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Vera Chotzoglou participates with her video Unidirectional at Phainomenon Anafi / φαινόμενα
Sunday July 11 2021
Vera Chotzoglou presents her video Unidirectional at Phainomenon Anafi / φαινόμενα selected by State of Concept Athens
#phenomenon_anafi is a biennial art project held in the island of Anafi, Greece. Organized by Association Phenomenon & Kerenidis Pepe Collection
Vera Chotzoglou participates with her work "MONSTERA" at Interface Video Art Festival in Zgreb-Croatia
14-18 December 2020
Interface Video Art Festival is focused on experiment in video medium and embraces art works which explore new audiovisual concepts. It seeks for innovative, provocative, and exciting videos artworks from around the world that push the boundaries of video and film medium. This program was originally developed in 2010 as an additional part of Hartera Music Festival in Rijeka. Since 2014 it runs as independent manifestation that provides an opportunity for emerging artists to create, thrive and present their innovative work. The event was produced and distributed by Zebra Creative Network and Greta Gallery in Zagreb, Croatia. Due to the pandemic conditions we have created a new festival edition that starts as a fully online event in December 2020
Vera Chotzoglou participates with her movie "S W E A T" at 26th Athens International Film Festival
27/09/2020, 19:30, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE, Athens-Greece
A documentary about the Athens underground rave scene that explores and narrates different quests for the gender, body and society, through music and dance. A cinematographic journey into the night, desire and transformation.
Vera Chotzoglou participates at the group show "Resides and works in Athens"
Opening: 28.02.2020, 19:00
Monday-Friday: 17:00 -21:00
(Closed on Monday 02.03.2020)
Eressou 40, Athens-Greece
A three-storey house in the heart of Exarcheia in Athens, becomes the field of action for a group of ten artists who explore and transmute their environments as sites of psychic-mental processes and states of affectedness (disorders, traumas, oscillations, modes of recovering and rebalancing etc.), through the use of photography, video and sound. The artists involved in the project all reside and work in Athens. In their fragmented everyday life, they inexorably yield to “multitasking”, in full accord with the dominant socio-economic and behavioral model of their era. Their daily activity is split into diverse forms of production. They live as internal "nomads" moving amidst a closed existential landscape of multiple ever-changing speeds and imploded time. Every once in a while they slow down unexpectedly. They pause, set up their equipment to "document". They abandon the prey for the shade. The selection and arrangement of their works as a unity did not result from topic-based criteria (such as: the city, art in public space, urban culture etc.), but from a purely ergo-centric approach, emerging from the specificity of each individual work of art. All works involve projections on two-dimensional surfaces, forming a mosaic-like overall composition, rich in morphological and contextual qualities, textures, sensitivities, tonal values, degrees of introvertedness/extrovertedness, varying significantly in each project.
Participating artists: Vicky Betsou, Vera Chotzoglou, Taxiarchis Diamantopoulos, Christina Dimakogianni, Gabriella Gerolemou, Yannis Karpouzis, Marietta Kavvadia, Vladimir Necakov, Alfredo Pechuan, Michaelangelo Vlassis-Ziakas.
Lectures and presentations of the artists' work will take place during the exhibition.
Vera Chotzoglou participates in the group exhibition "Centropia" at Centrum Berlin
Opening: Thursday 16 January, 6 pm
Reuterstr. 7, 12053 Berlin
Participating artists: Grinderteeth, JD Zazie, Vera Chotzoglou, Eli Cortiñas, Maria w Horn, Sasha Litvintseva and Beny Wagner, Maya Shenfeld
Centropia is a series of events inaugurating a new experimental era of Centrum. Inspired by the concept of Entropy -a situation defined by lack of order or predictability, disorder, and chaos- Centropia is a liminal zone, an in-between moment, where perceived space and time disentangle revealing fragments of a new reality.
Centropia is a Rite of Passage.
Come. Join the dance.
Opening up the new era of Centrum, Centropia was conceived with the intention to stir things up, to question, to imagine and to re-define. The selected works and ephemeral events are bound together by a common thread, adding up to our concept of Entropy, sparking a certain neurological and psychoacoustic response. They have stimulated our eyes, ears, and brain. They carry within them fragments of the thematic and aesthetic that is going to shape the program of Centrum for this coming year.
Thinking of the things that could make sense for us, in this particular time and place, our language is in the process of being redefined. We are trying to construct nuances of previous norms and thought patterns. Our glossary is informed by previously known terms, conditions, and word arrangements such as:
an army of bodies
rebellious bodies/bodies as sites of resistance
the performativity of the self
the politics of noise
the unnatural and the “Other”
Vera Chotzoglou participates in the group show "Remain(s)" at Serifos Island
05 - 21 July 2019
6 artists remain(s).
They occupy several spaces of the former- hotel, exploring the ephemerality of the summer accommodation and questioning the present condition of the abandoned hotel. More remains around the island are put in dialogue with Perseus, hiding (or revealing?) people’s detachment from their preservation. Traditional forms and typical characteristics of the guestroom (Ξενωνας) will be revised and deconstructed. How can we evaluate culturally and socially these settlements under their past promise for growth, in relation to the present remains of them? How can the theme of the “guestroom” be approached now? What kind of message can be echoed in-between the artist’s works and their temporal, in-situ, character? Video, installations, photography, and various compositional methods, are the tools with which they will participate and /or remain inside Perseus between 28/6-5/7, optimizing the chance to be in contact with residents and visitors of Serifos.
Vera Chotzoglou participates at "To construct the gender"
Curator: George Kalivis
29/05 – 26/07/2019 and 28/08 – 14/09/2020
"Emfylo-ποιείν / to construct the Gender" The group exhibition «Emfylo-ποιείν / to construct the Gender» will open at a.antonopoulou.art on May 28th 2019, curated by George Kalivis. What is femininity, what is feminine and what is female? What is masculinity, what is masculine and what is male? In a society where everything changes and flows with hectic pace, the questions concerning the perception of the concept of the human body seem more current than ever. What "must", "mustn't", "if it must" for the human body? What is the power of visual media surfaces in the creation of the gendered feeling in (post)modern societies and how do the existing standards transform, if they do so? How is "obvious", "natural", "normal" constructed when talking about the human body? Finally, could the western way of thinking escape from its bipolar bases in the sense of male/female, good/evil, beautiful/ugly, white/black and so on, and if so, where would that lead? Disengagement from such stereotypes in the new social circumstances, although sometimes appears feasible, is usually hindered systematically by serving various interests. The commonly accepted perceptions and standards for human bodies have generated a series of discussions, ideas, talks and debates about the naturalness, genre and uniqueness of their existence. The art exhibition «Emfylo-ποιείν / to construct the Gender» becomes a common commentary site for the development of ideas about these and other contemporary questions. Each artist reflects, interprets and creates on the basis of whether gender (and/or sex) is eventually, in part or fully, a construction of human intellect. The artworks of the exhibition are various manifestations of creative expression and lead to a production of words and images for a wide range of issues concerning diversity, roles and identities of all genders, and sometimes regarding the study of sexuality. The show caustically comments what society considers "obvious". The "male/female" models unfold a political narrative about issues of limiting expression, thought and diversity, and ultimately the freedom to manage your own body. The works of acclaimed Greek and foreign artists cover a range of expressive mediums such as video, photography, sculpture, installations, painting and more.
Participating: Dimitrios Antonitsis, Vera Chotzoglou [Julien Napolitano], DAGLARA, Georgia Fambris, Georges Jacotey, Demi Kaia, Navine G. Khan-Dossos, Sevastiana Konstaki, Sia Kyriakakos, Konstantinos Ladianos, Anna Lascari, Rick Lowe & Dora Papadimitriou, Thanos Mourrais Velloudios, Ioanna Pantazopoulou, Maria Papadimitriou, Eva Papamargariti, Alexios Papazacharias, Alexandros Psychoulis, Nana Sachini, John Sachpazis, Anne Marie Slater, Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou, Pavlos Tsakonas [παυλος τσ], Stef Van Looveren, Adonis Volanakis.
Vera Chotzoglou participates in the group exhibiton "A Fork in the road" @FOTO WIEN
20 Mar - 6 Apr 2019
Students of the Department of Photography/Gabriele Rothemann at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and students of the Athens School of Fine Arts will be showing their latest works at FOTO WIEN. The various individual points of view are concentrated and located through the medium of photography and made perceptible at a time that is generally referred to as a time of upheaval.
The exhibition will celebrate our common ground, friends will be invited, works of art will be juxtaposed and enmeshed. Artistic ideas open up spaces for thinking and overcome territorial persistence. In our times, it has become more important (than ever) to set out, to gather experiences and to enter into an intercultural exchange with young positions in artistic research.
At the fork in the road, we practice joint artistic action.
A cooperation of the Department of Photography/Gabriele Rothemann at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Athens School of Fine Arts and FOTO WIEN
Vera Chotzoglou participates at HPFF 19' "No Gender, No border"
Wednesday 24/04/2019 – 16:30
Tuesday 30/04/2019 – 16:30 – replica
The mission of the festival is to give value and visibility to independent productions that make new subjects of investigation and research the bodies, sexuality, and the transitions between genres. The post porn, as writing, can undermine gender, language conventions and reassuring entertainment film we're used to. The festival aims to 'hack' and destabilize the conventional system of access to cinema. Hacker Sex as a new way of facing sex and life, such as push to "go further" and infect rigid cultural principles to propose a flow without borders and stimulate truly free creative expression.
Premiere Screening of Rausch (2018) at 6th Athens Biennale-ANTI
Sun 11 Nov 2018
19:00 - 20:00
Premiere Screening of Rausch (2018)
Esperia Palace > 1st floor > KINO
Presentation - premiere screening of Rausch by Vera Chotzoglou
Vera Chotzoglou premieres her work Rausch (2018), a video about the night and the melancholy after queer parties in Athens and Berlin.
Directed by Vera Chotzoglou