Within the Artist-in-Residence Program, CCA is delighted to host artist Laida Lertxundi. Born in 1981 Spain, she studied Arts at Bard College in New York from 1999 to 2003 and she holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles since 2007. Lertxundi is an artist and filmmaker. Entangling the sublime and the critical, her 16mm films capture collective, improvised gestures and diegetic sound events within a variety of natural landscapes to produce a deeply embodied, sensual formalism. 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. Lertxundi’s work is invested in landscape as both an artistic tradition and a particular set of regional characteristics, idioms and inhabitants — from the deserts of California to the dramatic mountains of her native Basque Country. Laida lives between Bilbao and Paris and will be staying in Studio Verde during August 2023.


2023   Everything Near Me, Artium Museoa, Vitoria, ES

2021   ALIENTO #4, Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona, ES

2018   Words, Planets, Tramway, Glasgow, UK

2013   Landscape Plus, Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, ES



2023   Scores for Transformation, Auckland, Nueva Zelanda, NZ

2023   Neither Here Nor There, High Line Art, NYC

2016   Made In L.A., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

2013   12th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, FR