Xenia Koghilaki (1990) develops both collaborative and solo works at the intersection of dance, choreography, and performance. Berlin-based since 2019, she holds an MA in Solo/Dance/Authorship (MA SODA) from the Inter-University Center for Dance, Berlin University of the Arts (HZT/UDK). She is a graduate of the Department of Architecture, University of Patras and of the National School of Dance in Athens. Xenia puts the body in the center of her interest, exploring concepts of collectivity and belonging, in relation to dance and choreography, while her artistic interest focuses on challenging the triptych: power – knowledge – body. Her work has been awarded a DIS-TANZ-SOLO scholarship by the Federal Association of Dance in Germany (DTD) and has been supported by Goethe-Institut Berlin and the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports. In 2021 she was awarded a danceWEB scholarship to participated in ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival, while in 2022 (April-May), she was selected for the residency program of Hebbel am Ufer (HAU) in Berlin, which she completed with the support of a “Residenzförderung – Fonds Darstellende Kunste” grant. She has presented her work in Uferstudios Berlin (Bang Bang Bodies); Parken ist Bewegung Festival (Go ‘head baby!); Studio Alta cultural center in Prague (Nudes and Conspiracies); Arc For Dance Festival 11 and K-Gold Temporary Gallery in Athens (JunkDance); as part of the Breaking Art: Performances program at the Athens Concert Hall and in Arc For Dance Festival 15 (From public to hidden); InProgress Feedback Festival in Athens (Multiple Choice); New Choreographers Festival 8 at Onassis Stegi (collaborative work Besuch). As a performer, she has worked with Kat Válastur for the works Diana Even (HAU, 2022) and The FarNear (Bode-Museum, Berlin, 2022); André Uerba (as part of the event series Flutgraben Performances in Berlin); Chto Delat (Fast Forward Festival, Onassis Cultural Centre); and with the companies Porson’s Khashoggi and Hellenic Dance Company, among others. She has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS in 2022.
Firestarter by André Uerba, 2020
Diana, Even by Kat Válastur, 2022
Bang Bang Bodies, 2022
Bang Bang Bodies, 2022
From public to hidden, 2018