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Nicolás Lamas
The practice of Nicolás Lamas is fed by a reflection on space, time, culture and science. Lamas formalises his interrogations through diverse media, whereby he questions the codes of ‘showing’ and confronts objects that seem opposite at first as to let new meaning and questions emerge.

Through his eyes, matter often presents itself as a complex archaeological site characterized by a range of inanimate materials, life forms, technological artefacts, times in collapse and linguistic references. These structures combine fiction, life and inertness while triggering a space of transaction between the human linguistic way of apprehension and other forms of activating perception. Both the human and non-human negotiate a dynamic entanglement with each other. Similarly, Lamas’ oeuvre defies stability. Yet, there are recurrent approaches in his practice such as an interest for industrial products, the traces of humanity on nature or the body/technology entanglement; he also puts forward an aesthetic relationship between his work and rituals that invoke ephemeral images created by impulsive composition and interdependent making.
Excerpt of the text “Matter exists differently here” by Alejandro Alonso Diaz.

Nicolás Lamas' (°1980, Peru) most relevant solo exhibitions were held at CCC OD, Tours (France), Fundació Joan Miró (Spain), Ladera Oeste (Mexico), P/////AKT (Netherlands), De Vrienden van het S.M.A.K. and Meessen De Clercq (Belgium), Spazio ORR (Italy), Sabot (Romania) and Galería Lucía de la Puente (Peru). His work was recently shown at mumok and MAK (Austria), HOW Art Museum Shanghai (China), M.O.C.O., La Kunsthalle Mulhouse (France), Witte de With (Netherlands), CCCC (Spain) and the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw (Poland).


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La société du spectacle
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Planned obsolescence
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Vanishing birds
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Ways to disappear
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Gallery exhibitions


Mixed up with others before we even begin
mumok, Vienna (Austria)
2022 - 2023
Times in collapse
Centre de Création Contemporaine Olivier Debré, Tours (France)
Permafrost: Forms of disaster
M.O.C.O., Montpellier (France)
Against the Boundary of its Own Definition
Ladera Oeste, Guadalajara (Mexico)
Every object is a temporal space
Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (Spain)
2016 - 2017