Yanis Stefanou (he/him) shares his time between European politics, curating and translation. After studying law in Athens and European Studies in Paris, he turned to Cultural Management. In 2020 he completed the postgraduate program ‘Curatorial Studies’ in KASK (Ghent).
His artistic and curatorial research focuses on normative oppression, intersectional exclusion and social justice movements bringing politics, activism and art together.
His latest project during the lockdown was the photo exhibition ‘The Glass Menagerie’ on the windows of ‘Les Brigittines – Playhouse for Movement’ (Brussels).
In 2020, he co-curated the exhibition ‘Condition Report’ in the Vandenhove Center (Ghent) and the online group exhibition “From Scratch to Scratch”.
In 2018 he co-curated the group exhibition “Hide & Seek” in the framework of the 17th Pink Screens Queer film festival in Nova Cinema (Brussels].
He is a member of the collective Friends of Zak in Brussels, as part of the movement Justice for Zak/Zackie on the brutal killing of the queer activist and drag performer Zak Kostopoulos. In 2018, they organized a performative demonstration in the center of Brussels and in 2020 the event ‘Rebel Heart, Justice for Zak’ with a screening, a panel and an exhibition in Piano Fabriek (Brussels).
He also translates literature and social theory into Greek, among others The Swimming-Pool Library by Alan Hollinghurst and Retour à Reims by Didier Eribon.