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EVANGELIA KRANIOTI

Evangelia Kranioti is a Greek-born visual artist based in France and working with film, photography and installations.

She holds an LLB in Law from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has studied piano at the Athens National Conservatory and visual arts at the École des Arts décoratifs of Paris, where she also pursued a post-graduate research in Editorial design. In 2014, she graduated summa cum laude from the Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains in France – where she completed a 2-year audiovisual research in cinema and new media.

The recipient of many scholarships and grants, she has received support from institutions such as the J. F. Costopoulos Foundation, the Basil and Eliza Goulandris Foundation, the Marc de Montalambert Foundation, the Mediterranean Center of Photography, the Cité internationale des Arts of Paris, Capacete Rio de Janeiro, the FAAP Foundation São Paulo, and the Fonds de Dotation agnès b. among others.

She is the 2015 recipient of the Special jury Prize and the Elie Saab Prize at the 30th Hyères Fashion and Photography festival, the Best Emerging International Filmmaker Award at the Toronto Hot Docs IFF, the Fathy Farag Prize for best artistic contribution at the International Film Critics Week of the Cairo Film Festival, Les Amis du Fresnoy Prize, the Photographic Prize of the Fondation des Treilles, the Runway fellowship (Bipolar/Fresnoy) and has been shortlisted for the Photography Award of the French Academy. She is represented by the Galerie Sator in Paris and collaborates with the Galerie du Jour agnès b. on various projects.

Her work encompasses photography, video, installation and is frequently showcased in various countries and venues. Among them: Paris Photo, Mois de la Photo/Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 5th Thessaloniki Biennale, Greek State Museum of contemporay art, Festival VIA, Festival EXIT, Lille 3000, MAC Créteil, Galerie Xippas, Kyotographies/Japan, FotoRio/Brazil, Biennale de Belleville, CentQuatre in Paris, Bruxelles Nuit Blanche, Musée de Beaux-Arts de Rennes, MUSA Museum/Vienna, Austrian Cultural Forum NY, NY Photo Festival, Centre d’art contemporain of Geneva.

Her first documentary feature Exotica, Erotica, Etc. (73') had its world premier at the Forum section of the 65th Berlinale and is showcased in various venues and film festivals across the world: Filmoteca española, Kino der Kunst, Thessaloniki documentary festival, Karlovy Vary FF, Hot Docs Toronto, Melbourne IFF, BFI London film festival and Göteborg IFF among many others. The 2015 IDFA International Documentary Festival Amsterdam selected Exotica, Erotica, Etc. in its Best of Fests category, showcasing documentaries that have had an impact on the international festival circuit this year.