Porfyris , Lykourgos
Tram : Christiania Torvet
My work is a playground of failures, provocation and misinterpreted narratives. The purpose of my artworks is to subvert masculine and ableist standards and propose more complex and multilayered identities. In my latest work, I am interested in how albinos are “othered” in occidental history and contemporary pop culture.
My practice is separated in two parts. The first part is engaged with the production of new mythologies. Through paintings, engravings and videos I am misinterpreting and blending already existing narratives in order to present a different approach in the understanding of history rather than the classic male-based narrative of the winner. In my stories I am failing to adopt to masculine roles by overperforming tasks that do not fit in with my disabled pansexual identity
The Second part of my practice is my sound art project POP Tektonism where I test the aesthetics of “rock-star” lifestyles. With an emphasis in pop music, I present a vulnerable image of a “star”, which contradicts to the polished and empowered image of a rock-star. In my performances, I exhibit weakness, uncomfortableness, prone behavior and trauma. In my songs, I am celebrating disability, bisexual confusion and queer negativity.
Member of NBK, UKS.
2015 – 2017: MFA, Academy of Fine Arts. Oslo National Academy of the Arts
2008 – 2014: BA, Athens School of Fine Arts, Department of Fine Arts.
2018: 6th Athens Bienale “ANTI-“, Athens, Greece.
2018: After School Special presents: U’dysTROPICAN PROM, Landmark,
Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway,
2019: O.C.D. XXXL Dancefloors. Grünerløkka, Torggata, Youngstorget, karl Johans gate, Oslo, Norway
2018: Garden of Dystopian Pleasures @ASFA BBQ, Athens School of Fine Arts. Athens, Greece.
2018: Daniella Dahl, Lucia Pachova, POP Tektonism. Kafe Hærverk, Oslo,
2018: POP Tektonism and FKDS Studios present: Easter(n) European Conspiracies, Akademiromiet, Kunsternes Hus, Oslo, Norway.
2017: Winter Solstice: Confusion of Tongues. Tårngata 0581, Oslo, Norway
2017: PLUSS PLUSS, Speculations on Togetherness, Black Box Teater, Oslo,
2017: Learning from Documenta Closing Event, Prevelaki Hall, ASFA, Athens
2017: Avgangsutstillingen master i billedkunst 2017, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo,
2017: Documena Resurrection Extravaganza !, Athens Biennale 2017,
Hotel Bageion, Athens, Greece.
2017: Performance Art Oslo @ Kulturnatt, Akerselva, Oslo, Norway.
2016: A Politics of Lies. Circuits and Curents, Athens, Greece.
2016: FLINK. Maksiitaksi, Oslo, Norway.
2016: Performance Art Oslo @Kulturnatt. Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway.
2015 – 2016: TOTAL WAR, Guerilla Performances. Oslo, Athens, Berlin, Amsterdam.
2015: PAO Festival 2015. Atelier Nord, Oslo, Norway.
2016 – Today: Founder and Producer of the Fine Art Record label, Antiplay Boy the
2018: AntiPlay Boy the Festival with presentations and
Performances by Adikia (FL) Noemi Veberić Levovnik (GER), POP Tektonism). Kafé Hærverk, Oslo, Norway.
2017: FANTASIA = IKUNNA, Athens Museum of Queer
Arts, Athens, Greece
2017: Therese Frisk and AntiPlay Boy the Label Presents: Contemporary
Composers Vol.2, Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway.
2016: Video Program for PAO, Performance Art Oslo Festival,
Deichmanske bibliotek, Oslo, Norway.
2016: TOTAL WAR Information Camp. KHiO Main Auditorium, KHiO, Oslo,
2015: Bad Painting: Unreliable Urban Testimonials. Beton7, Athens, Greece.
2015: Edge Condition Immersed in Sound. Boiler, Athens, Greece.
Lectures, Workshops, Presentations:
2017: Lecture for the workshop Southern Teachers, Learning from
Documenta, Prevelaki Hall,Athens, Greece.
2016:Organizer and Tutor With Therese Frisk at the Workshop Failing in
Music Industries A Professionalization course. Seilduken 1
2016: War Report, TOTAL WAR information Camp. KHiO Main
Auditorium, KHiO, Oslo, Norway.
2016: Organizer and Tutor With Antigoni Tsangkaropulou at the Workshop
Professionalization on Failing in Music Industries. Transmission
Art Festival, Orgelfabrik, Karlsruhe.
Grants, Scholarships, Awards:
2018: NBK: Prosjektstøtte
2018: NBK: Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond.
2017: FKDS, Studio Grant.
2017: Kulturådet, Arbeidsstipend for yngre/nyetablerte kunstnarar.