As part of her practice Croatian born, Amsterdam based artist Nora Turato, harnesses the versatility of language as an instrument in her absorbing spoken word displays that blur the line between contemporary music and performance art. In her linguistic performances she fuses fragments of advertising slogans, everyday conversations, literature, and social media posts, clichĂ©s that culminate in a powerful soundscape to question social norms and patriarchal structures.
Nora Turato (B. in 1991 in Zagreb/Croatia), lives and works in Amsterdam/The Netherlands.
Turato studied at Rietveld Academie as well as the Werkplaats (Amsterdam) and was a resident at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam (2017-18). Turato has recently exhibited and/or performed at Beursschouwburg, Brussels; Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein; Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery, Krakow; Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto; Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld; mumok Vienna; Metro Pictures, New York; UKS, Oslo; Block Universe, London; Manifesta 12, Palermo; Vleeshal, Middelburg; Centre dâ€™Art Contemporain GeneĚ€ve; 32. Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana; Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn; Kunstverein Cologne, Cologne; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and NAK, Aachen, among others. Her upcoming solo-exhibition at Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto will open in September 2019.
Nora Turato, the good, the bad and the viscose, 2019, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Photo Â© Miro Kuzmanovic