LUNA BENGOECHEA

Elaeis Guineensis bulbo, 2018. Tinta negra y tinta sensible a la luz UV sobre papel Fabriano, 100 x 80 cm. Cortesía: Galería Lucía Mendoza, Madrid

LUNA BENGOECHEA

Gran Canaria, Spain, 1984

Presented by GALERÍA LUCÍA MENDOZA

After several years of research on food and the industry that manages it, Luna Bengoechea explores this field on her work in which there are both economic, political and social connotations.
This series of drawings with light installation focuses on the cultivation of the palm oil, due to the enormous environmental impact that these plantations are causing, such as the loss of biodiversity, the disappearance of the habitat of species and the pollution of water and air, as well as having harmful effects on people’s health. Behind the appearance of botanical illustrations of the palm oil (Elaeis guineensis) of the colonial period she hides, only visible with ultraviolet light, a list with the 223 names to refer the palm oil in its ingredients, both in food products and cosmetics.