Photo by Antti Ahonen
Egle Oddo is an artist interested in operational realism meant as the presentation of the functional sphere in an aesthetic arrangement and its inter-relations. In her pieces, industrial production morphs towards delicate handcraft, life forms appear and emerge out of sculptures and objects, film photography appropriates digital images, selected trash mix with fashion, precious edible minerals and ancestral recipes are served as part of ritual meals.
Her work has been presented at international biennials, museums, and relevant institutions, as well as independent alternative spaces and events. Her recent shows include: Baltic Biennale (2010), 54th Venice Biennale (2011), Mänttä Art Festival (2015), Casablanca Biennale (2016), Triennal Agrikultura (2017), the 5x5x5 artists selection of Manifesta12 (2018), CrossSections_intensities at Kunsthalle Exnergasse WUK in Vienna (2018), and Growing a Language at Museo delle Trame Mediterranee of Fondazione Orestiadi (2018).
I have been researching plant seeds, vegetal consciousness and agency, plant analogies and plant imagery since 2007. During my residency I will work on new directions and ideas related to the project CrossSections curated by Basak Senova, and The World in Common, my newest project which is taking shape as we speak. —Egle