Lateral Roma is an independent art space located in the Appio Latino district of Rome, Italy. Lateral Roma was founded by Geraldine Tedder and Mathias Ringgenberg a.k.a PRICE in October 2020 and is run by a team of artists and curators, currently: Marta Federici, Jazmina Figueroa, Camilla Paolino, Jacopo Rinaldi and PRICE. We are a self-organized project broadening our program beyond exhibition formats into a wider field of exchange, production, and research.

Lateral Roma’s programming is based on lateral thinking. Lateral thinking, as opposed to vertical thinking, is rooted in the erotic; it is fantastical, even irrational thinking that does not follow an obvious train of thought. It challenges routine, pattern, and norm, representing their symbolic resistance. It is playful, sometimes strange and surreal, and follows principles such as mistake/accident/humor: “You can park anywhere you like, as long as you like, as long as you leave your headlights full on”.


29 March – 18 May, 2024: Edward Thomasson Doubt

Love and other sentiments move through perforations in this new installation consisting of over forty painted works on paper held together with rope. Based on the construction of garlands, typically used as decorative ornaments for festive occasions, this work is conceived as a sort of celebratory rite that can easily be packed up and moved from one location to another.

At the opening, Thomasson will perform Let This Longing Lead Me, a new performance with music by Robbie Ellen. In both works Thomasson is attempting to rephrase his longing as something both bittersweet and festal, a celebratory procession towards something imagined. These new works are developed out of conversations between the artist and curator of this show PRICE about love and holes.

A statement by Lateral Roma to address concerns among cultural workers and artists, published by NERO, read here

Lateral Roma
Via Ferdinando Ughelli 28
00179 Roma RM