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Strouza Stefania

Born 1982, Greece. Lives and works in Vienna and Athens.

 

 

Studies

2010-2015 : Akademie of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria

Textual Sculpture, prof. Heimo Zobernig

2008-2010 : MFA Art, Space and Nature, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK

2005 : National Technical University of Barcelona, department of Architecture, Barcelona, Spain

2000-2007 : National Technical University of Athens, department of Architecture, Greece 

 

 

Grants

2010 : A.Grant Travel Award

2009 :Michelis scholarship, postgraduate studies for 2009-2010           

2008 :“Manos and Giorgos Vakalo” scholarship, Vakalo School of Art and Design

2008 :PSAS award for the MA Art, Space and Nature of Edinburgh College of Art

2007 : National Technical Chamber of Greece scholarship

2006 : National Technical Chamber of Greece scholarship

2002 : National Technical Chamber of Greece scholarship

2001 : National Technical Chamber of Greece scholarship

2000 : National Technical Chamber of Greece scholarship

 

 

comissions

2014 : commisioned artist for the Athens & Epidaurus Festival's 2014 visual profile

2013 : comissioned artist for the Mia 2013: Prize for Women with Immigration Background, Vienna, Austria

 

 

awards

2015 : Diploma Award (Würdigungspreis 2014-15), Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

2014 : Josef Macho Haus-Caritas Hotel Social Project

award for the first stage of the facade design

2012 : BAT (British American Tobacco) Art Award 2012

 

 

Artistic Research

2016 : Seeger Center of Hellenic Studies, Princeton University, New Jersey, US
2016 : Bauhaus Lab, Bauhaus Stiftun Dessau, Germany

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 : Shore, Wiener Art Foundation, Vienna, Austria

2015 : To a certain degree sacredness is in the eye of the beholder / ACT V,

Neue Galerie, Innsbruck, Austria

2014 : To a certain degree sacredness is in the eye of the beholder / ACT IV,

Athens Festival 2014, Peiraios 260 , Athens, Greece

2010 : Something to refresh my memory, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

2010 : Preludes, Tent Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

2009 : The Present Order, Sleeper Gallery, Edinburgh, UK

 

 

GROUP SHOWS

2016 : Desk in Exile, Bauhaus Stiftung Dessau, Germany

2015 : DeCorbuziers_The Icon,Romantso, Athens, Greece

2015 : Kleinbild, Wiener Art Foundation, Vienna, Austria

2015 : The Element of Ground, ARTWALL project space, Athens, Greece

2015 : Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space-Austrian Section,

Prague, Czech Republic

2015 : Beauty is the Method, ACG Art Gallery, Athens, Greece

2014 : No country for young men: Contemporary Greek Art in Times of Crisis,

Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

2014 : 329, Wuk Projektraum, Vienna, Austria

2014 : Art and Shadow, Czech Centers Praha and Gallery NoD, Prague, Czech Republic

2013 : ΑFresh - A new generation of Greek Artists,

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

2013 : Past Tense, Future Imperfect, Art Share L.A., Los Angeles, USA

2013 : Impossibility vs. Self-Censorship,Internediae, Madrid, Spain

2013 : Bad Chemistry, BOKU, Vienna, Austria

2013 : Hotel Obir, Bad Eisenkappel / Železna Kapla, Austria

2013 : Curators’ Network_Vienna Meeting, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
2013 : Junge Perspektiven zeitgenössischer Kunst, Volkstheater, Vienna, Austria

2013 : Traces are just empty categories, Friday Exit, Vienna, Austria

2012 : eg Nord, Atelierhaus of Akademie of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria

2012 : FLAT, Gumpendorferstrasse, Vienna, Austria

2012 : BAT Award Group Exhibition, Akademie of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria

2011 : Summer in the Middle of Winter, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens, Greece

2011 : Kunstakt, Fellner Wratzfeld, Vienna, Austria

2011 : Wem die Stunde schlagt,Zentrum fur moderne Kunst, St.Polten, Austria

2010 : MFA Degree Show, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK

2009 : 1009 m, WASPS studios, Edinburgh, UK

2009 : Cumbernauld Hit, Cumbernauld Town Center, Cumbernauld, UK

2009 : Sublimate, Inverleith House, Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh, UK

2008 : Orkney B. , Tent Gallery, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK

 

 

COLLABORATIVE WORKS

2012 : Alexander Wollf-The Wallpainting Reader, Galerie Mezzanine, Vienna, Austria

2010 : Re-scale, John David Mooney Foundation, Chicago, USA

2009 : Flow, proposal-installation, Coast Festival, Banff, UK

2005 : EASA 05, Trans, Transit ,Transition, in Bergun, Switzerland

2005 : Metamorph project, “Ciudades que Dansan” festival, Barcelona, Spain                      

 

 

Public lectures

2016 : Desk in Exile, Bauhaus Stiftung Dessau, Germany

2014 : The Creative Economy, Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, 2014 (speaker)

2010 : Dig for Victory, Experimental Station, Chicago, USA

 

 

residencies

2013: Hotel Obir, Bad Eisenkappel / Železna Kapla, Austria

2010 : John David Mooney Foundation, Chicago, USA

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

2016: Shores and Forms, Radical Reading Publications

2012: ART/E/FACT Issue 2 : The Social Landscape

Stefania Strouza, "The condition of (im)possibility"

 

 

Catalogues

DeCorbuziers_The Icon,Romantso, Athens, Greece, 2015

Beauty is the Method, ACG Art Gallery, Athens, Greece, 2015

Athens and Epidaurus Festival Catalogue,Greece, 2014

No Country For Young Men, Brussels, 2014

329, Vienna, Austria, 2014

Art and Shadow, Czech Centers Praha, Czech Republic, 2014

ΑFresh - A new generation of Greek Artists, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece, 2013

Curators' Network meeting, Catalogue Vienna, Austria, 2013

BAT Art Award, Exhibition Catalogue, Vienna, Austria, 2012

 

 

Articles

The Element of Ground, Wall Street International-Arts Section, 2015

Edith Schlocker, Das Heilige liegt im Auge des Betrachters, Tiroler Tageszeitung, 2015

Michelangelo Corsaro, South likes: Stefania Strouza at Athens Festival, Athens, 2014

ΕΦ Magazine-issue 41, Athens and Epidaurus Festival 2014

Ioanna Kleftogianni, In the steps of Le Corbusier in 1933, Elefterotipia, 2014

Katerina Lymperopoulou, "Stefania Strouza: The visual profile of Athens Festival 2014",

The Toc, 4.4.2014

Giannis Asdraxas, Athens Festival 2014:Visual Arts Programme, in2life, 24.3.2014

Joël Riff, Anticomania, chronique Curiosité - semaine 49, 2013

Matoula Kousteni/Argurw Bozwni, Young Greek Artists exhibit in the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Lifo Showtime, 18.10.2013

Katerina Lymperopoulou,"Toa certain degree sacredness is in the eye of the beholder: a greek performance in Vienna", BHMA online, 29.1.2013

Tonia Makra, Artist's Interview, Istoria Magazine, 2012

Ruth Halle, "Rauchgefechte", oe1, 2012

Chrusoulla Papaiwanou,"The Chrisis as a Muse", Eleftherotipia, 2011

Rachel Donadio, “Greece’s Bid Debt Drama is a Muse for its Artists”

The New York Times, 2011

Kimberly Bradley, “ReMap Athens : Athenian Rapsody”

Artnet, 2011