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Virtual Studio Visit: Lucy Orta
Whitechapel Gallery

Opportunity closes: 19th May 2021
Type: Event

Website: whitechapelgallery.org
Instagram: @duchampandsons

Join a virtual studio visit with artist Lucy Orta hosted by Whitechapel Gallery’s youth collective, Duchamp & Sons.

Lucy is an artist whose work addresses key social and ecological challenges through making and collaborative working. She uses a wide range of media including drawing, sculpture and performance to visualise relationships between the body and our natural and urban habitats.


Her projects include Refuge Wear / Body Architecture, portable structures that can be transformed into clothing to offer protection from harsh conditions and shelter in emergency situations; Nexus Architecture, performances that shape modular and collective bodies through the metaphor of the social link; Life Guards / Genius Loci, wearable sculpture that question human vulnerability.


Since 2005, she has collaborated with the artist Jorge Orta to co-author Lucy+Jorge Orta. Their collaborative projects interrogate local and global food chains through the ritual of community dining; water scarcity arising from its pollution and corporate control; the effects of climate change on migration; and the value of interwoven ecosystems.


This event will run from 5 - 6:30pm BST and involve:

  • A conversation with Lucy on her practice, processes and influences
  • A tour of her studio
  • An opportunity to ask questions

This event is open to young people aged 15 – 24.