Kalliopi Tsipni-Kolaza

Independent curator and researcher based in Athens, Greece.

Between 2012- 2015 she held curatorial positions in public art institutions in London including at 
the Serpentine Galleries, The Architecture Foundation and the Contemporary Art Society. In 2016-2017 
Tsipni-Kolaza worked as a Curatorial Assistant for documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel. Her recent 
projects include: Orange Trees that Talk, a mediated performance by Cooking Sections at the Botkyrka 
Konsthall in Stockholm and “Sonic Revolutions Vibrations from the Levant” presented at Haus der 
Kulturen der Welt Berlin, 2016. Having received the Forecast Platform award Tsipni-Kolaza developed 
Sonic Revolutions as a two day exhibition in the form of an album, exploring issues of spatial justice,
collective memory and history through the detour of popular culture.

For her four months residency with Capacete in Rio, she will be continuing her research in underground
 and popular culture and its various forms of artistic expressions with a focus on music, sound, 
performance and film. She aims to look at the history of art collectives, artist-run spaces,curatorial 
initiatives and institutional frameworks to investigate the formats they employ in order to survive 
the rapid changes they occur in the city’s economic and political landscape