Hello my name is Ivania Lasso I am a visual artist and I live in Costa Rica. With my art I try to visualize spaces in social and economic inequality. I work in informal communities, living on the margins of illegality, abandoned by their government, who are constantly exposed to forced eviction.
In my work I generate assemblages of materials I find discarded in these communities. These fragments highlight discarded materials as a possibility to create and make visible the current problem. My work exposes the most present, and most ignored social inequality in Latin America: the housing disparity of informal territories.
I ask for your help to continue with my project and keep visualizing social problems through art. You can 'buy me a coffee', funds I'll use towards producing more art.
Ivannia Lasso (Costa Rica, 1984) explores the deterioration of the city of San José, Costa Rica, where she studies urban textures, as evidence of the passage of time and imprint of memory. Her work includes various formats such as painting, assembly and installation.
Graduated in Arts and Visual Communication with the specialty of Painting from the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, and later as a Bachelor of Education from the Universidad San Marcos of Costa Rica. She has been invited to exhibit by feminist collectives such as Casa Ma (CR) and in Portugal by the curator Rolando Castellón, as well as exhibitions in New York, El Salvador and Costa Rica. She has worked as a professor of Plastic Arts in various government institutions in addition to her artistic practice. In 2021 she was awarded an internship with the Panama Fem Art Coalition.