Danae Stratou was born in Athens, Greece. She studied Fine Arts and specialized in Sculpture and Installations at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London (1983-1988) She taught as Adjunct Professor at the Post-Graduate Program of the Superior School of Fine Arts in Athens (2007-2013). Through her work she addresses contemporary issues, such as immigration, life in modern cities, the rise of international population and the relation to the environment, as well as the political and social struggles throughout the world. She has been constantly and consistently participating in group exhibitions or launching solo exhibitions worldwide since 1997. In 2010 she founded the Non-Profit Organization Vital Space, a global interdisciplinary cross-media art platform which addresses contemporary issues of art and politics. Her objective is to approach vital topics of our era and to project them to the public through the artists` vision. Since 2016 she has been actively involved with DiEM25 and has played a fundamental role in the realization of DiEM Voice, the art platform of the movement, which aims at the enhancement of interplay between art and politics on a broader scale. She was recently elected Chair of the Administrative Council of META – Centre for Post-capitalist Civilization, which will support, develop and expand the objectives of MeRA25, DiEM25 and Progressive International on a theoretical and practical basis.