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lucy mckenzie

Lucy McKenzie was born in 1977 in Glasgow and studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. She has lived in Brussels since 2006, attending the decorative painting school Van Der Kelen – Logelain in 2007-2008, where she was awarded their gold medal. Since 2007 she has collaborated with the textile designer Beca Lipscombe in the design company Atelier E.B. Her work is shown internationally, including recent solo exhibitions at The Art Institute of Chicago, Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) and a season of projects at The Artist’s Institute (New York).

In 2014, Lucy McKenzie became the owner of De Ooievaar, a Modernist villa built in Oostende in 1935 by the Belgian architect Jozef De Bruycker. McKenzie is restoring the house with the intention of using it as an experimental site in which to unite the various parts of her practice—decorative and applied arts, collaborative projects and appropriation. She is currently researching the context of interwar Flanders, and how design expresses political ideology. 

For Faisons de l’inconnu un allié, McKenzie will focus on the transformation of the villa into an ‘appropriated artist’s house’. She will produce and stage furniture, models and interior drawings which explore this theme.


Joining Forces with the Unknown exhibit location:
16 rue Debelleyme (previously Weber Métaux store)
75003 Paris

Hours: 11 AM - 10 PM
Every day from October 11 - 23, 2016

Free entry.