I am concerned with the way in which we humans see, or don´t see, the nature that surrounds us. I focus on the non-human lives that exist in the cities and that are usually considered too ordinary for us to pay attention to. I believe that investigating the ways in which such apparently insignificant beings affect our own lives could be a launchpad for weakening our anthropocentric way of thinking.
Camila Lacroze was born in Montevideo in 1988. She works as an artist and teacher. She is currently attending the Master in Art and Cultural Studies of the Faculty of Arts of Montevideo, Uruguay. She graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry of Montevideo in 2012.
In 2017 she was selected to carry out her first individual exhibition, “Illusio”, at the Alliance Française in Montevideo. In 2018 she participated in the residency program of the Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo (EAC) with her project “The physics of the flight”. This project was selected as part of the group exhibition “Histartiencia”, curated by Fernando Sicco, which took place in the context of the Natural History Museum’s inauguration.
In 2020 she travelled to Sao Paulo as part of the residency program of Uberbau_house, with a project that investigated the contemporary possibilities between scientific illustration and painting. She was selected to participate in the 2020 edition of the Paul Cezánne Award where she obtained an honorable mention. That same year her work “Atit berá” was selected in the Visual Arts National Award of Uruguay.
She has taken courses at the EAC with Gustavo Tabares and Lucía Pittaluga and at the Contemporary Art Foundation with Fernando López Lage. Previously, she had studied painting and drawing with various professors such as Óscar Larroca, Gerardo Acuña, Clever Lara, Álvaro Amengual, Rogelio Osorio and Claudia Anselmi. She has also participated in several group shows in Montevideo and Punta del Este and has works that are in private collections in Uruguay, Argentina and the United States.