Lucia Nogueira

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Lucia Nogueira (1950–1998) was an artist specialising in sculptures and installations, video works and many drawings. Her work often alluded to the body and was concerned with the relationship between objects and language.[1]


Nogueira's grave in Highgate Cemetery

Nogueira was born in Goiânia, Central Brazil was the eldest of five children. She lived and studied Journalism and Communications in Brazil and the US before coming to London in 1975. Planning to stay for just two weeks to visit her brother, she ended up staying for the rest of her life.[1] She studied painting first at Chelsea College of Art (1976–79) and then at the Central School of Art and Design (1979–80).[2]


She was awarded a residency at the Fondation Cartier in Paris in 1993 and a Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Artists in 1996.

"My way of thinking is very much from Brazil: My way of picking up objects comes from there too. It is something connected with childhood and also with the Brazilian psyche. Our way of thinking is not as linear as it is in Europe ... In art you obviously have a background in art history. We don't have that in Brazil at all. I think the way we developed our visual sense is different from the European model. I didn't have that. We just do everything in a very empirical way, even art."[3]

She died of cancer aged 48.

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  1. ^ a b "Without This, Without That - Adrian Searle". Lucia Nogueira. Portugal: Museu Serralves. 2007–8. pp. 21–27. ISBN 978-972-739-184-4. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  2. ^ Lucia Nogueira. Birmingham: Ikon Gallery. 1993. ISBN 0-907594-44-1.
  3. ^ Mischief: Lucia Nogueira, 15 January - 13 March 2011, Kettle's Yard, Teachers Support Notes