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Danae Stratou

Danae Stratou
Artist. Born 1964, Athens, Greece. 1983-88: BA (Hons) Fine Art - Sculpture, Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London Institute. London, England. She teaches at the Athens Art School of Fine Arts (Masters of Fine Arts Degree).
In 2010 she initiated and co-founded the non-profit organization Vital Space. Vital Space is a global, interdisciplinary, cross-media art platform addressing the pressing issues of our time.



Solo Exhibitions
2012
"Black Boxes!", Zoumboulakis Galleries, ATHENS
Project Vital Space - Instabul. Curator Nicholas Tsoutas, *SCA Galleries (Sydney College of the Arts), Sydney, Australia
2011
A solo presentation of The River of Life, *at the Old Bath House of the Winds. Organised by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Athens
2010
Solo Exhibition, ICESONGS , *at La Verriere (Fondation D' Enterprise Hermes). Curator Alice Morgain, Brussels, Belgium
2008
Breathing Circle, outdoor installation, *Sani Festival in collaboration with the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Curators Areti Leopolulou & Theodore Markoglou. Halkidiki, Greece
2007
"CUT- 7 Dividing lines", Zoumboulakis Galleries, ATHENS
2005
"See Through", Zoumboulakis Galleries, ATHENS
2000
Breathe / Water Section, *organized by Zoumboulakis Galleries at the K. Sarantopoulos Flower Mills , Curator Efi Strousa, Athens, Greece
1997
''Desert Breath'', Land Art Installation by D.A.ST. Arteam, *(Danae Stratou, Alexandra Stratou and Stella Constantinides), El Gouna, Egypt
1996
Installations, Danae Stratou, *Open Studio, Athens, Greece


Group Exhibitions
2012 Participation at the Adelaide Festival. Exhibition RESTLESS - Adelaide International 2012. Curator Victoria Lynn. Project The Globalising Wall. Australia.
2010 The presentation of her project Vital Space - Istanbul at Tophane in Istanbul. An invitation & commission by Istanbul Cultural Capital of Europe 2010, in the context of the international exhibition Lives and Works in Istanbul.  
2008-9 Water / Currents, Exhibition Series: The four elements of nature and man. Thessaloniki Museum of Photography. Curators: Gabriel Bauret & Vangelis Ioakimidis. Thessaloniki, Greece.
Art + Nature: Environment Action ’08, Villa Kazouli, co production of The State Museum of Contemporary Art &The Hellenic Ministry of Public Works and the Environment. Curator, Yannis Bolis. Athens, Greece.
2008 Transexperiences - Greece 2008, 798 Space. National Museum of Contemporary Art / EMST. Curator, Dr. Anna Kafetsi. Beijing, China.
Parallel City II, Outdoor installation in the context of the Thessaloniki Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Art Photo Expo Miami. Participation with Zone D and Basia Embiricos Galleries. Miami, USA.
The Portrait of a Museum, Averoff Museum. Curators: Olga Mentzafou-Polyzou, Katherina Stathopoulou. Metsovo, Greece.
Material Links, MOCA, Shanghai. Curator, Iris Kritikou. In the context of cultural year of Greece in China. Shanghai, China.
Art Athina, exhibition Open Plan 2008, Curator, Bettina M. Busse. Participation with Zone-D Gallery. Athens, Greece.
2007 Bare Life, Museum on the Seam. Curator, Raphie Etgar. Jerusalem, Israel.
Topoi, Benaki Museum, Curator, Denys Zacharopoulos. Athens, Greece.
Places in Zone D, Zone D Gallery. Curator, Daphne Zoumboulakis. Athens, Greece.
1st Thessaloniki Biennale, Curator, Maria Tsantsanoglou. Thessaloniki, Greece.
Grey, Curator, Maria Maragou. Rethymnon, Greece.
Tashkent: East and West Crossroad. Tashkent House of Photography. Curators: Shalva Khakhanashvilli, Shahnoza Karimbabaeva. Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
2006 Nuit Blanche, Curator, Shalva Khakhanashvili. Paris, France.
Caravansarai 2006, International Forum of Visual Arts & Arts Events. Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Scarecrow, E. Averoff Foundation, Vineyards of the St. Nicholas Monastery. Curators: Olga Daniylopoulou, Nico de Oliveira, Nicola Oxley. Metsovo, Greece.
5th International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Gyumri Center for Contemporary Art. In collaboration with the State Museum of Contemporary Art. Curator, Maria Tsantsanoglou. Gyumri, Armenia.
2005 Bida 2005, Bienal International del Deporte en el Arte, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art & Kaftatzoglio Stadium, Thessaloniki / Las Atarazanas Reales, Seville. Curators: Marta Moriarty, Tono Arean, Sania Papa, Christos Savidis. Thessaloniki, Greece / Seville, Spain.
Caravansarai 2005, International Forum of Visual Arts & Arts Events. Curator, Maria Tsantsanoglou. Tbilisi, Georgia.
2004 Transcultures, National Museum of Contemporary Art / EMST & Cultural Olympiad. In the context of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Curator, Dr. Anna Kafetsi. Athens, Greece.
Athina by Art. Organised by the Municipality of Athens in collaboration with AICA Greece in the context of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Greece. Curator, Efi Strousa. Athens, Greece.
Action Field Kodra-04, Curator, Christos Savidis. Thessaloniki, Greece.
2002 Art Paris, participation with Zoumboulakis Galleries, Paris, France.
Scetching out Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday, E. Averoff Museum. Curator, Lina Tsikouta. Metsovo, Greece.
2001 1st Bienal de Valencia ‘Passions’, participation in main exhibition Body and Sin. Curator, Achille Bonito Oliva. Valencia, Spain.
Memories of Nature, Contemporary Art Museum. Curator, Raphaela Platow. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
2000 Communications - Synopsis 1, National Museum of Contemporary Art / EMST. Curator, Dr. Anna Kafetsi. Athens, Greece.
Open 2000, International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations. Greek
participation, Curator, Efi Strousa. Lido-Venice, Italy.
1999 48thVenice Biennale, Greek Pavillion, Curator, Dr. Anna Kafetsi. Venice, Italy.
Video Show, In the windows of the electrical supply stores on Dragatsaniou street. Curators: Dimitris Dokatzis, Ilias Marmaras. Athens, Greece.
1997 Expoarte Guadalajara ’97. Participation with Ice Box Gallery. Guadalajara, Mexico.
9th International Biennale of Sculpture 1996-97, The Merit of the Dialogue -Transmutations of the Plastic Language. Scyronium Museum. Curator, Bia Papadopoulou. Athens & Megara, Greece.
Women Creators of the Two Seas, Organized by Unesco in the context of the Thessaloniki Cultural Capital of Europe. Thessaloniki, Greece.
1994 Four Decades of Artistic Quest, Group exhibition at the Cultural Centre Costis Palamas. Curator, Efi Strousa, Athens, Greece.

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