Kiki Kouniari is a UK based visual artist working with video, sound and text. By using fragmentary compositions, noise, the everyday, the absurd, humour and irony, and by drawing from Critical Theory and postructuralism, Kiki aims to bring social criticism and psychology together, in works that balance between affect and reflection.

Prevalent thematics in her works are power, commodification and spectacle, lack of meaning, as well as the way these translate into alienation, narrow-mindedness, and nihilism. Important aspect is the self-critical, which attempts to transform the subject in her works from a passive receiver of their facticity, to a perpetuator of the conditions of their unfreedom. 


b. Athens, Greece


University of Leeds, ΜΑ in Fine Arts, 2020

Athens School of Fine Arts, BFA in Sculpture, 2017

Staffordshire University, ΒΑ in Graphic Design, 1999


Art Nova 100, Guardian Art Center, Beijing, China, 2023

Arte Laguna Prize, Arsenale of Venice, Venice, Italy, 2023

Calling the Anthropomorphic Cabinet, Domagkhalle, Munich, Germany, 2022

Experimental Film and Video 2022, CICA Museum, Gimpo-si, South Korea, 2022

MA Thesis, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK 2020

Pause, Freehold Projects Space, Leeds, UK, 2020

Origin, Yorkshire Hub, Leeds, UK, 2019

What is to come of this, Yorkshire House, Leeds, UK, 2019

Degree Show, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece, 2017

Health, Diachronic Museum of Larisa, Larissa, Greece, 2017

Shapes, Colors, Materials: The garden of sculptures, Italian Embassy, Athens, Greece, 2016

Anthropographies, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece, 2016


Inter-Institutional Symposium, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, 2020