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Aay Liparoto


Aay Liparoto is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brussels. Their performative work addresses intimacy, vulnerability, identity and bureaucracy. Paying attention to daily activities and objects, their videos, workshops, or texts reveal invisible social structures. During their residency at MORPHO, they developed Small Acts of Violence, a new piece produced by ARGOS, Brussels. It relies on research on the perpetration of non-consensual violence by women, non-binary and non-cis men in intimate relationships. The result is a haptic 360° cinematic virtual reality installation that subverts sensuality, tenderness and institutions, asking: what are the violent actions we take in the name of love?

Aay Liparoto (1987, New Jersey, USA) graduated with a BA in Illustration from Camberwell School of Arts (2009) and completed an MFA at KASK in Ghent (2015). In 2016, their graduation work screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam, BOZAR, Brussels, and was curated in a solo show at Strangelove Festival, Antwerp. Their subsequent film in collaboration with Zed Morales, produced by Animal Tank, won an award at Essex Docfest in 2020. In 2019, they were artist-in-residence at FACT Liverpool through the European Media Arts Residency. They have exhibited at M HKA Antwerp, a garage in rural Flanders, SMAK Ghent, and Transmediale (HWK) and NGBK gallery, both in Berlin. They also work closely with intersectional queer/feminist collectives such as Xeno Collective and Coven Berlin. Small Acts of Violence will première at Contour Biennale and ARGOS in 2023.


01.09.2021 - 31.01.2022