ACROSS #23

Critic and curatorial residency program from Nice

Stay of Kalliopi Tsipini-Kolaza in May/June 2019

ACROSS #23 – May/June 2019

Kelly Tsipni-Kolaza (1988, Rhodes) is an independent curator and researcher based in Athens, Greece.

She studied English Language and Literature at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and she holds a Masters degree in Visual Culture from the University of Westminster in London. In 2014-2015 she was part of CuratorLab at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm.

Between 2012- 2015 she held curatorial positions in public art institutions in London including at the Serpentine Galleries, The Architecture Foundation and the Contemporary Art Society. In 2015 she received the Forecast Platform Curatorial Award. In 2016-2017 she worked as a Curatorial Assistant for documenta14 in Athens and Kassel.

Her interests span a wide range of topics, especially where societal issues are implied, and converge around time-based art, performance, sound and film.
Curatorial projects include: Orange Trees that Talk, a mediated performance by Cooking Sections, Botkyrka Konsthall, Stockholm (2015), Sonic Revolutions Vibrations from the Levant, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin (2016), Litany for Amplified Voices, Bridges Festival, Thessaloniki (2019).

In 2018, she co-founded miss dialectic together with Klea Charitou, Eleanna Papathanasiadi and Evita Tsokanta, an art operator that aims to support artistic and curatorial research with a strong focus on education and the production of new work through interdisciplinary collaborations.