Loukia Alavanou Wins Deste Prize
Alavanou's video work "displays a lightness of touch in its frank embrace of the strange, its mordant humor, and its witty mining of cinematic references," according to the foundation. "Inspired by historical animation techniques, Loukia weaves narratives that transform a familiar Disney image into a surrealistic nightmare or fantasy. Visually rich, Loukia's work displays a facility with her craft that we look forward to seeing develop."
Other artists short-listed for the prize include Nikos Arvanitis, Savvas Christodoulides, Socrates Fatouros, Yiannis Grigoriadis, and Eleni Kamma.