I identify myself as an artist who tries to distinguish and highlight the boundaries (if any) between visual art and poetry. I regard exploration and experience to be very important elements in my life, and I am trying to transform them into poetry through my artwork. Spontaneity and improvisation are also foundational to my artistic process. They foreground playfulness and authenticity as practice. I search for compositional solutions in a variety of mediums such as video installation, film, painting, print media, fiber, fashion, writing and photography. I am interested in transforming and evolving my ideas from one medium to another as part of an exploration and discovery process. These transformations advance a range of elements that could work as aesthetic proposals of expression. I am compelled to initiate and witness the alteration of traditional methods and form, offering new perspectives on philosophical positions and thus expanding ideas within the contemporary world. In addition, I admire mathematics and I keep mathematic thinking in my artwork (using available data in order to find possible solutions). Similarly, I used materials as data and spontaneity as playful thinking to reach artistic proposals (solutions).
EDUCATION
2020       MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
2018       BFA in Visual & Applied Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
2017       Exchange student, School of Fine Arts Hamburg (HfBK), Hamburg, Germany
2016       Exchange student,  School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
2006       BA in International & European Economic Studies, Athens University of Economics & Business (AUEB), Athens, Greece

EXHIBITIONS
Solo:    
2018       BFA Thesis Exhibition, Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece
2018       Bewegung - Manos Dimitrakis Photo & Video Exhibition, Bau’s Bar, Thessaloniki, Greece
Group:
2020      Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2019      ExTV Video Screening for October, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2019      Alien Object, SITE Galleries, Chicago, IL
2019       Ocular Ambien, 
Video exhibition at ExTV, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2019
      One Inspired Evening, Inspiration Corporation, Chicago, IL (Juried Exhibition)
2018       Chicago Art Book Fair. SAIC Printmedia Dpt Table. Chicago, IL
2017       Annual Exhibition of School of Fine Arts Hamburg (HfBK), Hamburg, Germany
2017       Kleine Gesellschaft für profane Reliquien, Gallery Kleine Gesellschaft für Kunst und Kultur, Hamburg, Germany
2016       Ode to the See, Center of Graphic Arts – Museum of Vaso Catraki, Aitoliko, Greece
2016       Visual Dialogues with our city, Geni tzami, Thessaloniki, Greece
2016       Alexandria – Thessaloniki, Vafopouleio Foundation, Thessaloniki, Greece
2016       Ode to the See, Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Odessa, Ukraine
2016       Ode to the See, Archeological Museum of Piraeus, Greece
2016       In Between/ Reloaded, Geni tzami, Thessaloniki, Greece

AWARDS & HONORS
2019       NEON Organization for Culture & Development D. Daskalopoulos Scholarship, Athens, Greece
2019       Gerondelis Foundation Scholarship, Lynn, MA, USA
2019       Dale Metternich Memorial Scholarship, Ox-Bow Residency, Saugatuck, MI, USA
2018       NEON Organization for Culture & Development D. Daskalopoulos Scholarship, Athens, Greece
2018       New Artist Society Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA
2018       Holly Hunt Graduate Merit Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA
2017       Erasmus + Scholarship (first place in department awards)
2016       Stavros Niarchos Foundation Scholarship as exchange student in York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
2014       Award on Poem Competition John Koutsocheras, Municipality of Kalbryta, Greece

TEACHING EXPERIENCE      

2020 Spring    Teaching Assistant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
                          - “Painting Materials & Techniques” with Richard Deutsch
                          - “Artist's Book: Unbound” with Kate Ann Conlon
                          - “Print for Fabric and Alternative Materials I” with Elnaz Javani
2020 Winter  Teaching Assistant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
                       -  “Papermaking II (Special Projects)” with Andrea Peterson
2019 Fall       Teaching Assistant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
                       -  “Figure Painting: Photo to Memory” with MaryLou Zelazny
                        - “Print for Fabric and Alternative Materials I” with Annie Laure Kielman

                        - "Introduction to Photographic Image Making" with Robert Clarke-Davis
2019 Summer  Teaching Assistant, Early College Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
                            - “Art & Street Culture”
                            - “Architecture Drawing”
                            - “Drawing Studio”
2019 Spring    Teaching Assistant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
                          - “Intermediate and Advanced Lithography” with Shaurya Kumar
                          - “Printmedia Practices” with Annie Laure Kielman
                          - “Core Studio Practice II” with Anna L Showers-Cruser & Kyle Johanson


2018 Fall       Teaching Assistant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
                       -  “Screen-printing: Reproductions and Representations” with Peter Power
                        - “Artist Book” with Myungah Hyon

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 
2017              Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece
                       Volunteer at Press Office
2016 - 17      Theater Operettenhaus, Hamburg, Germany
2016              Municipal Gallery of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
                       Exhibition curator assistant

COLLECTIONS
Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection
Private Collections

PUBLICATIONS
2018       Abschied, Self-Published, Chicago, IL, USA
2018       Zeitraum, Self-Published, Thessaloniki, Greece
2017       Heraklit über den Kosmos, Self-Published, Hamburg, Germany
2017       Bierma Wigger, Rischer Alexander, „KGfpR“, Materialverlag 374 Publication, 2017



FURTHER EDUCATION
2012 – 2013        Art Group “Simeio”, Athens, Greece                
                               Painting courses under the guidance of painter George Rorris
2010 –  2012        Preparation school for fine art examination, Athens, Greece                
                                Drawing and painting courses under the teaching of Villy Kanellopoulou
2009 –  2010        Municipality of Zografou, Athens, Greece
                                Drawing courses under the teaching of Antonia Kalyva

2005                       Rupecht Karls University Heidelberg, Germany
                                Summer School University in German language

2004                       Free University Berlin, Germany
                                Summer School University in German language (DAAD Scholarship)

LANGUAGES SPOKEN
Greek                  mother tongue
English               fluent
German              fluent
Portuguese         basic
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