Runo Lagomarsino

Runo Lagomarsino (b. 1977, Sweden) lives and works in Malmö and São Paulo. The artist tries to construct frictions between language, representation, and dominant narratives by investigating fractures and blind paths from where to tell other stories, unlearn, read the past, and name the future. Solo exhibitions include: Carla Zaccagnini & Runo Lagomarsino, Malmö Konsthall (2015); Against My Ruins, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen (2014); We have everything, but that’s all we have, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo (2013); and For Each Light a Shadow, Ignacio Liprandi, Buenos Aires (2013). Selected group exhibitions include: All the World’s Futures, the 56th Venice Biennale (2015); Really useful knowledge, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2014); Under the Same Sun, Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014); The 30th São Paulo Biennial – The Imminence of Poetics (2013); Untitled – 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011); and The Moderna Exhibition, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2010).

Sea Grammar, 2015
Mixed media (DIA slide projection loop, 80 perforated images in a slide projection carousel with timer, 1 original image of the Mediterranean Sea), variable dimensions
Courtesy of the artist; Nils Staerk, Copenhagen; and Mendes Wood Dm, São Paulo; and produced in collaboration with Malmö Art Museum.

In the middle of the lands, 2015
28 sun drawings
Courtesy of the artist; Nils Staerk, Copenhagen; and Mendes Wood Dm, São Paulo. Thanks to Giuseppe Lagomarsino.

Runo Lagomarsino’s new installation, In the middle of the lands, features twenty-eight sun drawings with texts written by the Asociación Pro Derechos humanos de Andalucía (APDHA) / Human Rights Association of Andalusia, Spain. These drawings were exposed to the Mediterranean sun in the summer of 2015 and what we see here are the results. The drawings are grouped in nine frames and installed in various venues of GIBCA.


Sea Grammar, 2015, Installation view Röda Sten Konsthall, GIBCA 2015. Photo: Hendrik Zeitler