Lúa Coderch was born in 1982 in Iquitos, Peru, while her parents were travelling. When she was one, they moved to Brazil and then to Spain when she turned five. After studying law for a year, she began to study sculpture at the same time, finally graduating at the Escola Massana and obtaining a PhD in Fine Arts from the Universitat de Barcelona. Currently living and working in Barcelona, Coderch uses a wide range of media and languages to conduct her conceptual and aesthetic research on ideas such as sincerity, value, deception and affection. With a powerful narrative element and a prominent presence of language, her work incorporates everyday objects, the epistolary genre, nature and the human voice, which often plays a central role. Her projects invite us to question reality and our place in the world, and our life in common with its latent philosophical and political implications.
Since 2010, Coderch has exhibited in the Capella de Sant Roc, Valls (2011), Fundació Suñol and Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona (2014), Art Institute, Vienna (2017), CentroCentro Cibeles, Madrid (2018), and Domus Artium, Salamanca (2020), among others. Her work is included in the collections of MUSAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León; Col·lecció d’Art Contemporani Cal Cego, Barcelona; Fundació Lluís Coromina, Banyoles; and MACBA, Barcelona.