Irini Karayannopoulou is a visual artist and filmmaker who graduated from the Saint Etienne School of Fine Art and Design in France. She is a former resident of the Staatliche Akademie den Bildende Kunste Karlsruhe, Germany and has exhibited her work internationally. Selected recent exhibitions include: Una boccata d’arte in collaboration with Galleria Continua and Fondazione Elpis, Mode International, solo show at the Salon de Normandy/Rare Books Paris, Paint, also known as blood/Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, The woman who gave birth to herself/Aetopoulos, Athens, The Overview Effect/MOMus Museums, Thessaloniki and Screen Compositions/ Experimental Intermedia Foundation, New York, USA. Irini is currently working on two upcoming solo exhibitions in A. Antonopoulou Gallery in Athens and Polana Institute in Warsaw. In her work, Irini Karayannopoulou explores a variety of media including painting, collage, print, drawing and moving image. She often borrows imagery from the international press, in dialogue with the collective histories of popular culture. Her recent work negotiates already existing realities in which she inserts brand new systems of meaning. Irini’s practice is driven by both personal and political thoughts, staged and experienced in different formats and situations each time. Irini is the co-founder of Twin Automat films, a member of the Extra-Conjugale art duo and a recipient of the Scam Screenwriting award 2021.