Alex Karantanas is a mixed-media artist, based in Athens, Greece. He holds a BA in Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens and an MFA in Digital Arts from the Athens School of Fine Arts. His work is mainly concerned with questions of gender, desire and the body, all of which are viewed through the lens of post-humanism and cyberculture. His artistic practice develops through music performances in exhibitions and events, multi-media installations and video-art projections, all of which he combines to model immersive environments. His work has been exhibited in various exhibitions, festivals and events around the world, including: Whole United Queer Festival, Athens Digital Arts Festival (Ferropolis open-air museum, Germany), Performance Rooms 2020 (organized by Kappatos Gallery in collaboration with Pantheon non-profit organization and held at St George Lycabettus hotel, Athens), Peloponnisos International Documentary Festival, Southern Sweden Design Days festival (Malmö), Krama Festival (Athens), Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival (Greece), and Athens Biennale. He has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS (2022).
Avalanche, 2021, 13.00 min
Glitching Queerness/Queering Glitch, 2018, 09.24 min
Turmoil, 2020, 07.54 min
Waiting Room Podcast, 2019, 29.07 min