Stratou was born in Athens, Greece, in 1964. She graduated from London’s St. Martins College of Art and Design and now lives and works in Austin, Texas. She has represented Greece in the 48th Venice Biennale. Her long CV also shows she has participated in numerous international exhibitions, such as the Biennale in Valencia, Seville, Gyumri and Thessaloniki, and other major art fairs in Australia and Turkey.
Her mother is Eleni Potaga-Stratou, a legend in modern Greek art, whose projects are hosted in galleries and venues in Greece and abroad.
Stratou’s main body of work consists of large-scale outdoor and indoor installations. In her work she uses various media from natural elements, to digital technologies such as video, photography and sound as well as text, architectural components or metal constructions, thus creating tactile audiovisual environments and installations.
In 2010, she initiated and co-founded the non-profit organization Vital Space, a global, interdisciplinary, cross-media art platform addressing the pressing issues of our time.