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Evi Kalogiropoulou

MA work

My work refers to the Greek mythological figure Medusa and her relationship to the contemporary notions of Donna Haraway on women's bodies. The concept of a feminist theory of cyborg is a rejection of rigid boundaries, notably those separating "human" from "animal" and "human" from "machine." 

I am mainly focused on the myth of the primordial figure of Medusa, the Gorgon, generally described as a winged human female with animal features who was always depicted running. 

I am mostly influenced by my roots, my hometown Arcadia in Greece, which was known in Greek mythology as a virgin wilderness home to dryad nymphs and other spirits of nature. It was one version of paradise, though only in the sense of being the abode of supernatural entities, not an afterlife for deceased mortals.

Info

  • Evi Kalogiropoulou
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Arts & Humanities

    Programme

    MA Contemporary Art Practice, 2018

    Specialism

    moving-image

  • My work lies within the Moving Image installation discipline, referring to a combination of dystopian environments and elements of science fiction that can be found in our modern society and experienced by living in the urban environment of countries in sociopolitical crisis.

    I am particularly interested in the social context of the post-colonial, patriarchal environment in contemporary society.

    I am passionate about mixing ancient philosophical constituents with modern philosophical and mystical theories. In my work, I try to find hidden aspects of everyday life in cities and explore how the urban environment has changed in the last few years due to social and political crisis affecting women.

  • Degrees

  • Diploma of Fine Art, Athens School of Fine Arts, 2011; Degree of Economics, Athens University of Economics and Business, 2003
  • Exhibitions

  • 18 After 1968: The Economy of Resistance screening curated by Gareth Evans, Withechapel Gallery, London, 2017; Presentation with the live readings and performances of the book animal of the state at Favoriten IIIPublic Program-Kunstbau Lenbachaus, Munich, 2016; Naturalization Challenge, performance, Circuits and Currents, Athens, 2016; 2015 Reality through Fiction, group exhibition, Circuits, and Currents, Athens, 2016; How to project and spell, Chisenahale Gallery, London Film Screening, London, 2014; How to project and spell, Kullucku und Gregorian Gallery, Munich, 2014
  • Awards

  • Winner of Villiers David Travel Award Royal College of Art, 2017; Grant of Motor Oil Award Athens, 2016
  • Publications

  • Animal of the state, collective publication edition of 500, Survival Kit Programme, 2016