Luisa Lambri

Italy 1969


Luisa Lambri
Luisa Lambri
December 29, 2014
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Luisa Lambri is an Italian artist whose ephemeral photographs stand in clear contrast to the established practice of architectural photography which has traditionally focused its attention on the exteriors of buildings. She travels the world photographing architectural interiors, often spending extended periods of time experiencing the buildings before she begins shooting. Her images give a sense of experience of being in the space as her photographs not only capture the physical topology of these structures but elaborate on the profound psychological and emotional responses they elicit from their inhabitants. She primarily photographs private houses, focusing on the view from the inside to the outside thereby establishing a physical and conceptual position for herself and the viewer. These delicately crafted images oscillate between objective representations of space and Lambri’s perceptions and reactions.

Luisa Lambri was born in Como, Italy in 1969 and not formally trained as a photographer or filmmaker, she studied at the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Milan and received her PhD from the Department of Visual Arts, Music and Theater, University of Bologna, where she wrote her thesis on the work of Cindy Sherman.

Lambri utilizes traditional as well as new digital printing techniques to move her photographs beyond pure documentation. The photographs reference minimalism and abstract painting, evoking moments of transcendence. Lambri’s selective framing and editing of the images pay homage to the Modernist aesthetic and establish an atmosphere that transcends the immediate function of the structures. The work realizes its full meaning when it is installed in a new space and in so doing establishes a new relationship between the viewer, the object and the space.

Her work has been included in two Venice Biennales: dAPERTutto, the 48th International Art Exposition in 1999, for which the Italian Pavilion was awarded the Golden Lion, and Dreams and Conflicts: The Dictatorship of the Viewer, the 50th International Art Exposition in 2003. Her one-person exhibitions have been presented internationally at venues including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; The Menil Collection, Houston, TX; the Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d’Alba, Italy and the Hammer Museum of Art in Los Angeles. Forum 57: Luisa Lambri and Ernesto Netowas presented at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh 2006. Lambri’s work has been included in thematic exhibitions including Italics: Italian Art between Tradition and Revolution, 1968-2008, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; 31 Panorama of Brazilian Art, Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern Architecture, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and the Yale School of Architecture, New Haven; The Shapes of Space, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Grand Promenade, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece; Vanishing Point, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Living Inside the Grid, New Museum, New York; and Yesterday Begins Tomorrow: Ideals, Dreams and the Contemporary Awakening, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, New York.

Luisa Lambri currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2014Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern AgeThomas Dane Gallery, London, UKGroup
2014de Marseillaise: Fifteen Years of CollectingHuis Marseille, Museum of Photography, Amsterdam, the NetherlandsGroup
2014Soft MatterWALLSPACE Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2013Luisa LambriStudio Guenzani, Milan, ItalySolo
2013At the Window: The Photographer‘s ViewJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los AngelesGroup
2013Lens DrawingsMarian Goodman Gallery, ParisGroup
2013A Window on the WorldFondation de l‘Hermitage, LausanneGroup
2013MovingCarré d‘Art, NimesGroup
2013Prelude: The Insides are on the OutsideCasa de Vidro, Sao PauloGroup
2013CONCRETE – Photography and ArchitectureFotomuseum WinterthurGroup
2013The Ghost of Architecture: Recent and Promised GiftsHenry Art Gallery, Seattle, WAGroup
2013OpennessMuseé du Louvre, ParisGroup
2013When Attitudes Became Form Become AttitudesMuseum of Contemporary Art, DetroitGroup
2013Looking Out and Looking In: A Selection of Contemporary PhotographyAlbright-Knox Art Gallery, BuffaloGroup
2012PortraitIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum, BostonSolo
2012Luisa LambriMarc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2012Luisa LambriWest Gallery, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los AngelesSolo
2012Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the CollectionLos Angeles County Museum of Art, Los AngelesGroup
2012A Window on the WorldMuseo Cantonale d‘Arte, LuganoGroup
2012When Attitudes Became Form Become AttitudesWattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San FranciscoGroup
2012Reactivation9th Shanghai BiennaleGroup
2011Luisa Lambri: Certain VariablesLuhring Augustine, New YorkSolo
2011Luisa Lambri: InteriorsIvorypress Art + Books Space, Madrid, SpainSolo
2011Envisioning Buildings: Reflecting Architecture in Contemporary Art PhotographyMAK, Vienna, Austria,Group
2011En obras. Coleção Teixeira de FreitasTenerife Espacio de las Artes, Tenerife, SpainGroup
2011Architectural Environments for Tomorrow - New Spatial Practices in Architecture and ArtMuseum of Contemporary Art, TokyoGroup
2011About a houseTaka Ishii Gallery, TokyoGroup
2011Han Nefkens - 10 Years of PatronageMuseum Boijmans van Beuningen, RotterdamGroup
2011Videowatercolors: Carel Balth among his contemporariesHenry Art Gallery, SeattleGroup
2011TRA.Edge of BecomingPalazzo Fortuny Museum, Venice, ItalyGroup
2011Eye Wonder: Photography from the Bank of America CollectionNational Museum of Women in the Arts, WashingtonGroup
2011January White Sale: Curated by Beth Rudin DewoodyLoretta Howard Gallery, New YorkGroup
2010Being ThereThe Hammer Museum, Los AngelesSolo
2010Luisa LambriThomas Dane Gallery, LondonSolo
201025 or 30 Years Gallery: PhotographyGalerie Paul Andriesse, AmsterdamGroup
2010DesireThe Blanton Museum of Art, AustinGroup
2010El Gabinete BlancoLa Coleccion Jumex, Mexico City, MexicoGroup
2010Haunted: Contemporary Photography, Video, PerformanceSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New YorkGroup
2010Il museo privatoGalleria d‘Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, BergamoGroup
2010Image. Architecture. NowJulius Shulman Institute, Woodbury University, Los AngelesGroup
2010Into the Belly of a DoveMuseo Tamayo, Mexico City, MexicoGroup
2010Inside Out: Photography after Form?Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, Miami, FLGroup
2010Luisa Lambri, Hellen van Meene, Thomas RuffGallery Koyanagi, TokyoGroup
2010People meet in Architecture - 12th International Architecture ExhibitionVenice, ItalyGroup
2010The Library of Babel - In and Out of PlaceZabludowicz Collection, LondonGroup
2010The Simulation of Chaos. Contemporary Italian ArtMuseo Arte Contemporaneo San Luis Potosi Zona Centro C.P.Group
2010Summer LovesHuis Marseille, Museum fir Photography, AmsterdamGroup
2010Twenty FiveLuhring Augustine, New YorkGroup
2010Let‘s Talk About Houses: When Art Speaks ArchitectureLisbon Architecture Triennale, Museu do Chiado, LisbonGroup
2009Luisa LambriGaleria Luisa Strina, São PauloSolo
2009Luisa LambriGalerie Paul Andriesse, AmsterdamSolo
2009Luisa LambriGallery 32, Embassy of Brazil, LondonSolo
2009Luisa LambriFundación RAC, PontevedraSolo
2009PhotographsLuhring Augustine, New YorkSolo
2009Collecting History: Highlighting Recent AcquisitionsMuseum of Contemporary Art, Los AngelesGroup
2009Elements of PhotographyMuseum of Contemporary Art, ChicagoGroup
2009Italics: Italian Art between Tradition and Revolution, 1968-2008Museum of Contemporary Art, ChicagoGroup
2009Les enfants terriblesColeccion Jumex, Mexico City, MexicoGroup
2009Panorama da Arte BrasileiraMuseum of Modern Art, São PauloGroup
2009Private UniversesDallas Museum of Art, DallasGroup
2009Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern ArchitectureMills College Art Museum, OaklandGroup
2009Vortexhibition PolyphonicaHenry Art Gallery, SeattleGroup
2008Luisa LambriStudio Guenzani, Milan, ItalySolo
2008Brasil: desFocos [o olho de fora]Paço das Artes, São Paulo, BrazilGroup
2008Building PicturesMuseum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, ILGroup
2008Focus on Contemporary Italian ArtMuseo d‘Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, ItalyGroup
2008Inside Architecture: Selections from the Permanent CollectionMOCA Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2008Italics: Arte Italiana tra Tradizione e Rivoluzione 1968-2008Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy Group
2008Italics: Arte Italiana tra Tradizione e Rivoluzione 1968-2008Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, ILGroup
2008Made UpLiverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UKGroup
2008Once is NothingBrussels Biennial, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
2008Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern ArchitectureThe Art + Architecture Gallery, Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, CTGroup
2008Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern ArchitectureThe Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT Group
2008Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern ArchitectureMills College Art Museum, OaklandGroup
2008REMIX Inner Space: Photography from the CollectionAlbright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NYGroup
2007Front Room: Luisa LambriBaltimore Museum of Art, curated by Darsie Alexander, Baltimore, MDSolo
2007Luisa LambriThomas Dane, London, UKSolo
2007Group ShowThomas Dane Gallery, London, UKGroup
2007A ProposalDe La War Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, UKGroup
2007Brasil: desFocos [o olho de fora]Centro Cultural Banco Do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilGroup
2007The Shapes of SpaceSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NYGroup
2007MCA EXPOSED: Defining Moments in Photography, 1967-2007Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, ILGroup
2007Parts and the WholeFundacio‘ Foto Colectania, Barcelona, SpainGroup
2007It Starts From HereDe La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, UKGroup
2007Camera con vista. Arte e interni in Italia dal 1900 al 2000Palazzo Reale, Milan, ItalyGroup
2007Pure (on the idea of Pure, White and Clarity)Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2007Spectacular CityNRW-Forum Kultur und Wirtschaft, Düsseldorf, GermanyGroup
2007Luisa Lambri, Ann Lislegaard and Nasreen MohammediLunds Konsthall, SwedenGroup
2006Luisa LambriGallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2006Forum 57: Luisa Lambri and Ernesto NetoForum Gallery, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PASolo
2006Luisa LambriMarc Foxx, Los Angeles, CASolo
2006Luisa LambriGaleria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, BrazilSolo
2006PhotographsLuhring Augustine, New YorkSolo
2006Guggenheim Pictures: A Conceptual PortfolioSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NYGroup
2006Espaço Aberto - Espaço Fechado: sites for sculpture in modern BrasilHenry Moore Institute, Leeds, UKGroup
2006La terra e le nuvole: Fotografiaitaliana da Ghirri a offiUnicredit Private Banking, Milan, ItalyGroup
2006Light-Art: Mystic Crystal RevelationSanta Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CAGroup
2006New Landscapes – Italienische Fotokunst Sammlung der UniCredit GroupHVB Kunst Palais, Munich, GermanyGroup
2006Open HouseINHOTIM Centro de Arte Contemporanea, Minas Girais, BrazilGroup
2006Spectacular CityNetherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, NetherlandsGroup
2006The Grand PromenadeNational Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, GreeceGroup
2006Whisper Not - A Different Dimension of SeeingHuis Marseille, Foundation for Photography, Amsterdam, NetherlandsGroup
2005Luisa LambriStudio Guenzani, Milan, ItalySolo
2005Luisa LambriGalerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, NetherlandsSolo
2005Luisa LambriMarc Foxx, Los Angeles, CASolo
2005Bidibidobidiboo: Opere della Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo per i dieci anni della Fondazione Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, ItalyGroup
2005Generations of ArtFondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, ItalyGroup
2005La dolce crisiVilla Manin Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Passariano Codroipo, ItalyGroup
2005New PhotographyPhoto-London, Burlington Gardens, London, UKGroup
2005Principles of Construction?Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca, SpainGroup
2005Romance (a novel)Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, PortugalGroup
2005SANAA21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, JapanGroup
2005Selection from the Hara Museum‘s Permanent CollectionHara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2005Some treesNeuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, GermanyGroup
2005Some treesSeARCH, Amsterdam, NetherlandsGroup
2005Some treesStaatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, GermanyGroup
2005The Fluidity of Time: Selections from the MCA CollectionMuseum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, ILGroup
2005Vanishing PointWexner Center for the Arts at the Belmont Buildings, Columbus, OHGroup
2005XIV Quadriennale di RomaGalleria Nazionale d‘Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, ItalyGroup
2004LocationsThe Menil Collection, Houston, TXSolo
2004Luisa LambriGalerie Paul Andriesse, AmsterdamSolo
2004From WithinGaleria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, BrazilSolo
2004Arti & Architettura 1900-2000Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, ItalyGroup
2004Artiste italiane nel ventesimo secoloPalazzo Mediceo di Seravezza, Seravezza, ItalyGroup
2004Fiction: Truth in Photography and PaintingTimothy Taylor Gallery, London, UKGroup
2004Fragmentos e souvenirs paulistanos, Vol. IGaleria Luisa Strina, São Paulo, BrazilGroup
2004Metamorph, 9. Biennale Internazionale di ArchitetturaVenice, ItalyGroup
2004Sistemi IndividualiMuseo Archeologico Provinciale, Potenza, ItalyGroup
2003Luisa LambriStudio Guenzani, Milan, ItalySolo
2003Elephant Juice (Sexo entre amigos)Los Manantiales, Xochimilco, MexicoGroup
2003A Nova GeometriaGaleria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, BrazilGroup
2003Lei. Donne nelle collezioni italianeFondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, ItalyGroup
2003Game OverGrimm Rosenfeld, Munich, GermanyGroup
2003SummerMarc Foxx, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2003Dreams and Conflicts: The Viewer's Dictatorship50 Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte, Venice, ItalyGroup
2003Form SpecificMuseum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, SloveniaGroup
2003TrasparenteMuseo Nazlonale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome, ItalyGroup
2003Living Inside the GridNew Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NYGroup
2003Imaxinando espacios, recreando realidadesCentro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, SpainGroup
2003Urban Utopias. Urban RealitiesMestna Galerlja, Nova Gorica, SloveniaGroup
2002Luisa LambriMarc Foxx, Los Angeles, CASolo
2002Luisa LambriItalian Heritage Culture Foundation, Los Angeles, CASolo
2002Final ProjectsMAK Center for Art and Architecture, Schindler House, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2002Fictions: New Narratives in Contemporary Photography and VideoRose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MAGroup
2002Steeping. Dreaming, AwakeningKawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Sakado, JapanGroup
2002ReverberatorHouldsworth Gallery, London, UK. Curated by Michael ArcherGroup
2002The Secret of the Shadow—Light and Shadow in ArchitectureDeutsches Architektur Museum, FrankfurtGroup
2001Luisa LambriGallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2001Luisa LambriRice Gallery by G2, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2001Luisa LambriPalazzo Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d'Alba, ItalySolo
2001International Artists' Studio Programme in SwedenStockholm, SwedenSolo
2001Luisa LambriKunstverein Ludwigsburg, GermanySolo
2001The Escape, Tirana Biennale 1National Gallery, TiranaGroup
2001Self-EsteemContemporary Art Center, Vilnius, LithuaniaGroup
2001Strategies against ArchitectureFondazione Teseco per I'Arte, Pisa, ItalyGroup
2001Boom! Espresso: Arte oggi in ItaliaManifattura Tabacchi, Florence, ItalyGroup
2001Liminal, Minimal, Nominal: Architectural TracesJohn Hansard Gallery, Southampton, UKGroup
2001Milano Europa 2000Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, ItalyGroup
2001Chain of Visions: Family, Politics, and Religion in the Last Generation of Italian Contemporary ArtHara Museum of Contemporary Art, TokyoGroup
2001Mutamenti e analogie. Spazi contemporaries a Bolzano e altroveCentro Culturale Trevi, Bolzano, ItalyGroup
2001Strategien. Fotokunst der 90er Jahre aus der Sammlung Sandretto Re RebaudengoKunsthalle, Kiel, GermanyGroup
2001Strategien. Fotokunst der 90er Jahre aus der Sammlung Sandretto Re RebaudengoMuseion, Museo d'Arte Moderna, Bolzano, ItalyGroup
2001Strategien. Fotokunst der 90er Jahre aus der Sammlung Sandretto Re RebaudengoRupertinum, Salzburg, GermanyGroup
2001Magic and Loss: Contemporary Italian VideoBiennal of Moving Images, LUX Center, London, UKGroup
2001Magic and Loss: Contemporary Italian VideoContemporary Art Center, Vilnius, LithuaniaGroup
2001Playing amongst the RuinsRoyal College of Art Galleries, London, UKGroup
2001Dinamiche della vita e dell'arteMuseo d'Arte Modema e Contemporanea, Bergamo, ItalyGroup
2000Luisa LambriStudio Guenzani, Milan, ItalySolo
2000Luisa LambriKettle's Yard, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UKSolo
2000Luisa LambriFotogalleriet, Oslo, NorwaySolo
2000Contemporary Photography II: Anti-MemoryYokohama Museum of Modern Art, Yokohama, JapanGroup
2000La Jeune Scene Artistique Italienne (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo), Domaine de KerguehennecCentre d'Art Contemporain, Bignan, FranceGroup
2000Recent AcquisitionsPalazzo Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d'Alba, ItalyGroup
2000WaitingMjellby Art Center, Halmstadt, DenmarkGroup
2000Group ShowGallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2000Future Identities: Reflections from a CollectionSala de Exposiciones del Canal de Isabel II, Madrid, SpainGroup
1999Luisa LambriContemporary Art Center, Vilnius, LithuaniaSolo
1999Luisa LambriInstitute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WISolo
1999Luisa LambriStudio Barbieri, Venice, ItalySolo
1999Luisa LambriBlind Room, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art, Helsinki, FinlandSolo
1999Paesaggi invisibiliPalazzo delle Papesse, Siena, ItalyGroup
1999dAPERTutto48. Esposizione Internazionale d‘Arte, Venice, ItalyGroup
1999CluesNetherlands Media Art Institute, Monte Video TBA, Amsterdam, NetherlandsGroup
1999Sub-Continental ArchitectureNature Morte, New Delhi, IndiaGroup
1998GelD'Amelio Terras. New York, NYGroup
19981968-1998. Fotografia e Arte in ItaliaGalleria Civica, Palazzo Santa Margherita, Modena, ItalyGroup
1998Yesterday Begins Tomorrow: Ideals, Dreams and the Contemporary AwakeningCenter for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New YorkGroup
1998Le arti delta fotografiaMuseo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Varese, ItalyGroup
1998Spectacular OpticalThread Waxing Space, New York, NYGroup
1998Spectacular OpticalMuseum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FLGroup
1998Spectacular OpticalCU Art Galleries, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, COGroup
1997Che cosa sono le nuvole? Appunti italiani per una collezionePalazzo Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d'Alba, ItalyGroup
1997VertigoGalleria Emi Fontana, Milan, ItalyGroup
1997Fotografia italiana per una collezione (Sandretto Re Rebaudengo)Fondazione Italiana per la Fotografia, Museo della Fotografia Storica e Contemporanea, Turin, ItalyGroup
1997Romantica, VII Biennale Internazionale di FotografiaPalazzo Bricherasio, Turin, ItalyGroup
1997CameraArt & Public, Geneva, SwitzerlandGroup
1996Luisa LambriGalleria Galliani, Genoa, ItalySolo
1996Partito presoGalleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, ItalyGroup
1996Passaggi. Fotografia nell'arte Contemporanea italianaFondazione Sandretto re Rebaudengo, Turin, ItalyGroup
1996Ultime GenerazioniXII Quadriennale d'Arte, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, ItalyGroup
1996A Month on the Lake, Advanced Course in Visual Artsex chiesa di San Francesco, Como, ItalyGroup
1996L‘ EvidenceCentre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, SwitzerlandGroup