Walk with Chryssa Tsampazi


“The walk is going to take place in Oranienplatz and in the Lueisenstädtischer Kanal in Kreuzberg.
As a group we will try to respond to the architecture of the place and its history by “not taking ourselves with us”
Our walk will have three parts:
-A walking journey in silence with a research guide
-An interview
-A life sculpture”.

Chryssa Tsampazi


Since how long are you in Berlin?
I have been living in Berlin since 2002 but with a short break: from 2008 to 2010 I was in Chicago where I got my MFA degree in Performance at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

Living in Berlin has influenced your research? How?
Yes, it has. In terms of its history and its division.

Berlin as a stage. Which contradictions faced in your artistic work could be underlined by this city?
Berlin as a stage: it tries to have big productions but it cannot afford them!

Chryssa Tsampazi (Rheine / Germania, 1975)

The work of Chryssa Tsampazi has involved in the last five years different expressive techniques: performance, video and installation.
She creates situation that underline the contradictions of specific economic, social and political dynamics, often in relation to identity, gender and social class. For this purpose she has used the methodology of the conceptual theatre, where the direction is based on a series of instructions.

She studies theatre at the School of theatre of Athens before receiving a MFA at the School of Art Institute of Chicago.
She has exposed at Sullivan Gallery, Betty Rymer Gallery – Chicago, Chicago Cultural Center and Fallout Gallery of Minneapolis. At the Athens Biennal, Art-Athina, Centro Bios always in Athens and in the Sophiensaele in Berlin.
Co-founder of the performance group ShiftyTongue with the artist Vassiliea Stylianidou.

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Photos: Art & Tours, Walk with Chryssa Tsampazi, 2-3 November 2012 and 29 June 2013, Berlin