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Laura Lima
Gala Chickens
2004-2015
Live chickens, carnival feathers and plumes
dimensions variable (a comfortable coop for at least fourty chickens)
photo: Cadu d'Oliveira
view: Jardins do Poder, Brasília 2007

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Laura Lima
Gala Chickens
2004-2015
Live chickens, carnival feathers and plumes
dimensions variable (a comfortable coop for at least fourty chickens)
photo: Cadu d'Oliveira
view: Jardins do Poder, Brasília 2007

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Laura Lima
Gala Chickens
2004-2015
Live chickens, carnival feathers and plumes
dimensions variable (a comfortable coop for at least fourty chickens)
photo: Laura Lima
view: XI Lyon Biennalle, 2011

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Laura Lima
Gala Chickens and Gala Coop
2004-2015
Live chickens, carnival feathers and plumes
dimensions variable (a comfortable coop for at least fourty chickens)
photo: Laura Lima
view: XI Lyon Biennalle, 2011

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Laura Lima
The Naked Magician
2008/2010/2013/2015
Someone, shelves and various materials
dimensions variable
photo: Sérgio Araújo
view: Casa França Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 2010

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Laura Lima
The Naked Magician
2008/2010/2013/2015
Someone, shelves and various materials
dimensions variable
photo: Laura Lima
view: Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2015

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Laura Lima
The Naked Magician
2008/2010/2013/2015
Someone, shelves and various materials
dimensions variable
photo: Sérgio Araújo
view: Casa França Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 2010

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Laura Lima
The Naked Magician
2008/2010/2013/2015
Someone, shelves and various materials
photo: Laura Lima
view: Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, 2015

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Laura Lima
The Naked Magician
2008/2010/2013/2015
Someone, shelves and various materials
photo: Laura Lima
view: Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, 2015

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Laura Lima
Tailorshop/Portraits
2014
fabric, threads, picture frames, sewing machines and tailors
photo: Pascale Lenders
view: “the fifth floor,” Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2014

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Laura Lima
Tailorshop/Portraits
2014
fabric, threads, picture frames, sewing machines and tailors
photo: Laura Lima
view: Details of the Tailorshop “the fifth floor,” Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2014

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Laura Lima
Tailorshop/Portraits
2014
fabric, threads, picture frames, sewing machines and tailors
photo: Laura Lima
view: Details of the Tailorshop “the fifth floor,” Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2014

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Laura Lima
Tailorshop/Portraits
2014
fabric, threads, picture frames, sewing machines and tailors
photo: Laura Lima
view: Details of the Tailorshop “the fifth floor,” Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2014

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Laura Lima
Portrait Violeta 
2014
fabric and frames
photo: Pascale Leenders

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Laura Lima
Portrait Lola 
2014
fabric, glass and frame
photo: Pascale Leenders

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Laura Lima
Eames Wheelchair 2
2014
leather, metal
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
Mackintosh Wheelchair
2014
fabric, metal
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
Bertoia Wheelchair
2012
fabric, metal
photo: Rafael Adorjan

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Laura Lima
Rietveld Wheelchair
2014
wood, metal
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
Rietveld Wheelchair
2014
wood, metal
photo: Laura Lima
view: "the fifth floor," Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2014

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Laura Lima
Toilet
2014
wall, arms, wood and mirror
photo: Laura Lima
view: "the fifth floor," Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2014

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Laura Lima
Toilet
2014
wall, arms, wood and mirror
photo: Laura Lima
view: "the fifth floor," Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2014

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Laura Lima
The Abstraction
2014
Lilith Performance Studio, Malmo, Sweden
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
The Abstraction
2014
Lilith Performance Studio, Malmo, Sweden
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
The Abstraction
2014
Lilith Performance Studio, Malmo, Sweden
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
The Abstraction
2014
Lilith Performance Studio, Malmo, Sweden
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
Cinema Shadow - Segundo
2012
Film still from the first 3 hours of the film, filmed at Fundação Eva Klabin. Projected live at Cinema da Caixa Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro.
Duration: 100 hours
Collaboration Emanuel Aragão, among others.
 

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Laura Lima
Cinema Shadow - Segundo
2012
Film still from the first 3 hours of the film, filmed at Fundação Eva Klabin. Projected live at Cinema da Caixa Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro.
Duration: 100 hours
Collaboration Emanuel Aragão, among others.

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Laura Lima
Cinema Shadow - Segundo
2012
Film still from the first 3 hours of the film, filmed at Fundação Eva Klabin. Projected live at Cinema da Caixa Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro.
Duration: 100 hours
Collaboration Emanuel Aragão, among others.

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Laura Lima
Cinema Shadow - Segundo
2012
Film still from the first 3 hours of the film, filmed at Fundação Eva Klabin. Projected live at Cinema da Caixa Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro.
Duration: 100 hours
Collaboration Emanuel Aragão, among others.

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Laura Lima
Cinema Shadow - Segundo
2012
Film still from the first 6 hours of the film, filmed at Fundação Eva Klabin. Projected live at Cinema da Caixa Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro.
Duration: 100 hours
Collaboration Emanuel Aragão, among others.

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Laura Lima
Footnotes (2012 - ongoing)
Footnotes n.5
reproductions, drawings, photos, objects, textiles, paper, frames
photo: Rafael Adorjan

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Laura Lima
Footnotes (2012 - ongoing)
Detail : Footnotes n.11, 2014
reproductions, drawings, photos, objects, textiles, paper, frames
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
Bar Restaurant
2010/2013
wood, many materials and objectcs, a man or a woman, beer
photo: Stefan Altenburger
view: Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, 2013

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Laura Lima
Bar Restaurant
2010/2013
wood, many materials and objectcs, a man or a woman, beer
photo: Stefan Altenburger
view: Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, 2013

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Laura Lima
Bar Restaurant
2010/2013
wood, many materials and objectcs, a man or a woman, beer
photo: Stefan Altenburger
view: Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, 2013

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Laura Lima
Bar Restaurant
2010/2013
wood, many materials and objectcs, a man or a woman, beer
photo: Stefan Altenburger
view: Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, 2013

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Laura Lima
Flight
2008
50 live birds, food, water, wood and acrylic on canvas
dimensions variable
photo: Laura Lima/Ana Torres
view: A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, 2008

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Laura Lima
Flight
2008
50 live birds, food, water, wood and acrylic on canvas
dimensions variable
photo: Laura Lima/Ana Torres
view: A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, 2008

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Laura Lima
Flight
2008
50 live birds, food, water, wood and acrylic on canvas
dimensions variable
photo: Laura Lima/Ana Torres
view: A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, 2008

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Laura Lima
Flight
2008
50 live birds, food, water, wood and acrylic on canvas
dimensions variable
photo: Laura Lima/Ana Torres
view: A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, 2008

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Laura Lima
Flight
2008
50 live birds, food, water, wood and acrylic on canvas
dimensions variable
photo: Laura Lima/Ana Torres
view: A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, 2008

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Laura Lima
Flight
2008
50 live birds, food, water, wood and acrylic on canvas
dimensions variable
photo: Laura Lima/Ana Torres
view: A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, 2008

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Laura Lima
Flight
2008
50 live birds, food, water, wood and acrylic on canvas
dimensions variable
photo: Laura Lima/Ana Torres
view: A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, 2008

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Laura Lima
Heap of Ironics (Clowns)
Long Leg Clown

2005 - ongoing
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
Heap of Ironics (Clowns)
Long Leg Clown
2005 - ongoing
photo: Per Kristiansen

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Laura Lima
Phaesants with Food
2005/2006
Wood, fishing net, golden ink, faience porcelaine, variety of birds, food, water, soil, fruits, vegetables, breads, etc
photo: Laura Lima
view: Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Santiago, 2006

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Laura Lima
Phaesants with Food
2005/2006
Wood, fishing net, golden ink, faience porcelaine, variety of birds, food, water, soil, fruits, vegetables and breads
photo: Laura Lima/Ana Torres/Paulo Innocêncio
view: Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 2005

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Laura Lima
Phaesants with Food
2005/2006
Wood, fishing net, golden ink, faience porcelaine, variety of birds, food, water, soil, fruits, vegetables and breads
photo: Laura Lima/Ana Torres/Paulo Innocêncio
view: Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 2005

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Laura Lima
Flexible Gold  
2005
images from books, gold ink, paper, glass, acrylic, wood
photo: Ana Torres 

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Laura Lima
Flexible Gold  
2005
images from books, gold ink, paper, glass, acrylic, wood
photo: Ana Torres

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Laura Lima
Flexible Gold 
2005
images from books, gold ink, paper, glass, acrylic, wood
photo: Ana Torres

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Laura Lima
Ball
2003
digital painting on the image of painting Ball at the Court of Henri III, 1581, anonymous, Louvre Museum

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Laura Lima
Ball (frame detail)
Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, 2004
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
Ball, party
Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, 2004
photo: Paulo Inocêncio/ Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
Ball, party
Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, 2004
photo: Paulo Inocêncio/ Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
Ball, clothes rack
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
Costumes
2001/2003
photo: Vivia21

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Laura Lima
Costumes
2001/2003
Photo: Vivia21

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Laura Lima
Doped (M=f/ W=f)
1997/2002/2006/2014
sedated woman (flesh person), gown and crochet tube
dimensions variable
photo: Eduardo Eckenfels
view: Instituto Inhotim, 1997

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Laura Lima
The Landscape Puller (M=f/ W=f)
1998/1999/2000/2013
Man (flesh person), black nylon strap and neoprene
photo: Oliver Santana
view: MUAC, Mexico City, 2013

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Laura Lima
The Landscape Puller (M=f/ W=f)
1998/1999/2000/2013
Man (flesh person), black nylon strap and neoprene
photo: Oliver Santana
view: MUAC, Mexico City, 2013

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Laura Lima
The Landscape Puller (M=f/ W=f)
1998/1999/2000/2013
Man (flesh person), black nylon strap and neoprene
photo: Oliver Santana
view: MUAC, Mexico City, 2013

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Laura Lima
The Landscape Puller (M=f/ W=f)
1998/1999/2000/2013
Man (flesh person), black nylon strap and neoprene
photo: Oliver Santana
view: MUAC, Mexico City, 2013

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Laura Lima
Flat/Low (M=f/ W=f)
1997/2010
Man or Woman (flesh people) lowered ceiling and chandelier
photo: Laura Lima
view: 13 Rooms, John Kaldor Projects Pier

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Laura Lima
Flat/Low (M=f/ W=f)
1997/2010
Man or Woman (flesh people) lowered ceiling and chandelier
photo: Sérgio Araújo
view: "Grande," Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 2010

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Laura Lima
Hammock+Hair (M=f/ W=f)
2010
Man and woman (flesh people), hammock and hair
photo: Sérgio Araújo
view: "Grande," Casa França Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 2010

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Laura Lima
Hammock+Hair (M=f/ W=f)
2010
Man and woman (flesh people), hammock and hair
photo: Sérgio Araújo
view: "Grande," Casa França Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 2010

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Laura Lima
Marra (M=f/ W=f)
1996/2002/2011
two men (flesh people), fabric
photo: Olle Kirchmeir
view: The Spiral and the Square, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, 2011

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Laura Lima
Marra (M=f/ W=f)
1996/2002/2011
two men (flesh people), fabric
photo: Olle Kirchmeir
view: The Spiral and the Square, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, 2011

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Laura Lima
Hips (M=f/W=f)
1996/1998/2002
Two men (flesh people) and apparatus
photo: Vivia21/Laura Lima
view: Antropofagia XXVI São Paulo Bienalle, São Paulo, Brazil. 1998

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Laura Lima
Candy (M=f/ W=f)
1996/2000
man (flesh person), candy and apparatus
Photo: Vivia21

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Laura Lima
Jelly (M=f/W=f)
1996
Girl (flesh person), red jelly, wood and a chord
photo: Laura Lima
view: Antartica Artes com a Folha, 1996

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Laura Lima
Cow (M=f/ W=f)
1994
Cow, water, food, and landscape
photo: Laura Lima
view: Solsticio, Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, 1994

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Laura Lima
Gala Chickens
2004-2015
Live chickens, carnival feathers and plumes
dimensions variable (a comfortable coop for at least fourty chickens)
photo: Cadu d'Oliveira
view: Jardins do Poder, Brasília 2007

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Laura Lima
Gala Chickens
2004-2015
Live chickens, carnival feathers and plumes
dimensions variable (a comfortable coop for at least fourty chickens)
photo: Cadu d'Oliveira
view: Jardins do Poder, Brasília 2007

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Laura Lima
Gala Chickens
2004-2015
Live chickens, carnival feathers and plumes
dimensions variable (a comfortable coop for at least fourty chickens)
photo: Laura Lima
view: XI Lyon Biennalle, 2011

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Laura Lima
Gala Chickens and Gala Coop
2004-2015
Live chickens, carnival feathers and plumes
dimensions variable (a comfortable coop for at least fourty chickens)
photo: Laura Lima
view: XI Lyon Biennalle, 2011

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Laura Lima
The Naked Magician
2008/2010/2013/2015
Someone, shelves and various materials
dimensions variable
photo: Sérgio Araújo
view: Casa França Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 2010

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Laura Lima
The Naked Magician
2008/2010/2013/2015
Someone, shelves and various materials
dimensions variable
photo: Laura Lima
view: Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2015

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Laura Lima
The Naked Magician
2008/2010/2013/2015
Someone, shelves and various materials
dimensions variable
photo: Sérgio Araújo
view: Casa França Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 2010

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Laura Lima
The Naked Magician
2008/2010/2013/2015
Someone, shelves and various materials
photo: Laura Lima
view: Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, 2015

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Laura Lima
The Naked Magician
2008/2010/2013/2015
Someone, shelves and various materials
photo: Laura Lima
view: Statens Museum for Kunst, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, 2015

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Laura Lima
Tailorshop/Portraits
2014
fabric, threads, picture frames, sewing machines and tailors
photo: Pascale Lenders
view: “the fifth floor,” Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2014

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Laura Lima
Tailorshop/Portraits
2014
fabric, threads, picture frames, sewing machines and tailors
photo: Laura Lima
view: Details of the Tailorshop “the fifth floor,” Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2014

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Laura Lima
Tailorshop/Portraits
2014
fabric, threads, picture frames, sewing machines and tailors
photo: Laura Lima
view: Details of the Tailorshop “the fifth floor,” Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2014

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Laura Lima
Tailorshop/Portraits
2014
fabric, threads, picture frames, sewing machines and tailors
photo: Laura Lima
view: Details of the Tailorshop “the fifth floor,” Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2014

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Laura Lima
Portrait Violeta 
2014
fabric and frames
photo: Pascale Leenders

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Laura Lima
Portrait Lola 
2014
fabric, glass and frame
photo: Pascale Leenders

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Laura Lima
Eames Wheelchair 2
2014
leather, metal
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
Mackintosh Wheelchair
2014
fabric, metal
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
Bertoia Wheelchair
2012
fabric, metal
photo: Rafael Adorjan

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Laura Lima
Rietveld Wheelchair
2014
wood, metal
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
Rietveld Wheelchair
2014
wood, metal
photo: Laura Lima
view: "the fifth floor," Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2014

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Laura Lima
Toilet
2014
wall, arms, wood and mirror
photo: Laura Lima
view: "the fifth floor," Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2014

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Laura Lima
Toilet
2014
wall, arms, wood and mirror
photo: Laura Lima
view: "the fifth floor," Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2014

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Laura Lima
The Abstraction
2014
Lilith Performance Studio, Malmo, Sweden
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
The Abstraction
2014
Lilith Performance Studio, Malmo, Sweden
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
The Abstraction
2014
Lilith Performance Studio, Malmo, Sweden
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
The Abstraction
2014
Lilith Performance Studio, Malmo, Sweden
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
Cinema Shadow - Segundo
2012
Film still from the first 3 hours of the film, filmed at Fundação Eva Klabin. Projected live at Cinema da Caixa Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro.
Duration: 100 hours
Collaboration Emanuel Aragão, among others.
 

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Laura Lima
Cinema Shadow - Segundo
2012
Film still from the first 3 hours of the film, filmed at Fundação Eva Klabin. Projected live at Cinema da Caixa Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro.
Duration: 100 hours
Collaboration Emanuel Aragão, among others.

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Laura Lima
Cinema Shadow - Segundo
2012
Film still from the first 3 hours of the film, filmed at Fundação Eva Klabin. Projected live at Cinema da Caixa Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro.
Duration: 100 hours
Collaboration Emanuel Aragão, among others.

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Laura Lima
Cinema Shadow - Segundo
2012
Film still from the first 3 hours of the film, filmed at Fundação Eva Klabin. Projected live at Cinema da Caixa Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro.
Duration: 100 hours
Collaboration Emanuel Aragão, among others.

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Laura Lima
Cinema Shadow - Segundo
2012
Film still from the first 6 hours of the film, filmed at Fundação Eva Klabin. Projected live at Cinema da Caixa Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro.
Duration: 100 hours
Collaboration Emanuel Aragão, among others.

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Laura Lima
Footnotes (2012 - ongoing)
Footnotes n.5
reproductions, drawings, photos, objects, textiles, paper, frames
photo: Rafael Adorjan

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Laura Lima
Footnotes (2012 - ongoing)
Detail : Footnotes n.11, 2014
reproductions, drawings, photos, objects, textiles, paper, frames
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
Bar Restaurant
2010/2013
wood, many materials and objectcs, a man or a woman, beer
photo: Stefan Altenburger
view: Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, 2013

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Laura Lima
Bar Restaurant
2010/2013
wood, many materials and objectcs, a man or a woman, beer
photo: Stefan Altenburger
view: Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, 2013

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Laura Lima
Bar Restaurant
2010/2013
wood, many materials and objectcs, a man or a woman, beer
photo: Stefan Altenburger
view: Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, 2013

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Laura Lima
Bar Restaurant
2010/2013
wood, many materials and objectcs, a man or a woman, beer
photo: Stefan Altenburger
view: Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, 2013

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Laura Lima
Flight
2008
50 live birds, food, water, wood and acrylic on canvas
dimensions variable
photo: Laura Lima/Ana Torres
view: A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, 2008

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Laura Lima
Flight
2008
50 live birds, food, water, wood and acrylic on canvas
dimensions variable
photo: Laura Lima/Ana Torres
view: A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, 2008

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Laura Lima
Flight
2008
50 live birds, food, water, wood and acrylic on canvas
dimensions variable
photo: Laura Lima/Ana Torres
view: A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, 2008

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Laura Lima
Flight
2008
50 live birds, food, water, wood and acrylic on canvas
dimensions variable
photo: Laura Lima/Ana Torres
view: A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, 2008

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Laura Lima
Flight
2008
50 live birds, food, water, wood and acrylic on canvas
dimensions variable
photo: Laura Lima/Ana Torres
view: A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, 2008

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Laura Lima
Flight
2008
50 live birds, food, water, wood and acrylic on canvas
dimensions variable
photo: Laura Lima/Ana Torres
view: A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, 2008

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Laura Lima
Flight
2008
50 live birds, food, water, wood and acrylic on canvas
dimensions variable
photo: Laura Lima/Ana Torres
view: A Gentil Carioca, Rio de Janeiro, 2008

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Laura Lima
Heap of Ironics (Clowns)
Long Leg Clown

2005 - ongoing
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
Heap of Ironics (Clowns)
Long Leg Clown
2005 - ongoing
photo: Per Kristiansen

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Laura Lima
Phaesants with Food
2005/2006
Wood, fishing net, golden ink, faience porcelaine, variety of birds, food, water, soil, fruits, vegetables, breads, etc
photo: Laura Lima
view: Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Santiago, 2006

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Laura Lima
Phaesants with Food
2005/2006
Wood, fishing net, golden ink, faience porcelaine, variety of birds, food, water, soil, fruits, vegetables and breads
photo: Laura Lima/Ana Torres/Paulo Innocêncio
view: Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 2005

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Laura Lima
Phaesants with Food
2005/2006
Wood, fishing net, golden ink, faience porcelaine, variety of birds, food, water, soil, fruits, vegetables and breads
photo: Laura Lima/Ana Torres/Paulo Innocêncio
view: Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 2005

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Laura Lima
Flexible Gold  
2005
images from books, gold ink, paper, glass, acrylic, wood
photo: Ana Torres 

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Laura Lima
Flexible Gold  
2005
images from books, gold ink, paper, glass, acrylic, wood
photo: Ana Torres

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Laura Lima
Flexible Gold 
2005
images from books, gold ink, paper, glass, acrylic, wood
photo: Ana Torres

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Laura Lima
Ball
2003
digital painting on the image of painting Ball at the Court of Henri III, 1581, anonymous, Louvre Museum

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Laura Lima
Ball (frame detail)
Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, 2004
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
Ball, party
Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, 2004
photo: Paulo Inocêncio/ Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
Ball, party
Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, 2004
photo: Paulo Inocêncio/ Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
Ball, clothes rack
photo: Laura Lima

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Laura Lima
Costumes
2001/2003
photo: Vivia21

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Laura Lima
Costumes
2001/2003
Photo: Vivia21

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Laura Lima
Doped (M=f/ W=f)
1997/2002/2006/2014
sedated woman (flesh person), gown and crochet tube
dimensions variable
photo: Eduardo Eckenfels
view: Instituto Inhotim, 1997

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Laura Lima
The Landscape Puller (M=f/ W=f)
1998/1999/2000/2013
Man (flesh person), black nylon strap and neoprene
photo: Oliver Santana
view: MUAC, Mexico City, 2013

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Laura Lima
The Landscape Puller (M=f/ W=f)
1998/1999/2000/2013
Man (flesh person), black nylon strap and neoprene
photo: Oliver Santana
view: MUAC, Mexico City, 2013

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Laura Lima
The Landscape Puller (M=f/ W=f)
1998/1999/2000/2013
Man (flesh person), black nylon strap and neoprene
photo: Oliver Santana
view: MUAC, Mexico City, 2013

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Laura Lima
The Landscape Puller (M=f/ W=f)
1998/1999/2000/2013
Man (flesh person), black nylon strap and neoprene
photo: Oliver Santana
view: MUAC, Mexico City, 2013

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Laura Lima
Flat/Low (M=f/ W=f)
1997/2010
Man or Woman (flesh people) lowered ceiling and chandelier
photo: Laura Lima
view: 13 Rooms, John Kaldor Projects Pier

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Laura Lima
Flat/Low (M=f/ W=f)
1997/2010
Man or Woman (flesh people) lowered ceiling and chandelier
photo: Sérgio Araújo
view: "Grande," Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 2010

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Laura Lima
Hammock+Hair (M=f/ W=f)
2010
Man and woman (flesh people), hammock and hair
photo: Sérgio Araújo
view: "Grande," Casa França Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 2010

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Laura Lima
Hammock+Hair (M=f/ W=f)
2010
Man and woman (flesh people), hammock and hair
photo: Sérgio Araújo
view: "Grande," Casa França Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 2010

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Laura Lima
Marra (M=f/ W=f)
1996/2002/2011
two men (flesh people), fabric
photo: Olle Kirchmeir
view: The Spiral and the Square, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, 2011

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Laura Lima
Marra (M=f/ W=f)
1996/2002/2011
two men (flesh people), fabric
photo: Olle Kirchmeir
view: The Spiral and the Square, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, 2011

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Laura Lima
Hips (M=f/W=f)
1996/1998/2002
Two men (flesh people) and apparatus
photo: Vivia21/Laura Lima
view: Antropofagia XXVI São Paulo Bienalle, São Paulo, Brazil. 1998

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Laura Lima
Candy (M=f/ W=f)
1996/2000
man (flesh person), candy and apparatus
Photo: Vivia21

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Laura Lima
Jelly (M=f/W=f)
1996
Girl (flesh person), red jelly, wood and a chord
photo: Laura Lima
view: Antartica Artes com a Folha, 1996

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Laura Lima
Cow (M=f/ W=f)
1994
Cow, water, food, and landscape
photo: Laura Lima
view: Solsticio, Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, 1994

Biography

Ever since letting a cow loose on Ipanema Beach in the mid 1990s, Laura Lima has put forth a body of work composed of what she sometimes describes as ‘images.’ Continually escaping easy classification, Laura Lima’s ‘images’ are “not performance, not installation, not cinema…” but are attempts to visually articulate, in concrete reality, a personal glossary of concepts that the artist has worked and reworked during the course of her over 20 year career. Emblematic of this rigorous conceptual engagement is her best known group of works Man=flesh/Woman=flesh (Homem=carne/Mulher=carne), in which humans and animals are used as mere matter (flesh) that executes a precise set of instructions over and over again. Another part of Lima’s oeuvre relates to the notion of ornamental philosophy. In works such as Costumes, Gala Chickens, and Flexible Gold, Lima directly challenges the conventional view of ornamentation as something extraneous or unimportant. Lima’s work seeks to propose new understandings of accepted definitions and concepts by destabilizing and subverting that which is taken as given.

 

Born in 1971, Laura Lima grew up in Brazil’s countryside region of Governador Valadares. While still very young, Lima moved to Rio de Janeiro, where she is currently based. The artist received a BA in Philosophy from the State University of Rio de Janeiro in the 1990s and also studied art the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro. In 1999, she founded the Organism RhR (Representative hyphen Representative) and served as its first bureaucratic administrator. As such, Lima created a glossary and an archive of the activities of the group, including ideas such as a philosophy of nothing, the non-functional, emptiness, and failure.


Laura Lima is the 2014 recipient of BACA, Bonnefanten Award for Contemporary Arts, the Netherlands; and in 2006, Lima was awarded the Marcantonio Vilaça Prize. The artist was also nominated for the Francophone Prize 2011, and Hans Nefkens Prize 2012.

Solo exhibitions of Lima’s work have been presented in venues around the world such as Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina; MUAC, Mexico City, Mexico; Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland; Casa França Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Fundação Eva Klabin, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden; Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands; SMK-National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Lima’s work has been included in prestigious group exhibitions such as the 24th and 27th São Paulo Biennales; the 2nd and 3rd Mercosul Biennales in Porto Alegre, Brazil; XI Lyon Biennale in 2011; and 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 Rooms in various cities since 2011.  In 2014, VERTRIPTICAL, the third film in the Cinema Shadow project, showed live at the Stockholm Film Festival, Sweden. The project was commissioned by Bonniers Konsthall and filmed both in Rio de Janeiro and Stockholm for an 8-hour period during which it was simultaneously filmed and screened in real time.

 
Laura Lima’s works are included in the collections of Instituto Inhotim, Modern Art Museum of São Paulo, Bonniers Konsthall, Migros Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Zabludowicz Collection, Bonnefantenmuseum, among others.

 

Laura Lima lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. She is also co-founder and adviser of A Gentil Carioca, along with Ernesto Neto and Marcio Botner, an artist run gallery in Rio de Janeiro.

Exhibitions