Kristen Fahrig interviews an artist that represented her country (Spain) in the last Venice Biennial. Her work at the biennial consisted of huge piles of construction debris. It was a massive undertaking and in the interview she talks about this process. Learn more about Almarcegui by reading this article which begins with the following paragraphs describing her work.
The artwork of Lara Almarcegui (Zaragoza, 1972) at the 55th Biennale of Venezia stems from a heightened awareness of the city, using its wastelands and buildings to reflect on the evolution of the urbis itself and the elements that comprise it. With engaged projects such as her guides to modern ruins and urban wastelands or her rubble mountains, Almarcegui has taken her practice to capital cities like London, Beirut and Vienna and has participated in major international contemporary art events such as Manifesta 9 (2012) and the São Paulo Biennial (2006).
Under the curatorial guidance of Octavio Zaya, Almarcegui brought two related projects to the Italian exhibition—the highlight of the art world calendar—that continue in the same line as her previous works. One tackles the physical space of the Spanish Pavilion in the Giardini, while the other explores an empty plot of land beside the island of Murano.
Watch a video of her work in venice by clicking here.