Christiana Kazakou

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Christiana is a transdisciplinary researcher, curator & artist; acting, performing & reflecting trans geographically. Her research with i-DAT explores curating ‘Hybrid Narrative Environments: a ‘beyond disciplinary’ approach for intermediating art and science discourse’ & her PhD is currently funded by the 3D3 Centre for Doctoral Training, Arts & Humanities Research Council (UK).

Following her studies on Art & Science (MA) at Central Saint Martins; she found herself working & curating for numerous innovative companies, networks, festivals, cultural organisations, NGO’s and social enterprises such as BOZAR Lab, Gluon, Ars Electronica Festival, Athens Science Festival, London Science Festival, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Green Project, Vinyl Factory, the Longplayer Trust, Business of Culture Ltd (consultancy), MARCEL Network, the Future Cinema & the LASER Talks for LEONARDO/ISAST.

Her artistic practice explores the interconnectedness and open-ended dialogue between art and science by combining scientific concepts, laws and theories from different disciplines with arts practice. Her work has been exhibited in a number of contexts and venues including the Performance Space, GV Art, Arcola Theatre, The New York Hall of Science (New York), Old Fire Station Gallery (Oxford), British Library, V&A Digital Futures and Haber Space at Central Booking (New York) amongst others. In 2013 she directed ‘Displacing Identity’; an interdisciplinary performance exploring the connection of architecture, psychoanalysis and dance in collaboration with Trinity Laban. In 2014 she received a commission by the Be Open Foundation; as an artist in residence at the ‘Nomad Lab’; a collaborative ‘Sounding Space’ project that was presented in the context of the BE OPEN Sound Portal, designed by Arup. With her former sound art collective ‘Random Order’; they have also conceived projects for the Architecture Triennale in Lisbon and ‘The Death Star Trilogy’, Star Wars production, Secret Cinema in London. Finally she has also succeeded residencies with Chisenhale Dance Space and collective Blast Theory.

Her multi-disciplinary academic record includes Art & Science (MA), Arts Management (MA), Financial Economics (BSc), Mathematical Sciences (FD) and Creative Writing & Practical Journalism (Dip) at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is a lifelong learner, always curious to acquire new knowledge & has attended several professional development courses on ‘Digital Curation’ at the UCL & ‘Innovative Curating, Curating New Media Art – Web based art & Curating Art & Science’ at the Node Center of Curatorial Studies in Berlin.

Professional membership: Museums Association

For further information please see www.christianakazakou.com & www.thevariationlab.com

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