Samos YoungArtists Festival

Ioli Tzanetaki

Curatorial Assistant

Ioli Tzanetaki is an independent curator, researcher and writer born in Athens and currently living in Berlin. She holds an MA in Art and Politics with honours from Goldsmiths, University of London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Art History and Curating from the Sotheby's Institute of Art, London.
Her work focuses on the relationship between art, politics, and social issues more specifically looking at issues of democracy, political economy, human rights and the socio-political impact of art labour. From 2016 to 2018, she was assistant curator of the 1st Riga Biennial, Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More, Latvia. She is currently assistant curator of the Croatian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale and at Klossterruine, a communal gallery in Berlin focusing on site-specific contemporary art projects. In 2018-19, she was assistant curator of the exhibition Anatomy of Political Melancholy (curated by Katerina Gregos and organised by the Schwarz Foundation), Athens Conservatoire and Art Space Pythagorion, Greece. In 2016, she worked as a curatorial fellow for A World Not Ours, an exhibition reflecting on the refugee crisis commissioned by the Schwarz Foundation in Greece and France. In the same year, she co-founded the non-for-profit
project WeHybrids which consists of a series of collaborative workshops, taking place in various cities in the UK (2016-present). From 2015 to 2016, she was director's assistant at Siegfried Contemporary, London. She has also organised and assisted in the curation of several exhibitions in London, Berlin and Athens such as Faces and Spaces at Box Freiraum, Berlin (2017). She is a co-editor and writer at Archipelago, a printed and online journal aiming to explore the relationship between art and politics.