As part of the Department of Art Practices Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Olga Koumoundouros will speak about the development of her art practice.
Her sculptural work shows how the body figures into every decision and function of life and examines material culture, class, and labor as affected by the current economic situation in America.
"Possessed by Glint and Dreams", her most recent exhibition, invites viewers to consider the ties emotional, financial, and psychological that bind us to the place we call home. The project began when she took possession of an abandoned house in an LA neighborhood still reeling from the market collapse and ensuing wave of evictions. The sculptural installation that grew from this experience is a projection of her own story onto the abandoned possessions of the previous owners.
Olga Koumoundouros has had recent solo exhibitions at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, CalArts REDCAT, and Rogue Wave Projects. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions at the UCLA Hammer Museum, the Skidmore College Tang Museum, 483 Broadway, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and LAXART. She received her MFA from the California Institute for the Arts in 2001. She lives and work in Los Angeles, CA.