Ira Lombardía

'Void'

Interested in the theoretical and practical implications of digital visual culture, interdisciplinary artist Ira Lombardía investigates how images affect and define our understanding of art today, questioning modes of production, distribution, and consumption. Lombardía defines herself as a “visual ecologist” who appropriates images to construct new meanings, identify connections, and reveal conflicts and contradictions. With Void, the artist’s first solo U.S. museum exhibition, Lombardía deepens her long-standing investigation into ephemerality and the dematerialization of the object, premiering a new experiential sculpture that marks a significant expansion of her artistic process.

 

Signature image for Ira Lombardia exhibition
Ira Lombardía, "The Rest Is History (Statuary Hall, MET)," 2021, photogravure and screen print, 86 ½ x 67 in. Courtesy of the artist and Galeria Alarcón Criado.

About the artist

Portrait of Ira Lombardia

Ira Lombardía (b. 1977, Asturias, Spain) lives and works in Syracuse, N.Y. She has exhibited work internationally at venues such as SCAN Project Room, London; Caixa Forum, Barcelona; and The Billboard Creative, Los Angeles, as well as at international art fairs such as the Liverpool Biennial, Festival Off Photoespaña, European Photography Festival, Paris Photo, Untitled Miami, Artbo Bogota, ARCO Lisboa, ARCO Madrid, and others. Among her many awards and recognitions, Lombardía has been honored with the SCAN and La Fragua International artist residency programs. She is represented by Galeria Alarcón Criado, and her work is held by Sammlung Pohl (Germany), Susch Museum (Switzerland), Kells Collection (Spain), Kablanc Otazu Foundation (Spain), Pilar Citoler Foundation (Spain), and Font-Irvin Collection (U.K.), and in private collections in New York, Chicago, London, Sydney, and Paris.

Credits

Void is organized by SCAD Museum of Art curator DJ Hellerman.

Museum Admission

The exhibition is free for museum members and SCAD students, faculty, and staff with a valid SCAD Card. Open to the public with the cost of museum admission.

 

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