Loukia Alavanou is a moving image artist and filmmaker. She will represent Greece at the 59th Venice Art Biennale with the exhibition “Oedipus In search of Colonus”, curated by Heinz Peter Schwerfel. Alavanou was the winner of the 5th Deste prize for Greek artists. Since 2018, after receiving international acclaim, she has started to be involved with the production of VR films and founded VRS, the first ever VR production company in Greece. For the years 2021 and 2022 Alavanou is a fellow artist at ONX Studio, organised by Onassis USA and the New Museum in NY.  Alavanou holds an MA in Photography from the RCA in London. In 2018 she held a retrospective exhibition at State of Concept, Athens. Alavanou’s work has been presented by institutions and festivals including KANAL Centre Pompidou, Gucci Garden, Kino Der Kunst, Palais de BOZAR, Palais de Tokyo, Athens Biennale, Moscow Biennale, Fiorucci Art Trust, The Museum of Cycladic Art, Benaki Museum. Her films are part of numerous collections including the Onassis Collection, the Dakis Joannou Collection, The Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe/ ZKM, PCAI/ Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative.