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. Recent solo exhibitions include Vento, intervention at Edifício Peninsula, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2019), Uma Boa Ordem, collaboration with Hector Zamora, Pavillion (permanent installation) at Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, MX (2019), A Longa Noite, SESC Pompeia, São Paulo, Brazil (2018) and La temperatura del aire, El Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Caja de Burgos (CAB), Burgos, Spain (2015). Exhibiting internationally, she has been included in exhibitions such as Fiction and Fabrication, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal (2019); 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); Prospect.3: Notes for Now, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA (2014); Re-emerge: Towards a New Cultural Cartography, 11th Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates (2013); and Another Place, Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo, Brazil (2011), among others. 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 Getty Museum, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, France; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA; and Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil; among others.