
9'

Rousseau & Sophie, 2007 - video still
video
9'

biography

The work of Cristina Lucas attests to great social commitment. Her installations, video works, performances, drawings and photographs are often straightforwardly critical, but also serious, playful and humorous. Lucas seduces her audience with beautiful, theatrical images; yet she isn’t afraid to hold up a less inviting mirror to that audience. In her hands social, political, historical and cultural clichés are dismantled and defused in a refined as well as inevitable manner. A range of themes that deal, for instance, with the role of women, religion, the patriarchal system in society or the global supremacy of the West play an important role. And man’s ambition to dominate nature is likewise a subject that recurs frequently. 

Cristina Lucas (1973, Jaén, Spain) lives and works in Madrid. Lucas holds a degree in Fine Arts from the Complutense University of Madrid (1998). She completed a Master’s degree at the Irvine University of California and furthered her studies at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York (2003) and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (2006-2007). Cristina Lucas is a multidisciplinary artist, working with photography, video, drawings, sculpture and installations, in which she reflects upon the structures of power. Her work was part of numerous international group shows. She had solo exhibitions at Kunstruimte De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam (2019, NL); Sala Alcalá31, Madrid (2017, ES); OK Centrum, Linz (2016, AU); MUDAM, Luxemburg (2016, LU); Kunstraum Innsbruck (2014, AU); Kunstverein Braunschweig (2014, DE); Matadero Madrid (2014,ES); Caja de Burgos Art Centre, Burgos (2013, ES); Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam (2008, NL); Dos de Mayo Art Centre, Madrid (2009, ES); Carrillo Gil Art Museum, Mexico City (2010, MX). She also took part in the 28th Sao Paulo Biennial (2008) and the Liverpool Biennial 10 (2010). Works by Cristina Lucas are present in international private and public collections.

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gallery exhibitions
January 27 - March 17, 2018
Solo
January 15 - February 25, 2017
Group
May 21 - June 25, 2016
Solo
October 9 - November 14, 2015
Group
October 26 - December 7, 2013
Solo
April 14 - May 12, 2012
Group
March 3 - April 7, 2012
Group
February 27 - April 3, 2010
Group
November 7 - December 19, 2009
Group
press
June 20, 2018
Cristina Lucas in Manifesta 12