Danae Stratou

Installation artist, born in Athens, Greece. Currently lives and works in Austin, Texas, USA. In 2010 Danae Stratou initiated and co-founded the non-profit organization Vital Space. A global, interdisciplinary, cross-media art platform addressing the pressing issues of our time.

She represented Greece in the 48th Venice Biennale (1999). She also participated in the main programs of various other major shows and bi-annual exhibitions internationally: The 1st Valencia BiennaleSpain (2001); Bienal International del Deporte en el Arte  BIDA 2005 Seville, Spain (2005); 5th International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Gyumri, Armênia (2006); 1st Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece (2007); Istanbul – Culture Capital of Europe 2010, International Visual Arts Program (2010); The Adelaide Festival, Exhibition RESTLESS – Adelaide International 2012, Australia.

The main body of her work consists of large-scale outdoor and indoor installations. In her work she uses various media from natural elements, to digital technologies such as video, photography and sound as well as text, architectural components or metal constructions thus creating tactile audiovisual environments & installations. She is one of the three-member team, known as the D.A.ST Arteam, who created Desert Breath; one of the largest Land Art projects worldwide, covering 100,000m2, located in the eastern Egyptian Sahara desert, bordering the Red Sea, Egypt (1997).