Platforms Project Rosa Aiello, Nadia Belerique, Lili Huston Herterich & Laurie Kang

Art Athina, May 26 – May 29, 2016

8eleven will be showcasing a collection of works from Rosa Aiello, Nadia Belerique, Lili Huston Herterich & Laurie Kang, including Conference in the Kitchen, a written collaboration by Nadia Belerique and Laurie Kang for VECTOR Artists Journal, 2015.

About the Artists

Rosa Aiello is an artist and writer dealing with subjectivity, rationalist structures, and affective responses to capitalism. Her work has been shown at the The Modern Institute in Glasgow, Grand Century in New York, The Showroom in London, The New Museum, and Hadrian at Frutta Gallery in Rome. Her writing has been published in Art Papers, How to Sleep Faster Journal, and Utne Reader, among other publications. She completed her Masters in Contemporary Literature and Theory at Oxford University, received a Canada Council for the Arts grant 2013, Triple Canopy Project Commission 2013, and recently attended the Banff Research in Culture 2014 residency at the Banff Centre with Wendy Chun and Lauren Berlant.

Nadia Belerique constructs installations that engage with the poetics of perception and asks how images perform in contemporary culture. Primarily invested in questions around materiality and dematerialization through the illusion of photographs, her image-based works are often interrupted by sculptural objects. She received her MFA from the University of Guelph, and has recently exhibited at such venues as Narwhal, Daniel Faria Gallery, XPACE, The Drake Hotel, and Diaz Contemporary in Toronto.

Lili Huston-Herterich was raised in Chicago and lives and works in Toronto. Most recently, she has exhibited the installation The current of the hidden underground stream that passes through our bellies and on to yours for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014 and co-curated Don’t Call it a Breakdown, Call it a Breakthrough!, a site-specific one day exhibition with collaborator Nadia Belerique. With a background in photography and image making, her studio practice is rooted in everyday forms and their inherent connotations, and often takes a multidisciplinary form. Her installations regard the tendencies of space and how it shapes the movement within it. Huston-Herterich has recently exhibited at Birch Contemporary (Toronto), Gallery 44 (Toronto), Marisa’s Gallery (New York), and OCAD University (Toronto). She will be exhibiting a collaborative exhibition with Nadia Belerique and Laurie Kang at The Power Plant (Toronto) in 2015.

Laurie Kang works in image-based sculpture and installation. Recent exhibition and project sites include Art Gallery of Ontario, Art Metropole, Erin Stump Projects, Soi Fischer (all Toronto), Gallery 295 (Vancouver), Camera Austria (Graz), Feldbuschwiesner (Berlin) and a book publication and launch with Mossless at The New York Art Book Fair. Upcoming projects include a collaborative exhibition at The Power Plant Gallery (Toronto) with Nadia Belerique and Lili Huston-Herterich in June 2015. She is an MFA candidate at Bard College.