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Sophie Kyriakopoulou

Sophie Kyriakopoulou
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I investigate inter-species relationships and envision new connections among animals, plants, minerals, through random encounters that take place during walks in the city, the countryside or other travels.

I work outdoors and in studio, pulling threads together through drawings, photography, storytelling and painting devices. Through a series of small drawings, I bring together imprints of observations and associations I make while I explore the outdoors. I focus on details in my immediate surroundings and invent playful connections between initially disparate elements, a pebble, a twig, the edge of a chair, the leg of a dog. I bring them together using a presence of mind approach as a way of uncovering sources of distance, divide, gap, incompatibility, antagonism and other hindrances to connectivity and often propose a visual interpretation that envisions a sense of traversing and the possibility of connection.
Exhibitions

“Anthropologio”, Art Number 23, Athens, GR, Nov 2020

“Relay”, Tramway, Glasgow, July 2019

“Limbo”, SEAS, Brighton, June, 2019

“No Waste”, Project Space 1, The Art School, Garnett Hill, Glasgow, Oct 2018

Graduation Degree Show, The Glasgow School of Art, Tontine, Glasgow, Sep 2018

“Exquisite Offerings”, Glasgow International, Trongate 101, Glasgow, Apr 2018

“No Safe Haven”, The Pipe Factory, Glasgow, Mar 2018

“Close By”, 39 Trongate, Glasgow, Apr 2018

“Τεραςformation”, Graduate Degree Show, Athens School of Fine Arts, GR, Sep 2016

“ICRI Research and Art”, 2nd International Conference on Research Infrastructures, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, GR, Apr 2014

“Demeure(s): Histoire et mémoire à la Conciergerie”, Palais de Justice, Paris, FR, 2013

“Flags, Placards, Banners”, performance and participation in “Colour in the Land of our Times”, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens, GR, 2012

“Lime and Sea”, House of Cyprus, Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus, Athens, GR, 2011

Education

MLitt in Fine Arts Painting (distinction), Glasgow School of Art, UK, 2017-18

MA Integrated (distinction) in Fine Arts Painting, Athens School of Fine Arts, GR 2014-2016

Exchange Program student in Fine Arts department, University Paris 8, FR, 2013

BA in Fine Arts Painting (distinction), Athens School of Fine Arts, 2009-12


Workshops - Residencies - Outreach

Artist’s Talk, Don Art Salon, Athens, GR, Sep 2021

Grand Canava Art Residency, Santorini, GR, June-Nov 2020

Open Studios, The Koppel Project Central, Soho, London, Dec 2020

“Panta Rhei” Residency and workshop, Ydra Annex of ASFA collaboration Bauhaus University of Weimar, April 2012

Publications

“Carbon Footprint” - Penny Thoughts #17, Manchester, 2019

“To What Extent Can we Really Understand a Non-Human Perspective” - New Minds Eye, 2018
Rasberry Raw
  • Sophie Kyriakopoulou
  • Rasberry Raw
  • Painting
Donnie
  • Sophie Kyriakopoulou
  • Donnie
  • Oil
Schwartzejesus
  • Sophie Kyriakopoulou
  • Schwartzejesus
  • Collage
Situational
  • Sophie Kyriakopoulou
  • Situational
  • Drawing
Green Energy
  • Sophie Kyriakopoulou
  • Green Energy
  • Oil
Live Model
  • Sophie Kyriakopoulou
  • Live Model
  • Drawing
Pepper Belle
  • Sophie Kyriakopoulou
  • Pepper Belle
  • Drawing
Spleen
  • Sophie Kyriakopoulou
  • Spleen
  • Oil

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