Angeliki Diakrousi and Yara Said selected for Underexposed
Sonic Acts is pleased to reveal Angeliki Diakrousi and Yara Said as the two artists selected for the Underexposed mentorship programme for young artists. Underexposed is an online mentorship and training programme – part of a Sonic Acts talent development initiative – that focuses on supporting artists at the beginning of their career. Motivated by the number of exciting projects from young local artists, shown by many of the applications to our recent OVEREXPOSED residency call, Underexposed includes a mentorship period in which artists work directly with members of the Sonic Acts curatorial team, providing an opportunity to get feedback on the development of artistic projects. Sonic Acts has selected two artists for the first iteration of the programme that will take place from the first week of May until mid-June 2021. Angeliki Diakrousi is a Rotterdam-based researcher and artist whose work examines the politics of public realms through the lens of art, architecture and technology. She is engaged with collective speech platforms, feminist approaches to technology, dialogical and relational methodologies, critical computing, and activation of public spaces. Angeliki is an Architecture graduate of the University of Patras (2015), and a graduate of the Experimental Publishing Master at Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam (2019). Yara Said is an artist, researcher and educator currently based in Amsterdam. Yara draws inspiration from industrial noises, the breath of the city, shouts, hugs, death, love and linear and nonlinear or disrupted narratives. Said transcends preconceptions and blurs the lines of her art through different mediums. She holds an MFA from Sandberg Instituut (2020) and is the founder of Salwa Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 2019 that aims to diversify the cultural landscape in the Netherlands by providing a platform to immigrant artists and creatives.