Somerset House Studios resident

Evi Kalogiropoulou

Artist and filmmaker concerned with ancient concepts and perceptions of femininity and its representations in contemporary patriarchal society.

Somerset House Studios
New Wing

Evi Kalogiropoulou's work lies within the installation / sculpture and film discipline, referring to a combination of dystopian environments and elements of science fiction that can be found in our modern society and experienced by living in the urban environment of countries in socio-political crisis. She is interested in the social context of the post-colonial, patriarchal environment in contemporary society.

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Kalogiropoulou is passionate about mixing ancient philosophical constituents with modern philosophical and mystical theories. She attempts to find hidden aspects of everyday life in cities and explore how the urban environment has changed in the last few years due to social and political crises affecting both immigrants and women. 

Evi works with ancient concepts of femininity, how it was perceived in the past and its representations in contemporary society, and how new subjectivities and cultural identities can derive from the emancipation of the female body in conjunction with technological breakthroughs.

For the following period, Kalogiropoulou will be working on a Film work related to female labour and gender issues in new contemporary Greek and UK realism. She recently received a commission to realise the relevant Film for Eleusis 2021 European Capital of Culture.