Marcos Lutyens’ artistic practice targets the psychic and emotional well-being of his audiences by skillfully leading participants in hypnotic exercises that affect the deepest levels of their psyche. His works take form in installations, sculptures, drawings, short films, writings and performances.
In his explorations of consciousness, Lutyens has collaborated with celebrated neuro-scientists V. Ramachandran and Richard Cytowic, as much as studying under shamans from different cultures. From these investigations and research he has worked with visitors’ unconscious states in museums, galleries and biennales around the world.
During the pandemic, Lutyens created a series of 12 zoom performances to help the healing process of people in various countries around the world, and he is still working on the national scale Covid-19 artwork Rose River Memorial, which has been exhibited at various sites around the US including the Orange County Museum of Art, LA.
Lutyens has exhibited internationally in numerous museums, galleries and biennials, including MAO Museum Turin (2022); Laumeier Sculpture Park, Missouri (2022); GAM, Turin (2022); Orange County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2021); the Havana Biennial (2019); invited as keynote artist by the Guggenheim at Culture Summit Abu Dhabi (2019); the Frye Museum, Seattle (2018); Miró Foundation, Barcelona (2018); Main Museum, Los Angeles (2018), Latvian National Museum of Art (2018), the 33rd Bienial de São Paulo (2018),the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2017); The Armory, New York (2017); Boghossian Foundation, Brussels (2017), Palazzo Fortuny, Venice (2017), La Monnaie de Paris (2017), Palazzo Grassi, Venice, (2017), 57th and 55th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (2013 & 2017), Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (2016); 14th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2015); MoMA PS1, Queens (2014); National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2014); dOCUMENTA(13), Kassel (2012); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2010); the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2010 & 2014); the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2010); 7th Venice Biennale of Architecture (2000).
Among his publications: Quadrant Field, Alberta Pane Publications; 100 Days: Memoirs of a hypnotist, Sternberg Press