Ioanna Sakellaraki is a Greek visual artist and researcher. She was recently awarded a Doctoral Scholarship for undertaking her PhD in Art at RMIT University in Melbourne after graduating from an MA Photography from the Royal College of Art in London. Her practice positions photography as ontological proposition in the nexus of fiction, collage and the archive. Her practice- led PhD project entitled 'Archiving the Disaster: Preservation, Separation and Encounter' is developed in the crossroads of literary theory and contemporary art practice focusing on the archive as a living container of refracted time and memory aiming at developing a network of threads among personal and collective narratives, material cultures and creative responses to the disaster through a new co-belonging of technics and time, memory and languages, histories and territories. Her work has been exhibited internationally in art festivals and galleries with recent solo shows in Tokyo, Braga, Berlin and Belfast. Her projects have been featured in magazines such as The New Yorker and journals including The Guardian, Financial Times and Deutsche Welle. Her first monograph ‘The Truth is in the Soil’ is published by GOST Books, London-based publishing house.