Luis Urculo (Madrid, 1978). Lives and works between Madrid and Mexico DF. His background in architecture has always been a very deep influence and a starting point in the investigation of his work. Urculo is interested in all that is peripheral to architecture, the processes, developments and approaches that can be manipulated, sampled and translated into other scales, adapting them to the composition of the project, creating new scenes / experiences / expectations not contemplated previously. Fiction, representation and interpretation of diverse domestic geographies have been the basis for the development of Urculo's practice.
He works on a redefinition of the possible tools, procedures and formats within architecture. Mainly is an investigation focused on representation and the capture-narrative of the ‘invisible’ that defines the space. A work not so directly related with the gravity and weight, a value which has been a main unit to measure construction and its mediatic impact on the last decades.
Luis Urculo has exhibited his works in the XIth Venice Biennial – Spanish pavilion, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), The Art Institute (Chicago), MAXXI (Rome), MAC Museum of Contemporary Art of Santiago (Chile), Storefront for Art & Architecture (New York), Tokyo Wonder Site (Japan), Lisbon Triennale, Fabrica Features (Lisbon), The Popular Workshop (San Francisco), La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Sala Gasco (Chile), Talcual Gallery (Mexico DF), Montevideo Biennial, Matadero (Madrid), Dama Aflita Gallery (Porto), Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho (Chile), Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires (Argentina), Parque Cultural Valparaiso (Chile), Transculturelles des Abattoirs (Casablanca), National Glyptoteque (Athens), Bienal Iberoamericana de Medellin, ZonaMACO (México), Arco, ArtBasel 2010, CutLog Art Fair, FIAC10 (Paris), ArteBA (Buenos Aires), JustMAD.www.luisurculo.com