Larissa Araz (Türkiye, 32) is a polyvalent artist working in a broad variety of media, such as installations, sound, light, text and photography. Her practice focuses on creating stories about past events that have been forgotten, denied or side-lined by official narratives. Driven by research, her artworks are developed as alternative histories, that the artist reconstructs after gathering documents and belongings, investigating archives, exploring ruins and recording memories that are not included in mainstream social accounts. Between reality and fiction, she tries to discuss possible futures and unrevealed pasts using mythology and rituals.

Larissa was selected for the geographic call for applications targeting nationals of EU Candidate Countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Türkiye and Ukraine).

Photo credit: © Kayhan Kaygusuz