Clarisa Menteguiaga & Liliana Ojeda, L&C Lab, based in Santiago, Chile, share a critical yet hopeful vision. Regarding the world's suffering and dehumanization, they developed a common interest in research and experimentation through the use of materials they collect and recycle from their environment. Together, they won the Chile Government Art Funds in 2021 to develop "Biomater", an eco-design installation project encapsulating their principles.
Clarisa Menteguiaga was born in Argentina in 1977. She studied Graphic Design at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and In 2019, she completed her Master’s in Visual Arts at the Catholic University of Chile. In 2022, she moved to Santiago de Chile, where she did postgraduate studies in photography and engraving while attending several workshops on contemporary jewelry. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Arts, Production, and Research at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, as well as a university teacher, art director, and visual artist.
She participated in individual and collective shows in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, and Germany, among other countries. She has won awards in Chile, Peru, and Argentina.
Liliana Ojeda was born in Chile in 1974. She studied an MA in Jewellery & Silversmithing at the UCE, Birmingham, UK, and a BA in Fine Arts-Sculpture at the Catholic University of Chile. She attended art jewelry and design workshops from international tutors.
She won the Miss Emma Phipps Award from the British Jewellery Association and participated in many collective exhibitions across Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Spain, Germany, and Poland.
In 2014 she was recognized with the Seal of Excellence for Craftmanship in Chile. She is also the co-founder of Joya Brava: Chilean Guild of Contemporary Jewellery.