About me

PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

I was born on January 19, 1967 in Athens where I live and work now. I have spent eight years in Thessaloniki and two in Chios.

 

EDUCATION

 

2013 -               

Panteion University - Department of Political Science & History

PhD Candidate

Thesis : Spatial Metamorphoses of Myth and Utopia in the visual arts of  modernity (Supervisors : A. Baltas , G. Fourtounis , G. Xiropaidis )

2012 

Inter-Departmental Postgraduate Programme: Architectural Design - Space - Culture 

N.T.U.A.- School of Architecture

 

Mphil

 

 

Diploma thesis:  An utopian elegy hidden in the body of the city / Memory , claim, resignification of space in Mikis Theodorakis’s musical work -Athens in the second half of the 20th century (Supervisors: A. Baltas , S. Stavridis , G. Parmenidis )

Other postgraduate papers:

- Spinoza in Vermeer’s studio – the conjecture of a “meeting”

- The transfigurations of space in Chronis Botsoglou’s artwork.

- The Kantian Beautiful & Sublime and the “Isle of the Dead” by Arnold Bocklin

2006 

Athens School of Fine Arts,  Painting Department

-Painting at the 2nd Studio  ( Prof. C. Botsoglou )

-Art of Book at Graphic design, Typography & Art of Book Studio (Prof. L. Vidali )

-Art & History of Art Education (Prof. T. Salla , A. Ioannidis )

1994 

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Science, School of Physics 

                                                               

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

2007-2013

Art teacher in secondary schools                                    

1997-2007

Physics teacher in secondary schools

1990-1993

Radio producer and presenter

1985

Olympic Airways

Clerk in the Department of Budget and Research

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2010

Bar “Sigmund”, Athens

2008

Gallery “Calliope”, Chios

Stories about secret places

2007

Municipal Gallery “Sophia Laskaridou”, Kallithea

             

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2014

Ianos Art Gallery, Athens

2013

Municipal Gallery “Sophia Laskaridou”, Kallithea

2013

Perama Shipyard Area

People, Color+Iron, 2013

Visual artists’ group “Passage”

2011

Cultural Centre “Melina”,  Athens 

Glimpse of daily life

2011  

Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens

Whatever : The Art of the Book at the Athens School of Fine Arts

2010

Cultural Center “Athinais”, Athens

Departures

Foundation “George Best Kostakos”

2010

“Technopolis”, Athens 

The Human Form in Art

Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece            

2009

Municipal Art Multiplex, Nicaea

Exhibition for solidarity to workers in Shipyard Area

2009

Gallery Art tower Agora, Athens

De Natura

2009

Municipal Gallery “Sophia Laskaridou”, Kallithea

2009

Gallery Art tower Agora, Athens

Human ... where though, No 3

2009

Gallery Art tower Agora, Athens

Small is smart

2008

“Technopolis”, Athens 

Exhibition of visual arts for the 90th anniversary of C.P.G.

2008

Exhibition Hall “Dark Prison”, Chios

Works of people in peace and war

2008

Gallery “Calliope”, Chios

2008

Exhibition Hall "The Factory ", A.S.F.A.

Classes of 2005-2006 Graduates’ Exhibition

2008

Gallery Qbox, Athens

Artists’ Books

 

BOOKS

 

 2014

Utopia hidden in the body of the city / Mikis Theodorakis’s world of music and his era

“Ianos” publications.

2006

Three art books entitled:

-The Seven Deserters

-The Forest with petrified nightingales

-The Rainmaker

Available in bookstores “Ianos”.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2013

Art Magazine “Odos Panos”, Tribute to Mikis Theodorakis

Article : An utopian elegy hidden in the body of the city

2010

Art Magazine “Bibliotheque”- Newspaper “Eleftherotypia”

Presentations of paintings

 

ILLUSTRATIONS - COVERS - POSTERS

                       

2013 

Book Cover :

Alexandra Mitsiali , I'll save you no matter what (teenage novel), Papadopoulos publications, Athens

 2011

Fairytale’s Illustration:

Anatoli Vrocharidou , The King and the bird - book, The Friends of Korais Library publications, Chios

2011

Collectible Poster of Cycladic Art Museum for the exhibition:

Whatever : The Art of the Book at the Athens School of Fine Arts

2011

Book Cover:

Nikos Choulis , The floriculturist (poetry collection), Gavriilidis publications , Athens

2009

Book Cover:

Aggeliki Darlasi , The time we hid an angel (kids novel), Patakis publications , Athens

2007

Cover design:

Scholarship program 2007-2008, State  Scholarships Foundation

2005

Poster:

Poster Contest & Art Exhibition of Left Coalition: 1945-2005, 60 years later, Park of Freedom, Athens

2nd prize winner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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