Aleks Slota


Aleks Slota describes his working process with the term ‘extreme lucidity,’ applying this philosophy to works of performance and sound art. Extreme lucidity is a way of working that distills the artistic idea to its core, creating projects that are clear in their intention and precise in their execution, relying on minimal actions and few materials to express their goal. Slota’s practice addresses the themes of public persona, systemic and interpersonal violence, and internalized and externalized power structures. These themes are confronted in his works about religious intolerance, internet anonymity, substance abuse, family history, loneliness, hedonism, linguistics, nationalism, state surveillance, sexuality, migration, the artist’s ego, among others.

The work often creates situations that test the audience performer barrier, seeking an intimate engagement with the public while at the same time playing with an uncomfortable and awkward atmosphere. This push and pull of emotions creates a tension where truth and lies exist comfortably, leaving the audience to decide their comfort level and desired depth of engagement.


Solidarity Born of Despair, participatory performance, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Becoming, or the Impossibility Of, durational performance, Cagliari, Italy Whipped Into Shape, solo performance, tête, Berlin, Germany
It Happened Here, solo exhibition, Exgirlfriend gallery, Berlin, Germany
Meat Puppet, solo performance, Artburst Berlin, Lettrétage, Berlin, Germany
Incident, sound performance, DAF festival, Geneva, Switzerland Ordering Chaos, sound performance, WestGermany, Berlin,Germany

Me Likey, solo performance, studio im HOCHHAUS, Berlin, Germany
House of the Lord, solo performance, Fatih & Terror performance festival, Meinblau, Berlin, Germany
Nothing’s Free and Snuff Out, solo performances, Swab art fair, Barcelona, Spain
Bring out the Gimp, sound performance, Sophiensaele, Berlin, Germany
Black Buffet, solo performance/installation, Teatr Academia, Warsaw, Poland
Party Hard!, sound installation, part of Summer Salon at tête, Berlin,Germany
OKO with Any Pretty, collaborative sound performance, architectural installation by Stefan Reiss, HB55, Berlin, Germany “It’s a Mess” Body Interfaces: A Processual Scripting, duo performance with Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen, Grüntaler 9, Berlin, Germany
Mešita for Miloš, solo performance/public intervention, Prague, Czech Republic

I’d Die for a Good Coffee, solo performance, Kreuzberg, Germany
OKO with Kris Barnett, collaborative sound performance, architectural installation by Stefan Reiss, L’espace de l’espèce, Berlin, Germany
Without Hesitation, performance and public intervention, Berlin, Germany
Hermetic Circle, solo performance, Meinblau Projektraum, Berlin, Germany
Waiting for a Miracle, seven solo performances, USA embassy, Berlin, Germany
Dance Like Everybody’s Watching, and Over the Mountains the Dream Comes Untrue, solo performances, Excentricités VI performance art festival, Besançon, France