By Olga Stefatou Duration: October 8, 2021-February 20, 2022 Venue: MOMus-Museum of Contemporary Art-Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art and State Museum of Contemporary Art Collections In the framework of the Thessaloniki PhotoBiennale 2021 With the support: Rosa Luxemburg Foundation

“Chrysalis” refers to the final stage a larva goes through before transforming into an adult butterfly. It is the moment of a great change for this species which, still enclosed in its golden cocoon, is preparing to unfold its wings for the very first time.

Artist: Olga Stefatou (GR)

Olga Stefatou is a visual artist and photography consultant. She recently moved back to her native country Greece after working with Qatar Museums as Senior Photography Specialist for two years. Stefatou works on long-term photo-based projects seeking to investigate the idea of freedom and its connection to geopolitics, heritage, and social structures, with a special interest in gender issues. She has exhibited her work at Aga Khan Museum (CA), Doha Fire Station art space (QA), Los Angeles Month of Photography, Head On (AU), Les Boutographies (FR), and Gallery Negpos (FR) among others. Stefatou collaborates with international media such as Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, The Economist, NBC News, and Vanity Fair. In 2015 she participated in the pioneering Solar Impulse mission – the round of the world with a solar-powered aircraft. She is the curator of the arts program at Saristra Festival Arts, a festival celebrating music and arts on Cephalonia Island, Greece. She studied photography at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens and in 2012 she earned her Master’s degree in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Bolton, UK, while being based in Beijing, China.

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