Aimée Zito Lema
Aimée Zito Lema ( Amsterdam, 1982), studied at the National University of the Arts in Buenos Aires and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and she obtained a master’s degree in artistic research from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. In 2016 she participated in the artist-in-residency programme at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Recent solo institutional shows include Scryer in the Archive, Mercer Union, Toronto (2022); Here is Where We Meet, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam (2021); 214322, Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, 2019; The Surface of an Image, CentroCentro, Madrid (2019); 13 Shots, Museo Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa (2018); Imprinted Mater, Looeirsgracht 60, Amsterdam (2017); A Series of Gestures, Kunsthall Trondheim (2017). Recent group shows include Unlimited, De Apple, Amsterdam (2018); Idiorritmias and Muestreo #1, MACBA, Barcelona (2017), the 11th Gwangju Biennial (2016), Dorothea von Stetten Art Award, Kunst Museum Bonn (2016); Horse Pistes, L’art de la Revolte, Centre Pompidou, Paris and Centre Pompidou Málaga (2016); New Habits, Casco, Utrecht (2014).
Her work explores the way events are remembered and recorded, and the influence they have on the future. In the case of human beings, this process involves experiences and memories; In the case of materials, physical actions also have an afterlife, and their repercussions are permanent. Zito Lema takes historical images and transforms them by putting them in contact with the body. The images thus become one of the multiple layers that are intertwined in a process in which performance also becomes a tool with which to carry out collective research on memory and understand how History is transmitted from one generation to another.
“Her work explores the way events are remembered and recorded”.