Runo Lagomarsino

Artist in Residence at 18th Street Arts Center
Presented at 18th Street Arts Center
Presented at LACMA

Runo Lagomarsino lives and works in Malmö, Sweden and São Paulo, Brazil. Lagomarsino’s multimedia work constructs frictions between language, representation, and dominant narratives by investigating fractures from which to tell stories, unlearn, read the past, and name the future. In his installations, films, collages, and drawings, Lagomarsino examines the history of transatlantic travel from colonialism to the widespread immigration seen in both World Wars. By using found objects, Lagomarsino discovers the effects of imperialist agendas and the historical journeys they cause that are embedded in objects and locations of daily life.  

Lagomarsino has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the world, including Carla Zaccagnini & Runo Lagomarsino, Konsthall, Malmö (2015). Lagomarsino participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program in 2007-­2008 and received his MFA at the Malmö Art Academy in 2003.