Colour, like a hormone

23.02.2024 – 27.04.2024

Laida Lertxundi is an artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Paris. Combining conceptual rigor with sensual pleasure in a process she calls Landscape Plus, her films establish parallels between landscape and the body as centers of pleasure and experience. Her practice is collaborative in nature, aiming to actively deconstruct the hierarchies of a traditional film shoot through the free exchange of roles both behind and in front of the camera, and the staging of improvised gestures and spontaneous, collective activities in various natural environments. Lertxundi’s work is invested in landscape as both an artistic tradition and a particular set of regional characteristics, idioms and inhabitants — from the deserts of California to the dramatic mountains of her native Basque Country.

Her work has been exhibited at the Highline Art, New York (2023), Artspace Aotearoa (2023), Whitney Biennial New York (2012), Hammer Museum Los Angeles (2026), LIAF Biennial (2013), Biennale de Lyon (2013), Frieze Projects New York (2014) and in museums and galleries such as MoMA in New York (2022, 2017), Tate Modern, London (2016), Whitechapel Gallery, London, Angela Mewes, Berlin (2020), Joan, Los Angeles, Cibrián, San Sebastián (2021), ARKO Art Center, Seoul (2022), McEvoy Arts Foundation, San Francisco (2021), Human Resources Los Angeles (2019), MAK Schindler House (2013), ICA, London (2013), Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín, Colombia (2015), CCCB (2017, 2013, 2021, 20122), PS1 MoMA (2013), Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago (2013), Baltimore Museum of Art (2013), Kunstverein Hamburg (2014) and the Havana Biennial (2015) among others.

She has had solo exhibitions at Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz (2023), La Taller, Bilbao (2022), NoguerasBlanchard (2021), Matadero Madrid (2019), LUX London (2018), Tramway Glasgow (2018), FuturDome Milano (2019), fluent Santander (2017), Tabakalera San Sebastián (2017), DA2 Salamanca (2015), Azkuna Zentroa Bilbao, (2014), Vdrome London (2014) and Marta Cervera, (2013). Her films have been screened at numerous festivals such as Locarno, New York Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, London Film Festival, BFI, TIFF Toronto, Gijón, San Sebastián or Edinburgh among others.

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