Nasia Papavasiliou is a Cypriot multidisciplinary artist who has lived and worked in London since 2012. A graduate of Central Saint Martins college of Art and Design, she holds a Master of Arts in Performance: Design and Practice. She has created work in the UK, Cyprus, Greece, Spain and currently in Germany. Her work has been presented in theatre and gallery spaces as well as part of site-specific interventions.
Papavasiliou’s works have a poetic and imaginative sensibility translated through performance, sculptural scenography, video and installation art. She usually uses metaphoric imagery, raw and, at times, ephemeral materials that activate layers of performative actions to generate symbolic and enigmatic meanings.
Papavasiliou’s practice addresses the interrelationship of spatial, social, political and ecological narratives. She started using peripatetic research methods to trace and question the absurdity of her divided country’s significance within the global political geography. The tracing/mapping of different locations therefore became the way in which her artistic works are developed. Her new body of work is currently looking into dichotomy and dualism, the liminal space in between zones. She is fascinated by the concept of their in-between-ness (Nepantla) and existential spatiality. In a synthesis of recorded interventions and live compositions using the symbolic material of salt (in both crystal and condensed forms) the artist creates bridges of resonance across narratives and liminal spaces.