Ana Lucia Garcia Hoefken

b | 1994. Lima, Perú

Currently working in Switzerland. Living between Barcelona and Lima.

With interests in materials, form, texture and science my work centers on making research on the composition and transformation of matter, centering on sculptures and installations whilst also invoking video and performance.

My research is based on the concept that inert matter shapes human experience. I approach this subject with diverse multidisciplinary scientific methodologies such as ecology, geology, chemistry and physics. In practice I stimulate the discourse of matter by manipulating its own materiality and decontextualizing its symbolic value. I investigate its properties and qualities to create new dialogues between units of matter, understand its relationship with the environment and dismantle various imposed cultural representations. 

I am interested in creating a language about the nature of external and internal forces exerted on the material and articulating a narrative of its development. To represent this, I focus on studying the media I choose to work with, learning and relearning about their adaptability and limitations. This is how I break through the predetermined perception, provoking new meanings and thus exposing a perpetual change in the categorization of the elements. Through this process I began to question the ephemeral nature of the material and the object in relation to its environment, challenging its entropic character and observing its transformation.


2022 Escola Massana                                                                               Barcelona, Spain
                  -Postgraduate in Contemporary Applied Arts

2021 Escola Massana                                                                                Barcelona, Spain
                    - Sound Art: concept, edition & recording
                    - Experimental video art

2018 Central Saint Martins                                                                     London, UK
                    - Foundation in Art and Design (Merit) 

2017-2018 Ceramic Studio “Polen Construcciones”                               Lima, Perú

2016 University of Groningen                                                                 Groningen, The Netherlands
                     - Exchange Program                                  

2011-2017 Universidad de Lima                                                              Lima, Perú
                    - BA Industrial Engineering (GPA 4.0)          

Exhibitions and Publications

SOLO Shows
2020 Común Denominador                                                              Casa Fugaz, Perú

2022  Centro Internazionale di Scultura                                          Peccia, Suiza
         “ De Memoria a la Materia”                                                   Centre d’Artesania de Catalunya, España
            St.Art.Galleries, Londres, Reino Unido

2021 Remembranza Colectiva                                                            Flux Club, España
         Sonido Disperso                                                                         Escola Massana, España
         You better keep them creative!                                                  Casa Fugaz, Perú

2018 Central Saint Martins Foundation Show                                 Lethaby Gallery, London, UK
         Waterlow Art Park Exhibition                                                  Waterlow Park, London, UK


2017 Collaborative installation “El Camarin” for Myopia        Art Fair, Lima, Perú

Residencies and other

2022 Artist in Residence, Centro Internazionale di Scultura             Peccia, Switzerland

2021 Art co-curator “You better keep them creative!”                      Casa Fugaz, Perú

2019 Mold Making and Slip Casting Workshop                               Cotto Designs, Perú

2019 Art curator for exhibition “Madres del Callao”                       Lima, Perú
-                 Foto Monumental 2019      

2019 Investigation in situ                                                                      Cusco, Perú
          on traditional Peruvian ceramics techniques                                       

2018 High House Residency with Antony Gormley                           Norfolk, UK

2017 Investigation in situ                                                                       San Martin, Perú
          on traditional Peruvian ceramics techniques