ARTIST TALKS with YANNIS PAPPAS (GR) and DACHIL SADO (IQ)
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YANNIS PAPPAS studied sculpture and photography at the Athens School of Fine Arts and at the University of the Arts in Berlin (UdK). Awarded by the Academy of Athens and by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) he completed the artistic and scientific MA “Space Strategies” at the Academy of Arts Weißensee in Berlin. His art-based researches have been assigned by the Goethe-Institute and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) through interdisciplinary projects in Asia and Middle East. An interventionist by nature, he looks for ways to find unlikely methods of engage responsiveness. His resonant and visual language includes video work, photography, performative, and installative practices, all of which bear the signs of Pappas’ anthropological and phenomenological approach toward his subjects.
He exhibited internationally through Europe, Asia, Middle East, South and North America, as well at the Biennale of Architecture Venice 2018, Bangkok Art Biennale 2018, Athens Biennale 2016, 7th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art and more, while he attracted the attention of the worldwide press (CNN, NY Times, Arten, Art Forum, The Calvert Journal, Dapper Dan, Patzer, Bloomberg Television, Sky Arts and more).
Yannis was born on the island of Patmos; he lives and works in Berlin.
DACHIL SADO was born in Shinagl-Mosul, Iraq; he lives and works in Berlin since 2015. Sado’s performative practice deals with socio-political questions, collective work and resistance strategies. Since the beginning of 2020, he is part of the artistic staff at ABJ, Berlinische Galerie Berlin. In 2018 he participated in Hier&Jetzt:Connections’ artist in residency program.