Evangelia Kranioti is a Greek artist and film director based in France. She studied law (Athens National University), piano (Athens National Conservatory), visual arts (National Higher School of Decorative Arts, Paris) and cinema (Le Fresnoy – National Studio of Contemporary Arts, and La Femis’ Screenplay Workshop).
Winner of numerous grants and awards, Evangelia Kranioti has developed an artistic practice that encompasses photography, film and video installations. her first full-length documentary, Exotica, Erotica, Etc. (73’, 2015 Berlinale Forum) was selected for several international festivals (including IDFA Amsterdam, BFI London, Göteborg IFF, Thessaloniki IDF, Karlovy Vary IFF and Sarajevo IFF), where its obtained numerous awards (Emerging International Filmmaker Award / Toronto Hot Docs, Audience Award / Festival Films de Femmes Créteil, Fathy Farag Award / Cairo IFF Critic’s Week, etc.), including two Iris Awards from the Hellenic Academy of Cinema. Her second film, Obscuro Barroco (60’, 2018 Berlinale Panorama, TEDDY Jury Award) also brought her several prizes, including two Iris Awards from the Hellenic Academy of Cinema, along with a number of nominations (including American Society of Cinematography Awards, Cinema Eye Honours, Glasshütte Original Documentary Award, and Sheffield Doc/Fest Art Award). In 2019, her exhibition The Living, the Dead and Those at Sea (Les vivants, les morts et ceux qui sont en mer), presented at the 50th edition of the Rencontres Festival in Arles, was hailed by the international press and obtained the Madame Figaro Women in Motion Prize, awarded by Kering.
The photographic and film project she is working on at Villa Médicis is part of her Era Incognita series, through which the artist explores various forms of exile, migration and identity in the contemporary Mediterranean world