Nicolas Vamvouklis lives and works in Italy. He holds a BA in Philosophy (University of Crete), BA in Dance (Greek National Ballet School) and an MA Distinction in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano). His practice includes installations, performances and curatorial projects that have been presented in the Prague Quadrennial, Triennale Milano, Tate Modern, Mediterranea 18 Biennale, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Ättiksfabriken Art Space, Roman Susan Gallery, Il Colorificio and Lago Film Fest among others while he has collaborated with the Greek National Opera, Bejart Ballet Lausanne, Royal College of Music Stockholm, UniCredit Pavilion, State of Concept Athens, Elgiz Museum, 15th Istanbul Biennale, University of Cologne and the Marina Abramović Institute. He was part of the NEON Curatorial Exchange 2015 in partnership with the Whitechapel Gallery. He was in residence in Villa Manin, Viafarini, Benetton Group and Primary Nottingham. He contributed in the magazines Nothing to See Here, Artribune, Athanor and Neu and in publications of Fotografia Europea and Up to Now. Fabrica Collection. Vamvouklis is the founder and director of K-Gold Temporary Gallery. He is currently a curator at Fabrica | Luciano Benetton Collection.
Project Title: And it feels like home II
Proposal Summary: In November 2016, Berlin Zoo housed its poultry as precautionary measure for the H5N8 flu. Addressing themes of domesticity and displacement, Vamvouklis examines the parallels between human and animal societies. He highlights the dynamics of dominance and exclusion referring to his homeland Lesvos, a popular destination for birdwatchers and a major focal point in Europe's humanitarian crisis.
Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vvtRUxVmfU