Julio Lugon
A Finite Sound
Medium project
Plastic Cube
Cinta Scotch
Chairs Unavailable to Humans
Philosophers Drinking Water
Aristotle´s Jungle
Radio Jurassic
Julio Lugon is an interdisciplinary artist whose work focuses on sound and conceptual art including installation, performance, electronics, biological data translation and graphics. One of the focus is the integration of non-human beings (such as plants) into his work and their interactions with scientific-technical processes of knowledge production. His current projects deal with philosophical topics as with the challenges arising from social and ecological concerns.

He has a master in Sound Studies from the UdK Berlin and was awarded first-prize at “Bonn Hoeren – Sonotopia 2019,” the sound art competition by the Beethoven Stiftung in Bonn, Germany. His works have been presented in Europe and South America; he operates with the alias Pira Lemu as experimental musician, DJ and is host of the online show Radio Jurassic.


Born 1982 in Lima, Peru
Lives and works in Berlin


2018________Sound Studies, Master of Arts, Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany
2009________Bachelor in Fine Arts, UB, Barcelona, Spain
2007________Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2004________Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Lima, Peru

Awards & Prizes

2019________"Sonotopia," Bonn Hoeren, Beethoven Stiftung, Bonn, Germany
____________Agendacultural Bebergratis, top exhibition, El Garajr, Lima, Peru
2017________"Concurso Internacional de Fototortas," Bisagra, Lima, Peru
2007________"Art Jove de Creacion," Sala D ́Art Jove, Barcelona, Spain

Solo Exhibitions

2021________Upcoming at Meinblau Projektraum, Berlin, (May- June, with Singuhr Projekt)
2019________"elephant meditations," bonn hoeren ́s sonotopia, Bonn, Germany
2018________"La Jungla de Aristoteles n. 03," El Garajr, Lima, Peru
2017________"Medium Project, An Object Oriented Installation," Kern, Berlin
2014________"Pira Lemu en Rio," Espacio Santa Rosa, Lima, Peru

Group Shows

2020________"A Sonic Mirage: On Sustaining an Illusion," with Silvia Tovar and Georgi Tomov Georgiev, Feldfünf, Berlin
____________"Localize - Center Shock," Potsdam (zentrum), Germany
____________"O Worm Supreme," exhibition in the forest, Tuo Tuo, Joutsa. Finland
____________"Ubiquitous: an Ambient Intermission," CTM Vorspiel, Feldfünf, Berlin
____________"Sonic Curiosities 3," Villa Kuriosum, Berlin, Germany
2018________"Flashback Displacements," Voodoo55, Berlin, Germany
____________"Sound Studies 2018," Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany
2017________Performing "Toshi Ichiyanagi - Appearance (1967)," Georg-Neumann-Saal, UdK, Berlin
____________"Aloardi Festival," Worm, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2016________"La Fuga de los Ruidos vol. 02," 80mt2, Lima, Peru
____________"Acousmatic Concert," lead by Jef Chippewa, UdK, Berlin, Germany
____________"Intangible Threat," Spektrum, Berlin, Germany
2015________"Meta.Vibrato," The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale, founded by David Quiles Guilló
____________"47 Loudspeaker Orchestra," UdK, Berlin, Germany
____________"Trifasico: Ant3na," Colectivo Auxiliar, Lima, Peru
2014________"La Increíble Fuga de los Ruidos," Pta. H, w/ Kino-A, Lima, Peru
____________"Rudismos vol. 01," Buh Records, Lima, Peru
2011________"Cape Link," TWR Berlin, Germany
2009________"D'aquí i d'allà," Untitled Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
2008________“UB Belles Arts Final,” UB, Barcelona, Spain
2007________"At Loqus," Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, Netherlands
____________"Visitants de l'indret comú," with Tjasa Kancler, Sala D´Art Jove, Barcelona, Spain
____________"Salen," paintings and sound performance at La Culpable, Lima, Peru


2020________"Whatever Floats Your Boat," floating sound laboratory with Judith Gebhardt, Tuo Tuo, Joutsa, Finland
____________"Rosa Del Fin," online radio and food joint, Sari Sari, Berlin, Germany
____________"Plant Rhythms and Transducer Orchestra," sonic collaboration with plants, spatial sonic performance and sound installation
2019________"Hipertaller n. 01," workshop on sound art at Galeria Crisis, Lima, Peru
2018________"Radio Jurassic," monthly radio show at Boxout.fm (ongoing)
____________Sound design for Gabriel Acevedo Velarde´s "Espacialidad Aspiracional," at 80mt2, Lima, Peru
____________"Radio Jurassic Park," on Pira Lemu´s mixcloud (ongoing)
2014________"Pira Lemu," sonic performance and sound production (ongoing)

Artist residencies

2020________TUO TUO Kulttuuri Tila, Joutsa, Finland
2019________Bonn Hoeren´s Sonotopia, Bonn, Germany
2018________The Intensive Independent International Amateur Academy (IIIAA), Berlin, Germany


2021________Upcoming: "Ritmos de Planta, Agua, y Algunas Veces Orquesta de Transductores," with Enhorabuena Plantas! and True Aether label


2019________"A Jungle Back In Aristotle´s Time Sounds Not Invented Here," Sonologia 2019 - I/O, Sao Paulo, Brasil
2018________"Sounds Not Invented Here. An Understanding of Sound Art Informed by Speculative Realism" (M.A. Thesis - Sound Studies UdK Berlin)
2017________"The Body is in the World: Gravity and Humans, still Searching for the Motivated," (keywords: disorientation, Robert Morris, space)
2016________"Singing the Sonic Substance," (keywords: shipibo-conibo, voice)
____________"Silent Substances of Sound," (keywords: experimental Music, ethnomusicology)


Artist Statement

“Lately, I have been investigating an idea in some areas of science and politics where culture is opposed to nature and have been trying to challenge this bifurcation towards an understanding of the natural and artificial worlds as one.

Intuition tells me that the sonic realm could be inhabited by entities willing to give us the opportunity to break the distinction between some natural and artificial environment. This idea of sound as an agent that may have its own point of view opens up for many new ecosystems where to activate fictional and artistic collaborations with non-human and human entities.

My work aims to operate with the use of accessible formal ideas shaped into artworks so that a deeper discussion can eventually be generated.”


Contact: juliolugon@gmail.com
Elephant Dung hits the Fan
Impossible Cables
Elephant Meditations
All Things (or the fiction behind the creation of a symbol)
Comoauto (Notes on a development in Stop-motion)
Aldi Love Song
Retòriques Urbanes
Animal Collectiveness
La Jungla de Aristóteles #3
Plant Rhythms and Transducer Orchestra
Palmera sobre Colom
W h a t e v e r F l o a t s Y o u r B o a t

Concurso Fototortas
Elephant song
Disco Ball
Nylon Polycephalum
Featured in
Selected Paintings
Hipertaller n.1: El Nicho Ecológico del Sonido
Acousmatic Music and Loudspeaker Orchestras
Pira Lemu
DIY/Circuit bending
A Sonic Mirage
The Lair Guardian
LP 2007