Lito Apostolakou is a London-based artist, with a background in history, working with drawing, assemblage structures, moving image and installation. Her work is research-based and site-responsive, often fragile, engaging with the architecture of remembered space, with states of mind, and multi-layered narratives about memory and place.
Among other locations, her work has been hosted in Bristol's Clifton Pavilion, the River Thames foreshore, London Piccadilly's Princes Arcade, a building site in Peckham, a 18th-century distillery in Bow, the courtyard of an Italian Palazzo, the gardens of a north London 19th-century ink maker, and her home studio where her immersive installation Archive of Daydreams was shown in the early spring evenings of 2022.
Lito has been a Londoner since 1988.
City Literary Institute Fine Art course 2020, PhD History, King's College London 1995, MA Contemporary European History Queen Mary London 1989, BA History & Archaeology, Athens 1987
The Museum of Rooms, Safehouse 1 London, 30 Sept - 15 October
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, 13 June - 20 August
Traces, Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, 22 July
Mother's Ruin, 35Blumen gallery, Krefeld Germany, 16 June - 16 July
Mixed Tape no. 5, Cultivate Gallery, online group show, 25 April ongoing
Urban Waters, TikTok residency at Haus_a_Rest, 17-22 April
Scar, The House of Smalls Gallery, 8-29 April.
Memento Mori, hARTslane Gallery, 25-27 November
Sculpture Trail, The Sky is Moving Sideways, Stephens House & Gardens, 13-18 September
Open Art Athens. ArtNumber23, 26 Aug - 1 Sept., Thission, Athens
Memento Mori, Passaggi Atina Residency, Palazzo Ducale, Atina FR, Italy, 13-28 August
Mother's Ruin, group show, The Mill House Gallery, Bromley-By-Bow, London
7 - 18 July
Archive of Daydreams, installation in the artist's studio, 12 Feb - 18 Mar., viewing by appointment
Clothes You'll Never Wear, installation in Princes Arcade, London Piccadilly, artist-in-residence, supported by Westminster City Council, the Crown Estate and Art for London. 2-4 Princes Arcade, London SW1Y 6DS, 10th June to 16th July
Unfinished Business, 58-62 Bleinheim Grove, Peckham, group show in an unfinished residential terrace 21 Jan - 17 Apr.
Artists' Walk 2020, Other Rooms installation displayed through the windows of a residential space, London N10, 14 November - 14 December
Night Map, Haus a rest, Issue 5 (September) the body as landscape, online
City Lit Institute Fine Art final show 2020 online at fineartcitylit.com
Deptford Foreshore Open Studios, London SE4
Deptford X Fringe, Parade of the Friendly Monsters, London SE8
No Format Gallery, Painting Open, Deptford SE8
The Flowerpot Hoxton, London, CLFA2 interim exhibition
Cinema Museum London, City Lit Flicks 2019, "Up the Drain" moving image
RK Burt Gallery, London, Meanwhile - EDAM Final Show
City Lit Institute, EDAM interim show
Transitions Seen Unseen - touring exhibition on the theme of migration in London, work commissioned for the London District of the Methodist Church
Open Studios - pop up at Deptford Foundry, Second Floor Studios & Arts in conjunction with Shapes Lewisham
City Lit interim show "Photographic Spaces"
The Old Biscuit Factory, London, Mapping the Human Brain
Toon Gallery Amsterdam, Nostalgia,
Talented Art Fair 2018, The Old Truman Brewery
Deck the Walls, 44AD artspace, Bath UK
PURE ARTS Autumn Art Fair 2017 Battle, East Sussex UK
Ply Gallery, Hornsey Arts Centre, Crouch End, London N8
Menier Gallery, London, Stimulus
London Rocks installation, "Creative Histories" conference, University of Bristol
Deck the Walls, 44AD artspace, Bath
Pop up at Much Ado About Books bookshop, Alfriston, East Sussex
Crouch End Festival, Hornsey Art Centre, London N8
Muswell Hill Creatives Open House
Market Fairs Muswell Hill, Primrose Hill, Crouch End, Stephens' House & Gardens