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The Florist (Upstairs at Bunkers Hill), Nottingham
Sunday 10th Feb 2019 2:00pm
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A special presentation from UKYA Alumni Artist Bill Balaskas.
In his lecture-performance Apertures, UKYA alumnus Bill Balaskas will explore the ideological agency of contemporary art by expanding his research into the notion of “blindness”. Blurring the boundaries between personal narration, scientific documentation and poetic allegory, Balaskas will bring together a variety of sources and media, in order to further one of the most prominent preoccupations in his artistic and academic practice: the invisibility of the structures of power.

Balaskas is an artist, theorist and educator working across different media and dissemination platforms. His works have been widely exhibited internationally, in galleries, museums and film festivals. In 2018, he was invited to represent Greece in Italy’s permanent World War I centenary exhibition, while in 2012 he represented the United Kingdom in the London Cultural Olympiad and in Maribor, the European Capital of Culture. Recent exhibitions include MACBA, Barcelona; BOZAR, Brussels; EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; CA2M, Madrid; Transmediale, Berlin; Le CENTQUATRE, Paris; John Hansard Gallery, Southampton; ARTIUM, Vitoria-Gasteiz; Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens; TENT, Rotterdam; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York; Thessaloniki Biennale; Musée des Abattoirs, Toulouse; and the British Film Institute, London. Recent lecture-performances and talks include Tate Liverpool; University of Oxford; Sharjah Biennial; Goldsmiths University, London; Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg; Central Saint Martins, London; Warburg Haus, Hamburg; De Bijloke Muziekcentrum, Ghent; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Balaskas has received awards from the European Investment Bank Institute; Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art; European Cultural Foundation; Open Society Institute; and the Association of Art Historians, amongst others. In parallel with his artistic practice, he is an editor for the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (The MIT Press), while his writings have also appeared in edited books and in publications such as the Journal of Visual Culture, Third Text and Revista Arta. Originally trained as an economist, he holds a PhD in Critical Writing in Art & Design and an MA in Communication Art & Design from the Royal College of Art. Balaskas is an Associate Professor and Research Coordinator at Nottingham Trent University, and an advisor to Arts Council England.

Image: Bill Balaskas, The leadership has failed, 2015, embroidery on sleeping masks, 10 x 18 cm.

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