Renata's Lucas practice is largely focused on temporary interventions into built environments, pushing the delineated boundaries of architectural and urban space, asking questions about how our day-to-day lives and social behaviour are affected by the spaces that surround us. Lucas breaks up the standard and expected forms of everyday surfaces and structures, offering alternative perspectives and pathways for those who encounter her work. Renata Lucas's installations and spatial interventions radically and playfully subvert the routes and approaches laid out for us by architects, planners, property owners and developers, and others whose authority define our movements and sense of place. In each of her projects, Renata Lucas begins with a personal investigation of the chosen site. She is currently working in a project with Dia Foundation and a Residency at Estancia FEMSA Casa Barragán, City of Mexico.
Recent solo exhibitions include: ‘Farsa’, Performance Space, NY (2019), ‘fontes e sequestros’, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin (2015); Museu do Homem Diagonal (Museum of the Diagonal Man) 2014, Rio de Janeiro - Absolut Award; Untitled, secession, Vienna (2014); ‘[ ]’, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (2014); ‘Third Time’, Peep-Hole, Milan (2011); ‘Cabeça e cauda de cavalo’, Ernst Schering Foundation Art Award, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2010); Resident, Gasworks, London (2007); ‘Falha’, Redcat, Los Angeles (2007).
Recent group shows include: Farsa, SESC Pompeia (2020);; Artefact 2019: Parallel Crossings, Leuven, BE; Rejuvenesça, na Casa do Povo, São Paulo (2018); 8a Bienal de Melle, França (2018); Condemned to be Modern, LAMAG Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, EUA (2017); Bi-City Bienal de Urbanismo/Arquitetura, Shenzhen, China (2017); "aqui", A Gentil Carioca/Jaqqueline Martins, São Paulo (2017); ‘United States of Latin America’, MOCAD Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2015); ‘Invento’, Oca Ibirapuera, São Paulo (2015); ‘Encruzilhada’, Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro (2015); ‘Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict’, CIFO Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, Miami (2014); Projeto Casa de Vidro, Instituto Lina Bo Bardi, São Paulo (2013); ‘When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes’, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (2013); ‘One on One’, Kunstwerk, Berlin (2012); ‘Planos de fuga - Uma exposição em obras’, CCBB São Paulo (2012); ‘Parque Industrial’, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (2012); dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel (2012); 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011); ‘The Spiral and the Square, Exercises in Translatability’, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (2011); ‘Tiempo como materia’, MACBA, Barcelona (2009); The 53th Venice Biennial (2009).