Artst's statement:

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. 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.

 

Biography:   

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 work connects people and aims to empower diversity through community work, as well as research and commercial projects. I also lead workshops on creativity & 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. I am currently in pre-production for my upcoming 2017 show at The Koppel Project, London.


Credits: three 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.  

contact: kbarabouti@yahoo.com

 

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In more Detail:

Major Exhibitions & Performances
Solo
2017      ELEFSIS: MINOTAUR ARRIVAL - upcoming site-specific installation/performance
          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.

Group
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.
2011      INSOMNIA
          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
2011      TRANSIT
          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.
2008     LABYRINTHS 
         798 art space, Beijing, China

         under the auspieces of the Cultural Year of Greece in China /Beijing Olympic Year 2008
2008     IMAGE-SPACE-ACTION2
         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:
2010         4LIZARDS
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,  
Marios Saridakis.
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.
2008       DREAMCOLOR
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. 

Further Training/Vocation:
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)

Acting
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
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)

Voice/Music:
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