Lucca has been developing artistic work around color, light, and the sensitive perception of the physical world. This practice immersed him in the history of art and science and in the study of practical means allowing him to set up experiments around these questions. He plays on several planes: on materials - by collecting pigments, glasses, etc., on the light which makes them visible: the natural light of a place or artificial light sources that he manufactures, finally on the physiological and cognitive aspects of color perception. Systematically, Lucca sought to test theoretical and scientific approaches to color that he drew from the literature, by developing a concrete practice with paint, glass, light. Lucca's most recent research aims to enrich, deconstruct and reconstruct the very definition of the concept of “color” and defying our common sense, using a tool allowing it to program the physical composition of the light.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
La lumière est invisible,
LMNO

2019
Yellow zone / yellow-free zone,
Project Space, The White House, Leuven, Belgium

2018
A White Room Without Yellow
, LMNO Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2017
Mémoire d'atelier sur trois projets été 78
, Brussels, Belgium
Mémoire #2
, RIB, Rotterdam, Netherland

2016
Wave Patterns
, Levy.Delval, Brussels, Belgium
What Mary didn't Know
, Kunsthalle Leipzig, Germany

2015
Adrien Lucca, IKOB, Eupen, Belgium

2014
Taches de lumière/Colorimetric Pictures
, La Centrale Electrique, Brussels, Belgium
Adrien Lucca, Elaine Levy Project Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

 

GROUP SHOW / FAIR

2022
On the Lookout, Foundation CAB, Brussels
Couleur / Lumière, La Maison des Arts, Brussels
PROMOTHEE, LE JOUR D'APRES, Centre des Arts, Enghien-les-Bains

2021
Lumière, Espace, temps,
Ardenome, Avignon
Un Autre Monde///Dans Notre Monde
, Lieu Commun artist run space, Toulouse
Agents of Change, LMNO Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2020
The Light House
, Villa Empain, Brussels
Miroir III
, Biennale d'Enghien, Belgium
Triennale Art Public
, Liège, Belgium
Mort au rose fluo!
BPS 22, Musée d'art de la Province de Hainaut, Charelroi, Belgium
Dans certaines Circonstances
, Les Nouveaux ajouts à la collection IKOB + invité(e)s, IKOB Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst Eupen, Belgium

2019
ARCO/Madrid,
stand avec Angela Detanico / Rafael Lain
We Need to talk about paintings
, LMNO Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2018
Whishes
, LMNO Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
MAD#4
, Multiple Art Days, Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France

2016
Solstice, Post-industrial Animism, Brussels, Belgium
True Stories, In de ruimte, Gent, Belgium
MAD#2
, Multiple Art Days, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

2015
Contemporary drawing fair Brussels / BOZAR / 11>13 Sept 2015
Views from above, BIN, Turnhout, Belgium
MAD#1, Multiple Art Days, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Adrien Lucca, Lore Stessels, Lut Vanautgaerden, The White House Gallery, Lovejoel, Belgium

2014
Round the Corner, Daniel Rödiger, Alice De Mont, Adrien Lucca & Florian Dombois, Maison Grégoire, Brussels, Belgium
Youth: portraits of artists, between freedom and fight, Maison particulière, Brussels, Belgium
Force fields, A.VE.NU.DE.JET.TE, Institut de Carton, Brussels, Belgium

2013
Mise en doute n°15 : Adrien Lucca & Laurent Dupont-Garitte, Mise en doute, Brussels, Belgium
Novembre à Vitry, town gallery of Vitry-Sur-Seine, France
Art Brussels 2013, Elaine Levy Project Gallery, Brussels, Belgique

2012
SecondRoom, SecondRoom Space, Antwerp, Belgium
Art Contest 2012, La centrale électrique, Brussels, Belgium
Solus locus domesticus, A.VE.NU.DE.JET.TE Institut de Carton, Brussels, Belgium
Pop up, Liens artistiques, Ixelles Museum, Brussels, Belgium
Prix Médiatine, Cultural center Wolubilis, Brussels, Belgium

2011
Found in translation: chapter L, Casino Luxembourg, LUX, Maison Grégoire, Brussels, Belgium
Le Tétraèdre 14.d : Adrien Lucca, Audio series 2003, Le Tétraèdre, Radio Panik, Brussels, Belgium
Light transformer 2: starting points, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherland
NowBelgiumNow, LLS 387, Antwerp, Belgium
Movie night vol. 4: global house video screenings, Kunsthalle Gwangju, Korea
What a drawing!, Wild West, Maastricht, Netherland
Table tops room ? Haseeb Ahmed, Bavo Olbrechts, Adrien Lucca, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherland
Colour studies & light transformers, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherland

2010
Intuitive films, short films 20082010, Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherland

2009
New Kids on the Block, upcoming artists from Belgium, Netherlands and NordrheinWestfalen, NICC, Antwerp, Belgium
L'intimité de l'oeuvre, Defining doubt recyclart, Second Room Space, Brussels, Belgium
"Exposition solstice, een dag tentoonstelling", NETWERK, Centrum voor hedendaagse kunst, Aalst, Belgique

2008
Exposition collective Master I ERG, ARGOS, Centre for Art and Media, Brussels, Belgium

 

ARTISTIC EDITIONS

2015
Maquette, Album Source version Alpha (ed. of 3+1)
Maquette, Spectre paramétrique (ed. of 10)
Éditions JAP, Jeunesse et Arts Plastiques, Brussels, Belgium

2011
Interview Beta, 100 ex. Self-interview published in the exhibition NowBelgiumNow, LLS 387, Antwerp, Belgium
Prototype de Transformateur de Lumière version 125 ex. Artist's Book, Éditions Jeunesse et Arts Plastiques, Brussels, Belgium

 

RESIDENCE OF ARTISTS

2017
Academia Belgica, Rome, Italy

2016
Résidence de recherche en vitrail contemporain, Glasmalerei Otto Peters GmbH

2014
L'atelier, Institut Supérieur d'Etude du Langage Plastique (ISELP), Brussels, Belgium

2012
NETWERK, Centrum voor hedendaagse kunst, Aalst, Belgium

2010-2011
Jan Van Eyck Academie, Post-graduate program, Maastricht, Netherland

 

PRICE/REWARD

2021
Prix Jules Raeymaekers, Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

2015
(Second) Young artist price of the federation of Wallonie-Brussels, Belgium

2012
Second price fondation Henri Servais
Art Contest 2012, Brussels, Belgium
Price of the governement of the french community of Belgium
Price Médiatine, Brussels, Belgique

2008
Price Cimescaut
Artistique price of the town Antoing, Antoing, Belgium

 

CONFERENCES

2020
La peinture dans la lumière, JAP, BOZAR. Brussels
Light on Painting: Study days
, ENSAV La Cambre/KIK-IRPA, Brussels, 18 & 19 November 2020

2019
About colour, Wdk, Rotterdam, Netherland
Qu'est-ce qu'un algorithme d'artiste ? , ENSAV la Cambre, Brussels, Belgium

2018
On atmosphere and colour, ARIA conference, University of Antwerp / MUKHA, Antwerp, Beligium
Yellow-free zone and strange light properties, Z-files #22, CBK Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherland
About colour, POLI.DESIGN, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Dentelles de lumière ? allégorie de la recherche, Academia Belgica, Rome, Italy
Recent works ? colors and daylight, glassworks and the strange white lights, The Aleph, Amsterdam, Netherland
Microkosmos ? strange white light proprerties, Interdisciplinary Colour Association Belgium / ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels, Belgium

2017
What is natural light? White light, strange light properties, glass and the light of Rome, Academia Belgica, Rome, Italy
The Spectral Design of a Stained Glass for a Subway Station in Montreal, Canada, AIC 2017, International Association of Color, Jeju island, Korea
Soleil de minuit, Galerie de l?UQAM, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Soleil de minuit, 14 glass pannels for the Montreal subway, Canadian Craft Biennal Conference 2017, Toronto, Canada
Le laboratoire d'Adrien Lucca, Été 78, Ixelles, Belgium
Introduction aux domaines de la couleur noire, ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels, Belgium

2016
Between Tradition, the Visual Arts and the Digital Technology: a digital Stained Glass, Project for a Subway station in Montreal
, Canada
The First Transatlantic Stained-Glass Symposium
, Glasshütte Lamberts, Waldsassen, Germany
Complex is better than complicated
, Kunstverein Leipzig, Germany

2015
The reproduction of colors as a process of light-intensity scaling, in: Too big to scale, Symposium at Zürich University of the Arts, Switzerland

2014
Prototypes lumière-matière, French Center of Color, Mines Paris-Tech, Paris, France
Rétrospective prospective, ISELP, Brussels, Belgium

2013
Peindre avec des peintures et des lumières, ISELP, Brussels, Belgium
"Painting" with Paints and Lights, Glasgow Colorstudies Group, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United-Kingdom

2012
Prototypes de transformateurs de lumière, Ixelles Museum, Brussels, Belgique

2011
Colored surfaces, lights and the observer: a few remarks, problems, possibilities, The Aleph, Rotterdam, Netherland
D65 color study, explanations, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherland
Prototype de Transformateur de Lumière version 1, Spring School OKHRA / CNRS
Conservatoire des ocres et de la couleur, Roussillon, France

2010
Light Converters, on the relations between color-systems & my work, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherland

2009
Exposition-discussion : L'expérience de pensée et le modèle, School of Graphic Research, Brussels, Belgium
Collaborations with scientists / industry (All the software solutions were written using the Python programming language)

2014
Conception of software solutions for the project, Prototype de transformateur de lumière, Version 4, research Laboratory in the field of Arts and Sciences, LARASISIB, Brussels, Belgium

2013
Conception of software solutions for colorimetric drawing, In Brussels with Joshua Horowitz, computer scientist, MIT, USA

2012
Conception of software solutions for the project, Prototype de transformateur de lumière, Version 2, with Robert Ochshorn, computer scientist, USA
Calibration of a digital camera for making photometric measurements Laboratorium voor lichttechnologie, KAHO SintLieven, Gent, Belgium

2011-2012
Customization of precision drawing instruments IONBOND, Lyon, France

 

PUBLIC ORDERS

«Yellow-Free Zone», oeuvre permanente dans le métro de Maashaven, 2018, Rotterdam, Hollande

«Dentelle de Lumière ? allégorie de la recherche», 2018, oeuvre permanente à l'Academia Belgica, Rome, Italie

« Microkosmos », 2017-2018, oeuvre permanente au Centre Socioculturel « Het Huis », Uccle, Belgium.

« Soleil de Minuit », 2016, Monumental art commission for public space, Montréal.

 

ART BOOKS

2017
Mémoire d'atelier, Edition JAP, Brussels, Belgium

2015
Maquette, Album Source version Alpha, Edition JAP, Brussels, Belgium

2011
Prototype transformateur de Lumière, Edition JAP, Brussels, Belgium.

 

PRESS ARTICLES
2022
"Maison des arts: apparitions entre sciences et création" Le Soir, octobre"Expositions: les miracles de la lumière et de la couleur" Le soir, octobre
"Ontdek de veranderlijkheid en emotie van licht en kleur in La Maison des Arts", Bruzz, September
"La couleur n'existe pas en soi", La Libre, September
 
2020
"Un enguement pour le Light Art" in Collect Belgique, October 2020
 
2019
On line: “Dans l'atelier d'Adrien Lucca”, Mu in the city

2017
“L'art tel qu'il se fait”, IntraMuros 72
Focus on Le Vif
On line: “Adrien Lucca, trois projects mis en lumière!”, Mu in the city

2016
“Vagues chromatiques”, La Libre Belgique, semaine du 29 avril au 5 mai
On line: “Les théories lumineuses d'Adrien Lucca”,  Mu in the city
On line: “Adrien Lucca Blurs the Categories between Art, Science and Invention at Levy Delval Gallery”, Widewalls

2015
On line: “Les codes couleurs d'Adrien Lucca”, Bazar Magazin

2014
“Étude de couleurs”, IntraMuros 61
“Lucky Lucca et les quatre cent couleurs”, Flux News
“Prototype artistique”, La Libre Belgique, 12 mars
On line: “To be discovered: the quasi-science of Adrien Lucca”, Conceptual Fine Arts
On line: “Tout beau, tout frais!”, Mu in the city

2013
On line: “Adrien Lucca”, Tombolo