In her practice, Paky Vlassopoulou explores issues such as the production of knowledge, historization and ruins. Most recently, she has been particularly interested in the politics of service industries in relation to notions of care and hospitality. Her work often takes the form of an event, open to participation and discussion. In 2012, together with artists Chrysanthi Koumianaki and Kosmas Nikolaou, she co-founded 3 137, an artist run space operating in Athens, Greece.
Paky Vlassopoulou has had work commissioned by NEON Foundation and Whitechapel Gallery at the Gennadius Library/The American School of Classical Studies, Athens; and has exhibited work in a project by the New Museum, New York, and the DESTE Foundation, at the Benaki Museum, Athens, and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others.
Events & Exhibitions
Residents from Greece
In her installations, Sonia Leimer explores our perceptual foundations, which are formed on the basis of individual, historical, and media-related patterns of experience. As products of concrete historical contexts, rooms and objects undergo a transformation in which history and societal changes become palpable.
Sonia Leimer lives and works in Vienna. She studied architecture at the Technical University of Vienna and the Academy of Fine Art Vienna. From 2007 to 2012, she hosted a radio titled City and the Image. She taught at the Academy for Art and Photography together with Martin Guttmann from 2012–2016. Leimer exhibited her work internationally at Leopold Museum, Vienna; Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna; Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen; Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich; Los Angeles Museum of Art; 5th Moscow Biennial; artothek, Cologne; Museion – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Bozen, Italy; MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles; Kunstverein Basis, Frankfurt; BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna; Salzburger Kunstverein; and Manifesta 7, Rovereto.
Residents from Austria
Borjana Ventzislavova is a Sofia born, Vienna based cross-disciplinary artist working with video, installation, photography, and performance, among other media, often blending documentary and narrative styles to tests the line between personal and social in the context of current events and history. Throughout her practice, she analyses how stereotypes, models of representations, and political and social power structures control mechanisms of society. She also addresses issues of mobility, the crossing of socio-geographical and cultural borders, and the processes of communication and translation.