Katerina Athanasopoulou is a Greek-born artist living in London who creates animated films for cinema and gallery space. Katerina is particularly interested in the place where Animation and Architecture meet: through the use of 3D animation, she builds digital spaces, which the viewer traverses as imagined documentaries.
She studied Fine Art at Aristotle University in Greece and graduated with an MA Animation from the RCA in 2002. Her award-winning films have been shown internationally at film festivals and galleries, including Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Thessaloniki Biennale 5, Holland Animation Film Festival, European Media Art Festival, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb.
Works include: Branches of Life (2016), commissioned by Cast Iron Radio and Recording for the Body Of Songs project, supported by Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England; Rupture (2015), commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for The Art of Saving a Life; Apodemy (2012), a short film on Emigration and the Economic Crisis, commissioned by the Onassis Foundation; and Engine Angelic (2010) for Animate Projects. Katerina also collaborates with other artists on short films, documentaries and installations. She teaches animation at the Royal College of Art and London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.
Between 2015-16 Katerina took part in DRIVE, a development project produced by Animate Projects and supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, where she researched interactive animation installations. An outcome of this was her two-screen installation, Broken Cage, which was exhibited at her show at Space Project Tilburg, Holland between December 2015 to February 2016. She is currently researching Virtual Reality for immersive animation installations.