BIO

Nana Sachini
Born in 1975, in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Lives and works in Athens, Greece.
Founding member of live-art group KangarooCourt

Contact details
nanasach@gmail.com  

Education
2008 
MA in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of Arts, London, U.K.. 
2007 
Postgraduate Diploma in Fine art “Distinction”, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London, U.K.. 
2004 
B.A. Hons in Painting, Degree (Ptychio) “Excellent”, School of Fine Arts, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Exhibitions - solo


 2015
"Aporias" - (two person exhibition) Nana Sachini and Costas Christopoulos
Theatre of Art Karolos Koun, Ypogeio, Athens, GR
(curated by: Evangelia Ledaki)
 2014
"All my pretty ones", (solo), a.antonopoulou.art gallery, Athens, GR.
2013
"now logic must take care of itself", (solo), Remap4, Athens, GR.
"22A closer", performance in the exhibition "The transparency of sex", Old Hospital, Amphissa, GR-curated by The Symptom Project
2011
"The body as city", (two person exhibition), a.antonopoulou.art gallery, Athens, GR.

Selected Group Exhibitions
* catalogue

2016
"Body and other small tails. Performance at the State Museum of Contemporary Art collection", Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethymnon, GR
(curated by : Domna Gounari- Eirini Papakonstantinou)
"The life of things- 4 reflections on precarious objects", CAN Christina Androulidaki Gallery, Athens, GR
"Hypnos Project", Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, GR
(curated by Theophilos Tramboulis and Yorgos Tzirtzilakis)
"Asthenia Lab", Circuits and Currents, Athens, GR
"Birth of Coexistence", Hellenic American Union, Athens GR
(curated by Hara Piperidou) 
"A Thing Like You and Me", a glimpse of- a hybrid narrative (online)

2015
"Areopagus Königin", Curators Statement at Parallel Vienna, Vienna, AU
(curated by Jelena Seng /  idea by Natasha Papadopoulou in dialogue with Sofia Stevi)
"Institutions, Politics, Performance"International Conference and Parallel Programme of Activities, Green Park, Athens, GR
"The body and other short stories" - the Performance in the Collection of State Museum of Contemporary Art, Center of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, GR
(curated by: Domna Gounari, Anna Mykoniati, Eirini Papakonstantinou)


2014
"Reverb: New Art from Greece", School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), U.S.A. (curated by Eirene Efstathiou and Evita Tsokanta)*
4th THESSALONIKI BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
"Mediterranean temperament? Regional stereotypes and other myths"
, SMCA - State Museum of Contemporary Art (curated by Areti Leopoulou and Thodoris Markoglou)*
"Photoreportage" (curated by Alexios Papazacharias),Romantso Bios, Athens, GR
"Trickster"(curated by Alexandros Psychoulis and Kostis Velonis), a.antonopoulou.art gallery, Athens, GR
"The minimal structure-an exhibition for the hut" (curated by Apostolis Artinos) Romantso Bios, Athens, GR*
"an element of whim", Fokidos 21, Athens, GR.

2013
"Thrills and Chills", CAN Christina Androulidaki Gallery, Athens, GR (curated by Daily Lazy and Ch. Androulidaki)
"Homo Universalis Revisited", Remap 4, Athens, GR (curated by M. Dialektaki and M. Papaioannou)*
"The transparency of sex", Old Hospital, Amphissa, GR (curated by The Symptom Projects)*
"Against Lethe", Mail Art Project Exhibition, part of the 5th ICTVC, Nicosia, Cyprus (a project by Les Yper Yper)
"Against Lethe", Mail Art Project Exhibition, Margaris Foundation, (a project by Les Yper Yper),  Amfilochia, Greece 
"HAPPY NEW BONDS#1", a collaborative performative installation, STUDIOvisits (booth P03) “Platform Project @ Art Athina”, Athens GR*

2012
"Stories no words can tell", Six Dogs, Athens, GR (curated by M.Dialektaki and M. Papaioannou).

2011
"Hotel Ariston"
Symbiosis? XV Biennale de la Mediterranee, Thessaloniki, GR.
 (curated by Thouli Misirloglou)*
"98 Weeks research/project space" in Bey Hamam, Thessaloniki, GR.
Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art
biennale:3 "
Παλιές διασταυρώσεις-Make it new" (co-curated by Paolo Colombo, Mahita El Bacha Urieta, Marina Fokidis and Mirene Arsanios)*
"Acrobat Reading" @ Remap 3, Athens, GR. (curated by Alexios Papazacharias) 
"On books and translation", 98weeks Research/Project Space, Beirut, Lebanon.
-with the book "prophets in love", A collaborative artist's book(one-of-a-kind object) with Iordanis Papadopoulos, greek poet-
 "Epekeina", Athens Municipality Building, Athens, GR (curated by Theophilos Tramboulis) *


2010
"Rooms 2010", Kappatos Gallery, St. George Lycabettus Hotel, Athens, GR (curated by Alexios Papazacharias) *
"Holidays(?)" Gray Gallery, GR (curated by Irini Karayannopoulou)

2009
"Inside Out", GV Art Gallery, London, U.K. (curated by Charlie Franklin) 
"Condensation 2009", Bodhi Gallery, London, U.K.
 "Propeller Island", Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London, U.K.   

2008
"Transleat me", part of project Translation, 48-50 Aiolou , Athens, GR.
MA Fine Art Degree Show, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of Arts, London, U.K.

“Rock, Scissors, Paper”, RKB Gallery, London, U.K.
“Condensation”, Decima Gallery, London, U.K.
“Nearly me, nearly now, nearly show”, Chelsea College, London,U.K.
“XHbit 08”, Student Arts Union, London, U.K.*
Arts Club, Dover Street, London, U.K.


 2007
“Trauma Queen”, Mediterranean” Hotel, Athens, GR. (co-curated by Zoi Pappa and Harris Kontosphiris)*
“Free Associations”, Chelsea College, London, U.K.*
“Interim Show – Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art”, Chelsea College, London, U.K. 


2006
“Positive Charges”, Center of Contemporary Art, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, GR.*
“Alumni Show 05-06”, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, GR.*
“Action Field Kodra 06”, Thessaloniki, Greece.*
“Industry and Innovation”, HYATT, Thessaloniki, GR.
“Pixeldance Festival”, Thessaloniki, GR.
“Belle Arte Lamia”, Contemporary Art Competition, Lamia, GR. 


2005
“Action Field Kodra 2005”, Thessaloniki, GR. *
“Belle Arte Lamia”, Contemporary Art Competition, Lamia, GR. 
2004
“Young Artists explore cinema”, Berlin, Germany.*
“Action Field Kodra 2004”, Thessaloniki, GR.*
“Young Artists explore cinema”, Cinemuseum, Thessaloniki, GR.* 
Cultural Special Olympics“Athens2004”,WarMuseum, Thessaloniki,GR. 

2003
“Trash Art” ( Recycle Art ), BIOS open studios, Athens, GR.
 
Performances

2013
"22A closer", in the exhibition "The transparency of sex", Old Hospital, Amphissa, GR-curated by The Symptom Project
"Saying anyway you may know" (video-performance), made specifically  for the "re-enchantment of the art and the 2nd sex",a documentary-lecture by S. Touboura presented in Applied Arts Academy of Vienna in May 2013.

2010
"nomadic architecture", Sarakiniko, Milos island, Greece.
"Board Games-RISK, SOLITAIRE, GO", salt evaporation pond, Milos island, GR.
"Which way? To the cake!", (video-performance), Athens, GR.

2009
"Long exposure",  (video-performance), Edinburgh, U.K.

2008
"Pleasure Pillow", Chelsea College of Art and Desing, London, U.K.
"At least that's a step to the right direction", Nunhead, London, U.K.

Collaborative performances-projects


2017
"The age of innocence" by Nova Melancholia /costumes Nana Sachini

Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens, GR

2016
"Worst Case Scenario-a survival handbook" by KangarooCourt@ 1st Athens Performance Biennial, Green Park, Athens, GR.
"KangarooCare- a survival handbook" by KangarooCourt@ Platform Project, Art-Athina, Faliron Pavilion, Athens, GR. (coordinator Artemis Potamianou)

2015
"Free at last in the swimsuit" by MarNa
Margarita Bofiliou and Nana Sachini in dialogue
performance
The Ghostwriter series, Simaki's Studio, Athens, GR 

2014
"personalive"by KangarooCourt @ "Failure" group show, The Symptom Projects, Amfissa, GR

2013
"The right to spring", by KangarooCourt@ Platform Project(Booth 37), Art-Athina, Faliron Pavilion, Athens, GR.  (coordinator Artemis Potamianou)

2012
“Retrospective” KangarooCourt, (presentation of works) Kunsthalle Athena, Athens, GR (curated by Marina Fokidis, Eleanna Papathanasiadi, Aggeliki Rousou)
 "Variations on Joy or Modulation on Koolhaas' proposal for a new european flag", performance from artist's group KangarooCourt, "why art now" exhibition, OpenShow Studio, Athens, GR.
"Brigitte's Vardo or almost 15 minutes", installation- performance-photography exhibition, Re-activation of theatre "Embros" from Kinisi Mavili, Athens, GR (with Maria Lianou, Ioanna Pantazopoulou, Iordanis Papadopoulos, Stavro-Christo Vlachakis).

2011 
"Little Bunny", a performance from artist's group KangarooCourt, Re-activation of theatre "Embros" from Kinisi Mavili, Athens, GR. 
"In Vino Veritas", a performance/installation. Production from EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, GR. ( concept from Zisis Kotionis and Phoebe Giannisi.
 "Poster Group", a presentation from artist's group KangarooCourt in Action Field Kodra 2011, Thessaloniki, GR (curated by Theophilos Tramboulis) .
"Press Conference", a performance from artist's group KangarooCourt in the symposium "Communi(cati)on of Crisis" organized by the Institute for Live Arts Research, Nafpaktos, GR.

2010
 "MelodramaThes", a public performance from artist's group KangarooCourt, Thessaloniki, GR.

2009
 Velvet Festival-"Heaven"2nd Biennale of Athens, GR
"Beres from Monmarte" organised by Konstantinos Dagritzikos.

Curatorials
2012
BOUND: 1. A boundary, a limit. / 2.tied / 3. to leap forward or upward; spring, co-curated by Sofia  Touboura, Maria Lianou, Nana Sachini.
OpenShowStudio,Athens, GR. 
Although independently curated, is presented within the framework of  "Through the Roadblocks", a 3 year NeMe  project, which will culminate in a 3 day international conference and a month long exhibition in November 2012.

Lectures
Bound: a performance-lecture with Maria Lianou presenting the exhibition Bound.
Through the roadblocks: realities in raw motion conference, Limassol, Cyprus.
co-organised by NeMe, the Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts (Art History and Theory Research Lab) of the Cyprus University of Technology, and the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture. 

Workshop

2013
Young Artists’ Workshop of the 4th Thessaloniki biennale of Contemporary Art, in collaboration with the ACTION FIELD KODRA, (Municipality of Kalamaria)
Curators: Areti Leopoulou, Theodore Markoglou, SMCA Art Historians
Head teachers: Adrian Paci, Nikos Navridis
2004
"Transient Art in public spaces", Thessaloniki, Greece (curated by Evanthia Tsantila)

Selected articles, publications


2010
"My beautiful room", Maria Maragou, Enet.gr, December 2010
http://www.enet.gr/?i=news.el.article&id=232788
2009
"Trauma Queen", 2009, Futura Editions
"Kaput", Art Magazine, Issue o4, February 2009, Gelly Grintaki, "Transleat me"
http://www.kaput.gr/04/grindaki.html 


2008
“Ta Nea tis Texnis”( “Arts News”), Issue No 163, January 2008, Stavros Tsigoglou “Nana Sachini:Sebastian” 


2006
“Positive Charges”, Center of Contemporary Art, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
 


Awards
2005-1st Prize of Competition “BOUTARI NOUVEAU”