Taking Place: Parrhesiastic practices of social transformation within local forms of theatricality.
Eleni Kamma’s research project examines how local European forms of theatre and urban scenographies can be rephrased as ‘parrhesiastic’ practices of social transformation. Kamma’s art practice that engages performative strategies, serves as starting point and framework of the project.
Eleni Kamma (1973, CY/GR) studied at the Chelsea College of Art & Design in London (MA) and the Athens School of Fine Arts (BA). In 2008/2009 she was a Fine Art Researcher at the Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht.
In her books, drawings, films and installations, Kamma investigates possibilities for a future architecture that rejects binary oppositional systems of thought and accepts, rather than tolerates, “other” positions. Her interest lies in narrative representations of transformation.
In 2015, new and commissioned works were shown in the 5th Thessaloniki Biennial (curator Katerina Gregos), her solo exhibition Oh, for some more Amusement!, Netwerk, Aalst, the group exhibitions TERRAPOLIS (co-curated by Iwona Blazwick, Elina Kountouri and NEON), École Française d’Athènes, Athens, SOUNDIMAGECULTURE—INSTALLATIONS, Argos, Centre for Art and Media, Brussels,L'Intru (Invaders), Friday Exit, Vienna and her solo show at Art Seen Projects, Nicosia.
Kamma received the Lissone Award in 2007 and the NAK Young Art Prize (Neuer Aachener Kunstverein) in 2012.
Kamma is a member of the artist platform Jubilee, Brussels. She lives and works in Brussels and Maastricht.
Eleni Kamma presents the performance 'Re-M-Ommegang (Re-M-Parade)' at arts festival Playground, Leuven.
Eleni Kamma presents the performance 'Punch Line (Language)' with Margo van de Linde at the PhDArts Conference at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University.
Eleni Kamma presents a screening of 'Yar bana bir eğlence. Notes on Parrhesia' (2015) at the Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts (DRHA) conference.
Eleni Kamma shows her collaborative publication Παροικεω III (Paroikeo III, 2017) at June Woodstone Kugelblitz.
Eleni Kamma participates in the group exhibition "an exercise on values" curated by Alexios Papazacharias at Haus N.
Eleni Kamma contributed to A/R Issue Number 1, 2018 with the publication "Why Relooking at Caricature Today?" as part of her research project for A/R asbl.
Eleni Kamma participates in the exhibition Rag to Rich at the at the ACG Art Gallery and presents the video works Casting Call Clip #1 and Casting Call Clip #3.
Eleni Kamma presents work in progress within the research project Casting Call in a solo exhibition at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Brussels. Casting Call is an investigation into Europe featuring a parade of cultural allegories.
Eleni Kamma participates in the group exhibition 'Stopping Point', showing the new work 'The Selfie Junkie and The Fool' from her studies into characters for a parrhesiastic theater parade.
Eleni Kamma participates in the group exhibition Connecting Artists Across Borders by the Elisabeth Strouven Foundation and SPACE.
Eleni Kamma was invited to participate in Rehearsal / Repetition, a study day within the exhibition White Horse / Twin Horse by Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen.
Eleni Kamma shows work in the exhibition New Acquisitions (2014-2017) of the EMST Collection. The work Play it, Emin: Walking along the Russian Monument at Ayastefanosuses is acquired by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (EMST). EMST presents 39 new acquisitions by 33 artists that were included in the Museum’s collection from 2014 to 2017.
Eleni Kamma participates in Eutopia, a theatre piece by Poa-Yio in the context of the festival CULTURESCAPES Griechenland.
Eleni Kamma participated in the exhibition Dwell, Act, Transform shows artistic research trajectories conducted by the research groups of Minerva Art Academy within the Bachelors, Masters and PhD.
Eleni Kamma's project ‘Why relooking at caricature today?’ supported by ArBA-EsA (Royal Academy of Arts, Brussels) has been selected to for a grant in the framework of artistic research in Belgium.
Eleni Kamma participates in the group exhibition ‘Terra Mediterranea: In Action’, an exhibition of contemporary art, a conference and a series of parallel actions organised by the Pierides Foundation and the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (NiMAC) and is curated by Dr Yiannis Toumazis.
Eleni Kamma contributes to opening exhibition of Pafos2017 European Capital of Culture curated by Elena Parpa.
Eleni Kamma participates in this group exhibition opening Friday 12 January 2017, curated by Yiannis Toumazis.
Eleni Kamma participates in this group exhibition at Academie voor Beeldende Kunst, Vormgeving en Popcultuur – Minerva. Opening: 27 October, 15.00 -17.30h
With: Andrea Stultiens, Harold Koopmans, Ahmet Polat, Elke Uijtewaal, Herman van Hoogdalem
Eleni Kamma participates in this group exhibition opening Friday 30 September.
Eleni Kamma participates in this group exhibition that investigates the turbulent phase that the Mediterranean Sea and its surrounding countries are enveloped in.
Eleni Kamma participates in this festival held at Palais de Tokyo, where more than 30 artists based in Brussels, comprising of visual artists, performers, choreographers and video makers, will show their work.
Eleni Kamma contributes to this series of one-week course that feature seven lecturers, academics and selected doctoral students who will reflect on the value of artist placements in non-arts organisations, such as business, political and science bodies.
Eleni Kamma participates in this group exhibition that is part of the residency programme Tinos Quarry Platform.
Post midnight Video Art survey with Eleni Kamma, organized on the occasion of the cultural evebt Metemorphosis: The SNFCC to the World.
Eleni Kamma participates in this residential module developed in the frame of the EU project Understanding Territoriality: Identity, Place & Possession (TIPP) at UNIDEE – University of Ideas.
Eleni Kamma's video 'Yar bana bir eğlence. Notes on Parrhesia', is screened in the film programme Breaking Crisis of Transmediale Berlin.
Eleni Kamma's film 'Yar bana bir eğlence (Notes on Parrhesia)' is screened in the film programme Describe Me an Image of Turkey at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.