Lucía Madriz

Born in Costa Rica, Lucía lives and works in Karlsruhe, Germany. Her production comprises painting, video, and installation. Lucía studied painting at the Universidad de Costa Rica (1995-2000) and she was awarded with the DAAD (German Service for Academic Exchange) Artist’s Scholarship to study Media Art in the Hochschule fur Gestaltung, Karlsruhe- Germany (2003-4).

Lucía also received Mention at the 1er Concurso Centroamericano de Artistas Emergentes, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo MADC, San José, Costa Rica (2003),  Prize 2do Concurso Centroamericano de Video Creación, MADC (2003); Mention for the 1er Concurso Centroamericano de Video Creación. MADC (2002).

Lucía has participated in several collective exhibits among them Both Ends, Proyectos Ultra Violeta- Edel Assanti Projects Space. London, England (2012), Antropoceno. 3ra Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia- Argentina (2011), Geopoéticas. 8va Bienal do Mercosul. Porto Alegre-Brazil (2011), Between Windows, Latin America and beyond at Mind Pirates, Berlin-Germany(2011),Dead or Alive, MAD Museum, New York- USA (2010), Utropicos 31 Bienal Pontevedra, Spain (2010),  SPORA I Bienal de Arte Efímero en Granada, Spain (2009),  X Bienal de La Habana (2009), Turbulence. 3rd Auckland Triennial, New Zealand (2007), IX Bienal Internacional de Pintura de Cuenca, Ecuador (2007), Estrecho Dudoso. Teorética, San José-Costa Rica (2006).

Some of her solo exhibits: Ties. Galerie Borchardt. Hamburg, Germany (2010),  Veritas- performance at DesPacio, Costa Rica (2009), Axis at the Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica (2008), Situación Especial, Des Pacio, San José, Costa Rica (2008), Extraversión, Fundación Teorética. San José, Costa Rica (2007), Alteridades. Galería Jacobo Karpio San José, Costa Rica (2006),  Erscheinen, Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe, Germany (2004), 4 Artistas, 4 curadores. MADC. San José, Costa Rica (2003).

Contributions

September 30, 2012

I´ve been increasingly starting to feel, especially in recent years that the issue of ecological destruction, whether it will be climate chaos, whether it be the disappearance of species, whether it be the water crisis … Every dimension of the ecological crisis is in fact the leftover ruins of a war against the Earth, the biggest war taking place on the Planet which globalization has made truly global. No place is safe, no ecosystem is safe, and no communities are safe.