Dafni Bampanioti

Dafni Bampanioti

London, United Kingdom

About Dafni Bampanioti

Born 1990, Athens, Greece. Currently living and working in London, UK.

I have always felt (and been told!) that as a woman I need to be the best in everything I do if I were to survive in this world. Be the smartest, be the prettiest, be the most hardworking, be the kindest, be everything and not just anything. But being a woman is not a simple thing these days. How can one describe all the facts, issues and questions that arise when one looks at women? Can art alter our thoughts and beliefs about the female or are men and women around the world brainwashed by the stereotypes built around the female over the passing of time? It is our extraordinary nature, form and idiosyncrasy that have driven my recent work to deal with such matters. My research, both aesthetically and technically, is a journey in finding the answer to the aforementioned. I have always painted women, not only as a way to understand and map my own body and self, but also to satisfy my inner need of materialising the mystery and complexity of the word ‘woman’.

Education

2014, MA Fine Art, University of East London
2012, BA in Fine Art, University of Ioannina, Department of Fine Art and Sciences of Art, Ioannina, Greece

Exhibitions

2017

Appearance of..., A&D Gallery, London UK
25 September – 1 October 2017
A&D Gallery , 51 Chiltern Street,
W1U 6LY London

Somewhere In Between, The Exhibitionist Hotel, London UK

Infinite Human, Chelsea Gallery, London UK

Every Drop Counts, in partnership with UN Water, WaterAid and Thames Water, TOTO Concept Gallery, London UK

At this point in Time, Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh, Scotland

2016

What Is The Point? Collective, Greek Street Pop Up, London UK

What Is The Point? Collective, The Clerkenwell Gallery, London UK

2015

Tracing Faces, Benedum Gallery, Monangalia Arts Center, Morgantown, West Virginia, USA

What Is The Point? Collective, St. John’s Church, London UK

What Is The Point? Collective, Annual Show, The Mall Galleries, London UK

2014

MA Fine Art Final Showcase, UEL Gallery, London UK

Material World, no barking aRt Biennale 2014 Part II, Espacio Gallery, London UK

Material World, no barking aRt Biennale 2014 Part I, Old Truman Brewery, London UK

SYNTHESIS, Trinity Buoy Wharf Gallery, London UK