Dr. Lakra

Dr. Lakra (b. 1972, Mexico City, Mexico) lives and works in Oaxaca, Mexico. Dr. Lakra’s work is characterised by irreverent and provocative images that transgress established norms. While he is best known for his drawings and paintings on appropriated posters, erotic magazines and postcards, his practice encompasses mural painting, collage and sculpture. Through these different mediums he explores his interests in anthropology and ethnography, documenting his fascination with the taboos, fetishes, myths and rituals of different cultures. His compositions combine historical references and contemporary images, incorporating quotes from popular culture and intermingling them with religious and social iconographies. Recent exhibitions include Museo Mario Testino, Peru (2016); Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Sweden (2015); Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Mexico (2014); and Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2012).

Liverpool Biennial is delighted to have released three limited editions by Dr. Lakra.

Lakra’s silkscreen printed editions mirror his Liverpool Biennial 2021 commissioned graphics that centre around features of the body and Liverpool’s port identity – illustrations that have become increasingly recognisable and synonymous with the 11th biennial chapter. These works were printed by hand at the artist’s studio, El Ojo Peludo, in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Consisting of three inspired designs, the full set can be purchased at an exclusive discounted price, or works are also available individually. Purchase here.