Dulce Lamarca is an Argentinian-born interdisciplinary artist and educator currently living and working in New York. She holds a BFA with orientation in Painting and Arts Education from Regina Espacio de Arte (Buenos Aires, Argentina) and an MFA in Fine Arts from SVA School of Visual Arts (New York, NY). Her experience working at a hospice with terminally-ill patients and her background as a cellist deeply informs her work: her interest in time as a recurrent main character and as material.
Lamarca’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally in Five Myles (Brooklyn, NY), Tramo (Panama City, Panama), A.I.R. Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Spring Break Art Show (New York, NY), Doral Contemporary Art Museum (Miami, FL), Proyecto Casa Intervenida (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Latin American Theater Experiment & Associates, (New York, NY), Centro Cultural Borges (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Blue Oyster Art Project Space (Dunedin, New Zealand), Museo del Desierto (Saltillo, Mexico), Luxun Academy of Fine Art and Lankai Gallery (Anshan, China), among others.
Through a multidisciplinary approach, Lamarca explores different ways of perceiving time encapsulates themes of transience, nostalgia, and belonging. Her practice is a reflection on personal leitmotifs and memories, it centers around meditations on longing, migration, desire, and play.
Dulce is currently working on a 16 mm film shot in Uruguay during the summer earlier this year. She recently reviewed the footage for the first time during an online performance titled Can you here me? which was hosted by Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin, New Zealand. Her current work is rooted in the interplay of human experience and our relationship with the environment.
selected essays + press
Adeola, Olakiitan. “You hear me hear you.” Blue Oyster Project Space, 7 March 2023.
"It is no longer contentious to talk about spacetime in a digital age as an accelerated one. With an everyday pace too fast and fractured to keep up with, Dulce’s performance shows what respite and joy the minute can offer. Instead of trying to timestamp every hour with receipts of productivity, we are bleeding hours into each other. At a time so deficient of friendly and vital hours, Dulce’s Can You Here me? gracefully opens an opportunity to dilate our bodies within a parallel time: excused from labour by laughter, buoyed by earnestness, sharing moments, slowed down."
Art & Education, publishing platform from e-flux and Artforum focusing on education and
contemporary art. 16 November 2021.
"The emphasis on interdisciplinarity and a diversity of approaches is borne out in the work. Dulce Lamarca, who graduated in 2020, developed her thesis around the concept of liminality, staging a series of filmed and photographed durational performances that included tuning a cello on a subway platform for a performance that never takes place and placing a clock in her freezer. She extended her work into interactive events with an improv troupe and an audience that she assembled in her studio, culminating in a video installation that included a live screen-sharing of her desktop on which she opened Giphy, YouTube, and Wikipedia pages while typing onto sticky notes."
"As an interdisciplinary artist, Dulce Lamarca utilizes the digital space and time of the video as site, and moments for another life, near to the bodily one. She has said, “My work is based on a personal reflection about my life and the strangeness of being alive.” In a sense, she’s a realist sewing absurdity with occasional flashes of meaning."
Ballif, Ashlin Artemisa. "A Conversation with New York-Based Artist Dulce Lamarca." Interview and Review at Daily Lazy. March 15th, 2021
"The dovetail of humor and vulnerability is apparent in many of Dulce’s works, especially in the ten-minute video Rollercoaster (2019-2021). (...) Relatable, playful, and ambiguous, Rollercoaster is in fact that, a ride of emotions or expressions varying in extremities. (...) How I came here (2019-2021), is a 47-second video that exemplifies the fast-paced nature of life. This work showcases how each of our memories, in retrospect, are simply tiny blips and spurts of emotion that vanish as quickly as they begin. The title assumes an autobiographical role, painting the rest of the work as a saga of the artist’s life captured, caught, condensed, and then let tumbling out to unveil itself in those 47-seconds."
for questions or inquiries:
dulcelamarcastudio @ gmail . com
available works here