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BIO

 

Sofia Kouloukouri (1987) is an artist and performer living in Geneva. Through endurance and narration, her work deals with weights as a feminine heritage going back to the fundamental education of girls, myth, and the Christian doctrine. By way of her objects and performances the artist inserts herself in ‘grand narratives’, be that art history, or fundamental fictions like the Bible, and appropriates them. Voicing their opinions on art, life, and ‘couple politics’, her female characters claim a new space and order for themselves. Kouloukouri’s work is a performative exploration of fragility and solidity as vectors of female identities.

 

Sofia Kouloukouri holds a ΒΑ in cinema studies (AUTH, Thessaloniki), an MA in Visual Arts (Edhea, Sierre), and an MA in Art History (UNIGE Genève). Her academic research revolves around female artists and sex work. Kouloukouri's work has been presented among others at : Roman road gallery London, Le Grütli - Centre de production et de diffusion des Arts Vivants, MACBA Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Buenos Aires, Palais de Rumine Lausanne, Manoir de Martigny, Platforms Art Athina, Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts Lausanne, Kunsthal Charlottenborg Copenhagen, Triennale du Valais, Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

CV

PERFORMANCE

RE-PAIRS, stoa42, Athens, 6 January 2024

ELECTRIC WRATH, MIR Festival, M54 Athens (29 & 30/11/2023)

THE ELIXIR, We get what we give, Callirrhoë, Athens (24/11/2023)

THE ELIXIR, WiPS, Athens, (11/10/2023)

EVE SYNDROME, Roman Road gallery, London (16, 21/6/2023)

NOT ENOUGH ROPE, stand up, Revolution is not a one time event - open mic, Locus Athens, Athens (6/5/2023)

EVE SYNDROME, Gogogo, Le Grütli - centre de production et de diffusion des Arts Vivants, Genève (12,14/1/2023)

ELECTRIC WRATH, Movaq, Buenos Aires, (7/12/2022)

ELECTRIC WRATH, MACBA, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Buenos Aires, (21/11/2022)

CONTRENATURE, Ammophila 3: There was land here before, Elafonisos (19/8/22)

APNÈE, performing with Loreto Martinez Troncoso, Stoa 42, Athens (19/3/22)

EVE SYNDROME, Répertoire(s), Espace 3353, Genève (23/2/22)

WOMEN TELLING THE FUTURE V.03, FRAGMENTS & ABSENCES, Grand Palais Bern, Bern (09/10/21)

WOMEN TELLING THE FUTURE V.02, EXOTIC?, Palais de Rumine, Lausanne (02/10/20)

Poids Libres, FIBNL, Gare Cornavin, Genève (15/5/19)

WOMEN TELLING THE FUTURE, Espace Saules d'out, Genève (15/6/19), 

EVE SYNDROME, Studio ADC, Theatre du Grütli, Genève (14/12/19)

 

OTHER

‘Why this now ?’, video dance, projet de Lucie Eidenbenz, Theatre Forum Meyrin, novembre 2021

Pedro Cazas, Nostalghia Theater Co, Kastro Lamias (19&20/7)

SOLO SHOWS

RE-PAIRS, stoa42, Athens, 6/1-10/2/24

ALL ABOUT EVE, Roman Road gallery, London, 15/6-26/2/24 

PLANS FOR A RESURRECTION, 1-3 rue Lissignol, Genève, 5/2-5/4/21

Le Workout, Milkshake Agency, Genève, 5/4-10/6/19 

GROUP SHOWS

Dead Darlings, auction, Athens, 15-17 Dec 2023

ENCORE + DE TOI, Ferme Asile, Sion, 2021

WILLIWOO, Espace eeeeh, Nyon, 2020

AMMOPHILA, Dimotiko sxoleio, Elafonisos, Aut 2021

BIG  -  3E BIENNALE INTERSTELLAIRE DES ESPACES D'ART DE GENEVE, 2019 

POUR ELLE, Manoir de Martigny, Martigny, 2018

Appetizers, Forum Wallis XII, Schloss Leuk, Leuk, 2018

Palp Festival, Manoir de Martigny, Martigny, 2017 

Vide Ateliers, Centre culturel de la Vidondée, Riddes, 2016

Lunatic Park, Malévoz Quartier Culturel et La Manufacture des Rêves, Monthey, 2016 

Platforms Project - Art Athina, Milkshake Agency booth, Faliron Pavilion, Athens, 2016

Charlottenborg Forårsudstilling, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2016

Accrochage Vaud, mcb-a, Lausanne, 2016

NODE, EXPOSITION ECAV, Pôle Sud, Lausanne, 2016

Tous droits réservés tous torts inversés, Usego, Sierre, 2015

In einer anderen Welt, Triennale du Valais, Turtmann, 2014

Le corps en révolte, Hotel Belvedere du Rayon Vert, Cerbère, 2014 

Against Lethe, mail art, 5tH ICTV, Nicosia, 2013

Cheap art, A.Antonopoulou Gallery, Athens, 2010

Demo#1, Dynamo Project Space, Thessaloniki, 2009

Looks at couples, Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the

Psychoanalytic Society of Northern Greece, Thessaloniki, 2009

Zm Gallery, Thessaloniki, 2005

PUBLICATIONS

Bougada, Editions Dolce, Athens, dec 2023

TEFLON, Athens, dec 2023

ARTISTS' SURVIVAL KIT, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Nero Editions, July 2023

Boucle/Loop #01, revue de poesie contemporaine, Miami books & Bahnhofstrasse imprimerie, Geneve, March 2023

AMMOPHILA, Dimotiko sxoleio, Elafonisos, Aug 2022

BAZ’ART, festival baz’art, Geneve, 2020

POUR ELLE, catalogue, Le Manoir de la ville de Martigny, 2020

Lunatic park, catalogue, Malévoz Quartier Culturel, La manufacture des rêves, 2018

Art Athina, catalogue, 2016

RESIDENCIES

FLUX LABORATORY, Geneva, with 'Why this now?' by Lucie Eidenbenz (1 - 9.06)

LA IRA DE DIOS, Buenos Aires (1/10/22 -12/12/22)

Théâtre Forum Meyrin, with 'Why this now?' by Lucie Eidenbenz (21—25.03)

La Becque, La Tour-de-Peiltz (22—31.08)

Constellations. ISR x HEAD, ISR, Haute École d’Art et de Design, Arts@CERN Instituto Svizzero di Roma, (18—23.07),

PRIX/BOURSE

BOURSE D'AIDE A LA CREATION, VILLE DE GENEVE, 2022

EDUCATION

2017-2022

Maîtrise Universitaire es lettres Histoire de l’Art

UNIGE - Université de Genève

2013-2015

MA                

EDHEA - Ecole de design et haute école d'art, Sierre

2005-2022

BA/MA

Faculty of Cinema, Departement of Fine Arts, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece

Expertise on Artistic Direction, Costumes and Scenography

Born in Thessaloniki, Greece (1987). Lives and works in Geneva.

Sofia Kouloukouri                                                                   

Rue Alcide-jentzer 11                                                  

1205 Genève

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