Trained as a fashion designer but working as an artist since the 1990s, Lucy Orta created “architectures with soul.” —objects that evoke the need for change, poetically prefiguring reality and suggesting alternative life styles. She has produced numerous interventions and actions, putting on stage crucial themes of the contemporary world: community, social exclusion, dwelling, mobility, sustainable development and recycling. With support from the UM Museum of Art (UMMA), the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), and the Chelsea River Gallery.
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