Press

-Online Video Interview for Popup Projects, 06/11:

Artist, organizer, curator, writer, and man-about-town, j.frede interviewed me in LA in June for Popup Projects: http://jfrede.tumblr.com/post/58065705162/posted-two-of-my-questionable-videos-to-the 

-Online write-up in LANDFILL, 04/11:

Elyse Mallouk, artist and writer for Art Practical, wrote about two of my projects for LANDFILL a project that she and Ted Purves have developed to document temporary art projects: http://thelandfill.org/tag/murgida/

-Review in Artillery Magazine, 09/10:

My piece for the 2010 Perform! Now! festival in Los Angeles’ Chinatown was reviewed by Gordon Grundy: http://www.gordygrundy.com/throttle18.html

-Online Review in We Make Money Not Art, 05/29/10

The We Make Money Not Art Blog reviewed the Electrified II Exhibit in Ghent, Belgium: http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/2010/05/electrified-hacking-public-spa.php

-Online Review in UltraPDX, 03/05/10

Lisa Radon wrote a review of “Grip, Grasp, Grope, and Fondle” at the Autzen Gallery in Portland, OR for “ultrapdx”: http://www.ultrapdx.com/zero/2010/03/05/lucas-murgida/

-Online Article in RachelHerrickBlog, 02/10/10

Rachel Herrick wrote a review of some of my work: http://rachelherrick.wordpress.com/2010/02/10/hearting-lucas-murgida/

-Online Article in The Sierra Nevada College of Fine Arts Blog, 09/25/09

Chris Lanier wrote a nice article about my work for the Sierra Nevada College of Fine Arts Blog: http://sncart.blogspot.com/2009/08/art-of-picking-lock.html

-Review in The LA TImes, 8/21/09

Holly Myers reviewed the show at The Charlie James Gallery: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/08/art-review-lucas-murgida-at-charlie-james-gallery.html

-Review in Art Forum, 07/09

I am in the Critics’ Picks section of Art Forum online: http://artforum.com/archive/id=23366

-Online review in Daily Serving, 07/09

I was reviewed in the website Daily Serving: http://dailyserving.com/2009/07/perform-now/

-Video review of a Locksmithing Institute Class, 06/09

Steve Lambert spoke about one of my Locksmithing Institute classes for Joseph Del Pesco’s Anecdote Archive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hLByFxW9APg 

-Video Documentary featured on BoingBoing, 04/09

Chris Sollars of 667 Shotwell made a short documentary about me that was picked up by BoingBoing. Follow this link to check it out: http://boingboing.net/2009/04/27/funny-prank-by-artis.html

-Radio Interview on THEJOB Radio, 02/19/09:

I was interviewed for an online radio show: http://thejob.podbean.com/2005/10/30/lucas-murgida-locksmith-artist/

-Featured in NUKE Magazine, 01/09:

Joseph Del Pesco wrote about one of my pieces for the French art magazine Nuke. Scroll down to page 77 of the PDF to see me: http://nuke.fr/NukeN07CHANCE.pdf

-Online Review in We Make Money Not Art, 09/19/08:

My piece 9/10 which was done for the Conflux Art Festival was reviewed in The We Make Money Not Art Blog: http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/archives/2008/09/conflux.php

-Featured writing in the Perverse Egalitarian blog 02/09/08:

“From God’s Colon”: http://pervegalit.wordpress.com/2008/02/09/from-gods-colon/

-Write up in SF Weekly, 08/09/08:

Follow this link to read a write up of the last show I did at 826 Valencia Street, SF, CA:
http://www.sfweekly.com/2008-08-20/calendar/lock-stock-and-workshop/

-Online write up in Perverse Egalitarianism, 11/27/07:

Follow this link to read an article that sights the installation Egress that I did at ROCKSBOX, in Portland, OR. I am mentioned in the middle of the article: http://pervegalit.wordpress.com/2007/11/27/badiou-and-performance-art/

-Featured in the New York Times, 09/18/07:

Follow this link to see an article that appeared in the New York Times that highlighted my work:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/18/arts/design/18conf.html

-Reviewed in Artweek, 03/07:

“Close Calls: 2007” at Headlands Center for the Arts, By Mark Van Proyen, Artweek, March 2007, Volume 38, Issue 2

“…There were a lot of photographs in Close Calls 2007. But-how to put this elegantly? -most failed to distinguish themselves. The exceptions were stunning works by Nadim Roberto Sabella and Lucas Murgida… Murgida’s photos (Locksmith and The Locksmithing Institute of Lost Keys Nos. 1+4) were documentations of the artist “performing” (i.e. working) his day job as a locksmith, or as a teacher of locksmiths. While the depicted goings-on did seem laced with many allegorical portents of a surrealist provenance, the photos themselves had a composed stateliness rarely seen in most photographic documentation, and seemed to have knowing relationship to the ways that high-renaissance painters staged their own allegorical figures.”