© Dafni Monastirioti        

b. in Greece, works and lives in the Netherlands

  • Education

2019-2021  MA/ Artistic Research/ Royal Academy of Art/ NL
2009-2015  BFA/BA University of Ioannina/ Ioannina/ GR

  • Selected Exhibitions

2021 Drawing Appreciation Day/ Hgtomi Rosa/ ...ism Project Space/ The Hague/ NL
2021 Graduation Show/ Royal Academy of Arts/ The Hague/ NL
2021 What is Real?/ The Real House/ Brooklyn/ New York
2021 Sunkissed/ Fog off/ Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives/ The Hague/ NL
2020 The Ongoing Conversation #7/ 1646/ Hague/ NL
2020 Α Simple Fizz/Quartair Contemporary Art Initiatives/ The Hague/ NL
2017 The Mandela Effect/ Cheapart Gallery/ Athens/ GR
2016 Project Unicorn – Untagged/ Pride Thessaloniki/ Thessaloniki/ GR
2016 Nothing special: just a Tragedy of Belief/Back to Athens/ Athens/ GR
2016 Αναδαμαλισμός/ Gallery EOS/ Athens/ GR
2016 Obsession No.5 / Mediterranean Bodies / Romantso/ Athens/ GR
2015 Configuration of Individuality/ Artville/ Athens/ GR
2014 The Heroes are dead! Long Live The Heroes/Action Field Kodra/ Thessaloniki/ GR
2014 “Olfaction”/ graduation exhibition/ Ioannina /GR
2013 Fear : The art negotiation /Conference centre ‘Κάρολος Παπούλιας’/ Ioannina/ GR  
2012 Athens Video Art Festival / International Festival of Digital Arts and New media/ Athens/ GR

  • Seminars

2016 Finalist Team Calculus/ Hack the Book/ Hackathon/ Onassis Cultural Center/ Europeana Space Network/ Athens/ GR
2016 Platform Meta (Meet the Artists)/Hours/ Theatre Polis/ Athens/ GR
2015 Circuit Bending/ Processing electronic sound toys/ Athens Video Art Festival/ Onassis Cultural Center/ Athens/ GR
2014 Sonic Dimensions/ Super Collider/ Space Under/ AThens/ GR
2013 Parametric Construction Workshop/ Rhino 5 (McNeel)/ Grasshooper plugin/ Space Under/ Athens/ GR

  • Publications

2021 Every Breath is a Novelty/ Thesis/ Master Artistic Research/ Royal Academy of Arts/ The Hague/ NL
2021 The Invisiblists/ Master Artistic Research/ Curator Delphine Bedel/  Royal Academy of Arts/ The Hague/ NL
2021 The Absolute Guide on Saving Breath/ Artist Book/ Second Edition/ 5 copies/ The Hague/ NL
2020 The Absolute Guide on Saving Breath/ Artist Book/ First Edition/ 3 copies/ The Hague/ NL
2020 Keywords on Method/ Master Artistic research/ Royal Academy of Arts/ The Hague/ NL
2014 I Need a Hero: Valuable Matters in Valuable Times/ Thessaloniki/ GR

  • Upcoming Exhibitions/Projects

2022 Art Week Rotterdam/ The New Current/ Rotterdam/ NL 
2022 Publication/ Queer Feminist Zine/ Skules tis lussas/ Athens/ GR

  • Subsidies

2020 DUO/ Supplementary Grant/ February 2020 - February 2021/ NL
2021 Art and Culture Professional Services/ October 2020 - June 2021/ GR

Daphnis Monastirioti was born in Corfu (GR), and, started per studies at the University of
Ioannina with major in Sculpture while exploring the sense of olfaction through installations. Later
on, continued per practice in Athens, participating in exhibitions and festivals. In 2021, per
finished per Master's Degree, Artistic Research in the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague.
Per developed a practice based on keywords such as the cloud, relationships, anxiety,
artificial assistants, empathy, online/offline society, virtual/real breath, asthma, hyperreality,
poetry and, love. With a main focus on how technology, and, especially social media applications,
affect interpersonal relationships through installations, videos, and performance. Per motivation
for creating and researching this subject emanates from personal experience as per asthma condition
appears as an obstacle since the bodily symptom transcends into an existential one.

Currently, Daphnis is researching and, dreaming about imaginary machines to explore the neurodivergent part of per.

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