Luca Frei, born 1976 in Lugano, Switzerland, lives and works in Malmö, Sweden. His work is situated between research based visual art and display, and often include aspects related to pedagogy. It involves a diverse range of media and approaches to artistic production. Constant thematic preoccupations encompass the relationship between body and architecture, presentation structures and narrative environments, translation and mediation, as well as aspects related to community and learning.
Frei has had solo shows at Barbara Wien, Berlin; Kunsthaus Glarus; Bonner Kunstverein; Lunds Konsthall, Studio Dabbeni, Lugano; along with participation in numerous biennials such as the Cairo Biennial; the Prague Biennial; the Istanbul Biennial; and exhibitions at the The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto; Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven; Centre Pompidou in Paris; and Moderna Museet in Stockholm. Recent exhibitions designs include Malmö Konsthall; Azkuna Zentroa Bilbao; Tate Liverpool; MHKA, Antwerp; and Nottingham Contemporary. Since 2016 he is Associate Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, Copenhagen.