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Katerina Tsakiri

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Katerina Tsakiri was born in Athens in 1991 and she has been living in Gothenburg for the last four years. She studied Photography and Audiovisual Arts in Athens and has a MFA on Photography from the University of Gothenburg. Since 2015 she has been working part time as a visual artist and part time as a commercial photographer. The last four years she has been devoting her time on her artistic practice. She works with self-portraiture and her subjects are mainly autobiographical. The thematics of her work is the female identity in the Western culture with a focus on the female body. Her practice expands from staged photography to video performances and sculptures. In her latest project she uses documentary photography to share the journey of her breast cancer treatment. She unravels through the photographic medium her body’s fragility and the impact of the illness on her female identity.