Alexandra Papademetriou

Gothenburg, Sweden

I am an artistic researcher originally from Athens, Greece.

I am a Greek/English artist and artistic researcher, born in Athens in 1994, and I’m currently based in Gothenburg, Sweden, where I recently earned my MFA in Fine Art from HDK-Valand.

While my projects are based on extensive academic research, my aim is always to make art that is able to communicate with a broader audience. Through my hybrid practice, which includes research, drawing, writing, and curating, I explore difficult and often ignored topics.

My current research cycle concerns the relationship between cultural production and the formation of national identity: how states, museums, galleries and individual artists, deliberately or not, participate in the construction of a national self, normalise behaviours and discourses, and eventually perpetuate nationalist ideas. Through humour, and with the juxtaposition of text and drawings, I aim to draw attention to the arbitrary nature and absurdity of inherited identity.