show personality, not personal items or ri-mEm-buhr THuh mUHn-ee are two of the titles among Nora Turato's performances in which she makes use of precision and obtrusiveness to disassemble and reassemble letters, words and sentences using her voice.
In these spoken word performances, as well as in her colourful large-format text images and objects, language is the central medium. The artist equally finds inspiration for her scripts in conversations, in communication on social media and in advertising as well as in theoretical and scientific texts; all sources have the same meaning. By appropriating the content, she abstracts it and makes the overwhelming scale of the current flood of information tangible.
For Ruhr Ding: Schlaf, Nora Turato has developed a sound parcours for the Schwesternpark in Witten in which sound fragments can be heard in various areas across the terrain without it becoming evident from where those sounds originate.
Nora Turato studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and earned a master's degree in the Werkplaats Typografie programme in Arnheim. From 2017-2019, she held a fellowship at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Among other venues, she most recently exhibited her work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2022) and at the Vienna Secession (2021).
Nora Turato (*1991 in Zagreb, Croatia) lives in Amsterdam.