Name: Valinia Svoronou
Phone number: 07543497892
Date of birth : 28/1/1991

Short Bio:
Valinia Svoronou (b. 1991 Athens) is an artist based between Athens and London. She graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art (MFA Sculpture 2015) and the Athens School of Fine Arts (BA Painting 2013). In 2016 The glow pt 2, gravity regimes, her first solo exhibition in Berlin was curated by Rachel Walker, in Berlin’s Frankfurt am Main project space. She co-organised the Ambiguity Symposiums presented at The Showroom Gallery, The Slade School and Enclave projects London. Her work has been shown in the Showroom Gallery London, Enclave and Assembly Point London amongst other. She also has shown work in the Benaki museum in Athens as part of the show ‘The Equilibrists’ co-organised by the New Museum and the Deste Foundation. In 2017 she joined the London Creative Network to launch her first artist publication based at Space Studios, now available at the ICA bookshop London and showed new work at the Showroom Gallery commissioned by the arts council UK. In 2018, she has shown her work in Prague’s Futura gallery as part of the Group show Guiding Dog for a Blind dog curated by Lukas Hoffman and in Berlin as part of the group show Coronation curated by Angels Miralda Tena her work was also presented in a solo presentation with Hot Wheels Projects as part of Art Athina in Athens. Recently, she participated in the ICA self publisher’s fair, was part of the Ephemeral Dinner series curated by Yulia Belousova with Tjorg Douglas Beer, and screened some new moving image work in Haus N Athen in Athens. This June, she will be part of the group show ‘The Same River Twice’, curated by Margot Norton and Natalie Bell organised by the Deste Foundation and the New Museum, which will take place in the Benaki museum in Athens.
2019 Stavros Niarchos fellowship award Artworks
2017 part of London Creative Network
2015 MFA Sculpture Slade School of Fine Arts, UCL

2013 BA Painting Athens School of Fine Arts (Distinction)
Selected Shows:
2019- (upcoming) ‘The Same River Twice’, group show participation, curated by Margot Norton and Natalie Bell organised by the Deste Foundation and the New Museum, which will take place in the Benaki museum in Athens.
2019- (upcoming) ‘4 U’, group show participation, at House N Athen, curated by 650mAh, Athens
2019- ‘The Talos Element’, group show participation, Gossamer Fog, London
2019- ‘Pieces of a Witches’ Broken Heart’ + ‘The Intelligence of a Careful Undressing’, solo screening at House N Athen, curated by Amalia Vekri, Athens
2018- Artist Self Publishers’ Fair, the Fourth, participation with publication, ICA, London.
2018- Only Things X Ephemeral Dinner 8, solo presentation organised by Yulia Belousova and Tjorg Douglas Beer, Haus am Lutzowplatz, Berlin.
2018- High Tide Planetary Pull II, solo presentation in Art Athina Fair for Hot Wheels Projects, Athens.
2018- First I Have to put my Face on, curated by Christina Gigliotti for Like a Little Disaster, Foothold, Pogliano a Mare, Bari
2018- Open Screening, film screening presented in Whitechapel Gallery, London
2018- A guiding Dog for a Blind Dog, curated by Lukas Hoffman, Futura Gallery, Prague
2018- Coronation, group show, curated by Angels Miralda Tena, Horse and Pony Fine Arts, Berlin
2017- LCN showcase, publication presentation and launch, SPACE, London (Publication now available at ICA bookshop London)
2017- Pit Stop on the Way to Dancing With Cosmic Forces, curated by Marta Barina, Kenbrook House, London
2017- Hive Mind, group show,The Koppel Project, London
2017- The Political Animal, sculptural commission from arts council, organized by Olga Koroleva, The Showroom, London
2017- CITIZENSFIVE, international film screening programme, curated by Sasha Burenkov, Art Athina, Athens
2017- ‘Best Buddies chill culture volume 1’, duo Show with artist Iain Ball, Enterprise Projects, Athens
2016- ‘New material cultures’, participation in online component Whistles of Surfaces, Point Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia Cyprus.
2016 -‘The glow pt 2, gravity regimes’, solo show, curated by Rachel Walker, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin
2016 ‘The Equilibrists’, New Museum/ DESTE Foundation, curated by Helga Christoffersen and Gary Carrion-Murayari , Benaki Museum, Athens
2016 ‘Synthetic Resonances,’ curated by Eva Papamargariti, Assembly point London
2016 ‘MONO 6,’ curated by Rafal Zajko, Courtyard theatre, Hoxton, London
2015 ‘Swimminal Poolitics’, curated by Gregoire Blunt and Emmy Skensved, DIS magazine website
2015 ‘Learning from Georges’, Fokidos 21, Athens
2015 ‘Sounds like’ , ‘Hello Poetry Lovers and Degenerates’ collaboration with Cristine Brache and other artists, IMT Gallery, London
2015 ‘AMBIGUITY #2 fictional symposium’, collaboration with Sarai Kirshner, The Showroom, London
2014 ‘Imported Schemes’, solo show, RR [Radical Reading], Athens,
2013 ‘Synthesis’, Francoise Heitch Gallery , Munich
Selected Press:
2019 Ta Nea tis Technis, Bimonthly Greek Art Newspaper, June Issue, mention Heraclitus and the scene of Athens (only in Greek), print
2019 The Art Gorgeous, ‘4 Female Greek Artists to Know Right Now’ ,
2019 ‘A guiding Dog for a Blind Dog’, Exhibition catalogue and featured interview by Nat Marcus, Futura Centre for Contemporary art Prague Publications
2019 ‘The Same River Twice, Contemporary Art in Athens’ exhibition catalogue and commissioned texts, DESTE publications.
2019 Harper’s Bazaar KZ, Mention as part of special art issue featuring Ephemeral Dinner, (also print)
2019 AQNB, Metaphysical mind fucks: Lukáš Hofmann on making a home in the twisted tableaux vivants of his itinerant art practice, by Caroline Heron, mention
2018 Art Flash, Earning from Athens, mention,
2018 Art Forum, Scene and Herd, Soft Ruins, mention,
2018 Art Licks #22, contribution for GORSEDD, in collaboration with artist Iain Ball
2017 Frieze #168 (feature), Future Building, by Yannis Baboulias
2016 Berlin Art Link, interview
2016 AQNB, review of ‘The glow pt 2, gravity regimes’
2016 Vice The Creators Project, review of ‘The glow pt 2, gravity regimes’
2016 O-FLUXO, as part of ‘clubdead’,
2015 Dis magazine, as part of ‘Swimminal Poolitics’,
2015, ‘The Slade Graduate Shows A Dissection of Contemporary Life’, graduate-shows-a-dissection-of-contemporary-life
2014 RR (radical reading) in conversation with Valinia Svoronou svoronou/ (only in greek)
2014 Culturenow, Imported Schemes by Valinia Svoronou: Show reviewed ths-valinias-svorwnoy-kritikh-ektheshs (only in greek)

Talks/ Events/ Curatorial activity:
2018 Visiting artist lecture for University of the Arts Bournemouth
2017 ‘Interfaces Monthly, Future Societies’ Trumpery X the Barbican, curated by Eleine Tam, The Trumpery, London
2017 ‘Best Buddies’ talk about the show with Iain Ball, SET studios, London
2016 ‘AMBIGUITY #3 fictional symposium,’ curated event in collaboration with Sarai Kirshner,Green Ray Enclave Projects, London, featuring: Iain Ball, Susanna Davies-Crook, Frederick Duffield, Alastair Frazer, Joey Holder, Lito Kattou, James Lowne, Eva Papamargariti, Clifford Sage, Tessa Tapscott, Owen Thackeray, Valinia Svoronou, Sarai Kirshner
2015-6 LOWIMPACT, co-editor, artist run publication

2015 ‘AMBIGUITY #2 fictional symposium’, curated event in collaboration with Sarai Kirshner, The Showroom, London, featuring: alex carmichael, alastair frazer, cristine brache, fredrick duffield, jacob farrell, katja larsson, lea collet, luca vanello, olga koroleva, sarah boulton, sarai kirshner, valinia svoronou.
2015 ‘AMBIGUITY symposium’, curated event in collaboration with Sarai Kirshner, The Slade School of Fine Art, London, featuring: David Burrows/ Chris Kraus/ Pil and Galia Kollectiv/ Hannah Black/ Rozsa Farkas.