biography

Luisa Lambri was born in 1969 in Como, Italy. She lives and works in Milan.

Luisa Lambri’s discrete photographs occupy a unique space between photographic abstraction and the spatial exploration of architecture. They are pared down to the most reductive elements and inspire a transcendental perception of light and space. Her signature style is marked by an emphasis on lines and grids as well as an extreme subtlety of color. Frequently working in series, she isolates details such as corners, doors and windows and different qualities of light to build personal and intimate readings of environments. It is possible to perceive in them references to abstract geometric painting of the early twentieth century, the Light and Space movement of Southern California, Brazilian Neo-concretism, and Minimalism.

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Luisa Lambri was born in 1969 in Como, Italy. She lives and works in Milan.

Luisa Lambri’s discrete photographs occupy a unique space between photographic abstraction and the spatial exploration of architecture. They are pared down to the most reductive elements and inspire a transcendental perception of light and space. Her signature style is marked by an emphasis on lines and grids as well as an extreme subtlety of color. Frequently working in series, she isolates details such as corners, doors and windows and different qualities of light to build personal and intimate readings of environments. It is possible to perceive in them references to abstract geometric painting of the early twentieth century, the Light and Space movement of Southern California, Brazilian Neo-concretism, and Minimalism.

Lambri's solo exhibitions include: PAC, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2021); the Met Breuer, New York (2017); the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (2012); the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2010); the Baltimore Museum of Art (2007); the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2006); the Menil Collection, Houston (2004); Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge (2000). Group shows include exhibitions at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (2019); the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2019); Tate Modern, London (2018); the Jewish Museum, New York (2016) and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010), among many others.

Lambri's work has also been exhibited at the first Cleveland Triennial (2018), the second Chicago Architecture Biennial (2018), the 12th and 9th Venice Architecture Biennials (2010 and 2004), the 6th Liverpool Biennial (2010), and the 50th and 48th Venice Bienniales (2003 and 1999).

Lambri’s work is included in several museum collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan; the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; the Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, among others.

 

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images

Untitled (S. R. Crown Hall)

Untitled (S. R. Crown Hall, #01), 2017

Fine Art Pigment Print

63,5 × 63 cm

Untitled (S. R. Crown Hall, #02), 2017

Fine Art Pigment Print

63,5 × 63 cm

Untitled (S. R. Crown Hall, #05), 2017

Fine Art Pigment Print

63,5 × 63 cm

Untitled (Farnsworth House)

Untitled (Farnsworth House, #07), 2016

Fine Art Pigment Print

70,5 × 59,6 cm

Untitled (Farnsworth House, #09), 2016

Fine Art Pigment Print

70,5 × 59,6 cm

Untitled (Kramlich Residence)

Untitled (Kramlich Residence, #04), 2016

C-print

86,5 × 74,9 cm

Untitled (Kramlich Residence, #18), 2016

C-print

86,5 × 74,9 cm

Untitled (The Met Breuer)

Untitled (The Met Breuer, #03), 2016

Pigment print

90 × 72 cm

Untitled (The Met Breuer, #05), 2016

Pigment print

90 × 72 cm

Untitled (Bicho Invertebrado)

Untitled (Bicho Invertebrado, #07), 2013

C-Print

69,5 × 56,7 cm

© The World of Lygia Clark

Untitled (Bicho Invertebrado, #15), 2013

69,5 × 56,7 cm

C-Print

© The World of Lygia Clark

Untitled (100 Untitled Works in Mill Aluminum 1982-86)

Untitled (100 Untitled Works in Mill Aluminum 1982-86, #01), 2012

C-Print

79,39 × 94 cm

Untitled (100 Untitled Works in Mill Aluminum 1982-86, #06), 2012

C-Print

79,39 × 94 cm

Untitled (Ambiente Spaziale)

Untitled (Ambiente Spaziale, #01), 2012

C-print

94 × 79.5 cm

© Fondazione Lucio Fontana

Untitled (Ambiente Spaziale, #02), 2012

C-print

94 × 79.5 cm

© Fondazione Lucio Fontana

Untitled (Ambiente Spaziale, #03), 2012

C-print

94 × 79.5 cm

© Fondazione Lucio Fontana

Untitled (Ambiente Spaziale, #04), 2012

C-print

94 × 79.5 cm

© Fondazione Lucio Fontana

Untitled (Ambiente Spaziale, #05), 2012

C-print

94 × 79.5 cm

© Fondazione Lucio Fontana

Untitled (Ambiente Spaziale, #06), 2012

C-print

94 × 79.5 cm

© Fondazione Lucio Fontana

Untitled (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea)

Untitled (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, #04), 2008

C-print

74,9 × 63,5 cm

Untitled (Centro Galego de Art Contemporánea, #12), 2008

C-print

74,9 × 63,5 cm

Untitled (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, #13), 2008

C-print

74,9 × 63,5 cm

Untitled (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, #16), 2008

C-print

116 × 95,7 cm

Untitled (Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, #17), 2008

C-print

116 × 95,7 cm

Untitled (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum)

Untitled (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, #11), 2008

C-print

82 × 68,4 cm

Untitled (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, #15), 2008

C-print

74 × 58,41 cm

Untitled (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, #35), 2008

C-print

78 × 65,8 cm

Untitled (Sheats-Goldstein House)

Untitled (Sheats-Goldstein House, #04), 2007

C-print

98 × 79,5 cm

Untitled (Sheats-Goldstein House, #07), 2007

C-Print

83 × 67,6 cm

Untitled (Sheats-Goldstein House, #14), 2007

C-Print

91 × 76,5 cm

Untitled (Sheats-Goldstein House, #18), 2007

C-Print

91 × 76,5 cm

Untitled (Barragan House)

Untitled (Barragan House, #32), 2005

C-print

86 × 96 cm

Untitled (Barragan House, #35), 2005

C-print

86 × 96 cm

Untitled (Casa das Canoas)

Untitled (Casa das Canoas, #12), 2003

C-print

99 x 115 cm

Untitled (Casa das Canoas, #13), 2003

C-print

99 x 115 cm

Untitled (Casa das Canoas, #16), 2003

C-print

93,8 x 105 cm

Untitled (Casa de Baile)

Untitled (Casa de Baile, #01), 2003

C-print

73,9 × 85 cm

Untitled (Casa Fernando Millán)

Untitled (Casa Fernando Millán, #01), 2003

C-Print

84 × 68 cm

Untitled (Casa Fernando Millán, #02), 2003

C-Print

84 × 68 cm

Untitled (Casa Fernando Millán, #03), 2003

C-Print

84 × 68 cm

Untitled (Casa del Fascio)

Untitled (Casa del Fascio, #04), 1999

Fine Art Pigment Print

97,5 × 80,9 cm

public exhibitions

17a Quadriennale di Roma

Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Roma

Fuori

30.10.2020 – 21.3.2021

© Fondazione La Quadriennale di Roma Photo Studio DSL

The Cleveland Museum of Art

Commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art

Cleveland

Marlon de Azambuja and Luisa Lambri

14.7 – 30.9.2018

Photo: © The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art

Commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art

Cleveland

Marlon de Azambuja and Luisa Lambri

14.7 – 30.9.2018

Photo: © The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art

Commissioned by FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art

Cleveland

Agnieszka Kurant: End of Signature, 2018

14.7 – 30.9.2018

Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York / Los Angeles

Hammer Museum

Los Angeles

Luisa Lambri: Being There

27.2 – 13.6.2010

Hammer Museum

Los Angeles

Luisa Lambri: Being There

27.2 – 13.6.2010

Hammer Museum

Los Angeles

Luisa Lambri: Being There

27.2 – 13.6.2010

Carnegie Museum of Art - Forum 57

Pittsburgh

Luisa Lambri and Ernesto Neto

22.9.2021

Carnegie Museum of Art - Forum 57

Pittsburgh

Luisa Lambri and Ernesto Neto

22.9.2021

Carnegie Museum of Art - Forum 57

Pittsburgh

Luisa Lambri and Ernesto Neto

22.9.2021

The Menil Collection

Houston

Luisa Lambri: Locations

19.3 – 24.7.2004

press

Interview with Luisa Lambri

Pin-Up Magazine (supplement)

Spring-Summer 2017

Luisa Lambri

Interview

David Huber

Artforum

January 31, 2017

A Form of Recollection

The Architectural Interiors of Luisa Lambri

Susan Morgan

Aperture

February 2011

At the Hammer, Luisa Lambri makes herself at home

Sharon Mizota

Los Angeles Times

February 28, 2010

Breathing Light Into Architecture

Art on Paper

May-June 2007

Luisa Lambri: No Sense of Place

Liutauras Psibilskis

Flash Art International

February 2001

Documento Sentimentale

Massimiliano Gioni

Trax

1998

Luisa Lambri “Autoritratto” at PAC – Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan

Guia Cortassa

Mousse

2021

publications

Kramlich Residence and Collection

Edited by Nicholas Olsberg

Hatje Cantz

Berlin

2019

Luisa Lambri: Portrait

Luisa Lambri, Pieranna Cavalchini, Amanda Esteves-Kraus

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Boston

2012

Interiors

Luisa Lambri

Ivorypress

Madrid

2011

Locations

Luisa Lambri

D.A.P.

New York

2004

When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes

Constance Lewallen, Christian Rattemeyer, Jana Blankenship

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

California

2013

video


Luisa Lambri: Being there

2014

Hammer Museum Chief Curator Douglas Fogle discusses the exhibition Luisa Lambri: Being there. (Run time: 2 min., 40 sec.)

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