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Luisa Lambri

Luisa Lambri (born 1969 in Como, Italy) is a Los Angeles and Milan based artist working with photography.

Her photographs have appeared in many group and solo exhibitions around the world. Museums and art institutions that presented Lambri’s work include:

Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Fotomuseum Winterthur; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, Amsterdam; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo; Mills College Art Museum, Oakland; Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna; Palazzo Grassi, Venice; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield; Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro; Henry Moore Institute, Leeds; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden;New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Yokohama Museum of Modern Art; Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena; Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome; Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève;Barbican Center, London.

She participated in a number of Biennials such as the 48th Venice Biennial, 1999; 50th Venice Biennial, 2003; 9th Venice Architecture Biennial, 2004; 6th Liverpool Biennial, 2008; 12th Venice Architecture Biennial, 2010, the 9th Shanghai Biennale, 2012, the 2nd Chicago Architecture Biennial, 2018 and the 1st Cleveland Triennial, 2018.

Her first US solo exhibition took place at Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1999. Her first UK solo exhibition at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge University in 2000.She had solo exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Art in 2007 and a two-person exhibition with Ernesto Neto at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, 2006. In 2005 the Menil Collection in Houston organized her first survey exhibition. In 2010 the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles organized a retrospective of her work focusing on her photographs of West Coast architects. She was an artist-in-residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston (2009) where a mayor show of her work was presented in 2012. In 2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York organized an exhibition of Lambri’s work on Marcel Breuer.

Her work is present in some of the world’s most important museum collections:

  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • The Menil Collection, Houston
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
  • Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami
  • Contemporary Art Center Inhotim Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Rome
  • Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City


Lambri was awarded the Golden Lion at 48th Venice Biennial in 1999 for the display of her work in the Italian Pavilion.