Lucia Koch was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1966. She lives and works in São Paulo. Employing photographs, video, and architectural interventions and installations, her work brings attention to often-overlooked aspects of environments.
In order to alter the spaces in which she works, Koch uses scrims, fabric, and other means to block and redirect light. Light and air become the materials with which the artist works, prioritizing atmosphere over color to transform a space into an architectural place. For the work Conversion at the 2013 Sharjah Biennial, Koch constructed colored filters over a sun-filled courtyard. In addition to such large-scale interventions, she has also created photographs of small models of building interiors, made of cardboard boxes, which dramatize spatial distortion in the images.
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