• about

    Elli Vassalou (1983° GR) is a Brussels-based multimedia artist, activist, researcher and performer. She has studied Architecture and Urbanism [M.Arch.] at the Patras School of Architecture – GR and Visual Arts [M.A.] , at Autonomous design department, KASK School of Arts, Ghent - BE. She designs and contributes in participatory platforms, actions and socially engaged projects focusing on public space, collective memory and the commons. She works hybridicly with film-making, photography, movement, discursive and multi-sensorial tools, site specific and archival art. She is seeking for new ways of polyphonic narrating, assembling bodies, spaces and objects in a critical and creative dialogue. She has worked with several artists, designers, architects, choreographers and filmmakers [Adva Zakai, Myriam Van Imschoot, Bram Crevits, Maya Dalinsky, Anouk Llaurens, Maxime Jean-Baptiste, Anna Tzakou, Marcus Bergner, Adonis Volanakis, Sofia Grigoriadou, Hanna Kolbel,  Hazal Arda, Panos Kouros, Nikos Kazeros]. She has participated in architectural, artistic, dance, anthropology and film conferences and festivals [ Contour9 Biennial, BUDA art center, Vooruit art center, Participatory Video Festival, Greek Festival, Athens Video Dance project, Athens Video Art Festival, Documenta 12, 6th European Landscape Biennial of Barcelona, Greek National Opera House] and gave workshops in several art schools and community centers in Belgium [KASK, Arba-Esa, ERG-Esa, De Koer, Sint Josse], Greece [Feminist Autonomous center, Benaki museum], Cyprus [Dance House Lefkosia] and Scotland [Edinburgh College of Art]. Currently she is active in the collective platforms "School of Love", "Open Design Course for refugees and asylum seekers" and the "Post Collective". She is a participant in Sound Image Culture program for the years 2018-2019 with the project Sasé Istwé together with Maxime Jean-Baptiste, between Belgium, metropolitan France and Guyana.