Luca Frei is an artist based in Malmö and Berlin. Frei uses a range of media including installation, performance, drawing and text. His practice is concerned with the ways in which art might provide a measure of agency by creating alternative spaces designed to encourage free learning and emancipatory practices. His projects are usually developed in response to a specific context, compelling Frei to adapt his approach according to given situations.
His works explore the borders between art as an autonomous aesthetic practice and as a shared public process. They often take the form of staged environments or structures that invite public participation and dialogue, while eschewing the ideological designs of grand utopian visions. Inspired by alternative pedagogical models, Frei’s works elicit an active engagement characterized by play and associative thinking, privileging a learning process based on independent reflection and experience.