Eva Lootz was born in Vienna (Austria) where she studied Philosophy and Plastic Arts and graduated in Film and Television Management. At the end of the sixties she moved to Spain and from 1973 began her exhibition activity.
Starting from anti-expressive and procedural approaches, aimed at expanding the concept of art, it evolves towards the creation of intersectoral and enveloping spaces or, in terms of the author, towards a “continuous art”. Her work, in which there is a marked interest in the interaction of matter and language, is characterized from the beginning by the use of heterogeneous records.
Among her exhibitions, “Metal” (Madrid 1983), “Noche, decían” (La Caixa Foundation, Barcelona 1987), “Alfombra escrita” (Amsterdam 1990), “Arenas girovagas” (Tarragona 1991), “A Farewell to Isaac Newton ”(South London Gallery, London 1994), “La madre se agita”(Valencia 1997),“ Eva Lootz ”(Boras 1997, Lund 1998 Sweden, Odense Denmark 1998,“Ich und Du” (Cologne 2000), “ Drifts ”(Porto 2001),“ Berggasse 19 ”(Madrid 2001), “El lenguaje de los pájaros”(Palacio del Cristal del Retiro, MNCARS, Madrid 2002),“Sedimentacions”(Fundació Sa Nostra Palma, Ibiza, Maó 2004), “Paisajes hidráulicos” (Santiago de Compostela 2007), “Hidráulica 2” (San Sebastián 2008), “Hidrotopías – escritura del agua” (Fundació Suñol, Barcelona 2009), “Viajes de agua” (Casa Encendida, Madrid 2009), “A la izquierda del padre” (Fundación Real Casa de la Moneda, Madrid 2010/2011), “Drawing as Thought” (Skissernas Museum Lund , Suecia 2011/2012), “Nudos” (Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid 2012), “La canción de la tierra” (Tabacalera, Madrid 2016),”Cut Through the Fog” (C.G.A.C. Santiago de Compostela, 2016/17) y “Binomio, Arte y Ciencia” (CNIO, Madrid 2017) .
She has made permanent interventions in the public space such as “NO-MA-DE-JA –DO” on the Isla de la Cartuja at Expo 92, “La mano de Lineo” in Bohuslän (Sweden 1996), “Endless Flow” (Silkeborg , Denmark 2002), as ephemeral interventions “Proyecto Recoletos” (Christmas Lighting of Paseo de Recoletos, Madrid 2004), “Luna Ciega” within the initiative of El Corte Inglés “Entorno a lo transparente” (El Corte Inglés, Calle Serrano , Madrid 2008). Within the framework of Expo 08, she has built “La Oreja Parlante”, a piece located on the right bank of the Ebro River (Zaragoza 2008).
She was a professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Cuenca in the first eight years after its foundation and has taught courses and conferences at Fine Arts faculties in Spain, Sweden, the United States and Chile, at the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum (January 2006), in the summer courses of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and the Prado Museum (June 2009).
She won the National Prize for Plastic Arts in 1994, Tomás Francisco Prieto of the Real Casa de la Moneda Foundation in 2009, the MAV (Women in the visual arts) award in 2010 and the Art and Patronage Foundation Award in 2013.