Between January and March 2021 UK-based artist Andrew Lacon will travel to URRA’s Art Residency in Buenos Aires, as part of the Triangle Fellowship Programme.
Through sculpture and images, Lacon questions the way in which raw materials are understood and valued in different contexts across space and time; especially in relation to the way in which these materials are displayed to the public.
During the residency at URRA, Lacon will collect, select, and study the materiality of marble and granite typically found in Argentina. This research expands on a research project started during a recent residency in Mexico City, looking at sculpture in Latin America.
Andrew Lacon (b. 1985, Dudley, UK) lives and works in Birmingham. Solo and group exhibitions include Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee; Division of Labour, Edel Assanti, IMT Gallery, Kunstraum, London; Guangzhou Library, Guangzhou; Baltic 39, Newcastle; Eastside Projects, Birmingham. Lacon participated in the 2019 ArtRotterdam, Netherlands, represented by Division of Labour. He was in residency at The New Art Gallery Walsall in 2019 and SOMA Mexico in 2015.
Established in 2010, URRA is an arts organisations developing artists residencies and other projects focusing on cultural exchanges for Argentine and international artists. URRA’s programmes encourage dialogue amongst visual art professionals from around the world, and encourage the production of new work and research.
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