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I am a visual artist, scene designer and curator. I was born in Athens and lived in Ghana, Nigeria, Lebanon, Italy, France and the USA. Worked as a designer in New York, Athens, and Paris in the theatre, opera, film, and advertising industries (1989-2003). From 2005 to 2009 worked as Head of exhibitions & curator at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and as a visual artist and designer.  In October 2015, I created with fellow artist Penelope Kouvara an ongoing video animation project for refugee children and adolescents residing in shelters in Athens: non stop motion animation by people in motion.

STUDIES
1982-85: Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, minor in Dance, Deree College, Athens
1986-89: Master of Fine Arts, Theatre Design, Brandeis University, Boston
2010-I1: Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey, Erasmus scholarship, focus on typography + photography + animation.
2009-2014: MFA, Painting, School of Fine & Applied Arts, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki.

PAINTING & SCULPTURE EXHIBITIONS (selection)
2017: Homo Faber, Solo exhibition, Ekfrasi-Yianna Grammatopoulou Gallery, Athens

2017-2016: participation of video Catastrophe,Rencontres Internationales Paris,Berlin,BoCA Libonne &  in Fireflies in the Night Take Wing, STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION CULTURAL CENTER, Athens
2016: The Importance of Being an Animal, Vertebra, Genesis Art Gallery, Athens

2015- Tora (Now), group exhibition, curator & participant, Alma Gallery, Trikala, Greece
2015- Aegeanale, Art dovecotes, Tinos
2015- Aegeanale, Kivotos Art Project, Mykonos
2015- Digital Culture Exhibition, Athens School of Fine Arts, Thessaloniki School of Fine & Applied Arts, University of the Aegean.
2015- INSPIRE -Effective Spaces, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art
2014- Our Byzantium, Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki
2013 - ZOO, Martinos Art Gallery, Athens
2012 – The Lotus-Eaters, Choros 18, Thessaloniki
2012- INSPIRE -Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
2010-The Sotiria Project, Sotiria Hospital for Chest Diseases, Athens
2003- The Rhinoceros Hunt, Solo Exhibition, Aiolou 48-50 Gallery, Athens,
sponsored by Highlights magazine
2002 - Immersion 2002, Atelier Richelieu, Paris, France

CURATING
2016- Tapetum Lucidum- small text for the exhibition of Antigoni Kavvatha, Ekfrasi-Yianna Grammatopoulou gallery, Athens
2015- ΤΩΡΑ (NOW), group exhibition, Alma Gallery, Trikala, Greece
2005-2009: HEAD OF EXHIBITIONS, Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The exhibitions accompanied and complemented the film tributes to directors Nico Papatakis, Werner Herzog, William Klein,Wim & Donata Wenders, Eve Sussman, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Rustam Khamdamov, Guillermo del Toro, Jan Svankmajer, Cao Fei, and others. Magnum in Motion: a publication and film tribute for the anniversary of the Magnum Photographic Group, Berlinale 2006. I was responsible for contacting and visiting the artists, organizing, designing and curating the exhibitions in various historical buildings, warehouses & museums of the city, designing the exhibition catalogues, writing and translating texts, teaching workshops, conducting press releases, etc.

Thessaloniki International Film Festival (selection):
2005 - Nico Papatakis, Diaspora and the Screaming Body,  Alatza Imaret
2006- Cao Fei, New Films from China, Yahudi Hamam, Thessaloniki
2006- Wim & Donata Wenders, Still Images of Moving Pictures. Thessaloniki Museum of Photography
2006- Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey Cinemascope, Stoa Bezesteni,Thessaloniki
2007- William Klein, Films+Photos, Books, Paintings, USA, Greece, Paris, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
2009-Werner herzog, Signs of Life. Old Ice Chambers, Port of Thessaloniki
2009-Why Cinema Now? - National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation, Thessaloniki

ART DIRECTION & DESIGN
1991-2001: Art Director for more than 80 commercials and music videos for cinema and television with Greek leading production companies: Kino, Cinegram, Filmiki, Orasis, Movielab, Eggs and Bacon, Cinemax, Le Spot, Omicron, VCA.
1996-97: Interior design of the new Recording Studio of Minos EMI.
1994: artistic collaborator, Un Bruit Qui Rend Fou, film by Alain Robbe-Grillet, Hydra Island
1995-96: art director for a series of programs for public channel ET2, produced by Athina and Loukia Rikaki and the Greek Children’s Television Centre. 

SCENOGRAPHY & FILM PRODUCTION DESIGN (selection):
Feature film 6 to Six (Best Film National Prize 1997).
As You Like It, W. Shakespeare, Greek National Theatre experimental stage, 1999.
A King who Listens, Italo Calvino, Young Artists Biennale, Lisbon, 1994.
The Double Bass, Patrick Süskind, Amore Theatre, Athens, 1992.
Il RItorno di Ulisse in Patria, Claudio Monteverdi, Opera Ensemble of New York, 1989.
The Sands, Joshua Astrachan, Samuel Beckett Theatre, New York, 1990.
The Mystery of Irma Vep, Camden Theatre, Camden, Maine, 1988.

PUBLICATIONS
William Klein, Films+Photos, Books, Paintings, USA, Greece, Paris. Thessaloniki International Film Festival publications, 2007.

RELATED WORK
2001: External collaborator, staff, Musée D’Orsay, Paris
2002: Scenery department, painter, Opera Bastille, Paris
1992-2000: external collaborator, Athens Concert Hall (Megaron):
Publications Department: The Russian Music Cycle & Electra Cycle.
Production Department: I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata, Giuseppe Verdi, Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, Claudio Monteverdi, directed by Luca Ronconi.

1999: Greek Film Center: Translator for the Cannes Film Festival,
1989-91: Greek Broadcasting Program, WNYC Communications Group, New York City, Consultant/translator

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