Theo Prodromidis is a visual artist and director based in Athens, Greece. He studied Contemporary Media Practice at the University of Westminster and was awarded an MFA in Fine Art by Goldsmiths, University of London in 2007. His work has been exhibited and screened in galleries, museums and festivals such as Furtherfield, Galerija Nova, State of Concept, 5th and 1st Thessaloniki Biennale, 4th Athens Biennale, Werkleitz zentrum für medienkunst, i.a. Ηe is a member of the Institute Of Radical Imagination and a member of Solidarity Schools Network. For 2019-2020, he is a fellow of Artworks, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship Program and for 2020-2021 a co-leader of “An album from our square" at Victoria Square Project, supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative (SNFPHI) at Columbia University.
Towards a collective practice of interpersonal care (done and to be done)
lecture/workshop, Monday, 04/05/2020 at 17.00
closed workshop for students of WHW Akademija, Tuesday, 05/05/2020 at 17.00
On the 4th and 5th of May we brought together two WHW programs: workshop was held for the students of second generation of WHW Akademija and the lecture/workshop on the first day happened as a part of WHW program Caring about each other, radical politics of care.
The idea behind Caring about each other, radical politics of care is to present to the public art production which deals with the questions of historical but also contemporary feministic and other emancipatory and decolonizing artistic perpectives in relation to intimate and political aspects of care and caring in geographically different contexts, all in the name of the struggle for social changes and solidarity.
Theo Prodromidis prepared program for two days, consisting of lecture, open to all public but also a workshop just for students of WHW Akademija the following day. He took his personal history of art practice´s collaborative schemes and working relationships as a starting point and took a reflexive look at it through the challenges of aesthetic production of the last 10 years of crisis (for and from Athens), culminating this year with situation related to Covid-19. This will result in introducing the group to a series of grounding fields relating to notions and practices of solidarity, pedagogy and citizenship. By navigating through our own biographies, we will examine the ways to relate and to cohabit with the ones around us, in proximity or distance.