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Vasilis Karvounis is a visual artist born in 1982 in Athens, where he lives and works. He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts and holds an Integrated Master of Arts degree. In his work he uses film, video and video installation through various practices. He focuses primarily on the field of psychology, investigating psychological states; he is interested in states of mind, as well as the relation between the conscious and unconscious as conflicting areas. He also works on the concepts of suggestion and autosuggestion, as he is interested in the imposition of ideas or emotions by external or internal factors as situations of shaping and changing consciousness on both an individual and collective level. In his works there can be found influences from and references to the fields of psychology, philosophy, and, generally, art.
He has presented his work at international exhibitions and festivals including, "We must take action! / Devemos Agir!" 22th Cerveira International Art Biennial, Foundation Art Biennial of Cerveira (2022) ; Miami New Media Festival, Doral Contemporary Art Museum-DORCAM, Maimi (2020) ; "Universal Data" 2nd Biennale of Contemporary Art, Modern and Contemporary Art Museum Beruit (2019) ; "Offline Browser" 6th Taiwan International Video Art, Hong-Gah Museum Taipei (2018) ; Film and Video Poetry Symposium, Los Angeles Center For Digital Art (2018) ; Aviff Cannes Art Film Festival (2018) ; The Venice Vending Machine Project, Tate Liverpool (2018) ; "Turbulence Area" 5th Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art, Museum of Odessa Modern Art (2017) ; Art Video International, Jerusalem Film Museum (2016) ; 7th Cairo Video Festival, Medrar for Contemporary Art (2015) ; "Pour une libre circulation des corps et des désirs", 27th Instants Vidéo, la Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille (2014) ; 8th ISFF Athens International Short Film Festival Psarokokalo (2014) ; TAA_Tent Academies Awards, "Award for the best foreign film", Tent Rotterdam (2013).