Looiersgracht 60 is presenting the first major institutional exhibition in the Netherlands by Dutch-Argentine artist Aimée Zito Lema.
Zito Lema has created site-specific installations and video works that explore the transferal of memory and the ways in which history is recorded and remembered. She plays with the possibilities and choices involved in the documentation of an event and how this can be manipulated or interpreted.
The artist uses her own memory as a personal archive, alongside images associated with the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, who lost their children during the dictatorship in Argentina between 1976 and 1983.
Combining personal experiences with pressing socio-political issues, Zito Lema creates poignant and immediate artwork that grapples with questions about the political and human functions of art.
Aimée Zito Lema (1982) is a Dutch-Argentine visual artist currently living and working in Amsterdam. After studying at the National University of the Arts in Buenos Aires and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, she obtained a master’s degree in artistic research from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Recently, she completed the Artist-in-residency program at the Rijksakademie Amsterdam (2015 – 2016). Her work has been exhibited at multiple locations including the Kunstmuseum Bonn (2016), the Centre Pompidou in Paris (2016) and the 11th Gwangju Biennale in South Korea (2016).