Marcos Lutyens’s practise centres on the investigation of consciousness to engage the visitor’s embodied experience of art. Exhibitions of infinite scale and nature have been installed in the minds of visitors. His investigations have included research with a social group such as the third-gender Muxhe, Raelians, synaesthetes, border migrants, space engineers and mental architects to explore how unconscious mind-sets shift across cultures and backgrounds.
Building on his investigations into consciousness and social dynamics, Lutyens has developed projects that involve our external surroundings. Works include interactions with pedestrian flows, social media dialogue, air quality levels, animal and biological intercommunication and other dynamics that are generally invisible to the casual observer, and yet as important as the subjective processes of the inner mind.
Lutyens has exhibited internationally in numerous museums, galleries and biennials, including: the CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania (2020); the inductive Museum at Culture Summit Abu Dhabi (2019); the 33rd Bienial de São Paolo (2018); the Frye Museum, Seattle (2018); the Miró Foundation, Barcelona (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, Venice (2013 for Maldives Pavillion & 2017); Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (2016); 14th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2015); MoMA PS1, Queens (2014); National Art Musuem 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).