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Marios Gampierakis | graphic designer | firstname.lastname@example.org
Geli Kalampaka | art theorist | email@example.com
Lena Theodoropoulou | curator & art theorist | firstname.lastname@example.org
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artists & theorists in collaboration [2009 - now]
Evi Apostolou was born in 1977 in Patras, Greece. She has studied Painting, Sculpture, Stage design and Multimedia-Hypermedia in Athens School of Fine Arts and Theology in University of Athens. In 2008 she participated in the project «Recherches en Art et Technologie: crèation d’un espace d’èchange interculturel en rèseau» in Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis, Département Art et Τechnolοgies de l’Ιmage. In 2010 she was selected for the 2010 Chelsea International Fine Art Competition: Collective Exhibition, 7 August-17 September in Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York. In May 2011 she participated in International Contemporary Art Fair SWAB in Spain, Barcelona. Her work has been also exhibited in Greece, Italy, France, Canada and London.
BEFORELIGHT is a Greek-based creative group that experiments with the use of light.
BEFORELIGHT conceptualizes, designs and applies light art and design, in an effort to encourage the public collective experience with natural or artificial light. They follow a process that takes site specificity into account, along with the innovative use of old and new lighting devices.
BEFORELIGHT members are: Eliza Alexandropoulou, Dimitra Aloutzanidou, Cristina Ampatzidou, Konstantina Evangelou, Kelly Efraimidou, Dimitris Theoharoudis, Maria Lazaridou, Vasilis Ntovros,and Eirini Steirou.
Beti Bricelj was born in 1974 in Postojna (Slovenia). In 2000 she graduated from Fine Arts on Arthouse – College of Visual Arts in Ljubljana. In her diploma thesis she focused on the elements of Aboriginal Art in the abstraction of three holy colors. After completing her studies she continued her education in Australia where she lived for a year. She accepted the invitation of an Australian government organization to participate in a research of the Aboriginal culture organized by the Department for Aboriginal Affairs, South Australia, Adelaide from 1998 to 1999. Since 2002 Bricelj has been a member of the Union of Slovene Fine Arts Associations. She lives and works in Postojna. Beti Bricelj participated in numerous independent and joint exhibitions in Slovenia and abroad. As an artist she took up an architectural challenge and designed the front of the Epicenter B2 Trade and Business Center in Postojna using her expertise in art.
Helen Carlson (1980) is an image theorist and reproducer, based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Her work is based on contemporary media culture and on 20th century’s history.
Born in Nicosia, Cyprus, Yiannis Christofides is a composer, sound artist and researcher. His work focuses on contextual aspects of auditory experience and the specificities which produce them, through the investigation of our embodied entanglement with place. Led by a trans-sensorial, multimodal account of the body, his work integrates different media and creative practices and may take the form of fixed media audio, installation pieces and multimedia works. Yiannis has worked internationally as a composer and sound designer in various film, theatre and art projects. His work has been presented in Europe and the US.
http://cargocollective.com/yiannischristofides & firstname.lastname@example.org
Arend Groosman (1983) is working on a world where playing, transformation and self sustainability are keywords. He invents installations which are able to transform themselves or their surroundings. They are a reflection of the unrest of our fast changing society. A part of his search is escaping from this society, with the utopian idea of self sustainability and play. From this evolves a trans- formable and mobile world that is constantly developing and growing.
Born in Athens in 1971. 2003-2008 School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2009 TSATSIS PROJECTS / ARTFORUM Thessaloniki, 2007 Aggelon Vima, Athens. GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2009 Verge Art Fair Miami ’09, TSATSIS PROJECTS / ARTFORUM Miami “Back To The Future”, Action Field KODRA, TSATSIS PROJECTS / ARTFORUM Thessaloniki, Art Athina ’09, TSATSIS PROJECTS / ARTFORUM Athens, 2008 “Rooms To Let”, Action Field KODRA Thessaloniki, 2007 “Co-existence”, Gallery Zina Athanassiadou Thessaloniki
After spending his childhood in Puerto Rico, Chris studied Writing and Art at Bennington College, Vermont, graduating with a BFA, and then at the University of Arizona earning an MFA. He has taught art at several colleges and universities and is a Resident Scholar of Antioch College, Ohio. He is currently an Upper School art teacher at the Calhoun School, NYC. Chris has shown his work in solo and group exhibits in galleries and museums in the United States, Puerto Rico, Central America, Europe, The Dominican Republic, and Iceland.
finiszhed ba on mechanical engineering,
lost an eye on the way
finiszhed ma on visual arts
wanted to play doumbek and considered leaving,
becomes becoming animal and wolfs,
ran-a-caucus race with comfits and a thimble in his pocket,
learned the wisdom of tatau and found the animal to becoming
now has eyes and breaks on to the other side
http://endergelgec.blogspot.com/ & http://gelgecender.blogspot.com//
Themelis Glynatsis studied drama, classics and comparative literature in the UK and in 2004 he completed his practice-based PhD on Antonin Artaud’s theatre of cruelty at the University of London. He has directed more than 15 performances in the UK and Greece and has worked as a part-time lecturer in the University of London and as a tutor in the Theatre of Changes drama school in Athens. He is the co-founder of the performance space KNOT Gallery in Athens.
email@example.com & http://www.glynatsis.com/
Hrvoje Hiršl (born 1982) is an Artist and a Designer from Croatia who graduated Visual Communication Design, currently enrolled in post-graduate studies in Media Art Histories at Donau-Universität Krems, in Austria. His art projects are at the crossing of contemporary art and media art discourse. His main themes are: materiality of an object, the energy that it emits into space and the limitations of the medium. He tries to deconstruct the art object and to disseminate it to its primary parts. His work is not restricted to single media and it encompasses: sound installation, video installation, interactive installations, prints, etc. In his work he often refers to the works of others and to different physical and philosophical concepts, which he uses as a fabric for constructing his own environment. In 2012 he was nominated for Radoslav Putar Award for the best Croatian artist under 35. He is the founder & Theory program coordinator of I’MM_ Media Lab in Zagreb.
http://hrvojehirsl.com/ & firstname.lastname@example.org
*In the summer of 2011 the collective informal strategies was born. Under this name we, Doris Denekamp and Geert van Mil – both visual artists – team up in order to actively learn about and react upon our contemporary environment with its progressive neoliberal ideas and devouring capitalism. Through studying how we have become what we are, we can begin to imagine something else.
In our effort to oppose the all encompassing logic of capital we are looking for tools. Through self-education following alternating curricula, proceeding not unlike the knight of a chess game, we open up alternative histories and unlikely futures.
By venturing into the realm of poetics, we move away from populist logic and corporate operation. Seeping, lingering and enacting are some of the strategies we lucidly apply.
Informal strategies provides us with a flexible structure to which we can invite thinkers, scientists, designers and other artists to work collaboratively on projects in alternating geographical, economical and sociological locations.*
http://www.informalstrategies.org/ & email@example.com
Yorgia Karidi was born (1982), lives and works in Athens. A painter, with a theatre studies background, experiments with performance using vocals, speech, beats and projected or physically presented images. By doing so she intends to get involved in a discourse between performance, installation and other plastic arts. For her, the portrait is that ‘in between space’. In much of her work she relates to her subject, (a person) concerning herself with a projection surface, a guest medium for the image, which is offering her recognition on a pragmatic level and something literal to everyone else. A possible future goal would fulfill an essential need to prioritize painting as a method of work, while at the same time enrolling intermedia (music, singing, performance) and sculpture.
Józef Kossak (1975) is a Polish painter and photographer. Based the last decade in Berlin, works with concepts that gibe the human condition. He also works as a set designer for several emerging theatre collectives.
Born in 1985 in Heraklion Crete and lives and works in Athens during the last 2 years.
Studied Fine Art at University of Ioannina and Wimbledon College of Art. Her art practice
is based on painting, printmaking and animation and she finds graphic design exciting.
She has participated in group shows in Greece, UK and Italy. She is one of the 3 artists
founded “3 137”.
michael s. lee
michael s. lee is an artist and architect based in Rome and Berlin. He is also the Co-Founder of the Hitheryon Design Collective in Berlin.
firstname.lastname@example.org & http://www.mikeslee.com/
Elly Liyana (b. 1987) graduated from Lasalle College of the Arts with a Diploma in Fine Arts and a Bachelor (hons) Degree in Fine Arts at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2011.Throughout the years, Elly has always been pushing her work to the best of her abilities. Upon graduation, she received the Best Graduate Award in BA (hons) in Fine Arts. Recently, in January 2012, her painting “The Infinite Possibility of All Things” was published on the cover of RiverLit magazine, a quarterly literary magazine based in Spokane, Washington. Elly experiments mostly with ink drawings and oil painting. She is inspired by artists such as Edward Hopper, René Magritte and Gustav Klimt.
Yuri Lunacharski (1978-2008 – Kaliningrad, Russia) was a a young Russian artist who died in 2008 at the age of 30 without ever exhibiting his work. Lunacharski was a sculptor who created small objects out of simple materials coming from his immediate surroundings. He also made photographs, mainly on the streets in his home town Kaliningrad where he was known in a small circle of artists. Dutch artists Topp & Dubio posthumously gave him an international platform by organizing his debut exhibition in The Netherlands and making a catalogue on his work. Since then they decided to take care of his estate.
Kellyann Gilson Lyman
Her message is to see beauty in what you do daily. What we practice daily is a form of grace. Can one commodify this in art? Long term, arts historical value has to do with it’s resounding message to it’s public. Kellyann Gilson Lyman works annually to create art that causes the viewer to pause to reflect positively. Her collections are for collectors whose interests are luxe, technology, media, art, fashion, positive cultural manifestations & the entrepreneurial spirit. Exciting new canvas, public art, print & laser etched panel work!
Born in 1979 in Belgrade. She lives and works in Belgrade / Duesseldorf
Achilles Nasiadis was born in Kavala and stayed there, until he left. He later left other places. He eventually returned to a place he had left from, but not to the one he was born in. He quit smoking in 2009 ( on the 31st of December for those who care for details), although from time to time, at coffee breaks or when he’s having a glass of alcohol, he’s thinking of buying a cat, without being completely sure about it, because cats are wayward and he is awayward. When he grows up he wants to become a bench by a sore, for he prefers to be close to the sea rather than to the mountain. If he fails, he will try again.
Born in 1985 in Athens where lives and works. He studied Fine art in University of
Ioannina and is currently finishing his Master Degree at Architectural Departure of
University of Volos. He usually creates installations based on found material. He also uses
curatorship as part of his art practice. Co-founder of “3 137”. He has participated in group
shows around Greece and Europe.
opt.society (1990) lives and works in Athens. His work includes images, texts and sounds.
Born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1974. He studied Law in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Acting in the Drama school of the National Theater of Northern Greece. Since 2007 he lives in Athens working as an actor, dancer and director / choreographer.
Peter Posh (1980) is a visual artist from Austria. He works mainly with images and text’s samples.
rooster was born an October, grew up without to understand it, lives and works in Athens.
Nathania Rubin is an artist working primarily in hand-drawn animation and drawing/video installation. Her work investigates the relationship between narrative and the formation of self. She explores the shifting nature of identity and its dependence on context through morphing drawings and their erasure. Originally from New York City, she is currently a fine art researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie in the Netherlands.
http://www.nathaniarubin.com/ & email@example.com
Melissanthi Saliba is a media artist, designer, and researcher exploring cultural phenomena and practices in urban environments. Her work moves through a spectrum of multiple media forms and disciplines, including graphic design, photography, video and audio installation, design research and strategy, online environments, and data visualization. Drawing from an anthropocentric and anthropometric approach, her work explores the qualitative aspects of the subjective experience in the interactions between humans and the spaces that surround them. Through the development of a transdisciplinary practice, Melissanthi has focused on generating experimental and creative forms that frame and document experiences and interactions that happen in the moment, questioning given processes connected to knowledge and participation. Her work revolves around the constant quest of rendering visible the hidden aspects of open-air cultural practices and public spaces. Personally collected “data” expressing subjective states are the raw material for the curated assemblage of docu-fictional environments and portraits.
http://melissanthisaliba.com/ & firstname.lastname@example.org
drawing, narration, story telling, of being in a story, experiencing a moment, reliving a moment…..
line is there…
Thereisamajorprobleminaustralia is an independent artist and information scientist. His work includes collage and remix of sounds and images, collaborative internet projects, independent print and digital publications and research on postinformation society.
František Turcsányi leads a double life. In the morning he wakes up as a vet and he changes into an “occasional painter” in the afternoon. Or vice versa. He stepped into the process of artistic creation in the middle of the African dessert, partly through boredom but mainly because of being enchanted by the peculiarity of the environment.
Although he considers this period of history as abandoned in the European jungle, it has rooted itself deeply in his work and is reflected as southern light with cloudless sky, as bright colours, and deep shadows. His paintings sometimes feel like aboriginal batiks with plenty of structured areas, sub-tones, and colourful surprises.
The Trojan horse has become a motif for some of his works, at the beginning as a reaction to an authentic computer virus, later as a symbol in the centre of focus, through which the author comments with fine humour on social or deeply intimate topics.
The present materializes itself in large format paintings. With increasing knowledge of painting processes applied the author minimizes artistic means. He cleaned up the space, uses lighter colours, enlarged the format, and through abstract hieroglyphical forms he brings information from the depth of the soul as a seemingly instinctive gesture. He has developed a cultivated style of painting that identifies him among works of other authors.
He often considers his works unfinished, continuously working on them. Only some of them, those that are close to his heart, are putad acta. Other paintings live their lives, on the way, happen and change with ideas and time as the author artistically develops.
Myrto Vagiota was born in Patras. She studied Theatre Studies in Kapodistrian University of Athens. In 2012 she graduated from her master studies as a dramaturg, with the thesis “Gender as performance and choreography” (Utrecht University/Netherlands). She was a member of A.Z.E.R.T. Performance Group, where she was participating as a dancer. She directed with Dinos Nikolaou the performance “Pound Geography”, which was performed in Knot Gallery. For the past two years she has been living in the Netherlands, where she studied as a guest student in SNDO (School for New Dance Development) and since then she participated in various projects and performances, as a dancer and performer.
Marina Velisioti was born in Thessaloniki in 1982. In 2002 she started her studies at the School of Visual and Applied Arts at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. During her studies and for two years she attended classes and seminars of scenography and photography. After her graduation she attended a Fulbright Foundation’s seminar with Glenn Lowry, director of Museum of Modern Art of New York (MOMA), as a keynote speaker. She has participated in several exhibitions in Greece as well as abroad. Since 2008 she lives and works in Athens.
Juliette Verberk is an artist based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The work is characterized by the use of narrative elements to compose images that are easy to recognize, but hard to determine. She tries to look for a friction within the lines, elements and proportion. The base is the use of clean lines and materials, all on the same fixed size 14,8 x 21,5 cm. Simplicity without making it simple.
http://www.julietteverberk.nl/ & http://www.facebook.com/juliettedujour
VIAVISCONTI (Marcella Donagemma)
VIAVISCONTI (Marcella Donagemma) is a visual artist and freelance correspondent based in Rome. She was correspondent for a press agency and responsible for various communication projects. Her art ranges from drawing to painting on canvas and digital. In recent years she has perfected the technique of digital painting on mobile devices like iPhone andiPad. For this, she was selected as an Italian artist to be included in a catalog, to be published in the United States, dedicated to mobile digital device.
Born in 1985, studied sculpture in University of Ioannina in northern Greece. Co-founder of “3 137”, an artist run space in Εxarcheia, Athens. Her research interests focus on cultural materialism and contemporary aesthetics. She has participated in several group exhibitions around Greece since 2008.
Andreas Vrahimis is an Honorary Research Fellow at the London Consortium, Birkbeck, University of London, and teaches at the University of Cyprus and the Cyprus University of Technology. His research interests include the History of Analytic Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, and Metaphilosophy.
His current work focuses on the relation between philosophy and modernism in the early twentieth century, and in particular on the interaction between the Dessau Bauhaus and the Vienna Circle. He has recently completed his doctoral thesis titled Nonsense, Dialogue, and Polemics between Analytic and Continental Philosophy, which explored the history of exchange between prominent representatives of the ‘analytic’ and ‘continental’ traditions in philosophy, 1891-1977 (focusing in particular on Husserl and Frege, Heidegger and Carnap, Ayer, Bataille and Merleau-Ponty, the Royaumont colloquium, and lastly Derrida and Searle). His book, titled Exchanges between Analytic and Continental Philosophers (soon to be published by Palgrave-MacMillan), will further explore this troubled relation between these two traditions.
Kelly Worman is a contemporary American painter and curator based out of New York. Her work explores documentation, collections, time, and psychology. Kelly holds an MFA from Pratt Institute and has exhibited her work nationally. Kelly is also the founder of the Studio Spoken project, interviewing artists about their studio practice, and the co-founder and senior curator of Ground Arts Organization.
Anna Witt, born in 1981 in Germany, lives and works in Vienna.
Working with performative intervention and video installation, her practice deals with the construction of cultural stereotypes and individuals positioning, within social systems. Her works ambivalently sit between fictional re-enactment and documentary staging and represent the problematic of subject-formation in relation to identity politics, collectivity and citizenships rights.
Recently her work has been shown: “We only dream of places and resistance, for now.” – Lux/ICA, Biennial of Moving Images, London, 2012, “Von hier bis dort – Subjektinszenierungen zwischen Wirklichkeit und Fiktion”, Austrian Cultural Forum London 2012, “Over the rainbow“, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Swiss, 2012 ,
“Hembyg(g)d” Marabourparken, Stockholm (upcoming). In the last years she exhibited at: The Event | 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, 2011; Was drausen wartet“, 6. Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst, 2010; Manifesta 7, Rovereto, Norditalien, 2008. In 2011 her catalouge “Anna Witt, Werke 2002-2011″ was published.
http://www.annawitt.net/ & email@example.com