Despina Stokou, born 1978 in Athens, studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts since 2002. Then she continued studying at the University of Arts in Berlin and completed her degree 2006 with "Master of Art in Context." Apart from scholarships she recieved the DAAS Scholarship for Artist and 2012 at the Art Cologne she was given a promational space under the category "New Positions." After numerous solo and group exhibitions, for example in Vienna, Athens, Glasgow, Los Angeles and London, she had her last solo exhibition in New York 2013 at the Derek Eller Gallery. Currently and during the Gallery Weekend, her work is shown in a solo exhibition The royal we in the Gallery EIGEN + ART Lab, Auguststraße 11-13.