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Katerina Kotsala (b.1982, Thessaloniki, Greece). In her practice she focuses on the relation between universal human issues namely of birth and death, with their projection in the physical environment. She works mainly with painting as well as with other mediums such as mosaic, land art, sculpture, glass fusing and video. She uses natural materials for instance stones, marble, glass, wood, pistachio shells, earth and light. Through a tactile and sensory process she creates environmentally conscious art.

She graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts with an MFA, in 2015, and with a BFA from the School of Fine Arts of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, in 2013. She has been awarded by ARTWORKS in the 1st Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship Program. She has had three solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions, workshops and conferences. She represented Greece at the 16th Biennale of Artist Mediterranea ”Errors Allowed” in Italy and the Post-Biennale of Young Artists at the DA2 Museum of Contemporary Art in Salamanca, Spain. Katerina Kotsala was part of Documenta 14 team as Coordinator Conservator-Art Handler in Athens and she is collaborator partner of Peter Linde Busk at the mosaic department in Berlin. Lives and works in Athens, Greece.