Petros Lales

Petros Lales is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York City. His latest work investigates how interactions between mythology and personality shape our cultural realities. He received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, and his BFA from the Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece. He is the recipient of the Gerondelis Foundation scholarship, the School of Visual Arts Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, and the Alice Beck-Odette Scholarship for Exceptional
Achievement in MFA Photography Video and Related Media. His work has been shown internationally, including in New York City, Greece, and Poland. Lales has exhibited his work at various New York venues, including A.I.R Gallery, Greenpoint Gallery, AAA3A, O’Flaherty’s Art Gallery, and SoMAD studio. His work was presented at several festivals, including the Re: Karya International Video Festival, Video Art Festival Miden, and Athens Video Art Festival.


“My art practice addresses social, political, and cultural topics. Often referencing an argument
toward human notions, my work explores the varying relationships between contemporary
cultures, their by-products, and mythologies. I engage in subjects such as data collection, AI,
climate change, and technological innovation through physical-digital performances and
language that manifest into multidisciplinary installations. My methodology includes an array of
materials and practices determined by each project’s nature. Although there may not always be
material similarities between the different projects, they are linked by recurring formal concerns
and subject matter.”