Myrto Vratsanou (Athens, 1994) is a visual artist based in Athens and Cologne. She studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts, the Sandberg Institute of the Gerritt Rietveld Academy, as well as the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) on a scholarship from the Onassis Foundation. She has been awarded a Kickstarter Grant from the Kunstfonds Foundation and her work is part of the National Bank of Greece collection. Her practice revolves around the haunted, sensual aspects of digital and material spaces. Employing metaphors by creating objects, drawings, writing and films, she explores material histories, fictions and traditions. She has participated in exhibitions, screenings and festivals held in various venues and institutions, among others: Weltkunszimmer in Dusseldorf, Temporary Gallery Cologne, Meinblau Projektraum gallery in Berlin, Neverneverland foundation in Amsterdam, Chisenhale Gallery London, Athens Digital Arts Festival, One Minute Space and a.antonopoulou. art galleries in Athens, Benaki Museum and the Thessaloniki Centre of Contemporary Art. She was a member of the artistic initiative Circuits+Currents and of the documenta 14 chorus. She has taken part in collective, educational projects and residencies, for example the programs Spaces Of Reflection, part of the 10th Berlin Biennale and “Experimental Education Protocol II” held in Delphi and on the island of Nissyros. She has developed a long-standing, collaborative practice with Anouk Asselineau, under the name Asselineau/Vratsanou. Her writing and drawings have been featured in Dating the Chorus II (independent publication); the KURZE 3 anthology (Cologne: KHM, 2022); FDBNHLLLTTFHORROR (London: Sticky Fingers, 2021) and Daisyworld Magazine. In 2022 her first individual publication was published by Dolce Publications. She has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS (2022).
Constricted lungs and plinth, 2022, installation detail (dimensions variable), blown glass, sand, unfired clay, wood, wax, water
Free immersion notes, 2021, installation detail, black marble, silicone rope, wall projection
How to hold a diving stone, 2022, RISO printed drawing on publication
The haunted villa of Spetses, 2020, 00:23:00, digital video
The two lapses / They say you can’t draw blood from a stone, 2020, installation detail (dimensions variable), clay, natural pigment, copper