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Eliza was born in Athens (Greece) in 1994. Her need to express and also relieve her feelings, from a very young age, resulted in her involvement in painting, music, rhythmic gymnastics and later on, dancing. In 2019, she graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts, where she trained in Painting, Sculpturing, Scenography and Graphic Arts. In 2017, through the Erasmus program, her stay in Spain and University’s studies at Universidad Politécnica de Valéncia, determined her artistic course to date. There, the intense lightening, decorative features and cultural attributes of people, utterly changed her colour palette and alongside, she firstly experienced the Performance way of Art.

artist statement

Eliza finds herself in a constant negotiation over her position, as she places herself and her work in the present. In a besieging and suffering world (environment), she considers every person/human, including herself, as a constitutive part of it all. Her work is determined by symbolisms, through which she often attempts render questions to herself and also to the social community. She chooses to reflect the violent reality through a comical-tragical prism, whereas sometimes her language becomes harsh.

Balanced between to dipoles like, composition-decomposition, action-inaction, finally she seeks a mean of atonement and catharsis. Body, time and space are always the starting point for her artistic journey. The experiential procedure, many times transcends the final substance of the creation and establishes a parallel circumstance.

To Eliza, the audience is comprised as an organic part of her work. This is the reason why she searches for ways to detach the audience from the spectator’s state and compel them to take a stand, in order to initiate an active dialogue upon personal and collective concerns. The audience becomes an accomplice through the project’s execution and functions basically as a cure and redemption. For her, the deed without the presence of witnesses, ceases to exist.

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education
(2013-2019) Intergrated Master, Athens School of Fine Arts – Painting Department
(2017) Erasmus, Universidad Politécnica de Valéncia, Spain –  Facultad de Bellas Artes
Subjects: Contemporary Performance Art, Process of Painting Produstion, Photography in
Contemporary Art

workshops & seminars
(2020) Dissenting Bodies Marking Time – Marilyn Arsem, Venice
(2018) Body and Citizenship – Francesco Kiais, Athens
(2017) DO IT- Vera Iona Papadopoulou, Athens

group exhibitions
(2020) Berlin | Distant Bodies, Museum of Now – Curated by Denis Leo Hegic, Michelle Houston & Jan Fiedler
(2020) Venice | Venice International Performance Art Week, Palazzo Mora
(2020) Athens | Love is made of orgasm, -ισμός gallery – Curated by Nikolena Kalaitzaki
(2019) Athens | Επιτρέπεται, Το Σπίτι της Κύπρου – Curated by Lina Tsikouta
(2019) Athens  | Sin as a portrait, Chili Art Gallery – Curated by Olga Latousaki
(2019) Athens | Ακάλυπτος, Arte Visione gallery – Curated by Maria Moscha Karatzoglou & Evaggelia Kairaki
(2019) Athens  | Οι Άγριοι, Πεδίον του Άρεως – Curated by: Vera Iona Papadopoulou
(2019) Besançon | Excentricités 10, ISBA Beaux-Arts
(2019) Athens  | Performance Rooms 2019- Kappatos Gallery- Curated by: Lina Tsikouta
(2018) Thessaloniki | #SKG Brigdes Festival
(2018) Athens | Body and Citizenship, Syntagma Square – Organized by G.A.P., -Facilitator: Francesco Kiais
(2018) Athens | ΤΟ ΣΠΙΤΙ, Koukaki- Curated by: Vera Iona Papadopoulou
(2018) Athens | Νέοι Ιστορικοί Τέχνης της Α.Σ.Κ.Τ. επιλέγουν, Trii Art Hub –Curated by: Dionisia Fotiadou
(2018) Athens | International Visual Poetry Festival, EBROS Theater
Valencia (2017) BIG DATA, INESTABLE, Valéncia – Curated by: Martina Botella Mestres