Estrid Lutz French, b. 1989


Estrid Lutz is a French artist born 1989 living and working in Puerto Escondido - Oaxaca Mexico. Lutz’s earliest artistic works could be seen as violent explorations of the surfaces where human interaction with non-human occurs, and effect takes place. All artworks embody her reoccurring interest in the concepts of the natural and the technological, often finding emotional or empathetic connections as well as physical touch-points between the two.


In 2018, Lutz was included in Crash Test: the molecular turn at La Panacée, Montpellier, curated by the esteemed curator Nicolas Bourriaud, known for his work with relational aesthetics. The exhibition text stated: “The art of the 2010s seems to have integrated the notion of the Anthropocene, which designates an era dominated by human activities and their impact on the planet.”


Crash Test: the molecular turn, a title inspired by Lutz’s work, identified her as an artist as moving past binary dichotomies of ‘real’ and ‘digital’, ‘natural’ and ‘artificial’, and aligned her with established contemporaries including Alice Channer, Roger Hiorns, and Artie Vierkant. However Lutz also sees things the other way around, she explores not only our post-digital condition through an anthropogenic lens but how much of human technology is informed by nature. Her use of aluminum honeycomb, a material commonly used for the construction of satellites is an obvious example.


Since 2018, Lutz has lived and worked in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico where she found the perfect environment to develop her work in by observing the rough natural environment of Zicatela, one of the most dangerous surf beaches in the world.


In Puerto Escondido, Lutz has continued her research into biological organisms and ecosystems, and how humans and their technological materials are inspired by, interact with, and have an effect on these. Several experiments have had a direct relationship with the waves and beach: A hands-on approach that tests the boundaries of what’s possible.


Explorations include being flown over the waves and between whirlwinds in an Ultralight Aircraft to drop drawings and flowers into the ocean, having artworks taken out to sea on her behalf and documented in the pipelines, and burying the edges of large lenticular, photo-luminescent, and sun-sensitive works in the sand.


Lutz’s practice embodies the blurring of dichotomies, investigating the interactions between the human-technological (science, polystyrene, aircraft) on the one hand, and the forces of nature on the other (pipelines, whirlwinds, animals) with sensitivity to emotional communication. In face of something more powerful than us, what is the significance of dropping flowers into giant waves?


During the pandemic, with the beach closed and few tourists, Lutz witnessed Puerto Escondido become a place for the non-human again. Turtles and crocodiles came back in abundance, hundreds covered the sand that for decades has been a place dominated by towels, sun-blocked bodies, and plastic toys in varied shapes and sizes.

In her work, Estrid continues to question the empathetic relationship, gratitude, and respect for the non-human that we have the capacity for while embracing our fantastical drive for technological advancement. She acknowledges wholeness or inclusion inherent to our deep interconnectedness while not ‘returning to nature’, rather including it in progressive, expansive development.

Art Fairs


Subsurfaces-seabeds - DoubleV Gallery, Marseille (Solo show)

Jardins Partagés - Magasins Généraux, Paris (Solo show)



Moco-La Panacée - Montpellier

The Body of  Tears (Solo show)

Toxins - Future Gallery, Berlin (Solo show)



Should I resist? - Jelato Love, Palma de Mallorca (Solo show)

Hash Through - Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg (Solo show)



The Retinal Afterglow - Future Gallery,Berlin (Solo show)

Hard to explain - Future Gallery, Berlin
Narcose - Galerie H.L.M., Marseille
Afterbirth of a Dream - Meetfactory, Praha
Felicità - Palais des Beaux Arts, Paris



The Composing Rooms - Project Space, Berlin (Solo show)

From Transhuman to South Perspective, Rowing Projects London
Dog piss protection board, Beijing



XYXX010101000 - Galeria Curro, Guadalajara (Solo show)
Biotechnosphere - Tranen Copenhagen (Solo show)
Swamp Horses, Spirit Vessel - Espinavessa (Solo show)
Unsupported Message Format - Galerie Valeria, Cetaro, Paris (Solo show)
Transnatura - Galerie 22,48m2, Paris (Solo show)
This Placement - Mexico City (Solo show)
Ants and Elephants - Kunstverein Arnsberg (Solo show)


Crash Test - La révolution moléculaire - La Panacée, Montpellier (Solo show)



Everything You Need To Bring Bathrooms To A Shine - Galerie Deborah Bowmann, Brussels
It has never been so fluo - Supermarket Gallery, Budapest
The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale, Muséo del Chopo
An extra collision - Arge/Kunst, Bolzano
Adobe Climax - PostNorma, Amsterdam


HyperSalon Miami - Postmasters Gallery, Fondations
Lafayette Paris - produced by Transfer Gallery & Xpo Gallery, Miami
a Sip of Cool - Oracular / Vernacular, La GAD, Marseille
VNGRAVITY2 - Gallery Online, Mexico City
Try to forget - Rat Factory Gallery, Los Angeles