Roula Partheniou

Roula Partheniou’s sculptural practice centers on an exploration of the replica, calling into question the language of everyday objects and the ways we read and decipher our environment. Employing strategies such as optical illusion, associative play, visual similes, material puns, colour cues and the double-take, the works draw an alternate logic from commonplace materials. Experiential in nature, her objects and installations re-articulate the act of perceiving. Partheniou has exhibited throughout Canada and internationally, with recent exhibitions at Marta (Los Angeles); Essex Flowers (NYC); Arroniz Contemporary (Mexico City); Manif d’Art Biennial (Quebec); BMO Project Room (Toronto); Fundacion Calosa (Guanajuanto). Her work is held in numerous private, public, corporate and institutional collections and is represented by MKG127, Toronto.

Roula Partheniou
Roula Partheniou, Untitled (Bricks and Shingles), 2023. Courtesy of the artist

From the Archives

  • 2023 / core / exhibition

    Group Exhibition
    Works in Practice

    Featuring works derived from the unique creative practices of Cassils, Suzanne Nacha, Roula Partheniou, and Gordon Shadrach, Works in Practice explores the use of photography and image-making by artists whose practices are centred in the mediums of performance, painting, and sculpture. Using a range of methods, the artists capture photographs at various stages of their process as a means of ideation, translation, and documentation.