In her spoken word performances Nora Turato incorporates fragments of advertising slogans, daily conversations, literature, social media posts, platitudes, cliches and politics that culminate in a powerful soundscape that can be situated between performance art and contemporary music. Her utterly energetic and determined speech takes the form of a poetic slam that renders the viewer with a verbal image of our current time.
Turato edits her script-based live performances in videos addressing the problematic question of how to document or archive a performance work. In the same vein she approaches her physical works, like in the series „scribbles and gloss“ which consists of working sheets that she uses to prepare her performan- ces. As a quasi mind-map it critically emphasizes and comments on the possibility of getting an insight into the mind of the artist. By pouring epoxy over those sheets Turato is recycling her so-called “studiotrash” into desirable objects that can exist as a self-sufficient medium.
Nora Turato (b. 1991 in Zagreb, Croatia) studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and at Werkplaats Typografie in Arnheim. The artist is currently a resident at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam (2017–2019).
Turato has performed and exhibited internationally, at venues such as: Kunsthalle Wien (2018); Vleeshal, Middelburg (2018); Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneve (2017); Museion Bozen (2017); 32. Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana (2017); Bonner Kunstverein (2017); Kunstverein Braunschweig (2017); Kunstverein Cologne (2017); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2017), NAK- Neuer Kunstverein Aachen (2017) and the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial (2015). The artist is part of Manifesta 12, Palermo (2018).