Ioli Kavakou ~ Keywords: rational, hallucination, ESP, madness, repressed, logos, parascience, science, predictions, progress, dreamscape, riddle, language, horror, storytelling, myths, oracle, medium, objective, subjective, truth, reality, clairvoyant, fiction, weird sisters, monstrosity, irrational
Ioli Kavakou (b. 1993) is a visual artist and writer based in Athens. She holds a BA in Art History and Theory from the Athens School of Fine Arts (2016), a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University London (2020) and a MA degree in Art Praxis from the DAI (2023). Working with new media and text based performance, her work is driven by research engaging in explorations of the category of knowledge and the construction of the modern rational individual. She is interested in language, story telling and myth as tools of imagining, questioning and recasting minor narratives. She researches the parascientific as a hybrid of the heretic, the marginalised and the repressed. Her work has been shown in exhibitions in Greece and abroad while she has participated in a number of research programs and publications. In 2022 she was awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship.
Learn more about Ioli Kavakou's 20 minute performance Daemonologie or A Spectral Wake for all the Weird Sisters for WHERE THE MOON IS UP ~ DAI's Aeroponic Acts, July 2023 at Centrale Fies, Dro, Italy.
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