About

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    General
    Anna Vasof is an architect and media artist. Born in 1985, she studied architecture at the University of Thessaly (2010) in Greece and Transmedia Art (2014) at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since 2004 her videos and short movies have been presented in several festivals, some of them winning distinctions. She’s currently writing a Ph.D. thesis about an animation technique that she develops and at the same time working on designing and building innovative mechanisms for producing critical and narrative videos, actions and installations.


    Education

    • 2016 Doctoral Canditate in Artistic Research PhD in Non-Stop Stop-Motion Cinematography
      (University of Applied Arts Vienna)
    • 2014 Graduation as Media Artist with distinction (mag. art)
    • 2010 Graduation as Architect with distinction (diploma engineer)


    Grants and Awards

    • 2016 Huber Sielecki-Prize for the Austrian Animationsfilm in Tricky Women Festival
    • 2015 Audience Prize RISC 2015
    • 2014 Main Prize - ASIFA AUSTRIA AWARD / BEST AUSTRIAN ANIMATION 2014
    • 2014 Nominated for OE1 Talentstipendium 2014
    • 2012 Annual Serving Cocktail Robot Award for the machine T.R.E.E. in Roboexotica (Festival for Cocktailrobotics in Vienna, Austria)
    • 2010 Representation of University of Thessaly  in Archiprix 2011 at the MIT with the diploma work Under Construction
    • 2008 Price of Human rights for the movie No entry in Camera Zizanio festival (Olymbia,Greece)
    • 2008 Representation of Greece in Word expo the one minutes with the video Run for construction
    • 2008 1st price in Bene competion Vienna with the video Ben E.
    • 2008 Scholarship from Greek film center for the program first step
    • 2008 Representation of Greece in the Biennale of young artists Puglia 2008 with the video Artur’s Klaket and Animal’s War
    • 2006 Honorable price in Crash Fest with the video Animal’s war
    • 2004 2nd price in the festival Belle art in category video art with the video Home Homo
    • 2000 1st price in the national Student drawing contest in Greece

     

    Solo Exhibitios

    • 2017 "Things and Wonders", CHEAPART foundation, Athens, Greece
    • 2016 "Non-Stop Stop-Motion Machines", Asifakeil q21/MQ, Vienna, Austria
    • 2015 "Mechanisms of Happiness", Sammlung Lenikus, Vienna, Austria
    • 2015 "Shoes, Domino and Happiness", Museum of Multimedia art and photography, Moscow, Russia

     
    Individual participation in Exhibitions/Festivals/Conferences

    • 2017 Busan International Short Film Festival, Busan, Korea
    • 2017 Tricky Women Festival, Vienna, Austria
    • 2017 Videonalle 16, Bonn, Cermany
    • 2017 Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgard, Germany
    • 2016 Animateka, Liubliana,Slovenia
    • 2016 Viennale, Vienna, Austria
    • 2016 Video Installation in File Festival, Sao Paolo, Brasil
    • 2016 Stressed Embryo Performance in Fyodor's Carousel, Wiener Festwochen, Austria
    • 2016 Flatpack film festival, Birmingham, England
    • 2016 Back to Athens, Cheap Art Gallery, Athens, Greece
    • 2016 Designing Beauty Exhibition, Museum am Bach, Ruden, Austria
    • 2016 Symposium "Under the Radar", Vienna, Austria
    • 2016 28 International film festival Dresden, Germany
    • 2016 Tricky Women film festival, Vienna, Austria
    • 2016 minus20degree art and architecture winter biennale, Flachau, Austria
    • 2016 Antarctis film festival Finnish Antarctic research Station ABOA, Antarctica
    • 2015 Risc film festival, Marseille, France
    • 2015 APORDOC film festival, Lisbon, Portogal
    • 2015 Antimatter film festival, Victoria BC, Canada
    • 2015 31 International Short film festival Hamburg, Haburg, Germany
    • 2015 Animafest 2015, Zagreb, Kroatia
    • 2015 Back Up film festival, Weimar, Germany
    • 2015 Vienna Indepented Shorts  film festival, Vienna, Austria
    • 2015 European Media Art festival EMAF, Osnabrück, Deutschland
    • 2015 IndieLisboa film festival, Lisbon, Portogal
    • 2015 Symposium "Under the Radar", Vienna, Austria
    • 2015 Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart, Germany
    • 2015 Open>End Exhibition, Vienna, Austria
    • 2014 Roboexotica festival 2014, Vienna, Austria
    • 2014 Videoforma videofestival, Sergey Kuryokhin Center for Modern Ar, St. Petersburg, Russia
    • 2014 One day animation festival, Vienna, Austria
    • 2014 Youki filmfestival, Wells, Austria
    • 2014 Video Presentation in HOLO Conference, MedienWerkstatt, Vienna, Austria
    • 2014 Performance Falling Footnotes, Kusthaus Hunderwasser Haus, Vienna, Austria
    • 2014 Shoeting Stars, Kusthaus Hunderwasser Haus, Vienna, Austria
    • 2014 Performancefestival OPEN, MQ mumok Hofstallung, Vienna, Austria
    • 2014 Design Biennale, Power Station of Arts, Shanghai, China
    • 2014 Standby exhibition, Lenikus Studios, Vienna, Austria
    • 2013-14 Electric Parade exhibition, Galerie Freihausgasse, Villach, Austria
    • 2013-14 Auf Schritt und Tritt - Schuhwerk in Kunst und Design,exhibition Museum Villa Rot, Burgrieden, Germany
    • 2013 XARTS 2013 Conference in Aegean University, Syros, Greece (with the research work "Yapi")
    • 2013 Festival Miden videoart festival, Kalamata, Greece
    • 2013 Essence 2013, exhibition Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria (with the video installation “Footnotes”)
    • 2013 Skulpturinstitut / Die Angewandte exhibition, Vienna, Austria
    • 2012 Screening in Soirée de Votanique, Athens, Greece
    • 2012 Festival Miden videoart festival,, Kalamata, Greece
    • 2012 Arthur Schnitzler Park open air installation, Baden, Austria
    • 2012 embeddedinvisible, [huː fʌk off] space, exhibition Vienna, Austria
    • 2012 Why Art Now, Open Show Studio, exhibition, Athens, Greece
    • 2012 Naked Fire, Kunst Pavillion, exhibition Innsbruck, Austria
    • 2011 Archiprix Mit, exhibition USA
    • 2011 Essence exhibition, MAK Museum, Vienna Austria (with the video installation “For Sale”)
    • 2011 Attraction of the opposites,filmfesival Rotterdam, Holland
    • 2008 Biennale of young artists Puglia 2008, Italy
    • 2008 Word expo the one minutes,Beijing, China
    • 2008 Camera Zizanio, filmfestival Olympia, Greece
    • 2008 Aza short film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece
    • 2008 3d Crash Fest, filmfestival Thessaloniki, Greece
    • 2007 2d Crash Fest, filmfestival Thessaloniki, Greece
    • 2007 Athens video art, Athens, Greece
    • 2006 1st Crash Fest, filmfestival Thessaloniki, Greece
    • 2005 2d intercultural festival installation Lamia, Greece
    • 2005 b.a.l.a.,artfestival  Lamia, Greece

     
    Participation in Exhibitions/Festivals in teams

    • 2012 Roboexotica (Festival for Cocktailrobotics, Vienna, Austria) together with Marcel Jira, Peter Regner, Jakob Unterwurzacher
    • 2012 Ted x Instanity Vienna under Metalab presentation
    • 2011 Essence, MAK Museum, Vienna Austria (as Co-finder Locker Gallery Association)
    • 2010 Athens Bench, Athens, Greece
    • 2008 Amphitheatre Virginia, Volos, Greece
    • 2007 4th festival women cinema, Athens, Greece
    • 2007 Biennale: 1 Thessaloniki biennale of contemporary art, Thessaloniki, Greece
    • 2005 Going Public, Larisa, Greece


    Participation in Exhibitions as assistant

    • 2012 Cut a Long Story Short, Instabul, Turkey (working for the artist Brigitte Kowanz)
    • 2010 Pavilion of Greece at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice, Italy (working for the architects Zisis Kotionis, Phoebe Giannisi, Kostas Manolidis)
    • 2010 Regionale X der schaffende Mensch, Trautenfels, Austria (working for the artist Maria Papadimitriou)
    • 2009 Dimitris Fatouros retrospective exhibition, Athens (Benaki Museum), Thessaloniki (Byzantian Museum), Greece(working for the architect Lois Papadopoulos)
    • 2005 Two travels for Le Corbusier Kreta, Greece (working for the architect Iris Lykourioti)

     

    Coordinating / Organising:

    • 2015 XWRA Video and Media Art festival in Greece
    • 2013 Co-founder Hummel Kino
    • 2011 Co-founder of the Locker Gallery Assotiation
    • 2010 10 meters video festival
    • 2007-2010 university video team V_idea, university video library

     

    Scholaships

    • 2016-2018 Distribution from Sixpackfilm
    • 2015 Scholarschip for Video and Media Art from Austrian Cultural Ministry
    • 2015 Scholarship from Austrian Ministry  for Science, Research and Economy
    • 2015 Toronto animated society Residency
    • 2014-2016 Distribution from Sixpackfilm
    • 2014-2015 Artists in Residence Programm SAMMLUNG LENIKUS
    • 2011-2014 Alexander S. Onassis Foundation Scholarship


    Working Experience

    • 2015 (3 months) Organising the technical infrustructure in Transmedia art class in University of Applied arts Vienna
    • 2014 Assisting Summer Workshop of Architectural Design PAW: Felicity/ Dispositives of Survival (University of Thessaly)
    • 2013-2014 Praktikum in Kowanz Atelier
    • 2010 Videos for architect Aspasia Kouzoupi and for landsape sculpor Nella Golada
    • 2009 Advertisement for City apartments Vienna
    • 2008-2009 Employee in gharakhanzadeh sandbichler architekten zt gmbh kundl wien
    • 2005-2006 videos for city of Volos Historical center (Diki)