M. Lohrum is an artist based in London and currently working across video, drawing and performance. Her work is inspired by the uncertain and changeable nature of both our social context and artistic creation. She was born in the Canary Islands (Spain) where she graduated In Fine Arts through the Interdisciplinary Projects route in 2013 in the University of La Laguna (ull) achieving the 'Premio Extraordinario de Fin de Carrera', a prize awarded to the most outstanding graduate in Fine Arts (2013). She later studied a Masters in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins (2017), where she developed in depth her abilities in video and performative drawing.
In recent years, she participated in relevant international group exhibitions such as Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize (2020, Drawing Projects UK), What we do when we cannot do what we do (2020, B74 Raum für Kunst, Luzern, Switzerland), 'The Angel, Azrail’ (2020, Bétonsalon, Center for Art and Research, Paris, France), Studiolo XXI, Desehno e Afinidades (2019, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, portugal), Every Me (Adana, Turkey), A Critical Rehearsal (2019, Lethaby Gallery, Londres), We Take no Responsability (2017, Copenhaguen, Denmark), Badenfahrt 18 (2017, Baden, Switzerland), Complex Topography, Movement and Change as part of the Setouchi Triennale at Ritsurin Garden (2016, Takamatsu, Japan), Degree Show One at Central Saint Martins (2017, London, UK), and several participations in the programmes What is an Art School?, Studio Complex, and Come Together: Art and Politics in a Climate of Unrest, curated by Alex Schady in collaboration with Tate Exchange (2017, 2018, and 2019, Tate Modern, London, UK).
M.Lohrum has delivered lectures about performative drawing at Drawing Projects UK (2020, UK), Universidad de La Laguna (2020, Spain), The Kyoto Conference on Arts, Media & Culture (KAMC2020) (2020, Japan), International Conference on Music, Drama, Visual and Performing Arts (2020, Sri Lanka), Fundação Eugénio de Almeida (2019, Portugal) and Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2019, Spain). She has curated exhibition projects in the Canary Islands and some self-curated exhibitions in London. She is the founder and curator of the Mind the Gap residency programme for CSM artists in Tenerife, and has participated as an artist in the art residency programmes Every Me Residency (2019, Adana, Turkey), D2P Residency (2018, Brighton, UK), Sample Micro-Residency (2017, Central Saint Martins, London) and Tokyo Geidai Residency (2016, Tokyo, Japan), as well as in the peer mentoring grop of the LifeBoat Residency (London, 2018-2019).
She was selected by TEA (Tenerife Espacio de las Artes) to do 3 solo shows with her project Re-Thinking the Trace along 2018-2019 at Red de Espacios TEA (Tenerife, Spain). She has been longlisted for the Celeste Prize (2017), shortlited for the Signature Art Prize (2020), Visarte Cornona Call (2020) and Zealous Stories: Performance (2020) and was awarded the first prize of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020.