Katerina is an artist-researcher working with CGI Animation for screen, gallery space, and online. She is interested in the interplay between spaces, bodies, and archives as performed through immersive technologies, including VR and AR.
Katerina is Tutor (Research) for MA Animation in the School of Communication. Prior to this position she taught extensively within University of the Arts London and Westminster University, and has been a guest lecturer at Kingston University, Middlesex University and Goldsmiths.
Katerina uses a Practice-as-Research methodology towards imbricating art and theory into new knowledge. Her research explores the intersections between animation, documentary and performance towards a poetic digital practice. The processes and outcomes of her investigation have been exhibited within film festivals and art shows, as well as within industry and academic panels, conferences and publications.
Katerina works independently and collaboratively with artists and curators towards experimental short films and site-specific installations. Her films have been exhibited internationally, including Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, Thessaloniki Biennale 3 & 5, European Media Art Festival, British Animation Awards, London International Animation Festival, Centre des Arts Actuels Skol and Arebyte Gallery. Katerina has been commissioned by London College of Fashion, the Onassis Foundation, the Gates Foundation, Channel 4 and Animate Projects, directed projects funded by Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England, and created animation for studios including Anagram, Nexus Studios, Academy Films and Lupus Films.
Nominated, British Animation Awards, 2016
Winner, Lumen Prize, 2013
Finalist, British Animation Awards, 2013
Nominated, Peer Raben Music Award, 2013
Winner, London Greek Film Festival, 2013
Special Mention, Animasyros International Festival, 2013
Winner, Best Education Film, Holland Animation Film Festival, 2010
Finalist, RCA Lattice (British Gas) Award, 2002
Publications, exhibitions, other outcomes
Athanasopoulou, K., 2020. Walking from physical to digital within Deep Waters. Animation Practice, Process & Production, 9(1), pp.157-173.
(2022) It’s Real Outside, Deptford Contemporary, London
(2021) Digital Graffiti, Alys Beach, USA
(2020) Primarolia Festival, Aigio, Greece
(2019) Self Service:Waterloo Festival, London
(2019) AUDINT Unsound:Undead, Arebyte, London
(2017) Helexpo Postuman New, Thessaloniki, Greece
(2017) Slippages and Water Matters, Goldsmiths
(2015) E.V.A Venice Architecture Biennale
(2015) The Engine Room, Centre des Arts Actuels Skol, Montreal
(2015) The Architecture of Melancholy: Ruins, Project Space Tilburg, The Netherlands
(2014) 2014 Now, Spazio Punch, Venice