Lucia Koch uses interventions, installations, videos and photographs to explore the means for effecting change in one’s experience of the environment. Whether through covering architectural façades, skylights and windows with translucent materials or filters, by creating new layers between spaces, or by producing photographs that challenge perceptions of scale, Koch’s interest lies in creating altered states of place, utilizing light and color to transform our spatial experiences.
Koch lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil. Exhibiting internationally, she recently held a solo exhibition, La temperatura del aire, at el Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Caja de Burgos (CAB), Burgos, Spain (2015) and was included in Condemned To Be Modern, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (2017); Transparência e Reflexo, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil (2016); Jameel Prize 4, Pera Museum, Instanbul, Turkey (2016); Cruzamentos: Contemporary Art in Brazil, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (2014); A Sense of Place, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA (2014); Re-emerge: Towards a New Cultural Cartography, 11th Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates (2013); Another Place, Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo, Brazil (2011); and When Lives Become Form, Yerba Buena Center for Arts, San Francisco, CA (2009) and Contemporary Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2008). She has participated in the 11th Biennale de Lyon, France (2011); the 27th Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil (2006); the 2nd, 5th and 8th editions of the Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil (1999, 2005 and 2011); and the 8th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey (2003). Collections include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, France ; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil; and Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil; among others.