Ana Lucia Garcia Hoefken (*1994, Lima, Peru) received her artistic education at Central Saint Martins in London. In addition, she has completed engineering studies, and in 2018 she was a resident at the High House Residency in Norfolk. In 2021, she did a Postgraduate in Contemporary Applied Arts at Escola Massana in Barcelona. She has exhibited in London, Spain and Perú. Her research is based on the concept that non-living matter shapes the human experience and she approaches this with a diverse multidisciplinary scientific methodology.
At the Centro Internazionale di Scultura, Ana Lucia uses original resources such as natural or artificially eroded sedimentary remains and explores preconceived ideas about the stones and their materiality. In a series of experiments, stones are sawed into fine slices and laid out on the ground in a chain-like pattern, either by coincidence or intuition. In the process, the inside of the stone reveals itself as its layers uncover.
Some stones are stacked or connected to each other with metal chains; this technique reflects Ana Lucia strong interest in geology, topography, and cartography.