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Lucy Orta
Nexus Architecture + Connector IV

October 27 – December 8, 2001
USF Contemporary Art Museum

Lucy Orta has been researching the poetic nature of clothing and portable habitats for the past ten years. Her transformable sculptures, Refuge Wear, Body Architecture, Nexus Architecture, and Modular Architecture, are highly original concepts for mobility, nomadism and networking. She conceives an art in the form of a creative enterprise touching on fashion, design and architecture and integrates many different participants into her design process. Much of her time is spent working with marginalized communities as a direct way of addressing the plight of the unemployed and homeless.

Orta's first solo show in the US includes her work with at-risk teenagers in workshops at Metropolitan Ministries, Tampa, as well as new architectural infrastucture for social space, commissioned by the USF CAM.

Visit Studio Orta's extensive website at to learn more about the work of Lucy and Jorge Orta.

Lucy Orta: Nexus Architecture and Connector IV is curated by Margaret Miller and Jade Dellinger and organized by the USF Contemporary Art Museum. The project is made possible by generous support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York, FloridaÕs International Cultural Exchange program, and the St. Petersburg Times.

The USF CAM is recognized by the State of Florida as a major cultural institution and receives funding through the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. USF CAM is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Additional Venues:
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art