Christiana KazakouProgram Coordinatorat Leonardo/ISAST
Christiana Kazakou is a transdisciplinary researcher, curator & artist; acting, performing & reflecting trans geographically. Her research with i-DAT explores transdisciplinary curatorial models within the art & science discourse and is currently funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (UK). Following her studies on Art & Science (MA) at Central Saint Martins; she found herself working & curating for numerous innovative companies, networks, festivals, cultural organisations, NGO’s and social enterprises whose activities engage across the spectrum of the arts, sciences, technology and society.
Her artistic practice explores the complexities, interconnectedness and open-ended dialogue between art and science that have the ability to influence perceptions lurking beneath 'known' definitions and spatial disciplinary boundaries. Her work has been shown in a number of contexts including the Performance Space, GV Art, Arcola Theatre, The New York Hall of Science (New York), British Library, V&A Digital Futures, the Architecture Triennale (Lisbon), the BE OPEN Sound Portal (designed by Arup) and the Star Wars production from Secret Cinema (London) amongst others. Finally she has also succeeded residencies with Chisenhale Dance Space and pioneering collective Blast Theory.
www.thevariationlab.com & www.christianakazakou.com