Ionian Bisai (1992) is a visual artist and filmmaker based in Athens. He graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts (2018). His artistic research focuses on the critical reading of underexposed stories and examines the ways in which these become embedded in new contexts. Fully endorsing the age of augmented reality, the artist weaves social engagement and critique through participatory strategies and performative sequences, resulting in hybrid films and video installations. In 2016, in the context of his long-term artistic collaboration with Sotiris Tsiganos, he founded the Latent Community project, an ongoing artistic investigation intertwining fieldwork and moving image in order to tackle contemporary judicial, social and ecological issues. The duo aims to create conceptual and emotional experiences through which a more equal and sustainable future may be imagined. Their work has been presented in several international exhibitions and festivals (Athens Biennale, documenta14 – Public Programs, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete and the Recontemporary cultural association in Turin). Ionian Bisai and Sotiris Tsiganos have been awarded prizes by the LOOP artistic platform in Barcelona and Sharjah Art Foundation (United Arabic Emirates). For the period 2020-2021, they are fellows of Onassis AiR – School of Infinite Rehearsals.
lets pull the fact, 2016
Tropicall Hell, 2019