Danae Stratou is an artist whose work consists of large-scale installations and audio-visual environments. She has exhibited widely including the 48th Venice Biennale, Italy (1999), the 1st Valencia Biennale, Spain (2001), the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece (2007), La Verrire (Fondation D’ Enterprise Hermes), Belgium (2010), the Adelaide International Festival: Restless, Australia (2012). She initiated and co-founded Vital Space, a global, interdisciplinary, cross-media art platform addressing the pressing issues of our time. She is one of the three-members of D.A.S.T Arteam, who created “Desert Breath,” one of the largest Land Art projects worldwide, covering 100,000m2 (1997), in the Egyptian Sahara.
Polyna Kosmadaki with Danae Stratou
As an artist, it is not often that I have the opportunity to be the one asking the questions and so, when invited by Marek Bartelik to participate in this special issue of the Brooklyn Rail, in which artists get the chance to interrogate those who write about our art and ask us questions about it, I jumped at the opportunity.