Luis Alhama was born in Córdoba, Spain in 1984 and spent his formative artistic years at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, where he attained an MFA and originated his theoretical approach of sculpture.
In his research, Alhama has concentrated intensively on the concept of the strange and disturbing and has applied his findings in the artistic fusion of body and object. In his works, Alhama presents us with human fragments that become part of, and frequently replace, certain functional aspects of objects. Through this specific placement of body fragments the artist relates to the relevance of social context and the ascription of social roles. The spatiality of his art explores the interaction of the hybrid objects with their immediate surroundings in relation to the viewer, implying a theatrical context. Each work, while excluding the viewer through the object's otherness, attaches itself to a natural human empathy about embodiment.
2013 Project space I II / I, Berlín
2013 BAUSTELLE, Galeria Bauchund, Berlín
2012 GlogauAIR open Studios 2012, Berlin
"Between Lines", Kleiner salon, Berlin
Distopías Desencajadas. Museo de arte contemporáneo de Benalmádena , Málaga (ES)
2011 Distopías Desencajadas, Sala Santa Inés, Sevilla (ES)
XCertamen provincial de artes plásticas. Espacio de la diputación de Málaga, Málaga (ES)
Jóvenes creadores, Galería9, Valencia (ES)
2010 Dedencaja 2010, Sala del Rectorado de la UMA, Málaga (ES)
Pancho Cossio 2010, Centro COSYC de Caja Cantabria, Santander (ES)
Artistas en la Rectoria : IV beca de creacion, Residencia de arte la Rectoria, Barcelona (ES)
Il feria internacional de arte universitario IKAS ART 2010, BEC de Barakaldo, Bilbao (ES)
Málaga Crea 2010, CAC Málaga, Málaga (ES)
Propostes creatives 2010, Museo de la ciudad Casa Polo, Villareal (ES)