Irini Kalaitzidi

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Irini Kalaitzidi






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Irini is a dance and computational artist exploring critical and caring modes of engaging with the body.

Irini (she/her) is an artist and educator who works with creative coding and machine learning, exploring critical and caring modes of engaging with the body. Her practice aims to unsettle our perception of the anthropomorphic dancer and speculate on its possible becomings beyond dualisms and disciplinary boundaries.

She has presented her works, be they dance performances, videos or research articles in Athens, London, Berlin and Kyiv, within cultural institutions and platforms like Onassis Cultural Centre, and Somerset House.

As a lecturer, Irini is mainly teaching Data and Machine Learning for Artistic Practice at Goldsmiths, and Artificial Intelligence for the Media at UAL Creative Computing Institute. She is particularly interested in approaching AI in a disruptive way, as a means for generating visual, verbal, dancing or acoustic expressions of the Other.

She lives in-between London (UK) and Tinos (GR).

Academic qualifications

  • MA in Computational Arts, Goldsmiths, University of London (UK) 2019
  • Dance and Choreography, National School of Dance, Athens (GR) 2018
  • BA in Nutrition and Dietetics, Harokopio University of Athens (GR) 2014

Grants and awards

2022: BeFantastic Within Fellow
Dance Artists and Creative Technologists brought together to address the problem of Climate Change, Selected by FutureEverything (UK) and BeFantastic (IN) and supported by British Council

2021: Room to Bloom Artist
Feminist international community of artists, Organised by European Alternatives, Studio Rizoma, AthensSYN, Avtonomi Akadimia, The National Museums of World Culture

2020: ARTWORKS Dance Fellow
Awarded by SNF Stavros Niarchos Foundation (GR)