Lisa Lurati


Born in 1989 in Lugano, Lisa Lurati trained at the Vevey School of Photography (CEPV) from 2011 to 2015 and at the Institut Kunst in Basel where she graduated in Fine Arts in 2020.
Her recents solo shows: In-between things, Gallery Ann Mazzotti, Basel 2022; Raving Cosmo, CACY, Yverdon-les-Bains, 2021; Nebulosa, Gallery Forma, Losanna, 2020; Scherzo. Molto allegro, quasi presto, Photoforum Pasquart, Biel, 2018. »
« Lisa Lurati works from a hybrid visual material, indifferently found or produced by the artist and then constantly mixed, manipulated and transformed to create new images of which multiple versions exist. Her strong and singular visual language leaves identifiable the different imageries she appropriates. She belongs to a generation of artists who use photography as the raw material from which they carve a distinctive visual universe, seldom working in separate series with fixed limits. » Danaé Panchaud

« Drawing from a broad palette of techniques, ranging from photography, cyanotype and drawing, to sculpture and video, Lisa Lurati’s work manages to occupy a very particular space. A space, where pure aesthetics mingle with the deeply personal, where existential meditations are thrown into the mix with the absurd and trivial, all the while keeping up a deep sense of humility and wonder towards the outside and inside world.
Through her work she is keeping meaning and references in a constant state of flux, never quite revealing one single interpretation.
Is she examining the relationship between us humans, globalized capitalism, and our effect on planet earth? Is she’s commenting on the absurdity of a little plastic shopping bag, in the face of eternity? Or else, is she just playing around, in the hopes making some sense out of this whole mess?
Either way, this ambiguity is what makes her work all the more seductive. By eschewing the trap of simplistic finger pointing, she makes room for multifaceted interpretations and discussions» Björn Magnusson.

2018 – 2020 Master of Arts at Institut Kunst, FHNW, Basel
2013 – 2015 Advanced study in photography, CEPV, Vevey 2011 – 2013 Certificate professional photographer, CEPV, Vevey
2024 (ttbc), Museo d’Arte di Mendrisio, Mendrisio soon
2023 (ttbc) Galleria Daniele Agostini, Lugano soon
2023 (ttbc), LeLabo, Genève soon
2022 In-between things, Ann Mazzotti Gallery, Basel
2021 Raving Cosmo, Centre d’art contemporain CACY, Yverdon-les-Bains 2021 Stage for Disappearence, Outside Rohling, Bern
2020 Stage for Disappearence, BNP Banque Paribas, Lugano
2020 Nebulosa, Forma, Lausanne
2018 Scherzo. Molto allegro, quasi presto, Photoforum Pasquart, Biel 2018 Automatica, RiffRaff Kino, Zürich
2023 (ttbc) Museo MAN, Nuoro, IT soon
2023 (ttbc) CAN, Centre d’art Neuchâtel soon
2022 Altitude 875/904 m, Pian Piret, Sonvico
2022 Breathing Houses, Casa della fotografia, Gordola
2022 Service, KAH, Kaunas, Lithuania, LT
2022 Rue Hippolyte 10, Rue Hippolyte, Zürich
2022 Icone vegetali, Museo Villa dei Cedri, Bellinzona
2021 Shadows, The Barn, S-chanf
2021 La Regionale, Villa Ciani, Lugano
2021 Blues House, Walkinstudio, Milano IT
2021 L’eclisse e l’iperbole, Biennale dell’Immagine, Chiasso
2021 Animated Matter, La Dépendance, St-Imier
2020 Alt+1000 Festival, Rossinière
2020 Bling Bling, Galleria Daniele d’Agostini, Lugano
2021 Le papillon qui méprise la chrysalide a oublié d’où il vient et surtout où il va, with Sina Oberhänsli, Galleria Daniele d’Agostini, Lugano
2020 Sirene, duo with Alessandro Polo, Sonnenstube, Lugano
2020 Onehundred works, Tony Wuetrich Galerie, Basel
2020 Life, Love, Justice, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel
2019 Traces of fire, Fabrikkulture, Hegenheim FR
2019 The only thing that survived from my youth is an accumulation of things, AtelierMondial, Basel 2019 Glissement progressifs du récit, Biennale de l’image, La Filature, Mulhouse FR 2018 From Cities to Us, Spazio Lampo, Chiasso
2018 The Missing Image, La Rada, Locarno
2016 The end, let’s start again, Donau, Berlin DE
2016 Ossature, Le Lab, Lausanne
2015 Let me tell you quelque chose, Espace Doret, Vevey 2015 Emerentia-Collectif Quinze, Le Bourg, Lausanne
2015 The Room, duo with Giordano Rush, La Rada, Locarno 2015 Atlas1, Lausanne
2014 Noise, Festival Image, Vevey
2014 Hordes & Nuées, Festival Images, Vevey
Residencies & Fairs
2023 Riga, Residency, St-Pierre-de-Trivisy, FR soon
2023 MAN, Nuoro, IT soon
2022 ArtVerona Fair, with Galleria Daniele Agostini, Verona, IT
2022 ProHelvetia Coincidencia Residency in Colombia, CO
2022 Val Verzasca Photo Festival, Val Verzasca
2022 Soda 2123, Residency in Vilnius, Lituania, LT
2020 Cité des Arts, residency, Paris
2020 Finalist for Swiss Emerging Artist Prize, Geneve
2019 JungKunst fair, Winterthur
2019 Research trip to Tierra del Fuego, ProHelvetia Coincidencia CL 2018 Villa Ruffieux, residency, Sierre
2018 Finalist VFG Young Talents for Photography
2021 Ce n’è e ce ne sarà per tutte, Sonnenstube Offspace, Lugano 2019 Traces of fire, Fabrikkulture, Hegenheim FR
2018 The Big addiction, LaRada, Locarno
2023 Kunst am Bau, DNS (Dono nazionale svizzero) soon 2023 Banca Stato, Lugano
2022 Helvetia Foyer, Basel
2022 Christoph Merian Stiftung, Basel
2021 City of Yverdon-les-Bains
2021 Canton Ticino
2021 Credit Suisse, Basel
2021 Banque Paribas, Geneve
2020 Christoph Merian Stiftung, Basel
2020 City of Winterthur
2019 SwissRe, Zürich

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