Pennie Key A.K.A Penelope Koliopoulou (b.1987, Athens) is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in London. Her work often informed by her every day: her identity as a queer woman, a practicing Mixed Martial artist, and various forms of sex work, including female domination and fetish wrestling. She uses personal experience to look into the politics of desire, intimacy and how societal norms and power structures can be subverted within certain groups or situations.




EDUCATION

MFA Fine Arts, 2014-2016, Goldsmiths, University of London, U.K. Distinction
MA Fashion and Film, 2010-2012, London College of Fashion, U.K. Distinction



EXHIBITIONS

Intense Intimacy (curation), Spareroom Gallery, London, 2018
Cel, 58 hours LARP/performance for Ed Fornieles, London, 2018
Do You Hit Girls? Tempting Failure Biennial of International Performance Art, 2018
Very Open Studio, Euroart Studios, 2018
The Vanity of Celebrating Birthdays (curation), Resistance Gallery, 2017
Sham Romance III, SHAM Collective, Chalton Gallery, London, 2017
Die Artist Scum, No.w.here Gallery, London 2016
Sham Romance II, SHAM Collective, Chalton Gallery, London, 2016
Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, London 2016
RELAPSE:IDENTITY, RELAPSE Collective, Peltz Gallery, London 2016
Sham Romance, SHAM Collective, Chalton Gallery, London, 2016
MFA Interim Show, Goldsmiths, London 2015
Fringe! Queer Arts Festival, White Cubicle Gallery, London, 2014
Untitled, Espacio B, Madrid, 2014
Athens Photo Festival, Technopolis, Athens, 2013
MA Fashion and Film, London College of Fashion, London, 2013
DEMO 1, Dynamo Project-Space, Thessaloniki 2013
Indentidades, La Nevera, Madrid 2012
Elatoma, Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki 2010
Young Greek Photographers, Athens Photo Festival, Athens, 2010


RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, 2020-2021
Saari Residency, Kone Foundation, Mynämäki, 2019
Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain, 2018
Zabludowich Collection, Masterclass, London, 2018
Goldsmiths Acme Studio Award, 2016 (shortlisted)
Rijksakademie residency, 2016 (shortilisted)
Cortijada Los Gázquez, Arte+Ecologia, Andalucia 2015
Dynamo project-space, Thessaloniki, 2013


PRESS

OZON magazine, Nov 2016 GREKA magazine, issue 2, Feb 2014 Lust magazine, issue 12, Jan 2014 Stern.de, (online) Dec 2013 Feature Shoot, (online) Dec 2013 Vice UK, (online) Dec 2013, 180 magazine, (online) Dec 2013 SOUL magazine, issues 28, Sep 2012 Athens Voice, issue 278, Sep 2010