UPDATE: Due to the heat wave, the visiting hours have changed. You can visit LANDS/SexLife Wednesday-Saturday between 4pm-8pm until the exhibition's closure, on July 27.
The independent art space opbo studio announces the opening of Lito Kattou’s solo exhibition titled
“LANDS/SexLife”, curated by Ιωάννα Γερακίδη, on Friday, June 30th at 8 pm. In LANDS/SexLife, Kattou
ponders and expands on the characteristics and symbolisms of the mantis as a species encountering life
through survival, sex through shielding, resistance through cannibalism. Through a new body of work
consisting of reliefs and other sculptural gestures, Kattou traces the circularity of time as an a-chronical
structure, the fatality appended on the femme identity as a parable for protecting life and the landscape as a
means for altering the dominant geopolitical narratives.
In LANDS/SexLife, the otherworldly, the uncanny, and the infinite are being mapped, inviting the audience
to experience it as an act of seduction revealing other desires, sexes, successes, and safe spaces. In the
exhibition opening, this parallel and unexplored universe will be activated through an ongoing performance
that engages with Kattou’s reliefs, functioning as a mantra for the audience’s entry into the omniversal world.
Λητώ Κάττου (Nicosia, 1990) is a visual artist based in Athens. Her works negotiate understandings of
materiality and subjectivity through a composition of practices, spanning from digital fabrication to
thermochemical elaborations. Her practice raises questions around the relationship between humans,
animals, the environment and technology, symbiosis and alterity.
Kattou is the recipient of the Ducato Prize 2019 and the New Positions Award for Art Cologne 2018 and she
has been the invited artist at the Fonderia Battaglia, Fondation Thalie Brussels, Art Hub Copenhagen, PCAI
Contemporary Art Initiative and 89 plus Google residencies. Recent solo shows have been presented at
Fondazione Pomodoro, ICA Milano, TRANEN Copenhagen, Duarte Sequeira Gallery Braga, T293 Rome,
Artothek Cologne, Benaki Museum Athens, Point Centre for Contemporary Art Nicosia. Among her activity
she has participated in various group shows in museums, galleries and art spaces as at SAVVY
Contemporary Berlin, the Onassis Foundation, in the Athens Biennale 7, the National Gallery Sofia,
Culturgest Porto, Fidelidade Arte Lisbon, Ludwig Muzeum Budapest, Nottingham Contemporary, Kraupa-
Tuskany Zeidler Berlin, Benaki Museum and Deste Foundation, Athens.
Make up / hair styling: Sofia Kossada
Performers: Eleni Alexopoulou, Anna Anoussaki, Leda Dalla, Stavros Kastrinakis, Konstantina Barkouli,
Rafael Sidiropoulos, Georgina Choleva