Diego Lama

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Diego Lama was born in 1980 in Lima, Perú were he currently lives and woks. After studying a Visual Arts B.A. at Corriente Alterna School of Art from 1998 to 2003, Lama graduated with honors receiving a diploma and gold medal for artistic excellence. Through his work in video, photography, and sculpture, Lama addresses, explores and questions the confrontation between sex and death using as a platform different gender issues. Since his first solo show in 2005, he has exhibited extensively, including the My Name´s Lolita Art Gallery, Madrid; Galería Lucía de la Puente, Lima; Centro Cultural de España AECID, Lima; Galería Vértice, Lima; Galería ICPNA, Lima and Galería 80m2, Lima. In 2009, his work was the subject of a retrospective at the Taylor Museum in Colorado, USA. His work also has been published, aired and exhibited in several countries and international biennials as well, such as the Habana Biennale, Cuba; the Ventosul Biennial; Brasil and the Prague Contemporary Art Triennial, Czech Republic.

Lama was the recipient of several prizes, fellowships and distictions, between them the HIVOS program in Netherlands, the Fundación Carolina fellowship in Spain, the Visiting Arts program in England, the Videofest Great Prize in USA, the Petrobras Prize in Argentina, Dossier Videobrasil and Descubrimientos PHE in Spain. In Perú, the first prize in the 2004 Bienal de Cine y Video and the medal of honor for his achievements in the field of videoart in Peru, granted by the Ricardo Palma University. His work is included in several international public collections such as the Taylor Museum, in USA; the Videobrasil archive, in Brasil; the Caixa Forum and the IVAM museum in Spain, and the Cervantes Institute in Munich, besides the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and the ICPNA in Peru.

Most recently Lama presented an exhibition that narrates the confrontation between power and culture, portraying the locations where econimic and state power is developed, showing the use of opulence as a status symbol since colony times, revealing the dysfunctionality of the cultural politics in the country and questioning his role as an artist

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