Katerina Athanasopoulou is a Greek artist living in London who creates animated films for cinema and gallery space. She studied Fine Art at Aristotle University in Greece, and graduated with an MA Animation from the Royal College of Art.

Her award-winning films have been shown internationally at film festivals and galleries, including Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, Tampere Film Festival, Thessaloniki Biennale 3, Holland Animation Film Festival, Zebra Poetry Film Festival, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb. She has created films for Channel 4, London College of Fashion, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and she won the Lumen Prize in 2013 with her short film Apodemy.

Selected works include: The distance between the staircase and the sky (2022), a short poetry film that reimagines Athens as a newly-discovered planet; Deep Waters (2020), a site-specific animation installation commissioned by Primarolia Festival, Her Voice (2019), commisioned by AUDINT for their Unsound:Undead show at Arebyte, London; Branches of Life (2016), commissioned by Cast Iron Radio and Recording for the Body Of Songs project, supported by Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England; Apodemy (2012), a short film on Emigration and the Economic Crisis, commissioned by the Onassis Foundation; Engine Angelic (2010) for Animate Projects. Katerina also collaborates with other artists on short films, documentaries and installations.

Katerina is a Tutor (Research) within the MA Animation at the Royal College of Art. Prior to this position she taught extensively within University of the Arts London and Westminster University, and has been a guest lecturer at Kingston University, Middlesex University and Goldsmiths. She completed her doctoral research with Plymouth University, on the intersections of documentary, VR, and AR, through the lens of animation.