Lucia Monge is a Peruvian artist whose work explores the way humans position themselves within the natural world and relate to other living beings, especially plants. For the past 13 years, she has organized Plantón Móvil, a yearly “walking forest” performance that has led to the creation of public green areas in cities such as Lima, London, Providence, Minneapolis, New York, and soon in Paris. Other recent projects include a “fungi broadcast” about deforestation in Peru, and sending potato seeds to space as messengers for non-colonial visions of space travel.
Monge has shown her work internationally, including at the Queens Museum, Whitechapel Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art in Lima, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, and the Havana and OCAT (Shenzhen) biennales. She holds an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from Universidad Católica del Perú. She is a founding member of FIBRA collective and an Assistant Professor of Art at Amherst College.