About Lucia Madriz
Agriculture, Gender, and Sustainability in Costa Rica
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, Costa Rica (2008), Situación Especial, DesPacio (2008), Extraversión, Fundación Teorética. (2007), Alteridades. Galería Jacobo Karpio (2006), Erscheinen, Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe, Germany (2004), 4 Artistas, 4 curadores. MADC. San José, Costa Rica (2003).
One of the most important aspects of my work is the possibility to question.
For me art is a medium where to present issues and establish dialogue with the public. This dialogue doesn’t necessarily goes through language and rational thought but also through the re- calling of experiences including the ssensorial and emotional ones.
I am interested in environmental issues in general but the focus is shifting towards the individual. Policies and compromises are certainly important but is the capability to identify oneself as a human creature living in a planet what really interests me: How is our relationship with nature? What do we consider to be natural in our daily life? How life recalls death? Why does a distance exist between nature and citizens? How do we relate to our own organism? Is there a reflex of our own perception of the world? Is distance a result of culture or a real need?
The installations made of basic grains deal with alimentary sovereignty and genetically modified food issues. These crops are accompanied by a total dependency economic model and affect directly the rural population worldwide, pollute waterbeds and contaminate other crops.
I have often meet people who are concerned but feel that they cannot do anything about climate change, pollution and or abuse.
There is always a little something we can do, mostly in our own lives.
Installation made of black beans, red beans, corn and rice. 13 ft diameter. Most of them are 13ft x 13ft.
you can see more of my work on www.luciamadriz.com
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