Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

Vasileia Anaxagorou was born in Larnaca in 1992. In 2011 she graduated from the American Academy of Larnaca. She went on to study Politics and History at the University of Nottingham and Goldsmiths College, the University of London in the United Kingdom. She was then admitted to the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where she graduated as the top student of her department in BFA Fine Art. She continued her studies at the University of Oxford with the supervision of Katrina Palmer and Oreet Ashery, obtaining an MFA in Fine Art with distinction. Vasileia is currently working towards her doctoral research at the University of Cyprus with Professor Fabienne Baider, focusing on the sexual politics of the migrant and, more precisely, the asylum seeker at the University of Cyprus.

Anaxagorou’s work is interdisciplinary, overlapping in places with moving-image, performance, socially-engaged artworks, photography, painting, drawing, and text-based narratives. Through her work, she continually addresses themes from feminist and queer theory and uses her voice through art-making and research questioning gender representation in societal canons.

EDUCATION

  • P.hD (candidate) Gender Studies University of Cyprus, Nicosia 2019
  • MFA Fine Art (with Distinction) University of Oxford, United Kingdom 2020
  • BFA Fine Art (GPA: 4.00 or 100%) School of Visual Arts, New York City 2018
  • MA History Goldsmiths College, University of London 2015
  • BA (Hons) Politics University of Nottingham, United Kingdom 2014
    Certificate Secondary Education (90.67%) American Academy of Larnaca, Cyprus 2011

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCESAND PUBLICATIONS

  • Invited Artist and Speaker “Endangered Bodies” Conference University of Lisbon, Portugal 2018
  • Featured Artist “20Twenty” Magazine New York, United States 2018

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • “the Carnivalesque as a social commentary: 2021” 2021
    The O Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus
  • Multifaceted Visage” 2019
    Alpha C.K. Art Gallery , Nicosia, Cyprus

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

  • “The O Gallery Opening” 2020
    The O Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus
  • “A Woman Alone” 2020
    The Pierides Museum, Larnaca, Cyprus “Red Cross Life” 2020
  •    Leventis Art Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
  •  “Τhe Lefkosia Art Show” (Part II)” 2020
  •    Alpha C.K. Art Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
  •  “The Lefkosia Art Show (Part I)” 2019
    Alpha C.K. Art Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
  •  “Endangered Bodies Art Exhibition and International Conference” 2018
    University of Lisbon , Lisbon, Portugal
  •  “Contemporary Artists’ Books II” 2018
  •    Manifactura Gallery, Athens, Greece
  •  “Biennale Larnaca” 2018
    The Pierides Museum, Larnaca, Cyprus
  •  “Catalysts in the Morning Dew” 2018
    SVA Gramercy Gallery, Manhattan, New York, United States
  •  “Et tu, Art Brute?” 2018
    Andrew Edlin Gallery, Manhattan, New York, United States
  •  “Spring Salon” 2017
    Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
  •  “Expressing your Unique Identity” 2017
    SVA Flatiron Project Space, Manhattan, New York, United States
  •  “Three-Fold” 2017
    Camden Image Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  •  “Fragile Land” 2016
    Kypriaki Goneia Gallery, Larnaca, Cyprus
  •  “Face of January” 2016
    Camden Image Gallery, London, United Kingdom
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ARTIST EXHIBITION DATES

10 28 May 21
The Gallery

Works

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

Grotesque Bodies

100 x 70 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

Ape Culture

100 x 70 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

Circusland I

120 x 80 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

Happy Birthday Mr. President

120 x 80 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

How Bodies Entangle in the Carnivalesque

100 x 70 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

Subversive Clown

70 x 50 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

The Calamity of the Carnivalesque

120 x 80 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

The Grotesque I Embody

100 x 80 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

The Persona of the Carnivalesque

120 x 80 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

Abject I

30 x 30 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

Abject II

40 x 40 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

An Intervention in an Existing Queerness 1

35 x 25  cm

Photography

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

An Intervention in an Existing Queerness 2

35 x 25  cm

Photography

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

An Intervention in an Existing Queerness 3

35 x 25  cm

Photography

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

An Intervention in an Existing Queerness 4

35 x 25  cm

Photography

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

Circusland II

80 x 60 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

Circusland III

80 x 60 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

Circusland IV

80 x 60 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

Endangered Body

80 x 60 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

Participants of the Circusland I

29 x 21 cm

Mixed media on paper

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

Participants of the Circusland II

29 x 21 cm

Mixed media on paper

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

Participants of the Circusland III

29 x 21 cm

Mixed media on paper

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

The Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary

80 x 60 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

The Love I found in the Carnivalesque

120 x 80 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

The Three Phases of Circusland I

60 x 40 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

The Three Phases of Circusland II

60 x 40 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

The Three Phases of Circusland III

60 x 40 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

Social Commentary

80 x 60 cm

Oil on canvas

 

Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

Abject III

30 x 30 cm

Oil on canvas

 

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    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    Grotesque Bodies

    100 x 70 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    Ape Culture

    100 x 70 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    Circusland I

    120 x 80 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    Happy Birthday Mr. President

    120 x 80 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    How Bodies Entangle in the Carnivalesque

    100 x 70 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    Subversive Clown

    70 x 50 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    The Calamity of the Carnivalesque

    120 x 80 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    The Grotesque I Embody

    100 x 80 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    The Persona of the Carnivalesque

    120 x 80 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    Abject I

    30 x 30 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    Abject II

    40 x 40 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    An Intervention in an Existing Queerness 1

    35 x 25  cm

    Photography

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    An Intervention in an Existing Queerness 2

    35 x 25  cm

    Photography

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    An Intervention in an Existing Queerness 3

    35 x 25  cm

    Photography

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    An Intervention in an Existing Queerness 4

    35 x 25  cm

    Photography

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    Circusland II

    80 x 60 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    Circusland III

    80 x 60 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    Circusland IV

    80 x 60 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    Endangered Body

    80 x 60 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    Participants of the Circusland I

    29 x 21 cm

    Mixed media on paper

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    Participants of the Circusland II

    29 x 21 cm

    Mixed media on paper

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    Participants of the Circusland III

    29 x 21 cm

    Mixed media on paper

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    The Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary

    80 x 60 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    The Love I found in the Carnivalesque

    120 x 80 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    The Three Phases of Circusland I

    60 x 40 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    The Three Phases of Circusland II

    60 x 40 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    The Three Phases of Circusland III

    60 x 40 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    Social Commentary

    80 x 60 cm

    Oil on canvas

     

    Vasileia Anaxagorou: “the Carnivalesque as a Social Commentary:2021”

    Abject III

    30 x 30 cm

    Oil on canvas