Olga Stefatou is a visual artist and consultant for Qatar Museums.
In her practice, Stefatou works with mixed media and mainly with photography. She investigates the idea of freedom and its connection to geopolitics, heritage and social structures, with a special interest in gender issues. Believing that image-making should engage the personal and collective consciousness, her work entangles documentary practices with performance elements as tools to reflect alternative realities. Stefatou has exhibited her work at Aga Khan Museum (CA), Doha Fire Station art space (QA), MOMus Museum of Contemporary Art (GR), Los Angeles Month of Photography, Head On (AU), Les Boutographies (FR) and Gallery Negpos (FR) among others.
Stefatou has an extensive experience in photojournalism, collaborating with international media such as Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, The Economist, NBC News and Vanity Fair among others. In 2021 Stefatou was selected to photograph the DIOR Cruise 2022 collection with nine other Greek female artists. In 2015 she documented as a crewmember the pioneering Solar Impulse mission – the round of the world using only solar power. In 2011 she participated with three short films in the collective multimedia project The Prism GR2011.
Stefatou is the creative director of Saristra Festival Arts program, a festival celebrating music and arts on Cephalonia Island, Greece. She is also the co-founder of the initiative Print For Crisis, that aims to raise funds through photography in support of freedom of expression at crucial moments in history.
She studied photography at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens and in 2012 she earned her Master’s degree in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Bolton, UK, while being based in Beijing, China.