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.


Sensible Realm of Inhabitation
Installation View at Aici Acolo Pop-up Gallery
October 2021

The installation The Sensible Realm of Inhabitation was developed within Middle Grounds and Dissonances, a duo research residency curated by Aici Acolo collective in Cluj-Napoca, summer 2021.

During the residency, the artists made a field trip to the Gorge of Tureni, a narrow pathway between mountains near Cluj-Napoca, Romania. When the mountain’s stone concretions fall off the steep edge, they stack up resembling piles of debris on construction sites. The installation uses imagery from this landscape to highlight how material travels from nature, to constructions, to spaces of intimacy.

The installation uses imagery from this landscape to highlight how material travels from nature, to constructions, to spaces of intimacy.
Multimedia Installation — Sandblasted steel / Engraved plaster slabs / Digital print on textile / Chain

Photos © Aici Acolo