A stream of thoughts to detach us from the current no.1, "Happy Place" google image results from IP Switzerland color pencil and reflective gore-tex on paper, 152x238cm, 2021.


Lucia Kempkes is interested in our personal investment in landscape, mobility, and the materials and objects we developed to get there. She creates environments interlacing techniques such as drawing, sculpture, carpet knotting, and video.

Born 1988 in Xanten, Germany, Lucia Kempkes studied Biology and Philosophy (2007 – 2011) at Freie Universität Berlin and continued to study Fine Arts at Universität der Künste Berlin and School of Visual Arts in New York (2008 – 2014). In 2014 she founded the project space Mindscape Universe (2014-2019), which hosted projects regarding notions of simultaneity.

She was Artist in Residence at institutions such as the NANJI Residency
of the Seoul Museum of Art, Pioneer Works in New York City or Rote Fabrik Zürich. She has received scholarships from the Richard Thomas Foundation London and won the Specific Award at The Others Art Fair Torino.

Her work has been exhibited internationally and is part of public collections in Berlin, London, and Marrakech.

For a full CV, please get in touch info@luciakempkes.com

Lucia Kempkes , Studio View February 2024