FYTA

FYTA

FYTA (Greek: ΦΥΤΑ, meaning plants) are an Athens-based conceptual art and performance art duo. Their work problematises Greek identity and nationalism. FYTA’s work combines different media and disciplines mostly operating within the wider framework of overidentification, queer politics and anti-humanist art, while they aim at a performative destabilisation of concepts of truth and nature / the natural.

Picture of FYTA - an Athens-based conceptual art and performance art duo - dressed as bananas

Selective present and past activities:

Sep 2022Foreskin WarriorsThe Old Operating Theatre Museum, Londonperformance
Sep 2022ArtSub Rosa Athensexhibition
Sep 2022ORFEAS2021 plus Q&AFringe! Film & Arts Fest and Whitechapel Gallery, London screening
Sep 2022Kait Borsay: “Thoughtful Debates on Current Issues”Times Radiointerview
Jul 2022The Life & Times of Aphrodite, Queen of BeautyMovement Radio podcast
Jun 2022Ntianna Vasileiou: “Queer dies on the hands of institutions and TV”Viceinterview
May 2022Aphrodisiac EctoplasmataYoutubevideo intervention
Jan 2022Sarah Hucal: “Greece’s first queer opera pays homage to deceased LGTBQ activist” Deutsche Welle interview
May 2022ORFEAS2021plus Q&AO. Festival, WORM, Rotterdam screening
Feb–Jun 2022The ABC of FYTA: R, S, TSoundcloudpodcasts
Apr 2022ORFEAS2021 plus Q&AWicked Queer Film Festival @ ICA Boston screening
Apr 2022ORFEAS2021 plus Q&ABabylon Cinema, Berlin screening
Nov 2021ORFEAS2021 (premiere)Film Forward Competition – Thessaloniki Film Festival screening
Nov 2021The Death of Queer Art Athina Pop Upexhibition participation
Oct 2021Dana Papachristou: “Interview with FYTA” und.Athens interview
Sep 2021ORFEAS2021Greek National Opera screening
Sep 2021The Garden of Dystopian Pleasures Studies in Theatre and Performance Volume 41 article
Apr 2021The Banana Lemon Impasse Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens installation
Mar 2021200 Years of Suffocation websiteexhibition curation
Mar 2021Christiana Baxevani: “200 Years of Suffocation: a subversive exhibition about (anti-)Greekness, post-truth & queer experience” Popaganda interview
Jan 2021The Shining of Greek ArtFacebookvideo
Jan 2021Open Letter to Gianna Angelopoulos-DaskalakiEmail/Postintervention
Nov 2020Psychoanalysis & Post-Truth: US Election Special Freud Museum, London conference/exhibition curation
Oct–Dec 2020The ABC of FYTA: O, P, QSoundcloudpodcast
Oct 2020Alvorada Dourada Art Athina Viewing Roomsexhibition participation
Oct 2020Threnody: 1821 ShitFacebookvideo
Feb 2020Despina Zefkili: “FYTA, what are you doing with Orpheus and the graves of national heroes?” Athinorama interview
Oct 2019Athens Festival of Queer Performance Feminist Autonomous Centre for Research, Athens festival curation
Oct 2019Fried Plants LiveAthens School of Fine Artslive music / performance
Sep 2019The Social Contract & Its Discontents Athens School of Fine Arts festival curation
Jun 2019What is Queer Writing? Queer Ink, Athens symposium curation
Sep 2016–Jan 2019FYTA vs New Museum saga Email/Postongoing intervention project
May 2019200 Thousand Years of Greece Euronoize, Scala, London video
Oct 2018Plants on Holiday Berlin Porn Film Festival video
Sep 2018Sell Out!Athens School of Fine Artslive music / performance
Sep 2018The Garden of Dystopian Pleasures Athens School of Fine Arts festival curation
Sep 2018Fytini Lexicon 2  DIY Fytini Presspublication
Sep 2018Themistoklis Pantazakos: “Why should someone do a festival on post-truth?” Skra-Punk interview
Sep 2018Which Post-Truth Era Character Are You?U-quizinteractive quiz
Aug 2018GolfeOnline & Communitism, Athens video
Jul 2018FYTA TVFacebookvideo
Jun 2018Pokemon PoetryText Me Lab, Atopos CVC, Athens curation and workshop
May 2018TwoGlam Slam! Athensperformance
Apr 2018EMSTikta & EMSTaseisEMST, Athens workshop
Mar 2018Borderline Offensive ResidencyHouse of Humour, Bulgaria [resigned]
Jan–Aug 2018The ABC of FYTA: E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, NSoundcloudpodcasts
Feb 2018Alastair Sooke: “The Art of Now: Greek Revival” BBC4 Radio interview
Feb 2018Audrey Schmidt: “Athens is the New Berlin”Minority Reportinterview
Jan 2018Which Greek Art Institution Are You?U-quizinteractive quiz
Nov–Dec 2017The ABC of FYTA: A, B, CSoundcloudpodcasts
Oct 20175 Years of FYTA Atopos CVC, Athens exhibition and event curation
Oct 2017FYTOPOLYAtopos CVC, Athens interactive game installation
Sep 2017FYTA Bianella DocumentaryGdańska Galeria Miejska screening
May 2017The Death of Queer Athens & Epidaurus Festival performance
May 2017Sound Acts 3Athens & Epidaurus Festival curation
May 2017Queer / Unqueer Atopos CVC, Athens event curation and research
Apr 2017Documena Athens Bienalle & other locations curation and performance
Apr 2017Grecanic CanonBaggeion Hotel, Athens performance
Apr 2017Waiting for the Barbarians Athens Biennale [resigned]
Apr 2017We Are the ArtTwisting C(r)ash part 2, Romantso, Athens installation
Jan 2017Para Fysin Athens Museum of Queer Arts event curation
Mar 2017Queer Indigenous CatwalkDocumenta Intervention, Athens performance
Jan 2017The Black Book of FYTA Nefeli Publishing book
Nov 2016Aliki in Saigon with Aimée LêBandcamp music
Oct 2016Pokemon Poetry: Transhuman / transmedia / transcultural / translativeBucks New Universityconference participation
May 201614 Days in the life of a spicy pizzaAthens School of Fine Arts & BandcampArtwork
May 2016Conceptual songwriting & object-oriented synthesis Athens Museum of Queer Arts workshop
May 2016The EquilibristsDESTE & New Museum resigned
Apr 2016Hellenic Awakening Onassis Cultural Centre performance
Apr 2016GreecelandDeep Trash, Working Men’s Club, London installation
Apr 2016Sound Acts 2KET, Athens curation
Mar 2016Marinator Websiteinteractive
Jan 2016RhizomeYoutubevideo
Oct 2015What is it all about? (lecture) Zürcher Hochschule der Künste lecture
Oct 2015nEUROlogy Batiment d’Art Contemporain, Geneva interactive performance
Oct 2015FYTINI: An attempt towards the queerification of greek musicSound : Gender : Feminism : Activism conference, London College of Communication presentation
Apr 2015Andriana Minou’s EpicycleKET, Athensperformance participation
Feb 2015Fytini Lexicon 1DIY Fytini Presspublication
Dec 2014Glüh/Birne nGBK, Berlin performance
Nov 2014Instant PsyconalysisApiary Studios, London interactive performance
Oct 2014FYTA Greatest HitsBandcamp album
Mar 2014–Sep 2019FYTINIOnline/bandcamp/youtube curation
Feb 2014Genes of Stupidity Youtubevideo
Jun 2014Pokemon Poetry Bandcamp music
Jan 2014Action ST Panke, Berlin video performance
Sep 2013Helmet: “Homey FYTA” Ough interview
Sep 2013FYTA Bianella: Ficus Golden JubileeAthens Biennale curation and happenings
Sep 2013The 100 Worst Greeks Athens Biennale & online interactive artwork
Aug 2013IMF: It Gets Better (Pinkwashing Version) Youtubevideo
Jul 2013Alvorada Dourada Youtubevideo
Dec 2013British Museum VisitYoutubevideo
Dec 2013Enemy ArtApiary Studios, Londoninteractive performance
Nov 2013Floweremedies / Apply for a SongAthens Biennale, Bandcampinteractive
Sep 2013List-en: ein Produkt der Deutsch-Griechischen FreundschaftBandcamp and vinylmusic
Dec 2012FYTA TiganitaBandcamp music
Sep 2012AnthiBandcamp music
Aug 2012On Being Sane in Sunny Places Panke Berlin curation
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