Laida Lertxundi

Spring, 2017

Laida Lertxundi (Bilbao, 1981) is a filmmaker and artist living and working in Los Angeles, California. Her work, shot primarily on 16mm in and around Los Angeles, is made with people, landscapes and sounds, and employs a fragmentary approach to editing in which cinematic forms of storytelling are replaced by a focus on process and materiality. Lertxundi received a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from Bard College. She has had solo exhibition at DA2, Salamanca (2015); Vdrome (2014); La Alhondiga, Bilbao (2014); and Marta Cervera Contemporary, Madrid (2013). Her work has been featured in the Bienal de La Habana, Cuba (2015); Wild Screen, Connemara, Ireland (2015); Al’s Grand Hotel, Frieze Projects, New York, 2014; LIAF, Biennial, Norway (2013); the Lyon Biennale (2013); and in the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art (2012). Lertxundi’s films have screened in museums, festivals, and galleries, including most recently at White Chapel Gallery, London (2015); Glynn Vivian Gallery, Wales (2015); National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (2015); Museo de Arte Moderno, Medellin, Colombia (2015); LUX, London (2014); Kunstverein, Hamburg (2014); Edinburgh International Film Festival (2014); BAM, Brooklyn (2014); MAK Schindler House, Los Angeles (2014); PS1 MoMA (2013); Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago (2013); Baltimore Museum of Art (2013); and Tate Modern, London (2011). She teaches film and video to artists at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles.