Peqpez (Caterina Antonopoulou) is an engineer, a new media artist and researcher. Her artistic practice combines interactive installations and performances, real-time audiovisual generation, algorithmic video and urban interventions.
She holds a master degree in Digital Arts from the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona (2009) and a diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (2006).
Caterina was an adjunct lecturer of interactive art at the Athens School of Fine Arts (2011-2012) and member of the curatorial team of Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF 2015, 2016).
She is co-founder of the art and technology collective ‘Once upon a Byte’ based in Barcelona, and the B-planet creative workshop for children. She has been instructor of several lectures and workshops on the intersection of art and technology.
She currently works as a software developer and UI/UX designer at the research institute ‘CTI Diophantus’. Her earlier professional collaborations include the ‘Image, Video and Multimedia Systems Lab’ of the National Technical University of Athens, the Audiovisual University Institute of the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona, the ‘Center for Research & Technology Hellas’, the ‘Multimedia, Hypermedia and VideoArt Lab’ of the Athens School of Fine Arts, and the ‘Fournos – Center for Digital Culture’.
She has exhibited her work at international conferences, festivals and venues and has received awards.
Some of her exhibitions took place at the following venues:
Onassis Cultural Centre. Athens, October 2014
Athens & Epidavrus Festival. Athens, June 2014
Sónar,19th International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art. Barcelona, June 2012
14th Athens International Comics Festival. Athens, November 2012
Phonos Foundation, Exhibition of Resident Artists. Barcelona, April 2012
The Art Foundation (TAF) – Group Exhibition ‘Things’. Athens, March 2012
Pavilion of Knowledge. Lisbon, February 2012
‘Creative algorithms’ Group Exhibition, Espaço do Tempo. Lisbon, October 2011
‘Fournos’ Center for Digital Culture – Exhibition ‘Experimental Narratives #2’. Athens, 2011
OFF Europes Festival. Barcelona, November 2010
‘Golferichs’ Cultural Center- Exhibition of Resident Artists. Barcelona, November 2010
‘Fabra i Coats’ Creation Factory – Group Exhibition of Resident Artists. Barcelona, May 2010
Athens Video Art Festival – International Festival of Digital Arts & New Media, May 2009