Angeliki Chaido Tsoli
Angeliki Chaido Tsoli is an interdisciplinary visual artist and Fulbright Scholar from Athens, Greece currently based in Chicago USA, pursuing her MFA in Studio/Performance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Angeliki graduated with distinction from the department of Fine and Applied Arts, Aristotle university of Thessaloniki. She has been working predominately in the field of performance art for a number of years now since studying in Spain (UPVUniversitat Politècnica de València) with Bartolomé Ferrando. Her practice deals with durational, process based and material led concerns and she is interested in exploring these through a visual and mental poetic space, creating and transforming images within a political, identity based and ritual contextual and conceptual approach. Her practice stems from, and is rooted in a visual arts discipline, considering her approach as one of sculpting experiences, or liken her approach to painting in the way she constructs her aesthetic terrain. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and over the past few years has participated in a number of international workshops such as Venice International Performance Art Week, and has worked with La Pocha Nostra, Zierle & Carter, Manuel Vason, Tania Bruguera, BBB Johannes Deimling, Francesco Kiais, Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith, and Andreas Pashias, in addition to working as a lead assistant to commissioned artists (Zierle&Carter) for the SPILL Festival of Performance in London(2015). Moreover, has been selected twice as a young artist to participate in the art festival organized by the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki. In Athens has been commissioned to make videos for theatrical performances in the Greek Theater of Karolos Koun and worked technically for the play “Satin Slipper” of Paul Claudel in the framework of Athens and Epidaurus Festival (2015).
She is cofounder and curator with Francesco Kiais of the performance platform in Athens [MIND THE] G.A.P - Gathering Around Performance. Their intention is to catalyse performative cultural activity, build bridges and facilitate connections, invite national and international artists, and to organize performance workshops, exhibitions and lectures in the field of performance art.
“A tension, a fragility, a strength, a grace in her delicate and precise durational actions, Angeliki Chaido Tsoli performs with clarity, power and a tangible embodied intent”
Zierle & Carter”
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