Christina Konstantinou is a passionate artist working in the fields of animation, film, photography and fine art.
She studied Animation (BA) at Birmingham City University (2011 – 2014) where she specialised in stop – motion animated films, puppet, set and prop design.
After completing her BA, she studied Film Production: Production Design (MA) at Arts University Bournemouth (2015 – 2017) and graduated with Distinction. At Arts University Bournemouth she had the opportunity to specialise in set design, visual language, technical drawings, model – making, prop fabrication and aging techniques.
Throughout her studies, she worked on numerous short films including live action, stop motion and cut – out animation. Apart from a designer, she was assigned on several projects as a director and a cinematographer. She worked as a concept and storyboard artist, character designer and is skilled in drawing, painting, crafting and sculpting.
In 2018, she founded chk Ithaca Studio and has been working as a freelancer, making films, writing stories and creating artwork. In 2019, the studio produced its first film, the short animation Can You Eat Plastic?, which was shown across Europe and won at festivals in Cyprus and Greece. From 2018 until 2021 she has been working as an educator teaching children and adults fine art and animation.
In January 2020, she started studying a PhD in Modern Languages & Cultures at the University of Glasgow with a thesis regarding the concept of reality in surrealist cinema, entitled Surrealism, Dreams and Other Realities: An Analysis of Imaginary Spaces in Cinema and their Contribution to Metaphysics.