BIO

 

Sofia Kouloukouri (1987) is a greek visual artist and performer living in Geneva.
Her work has two poles, endurance and narration. Endurance, linked to weights as a feminine heritage, can be traced back to the fundamental education of girls, myths, and the Christian doctrine. As a female artist, Kouloukouri plays with the ‘grand narratives’, be that art history, or fundamental fictions like the ou Bible. Through her objets and performances she inserts herself and appropriates these narratives. Through her own texts, In an intimate confessional tone or an elaborate novelistic one, the narratives points at female characters voicing their opinions on art, life and ‘couple politics’. In my work ancient techniques, such as ceramics and stone, evoking the eternal life of minerals, are juxtaposed with contemporary techniques such as drone videos, arduino circuits and Lumetri effects. Be it in ‘’old media’’ or ‘’new me- dia’’ my work is a material exploration of fragility and solidity as vectors of female identity.

With fellow artist Vana Kostayola (KAVECS), they founded Women Telling the Future, a participative performance where a group of women amateur oracles, invite us into public readings of private futures. WTTF premiered in 2019.

 

Sofia Kouloukouri holds a bachelor in cinema studies (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), an MA in Visual Arts (Ecole de Design Heaute Ecole d’Art, Sierre), and an MA in Art History (Université de Genève). Her work has been presented at the: Grand Palais (Berne, 2021), Palais de Rumine (Laus- anne, 2020), 3ème biennale des espaces indépendants de Genève (2019), Milkshake Agency (Genève, 2019), Espace Saules d’Out (Genève, 2019), Manoir de Martigny (Martigny, 2018), Platforms Art Athina (Athénes, 2016), Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts (Lausanne, 2016), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Copenhagen, 2016), Triennale du Valais (Turtmann, 2014), galerie A. Antonopoulou (Athènes, 2011), Dynamo Project Space (Thessaloniki, 2010), Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Thessalonique, 2009)

 

CV

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2021

2019 

THEATRE

2021

PERFORMANCE

2022

2021

2020

2019

GROUP

2021

2020

 

2019

2018

 

2017

2016         

                

      

2015        

2014          

2013        

2010          

2009                   

2005          

RESIDENCY

2021

2019

2016

EDUCATION

2017-2022

2013-2015  

2005-2011 

 

PLANS FOR A RESURRECTION, 1-3 rue Lissignol, Genève

Le Workout, Milkshake Agency, Genève 

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

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

APNÈE, performing for 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)

ENCORE + DE TOI, Ferme Asile, Sion

WILLIWOO, Espace eeeeh, Nyon

AMMOPHILA, Dimotiko sxoleio, Elafonisos

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

POUR ELLE, Manoir de Martigny, Martigny

Appetizers, Forum Wallis XII, Schloss Leuk, Leuk

Palp Festival, Manoir de Martigny, Martigny 

Vide Ateliers, Centre culturel de la Vidondée, Riddes

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

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

Charlottenborg Forårsudstilling, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

Accrochage Vaud, mcb-a, Lausanne

NODE, EXPOSITION ECAV, Pôle Sud, Lausanne

Tous droits réservés tous torts inversés, Usego, Sierre

In einer anderen Welt, Triennale du Valais, Turtmann

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

Against Lethe, mail art, 5tH ICTV, Nicosia

Cheap art, A.Antonopoulou Gallery, Athens

Demo#1, Dynamo Project Space, Thessaloniki

Looks at couples, Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the

Psychoanalytic Society of Northern Greece, Thessaloniki

Zm Gallery, Thessaloniki

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),

 

Maîtrise Universitaire es lettres Histoire de l’Art

UNIGE - Université de Genève

MA                

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

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 and Athens.

Sofia Kouloukouri                                                                   

Rue Alcide-jentzer 11                                                  

1205 Genève

sofiakouloukouri@gmail.com