Laura Santamaria

1976

About the artist

Laura Santamaria (1976) lives and works in Milan, Italy, and Lugano, Switzerland. 

Her practice, which includes painting, installations, site-specific projects, is related to precarious states of impermanency through which she explores varying experimental, creative processes. Her site-specific sculptures and installations often present the viewer with a parallel between the micro and macro cosmos, thus reflecting on systems and processes of interconnectivity.

Her work is featured in various collections, including the Artphilein Foundation Collection, Switzerland, and in a permanent installation at the Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte, Italy. Her previous residencies also include one at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in A Coruña, Spain (2017) and V-I-R ViaFarini in Milan, Italy (2018).

Laura Santamaria is the founder and curator of the collaborative project, 'Drawings from Lightning', an artist book composed of a collection of drawings representing individual thoughts by the artist.

Selected shows

  • MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, A Coruña (2018);
  • Open Studio, Via Farini, Milan (2018);
  • International Day of Light, Morgue Project Space, Chelsea College, London (2018);
  • Drawings from Lightning, MADEINBRITALY, London (2017);
  • Revolve: R, James Hockey and Foyer Galleries, UCA, Farnham (2017);
  • R:R, Hours Gallery, Bristol (2017); 
  • The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015); 
  • Italia Happening, 130 artists' books, Salon Fur Kunstbuch, Wien (2015);  
  • Praestigium, Contemporary Artists from Italy, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2015); 
  • Fondazione Cini, Venice, Room&Book, ICA, London (2015); 
  • Upward Positive Leaders + Drawings from Lightnings, Kunstverein Neukölln, Kunstraum t27, Berlin (2014); 
  • Focus On Laura Santamaria, Choisi – one at the time, Lugano (2014); 
  • MAC Museo di Arte Contemporanea, Lissone (2014); 
  • Four to the Floor, Mestna Galerija, Nova Gorica (2014); 
  • Trilogie des Loches, Kunstverein Neukölln, Kunstraum t27, Berlin (2012). 
My favourite choice is a refined and sophisticated sequence of pigments, collected during my various travels, which enrich the number of different tones and pure colours in my work. A golden operation linked to a cross-sensory activity of meditative origin, which exceeds the sense of uniqueness of each episode and lasts in a continuum, recreating itself in every artwork.

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Blue (series of studies of pluto's surface)
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All the planets have the same sense of revolution (planet 11) | todos los planetas efectuan su revolucion en el mismo sentido
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All the planets have the same sense of revolution (planet 8) | todos los planetas efectuan su revolucion en el mismo sentido
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Pink (series of studies of pluto's surface)
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Green (series of studies of pluto's surface)
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Green #2 (series of studies of pluto's surface)
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