LAURA LIO is currently involved with interdisciplinary projects across the fields of sculpture, drawings, site specific installations, artist books and poetry and sound. Over the past 30 years she has dedicated herself to research and creativity in the field of Fine Arts, with special interest on the potential for synergies between image, poetic word, and sound. Her focus on sculpture includes its practice in exhibition spaces and in public locations, along with land art and its integration with landscape architecture. A current interest is working on installations and site specific projects that poetically respond to the architectural presence and social history of the sites.
She has exhibited her works with 20 individual exhibitions in numerous locations, including Madrid, Barcelona, Gijon, Ibiza, Cadiz, Cuenca, Valencia, Burgos, Paris, Rome, Lisbon, and Buenos Aires, and she has participated in more than 70 group exhibitions throughout Europe, Argentina and China. Her artwork has been shown in a number of international arts fairs held in cities such as Madrid, New York, Paris, Buenos Aires and Cologne.
Laura Lio has received many fellowships and grants in recognition of her talent and contributions to the field of Fine Arts. In 1997 she received a Fellowship Grant from the Spanish Academy of History, Archeology and Fine Arts to study in Rome. In 1998 she received a Fellowship from the Spanish Cultural Ministry to study at the Spanish School in Paris. In 2005, the Rockefeller Foundation of New York provided a Grant for Laura to be an Artist in Residency at the Bellagio Study and Conference Center in Italy. In 2006 she received the Endesa Fellowship from the Teruel Museum, Spain. In 2013 she was awarded a residency for the Study Center of Letters and Arts, at the Bogliasco Foundation in Genoa, Italy, and also in the same year she received a Grant from the Cultural Ministry of Mexico for an art project in Mexico City. In 2018 she took part in ARNA Residency, project entitled “Where Art meets Science”, Harlösa, Sweden.
Her sculptures and drawings have been placed in museums as well as being held in public and private art collections. These include the Reina Sofia Museum and the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Conde Duque, in Madrid; the Patio Herreriano Museum of Contemporary Art in Valladolid; the Ministry of International Affairs and the National Library in Madrid; the Spanish Cultural Ministry, Spanish School, Paris; the Caja Madrid Art Collection, Spanish Academy of History, Archeology and Fine Arts, Rome; and with the Circa XX Collection of Contemporary Art.
Forms of art: sculptures, land art, installations, urban art, drawings, artist's books, research, curatorial projects
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