CHRYSE TSIOTA
     
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Born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1972. She studied fine arts at Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Bourges, France (1995 - 1997) and at Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de St. Etienne, France (1992 - 1995), she also studied graphic arts in Greece (1990 -1992). She has presented her work in solo and group shows in Greece and abroad. She lives and works in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Chryse Tsiota's work attempts to revive the spectator's ability to imagine a world of dreams, visions and everyday mythology. She is interested in exploring scenarios of truth versus fiction, the physiology of seeing, the visual habits of looking, 'mental storehouse' of images, stereotypes and cliches that people unconsciously take for granted.
At a first glance at the photography work of Chryse Tsiota, the viewer thinks that the environments and the figures it shows are real. But if you look a little more carefully, you realise that it is an unusual mixture of a photographed performance and staged photography, with features borrowed both from the photography of record and the documentary.
She clones herself again and again; she takes on different roles, each time projecting a different 'facade' of the self, so that at the end of the experience, she herself becomes a hybrid.