PeopleGraduate (MFA), Class of 2024

Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou

Antigoni Tsagkaropoulou aka Bunny is a visual artist based between Athens, Greece and Los Angeles, California. They hold a BA in sculpture from the Athens School of Fine Arts and they are carrying out postgraduate studies at the UCLA university in Design Media Arts with a FULBRIGHT scholarship. They have been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS (2022).

In 2018, they created “Fluffy Library”, a hybrid platform of togetherness for artists, book lovers, educators, activists, children and youth, families of all kinds and people from the LGBTQIA+ community with the support of the NEON Institute. Their work has been showcased internationally with exhibitions such as a solo show at the Arnolfini Center of Contemporary Arts in Bristol, a one-year residency at the ATOPOS cvc, the 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Arts, Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Austria, The Breeder Gallery, Sophienshaele Theatre, HAU Hebbel Am Ufer Berlin, Athens Biennale OMONOIA, the Onassis Foundation among others. They have worked and collaborated with artists such as Annea Lockwood, Brooke Candy, Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens and Willem Pope L. at Documenta 14th. They were a member of the team of AMOQA (Athens Museum of Queer Arts).

Their multidisciplinary practice revolves around participatory installations, sculptures, costumes, performances, poetic texts and video works. In their methodology, the social component is vital. They mostly work with textile and soft materials as a tool to foster intimacy and interaction, investigating how softness can navigate us to transform our subjectivities and communities or shape new understandings of the political.
Tactility, collectivity and the interconnection of speculative fabulation and historical research, have been crucial elements in their practice so far. Through their work, they are seeking to build bridges of kinship between art, alternative ways of learning and social activism.