Lublin was born in Breszc, Poland, in 1929, and moved to Argentina at the age of two. Having begun her career as a painter in Buenos Aires, Lublin radically changed course in the mid-1960s to create art that would offer the greatest possible agency and participation for its audience. After working between France and Argentina, she eventually moved permanently to Paris, where she became a French citizen and lived until her death in 1999. Lublin belonged to a generation of such artists as Lygia Clark and Allan Kaprow, who were committed to overcoming the boundaries separating “art and life.” Seeking dialogue and confrontation, Lublin’s approach was at once sensual and didactic, challenging yet egalitarian. Her work closely engaged with currents in critical theory, philosophy, and art of her time, and brings them alive for us today.
Lea Lublin’s work has been widely exhibited and is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris, France FNAC, Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris, France, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France, and the Museum of Contempoary Art in Buenos Aires, Argentina, among others.