My work is concerned with real people and ordinary life and is crossing artforms: I use the human body, colour, video and light, matter and sound to share stories of the Body-Mind. I wish for my works to be transformative experiences that may challenge or shift human perception; let us start a conversation, rather than impose an idea. And, in the end, let us be inspired.
Katerina Barampouti (also known as: Katerina Barabouti, Κατερίνα Μπαραμπούτη)
Award-winning Greek Live Artist, performer, and musician, living and working in London. I make and deliver live art projects, performances, music shows, spoken word, video and site-specific installations. My interdisciplinary work focuses on consciousness and aims to connect people and empower diversity through research and commercial projects, as well as community work. I also lead workshops on creativity, mindfulness & change management and teach art & performance technologies (voice & body). Parallel to my studies at Goldsmiths University of London (Master of Arts with Merit) and at the Athens School of Fine Arts (BA hons in Fine Arts with Distinction), I established my career and was honoured by UNER/UNESCO, also received the Russian Art-Critics Federation Diploma - award. My new work ELEFSIS is currently on tour.
Credits: Four solo exhibitions, collaboration with numerous art foundations, participation in performances, short film projects, biennales and festivals around the globe, scenography design for theatre plays. Numerous artworks belong to private collections in Europe, USA, Middle East and Asia. Honoured with the HELMEPA/UNER-UNESCO and the Russian Art-Critics Federation distinctions.
Commissioned to supervise - as researcher curator and concept designer - selected exhibitions and festivals such as The Cultural Year of Greece in China 2008/Labyrinths Exhibition, and the Athens International Comics Festival. Currently Member of Board of Directors of the Skironio Museum Polychronopoulos.
In more Detail:
Major Exhibitions & Performances
2017 ELEFSIS: MINOTAUR ARRIVAL - site-specific installation/performance experience
The Koppel Project gallery, London, UK
2007 KATERINA BARAMPOUTI - Road to Palestine
Βαβέλ / Babel gallery, Athens, Greece.
2005 ΛΟΓΟΣ: REASON - PROPORTION
National Association of Greek Chemists (ΕΕΧ commission), main conference hall, Athens, Greece.
2003 JOURNEY INSIDE
Athens International Comics Festival, “Technopolis” Municipal Gallery of Athens, Athens, Greece.
2016-2017 16 ARTISTS 16 DAYS / MINOTAUR BIRTH
The Koppel Project Hive gallery, London, UK
2015 CHILDHOOD THE REAL EVENT / LIFE SNAP
Kids Company & Royal Academy, London, UK
2013 BAILED OUT / INSOMNIA2
Vibe Gallery, London, UK
2012 MATERIAL ENDURANCE, Athens International Comics Festival / TRANSIT2
TRANSIT2 site-specific video installation at the Diplarios School Building, Athens, Greece.
2011 THE CRISIS AND BEYOND - Greek Emerging Artists exhibition
The Hellenic Centre, London, U.K. / a A.G. Leventis Foundation Scholars Association commission,
2011 BALKAN EXPRESS
Music/art performance, at The Hellenic Centre, London, U.K. (March 2011)
Commissioned by the A. G. Leventis Foundation Scholars Association
Conceived, designed, directed, and performed by Katerina Barampouti in collaboration with Solis Barki.
Music/art performance, London, U.K., INCA ARTS SPACE – supported by the British Council, May 2011
presented also at The Flex Collective (The Others venue, June 2011), June 2011.
Conceived, designed, directed, and performed by Katerina Barampouti
Experimental performance/devised theatre. London, U.K., June 2011.
Studio 3, Goldsmiths University, in the framework of THE WORKS: Final Shows Festival MA in Performance Conceived, designed, directed, and performed by Katerina Barampouti, and Sul Hui Lee
in collaboration with the choreographer and actress Mabel Aitken.
2010 MED i KRV EXHIBITION 2
Booze Cooperativa, Athens, Greece (under the auspices of the Embassy of Greece in Serbia, and Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Greece).
2009 RECYCLE INSTRUCTIONS
Cultural Center Melina Mercouri, Athens, Greece.
Organization: Cultural Department of the Municipality of Athens.
Under the auspices of: the Municipality of Athens.
798 art space, Beijing, China
under the auspieces of the Cultural Year of Greece in China /Beijing Olympic Year 2008
Technopolis (Municipality of Athens), Athens, Greece.
Organization/Curating/under the auspices of: the Commissariat of Fine Arts of Greece (ΕΕΤΕ).
Supported by: Technopolis, the Municipality of Athens and the Greek Parliament.
2008 ART IN ART / ACTORS AND PAINTERS
Cultural Center Melina Mercouri, Athens, Greece.
Organization/under the auspices of: Actor’s House Foundation
and the Cultural Department of the Municipality of Athens.
2006 ALUMINIUM.ART and NEW TECHNOLOGIES
International Festival of Contemporary Art supported by UNESCO, Baku, Azerbaijan.
2005 III TASHKENT BIENNALE – Saat: Myths of the East and the West
Museum of Modern Art, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Distinction.
2004 38th PARALLEL – THE HORIZON
International Meeting of Young Artists for Athens 2004, Scironio Museum Polychronopoulos,
Athens & Scironian Stones, Greece.
2003 COSMOS: 11th BIENNALE OF YOUNG ARTIST OF EUROPE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN, BJCEM
Other music performances:
World jazz - Athens, Greece.
Booze Cooperativa theatre stage, To Baraki music stage.
In collaboration with Solis Barki.
2010 SWING ON THE MUSIC vol2
Jazz/blues/rock concerts (Jan to May), Athens, Greece.
Almaz music stage, Booze Cooperativa music stage.
Collaboration with the pianist Ruben Satian.
2009 SWING ON THE MUSIC vol1
Jazz/blues/rock concerts (Jan to May), Athens, Greece.
Almaz music stage, Booze Cooperativa music stage, To Baraki music stage.
Collaboration with the pianist Asteris Papastamatakis.
2009 LET’S JAZZ!
More than 40 concerts/shows, one-year contract (Nov 2008 to May 2009)
Hilton Hotel / Byzantine restaurant, Athens, Greece.
Collaboration with amuse concept events and the pianists: Kostas Yaxoglou, Stavros Linos,
2009 WOMAN’S DAY
World ethnic concert on 9/03/2009 for ATTIKO METRO/AMEL Company, Athens, Greece.
at the Conference Hall of the central Metro station Syntagma.
Collaboration with the musicians: Kostas Yaxoglou & Nikos Psarianos.
2008 CABARET GRIQUELLE
Musical , Athens, Greece.
Cabaret Voltaire music stage, To Baraki music stage.
Collaboration with the musicians: Kostas Yaxoglou & Philippe Robert.
2008 CABARET CLARION
Musical, Athens, Greece.
Cabaret Voltaire music stage, To Baraki music stage, Booze Cooperativa theatre stage.
Based on poems of Dirk Polak (Mecano)
Directed by Dirk Polak - collaboration with Philippe Robert.
Music & storytelling, Athens, Greece.
Foundation/Museum Atelier Spyrou Vassiliou
Collaboration with Solis Barki.
Collaborations/educational programmes & Community work/commissions (most recent):
2012 - KIDS COMPANY, London (Feb - June: series of workshops for teenagers and young people on art & performance under the title LIVING SCULPTURES and exhibition of the work CARGO at the Royal Academy of Arts during June-July 2012). Collaboration with Gabriela Brent.
2011 - ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE - Στέγη Γραμμάτων και Τεχνών, Athens, Greece (THE SOUND OF IMAGES workshops for teenagers on art, digital media and music in collaboration with Tim Ward and Lorenda Ramou).
2010-2008 GIANNIS KOUTSOHERAS FOUNDATION - supported by YOU.CI
(THE SONG OF THE SUN: a play/musical for children by the internationally acclaimed Greek poet Leta Koutsohera, linked to art workshops in Athens –Historical Building of Athens University (Plaka), and in various regions in Greece.)
Collaborated with the Greek art movement Cheap Art , BABEL arts & comics magazine and DRYOS TOPOI: The Experimental Theatre Group of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Athens (director Dr. Anna Lazou).
Collaborations on Theatre and Film (indicative list):
2011 PERSEPHONE - a short film by Carmen Zographou.
2010 SONGS FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA
Musical for children played at various venues and schools in Athens and around Greece: was presented at the Museum of Popular Music Instruments in Plaka/Acropolis area, at the Municipality of Edessa, Greece, at the Municipality of Kozani.
Producer: Kate Koullia. Written and directed by Ourania Anagnostou.
2008 -2007 MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE of Alan Rickman and Katherine Viner
A Brokenchair Theatre Company production.
Fournos theatre, Athens and Festival of Greek Theatre 2008, Lamia, Greece.
Directed by Theodoros Tsapakidis.
2008 THE CROCODILE of F. Dostoyeufski (interpreted for theatre by Th. Tsapakidis)
Alekton theatre, Athens, Greece. Directed by Babis Kalatzis.
Co-producer and Curator of selected Art Festivals and Exhibitions (indicative list):
2013-2004 ATHENS INTERNATIONAL COMICS FESTIVAL - Athens, Greece.
Design and curating of exhibitions, Member of Board (November 2012 Most recent Festival: Katerina was the Curator of David Lloyd's 'V for Vendetta' retrospective exhibition). Under the auspices of: Ministry of Culture of Greece, Municipality of Athens.
2008 -2007 LABYRINTHS - COMICS AND CONTEMPORARY VISUAL ARTS / Cultural Year of Greece in China, Beijing 2008- Olympic Year.
At798art space, Beijing, China. Under the auspices of: Ministry of Culture of Greece & The Cultural Year of Greece in China and Beijing Cultural Olympics.
Design and curating of the exhibition by presenting 30 contemporary Greek artists, in
cooperation with the architect/curator Niki Tzouda and the curator/art historian Christopher Marinos.
2004 CARTE BLANCHE: Designed, organized and curated the first Carte Blanche event-exhibition for BoozeCooperativa in Athens, in cooperation with Nikos Louvros and Lia Stamopoulou. This event is taking place every year since then.
1999 IT HAPPENED TOMORROW, International Comics Exhibition, under the auspices of the Municipality of Patras, Greece.
Curator, in cooperation with the architect Niki Tzouda.
1998 1st FESTIVAL OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC IN CHALKIDIKI , Greece
Member of the Organization Committee - member of PANASERIA group.
1997 PROJECT CAROLINA TRIBAL HOTEL, Athens, Greece.
Organised and curated, in cooperation with Nikos Louvros and Lia Stamopoulou, the first exhibition of visual arts in Athens that took place in an entire hotel, in the centre of the city. The hotel was transformed into an Art-Project: 30 Greek artists intervened in 30 rooms.
Higher Education & Training
Master of Arts Degree with Merit (MA in Performance Making)
Goldsmiths University of London/Department of Drama, U.K., 2010 – 2011.
Disciplines: Contemporary Performance Practice, Theatre/Performance Art History and Theory, Stage and Costume Design, Digital Media/Video, Lighting, Archiving Management, Festival Production Management.
NOCN Level 2 QCF* in Music Studies, U.K. (*comparable to working at NVQ2, GNVQ, GCSE)
Goldsmiths University of London, 2010 – 2011.
Disciplines: Musicianship, Composition, Vocals.
Erasmus scholarship - University of Barcelona (UB) –Faculty of Fine Arts, Spain, 2001 – 2002
Courses/training: Digital Image, Video Editing, Visual Narration, Photography.
BA Hons with Distinction in Fine Arts
Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA), 1993 – 1999, Greece.
Disciplines: Painting, Installations, Stage and Costume Design, Aesthetic Philosophy, Art History and Theory, Architecture, Photography.
Certificate of studies in Philosophy and Social Politics
Free University of Piraeus (EL.DI.PA.), 1989-1990, Greece.
Research on Behavioural Change, Perceptual Systems and Linguistics:
ITA NLP Certified Practitioner (London, 2015-2016)
The Mindfulness Association Member and Certified Practitioner (London, 2015-2016)
The Oxford Mindfulness Centre Masterclas (Oxford, 2016)
CIPD Certified /Advanced Facilitation Masterclass (London 2016)
Bernard Hiller Materclasses (London and Rome, 2012 - 2013)
Acting, theatre, vocals: Mirka Yementzakis Training System, Greece, 1998 – 2003
(Prof. Mirka Yementzakis – main assistant of P. Stein, assistant of P. Brook).
Movement Toolbox (Choreology) with Olga Masleinnikova (London, 2014 -2016)
Butoh dance with Marie Gabrielle-Rotie, London (2012)
Body contact & physical expression: Kinisis Dance School, Athens, 1998 - 2006 (teacher: Susana Abigador)
Oriental, African and Latin dance and percussion (various teachers, 1997 - 2010)
Tae Kwon Do, Red belt (Stefanos Dovas Training System, 1984 – 1992)
Kung fu, Hatha yoga, Tai chi chuan and Chi kung (various instructors, 1993 – 2008)
Red Dragon Shaolin Kung Fu Training System (Athens, 2008 – 2010)
Student of Mike King (London, 2010 - 2013)
Jazz and Latin singing techniques: with Sofia Noiti and Marta Moreleon (Greece 1998 - 2006)
Classical vocals: Meandrio Conservatory (Athens, 2002 - 2003)
Music (theory/piano): National Conservatory, Athens, 1983 - 1989