London-based artist, Lucia King’s practice began as a visual artist and filmmaker in the 1990s. Graduating in Fine Art at Central St. Martins and the Royal College of Art (London) living in Amsterdam from 1991-2000 and working on public art commissions across the Netherlands. Her early artist-films were also screened at the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam) and numerous European film festivals.
Moving to New Delhi from 2000-2005, she engaged in a wide range of feminist-activist and LGBT projects, whilst directing documentary films in collaborations with theatre companies and artists. Her awarded-winning projects have been supported by British Council, Goethe Institute, Arts Council England, Spain’s Ministry of Culture, among others. King’s recent production consists of large-scale works in drawing, painting as speculative urban landscapes.
Her most recent work, ‘La órbita’ (2019) belongs to an animated film series made from her paintings. Recent exhibitions include Proyector Festival (Madrid) Appleton Gallery & Fabrica de Braco de Prata, (Lisbon) in 2019; Santora Space, Santa Ana California (2018); ‘Future Orbits’ at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, South India, (in 2017); and the Goethe Institute, New Delhi (2016).
King also curates conferences, exhibitions and laboratories between London and 3 cities in India for the VisionMix network that she founded and continues to direct. Her two forthcoming exhibitions will be at Espacio Santa Clara, Sevilla, Spain and at 7th Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition, Hong-gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
La Órbita (15 minutes) is a horizontally-scrolling, animated film which consists of a slow procession of imagined landscapes, planetary systems and fragmented cities.