Vassiliea Stylianidou was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1967. She studied literature and linguistics at the University of Jannina, Greece (1985 - 89) and fine arts at the University of Fine Arts (UdK), Berlin (BA, MA) (1993-99).
In 1999, she was awarded the AT Kearney video prize and the Meisterschueler prize, UdK Berlin. In 2001, she received the DAAD supplementary grant for NY within the scope of the NaFOEG-postgraduate.
She has presented her work in solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. Her works are to be found in private and public collections, including the Museum of Photography in Thessaloniki. Lives and works in Athens and Berlin.
The artistic skill of Vassiliea Stylianidou focuses on the juxtaposition and the intermingling of real and imaginary topographies and the creation of virtual spaces of human coexistance. Her work refers to the notion
of utopia (as a virtual non-space) and its sociopolitical dimensions. Stylianidou/s landscapes function mainly as psychotropic spaces,
in which either former creatures-objects (the produce of digital processing) appear in fine choreographies of rhythm and immobility
or in which human figures emerge. The dimension of unfamiliar precence and characteristic silence defines their minutest movement..
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