Nora Turato

Biography

Works

Nora Turato  <br> Exhibition view, eto ti na, MGLC, Ljubljana, 2020

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Gallery exhibitions
let's never be like that, 2020
Condo New York, hosted by Metro Pictures, 2018
A Festival of Consent, 2018
Pissed Walking, 2017

Nora Turato (*1991, Zagreb, lives and works in Amsterdam) practice is exploring the volatility of language. In her work she translates information absorbed from her daily intake of articles, conversations, subtitles and advertising slogans into linguistic-visual scripts for videos, installations, artist books, murals and spoken word performances. All that surrounds her finds its way back into her work. In this manner she is democratic; political statements merge with Kardashians quotes in equal measure, revealing subtle synchronisms in social relations, marketing strategies, consumer behavior and their own subjectivity. In addition to the bold typography that characterizes her style, Turato’s own handwriting often appears in sprawling script across her work, alluding to a sentimental attachment to the artist’s notebook or the private moments of rehearsal before a performance. Moreover, it immortalizes a means of communication which threatens to dissipate with the ubiquity of digital correspondence. Turato channels the textual hysteria emitted from our smartphones to accentuate the volatility of language when taken out of context. Her work speaks to an age in which language is disconnected from its informative function and words are abstracted from meaning.

Exhibitions
"MOVE 2020"
Centre Pompidou, Paris
October 2020

Solo-exhibition
"eto ti na"
MGLC, Ljubljana
11.09.–08.11.2020
www.mglc-lj.si

Group-exhibition
"Museum for Preventive Imagination"
MACRO, Rome
17.07.–27.09.2020
www.museomacro.it

Group-exhibition
"State of the Arts – The Fusion of the Arts"
Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
16.06.–16.08.2020
www.bundeskunsthalle.de

Exhibition
"Words Are Way Too Easy To Play With"
Ordet, Milan
02.07.–29.08.2020

Solo-exhibition
"let's never be like that"
LA MAISON DE RENDEZ-VOUS, Brussels
21.05.–27.06.2020
www.lamaisonderendezvous.com

Group-exhibition
"Image Power"
Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem
07.03.–20.09.2020
www.franshalsmuseum.nl

"Too Much"
Glasgow International, Glasgow
23.04.–31.05.2020
www.glasgowinternational.org

Solo-exhibition
"what do you make of this? did you make this up?"
Sammlung Philara, Düsseldorf
07.02.–26.07.2020
www.philara.de

"MGKWALLS"
Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen
14.02.2020–14.02.2021
www.mgksiegen.de

Group-exhibition
"La pleine lune dort la nuit"
Musée d'art contemporain de la Haute-Vienne, Château de Rochechouart, Rochechouart
01.03.–15.06.2020
www.musee-rochechouart.com

"retail like it's 1991"
NAK Aachen, Aachen
29.02.–08.03.2020

"pool #4"
Studio Now, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
May 2021
www.moma.org