Ulrik Lopez (Mexico/Puerto Rico) sees his practice as an attempt to arrange found pieces, fill missing voids, and deduce or imagine possible functions and intentions; whether these be physical or immaterial, concepts or intuitions.

Durning his residency Ulrik intends to make a performative work using current research on the links between the musician and the hunter-gatherer; how the bow and the first lyre are interrelated, just as Apollo the musician and Apollo the archer. This work will be informed by the research made across different collections in London, focusing on Caribbean and Mexican vestiges.

Ulrik received a Bachelor’s degree in Sculpture at Escuela de Artes Plásticas de San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2013. Has recently showed works at the Jepson Center, Savannah (US), the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan (PR), Kurimanzutto, Mexico City (MX), and Galería Agusstina Ferreyra, San Juan (PR).

The artist was born in Mexico, is based between Mexico City and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

With support from

Delfina Foundation’s Network of Latin America and Caribbean Patrons

Thematic programme

Collecting as Practice:
Season 4


Autumn 2021

Artist’s website



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