Katerina Tsakiri was born in Athens on March 20th, 1991. She studied photography and audio-visual arts at the Technological Institute of Athens (T.E.I.A.) and at École Supérieure d’Art et de Design d’Orléans, France (I.A.V.) as an Erasmus Student. Currently, she is an MFA student of Photography at Valand Academy of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden (2019-2021). Her work has been exhibited in European photography festivals such as Athens Photo Festival, Circulation(s), Encontros da Imagem, and others in cities around Greece and France. Four of the first prints of her project “Family Affair” belong to MOMus’ (Metropolitan Organization of Museums of Visual Arts of Thessaloniki) private collection.
The projects that she is working on are mainly autobiographical and are approached through a sociological and psychological lens. Self-portraiture and symmetry are the two basic elements of her work so far. Parallel to her photography, she produces and directs dance films in collaboration with the dance artist and director Angelos Papadopoulos. Their films’ thematics are oriented on how corporeal behavior is being shaped by social rules.
Honored with Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship 2020-21 and Stegi Onassis Cultural Center Fellowship 2021. Founder of Cicada’s Call Dance Company and member of Atrial Civil Non-Profit Organization. He’s about to start the Choreography & Performance MRes program at the University of Roehampton.