performance artist, visual artist, art teacher, director, animator,
Athina Kanellopoulou (b. 1985, Athens) is a visual artist, who lives in Athens. She gained a BA and MSc in Civil Engineering and Pedagogical Studies (ASPAITE), a BA in Fine Arts & New Media (Middlesex University), an MA in Arts, Virtual Reality and Multi-Users System of Artistic Expression (Athens School of Fine Arts) and an MA in Art et Technologie de l’Image (Université Paris 8).
The spatial and social elements play a key role in the way of perceiving the world and thus Art. “I call space every real, digital, virtual, invented or imaginary place created by the social or isolation’s needs of human”. Through a variety of visual media such as performance, video, installation and text, the structures of society and human relations are investigated; specifically, the interaction of people through the emotional fluctuations, the error on the true and the kinesthetic factor in the determination of these spatial and social ids. In many installations and media works, the participation of audience plays the most important role in the activation of the project and conduct results, emphasizing the character of the ephemeral and non-closed system and the relevance of the visual identity. Many times, there is a collaboration with psychologists and sociologists for researching the results of every participatory behavior during the artwork.
She has presented artworks in numerous art exhibitions, festivals, art fairs, and biennales; such as AB5to6 Omonoia Athens Biennale, KMMN Kassel, ASFA BBQ 4th International Performance Festival of Athens School of Fine Arts, Contemporary Venice International Art Show, Human Rights Global Village, Other Landscapes – Madrid Artes Museo Zapadores, Body and Citizenship- Athens Syntagma Square, Technopolis – Athens Museum of Gas, AnimaSyros International Animation Festival, Eye’s Walk Festival, 20th Art Athina International Art Fair, APhF Athens Photo Festival Benaki Museum, ANIMFEST, Audio-Visual Art Festival, Mind the Gap | Kodra Fresh 2016 Action Field Kodra, Consciousness- Anima Mundi Festival, ANNY- Animation Night New York, Diseases, II FICAE – International Short Film and Art Festival, δικό μου: a piece of space, Exile International Film Festival, Experimental Superstars International Film Festival, Printmaking the Literature, CAA Project- Contemporary Academy of Art Project, Art for More 4th International Festival, IK Art Contest, etc. She is a member of C.A.S.A. (Contemporary Art Showcase Athens), Technopegnion Art Group, Greek Animation, Middlesex Alumni Art Community, etc and founding ex-Board Member at Club for UNESCO Arts, Literature & Science of Greece and Panhellenic Union of Literature & Art. She collaborates with the artistic networks C.A.S.A. (Greece), Global Village (Netherlands) and Its Liquid (Italy).