Loukia Alavanou (b.1979,Athens) is a visual artist and filmmaker who currently lives and works between Brussels and Athens. She completed a MA in photography at the Royal College of Art in London in 2005 under the supervision of British collagist John Stezaker, with a scholarship by the Onassis Foundation. In 2007 Alavanou won the DESTE prize and in 2008 she was for the Paul Hamlyn Award for visual artists. She has exhibited her work internationally. Her solo exhibitions include: Rabbit Catcher, Ulap / Upload Art Project -Trento (2012), Episodio 3, Kanelopoulos Cultural Center - Eleusis (2011), Next Door to Alice, Rodeo - Turkey (2010), Chop Chop, upstairs Βerlin gallery - Berlin (2007), Loukia Alavanou, Haas & Fischer Gallery - Zurich (2007), Cactus, The Breeder - Athens (2004). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions and worked with international institutions, with the most recent ones including: Paratoxic Paradoxes, The Benaki Museum - Athens (2017), Deste 2017, An anniversary Exhibition, The Museum of Cycladic Art - Athens (2017), The Equilibrists, The Benaki Museum, Athens in collaboration with the New Museum, NY (2016), ikob-Award, The ikob Museum of Contemporary Art - Eupen (2015), And no matter what the phone rings, Moscow Biennale (2015), No country for young men, Palais de Bozar - Brussels (2014), Reverb: New Art from Greece, SMFA - Boston (2014), Hell as Pavillion, Palais de Tokyo - Paris (2013).Alavanou’s films have been presented in curated programs of various festivals including: Kasseler Dokfest (2017), 62nd Oberhausen Film Festival (2016), Viennale (2015), KINO DER KUNST (2015), EMAF (2014).