Born in 1989, in the city of Nicosia, Cyprus, Demetra Kallitsi completed her MA in Fine Arts at The University of Brighton, 2013 and a BA in Visual Arts at the University of Salford, Manchester, 2012. Kallitsi has participated in group exhibitions, artist residencies, workshops and solo and collaborative performances, in Cyprus, Germany, Malta and the United Kingdom and has collaborated with various artists from around the world.
Her art practice is personal and autobiographical, where this element of exposure allows the artist to perform a form of public catharsis and identifies art as an act of activism. A process that is challenging the artist to deviate from the ego-centric comfort zone of celebrating: a) the artist as ‘a romantic, tragic figure’ and b) the ‘aestheticized object of creation’. That is, art not only as a means of addressing certain issues (social, political, economic etc.) but also as an attempt to propose or provide solutions to those issues.
Her art practice unfolds over a variety of different mediums including performance and video art, textiles and creative writing. Kallitsi is currently living and working in Berlin, Germany.