Lucy Orta

Professor Lucy Orta

Professor of Art, Fashion and the Environment
London College of Fashion
University of the Arts London

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Expertise: sustainability, sculpture, fashion and the body

About: Lucy Orta's sculptural work investigates the boundaries between the body and architecture, exploring their common social factors, such as communication and identity. Her work as been the focus of solo exhibitions at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa Venice, Italy (2005); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam (2006); Galleria Continua / Beijing / San Gimignano / Le Moulin (2007), Biennale del fin del Mundo, Antarctica (2007), Hangar Bicocca spazio d'arte Milano (2008), Natural History Museum London (2010), MAXXI Rome (2012). In 2007 the artists received Green Leaf Award for Sculpture, for artistic excellence with an environmental message, presented by the United Nations Environment Programme in partnership with the Natural World Museum, at the Nobel Peace Centre Oslo, Norway. She was co-curator of the Royal Academy exhibition Aware: Art Fashion & Identity (2010-11).

Languages spoken (other than English): French, Spanish

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