Alice Karveli is originally from Athens (b. 1990), Greece but has been based in London since 2014. Graduating with a Mixed Media Fine Art BA, she works across many mediums (painting, drawing, collage, photography, installation, music and dance), though her main focus is performance, particularly through film, which she then edits to create hypnotic visions with immersive, experimental soundscapes.
In working with the body, she uses the kinaesthetic element; the sounds created by the performative actions and the expression of inner song. Materials used - whether natural (e.g. clay, ink or water) or artificial (e.g. black paint, cling film, fabric, hypodermic needles) - always bear symbolic significance in relation to the human element.
She is interested in the transformational potential of both the making and the showing of her work, by means of the symbolic processes she undertakes.
The performance pieces become personal rites facilitating esoteric work: transforming intense psychological and physical experiences (pain, constriction, entrapment, struggle, damage, etc.) into protective and creative power, exorcising fears, and integrating aspects of the shadow-self during the process of liberating the true self.
In doing so, her goal is also to create transformational rites the viewer can project upon, thus potentially instigating an analogous transformational process within themselves.
Her painting and illustration practice is a method of processing and expressing contents of inner images and intimations about the spiritual nature of life and its cycles, the connections one forms in it with others, and the ordeals one is put through by it. They are often done in a vibrant and intense color palette, as is fitting for the inescapable intensity of their content and true to the vision of their origin.
She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Greece since 2009, in London since 2014 and Italy (2019) working with art collectives like the Random Artists TAA, The Nave, gallery Art Number 23 at The Old Biscuit Factory in London, ITSLIQUID and Artrooms Fairs in Italy.
She has had two solo exhibitions in Athens in 2013 and 2014 and one in London at The Hive Dalston social space in 2017. She is represented by Appel gallery in Athens Greece.
Beyond the realm of fine art, she is also a musician, poet and flow artist, whilst also working as a freelance tattoo artist and massage therapist.