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.


Mark the ground with thin, soft thread
Installation View at Catinca Tăbăcaru Gallery
December 2021

The curtain represents the liminal space that separates two worlds. By covering a window, the curtain becomes a surface that mediates between indoors and outdoors, between the house and the world outside it. A piece of fabric is extracted from a room, then taken out into the woods and stained, soaked and dragged through the mud, then taken back in and integrated into a domestic object such as a blanket, a curtain, a cosy or a quilt.
Installation — Metal structure / Laser cut on ply / Patchwork / Print on textile

Photos © Catalin Georgescu & Catinca Tăbăcaru