Lera Kelemen (b. 1994) is a multimedia artist currently working in London, UK. Her practice revolves around themes related to post-humanism, hybridity, feminism & technology. Her artistic practice focuses on exploring the manifestation of bodies and skin through the integration of partial technologies, culminating in the creation of conceptually immersive environments. In her works, surfaces and textures serve as dynamic mediums for embodiment, with narratives of inhabitation woven into the very fabric of the materials employed.

Lera Kelemen holds an MA in Information Experience Design from the Royal College of Art, where she graduated with Distinction. She completed her Fine Arts degree in 2018, and received the Art Encounters Award for her graduation project.

Selected residencies and exhibitions include: Green Skin/Crevice solo show at Borderline Art Space (RO, 2021), I Feel Something, Don’t Know What group show at Zacheta Gallery (PL, 2021), Green Skin/Affective Interstice at Art Encounters (RO, 2021), Kunsthalle Bega residency (RO, 2019), Niki Artist-Run residency (DE, 2020), TM2023 commission (RO, 2020), Staycation group show at Catinca Tăbăcaru Gallery (RO, 2022), If Anything Else Survives at Potential Project (GR, 2021), Royal College of Art grad show (UK, 2022).

In 2022, she published her first artist book featuring a series of installations created between 2019 and 2021.

She presently works from her studio in Central London at Feelium Gallery & Studios, an initiative she co-founded.

Green Skin / Crevice
Solo Show
Installation View at Boderline Art Space
September 2021

Curated by Cristina Moraru

The installation brings together a compendium of surfaces and structural elements mapped onto the gallery floor to create a network of pathways. A building can be divided into surface and plan. Le Corbusier claims that the surface is what envelopes the mass and that the task of the architect is to ‘vitalise the surfaces which clothe these masses’. In other words the surface is the epidermal layer, the fabric that conveys the identity of a building, and at the same time the facet through which the living, moving world interacts with constructions.
Multimedia Installation — Single channel video, stereo sound, 3’03'' / Metal structures / Digital print on textile / Gravel

Photos © Robert Bouariu & Borderline Art Space