Ximena Lama was born in Bolivia and grew up in Santiago de Chile. She lives in Switzerland since 2004 and currently lives with her family in Bern. With her current exhibition she now dares to leap to the public eye with her own art and thus allows the viewer to take a look at herself.
Part of her artistic process is to be inspired by the endless fund of press and advertising as you browse through magazines. Sometimes she has a particular vision for a collage and then looks for suitable elements for it. Often, however, spontaneous ideas shape her creative work, she chooses what she addresses, what moves something in her or reminds her of something. A crucial role in the design of their collages plays the subconscious, which manifests itself in the course of the creative process and urges for materialization.
In her collages, she processes searched and incidentally found, designed events and more or less intuitive ones. Material is recombined, single images are used to create new images and new details and details are highlighted. The aesthetics of the materials, i.e. Colors, shapes, texture and contrast are important factors.
In terms of content, her collages deal with topics such as the past, longing for the past, diversity of society, consumer society as well as gender resp. the role of the woman. With her collages, Ximena Lama wants to sensitize the viewer and introduce him to a confrontation with our world today. The various cultural influences of her personal background are also noticeable in her collages: The encounter with the Arab culture in Lama's earliest childhood - her paternal grandparents, of whom she was often visiting - are Palestinians - and her Latin American roots as well as the influences of the European Culture are clearly noticeable in their pictures.
Art historian, Bern
... my art wanders between the then and the now, seeking unification through the continuity of the image and stops to focus on detail. It represents a subjective reality of society, of human behavior and its environment; a reality that is subject to consciousness. And this emotion materializes through the plane and the volume, the paper and the stoneware.
I am inspired by the beauty of the material: its color, texture and shape. Women inspire me as well as contrast and poetry. In this way, my works points the viewer towards new worlds, worlds that are not very distant because finally we are all part of them.
1980 in Bolivien geboren, aufgewachsen in Santiago de Chile
und seit 2004 wohnhaft in Bern
2009 MBA _Universität Bern_Markting & Kommunikation
2016 Freischaffende Künstlerin
19.01.19_Who cares?_Tour de Lorraine_Bern
21.03.19_Collagen “Zwischen Sehnsucht und Gegenwart”
08.06.19_Street art NYC_Bern
14.06.19_Pink Tax Station_Kornhausplatz_Bern
29.06.19_Kunst-rendevous der anderen Art_ Kulturpunkt_Bern
11-13.09.20_ FatArt_ Schaffhausen
10.06.2021 _ Boesner Art Gallery
_ upcoming Exhibition_Ever Changing_Council of Europe_ Strassburg
"his collages, installations and sculptures give me a sense of clarity that I wish after seeing an art exhibition" 19.03.19_Nora Osayuki Osagiobare_Bernese cultural agenda
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