This Might Be The Answer, But What Is The Question?
The artistic work of Chryssa Tsampazi promotes the concept of intimacy with the audience where the body of the artist and those of the participants/collaborators are the subject and, simultaneously, the transmitting mechanism of the work. By means of performances and confrontational happenings, her work exposes the contradictions of the economic, social and political dynamics of a specific locality, often in conjunction with gender and social class. To this aim, she has tapped conventions of conceptual art practice and theatre, where directing takes the form of a set of instructions.
Tsampazi studied Theater at Drama School of Athens (GR) before receiving an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL). Her work has been shown at Sullivan Galleries, Chicago (IL); Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago; Chicago Cultural Center; Fallout Gallery, Minneapolis (MN); Athens Biennial, Athens, (GR) Art-Athina, Athens (GR); Bios Centre Athens, Athens (GR); Sophiensaele, Berlin (D). She is the co-founder of the performance group ShiftyTongue together with the visual artist Vassiliea Stylianidou.