photo by: Andreas Simopoulos

Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou / Bunny ‘s artistic work envisions alternative universes where subversive characters thrive to re-imagine a less traumatic past, critique the present and anticipate a future that is not dependent on the existing historical and social infrastructure. By embodying collective processes and sharing personal experiences their intention is to create environments of empowerment and healing. Their work invites us to an inner investigation of our guilt and pleasures of our childhood memories and ambivalent desires. With the use of participatory installation, performing arts, sculpture and video they refine hegemonic attitudes and patterns, aiming to retrieve unseen parts of history, reframing and deconstructing relationships and events that are usually taken for granted. It proposes a perpetual transformation of beings, imaginary and not, who reconstitute traditions, myths and fairy tales with boundless tenderness, spikiness and humor. In their methodology, the social component is paramount, while fluffiness and touch is being used as a means to foster intimacy and interaction. It is about how softness can lead us to transform our subjectivities and communities or how melancholy and failure can shape a new understanding of the political. In an effort to communicate their work with a diverse audience, they seek to build bridges of kinship between art, alternative ways of learning and social activism.

Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou / Bunny is a visual artist from Athens, Greece, based between Los Angeles and Berlin. They hold an MFA degree in sculpture from the Athens School of Fine Arts and currently they are conducting an MFA in Media Arts at the University of California Los Angeles ( UCLA ) with a scholarship from the Fulbright Foundation and a Harry D. Triantafillu Scholarship Fund.

They have realized several large-scale projects and participated in major exhibitions in international institutions and museums such as a solo show at the Arnolfini Center of Contemporary Arts in Bristol, a solo show at B&M Theocharakis Foundation, a one-year residency at ATOPOS cvc in Athens supported by NEON , a summer school at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, the 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Arts, the Athens Biennale OMONOIA, Wrightwood 659 in Chicago, Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Austria, The Breeder Gallery, HAU Hebbel Am Ufer Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Arts, the National Opera of Greece, the Onassis Foundation among others.