Thalia Raftopoulou is an artist based in Athens, Greece. Her research-based practice investigates the ways through which the process of socialization or isolation directed by the ears is revealed in narratives, spaces, objects and human behavior. It is a sculptural practice which includes writing, performance, and public projects delivered through a multitude of media, encountered both within and outside gallery environments, as well as collaboration. Some of the notions that inform her work apart from the basic scheme transmitter - receiver, are responsibility, identity, control, fear & anxiety, the idea of missing the goal, failure and art & entertainment. She studied painting in the Athens School of Fine Arts and in 2010 she received her MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies at the Bauhaus-University of Weimar, Germany. Since 2011, she is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art Theory and History at the Athens School of Fine Arts, researching on sound and listening in the Athens apartment building.
EMAIL: thaliaraftopoulou (at) gmail.com
STUDIO: 8 Kouma str., 11471, Athens - Lycabettus, Greece