Alex Dermatis is a Berlin-based artist whose projects include performance, installations, video, photography, writing, and workshops. The subject matter in their work is an expansion of their ongoing research on intimacy, bodywork, tantra, bdsm, rope bondage and aerial acrobatics.
They have been a resident bondage artist in KitKat Club since 2016. They usually present their work there live in the early hours of each Sunday.
Before moving to Berlin in 2015, Dermatis had spent 14 years living in London. They studied History of Art at Goldsmiths, University of London, (2002-2007) with a dissertation on Performance Studies. They then worked for artists and companies that focused on site responsive performance; from immersive experimental theatre, to late night performance events, to museum & gallery based performance art.
Notably, they have worked for the Shunt collective (Shunt Lounge 2008-2010), Tino Seghal (Tate Modern 2012 and Athens Roman Agora 2014) and Oreet Ashery (ArtAngel's Party for Freedom 2013).
Since 2020, Dermatis offers workshops and private sessions from their studio in Kreuzberg, where they teach and showcase their practice.
Alex Dermatis was born and grew up in Athens, Greece.