Lara Russi

Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zürich

Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich


A day before the opening reception for the graduate exhibition in Zurich, Russi had a cherry picker stop in front of the gallery, and from a distance of two meters she threw a small metal object through the second-floor window. Her installation consisted of the hole in the window and the shards of glass on the floor – and of course the small but heavy (more than a kilogram) object. It was not a rock, but a cast brass meringue, a typical Swiss desert made of whipped egg whites and sugar. In other words, the complete opposite of something heavy. The artist’s aim was the symbolic act of destruction – which can be of a cleansing nature – and to bring a breath of fresh air (in this case, quite literally) into the closed space of the gallery.
Marcel Fišer

*1979, CHE


2007–2010 Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Zürich
2009 - 2010 Edinburgh College of Art, UK

Exhibitions, Actions (Selection from 2006)
ZHdK Diplomausstellung 2010, Sihlquai, Zürich
Auswahl 09, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
The Marriage, action, Park Landesmuseum, Zürich
Black Box, Schauwerk Kantonsbibliothek Appenzell Ausserrhoden, Trogen
Forever Young, action, Kunsthaus Zürich
Jahresausstellung Bachelor, Sihlquai, Zürich
Auswahl 08, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau
Jahresausstellung Kunstklasse, Pfingstweid, Zürich
Act 08, Performancefestival, Basel (Kaskadenkondensator), Genf (Grütli), Zürich (k3 project space)
Auch Kolumbus wusste nicht, wohin die Reise ging, Galerie Wengihof, Zürich
Chez Sophie, progr, Bern
Hula, hula, series of actions, Irchelpark, Zürich
Westend, das Kunstareal, Wohlen
Sein ist, Galerie Oho, Oberwart