Elli Vassalou (1983, Germany) is a Brussels-based multimedia artist, activist, researcher and performer. She has studied Architecture and Urbanism [M.Arch.] at the Patras School of Architecture – GR and Visual Arts [M.A.], at Autonomous Design department, KASK School of Arts, Ghent - BE. She designs and contributes to participatory platforms, actions and socially engaged projects focusing on public space, collective memory and the commons. She works hybridly with filmmaking, photography, movement, discursive and multi-sensorial tools, site specific and archival art. She is seeking new ways of polyphonic narrating, assembling bodies, spaces and objects in a critical and creative dialogue.
She moved to Belgium in 2015 and since then she is developing the project Syntrofi, a series of performative lunches about inclusion and exclusion in art & education. Currently she is active in the co-learning and co-creating platforms School of love, Sasé Istwé, Open Design Course for refugees and asylum seekers, Parallel Perceptions, and the newly born Post Collective.