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Angeliki Tzortzakaki (she/her) works as a writer, curator, editor, researcher and occasionally performer in Amsterdam and her birthplace Crete.
Her work may appear in diverse formats and temporalities and overall looks at narratives that wish to defy the nature^culture dichotomy. She is also researching agency, and the ability to speak and act for/within oneself as an individual or collective body.
More specifically, she is interested in the mutability of insular landscapes and especially islands; through the 'archipelagic thinking', f(r)ictions, the tectonic movement, ecologies of (self)organizations, friendships, and forms of invisible labour that Jane Bennet would otherwise call “vibrant matter”.

She is currently co-curating the performance programme carried by invisible bodies (2022) at de Ruimte in Amsterdam. Also in Amsterdam she collaborates closely with artist Mercedes Azpilicueta to coordinate, produce and assist the research in her long-term projects. She recently joined the board of the Salwa Foundation. She is part of the bi- collective, which has been organizing non-hierarchical artist residencies since 2018 in remote and rural areas promoting idleness and friendships. Since 2019 she is a co-founder and member of the group Scores for Gardens, studying the polyphonic but dissonant relationships and temporalities of ecosystems.

Previously, she has been a research fellow in the nomadic project A Natural Oasis? (2018 – 2020). Consequently, in 2019-2021, she worked as curator for the 19th Biennale Mediterranea – School of Waters in San Marino organised by the Biennale des Jeunes Créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée (2021).
Also in 2021 she was Guest Curator for the Laurel Project Space where she organised the group exhibition Our Seas Are What We Make of Them.

She graduated from the master’s Visual Cultures and Curatorial Practices at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan (2018) with a thesis on Performance Studies and obtained her bachelor degree from the Athens University of Economics and Business (2013). She has recently been awarded the curatorial fellowship ARTWORKS by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in Athens (2021-22).

Her (collaborative) work has become public in Radialsystem (Berlin), Onassis Foundation (Athens), de Ruimte (Amsterdam), Italian Institute of Culture (Tokyo), Brera Academy of Fine Arts (Milan), Ecofeminist Festival (Baku), Laurel Project Space (Amsterdam), Movement Radio (Athens), JaJaJa NeeNeeNee (Amsterdam), Kunsthaus KuLe (Berlin), Sexyland World (Amsterdam), Theatrum Mundi (London), Nottingham Contemporary, PARADISE AiR (Matsudo), Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (Athens) and published among others at Flash Art International, Arts of the Working Class, ATP Diary, Roots-Routes, The Bliss of the Spam, Guestrooms, Archive Books and De Appel.