Acme Studios — Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre

Supporting Artists since 1972

Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre

Southwark Studio Award

Ana Laura López de la Torre is an artist, writer, and educator. Her practice is community-based and involved with ideas of the “common good”, often using the overlooked and the underrated as a starting point, her work creates visible and unexpected connections between things, people and places.

Ana’s commission record in the UK includes works and projects for the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art),Whitechapel Gallery, Arts & Business, Gasworks, Tate Modern, Tate Britain and the South London Gallery. Her work in Europe includes also projects at La Casa Encendida (Spain), de kunstbank (Belgium) and Demokratische Kunstwochen (Switzerland).

Southwark Studio Award

The Southwark Studio Residency (2006 – 2012) was based at the Galleria in Peckham. The residency was awarded to Southwark-based artists, who received a rent-free studio (worth £5,200) for 18 months, plus a stipend of £10,000. The residency was supported by Southwark Council and the South London Gallery. The partners aimed to nurture and extend the relationship between the artist, their work and the wider community.