Stefania Strouza is an artist living and working in Vienna, Austria and Athens, Greece.
Originally trained as an architect in the National Technical University of Athens, she has received in 2010 her MFA from the postgraduate course Art, Space and Nature in Edinburgh College of Art. Currently Stefania Strouza is concluding her studies in the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, in the department of Textual Sculpture (prof. H.Zobernig).
Concerned with the relationship between modernist vocabulary and its fragmented historical and subjective underpinnings, her work has addressed the ambiguities and conflicts such a relationship entails. Through various media, she explores how objects and spaces closely affiliated to existing social and cultural narratives could be gradually abstracted and transformed into a field of contemplation. In 2013 her work was included in the exhibition “Afresh” in the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens.
This year she was commissioned artist for the Athens & Epidaurus Festival’s visual profile and has presented the installation “To a certain degree sacredness is in the eye of the beholder”, in collaboration with curator Apostolos Vasilopoulos, in the Festival’s Visual Arts programme.