Lucia Femia is a versatile artist and thinker based in Antwerp, with roots in both Peru and Italy. From a young age, Lucia's life has been a journey around ecosystems and cultures, accompanying her parents on their humanitarian projects. Embracing... Read More
Lucia Femia is a versatile artist and thinker based in Antwerp, with roots in both Peru and Italy. From a young age, Lucia's life has been a journey around ecosystems and cultures, accompanying her parents on their humanitarian projects. Embracing a neo-nomadic lifestyle, she draws inspiration from this rich tapestry of experiences and neo-mythologies, carrying a deep commitment to reimagining societal norms.
Lucia Femia initially pursued studies in Social Sciences at the University of Lumiére Lyon II, driven by her eagerness to understand the world. She later merged this academic foundation with a multilayered artistic practice. Symbiosing with a scientific background in sociology, anthropology, and political sciences, Lucia Femia embarked on an artistic journey of exploration and discovery, venturing into the realms of speculative thinking and ecofeminism. She began her creative journey with classical painting and sculpture at Emile Cohl School, where she first explored the power of narrative. Subsequently, she honed her expressive skills at the Royal Academy Of Fine Arts of Antwerp, delving into experimental techniques and speculative narratives.
Her work is a testament to the power of interdisciplinary collaboration. She seeks to fusion of art, philosophy, and social activism to invoke thought-provoking
installations that encourage viewers to question the status quo and envision a more inclusive and harmonious world. Through the artistic process, she invokes collective healing and empower individuals to become active participants in shaping their communities and the planet.
In a world often stifled by conventional narratives, she embarks on a creative journey that fuses artistic expression with deep anthropological research. It's not merely about telling stories; it's about questioning which stories are told, through which words, materials, and gestures. In an era overshadowed by the formidable forces of capitalism and the Anthropocene, we often overlook the profound interconnectedness between thoughts, ideas, spaces, bodies, and beings, finding ourselves trapped in crystallised cocoons. Through intricate interplay, artist and spectator can weave string figures with ancient mythologies, modern legends, contemporary sciences, and emerging practices. This assemblages come to life, escaping the confines of cold theoretical walls and embracing the ongoing game of practice.
Lucia’s aim is to narrate the tale of our globalised world, one steeped in colonial hyper-individualism, behavioural engineering, and Artificial Intelligence. Yet, it's also the story of a potential future where machines and multispecies coalesce, perpetually metamorphosing and nurturing the growth of constellations of thought.
This artistic exploration spans an array of mediums, from the cacophony of trash and sound pollution to the ethereal realms of digital and virtual utopias, all harmonised with the nuances of poetry. In this pursuit, Lucia wants to challenge existing symbolisms and myths, seeking to step beyond our anthropocentric perspective.
Ultimately, she seeks for healing, not only by presenting alternative narratives but also by inviting viewers to reimagine their place within the cosmic tapestry. It's a fusion of art and anthropology, a creative endeavour that seeks to rekindle our connection with the universe and illuminate the path towards a more holistic and empathetic world— an ongoing exploration of the possibilities of symbiotic relationships.
WHO I AM
Multidisciplinary Artist, invoking speculative thinking and ecofeminism