Katerina Athanasopoulou (1974) studied Painting at the School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University in Thessaloniki and Animation at the Royal College of Art in London. She creates films for festivals and gallery spaces, such as the Onassis Stegi, Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, Thessaloniki Biennale 3 & 5, European Media Art Festival, TIF-Helexpo, Istanbul Modern, Zagreb’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Centre des Arts Actuels Skol, the British Animation Awards and Video Art Festival Miden. She has been commissioned by the Onassis Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, London College of Fashion, Channel 4, and Animate Projects. She won the Lumen prize in 2013 with ‘Apodemy’, a short film on emigration and the economic crisis. Katerina has taught Animation at University of the Arts London and the Royal College of Art, and is a PhD candidate with Plymouth University, exploring the intersections between animation, documentary and virtual reality. She lives and works in London.
Images of a floating world