• about

    Elli Vassalou (1983° GR) is a Brussels-based transmedia artist, architect, activist, and researcher. 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 was a participant in Sound Image Culture  filmmaking program for the years 2018-2019. She designs and contributes to participatory platforms, actions and socially engaged projects focusing on public space, collective memory, feminist/decolonial pedagogies, fair practices and the commons. She works hybridicly with filmmaking, photography, movement, discursive and multi-sensorial tools, site specific and archival art. She is seeking 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, Mirra Markhaeva, Robin Vanbesien, Adonis Volanakis, Sofia Grigoriadou, Christina Phoebe, Maria Christoforidou, Anna Housiada, Golnesa Rezanezhad, Hanna Kolbel,  Hazal Arda, Panos Kouros, Nikos Kazeros]. She has shared work in architectural, artistic, dance, anthropology and film conferences, festivals and art spaces: Feminist Elsewheres 2023, Purple Meridians, Womens Film Heritage 2023, Tasweesh Festival, Contour9 Biennial, beursschouwburg, BUDA art center, Vooruit art center, Kunsthal Gent, Kunsthal Mechelen, 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 universities, art schools and art and community centres in Belgium [KASK, Arba-Esa, ERG-Esa, De Koer, Sint Josse, tvier], Greece [Feminist Autonomous centre, Benaki museum], Cyprus [Dance House Lefkosia], Scotland [Edinburgh College of Art], Germany [Carl Von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg], the Netherlands [Framer Framed, Roodkapje], Norway [european network for cinema and media studies, university of Oslo]. Currently she is active in the collective platforms "Surplus Cinema", "School of Love", "Open Design Course for refugees and asylum seekers", "The Post Collective" and the YOUYOU group.