M. Lohrum is an artist based between London and Tenerife and currently working across drawing and performance and video. 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, and 2022, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London, UK), The ING Discerning Eye (2021 and 2022, The Mall Galleries, UK), Field of Action: Performative Drawings and Paintings (2022, Canning Gallery, London, 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).
Among her most relevant individual exhibitions we could mention Re-Thinking the Trace (2019, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Spain, and 2022, The Stone Space, London, UK), Performative Traces (2021, Galería Manuel Ojeda, Spain), and Drawing is Action (2023, Centro de Arte La Regenta, 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 has lectured on performative drawing at several different universities and art centres, such as Trinity Buoy Wharf (2022, United Kingdom), Universidad de Sevilla (2021, Spain), Art University Bournemouth (2021, United Kingdom), Politécnico do Porto (2021, Portugal), Falmouth University (2021, United Kingdom), Bath Spa University (2021, United Kingdom), Drawing Projects UK (2020, United Kingdom), Universidad de La Laguna (2020, Spain), Fundação Eugénio de Almeida (2019, Portugal), and Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2019, 2020 and 2022, Spain), among others
Her work has been noticed in relevant international art competitions, such as the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize (2022), The ING Discerning Eye (2021 and 2022), Premio de Artes Plásticas Manolo Millares (2021), The Visual Art Open (2021), the Signature Art Prize (2020), Visarte Corona Call (2020), Zealous Stories: Performance (2020), and the Celeste Prize (2017), among others, and was awarded the first prize in Zealous Stories: Performance (2021) and the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize (2020).