Evangelia kranioti

Photographer invited to the planks contact festival 2020

Evangelia kranioti

Guest at the 2020 Contact Plates Festival

Evangelia Kranioti is a Greek artist and director based in France. She studied law (National University of Athens), visual arts (National School of Decorative Arts in Paris) and cinema (Le Fresnoy - National Studio of Contemporary Arts, Atelier Scénario de La Fémis). Her work encompasses photography, video and installation.
In 2016, she received two Iris prizes from the Hellenic Academy of Cinema for her first documentary feature, Exotica, Erotica, etc.. (2015, 73 'Berlinale Forum) selected in several international festivals (IDFA, BFI London, Gothenburg IFF, IDF Thessaloniki, Karlovy Vary IFF, Sarajevo IFF, etc.) where he won numerous awards (Emerging International Filmmaker Award at Toronto Hot Docs, Audience Award at the Créteil Women Films Festival, Fathy Farag Critics' Week Award, Cairo FFI among others). His second documentary Dark Barroco (2018, 60 'Berlinale Panorama) received the TEDDY Jury Prize in Berlin, the FELIX prize at the Rio de Janeiro Festival, the prize for the best international documentary at the Guanajuato IFF, as well as two Iris prizes from the Hellenic Academy of Cinema , among many other awards.
In July 2019, his personal exhibition The living, the dead and those at sea to 50th Rencontres d'Arles has been praised by the international press and received the Madame Figaro / Women in Motion award. Currently Evangelia Kranioti is working on her first fictional feature, alongside a cinematic tribute to her hometown, Athens.
Deauville and the Normandy territory are virgin places because they are totally new to me, at the antipodes of those where I usually choose to photograph. The privileged context of the Festival Planches Contact residence allowed me, after several long-term projects, to calmly explore my creative process - out of an emergency. It is almost a challenge that I launched myself, around a "neutral" subject with the sole constraint of bringing out a world which is my own, in a territory which is not. 
Evangelia Kranioti
Exhibition from October 17 to January 3 - Open air - Petit Bassin - Rue de la mer, in front of the Olympic swimming pool.

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