*30th May* AULA INTERGALACTICA by Yota Ioannidou & Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio

Posted on May 23, 2012

Project Goleb presents:


by Yota Ioannidou & Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio

Wednesday 30th May

Facebook Invitation

Goleb, Burg. De Vlugtlaan 125

Doors: 19h30

Free Entrance

(Performance begins at 20h00)

AULA INTERGALACTICA is a research based collaboration that first began in 2009 between the artists Yota Ioannidou and Teresa María Díaz Nerio. The project’s first materialization appeared at the 3rd Athens Biennial as an archive and three performative lectures on three different historical events; the protests by indigenous peoples in the Peruvian Amazon (the Bagua massacre of 2009) the 9 hours movement of Canada and the UK in the 19th century (one of the predecesors of the 8 hours movement), and the life of Maria Pantazi an early greek anarchist and former prostitute who was arrested and executed in Paris in 1871 (after the “defeat” of La Commune).

The performative lecture at Goleb will present the three stories together, contextualized in relation to one another and to their own historical “environments”. These events will be narrated by two voices, the dead woman and nobody.

AULA INTERGACTICA was first presented at the Athens Biennial 2011 curated by Kernel as part of the project Word of Mouth, Diplareios School, 22nd October – 11th December 2011.

Yota Ioannidou was born in 1976 in Athens. She graduated with a BA from the Athens School of Fine Arts and a MFA from the Dutch Art Institute, The Netherlands. Her work combines visual documentation, discussions and interviews that act to question and cross-examine phenomena triggered and maintained by various hierarchical structures for political, cultural or social reasons. Recent projects include “On the hill one happens to be sitting on”- A tribute to failure (2011) in Other possible worlds – Dictionary in Space, Art workshop/Casino Luxembourg Forum d’art contemporain, “Restage Radio A” an ongoing project for the Archive-Public (2010), and the publication “STRATAGEM” (2009), detailing the effects of factory relocation, de-industrialization and the consequences of contemporary economic processes. Yota Ioannidou is also currently the artist in residence at Goleb.


Teresa María Díaz Nerio was born in the Dominican Republic. She is a researcher, a visual and performance artist currently living in Amsterdam. Teresa graduated in Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie  in 2007 and received her Master’s from the Dutch Art Institute in 2009. Her research often focuses on subjects informed by the history of colonial and neocolonial invasions in the Global South, challenging the Eurocentric and US centric notions of who is who and what is what. Recent projects include the transdisciplinary roundtable and screening BE.Bop 2012 Black Europe Body Politics” curated by Alanna Lockward at the Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin. Her collaboration with Stefanie Seibold was presented at “re.act feminism #2- a performing archive”, Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria Gasteisz, Spain, curated by Beatrice Ellen Stammer and Bettina Knaup, where they performed “Travesti de Sangre” and presented the installation “Matt und Slaap wie Sneew” containing their collaborative work and Seibold’s research on Gina Pane.


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