The transit lounge is the archetypal transit space, the point where the hyper-global + hyper-local coincide; a location which blurs traditional conceptions of geo-political boundaries, creating pockets of international space within the borders of individual nation-states. An in-between space, it exists relative to a fixed departure and arrival point, not to the area that surrounds it.

The Transit Lounge is a series of overlapping residencies for Australian and German artists and architects in Berlin. It is also a blog where themes relating to the project will develop, collaborations will be initiated and sustained, and observations on the city collected. The Transit Lounge invites you to participate in these transnational conversations by commenting on the blog.

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The transit lounge is supported by Culturia and the DAZ

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


Vassiliea Stylianidou was born in 1967,in Thessaloniki, Greece. She lives and works in Berlin and Athens.

Following studies of literature and linguistics at the University of Jannina, Greece from 1985-89, she became a student of fine arts at the University of the Arts, Berlin, focussing on new media, video and photography. Her prizes include the AT Kearney video prize and the Meisterschuelerprize of the UdK Berlin in 1999, the Goldrausch 11 Artistproject, Berlin 1999-2001, NaFöG - Postgraduate grant from the University of the Arts Berlin, 2001 DAAD supplementary grant for NYC within the scope of the NaFOEG-postgraduate grant, and several Artist-in-Residence Programs in Europe. Her solo exhibitions include 2005 perpetuum mobile, Galerie Françoise Heitsch, Munich, Playcities Gallery Kappatos, Athens; 2002 Heroes & Co. CAPRI, Berlin; and more recently exhibitions in Germany, Italy and Greece. Amongst numerous international group exhibitions was the 2005 Old Habits Die Hard as part of the exhibition Situation at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Sydney, Australia; the Prague Biennale; the CHIANGMAI FIRST NEW MEDIA ART FESTIVAL, CMU ART MUSEUM, Thailand; 2002 and familistère 1 at Kunst-Werke Berlin, Institute for Contemporary Art (C).

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