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STEFANIA STROUZA

Born in 1982 in Greece. 

Working in Athens, Greece and Vienna, Austria.

stefaniastrouza@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION

2010-15 Master of Fine Art in Textual Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria

2008-10 Master of Fine Art in Art, Space and Nature, Edinburgh College of Art, UK

2000-07 Master of Architectural Engineering, Technical University of Athens, Greece

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Currents and Currencies, Antonopoulou Gallery, Athens, Greece

2016 Shore, Wiener Art Foundation, Vienna, Austria

2015 To a certain degree sacredness is in the eye of the beholder / Act V, Neue Galerie Innsbruck,  Austria

2014 To a certain degree sacredness is in the eye of the beholder / Act III, Athens and Epidaurus Festival, Athens, Greece

2011 Something to refresh my memory, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh, UK 

2010 Preludes, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

2009 The Present Order, Sleeper Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Ad Astra, curated by Ysabel Pinyol, Pinta Miami, Mana Wynwood, Miami, USA

Archipelago Mountain, curated by Ana de Almeida & Stephanie Misa, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki, Finland

The diary of a seamstress: An imaginary biography, curated by Efi Falida, Antonopoulou Gallery, Athens, Greece

The memory of revolution-Contemporary Greek Artists, curated by Yannis Bolis, co-organised by the State Museum of Contemporary Art Thessaloniki and the Athens School of Fine Arts Athens, Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece

Stopping Point, curated by Kostis Velonis, Daily Lazy Projects, Athens, Greece

2017

Imagined Homes, Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

Taking Roots, curated by Orestis Andreadakis, Thessaloniki Film Festival, Thessaloniki

15 Young Artists for the 175 Years of the National Bank, curated by Olga Mentzafou, Old Stock Market, Athens, Greece

Tomorrows: Urban fictions for possible futures, curated by Daphne Dragona and Panos Dragonas, Onassis Cultural Centre, Diplareios School, Athens, Greece

Where is the problem-"Empathy-Apathy", curated by Eva Kekos, Beton7, Athens, Greece

Car­ry­ing Owls to Athens, curated by Amer Abbas, Athens, Greece

Antiquidia, curated by Angeliki Antonopoulou, Antonopoulou Gallery, Athens, Greece

2016

Instructions for Happiness, curated by Severin Dünser and Olympia Tzortsi, Athens, Greece

Dämmerschlaf, curated by Michelle Fucich, KM 0 Gallery, Innsbruck, Austria

Desk in Exile, curated by Regina Bittner, Bauhaus Stiftung, Dessau, Germany 

2015

DeCorbuziers_The Icon, curated by Simon Banos, Romantso, Athens, Greece

The Element of Ground, curated by Takis Kaldis, The Artwall, Athens, Greece

Beauty is the Method, curated by Sotirios Bahtetzis, Deree College, Athens, Greece

2014

No country for young men: Contemporary Greek Art in Times of Crisis, curated by Katerina Gregos, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

329, curated by Olympia Tzortzi, Wuk Projektraum, Vienna, Austria

Art and Shadow, curated by Dominik Lang and Edith Jerabkova, Czech Centers Praha, Prague, Czech Republic

2013

AFresh - A new generation of Greek Artists, curated by Dafni Vitali, Tina Pandi and Dafni Dragona, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

Past Tense, Future Imperfect, curated by Koan Baysa, Art Share L.A., Los Angeles, USA

Impossibility vs. Self-Censorship, curated by Anca Mihulet, Internediae, Madrid, Spain

Bad Chemistry, curated by Phelim Mc Conigly, BOKU, Vienna, Austria

Curators’ Network_Vienna Meeting, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria

Traces are just empty categories, curated by Miriam Bentham, Friday Exit, Vienna, Austria

2012

eg Nord, curated by Edith Zenun, Atelierhaus of Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria

BAT Award Group Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria 

2011

Summer in the Middle of Winter, curated by Marina Fokidis, Eleanna Papathanasiadi and Apostolos Vasilopoulos, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens, Greece

Kunstakt, curated by Veronika Dirnhofer, Fellner Wratzfeld, Vienna, Austria

Wem die Stunde schlagt, curated by Gunter Damisch, Zentrum für moderne Kunst, St. Polten, Austria

2010

MFA Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK

2009

Cumbernauld Hit, curated by Donald Urquhart, Cumbernauld Town Center, UK

Sublimate, curated by Donald Urquhart, Inverleith House, Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh, UK

 

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

2016 Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University, USA

2016 Bauhaus Lab 2016, Bauhaus Stiftung, Dessau, Germany

 

RESIDENCIES

2019 MANA Contemporary,  New Jersey, USA

2018 Studio Residency Mexico City,  awarded by the Ministry of Art and Education Austria

2013 Hotel Obir, Bad Eisenkappel,  Austria

2010 Chicago, John David Mooney Foundation, USA

2010 Megijima, Japan, Andrew Grant Travel Scholarship of the Edinburgh College of Art

 

GRANTS

2018  ARTWORKS Award- Selected Fellow for the 1st SNF (Stavros Niarchos Foundation)  Artist Fellowship Program

2017 Emerging Artists Award of the National Bank of Greece

2015 Best Diploma Award, Department of Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

2014 Award for the first stage of the competition to redesign the façade of the Caritas Hotel

2012 Art Award of British American Tobacco

2010 Andrew Grant Travel Scholarship of the Edinburgh College of Art

2009-10 Michelis Scholarship for postgraduate studies

2008-09 Vakalo Scholarship for postgraduate studies, Vakalo School of Art and Design

2008-10 PSAS Scholarship for the MFA Art, Space and Nature in Edinburgh College of Art

2007 Andreas Ploumistos Diploma Award, Technical University of Athens, School of Architecture

2003-04 Stamos Stournas Scholarship of the Technical University of Athens

2003-04 Scholarship of the Technical Chamber of Greece

2000-01 Scholarship of the Technical Chamber of Greece

 

COMMISSIONS

2014 Commissioned artist for the design of the visual identity of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival

2013 Commissioned artist for the design of “Mia 2013: Award for the Integration of Immigrants in Austria” 

 

LECTURES

2018 Artist's Lecture, Salon T.E.A., Mexico City, Mexico

2017 Making Shores / Making Nature, Tomorrow’s Talks, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece

2016 To a certain degree sacredness is in the eye of the beholder, Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University, USA

2014 Multiple Abstractions, The Creative Economy Conference, Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece

2010 Dig for Victory, Experimental Station, Chicago, USA

 

TEXTS

2017 Tamoachan (Today of all Days), Thessaloniki International Film Festival Blog

2015 Shores and Forms, Radical Reading Publications

2012 The condition of (im)possibility, ART/E/FACT Issue 2: The Social Landscape

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017 Taking Roots, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece

2017 Tomorrows: Urban fictions for possible futures, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece

2017 Imagined Homes, Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece 

2016 Desk in Exile, Bauhaus Foundation Dessau, Germany

2015 DeCorbuziers_The Icon, Athens, Greece

2015 Beauty is the Method, Deree College, Athens, Greece

2014 Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2014, Athens, Greece

2014 No country for young men, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

2014 329, WUK, Vienna, Austria

2014 Art and Shadow, Czech Center, Prague, Czech Republic

2013 AFresh, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

2013 Hotel Obir, Bad Eisenkappel, Austria

2012 Curators’ Network meeting catalogue, Vienna, Austria

2012 BAT Art Award, Exhibition Catalogue, Vienna, Austria

 

PRESS

“Mexico City by Stefania Strouza”, AWAY : a project around residencies, 2018

"On currents and currencies. Stefania Strouza in conversation with Antonia Rahofer", KubaParis, 2018

Salon TEA, un espacio multidisciplinario,  La Tempestad,  2018

Stopping Point at Daily Lazy Projects, Daily Lazy, 2018

Georgia Papastamou, “Japan and Anaximander’s Mind inspire Stefania Strouza”, Lifo, 2017

Charis Kanellopoulou, “Currents and Currencies: a reading on the Tides of History”, Artnewsgr, 2017

Argurw Bozwni, “A walk through the works of the 6th Thessaloniki Biennale”, Elculture, 2017

Dimitra Tsiaouskogloy, “Imagined Homes: Thessaloniki Biennale envisions a new community”, Culturenow, 2017

Annita Apostolaki, “Currents and Currencies at Antonopoulou Gallery”, Artnewsgr, 2017

Katerina Lymperopoulou, “Works from a new generation of Greek artists in the National Bank of Greece”, etypou.gr, 2017

Edith Schlocker, “Das Heilige liegt im Auge des Betrachters”, Tiroler Tageszeitung, 2015

Michelangelo Corsaro, “South likes: Stefania Strouza at Athens Festival”, South Magazine, Athens, 2014

Greek Festival Magazine, Issue 41, Athens and Epidaurus Festival, 2014

Ioanna Kleftogianni, “In the steps of Le Corbusier in 1933”, Elefterotipia, 2014

Katerina Lymperopoulou, “Stefania Strouza: The visual profile of Athens Festival 2014”, The Toc, 2014

Giannis Asdraxas, “Athens Festival 2014: Visual Arts Programme”, In2life, 2014

Joël Riff, “Anticomania”, chronique Curiosité, sémaine 49, 2013

Matoula Kousteni/Argurw Bozwni, “Young Greek Artists exhibit in the National Museum of Contemporary Art”, Lifo, 2013

Katerina Lymperopoulou, “To a certain degree sacredness is in the eye of the beholder: a Greek performance in Vienna”, BHMA, 2013

Tonia Makra, “Artist’s Interview”, Istoria Magazine, 2012

Ruth Halle, “Rauchgefechte”, oe1, 2012

2011 Chrusoulla Papaioannou, “The Crisis as a Muse”, Eleftherotipia, 2011

Rachel Donadio, “Greece’s Bid Debt Drama is a Muse for its Artists”, The New York Times, 2011

Kimberly Bradley, “ReMap Athens: Athenian Rapsody”, Artnet, 2011