Konstantina Krikzoni’s work is an intuitive examination of bodily female forms, organic shapes and other ambivalent beings that manifest between the figurative and the abstract. Working with oil paint, acrylic, textiles and rubber, Krikzoni creates organic shapes and other creatures intertwining in multifaceted ways, alluding to the deconstruction of the female figure and connecting it to spirits like phantoms, ambivalent seductive beings and selfish metamorphs. Her work can be considered as an autobiographical choreography/visual storytelling created through painting and performance.
Konstantina Krikzoni (b. 1987 in Chalkidiki, Greece) holds an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art (Arts and Humanities), London. Previously she studied painting at the School of Visual and Fine arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2015), and Mathematics at the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of the same university (2010). Her work has been exhibited across Europe, the UK and South America. Recent shows include ARTBO, Bogotá, Newchild (2022); Emotions are Fact, Nosbaum Reding Luxemburg (2022); Hypnagogia, 20 Rue de la Poudrière, Brussels (2022) and The Ceiling With A Tranquil Eye, Cork Street Galleries and Royal College of Art, London (2021). The artist is a recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant (2020), and the NEON Foundation for Culture and Development scholarship (2021/22), and she has been shortlisted for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship (2021) and the Chadwell Award, London (2022). Krikzoni has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowshipby ARTWORKS (2021). She lives and works in London.
2023 / Chamber, Newchild Gallery, Antwerp
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022 / ARTBO 2022, Newchild Gallery, Bogotá
2022 / Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London
2022 / Emotions are facts, Nosbaum Reding Gallery, Luxembourg
2022 / Hypnagogia, 20 Rue de la Poudriere, Brussels
2021 / How did I get here, Oldenburger Str Project Space, Berlin
2021 / The ceiling with a tranquil eye, Cork Street Galleries and Royal College of Art, London
2020 / Rooms 2020, Kappatos Gallery, Athens
2021 / Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship
2020 / Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Painting First Grant, Quebec