As a result of her practical training at DFBRL8R, Angeliki Chaido Tsoli was invited to the performance art series in the framework of the first exhibition of Defibrillator Gallery’s 10th anniversary year. What Remains: On the Sacred, the Lost, and the Forgotten Relics of Live Art is curated by Netherlands-based ieke Trinks and aims to reanimate Defibrillator’s collection of objects from performances that took place over the past nine years.
CHAPTER 1: FIXING relates to placing, installing, and positioning oneself or an object – the performance relic in this case – through means of performance and action-based gestures. Fixing implies a beginning, and is a term meant to inaugurate the What Remains project.
FRI 07 FEB | 6-9PM | Performance Program + Opening
Angeliki Chaido Tsoli [Greece] is a conceptual artist using text, photography and/or performance art in her work. She is a Fulbright Scholar from Greece and in 2018 graduated from the MFA program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The following year Tsoli worked as the curatorial assistant of Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery in Chicago. Angeliki graduated with distinction from the department of Fine and Applied Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and for a year studied with the Erasmus Program at UPV Universitat Politècnica de València in Spain. In Chicago has exhibited in Sullivan Galleries, Lithium Gallery, Ground Level Platform, New Blood Festival at Links Hall, Moving Image 00:04 biannual festival at ACRE, dfbrL8r, Zhou B Art Center, Rosekill and Satellite Art Fair, Art Basel Miami. Angeliki has worked voluntarily as staff for ACRE Residency and as an archivist performer for the Goat Island Archive – we have discovered the performance by making it at the Chicago Cultural Center.
PROJECT: How Can We Keep This Moment Alive? | In June 2018 Tsoli was the invigilator of Michelle Murphy’s performance. After they finished and while they were standing by the creek Tsoli asked them if she could capture this moment. They asked her what she would do with this photograph. She didn’t know at that time and didn’t have any plans. She only knew she was archiving special moments and time-based works with her Polaroid camera.
Photo by Carlos Salazar Lermont 2017
If you visit Chicago then make sure to visit the Defibrillator Gallery where performance artist Angeliki Chaido Tsoli is currently completing her academic training as a Curatorial Assistant.
Αngeliki Chaido Tsoli is an interdisciplinary visual artist working predominantly in the field of performance art. Her practice is rooted in a visual-conceptual arts discipline. She is co-founder of the platform [mind the] G.A.P. – Gathering Around Performance. She is interested in exploring and understanding new cultures, building bridges and contributing her knowledge as an artistic and pedagogical tool. Angeliki Chaido Tsoli left Athens in 2016 to take up her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a Fulbright Graduate Student. She recently graduated with work that explores the political, poetic and displaced body through actions in the public space, photography, video, sound, installation and experimental writing. Angeliki aims to create an open space to start a dialogue, create awareness, and challenge the existence of social, economic, cultural, and class-based inequalities. Moreover, she is interested in a conceptual approach to education and the medium of performance art.
DFBRL8R Performance Art Apprentice Program is an alternative pedagogical system of structured mentorship designed to provide professional experience, practical knowledge, and applicable skills to artists who want to be versed in the presentation of time-based artistic practices.