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Lara Bandilla lives with her husband and three kids in Berlin.

...the dreamlike pictures include areas of near-photographic realism, but also sections where the image seems to melt — more in the manner of Gerhard Richter’s photo-derived blurs than Salvador Dali’s drippy surrealism...

Mark Jenkins, Washington Post

Bandilla breaks down a post-apocalyptic world into layers and snapshots. Following them, maps of cities, rivers, stars, and imaginary spaces unfold - a poetic approach to a non-place. The world Bandilla depicts is made up of elements of language, the surreal, and everyday life that continually dissolve, only to reform in the next step. The artist breaks down her images into different levels to get a different view of the streets and the world....

neues deutschland, Januar

The impression of light and movement is characteristic for the series of paintings, in which the painter confronts the viewer with a "different reality"... The white light makes the street alignments and squares appear otherworldly...the fusion of disparate motifs, the plunging lines, the deliberate blurring, and the dramatic contrasts of light and dark make it difficult to locate them, which is not at all Bandilla's intention. "I want to capture the moment of timelessness," explains the painter, whose paintings are reminiscent of film sequences.

Hannah Styrie, Kölner Rundschau

Art, Painting, Contemporary Art

I try to show a force that gives reality another level of meaning.


I understand reality as a construct of our perception, behind which lies the real world.

The focus is often on personal situations and my own iconography of recurring symbols such as the horses, which stand for life itself or the sun as a powerful, metaphysical instance.

I combine figuration with expressive metaphor. My protagonists move through manifested feeling.


THE REAL FACE, solo exhibition, Gallery Philoart, Wuppertal

SPUREN DES MENSCHEN, group exhibition,Taith Contemporary, Wien, 2023


SHOW No.4, solo exhibition, WomenPaintersRoom, Berlin, 2022

​AESTHETICS OF A DISENCHANTED WORLD, group exhibition, Goerz Höfe, Berlin, 2022
Curated by Lara Bandilla, partecipating artists: Marc Bodie, Monique Schumacher, Angharad Taris, Carys Evans, Wolfgang Sinwel, Julie Davis, David A. Kilvington, Àgnes Zászkaliczky, Shaun Brosnan, Mark Goldsworthy, Kathrin Landa, Ulrike Dornis, Marlies Ziemke, Annette Selle, Mark Thompson, Caroline Corleone, Lothar Düver, Lara Bandilla

MAKE ART NOT WAR, group exhibition, Gallery Philoart, Wuppertal, 2022

ORLANDO, group exhibition, Taith Contemporary, Wien, 2021

ON VIEW, solo exhibition, Gallery Philoart, Wuppertal, 2021

DAS FREMDE IN UNS, group exhibition, Gallery Philoart, Wuppertal, 2020

DER AUGENBLICK, solo exhibition, Taith Contemporary, Wien, 2019

EDEN, solo exhibition, Gallery Philoart, Wuppertal, 2018

ON THE ROAD, solo exhibition, Gallery Steiner, Berlin, 2017

OF TIME AND LIGHT, solo exhibition, IA&A Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC, USA, 2013

ARCHAICS, solo exhibition, Kunstverein Hattingen, 2012

STUDIO EXHIBITION, solo exhibition, Studio Schaperstrasse, Berlin, 2011

ZEIT LICHT, solo exhibition, Christuskirche, Cologne, 2011

​LICHT SCHWEBE RAUM, group exhibition, Ballhaus im Nordpark, Düsseldorf, 2011

TRACING PENTHESILEA, solo exhibition, Gallery Golkar, Bonn, 2010



GOOD AMERICA - BAD AMERICA, Museum Walter, Augsburg


WELCOME TO PARADISE, Megahertz Records

PHANTASTISCHE KREATUREN, Württembergisches Palais, Regensburg

WASSER, Museumsnacht Regensburg

SALON, Salon DÓrpheé, Regensburg

DIE ZEIT DER HUNDE, Kulturspeicher, Regensburg

​PENTHESILEA - DER UNGELENKTE WILLE, Kleist Museum, Frankfurt an der Oder

​SOGNANDO DIO, Centro Pellegrini, Rom


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