Katerina Undo is an artist living and working in Athens and Brussels. She studied in Athens School of Law, Economics and Political Sciences, in Panteion University of Social & Political Sciences (MA in Economics), in Athens School of Fine Arts and LUCA School of Arts, Brussels (MA in Art). After long years of work in the economics consulting sector, her parallel occupation with the arts slowly evolved into a full-time commitment since 2010.
The notion of the hearing body is the main focus of her work seeking for the interrelationships between subjects-objects, inside-outside as acts of ratiocination. 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 a 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 sensible and intelligible, human and machine, social and personal, imagination and reality, and to ask how such relationships contour a contemporary state of being. Her work aims to meet its subject matter on what holds the contemporary body together, on how its autonomy can be politically defended and performed. Her recent project refers to the fluid interchange of signification when sound is transmitted directly into the inner ear of the listener.
Undo was a 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).