Through subtle redistributions of objects, economies, human relationships and production processes, maintenance and repairs, Iris Touliatou’s practice contours the structures of our contemporary condition. She will discuss the cultural and material circumstances, autonomies and dependencies, visible and invisible support systems, drives, frames, entanglements, absences and contingencies in the making of recent works.
Iris Touliatou works across various disciplines that are necessary for each intervention. Examining infrastructures and function, attachment and desires, the public and private, she creates transient forms and shared experiences that comment on labour, affective economies, states of being and respond to the conditions of artistic production and institutional frames within which it exists. She lives and works in Athens, Greece.
Touliatou has recently held solo exhibitions at Peer, London (2023), fluent, Santander (2023); Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (2023); Rodeo, London / Piraeus (2022); Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (2022). Her work has been included in the 12th Göteborg Biennial, Göteborg (2023); Siren (some poetics), Amant, New York (2022); the New Museum Triennial, Soft Water Hard Stone, New York (2021); the 7th Athens Biennial, Athens (2021); Anti Structure, DESTE Foundation, Athens (2021); The Same River Twice, Benaki Museum, Athens (2019); among others.
The lecture will be held in English.