Tina Stefanou is an Australian-Greek artist from Melbourne who is currently based in Sydney. She works across performance, installation, painting, sculpture, video and music. The artist is mining her interest in human nature, social facts, and the discarded aspects of lived experience. Stefanou does this by writing down many notes that emerge from epiphanies and find their way into forms. As a vocalist, she explores the relationship between the human voice and the voice of things, ideas and situations. Influenced by her immediate environment, she involves family members, non-singers, children, musicians, peers, animals and objects as subject and medium. The artist explores the human voice as a multi-faceted instrument, expanding traditional boundaries in collaboration with visual language to explore social and poetic spaces. Stefanou seeks to interrupt a space to offer an idea beyond what is expected or anticipated, forcing the audience to transform their symbolic relationships to material. Stefanou performs cultural and imagined stories across mediums, acting in unison to reflect a totality of experiential knowledge as felt through the ideas of origin and states of being-ness. The artist can never comprehend the totality of the work. She takes part in the field of tension between the visual parameters and the voice, allowing the materials and composition to co-author the work.
In 2016, she performed her eleven-hour durational work entitled 11 Years at Salt Museum in Istanbul. In 2017, Stefanou was selected to perform in Alexandra Pirici’s piece entitled Pathernon Marbles at Kadist Gallery in Paris. In 2018 her work Ghost Potential was featured as part of the touring All We Can’t See Exhibition.