Aimée Zito Lema (b.1982, Amsterdam) studied at the University of the Arts (IUNA), Buenos Aires, the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. She was artist in residence at the Rijksacademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, 2015-2016 and a long-term collaborator with Casco, office for art, design and Theory, Utrecht 2013-17. She was artist in residence at the EYE Filmmuseum in 2019. The dutch national newspaper NRC featured beginning 2020 her work as ‘talent for the years to come’.
Zito Lema engages in her practice with questions around social memory and the body as an agent of resistance, making uses of large photographic prints, sculptural installations and video. Having been born in Amsterdam and raised in Buenos Aires, the artist identifies strongly with historical narratives from both countries.
Her work has been exhibited at CentroCentro in Madrid (SP) 2019 (solo); Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon (PT) 2018 (solo); Kunsthall, Trondheim (SE) 2017; MACBA, Barcelona (ES) 2017; the 11th Gwangju Biennial (ROK) 2016; Kunstmuseum Bonn (DE) and the Centre Pompidou, Paris (FR) 2016. A large scale installation at the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam is postponed to the summer of 2021 due to the Corona-crisis.
Watch a performance The Subversive Body by Aimée Zito Lema organised by MACBA in Barcelona (SP)