Leontios Toumpouris is an artist who lives and works between Nicosia and Glasgow. His practice exists between language in different modes, alchemical discourse, painting and making as a learning tool. Through fiction and interdependence, Toumpouris’ work is configured in sculptures and site-responsive installations alongside text, sound and performative gestures.
With a long-term interest in correlations between matter and body, Toumpouris constructs narratives of interplay between clay and speculative bodies drawing from the fragility, porosity and tactility of the material.
By initiating dialogues and creating circumstances of shared agency, Toumpouris works with multiple publics through collaborations with organisations to produce projects and events that encompass talks, screenings and workshops, alongside his role as a youth worker at Queens Cross Housing Association, Glasgow.
Solo exhibitions include: SOM, eins gallery, Limassol (2020); Relations reversed, Thkio Ppalies, Nicosia (2019); Of particular images, Intermedia gallery, CCA, Glasgow (2019); Phyle, curated by Eoin Dara, Custom Lane, Edinburgh (2018); Suggestions and Encounters: Physical or Otherwise, curated by Seán Elder, The Telfer Gallery, Glasgow (2018).
Group exhibitions include: It moves and it shouts, curated by Panos Giannikopoulos, Haus N, Athens, (2019); Hypersurfacing, curated by Marina Christodoulidou, NiMAC, Nicosia (2019); Phase 2, Drive Drive, Nicosia (2018); Communicating Vessels, curated by Julia Geerlings, Thkio Ppalies, Nicosia (2017); NSK State Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Ca’ Tron, IUAV University, Venice (2017).