Lito Kattou, born in 1990 in Nicosia (Cyprus), is a visual artist. She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art in London with an MA in Sculpture and the Athens School of Fine Arts. Her practice raises questions around the relationship between humans, animals, the environment and technology as well as on the issue of symbiosis. Kattou is laureate of the Ducato Prize 2019 and the New Positions Award for Art Cologne 2018 and she was the guest artist for the Art Hub Copenhagen residency 2020, PCAI Residency 2020 and the 89plus Google Residency 2017.
Recent solo shows have been presented at Galeria Duarte Sequeira, Braga; T293, Rome; Artothek, Cologne; Benaki Museum, Athens; Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia. Her works are included in prominent international and private collections as the Dakis Joannou Collection, the collection of the National Bank of Greece, the National Collection of the Republic of Cyprus, the collection of Deutsche Telekom.
During the residency, she will examine further aspects already embedded in her practice, dealing with issues of otherness, ecology and the structuring of communities under a less anthropocentric filter. She will keep researching of how flatness and bi-dimensionality can articulate sculptural volume. She will also examine the implementation of language within the narratives that the works construct, as a fragment or as a ruin in order to achieve new ways of communication.
Joël Riff, guest curator for the 2021 residency will be guiding laureates over the course of working sessions.
Dates of residence sessions to be specified later.