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b. 1992, United Kingdom

Lucy + Jorge Orta Biography

Lucy + Jorge Orta’s collaborative practice focuses on social and ecological issues, employing a diversity of media – drawing, sculpture, installation, couture, painting, silkscreen, photography, video, light and performance – to realise major bodies of work. Amongst their most emblematic series are: Refuge Wear / Body Architecture: portable minimum habitats bridging architecture and dress; HortiRecycling / 70 x 7 The Meal: the local and global food chain and the ritual of community dining; Nexus Architecture: alternative modes of establishing the social link; The Gift: a metaphor for the heart and the biomedical ethics of organ donation; OrtaWater /Clouds: water scarcity and the problems arising from pollution and corporate control; Antarctica: highlights the urgent need to consider the dignity of people suffering as a consequence of climate change; and Amazonia: the value of the natural environment to our daily lives and to our survival. 

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In recognition of their contribution to sustainability, the artists received the Green Leaf Award in 2007 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 Center in Oslo, Norway. In 2013 the artists’ monumental Meteoros was selected for the inaugural Terrace Wires public art commission for St Pancras International in London.

Lucy + Jorge Orta Featured Artworks

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MASKING by Lucy + Jorge Orta contemporary artwork
Lucy + Jorge OrtaMASKING, 2020Murano hand-blown glass
39 x 26 x 8 cm
La Patinoire Royale – galerie Valérie Bach Contact Gallery
MASKING by Lucy + Jorge Orta contemporary artwork
Lucy + Jorge OrtaMASKING, 2020Murano hand-blown glass
32 x 22 x 8 cm
La Patinoire Royale – galerie Valérie Bach Contact Gallery
MASKING by Lucy + Jorge Orta contemporary artwork
Lucy + Jorge OrtaMASKING, 2020Murano hand-blown glass
46 x 33 x 8 cm
La Patinoire Royale – galerie Valérie Bach Contact Gallery
MASKING by Lucy + Jorge Orta contemporary artwork
Lucy + Jorge OrtaMASKING, 2020Murano hand-blown glass
44 x 28 x 8 cm
La Patinoire Royale – galerie Valérie Bach Contact Gallery
Untitled by Lucy + Jorge Orta contemporary artwork
Lucy + Jorge OrtaUntitled, 2016polyurethane, aluminum stretcher bars, life preserver and window frame on wood
90.55 x 90.55 inches
Jane Lombard Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled by Lucy + Jorge Orta contemporary artwork
Lucy + Jorge OrtaUntitled, 2016polyurethane, aluminum stretcher bars, life preserver, window frame, recycled water bottles and resin on wood
90.55 x 90.55 inches
Jane Lombard Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled Diptych by Lucy + Jorge Orta contemporary artwork
Lucy + Jorge OrtaUntitled Diptych, 2017polyurethane, aluminum stretcher bars, ladder, window frame, recycled water bottles and resin on wood
90.55 x 208.66 inches
Jane Lombard Gallery Contact Gallery
Life Line - Survival Kit by Lucy + Jorge Orta contemporary artwork
Lucy + Jorge OrtaLife Line - Survival Kit, 2008Steel frame, 2 taps, piping, various textiles, silkscreen print, webbing, 2 flasks, toys, rope
150 x 80 x 15 cm
Jane Lombard Gallery Contact Gallery

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