Eleni Tsamadia is a visual artist and researcher based in Athens/Greece. She received her bachelor’s (and integrated masters 2018)and proceed to her master’s degree(2018/2021) at the ASFA. She was teaching assistant at D’ lab of ASFA (2019/2020) and works with children on the subject of art in migrant communities in Athens(ongoing). Her research and art practice concerns the depiction of the body in contemporary imagery and the mentality these images create. The purpose of her research and practice is mapping and improving the potential of our performance in the Anthropocene. The media I use are variations amongst painting and performance and aim to reclaim our (feminine) depiction (both in history and currently). I perceive performance as a temporal, natural process, through which the body communicates its desires and fantasies, thus claiming the autonomy of its existence. My painting, in this context, is a constant self-referential performance in which I seek my relationship with materiality, the body, and the definition of its limits.
The genre I work with, within my art, research, and political involvement/action, is Body Politics in the sense of healing cultural traumas, addressing non-violent practices in art and culture (post-colonial practices), and creating material and immaterial co-habitats for our future and in present. She has participated in many group shows on relevant topics in Greece and abroad, selected participations are : 2021 /VENUS DE MILO /2021 PRAXIS,INC: GALLERY, online exhibition, NYU/TISCH, New York (video performance). 2016/Ultimate Kunst Experience/KASKL /Berlin (Documentary Performance, Eleni Tsamadia & Alexandra Ioannidi). 2016 /What People Do For Money /NIECES /Manifesta11, CabaretVoltaire, Zürich (Lecture Performance, Eleni Tsamadia, Alexandra Ioannidi & Dani). And Also had two solo presentations so far: 2020/Körper/Leib etc./MFA DIPLOMA EXHIBITION, ASKT, Athens &. 2019/Some Colonies are Less Important Than Others/Phoenix Athens, Athens.