Katerina Undo is an artist living and working in Athens, Greece. She studied in Athens School of Law, Economics and Political Sciences, Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences (MA in Economics), Athens School of Fine Arts and LUCA School of Arts, Brussels (MA in Art). After long years of work in the business-consulting sector, her parallel occupation with the arts slowly evolved into a full time commitment in 2010.
The notion of the hearing body is the main focus of her work seeking for the interrelationships between subjects-objects, inside-outside and structures of resonance. Her practice ultimately highlights subjective sensible properties and corporeal mechanisms that reflect on the meaning to hear and to be heard. The production of relational exchanges in her work supports the contact with the vital energies animating the reality that dynamically situates the person as vibrant and vibrating matter. She introduces additional norms through questioning relational intensities of antinomies and how it can be appreciated to unsettle singularity, as well as hinge together subject and object, human and machine, life and ghost, and to ask how such relationships contour a body. Her work aims to meet its subject matter on what holds the body (artificial or natural) together, on how its autonomy can be politically defended and performed. Her recent project refers on the fluid interchange of signification when sound is transmitted directly into the inner ear of the listener.
Undo was resident artist of Overtoon (2015) and Q-02 (2012), Brussels and laureate of the HISK/Higher Institute for Fine Art (2013-2014), Ghent. Her work has been exhibited at museums, institutions, biennials and festivals, including Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris (2019), Bozar, Brussels (2018), Centrale, Brussels (2017), Le Bel Ordinaire, Pau, France (2017), Warp Triennial, Sint-Niklaas (2016), Le Bon Accueil, Rennes (2016), MAAC, Brussels (2016), Warande, Turnhout, Belgium (2015), C-mine, Genk (2015), Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2014), Z33, Hasselt (2014), HKW, Berlin (2014), On Site Festival, Taipei (2014).