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Nefeli Kentoni (b.1998, Cyprus) is a London based interdisciplinary artist and writer, currently navigating herself and creative practice in an ever-changing world. She is fascinated by the intersections between different disciplines, by the spaces where scenography and philosophy, aesthetics and theatre, filmmaking and poetry meet. The theatrical and cinematic form have been the platform in which she negotiates and experiments the gaps between language and image, the implicit exertions that sustain the performer-viewer relationship, and the performativity of space.

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Education

 

2020-2022                   MA Performance Design & Practice                      Central Saint Martins, UAL

 

2017-2020                BA Drama, Applied Theatre & Education:                   Royal Central School of
                                                Writing for Performance                                       Speech and Drama

 

 

Performances

2021:  KATABASIS – Writer/Director – Theatrical production at the Platform Theatre, Central Saint Martins

 

2021:  If I Ever Get Around to Living – Performer – Devised movement performance directed by Ken Nakajima

2021:  Liminal – Writer/Director/Editor – Video Performance commissioned by Dance House Limassol

                                                                          for the Platform Festival.

2021:  An Adaptation – Writer/Performer – Video Performance commissioned by the Freiraum Festival.

 

2021:  Psycho-ish – Camera Operator – Remake of the film Psycho staged as a live cinematic performance.

 

2021:  A Difficult Uncomfortable Place to Die in – Co-creator/Performer – Central Saint Martins UAL

2021:  A short Life – Co-creator/Performer – Central Saint Martins UAL

2020:  A Real £100 Performance – Writer/Performer – a Zoom Performance commissioned for the launch  of the

                                                                                                           Platform Journal.

2020: Pigeonne, Paloma, Piccione – Scenographer/Co-Writer/Performer – a devised performance.

2020: ‘Untitles’ – Writer/Director/Performer – a site specific performance at the Tate Modern, London.

2019: Fragility of L – Writer/Scenographer/Performer – a solo performance.

2018: Into the Blue – Performer – a devised performance toured in the UK.

 

2016: Little Prince – Composer/Assistant Director/Scenographer – Musical

 

2015: Alice in Wonderland – Composer – Musical

 

2015: Hourse d’oeuvre – Composer – for the International film festival Moving Silence.

 

2014: Cycle – Composer – for the International film festival Moving Silence.

 

2014: Orpheus & Eurydice V.02 – Writer/Composer/Performer – for the Nicosia Youth Arts Festival

Exhibitions

2022: Re: Repair- group exhibition at the Barbican Centre.

2022: Lillian Sear Edition of Darts and Shafts - online group exhibition.. 

2021: Regenerate - online exhibition of the Barbican Young Visual Arts Group 

2021: Seeking Roots - group exhibition at NiMAC [Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre]

2019: Emergence at the Prague Quadrennial

2019: Living Heritage/Reframing Memory – pop-up installation at the V&A

2015: The Second Sex  - photography exhibition

 

2012: Trans-generations -group exhibitions at Artos Foundation, curated by M. Papacharalambous & E. Tselika

Projects/Residencies

2020-22: Barbican Young Visual Arts Group

2021: Remote Sensing with Seta Astreou Karides for the Yard Residency at Centre of Performing Arts MITOS

2019: Writer in Residence at Tate Exchange/Tate Modern, London

2018-2019: Emergence organized by the Prague Quadrennial focusing on performance design and European                       Heritage. 2 week workshops in Norway, Cyprus and the UK.

Press/Articles

2021: A Post-Memory; To Reflect on the Forgotten article by Nefeli Kentoni for ASCENDING

2021: Review of Fragility of Language and Seeking Roots Exhibition  by Rony Junior El Deccache.

2020: Fragility of Language poem published in This Unreal Country

2018: Published photos for HUCK X Vans: How to Make it in Photography

Plays:

2022: Katabasis

2020: “A real £100 performance”

2020: The Wall of Babel

2019: Untitles

2018: ‘T’

Filmmaking:

2021: Liminal

2021: HIRAETH Capsule Collection

2020: Fragility of Language

2020: UnT(h)amed

2020: Mal de Mer

2020: T

2018: Ena Psari Mono Psaxni