Her Data → Exhibition design, Athens


Exhibition Design: Martha Giannakopoulou | if_untitled architects
Curated by Katerina Gkoutziouli & Foteini Vergidou

Participating Artists: Eli Cortiñas (ES/DE), Maria Mavropoulou (GR), Mimi Ọnụọha (NG/USA), Paola Palavidi (GR)

Have you ever wondered why Siri, Alexa and Cortana are given female voices and names? How machines see women? Can machines perceive diversity? The exhibition Her Data looks into the role of data and algorithms in the current age of artificial intelligence through the female perspective. It also explores female and diverse representation in the context of our fast-paced consumption of technology. Stereotypes, different types of bias and taboos seem to come back stronger in the digital sphere, reproducing outdated worldviews, marginalising certain social groups and discriminating between communities. Four female artists present different stories of how dominant technological narratives influence the way we experience our identities and the world, through social media, search engines and AI applications. Their works raise questions about the use of our data from tech-giants and they invite us to look deeper at the design of current technological systems, exposing how they work and what worldviews they propagate.