Laida Lertxundi is an artist and filmmaker who lives and works between the USA and the Basque Country. Combining conceptual rigor with sensual pleasure in a process she calls Landscape Plus, her films establish parallels between landscape and the body as centers of pleasure and experience. She’s a professor at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Lyon and at Universidad del País Vasco.
Her work has been exhibited at the High Line Art, New York (2023 forthcoming), Whitney Biennial, New York, (2012), Hammer Museum (2026), LIAF Biennial (2013), Biennale de Lyon (2013), Frieze Projects New York (2014) and in museums and galleries such as MoMA in New York (2022, 2017), Tate Modern, London (2016), Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015), Angela Mewes, Berlin (2020), Joan, Los Angeles (2017), Cibrían, San Sebastián (2021), ARKO Art Center, Seoul (2022), McEvoy Arts Foundation, San Francisco (2021), Human Resources Los Angeles (2019), MAK Schindler House (2013), ICA, London (2013), Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellín , Colombia (2015), CCCB (2017, 2013, 2021, 20122), PS1 MoMA (2013), Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago (2013), Baltimore Museum of Art (2013), Kunstverein Hamburg (2014) and the Havana Biennial (2015) among others.
She has had solo exhibitions at Artspace Aotearoa, New Zealand (2023 forthcoming), La Taller, Bilbao (2022), Nogueras Blanchard (2021), Matadero Madrid (2019), LUX London (2018), Tramway Glasgow (2018), FuturDome Milano (2019), fluent Santander (2017), Tabakalera San Sebastián (2017), DA2 Salamanca (2015), Azkuna Zentroa Bilbao, (2014), Vdrome London (2014) and Marta Cervera, (2013). Her films have been screened at numerous festivals such as Locarno, New York Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, London Film Festival, BFI, TIFF Toronto, Gijón, San Sebastián or Edinburgh among others.