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Biographical Notes

Artist

Panos Charalambous creates site-specific installations and public audiovisual presentations. Through in-progress units and sonic dance happenings, he is concerned with the “survival” potential of patterns, voices, sounds, ideas, feelings, and productive behaviors; “thinning” the prevalence of the present, and making new arrangements and distributions possible. He has participated in exhibitions internationally, including: documenta 14, Athens and Kassel (2017); White House Biennial, Varna (2016); eidos, Besançon (2014); Break-Through, Madrid (2004); Cultural Capital of Europe, Copenhagen (1996); and Kunst–Europa, Berlin (1991). Solo shows in Greece include: Αquis Submersus (2014–15); Tobacco Area 1986–2011 (2011); Voice-O-Graph (2006–07); Phonopolis (2003–04); Psychagogia II (2001); 1496–2000 / como humo se va (1999–2000); and Psychagogia I: Recreation (1997). He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts in Greece under Nikos Kessanlis. Charalambous lives and works in Athens, where he was Rector of the School of Fine Arts.

Artist

Eva Stefani is a documentary filmmaker, visual artist, and poet, using video and super 8 film to make observational documentaries and short visual poems. Selected filmography includes Manuscript (2017), Virgin’s Temple (2017), Dimitris Papaioannou (2012), Bathers (2008), What Time Is It? (2007), The Box (2004), Acropolis (2001), and Athene (1995). Her films have received awards internationally: Principal Prize, 64th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen; National Quality Award, Greek Ministry of Culture; International Film Critics Award (FIPRESCI); 1st Prize for Short Documentary, Cinéma du Réel, Paris. She has also participated in international exhibitions, most recently documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel (2017). She is the head of the Film Series at Patakis Publishers in Athens, as well as the author of two film books, Documentary: The Observation Game (Patakis, 2016) and 10 Texts on Documentary (Patakis, 2007), and a book in poetic prose, Fin’s Hair (Polis, 2014). Stefani teaches Cinema Studies at University of Athens and is a visiting professor at Freie Universität, Berlin.

Curator

Katerina Tselou studied Literature and Art History at University of Athens, and then moved to Paris for her postgraduate studies on Art Theory at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS). She was Curatorial Advisor at documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, as well as Assistant to the Artistic Director Adam Szymczyk (2014–17). She was a co-curator at the 4th Athens Biennale in 2013. From 2009 to 2013 she was the curator of the visual arts program at the National Theatre of Greece, and from 2007 to 2008 she worked as Exhibition Coordinator at Argos Centre for Art and Media in Brussels. She has also organized projects as an independent curator in Greece, collaborating with institutions such as the Athens School of Fine Arts, University of Thessaly Department of Architecture, European Film Festival, and Notos Theatre. Tselou lives and works in Athens.

Artist

Zafos Xagoraris has participated in international exhibitions, including documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel (2017), Athens Biennale (2013), Manifesta 7 (2008), Thessaloniki Biennale (2007), and São Paolo Biennial (2006). In his work, he often refers to historical details or disregarded events that he shifts to the present as if breathing life into a ghost. During 2017–19, he organized the educational project Dismantling Devices with the collaboration of Onassis Cultural Centre at six elementary schools in Athens. In 2015, he presented the outdoor installation Downhill Classroom commissioned by the Benaki Museum, and in 2016, The Performance for NEON City Project in Athens. He was one of the curators of the 2nd Athens Biennial (2009) and the Greek Pavilion at the 9th Venice Biennale of Architecture (2004). He has also been a visiting researcher at the University of Michigan, University of Sassari, and Columbia University. Xagoraris lives and works in Athens, where he teaches at the School of Fine Arts.