Stefania Strouza’s artistic practice explores cultural narratives of diverse origins and historical epochs (such as the Mediterranean antiquity, indigenous cosmologies, or the European avant-garde). It examines the spatial mobility of such narratives, the exchange of forms and symbols across large distances, and the cross-cultural syncretisms that emerge from it. She animates these ideas through sculpture and installation. Her working method engages primarily with processes of abstraction. She investigates how historically specific forms—such as antique maps or archeological fragments—can be reformulated in non-representational ways in order to express ideas of cultural diffusion. In this process, she often combines traditional sculptural materials such as cement, marble and aluminum together with textiles, leather, plastic bags, seashells and plants, to create hybrid works that oscillate between permanence and transience. Through their abstract form and composite materiality, the works draw associations between the symbolic world of objects and notions of temporality, history, geography and the body.