IOANNIS ANASTASIOU

Born in 1995 in Athens, Greece.

Currently a PhD student in the Doctoral School of the E. Geppert Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Wroclaw, Poland. Obtained Master Degree in Printmaking in Professor Xenophon Sachinis studio in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

He has received awards and honorary mentions. He has taken part in over 70 collective exhibitions and competitions internationally. Has participated in various international conferences, symposiums and workshops.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I see myself as an arbitrary explorer, a chancy voyager in the realms of Memory. My artistic research is focused on understanding, interpreting and demonstrating how Memory is formed, transformed and nested in its collective and individual environment. Perceiving it as a repository of collective experience, I am specifically interested in its construction, deconstruction and misconstruction. In my practice I incorporate both traditional and experimental printmaking techniques in creating 3-D objects, installations, artists’ books and prints, often embodying social and political context.