Photo: Pedro Palma

MARÍA RENÉE MORALES LAM

Born in 1985 in Guatemala City. 

Lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden.

BA in Industrial Design, Universidad Rafael Landívar, Guatemala, 2010

MA in Glass Art and Science, VICARTE, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, 2016

The physical nature of light and the transformation of matter are the main concerns present in her work. More specifically, how they interact and how they metaphorically relate to the interaction of the artist with space and material. At the same time, it points to the invisible scale in which the interaction between energy and matter happen, inevitably influencing one's perception and the way one shapes Reality.  In this sense, she seeks to translate the world hidden to the human eye, approaching the factual information from an imaginative way. Her work attempts to formulate a tangible vocabulary, in an effort to generate further understandings of light, life and the universe around her. Her work also questions Time, but mainly through the physical absence of things or, in other words, the powerful presence of the Invisible. 

 

NEWS

PORTFOLIO REVIEW, Arbetsförmedlingen Kultur Media, Konstnärshuset, Stockholm,  January2018

IASPIS, Artist in Residence Program, March - April 2017, Stockholm, Sweden

EUROPEAN GLASS CONTEXT, Denmark, 2016

 

EXHIBITIONS

Space Morphology, Solo Exhibition, Embassy of Guatemala in Sweden, Stockholm, 2017

Contemporâneos VI, Group Exhibition, Museo do Vidro da Marinha Grande, Portugal, 2017-2018

Void, Duo Exhibition, Galeria Belo Galsterer, Lisbon, Portugal, 2017

Transmuted Spectra, Solo Exhibition, Glasbolaget i Bro, Sweden, 2016

Barrio das Artes, Group Exhibition, Science and History Museum, Lisbon, Portugal, 2016

European Glass Context, Biennal for Contemporary Glass, Grønbechs Gård, Bornholm, Denmark, 2016

Aura Festival, Group Exhibition, Sintra, Portugal, 2016

Evidência Intangível de uma Ação Recíproca, Solo Exhibition, Espaço Santa Catarina, Lisbon, Portugal, 2016

1180º, Group Exhibition, Biblioteca Camões, Lisbon, Portugal, 2015

Frecuencia Etérea, Solo Exhibition, Biblioteca FCT, Almada, Portugal, 2014

No me mandes flores hasta mi funeral, Group Exhibition, Casa Azul Gallery, 2012

Colectiva Galáctica, Incubador Gallery, 2012

Todos Arte, Group Exhibition, Guatemala City, 2011

Campos de Luz, Group Exhibition, Tecpán, Guatemala, 2011

Ciudad Vintage, Group Exhibition, Guatemala City, 2010