Recorded Memories


kavecS is an initiative on critical art activism run by Kostis Stafylakis and Vana Kostayola since 2005.

Vana Kostayola
Born 1977 in Athens, Greece; lives in Geneva, Switzerland

Kostayola is a new media artist. She graduated from the Athens School of Fine Art. She holds an MA Fine Arts (Central Saint Martins, London), an MA Interactive Media (University of Goldsmiths, London) and an MA Critical Curatorial Cybermedia (HEAD, Geneva). She works as a video-installation artist for theatre and dance companies. Together with artist Sofia Bempeza, they run Cultural Symptoms, a platform on the world of art as a place of work.

Kostis Stafylakis
Born 1977 in Athens, Greece; lives in Athens

Stafylakis is an art theorist and artist. He graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts; he holds an MA in Modern Art and Theory (Uni. Essex) and an MA in Continental Philosophy (Uni. Essex). He received his doctorate from the Department of Political Science and History, Panteion University (Athens), focusing on the political discourse launched by 21st century global art shows and especially Documenta11. He recently curated the show To the limits of togetherness at Amfissa, Greece.

Projects and exhibitions:
Hell as Pavilion, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, 2013. Truth is Concrete: a marathon camp on artistic strategies in politics and political strategies in art, Graz, Austria, 2012. On Being Sane in Sunny Places, Adolescent Athenian Absurdists, Berlin, Germany, 2012. Season For Treason: Critical reflections on Berlin Biennial, OKK Raum, Berlin, Germany, 2012. Attraction of the opposites, CUCOSA, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2012. Monodrome, the 3rd Athens Biennial, Athens, Greece, 2011. Media Impact: International festival of activist art, Special show in the 4th Moscow Biennial, 2011. Kugler, Geneva, University of Geneva, part of the conference of the New Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis, Switzerland, 2010