My work explores issues of identity and space. Through a practice that encompasses painting, drawing, photography, digital editing, video and installation, I address concepts related to contemporary identity such as nostalgia, nomadism, home, origin, differences, transition and migration. The impact of constant mobility on people`s lives questions the permanence traditionally assigned to the idea of home. And this fluidity also affects the fixity we used to attribute to identity. Identity and home are not immutable places to inhabit anymore but possibilities to be reinvented.
Lourdes Archundia was born in Mexico City where she also received her MFA from Academia de San Carlos and her BFA from the FAD/UNAM. She lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland. Her work has been exhibited in France, Spain, Switzerland, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Hungary, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal, Andorra, Macedonia, Malta, Croatia, China and Japan. Venues include: Maison de l'Unesco (Paris, France); International Gallery of Portrait (Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina); UN Headquarters (NY, USA); XYZ Art Gallery (Beijing, China); Gallery 7 (Tokyo, Japan); Espace Galerie (Morges, Switzerland); Ferencvarosi Gallery, (Budapest, Hungary); Jose M. Velasco Gallery (Mexico City, Mexico). She was selected for the UNESCO 5th Art Residency (Andorra, 2016); the W-manpower International Arts Festival 16 (Portugal, 2016); the 16 International Portrait Biennial (Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2015); the Imagining Equality project by Global Fund for Women and International Museum of Women (USA, 2014); the HCM International Exhibition (Hungary, 2012); and was a finalist for the Contemporary Art at HSG Tell (Switzerland, 2014) and the LICC catalogue (UK, 2012-2013), to mention a few.
Lourdes Archundia have been members of Artnauts since 2018.