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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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Untitled–Diptych by Lucy + Jorge Orta contemporary artwork
Lucy + Jorge OrtaUntitled–Diptych, 2016Assemblage painting on wood, ladder, life ring, aluminium bars, window frames, resin
230 x 230 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
Epicerie Vitrine by Lucy + Jorge Orta contemporary artwork
Lucy + Jorge OrtaEpicerie Vitrine, 2015Cast aluminium, glass
40 x 40 x 14 cm
Jane Lombard Gallery Contact Gallery
Window on the World - Antarctica by Lucy + Jorge Orta contemporary artwork
Lucy + Jorge OrtaWindow on the World - Antarctica, 2008Window frame, laminated lambda photograph, glass, 18 sample bottles, fragments of clothes
41 x 11 x 126 cm
Jane Lombard Gallery Contact Gallery
Antarctica - Life Line by Lucy + Jorge Orta contemporary artwork
Lucy + Jorge OrtaAntarctica - Life Line, 2008Pencil, pigment ink, fabric samples on Fabriano paper
37 x 28 cm
Jane Lombard Gallery Contact Gallery

Lucy + Jorge Orta Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Potential Architecture at Jane Lombard Gallery, New York
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4 April–11 May 2019 Lucy + Jorge Orta Potential Architecture Jane Lombard GalleryNew York
Contemporary art exhibition, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Antarctica at Jane Lombard Gallery, New York
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14 January–20 February 2016 Lucy + Jorge Orta Antarctica Jane Lombard GalleryNew York

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Pole position: Lucy + Jorge Orta bring Antarctica-inspired works to New York Related Press Pole position: Lucy + Jorge Orta bring Antarctica-inspired works to New York 22 January 2016, Wallpaper

Antarctica may seem an unlikely artistic source and subject, yet Lucy + Jorge Orta have turned to that frigid continent as inspiration for their latest creative endeavour. Open this week, Jane Lombard Gallery in New York’s Chelsea district is showcasing the couple’s first US exhibition, ‘Antarctica’, which runs until 20...

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