Elli Vassalou (1983° Greece) is a Brussels-based multimedia artist, activist, researcher, and performer. She has studied Architecture and Urbanism [M.Arch.] at the Patras School of Architecture – GR and Visual Arts [M.A.], at Autonomous design department, KASK School of Arts, Ghent – BE. She designs and contributes to participatory platforms, actions, and socially engaged projects focusing on public space, collective memory, feminist/decolonial pedagogies, and the commons.
She works hybridicly with film-making, photography, movement, sound, discursive and multi-sensorial tools, site-specific and archival art. She is seeking new ways of polyphonic narrating, assembling bodies, spaces, and objects in a critical and creative dialogue.
She moved to Belgium in 2015 and since then she is working on the project “Syntrofi”, a series of performative lunches about inclusion and exclusion in art & education. Currently, she is active in the co-learning and co-creating platforms School of love, Sasé Istwé, Open Design Course for refugees and asylum seekers, Parallel Perceptions, Decolonize the art school research group, and the Post Collective.