Evangelia Basdekis is an artist, she has an MFA (distinction) from Lincoln University UK and an BFA from De Montfort University (UK). She was funded by Artsadmin and participated in mentoring scheme with Franko B. Her work is on LADA Archives in London UK *(DVD: ’I am your worst nightmare’ Arnolfini Gallery Performance (Live Art Development Agency-Best Performances of the year 2007) Solo shows: in Halle 14 Leipzig Germany, AD Gallery Athens, Toynbee studio London, VN Gallery Croatia, Pony Gallery Munich, Site Gallery Sheffield. Group Shows: ‘Overlapping Kassel’ Kassel – Germany, THE UPSHOT OF TRANS-AFECTIVE SLIDARITY’ at Torrance Art Museum Art Los Angeles – USA & at MotorenHalle Center for Contemporary Art Dresden Germany, ’The right to the Silence’ Manhattan USA, Performance week Venice (VIPAW), Arnolfini Gallery UK, Tanzquartier – Museum Quartier Wien, Plateaux Festival Frankfurt Mousonturm Kunstlerhaus, 1st & 2nd Biennale of Thessaloniki, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw – Poland, Museum of Contemporary Art Thessaloniki (MoMUS), BIOS art center Athens, Theatre of Piraeus Athens, Museum of Contemporary Art of Skopje, Museum of Contemporary Art Crete. Her work also presented in: S. Korea, France, Switzerland, Turkey, Japan, U.S.A, Sweden, Israel, Serbia, Italy, Albania, Portugal, Russia, Estonia, Armenia, Argentina, Montenegro, Czech Republic, etc. Residencies: Contemporaneo Festival di Arte e Musica Avantguardia Cagliari IT, Polymer Factory Residency Tallinn EE, ’Regimes of truth’ 1st Biennial of Thessaloniki GR, Lab 1/2, Villa Waldberta Munich DE, Wysing Art Center Cambridge, UK, ’Winter School’ with Franko B Colchester Art Centre UK, PSI ’Performing Rights’ with Guillermo Gomez Pena, London UK. Scholarship 2021: HALLE 14 & Goethe Institute & Edit Literature Magazine, Leipzig, DE. Evangelia curated the works of Chilean artist Daniela Lillo Olivares (at Cosmos of Culture 2017, Athens GR), South Korean artist Gang Cheol Gim (Metapolis – Athens & Art Space Santorini Island 2018) and supported Giovanni Casu artistic project ‘Drawing the Horizon with the Sun’ to take place in Santorini Island 2019. 2018 founded the group ‘Per Art Archives’ aiming to create archive for the performance art in Greece, 2016 Organised the one-day conference on Art, Nature and the Anthropocene for Re-Culture 4 in Patras, GR, 2005 founded ‘CARTel Group’ for artistic interventions in public space.
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