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uPuP – international group show

the exhibition uP is organized by the platform Create an Accident at metamatic:taf’s gallery space running for three weeks from march 6 and is part of Create an Accident’s annual program entitled “View Images in High Revolution”.

paraphrasing one of the most familiar expressions of the internet world (view images in high resolution), the notion of analysis is addressed to as a method of devising radical versions of reality. uP, the gesture of looking up, constitutes an action which can fundamentally fuel people’s lives and answers the request for change in the way people view and perceive the social domain.

one hundred artists and creative groups from all over the world turn their gaze upwards, permeating what is directly visible and contributing to the composition of one large-scale sky/panorama which covers the ceiling of metamatic:taf’s gallery.

every artist creates a 50x50cm pixel of that sky in their own unique way and perspective. reexamining the notion of viewing the surrounding space using the dynamics of analysis as a tool, the artworks constituting uP’s sky bring to the surface what was unperceived by the look. the new perspective is composed of images previously concealed or unshaped in a background of pixels, behind the first impression of each stimulus we come across.

uP is a large, original, exciting experiment on the philosophy of synthesis and the way the distinct identity of each participating artist retains its autonomy, while at the same time constituting part of a single unique artwork. a work of art, which simultaneously devises, reforms and redetermines the relationship with one’s self and the world around us.


opening: 6.3.2014, 20.30

duration: 6.3. – 28.3.2014

venue: metamatic:taf | 5 normanou str. athens

curation: dinos nikolaou – iphigenia papamikroulea

special event: The exhibition will close with a live performance by Lowtronik under the uP sky on Friday 28 March at 20.30.


participants

Akira Mushi [+] | eleftherios ambatzis [+] | alex andreev [+] | another day [+] | kanella arapoglou [+] | riikka aresalo [+] | arvanitis nikos [+] | athensville [+] | angelica aufrais [+] | irini bachlitzanaki [+] | paola bazz [+] | constantine belias [+] | bend [+] | annes bil [+] | blaqk [+] | blemobill [+] | jack burton [+] | andrew carson [+] | aristea charoniti [+] | City of Errors [+] | briony clarke [+] | benoit côté-jodoin [+] | CRA·DE [+]| dionisis christofilogiannis [+] | andriana daouti [+] | lucas doerre [+] | dimitris efeoglou [+] | elektron just [+] | frédéric fau [+] | marcos faunner [+] | jane fogarty [+]| andrés galeano [+] | giorgos gerontides [+] | sean hart [+] | alma haser [+] | theresa himmer [+] | sofia ifanti [+] | gethin wyn jones [+] | irene kapetanaki [+] | alexia karavela [+] | eibatova karina [+] | nikitas klint [+] | bartosz kokosinski [+] | Kollektivemind* [+] | ilias kontonikolas [+] | athina korda [+] | konstantinos kotsis [+] | chrysanthi koumianaki [+] | elenh to kounoupi [+] | marinos koutsomichalis [+] | thanos kyriakides (from Blind Adam Project) [+] | boris lafargue [+] | anastasia lampropoulou [+] | miju lee [+] | keegan luttrell [+] | katerina magkaniari [+] | yannis malegiannakis [+] | michael vincent manalo [+] | andrew peter mason [+] | panos mattheou [+] | medea electronique [+] | metoo [+] | emma mcgordon – rich davis [+] | eva mitala [+] | ni.ko [+] | kamilo nollas [+] | panayiotis pantazis [+] | artemis papadatou [+] | evripidis papadopetrakis [+] | artemis papageorgiou [+] | papairlines [+] | konstantinos pappas [+] | katerina papazissi [+] | k.n.patsios [+] | lea petrou [+] | plastic flowers [+] | tula plumi [+] | dimitris polychroniadis [+] | gregorio poggetti [+] | antonio rodriguez jr [+] | rooster [+] | panos sklavenitis [+] | synchrodogs [+]| stratis tavlaridis [+] | georgia tsampouka aka tsambou [+] | adam švejda ( OBJEKT studio)[+] | thanos tsiousis [+] | nikos tsoutis [+] | anthi tzakou [+] | kostas tzimoulis [+] | vagiatas christos [+] | amalia vekri [+] | eirini vianelli [+] | carolin wanitzek [+] | choi wong [+] | myrto xanthopoulou [+] | ioanna ximeri [+] | tazio zambi [+] | paschalis zervas [+]



Akira Mushi
about two little dogs, Akira and Mushi, met at the park one shinny day! on their first date they decided that, from now on, they would inspire the world and be inspired by it. as a result the brand Akira Mushi was born and these little dreamers began their promising trip!
our beliefs: Akira Mushi is a greek brand which produces clothes and accessories. it is based on strong values and ethics and provides consumers with authentic local products. Akira and Mushi are against: discrimination, environmental and animal cruelty, child labour and unhealthy working conditions. therefore, our brand creates products, which are suitable for all kind of ages and body types and, in addition, expresses each person’s personality.
our clothes: Akira and Mushi love all kind of fabrics and therefore, we try to keep them happy by using a wide variety. we bring in stores new treasures every 10 days approx. the production is limited but continuous, so don’t worry! We will always have something that suits you well! The designs are minimal and characterized by a discrete polymorphism most of the times.

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eleftherios ambatzis
eleftherios ambatzis was born in greece in 1983. he studied architecture at the university of nottingham and at the architectural association in london. after graduating he worked for the practices of norman foster, paul davis, and brisac gonzalez architects. in 2010 he moved from london to athens where he founded his own design practice (eleftherios-art) and co-founded the public swapping bookshelf project (vivliothiki.org). While practicing architecture, eleftherios has focused on the design of sculptures, furniture and drawings, in the form of unique or limited edition pieces. projects of his, have been exhibited in london, athens, porto and tokyo and published in several greek and international magazines and newspapers. He has presented his work at several conferences and exhibitions, including TEDx Athens, Unconference and Greece2.0, Greek Design = Good Design.

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alex andreev
Alexey Andreev (b. 1972) is a Russian artist, lives and works in Saint-Petersburg. He’s been drawing, painting and doing graphic design over last 20 years. He’s last project is an animated film “Koo! Kin-Dza-Dza” (senior concept artist), the winner of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2013 (best animated film). Some recent exhibitions: 2014 Personal Exhibition, Center of Contemporary Arts, Veliky Novgorod, Russia 2013 Group Exhibition, Gauntlet Gallery, San-Francisco, USA 2013 Think Ahead group exhibition, Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia Education Novgorod State University, Bachelor of Architecture And Design, 1994 Bibliography 2011, Page Magazine, Germany 2011, Advanced Photoshop Magazine, UK 2011, Creative Fluff Magazine, US 2012, Tribe Magazine, UK 2012, Art Joker, Ukraine 2012, DONTPOSTME (russian edition) 2012, Mir Fantastiki, Russia 2012, ARTNOIS Magazine, US 2012, Colossal, US 2012, EMPTY KINGDOM Magazine, US, UK Collection Private collections both in Russia and abroad.

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another day
Another day is the graphic design studio of Yorick de Vries. Yorick was born in 1985 in Lelystad, the Netherlands. Now he lives and works in Nijmegen. Yorick de Vries has a strong and own developed visual language that speaks and leaves opportunities for interpretation by the eye of the beholder. Yorick de Vries asked Bart van Haren to join forces after a fruitful first collaboration. Bart van Haren, 1988, is living in Rotterdam. He is a conceptual, systematical designer with a passion for the public domain. And this combination, the conceptual systematical design on the one hand and the free, inspiring forms from Yorick de Vries on the other give the designs a tension between two extremes. Another day’s main focus lies in the field of art and culture with a specialisation on typography and printed matter.

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kanella arapoglou
Kanella Arapoglou is a Greek graphic designer, more of a “design addict”, experienced in identities and print media, experimenting with installations and design objects. She studied Graphic Design in Athens, and later, she received an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins in London. During her 7-year stay at the British capital, Kanella worked for and collaborated with prestigious design agencies undertaking projects for the publishing and music industry. Kanella is currently teaching at TEI, in Athens (where she started her life in Graphic Design), is doing projects under her own name (www.kanella.com), collaborating with offices in Greece and abroad and creating installations.

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riikka aresalo
Riikka Aresalo lives and works in Helsinki, Finland and received her MA degree in Environmental Art from Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Earlier she graduated from Art School Maa in Contemporary Art. By her art works Aresalo tries to analyse the world, a city, a town, it´s structures, phenomenons, hierarchy, visible and invisible, permanent and change, individual walkers in the streets, pairs, groups, teams, communities and mass in an universal level. She wonders when doesn’t know why and investigates what it is all about. A man was born alone into this world, and has to live his life until he dies again alone. But while a man is living a man is living in this world among other people, a man is not alone. Concerning Aresalo´s recent works, they have researched a human being, money and a city, and their relations to each other. The works have been mostly exhibited rather in urban environments than inside the white cube and such interventions enable penetrations in people´s every day living or an attendance as an uninvited guest in a party. But all in all, Aresalo wishes all the luck for a man´s journey.

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nikos arvanitis
Nikos Arvanitis (b. 1979, Athens, GR) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, A and at the MFA course “Public Art and new artistic Strategies” at the Bauhaus University of Weimar, DE with scholarships from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Office) and the A. S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. He won the first prize on the “ZeitGenosse Schiller” Competition for public art, Weimar,DE, 2005, was nominated for the”5th DESTE Prize“ of the DESTE Foundation, Athens, GR, 2007, and he won the 2nd Prize of the Spyropoulos Foundation Award, Athens, GR, 2009. Arvanitis through his work, video- and sound installations, sculptures, drawings and public interventions, deals with moments in culture that hinge on thrill and disorder, exploring the force that drives our contemporary communities. Arvanitis co-founded the artist-duo Barking Dogs United with Naomi Tereza Salmon in 2005. His work has been exhibited, between others, at the 2nd Les Ateliers de Rennes – Biennial d’Art Contemporain, Rennes, (FR), 2nd Athens Biennial (GR), Halle 14 (DE), Locust Projects, Miami (USA), Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kairo (EG), Deste Foundation Centre For Contemporary Art, Athen (GR), BWA Wroclaw Galeria Awangarda, Wroclaw (PL) and at the Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (RS) Serbia. Solo exhibitions at a.antonopoulou.art gallery, Athens (GR), artcore, Bari (IT), ACC Galerie, Weimar (DE).

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athensville
Tasos Chalkiopoulos is a graphic designer, photographer and the blogger behind Athensville blog. Athensville is a photographic blog about daily, unexpected Athens off the tourist track. He has his own creative studio in the center of athens. He is the founder/head of atenistas activist group.

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angelica aufrais
angelica is a greek self-taught photographer who loves outdoors life and natural light. she loves animals, herbal teas and a good view urban or rural. she is obsessed with flea markets, to discover and salvage the old and the useless, retro greek films, dance and her bed. she is in constant pursuit of simplicity and balance. her favourite character is rena vlachopoulou, whom she deeply admires.

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irini bachlitzanaki
Irini Bachlitzanaki was born in Athens, Greece in 1984. She studied History of Art at University College London (UCL) and Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. She has participated in several group exhibitions both in Greece and abroad. In May of 2011 she had her first solo presentation in London and in March of 2012 she curated her first show in Athens. Her practice focuses largely on the use and appropriation of traditional craft, while she is also interested in site-specific installations, explored in recent collaborative projects, as part of both her artistic and curatorial practice. She lives and works in Athens.

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paola bazz
Paola Bazz approached painting and drawing in her formative years meanwhile graduating in Architecture at Venice University in the early 90s. Paola is inspired by ways to turn recycled materials into large pixels artworks, creating three-dimensional visual effect collages. In her productions Paola uses magazine paper, plastic lids or wood shaped into micro-repetitive elements glued onto cardboard. “Recycling is a sort of re-interpreting, and Art is, in its nature, a recycling project”. Through the re-use and up cycling of products that would otherwise be thrown away, Paola is trying to use their imaginary appeal putting emphasis on the theme of recycling and environmental themes. Paola is based in Manchester, UK. She was born in Padua, Italy and lived in Milan and Brussels.

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constantine belias
Graphic Designer, geek and digital artist. With photography, digital illustrations and mixed media as basic forms of communication, I run more than 3 blogs of visual expression. Using digital technology as an essential part of the creative process, I present installations creating immersive environments for various exhibitions for both art and commercial projects.

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bend
Bend is an Athens/Greece based design studio which strongly believes in conceptual, simple and functional design as much as in effective art direction. The studio was founded by Giorgos Axiotis and Odysseas Tsolkas in January 2005 after a course of studies abroad and common participation in numerous local projects and later expanded with the addition of Viktor Gogas in 2010. Our interests lie in the wide spectrum of visual communication but we specifically work in the fields of graphic design, illustration, typography and interactive media.

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annes bil
Hi! My name is Annes Bil. I was born in Syria. I was raised there and lived until I was 17 years old. After that I moved to Istanbul to start studying English Literature. I am a freelance Photographer and Graphic Designer. My passion for photography and design began after I moved to Istanbul. The beauty of the city inspired me to capture its charm. Last year I started experimenting with graphic design, which opened a new world to me; giving me a real chance to express my thoughts, feelings and emotions. In the last year I have organised photography events and designed posters and postcards. Some of my works were featured in “Le Cool” magazine among other magazines. My goal is to create original and unique art and for my photography to develop alongside my personality, as my life situations and events change.

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Blaqk
Blaqk team consists of Greg Papagrigoriou and Chris Tzaferos (Simek). Both are Graphic Designers who live and work in Athens. Blaqk team is a combination of graphic elements, that characterizes the work of both – geometric forms, geometric patterns and calligraphy-typography (often used as an abstract decorative elements in their compositions). They used deferent types of materials. They both decide the artwork they make. Blaqk have a common design method of work. What they do is sometimes strictly geometric and sometimes more abstract. They love to experiment a lot and try new design methods. Blaqk created in March 2011.

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blemobill
blemobill (b. 1983) is a new media and street artist loves to work in public space streets and the iternet. He is studying landscape architecture .

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jack burton
Born in South Wales, I studied initially in Cardiff at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, then went on to do my BA at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, and an MRes at The London Consortium. Since then I have been maintaining a studio and photographic practice in and around Europe.

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andrew carson
My work explores the effects digital environments and text-based communications have on social interactions and paradigms and our perceptions of reality. It questions our relationship with online technologies: how we enter them, and the alternate lives we experience therein. I am a Dublin based artist, graduated from DIT with a BA Fine Art (First Class Honours) in 2010. Recent exhibitions include Vue (Dublin 2012, 2013), 40/40/40 (Dublin, Rome, Warsaw, Madrid, 2013), CON.GLOM.ER.ATE (UK), Non Zero Sum Games (Athens, 2013), I Saw You Coming Back To Me (Dublin, 2012). I am also Vice-Chair of Broadcast Gallery, and have worked with PublicArt.ie, FOUR, and Temple Bar Gallery & Studios.

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aristea charoniti
Aristea Charoniti was born in Athens, 1982. She studied Theatrical Studies at the National and Capodistrian University and Painting, Sculpture, Scenography and Printmaking at the Athens School of Fine Arts. She also participated as an Erasmus student at the MA Performance Design and Practice of the UAL in London. Aristea has shown her works in several group shows, as “Ergastiria” in TAF, “Biopolarity and Art” ASFA, “Democracy in Motion” ASFA and “Charassontas tin Athina” in City Link where she gained the third prize.

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City of Errors
City of Errors is a social network where you can get inspiration, motivation and creative tools like our smartphone app, to find and fix your city’s errors and share your experience by capturing, tagging and sharing videos and photos that tell your story of civic engagement. How do you try to fix the everyday problems of your city? How do you care for the environment? Educate those who are ignorant? Help your fellow man? Don’t tell us. Show us.

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briony clarke
Originally training in Architecture before Fine and Communicative Arts Briony’s artistic practice is deeply design orientated. Over the past three years she has been engaged in the plot construction of Set Town, a design fiction or speculative literary infrastructure, chartering its own contextual locations throughout culture. Through architectures, the manufacture and sale of performative product and the occupation of familiar distribution methods she is attempting to bring this non-linear narrative, identifiably into the world, directly to an audience.

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benoit côté-jodoin
Computer science student in Québec City, Benoit Côté-Jodoin applies his programming abilities to conceive digital artworks. He essentially uses a mixed combination of algorithmic techniques to denature input images thus creating abstract landscapes of pixels. His work is oriented towards the beauty of the abstract as a way to captivate the viewer with the infinite meanings that every piece evokes.

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CRA·DE
Our work takes place between Barcelona and Bucharest, in an attempt to use experience gathered in both places. In our interventions – small instalations and ephemere spaces, we focus on contemporary perception and its reflection on temporary spaces. CRA·DE (architects – Jean Craiu & Ada Demetriu) latest : october 2012, Temporary Pavillion for the Design School Escola Massana Barcelona (in colab. Ricardo Marsicano) – First Prize, Architecture Biennale, Romania / Ephemeral Architecture · Prize BoConcept · Award Atelierul Proiectare june 2012, Temporary Pavillion for the Design School Escola Massana Barcelona (in colab. Ricardo Marsicano) – First Prize, Architecture Annual, Romania / Ephemeral Architecture october 2010, Temporary Spaces Workshop , Monterrey , Mexico may 2010, Trait – installation (in colab. Lida Young) , Institut Francès-Primavera francòfona, Barcelona

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dionisis christofilogiannis
Studies in Fine Arts at the School of Fine Arts of Cluj Napoca in Romania (MA και PhD), Industrial Design at the Strathclyde University of Scotland, and Mech. Engineering at the Sheffield Hallam University of U.K. He is one of the founders of Daily Lazy Projects (DLP) and coordinator of the White House Biennial (WHB). He has collaborated with visual artists like Nicos Charalambidis, Petra Feriancova, Helidon Gjergji etc, and with Theater directors like Robert Wilson at the National Theater of Athens and Razvan Mazilu at the National Theater in Romania. The relation of past and present (and inevitable: future) in the work of Dionisis Christofilogiannis, is critical for the way he engage the time, reality and art as aesthetic and personal experience. His work equips the viewer with a solitary, lyrical view of contemporary society as contrasted by Greek Mythology, and metaphysical elements as a boundless and personified entity, morality and psychology. Searching for points of interest in the archetypal peaks of art in time past and connecting them with unstable pictures of violent, quiet, even unreal reality, he connects the common elements from each other and points out inevitably a future idol of the world as irony, hope or happiness. Dionisis explores the contemporary meaning of mythology and how such a broad idea becomes re‐focused as a resemblance of the individual. Dionisis purposefully comments upon the reflections of a society under radical change: one that distances itself from the experiences and narratives of its predecessors – including those mythologies real and those imagined. Dionisis deals with painting, video, installation and set design.

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andriana daouti
Studied painting at Athens school of fine arts.Before studied drawing and painting at Academie royale des beaux art in Brussels.before to start working reserarch the pieces intensively almost obsessively.i experiment constantly and is always on the lookout for new techniques. I am intersted especially for the spaces (urban or not) and usually involve different elements.to achieve utopian spaces.

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lucas doerre
I am a multidisciplinary designer and artist living in Germany. Currently I am studying communication-design in Hamburg. My heart is beating and my brain is thinking for art, design, typography and music. I got in the touch with art in the age of twelve as I started to draw. Quickly after my high-school I decided to visit a school for art in the year 2010 which I visited until 2012. I moved in the same year from my very small hometown to Hamburg to study there communication-design and art.

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dimitris efeoglou
Dimitris Efeoglou Born in 1986 in Drama, Greece. He studied at the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department Visual and Applied Arts. Dimitris chooses the drawing as an integrated expressive mean. The main feature of his work is the line, as he is working ‘obsessed’ by creating successive concentrates and dilutions with ink and pen, in drawings where excessive process for the least effect characterizes the overall picture of his work . He had participated in exhibitions in Greece and abroad, among them: “Young Artists” Lola Nikolaou gallery, Thessaloniki, 2013 (Greece) «DISORDER» Fabbrica Del Vapore, Milan, 2012 (Italy) «DISORDER» WEYA, Lakeside Arts Center, Nottingham, 2012 (England) «SIMBIOSIS?» parallel program «SOULBIOSIS» 15 Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, Thessaloniki, 2011 (Greece) Lives and works in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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elektron just
Elektra Pasti (a.k.a. Elektron Just) works in advertising and communication business for the past 8 years. DIY has been her passion for the past 10 years and recently decided to blog about it in justdiy.gr where she explains DIY techniques and tips. She likes to alter furniture (and sometimes build some of her own), alter clothes and find ways to give purpose and usefulness to objects that seem to have none. One of the things she enjoys the most is making things for her friends and helping them with decoration and DIY. Getting to know more and more about DIY techniques and getting involved with design has inevitably led her to making her own art. She mostly experiments with drawing, collage, stencil and photography.

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frédéric fau
Born 1977, Rodez, France Lives and works in Crespin, France Education : DNSEP, Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Toulouse, 2001 Recent exhibitions : 2013 – Le Pont des Arts, Moulin du Comte, Marcillac-Vallon, France 2013 – Le CouveNt, Auzits, France 2012 – Galerie Sainte Catherine, Rodez, France 2012 – Galerie Le Cairo, Elne, France 2012 – Centre Culturel Bellegarde, Toulouse, France 2011 – Centre Culturel de Conques, France My painting shows its own materiality, whereas it proposes to the viewer uncertain landscapes. My usual technic consists in mixing acrylic and enamel paint, creating contrasts and exclusions between mate and glossy surfaces. It’s about structures, gestures repetitions and articulations, the matter is spread in controlled streams. From an intuitive and distanced approach to the painting, are emerging possibilities, appearing images are confirmed or rerouted by shifts or digressions. I’m mostly using black and white in order to focus both on the graphic and on the illusionist aspect of the painting, it refers at the same time to photography and to calligraphy, contrasts being a significant part of the composition.

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marcos faunner
I graduated in Graphic Design in the end of 2012, I am 31 years old, living and working in Belo Horizonte city. My work transits through the fields between Art and Graphic Design. Great part of my time is dedicated to fields of study like anthropology, psychology and philosophy. Those are the conceptual bases of my work, likewise great writers like Jorge Luís Borges, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Albert Camus, Machado de Assis and so many others serve as my main inspiration font. I work with mixed media and my visual references are the socio-cultural elements and their contrasts around the globe. I am motivated by the human being and its desires, impulses, imaginary and its dilemmas faced in relation between life and death. I believe in art as a creation of worlds. Art can say with me, say before me, repeat me, attack me, open worlds inside my worlds. The artistic process is a dialogue between formal and material imagination.

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jane fogarty
Jane Fogarty graduated with a BA Fine Art from the Dublin Institute of Technology (2010). She currently lives and works in Dublin, Ireland and is a member of Basic Space, Contemporary Art Practice Group. Recent exhibitions include, Unearth, Roscommon Arts Center (2013), RESORT, Ballymastocker Bay, Donegal (2012), Gracelands, Substance Abuse, Leitrim, (2011), and |’pānti ng |, Talbot Gallery (2011). In 2010 Jane was selected to represent Ireland at and NEU/NOW live festival, L’atelier, Nantes, France. Awards include ‘The Most Promising Graduate Award’ (2010) and ‘ RC Lewis Crosby Award for Painting’ (2010), ‘The Project Award’ (2012) the Arts Council, Ireland.

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andrés galeano
Andrés Galeano was born in Spain in 1980. He holds a Philosophy degree at the Universtiy of Barcelona, a Photography diploma at the Freie Fotoschule Stuttgart and a Sculpture/Free Art degree at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin. He works with drawing, photography, video, installation and performance and has realized exhibitions and performances in Europe, Canada and Latin America. He lives in Berlin and has been curating the performance art programme Extension Series at Grimmuseum, ¡POESÍACCIÓN! at Instituto Cervantes and co-organizing the Month of Performance Art Berlin.

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giorgos gerontides
Giorgos Gerontides he is Cypriot artist born in Athens in 1987 he lives and works in Thessaloniki and Cyprus. Education 2007-2012 Visual and Applied Arts Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Solo exhibition 2013. Dynamo project space Thessaloniki Greece Selected exhibitions 2014. Biennale:4 of contemporary art State Museum of Contemporary Art Thessaloniki Greece 2013. Metamorphosis -Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art 2013. Trial&Error Shedhalle Tubingen, Germany 2013. Neo:gallery22 ,The Market Place UK Bolton 2013. Art Laguna Arsenale of Venice Italy curated by Igor Zanti 2012. OPEN 15 Venice by project “rethinking Crisis” co-organized ART BOX 2012. Opus 39 gallery Cyprus 2012. Transform “the pandoras box” Teloglion Foundation of Art Thessaloniki Greece 2011. 3rdBiennale, Schools of Fine Arts Athens Greece. 2011 Transform National Academy of Arts, Sofia Bulgaria Residency-workshop 2013. Biennale of contemporary art 4th workshop of Thessaloniki 2013. Residency “Transformation des Geschehens” Shedhalle Tübingen,Germany 2012. ERSEP Plastic Arts School of Fine Arts in Lille, France 2012. Residency DEMO # 3, dynamo project-space Thessaloniki,Greece. 2012. Sculpture Workshop Belgrade Serbia. Award 2012. OPEN 15 Venice Special Prize Arte Laguna

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sean hart
Sean Hart – Mixed Media Artist Born in 1981 His work builds itself outside the borders, which are physical or /and mental. He work without authorization, with face and with bare name, in the cities of the whole world.Sean Hart is a hyperactive, imperceptible, tireless, multiplying the experiences, the meetings, his work is marked by the proliferation. He builds a set of poetic correspondences which declines under various series of works. Every works establish pages split up by a personal diary – of a journey diary constituted as a poetic explosive cocktail of images which question and leave nobody indifferent.

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alma haser
Alma Haser graduated in 2010, completing her BA (Hons) in Photography in Art Practice at Nottingham Trent University. Bilingual in English and German, she comes from a family steeped in arts and the creative industries, both in the UK and in Europe. Aged 13, she accompanied her mother and younger brother on a round-the-world trip, culminating in a six-month stay on the Cook Islands in the South Pacific. Travel continues to be one of her great passions. After exploring with self-portraiture, and then moving to London Alma started to create a strong body of portraits which have got her a lot of recognition. Chosen by the British Journal of Photography as one of the four best graduates of 2010, her work has featured in 10 exhibitions internationally. Her Cosmic Surgery series received third place peoples choice award at the Foto8 Summer Show 2012 and ‘The Ventriloquist,’ a portrait of two friends, was shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize shown at the National Portrait Gallery in London. She was also been chosen as 2013 Magenta Foundation’s Bright Spark Award.

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theresa himmer
Coming to art through architecture, Theresa Himmer’s project based practice centers round notions of place, context and the dynamics of spatial perception. In works that include conceptual photography, installation and video she employs architectural tropes like the model, the façade, the sign and the structure. With both dicipline and underplayed humor, she uses these to reflect on external socio-political and spatio-cultural dynamics as they uncannily intersect with psychological structures of the Interior. Theresa Himmer was born in 1976 in Denmark. She received her M.Arch. from Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark, her M.F.A from School of Visual Arts New York, and attended the Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program. She has received grants and awards from the Danish Arts Foundation, The Danish Arts Council and The American Scandinavian Society. Her works have been included in group exhibitions at The National Museum of Iceland, The Young Artist’s Biennial, Bucharest, Romania; Westfälische Kunstverein, Münster, Germany; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark among others. Solo projects and public art projects have been presented at Art in General New York, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland; Latitud Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City; PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia. Himmer lives and works between Reykjavik and New York.

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sofia ifanti
I live and work in Athens. I studied Graphic design in AKTO and Textile design in Central Saint Martins. Since 2005 I work at fashion magazines like Vogue, Elle and In Style. Two years ago I started to design digital printed silk squared scarves. I use mixed techniques like painting, drawing and digital photo editing, in order to create a narration that is capable of wrapping the human body.

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gethin wyn jones
I was brought up in Bangor, North Wales but now I live and work in Newcastle Upon Tyne. The core of my work has always been to examine interaction of colour in different systems or situations. By using interaction of colour as a starting point, I’ve developed an interest in architecture, space, virtual realities and landscapes. I am interested in the power of perspective, its illusory quality, its effect on the viewer, and its wider symbolism. Ideas and works originate through visiting sites of architectural interest, taking photographs and playing video games. I cut and paste different layers to create an imaginary perspective, developed by looking at video games. Examining notions of chaos and order, change and dis-location, my work reflect a landscape in a continual flux. Pixels can be read either as flat shapes on the surface of the work, or as receding to imply three dimensions. It’s about intimacy and how people experience the architectural space of the work. It’s the idea of creating space for you to wander, physically and conceptually.

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irene kapetanaki
Irene Kapetanaki lives and works in Athens as a graphic designer. She is a graduate of Vakalo School of Applied Arts with a MA in Graphic Design and Interactive Media from the University of Derby. For the last 11 years she has been working in the fields of illustration, branding, packaging, print and web design.

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alexia karavela
born in Athens, studied at the Department of Plastic Arts and Art Sciences at the University of Ioannina (2002-2008), currently attending the Master in Fine Arts at the Athens School of Fine Arts.

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eibatova karina
Eibatova Karina ( Eika ) is an illustrator and fine-artist, born in Leningrad, USSR, now the city called St.Petersburg, Russia. Karina specialises in drawing, illustration, murals, video, calligraphy and typography. Her portfolio reveals a versatile artist equally adept at colorful surrealist explorations as well as more traditional approaches. She has been published in various international books and magazines and has collaborated with several musicians for video and album-cover projects. Karinas work is connected to the notions of nature, peace and love. Influenced by Earth and space, she delicately transforms floral motives into her own surreal, psychedelic scenes, rebelling against the remorseless actions of society and the continual destruction of the environment.

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nikitas klint
Musician / Visual Artist Born in Athens, 1975.

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bartosz kokosinski
Born in Siewierz (Poland) in 1984; studied at the Painting Faculty of the Academy of Find Arts in Kraków; Degree in Painting under professor Andrzej Bednarczyk in 2009. Grants from: the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2002, 2007, 2012); the Prime Minister (2002/2003); the Royal City of Kraków (2009) and the Marshal of the Province of Silesia (2012). Winner of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award (Canada, 2006); finalist of the 10th Geppert Competition (2011); honorary in 41st Painting Biennale “Bielska Jesień 2013” (honorary mention, honorary mention from publisher patrons: „ARTLUK”, „EXIT”, „OBIEG”) His artistic pursuits include painting, object, installation and video; solo exhibitions (Dis)Order of Things in Bunkier Sztuki in Kraków (2012), Uncontrolled Content in the Young Forum of Art in Galeria Biała in Lublin (2012), „Perwersyjne odchody myśli” (“Kinky droppings thoughts”) in Galeria Promocyjna in Warsaw (2013).

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Kollektivemind*
Kollektivemind* is a full-service architecture creative firm that focuses on a broad range of architectural research, design and implementation. Combining knowledge and processes from art, science and everyday life, the team seeks solutions to spatial issues of the expanded field of architecture, public space, city and landscape. Design procedure is based on the goal of a new identity for the space of a higher environmental added-value that lies down to the existing social and physical structures combined to the needs and the desires of the user. Kollektivemind design approach integrates up-cycling applications by embedding innovative use of everyday materials and objects of local identity and character for the operational needs of the space. The concept and spatial design integrates interactive implementa­tions and constructions connecting physical to virtual offering user involve­ment. Kollektivemind intention is to create open field environments that generate curiosity and excitement and enhances users communication and everyday spontaneous expression. Kollektivemind* is a creative design firm founded in 2009 by the architects: Vasso Bakali, Dionysia Daskalaki, Christina Frangeti, Natalia, Gkiaouri, Kelly Mavromataki, Penny Papargyropoulou, Naya Tritaki.

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ilias kontonikolas
Ilias was born in 1987 at New York and grew up in Piraeus of Greece. In 2006 he studied 3D animation & multimedia production at AKTO College and 2009 he graduated with Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in 3D animation. After graduating he joined advertising agency’s such as Atcom Internet and Multimedia S.A and Mindworks as a motion graphic designer. In 2011 he received the 2nd Young Lions award at the category Cyber. Today he works as a Freelancer and he collaborate with animation studios as an Animator and illustrator.

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athina korda
Athina Korda was born and bred in Athens. From 1995 to 1998 she studied fashion design and following her graduation she worked for leading womenswear fashion brands, as garment designer and assistant production manager. In 2005 she establishes her own garment manufacturing company and from 2010 she starts designing and producing her own collections. In 2011 she opens her own private workshop in the heart of Athens and she presents her first collection titled “This is Just the Beginning” for a-w 2012- 2013, that bears her signature, in the Greek fashion designers trade show: “Tell a Story”. Her design philosophy, strongly influenced by music and absolute geometric shapes, includes sober lines and dark shades. She experiments with various contrasting materials, molding them in ways as to give emphasis to garment elements, re- inventing body shapes. Creating garments that can be redefined according to its wearer while flattering the female figure is her basic design objective. Collaborating with established designers, photographers and stylists she has also produced unique designs that have been show cased in various fashion events and design exhibitions. Her collections are designed and produced in Greece and can be found in selected stores locally and internationally.

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konstantinos kotsis
Konstantinos Kotsis (b. Athens, 1989) is a graduate of the University of Ioannina, department of Plastic Arts and Art Sciences and has attended part of his studies in the University of Paris 8, Vincennes Saint-Denis. He has participated in group exhibitions and contemporary art workshops in Greece and France. He is currently studying MA Fine Arts in the University of Ioannina and he lives and works in Athens and Ioannina.

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chrysanthi koumianaki
Chrysanthi Koumianaki was born in Heraklion Crete in 1985. She moved to Ioannina in 2003, where she had her basic education at the department of Plastic Arts and Art Sciences at Ioannina. Later on, in 2007, she studied for a year Visual Communication at Vakalo School of Art, because she had a great interest about Graphic Design. In 2009 she decided to move to London where she continued her studies on Art at Wimbledon College of Art, UAL. She finished her MA course and moved back in Athens where she currently lives and works. Her first solo show was in 2010 in Heraklion Crete, entitled “Monument to a Dead Fish Vol. 2”. She has participated in group shows in Greece and abroad, more recently, A Fresh, A new generation of Greek Artists/ EMST (2013-2014), AGORA/ Athens Biennale4 (2013) and other. At the same time, she runs the independent project space 3 137, with her colleagues Kosmas Nikolaou and Paky Vlassopoulou, at their studio, with a will of communication between artists and boosting artistic production.

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elenh to kounoupi
All work and no play makes Kounoupi a dull boy. All work and no play makes Kounoupi a dull boy. All work and no play makes Kounoupi a dull boy. All work and no play makes Kounoupi a dyll bou. All work and no play makes Kounoupi a dull boy. All work and no play makes Kounoupi a dullboy. All work and no play make Kounoupi a dull boy. All work and no play makes Kounoupi a dull boy.

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marinos koutsomichalis
Marinos Koutsomichalis (Athens, 1981) is an artist and scholar. Via sound and a wide range of other media he interrogates the specifics of site, perception, technology and material. His work has been widely presented internationally in museums, galleries, festivals, music halls, academies, industrial sites, churches, research institutions, conferences, underground venues, scientific journals, independent music labels, and elsewhere. He has lectured at the faculty of Music Technology and Acoustics in the Technical University of Crete and at the Contemporary Music Research Center (CMRC-KSYME) wherein he is the leader of the Electronic Music and Sound Synthesis course and also member of the board. He has a MA by research in composition with digital media from the University of York, and is a PhD candidate in Music, Sound and Media Art at the De Montfort University. He is the director of the Agxivatein label and has been also active as curator/organizer in various small-scale events internationally. He is a fellow researcher in the University of Turin (Polo della Creatività Digitale e Multimedialità framework). He is the writer of the book Mapping and Visualization with SuperCollider.

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thanos kyriakides (from Blind Adam Project)

BLIND ADAM is an ongoing art project, debuted in 2007, by former fashion editor Thanos Kyriakides. A physical visual impairment challenged him towards a new vision in order to explore and communicate the rich human mysteries from the center of art’s exciting vortex. Inspired by Jean Cocteau’s surreal paradoxes, Giacometti’s austere textural elegance and by the allegoric tale “The Emperor’s new clothes” he creates art forms that propose a new language using assembled hand-knotted wool yarn. The ghostly exoskeletons of garments forming collections presented in acts, explore the boundaries between body, space and exposure. The canvas series through the reference of the Braille system of communication for the blind turn into automatic writing, evoking symbols, a prayerful tactility and yet remain open to various interpretations. All installations are challenging environments; monuments of transcendental meditation, they draw attention to the collective subconscious, by subverting beliefs in established ideas of absence, reality, hallucination and spirituality. In constant search of fascinating new collaborations that occasion for intellectual and emotional reflection, Thanos Kyriakides constructs seductive imaginary worlds that haunt the viewer, inspire creators and foster a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary dialogue.

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boris lafargue

Boris Lafargue’s work takes shape in the cultural diversity of urban environments. His research is based in the discovery of new locations and spaces. His explorative drive offers him the possibility of translating the commonness of everyday life into Art and creative gesture. The city and its environment is the area he operates in. His work forms around meetings with people, objects and situations, which they can be material or immaterial in nature, or simple aspects or stimuli coming from the environment he is in. Through his Installation, sculpture and drawing Boris brings reality to the imagination to try and open a poetic space for us to dream and often to experience a ‘political space’, which is conducive to reflection.

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anastasia lampropoulou

Anastasia Lampropoulou is an Athens based Architect and designer. She holds a Diploma in Architecture from the Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly in Volos, Greece. Alongside with her architectural projects, she works as a scenographer and an illustrator. She has participated in the exhibitions ‘Urban art’ and ‘Urban Art II’ in Athens, ‘Cyclades Place’ in Sifnos, the Biennale of Arts in Santorini and ‘Design Lab 2013’, Athens.

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miju lee

Miju Lee from South Korea started a touristic journey that took her to the depths of her being. In the cultural mix of Barcelona – her new home – she found out that art was the perfect way to be in contact with the world. Since then, se draws, paints, makes collage and ceramics to show a reality in which daily things merge with the oneiric world displaying the goodness of the universe. this is how Miju Lee is.

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keegan luttrell

Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, Keegan Luttrell is an artist currently completing her MFA at Mills College in Oakland, California. She graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008 with a BFA in Art History, Theory and Criticism and a concentration in Photography. She has shown works in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, Brooklyn, NY, Austin, TX, Baltimore, MD, Aix en Provence, France and Santorini, Greece. Through various mediums including drawings, paintings, sculpture and video, Luttrell’s work explores psychological responses to thrill, fear, trust and hope in the form of objects and places. She currently lives in Oakland, California.

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katerina magkaniari

Katerina was born and raised in Athens.When she turned 18,she left her home to study Architecture in Thessaloniki.Being almost 20 now,she’s still trying to find what she wants to do with her life,knowing that, by just enjoying the perfection of this world you can’t make a living.

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yannis malegiannakis

Yannis Malegiannakis was born in Athens, Greece in 1977. He holds a BA as well as a masters degree in Fine Arts from the Athens School of Fine Arts. In 2010 he received the scholarship of the Academy of Athens and enrolled the University of the Arts, Berlin, as external scholar. In 2013 he was honoured with the Meisterschüler status of the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden, where he currently lives and works. He has presented his work in various exhibitions in Greece and Germany, amongst which his first solo show, The Year of Three Winters in Elika Gallery, Athens.

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michael vincent manalo

Michael Vincent Manolo is a photographer and photo-manipulator. His work is inspired by the imagined memories of nostalgic and dream-like environments; his works documents their decline into post-apocalyptic, nightmarish creations. Manalo has exhibited in several countries – Australia, England, Germany, Georgia, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Philippines, Poland, Serbia, South Korea, Taiwan, UK and USA. He won 1st prize in the Digital Art Category at the Art Museum of Chianciano Terme, Italy and Best Photography Illustration from The Redmond Digital Arts Festival in Washington, USA.

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andrew peter mason

Derby, UK 1988 After graduating in Sculpture from Edinburgh College or Art in 2011, Andrew moved to Berlin. He continues to develop and exhibit new work from his studio in Lictenberg. In 2012 he took part in “New Contemporaries” at the Royal Scottish Academy and later that year took part in “The Space” – a partnership between the BBC and Arts Council England exploring online art and performance.

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panos mattheou

Panos Mattheou’s work focuses in exploring the human nature through various disciplines and mediums. He completed an MFA in sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Arts, and a BFA in communication design at AKTO in Athens. He has participated in team exhibitions in Athens at the Athens Municipal Art Gallery/”Transition”, the Anamesa Experimental Space/”Deja Vecu”, the Kapatos Gallery/”Leaders, Animals and Tools” and in Thessaloniki at Action Field Kodra /”Floating Walls”, the Jewish Museum and Ag. Mina Arcade for Action Field Kodra & Biennale:4/”Vanguard”, the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank for the 50th Thessaloniki Film Festival/”Why Cinema Now”. He is a member of the Talc Design Studio creative team. He lives and works in Athens.

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medea electronique

Medea Electronique was formed in 2006 in Athens, Greece, inspired by a play on words between Medea and Media. Comprising of a wide range of individual artists working collectively under the Medea Electronique name, we share a predisposition for innovation in the performing arts. Working in fields like music, video, design, painting, multimedia, robotics, interactive technology and media production, we allow the integration of our distinctive areas of research and practice to define a unique style in the realisation of our collective projects – these range from multimedia theatrical plays to experimental audio-visual shows, and from improvised noise music through to field recording and electroacoustic composition.

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metoo

metoo is a creative studio, driven by strong creative ideas since its founding in Athens in 2005 by Aliki Kakoulidou and Dimitra Vasilakou, both graphic and web designers. metoo design fields include corporate identity, print, environmental and web design with emphasis in cultural subjects. After long term studies in communication design, typography and digital art (Aliki has completed an MA course in Digital Arts in the Athens School Of Fine Arts, and Dimitra an MA course in Typographic Studies in London College of Communication) and many independent collaboration with advertising companies and design studios, they decided to work together as a team. metoo believes strongly in close collaboration between professionals of different fields such as photographers, architects and visual artists that creates an “open source working system” and ends to an integrated and personalized communication design solution.

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emma mcgordon – rich davis

Emma McGordon is a poet based in the north of England. She is a former Northern Young Writer of the Year and has been noted in the national press for her talent. She has two books published and performs her work on the stage sometimes in collaboration with musicians. This is the first time she has worked with a graphic artist. She is inspired by stories, emotions and landscapes and how the three connect. Rich Davis is a graphic designer based in the Lake District. He has a passion for font design.

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eva mitala

Eva Mitala was born in Athens in 1978. Studied in the Athens School of Fine Arts (2000‐2005). Lives and works in Berlin. In 2006 participated in a transfer artistic program with Cuba to research the Yoruba tradition, religion and dance. Works showed in 2 solo shows in Japan, Tokyo (Muramatsu gallery 2008, Nroom gallery 2012) and in group shows in Greece (Emergency Room 2007, Bargain Prices on Elephant Gun 2008, The New Disorder 2011, Ileana Tounta, (O)ikea 2012, Hydra School Projects,The red and white flag project, parallel program Bienalle4, Thessaloniki, Exercises on Democracy, curated by Nicos Charalambidis, Open Case 303, Athens, Dialgogue-Stigma Lab, and Cabinet (both presented in ReMap4), Athens, in Japan ( Geisai #12, #13, #14, #17 the annual artfair organized by Takashi Murakami in Tokyo, Hope 2011, Nerima Art Museum Tokyo, Colors 2009, Illustrators 2010, Chips 2012, Daikanyama Hillside Forum, Tokyo, Capsula 2012, Nroom gallery Tokyo) in France (Emergency Room 2008, Taiss gallery, Paris) in Romania ( I fought the X 2010, The Cutting Edge 2011, National Museum of Arts, Cluj Napoca) in Denmark ( Circus Crew 2012, Larm gallery, Copenhagen) in Germany ( Berlin Art Show 2009, Space Invaders 2012, Map 2013 in Tokyo Wonder Site, Bethanien, Berlin)

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ni.ko

Nileta Kotsikou is an architect and aspiring photographer, who delights in finding the beauty in all things. Apart from that she eats, reads, listens to music, enjoys good food, travelling and a bright smile. She loves buildings. She loves pictures.

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kamilo nollas

b. Paris, 1968. He studied still photography in Athens and Liège. Based in Athens since 1996, he has been working as a freelance photographer and photography teacher. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions while works of his belong to public collections (Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Kavala Tobacco Museum, Drama Short Film Festival) and private in Greece and abroad. His first solo show Tobacco Factories, 2007 (curator: Thanasis Moutsopoulos), travelled to Paris, Istanbul, Athens and ten other cities in Greece. In June 2011, he showed his new body of work “Mobile in NY” (curator: Fred Ritchin), at the New Benaki Museum. He has published under Kastaniotis Editions, three monographs: Mobile in NY (2011), Mobile Journal (2009) and Tobacco Factories (2007). He is proud of his students, who some of them are now full-time photographers.

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panayiotis pantazis

Pan Pan was born in Athens, on 1982. He is a comic artist, illustrator and musician.

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artemis papadatou

Artemis Papadatou holds a Masters of Science from Columbia University and is a new york based architect and lighting designer. Artemis has trained in the field of architecture through collaborations with various offices in NY working on architectural competitions. She has also been a lead designer in the OSFG NY based Art practice and is currently specializing in Lighting Design, within the internationally acclaimed lighting design firm L’Observatoire International, with extended experience in the development and application of new lighting concepts for luxury retail environments worldwide, hospitality, museum as well as other urban and landscape projects. Artemis Papadatou is one of the founding members of m.a.P. Studio Architects, Lighting Designers and Consultants, based in New York and Athens.

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evripidis papadopetrakis

Evripidis Papadopetrakis was born in Athens in 1988. In 2008 he enters the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he studies engraving with professor Manolis Giannadakis. In 2009 he enters the Athens School of Fine Arts. He attends the painting studio with professors Marios Spiliopoulos and Pandelis Chandris. Today he is completing his studies in the engraving studio with professors Giannis Gourzis and Michalis Arfaras. He has attended seminars in artistic bookbinding at Babis Leggas’s studio, as well as the program Studite in collaboration with the National Hellenic Research Foundation and the Hellenic Bookbinding Society and he was distinguished by taking part in the exhibition ” The art of book binding. From Byzantium to the Current Artistic Creation”, which was hosted by the Byzantine and Christian Museum of Athens.

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artemis papageorgiou

Artemis is an architect and multimedia artist working with open-source interactive technology. Her inspiration derives from gardens, transitional landscapes, terrain vagues, early machines, the dialectic of the natural, urban and social utopias among other topics. Her work explores landscape representation and activation through interactive media, the relation between space and subject, place identity and engagement with technology through the affect. It spans from large-scale installations to enhanced objects, with a focus in user-participation. Interactive technology allows her to shape systems and interrelations, simulate and add layers in physical space by questioning the kind of engagement established. Public participation and collaborative creation are key in her work.

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papairlines

papairlines are the first no-budget airlines founded in 2011 by Vasso Asfi, Costas Bissas and Loukas Angelou between Athens and London. Operating “design flights”, papairlines use travel as a metaphor to draw connections between aesthetics and usability, process and result, stereotype and evolution, behaviour and emotion. papairlines experiment through designing experiences that promote lateral thinking and illustrate alternative design approaches with a series of actions including exhibitions, talks, seminars and workshops.

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konstantinos pappas

Konstantinos Pappas, born in 1989, is a student at the Department of Plastic Arts and Arts Sciences of the University of Ioannina and expects to graduate in the Spring of 2014. He is specialized in Digital Art, Matte Painting, Graphic Design & illustrations. His artwork has been awarded numerous awards, including the European Environment Agency-Waste Smart Competition, the Right2move Poster Competition organized by Eurodesk, the Artistic Contest for the Logo of Social Economy and he has received a commendation from Metsovion Interdisciplinary Research Center for his poster of 7th Interdisciplinary Interuniversity Conference. Recent group exhibitions include CHEAPART 19, Artists’ Cards – Elika Gallery, La Sala-Zaragoza and Ginaika kai Xroma-UOI. His artwork can be found in different stores and galleries in Greece and Spain.

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katerina papazissi

Born in 1974. Studied Social Psychology (Bsc) and Media and Communications (MSc) in the London School of Economics before moving on to Design Studies (MA) in Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Painting in the Athens School of Fine Arts. Solo Presentations 2013 ‘Still Travelling’ The Vitrina Project. Openshowstudio, Monastiraki Athens. 2008 ‘Interstage’, Kazu bar GroupExhibitions (selection) 2012 ‘Rooms to Art’. Curated by Gogo Voudouri. 2011. The Hereafter. Athens Municipal Art Center. Curator Theophilos Tramboulis. 2010. Hidden Athens. Parts 2 (Transgressive Athens) and 3 (City Ghosts). Curated by Thanassis Moutsopoulos and Kentro-Apokentro group. TAF, The Art Foundation. Athens. 2010. Recycling, Reusing, Appropriating. 50 years of Greek Ready-made. Kalamata Municipal Gallery. Curator Thanassis Moutsopoulos (bibliography). 2010 The Sotiria Project. Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Curated by Panagiotis Papadopoulos (catalogue). 2009 George Tourlas and his friends. Kappatos Gallery, Athens. 2008 Environment-Action. Villa Kazouli. Athens. (Catalogue) 2008. Biennalle of Young Artists. Puglia, Italy. (Catalogue). 2008 1st Photo-biennale. Thessaloniki, Greece. (Catalogue) 2006 Plastira 16. One-off Gallery. In my house undergoing demolition.

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k.n.patsios

Κonstantinοs Patsios was born in Athens in 1977 . He studied Economics at the University of Piraeus and then Art at Rhode Island School of Design in Boston. Then he studied painting with John Psychopaidis and Marios Spiliopoulos , and Sculpture by Nikos Tranos in ASFA . He has had three solo exhibitions in Athens Mr. Cannibal, and Divine Comedy, curated by Alexios Papazacharias in Fizz Gallery , and Sugar Mao curated by Marina Fokidis at Remap , and one in Thessaloniki with the title Koukou in Artis Causa Gallery curated by Maria Kenanidou . He has participated in group exhibitions in Greece and abroad such as : Fata Morgana, Benaki Museum , Athens 2006 / Goldener Centaur, Munchen Kunstlerhaus, Munich , 2007 / Contemporary Art Fair, Istanbul, 2007 / art-athina 2007, 2008,2013 / The Portrait of a Museum , Averof Gallery , Metsovo , 2009 / The Art We Project, Aabenraa, Denmark , 2009/Emotional Collective cube gallery 2013 Patras /prokat , HAU / ” Moments of becoming ” Blender Gallery athens 2013 .

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lea petrou

Lea Petrou studied at Chelsea College of Art, Central St. Martins College of Art and received a Masters in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art in London. She has been an artist – in residence at Galichnik (Skopje), Leonidio Tower (Peloponese), CCA Kitakyushu (Japan) and Cite International des Arts (Paris). She has accepted the 2nd prize of Jannis and Joe Spyropoulos Foundation, scholarships from the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, (Athens), bursaries from the Royal College of Art (London), the CCA Kitakyushu (Japan) and a free studio award from ACAVA studio spaces (London). Since 2005 she teaches art in different private schools, museums and educational spaces in Athens and she is the founding member of MouSou team. Her artwork has been exhibited at group shows in Greece and abroad, like for example: Save (Athens 2013), A Space in 500 Pieces (Skopje 2012), my Athens (Athens 2012), On Cooking (Athens 2011), A Space in 300 Pieces (Cyprus 2010), Intrude Art and Life 366 (Shanghai 2008), The World One Minutes (Beijing 2008), Love Difference Ice Cream And Sweets as Cultural Passports (Italy 2008), Karaoke Poetry Bar (1st Athens Biennial 2007), Nightcomers (10th Istanbul Biennial 2007), The Scarecrow (Metsovo 2006).

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plastic flowers

Plastic Flowers are a dream pop duo based in Thessaloniki, Greece and were founded in 2011 by George Samaras and Tim Charisis, who was later replaced by Angelos Paschalidis. They are experimenting with tape machines to cut up samples and record their own tracks. Some of their main characteristics is the lo-fi sound and the heavy use of analog synthesizers, reverbed guitars and cheap drum machines. During the past two years they released three EP’s and four singles through Manic Pop records (USA) and Cakes and Tapes (Portugal). All of their albums are pressed on vinyls and cassettes. Their debut LP entitled Evergreen will be released March 3 via Crash Symbols (USA) and Inner Ear Records (Greece). In March 2013 they toured USA, Portugal, UK and also played SXSW 2013 in Austin, TX. Their shows reveal a different side of the group mainly because of the heavy noise and the multiple instrumental outbursts. Their music has been praised by many international press including BBC, The Guardian, VICE, This is Fake DIY, The Line of Best Fit, Impose, MTV, Vogue and others.

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tula plumi

Tula Plumi (Crete 1980) Studies:2003-2008 Athens School of Fine Art , Solo Shows: Interspace, Can Christina Androulidaki Gallery, Athens, 2012, Museum Copies, Remap 3, Athens, with Stelios Karamanolis, 2011. Recent projects and group exhibitions: AFresh, Emst National Museum of Contemporary Art, curated by Daphne Vitali, Tina Pandi, Dapne Dragona, Athens 2013 / Ultimate Summit of Cheap Laser Graphics, Enter Views on Crisis, curated by Sotirios Bahtsetzis, Lydia Hatziiakovou, Museum Tinguely, Basel 2013 / A marked preference, frontviews temporary, curated by Silke Briel and Rebecca Hoffmann, Glogau Air, Berlin / In The Studio, Kunsthalle Athena, curated by Daily Lazy, Remap4, Athens 2013/ Lustlands, Vol.II – On The Great Eastern (after Andreas Embiricos), curated by Nadja Argyropoulou and Lakis and Aris Ionas (The Callas), Thermissia Argolidas, Peloponnese, 2013 / 2% Sun – 40% Ghost, with Stelios Karamanolis, Kaput. art magazine, issue 13, editors Cristopher Marinos, Thanos Stathopoulos, 2012 / Rhinoceros, with Stelios Karamanolis, Monodrome Athens Biennale 3, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud and X&Y, 1st Festival for YoungAuthors, Michael Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens,2011/ The collection, with Stelios Karamanolis, XYZ Outlet, curated by XYZ, Athens, 2011. Tula Plumi is also a member of the artists’ platform Daily Lazy.

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dimitris polychroniadis

Dimitris Polychroniadis (born 1975 in Thessaloniki, Greece) is an architect and award winning stage designer that lives and works in Athens, Greece. He has worked for a number of years in private architectural practices, obtaining a wide range of experience in design and construction. He has attended the Scenography workshop classes at the Athens School of Fine Arts during the academic season 2001 – 2002. As a stage designer he has worked for productions of the Greek National Theatre, The Greek National Opera, Athens & Epidaurus Festival and other presitigious theatre institutions, in collaboration with renowned Greek directors. During 2011 he started to make mixed media sculptures that strongly originate from his architectural and stage design backround. He has participated in a number of goup shows, with his first solo exhibition taking place in April 2013.

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gregorio poggetti

Born in 1988, Gregorio Poggetti is an Italian graphic designer and art director based in Milan. In 2013 he graduated cum laude from NABA Milano where he gained a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and Art Direction. He works as Creative director for Ecods Creative Technology in Milan and teaches art direction in NABA while working as a freelance and collaborating with several communication agencies. During his university studies he worked as a freelance managing several clients and cooperating with different media agencies, specializing his skills in branding, corporate identity, web design, ecommerce and mobile ui design. His work consists in finding creative and strategic solutions, as well as bringing the project from the idea to the final product. He is also involved in various personal projects, experimenting a mix between classic and innovative techniques that will trigger the conception of new ideas and solutions. He has also studied computer science, developing many years of experience in web design and coding. His studies and passion for computer science and design provided him with a wider look on communication and its tools. The primary force that drives him is curiosity, combined with a great motivation to improve himself. He is an habitual book sniffer, obsessed with everything involving innovation, arts and design. He likes to have fun and discover new things while working and, above all, he loves what he do.

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antonio rodriguez jr

I’m a self taught graphic designer, illustrator and lettering lover with a Fine Arts background. I work with different styles and techniques, from handmade to computer generated graphics.

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rooster

rooster was born an October, grew up without realizing it, lives and works in Athens.

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panos sklavenitis

Panos Sklavenitis (1977- Ithaca, Greece) using different artistic practices (performances and installations, participatory acts, blogging, drawings, texts etc.) is seeking to explore the limits of creative and intellectual research and their interference with the science and the everyday. He has graduated the IEK DELTA – Art & Design (HND, Graphic arts, 1996 – 1998) and the Athens School of Fine Arts (BA(hons) in Painting, 2006 – 2011), he studied in Royal Academy of fine arts ARTESIS HOGESCHOOL ANTWERPEN (2009, painting -In Situ) through the Erasmus scholarship. He has realized performances and actions in the public space and he has participated in several group exhibitions, workshops and conferences in Greece and abroad.

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synchrodogs

We are Synchrodogs, duo of photographers from Ukraine, Tania Shcheglova and Roman Noven, 24 and 29 years old. We had solo shows in London, Chicago, Krakow, in the Netherlands and Russia, took part in 24 group shows, shot covers for Neon, Zeit Campus, S magazine, British Journal of Photography etc. Our projects were published in Dazed and Confused, New York magazine, Dust, Esquire, Vision etc.

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stratis tavlaridis

Straris Tavlaridis born in Thessaloniki, Greece, 1990. 2013 School of Visual and Applied Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. 2007 Studied Graphic Design and Applied Arts in Thessaloniki (Technical Professional Education). Solo exhibitions : 2014 “PERFORATED SYMBIOSIS TETXTILES”, Booze Cooperativa gallery in Athens. 2013 “TOMB – WOMB” at the Alaja Imaret in Thessaloniki. 2008 “SUMMER SELECTIONS” at the Vlassis Art gallery in Thessaloniki. Group exhibitions: 2013 “OUT OF PAPER” at the Tint gallery in Thessaloniki. 2012 “FINE” at the Tint gallery in Thessaloniki. 2011 “IN ART” at the Zina Athanasiadou gallery in Thessaloniki. 2011 “UNBLOCK ART” at the Festival vol.1 –vol.2 Block 33 in Thessaloniki. 2010 “Hulda”, Festival in Istanbul. Biennale – Festival: 2012 “INSPIRE” Art Festival of Young Artists at the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki. 2012 “PΑΜΕ ΑPENANTI” Festival of Visial and Applied Arts, ARSIS in Alexandroupoli. 2011 “SYMBIOSIS” 15th Biennale de la Mediterranean, main exhibition at warehouse 15 at the port of Thessaloniki. 2011 “SYMBIOSIS” 15th Biennale de la Mediterranean, a parallel group exhibition at Hotel Ariston of Thessaloniki. Award: 2012 “PΑΜΕ ΑPENANTI”, third award at the Festival of Visual and Applied Arts in Alexandroupoli. 2010 “HULDA FESTIVAL”, 4TH place in the European Contest in Istanbul. 2007 “13th International Art Exhibition” my Environment in the international pupil’s contest, in Hyvinkaa, Finland. 2005 “DAEDALUS” Panhellenic contest in Thessaloniki & Patra. He created, constructed and directed the settings of the seven-storey interactive performance, Fake Time at Ariston Hotel in Thessaloniki (2012). He has also illustrated six books for children “My theatre” series, Diaplous Editions, Greece, (2006-2008).

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georgia tsampouka aka tsambou

Currently Art in context Intership -OKK /raum29 (Wedding Kolonie ), Berlin, Germany. August-November 2012 : Intership as Production Manager -Athens Biennale 4, Athens ,Greece . November 2011-May 2012 : Intership as Junior Fine Arts teatcher- 79 Junior High School, Athens, Greece . June 2010- participation with an Installation in”Fringe Festival”, Athens , Greece . September 2007- July 2012- B.A. From Athens School of Fine Arts ,Athens ,Greece . September 2002- July 2006 B.A. From dep. Of Plastic Arts and Art Sciences ,UOI, Ioannina,Greece.

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adam švejda ( OBJEKT studio)

My name is Adam Švejda and I am 22-year-old illustrator & visual designer from Prague, Czech Republic. I’m interested in basic sketches, 3D, digital art, typography and minimalistic graphic design. If you want to collaborate with me just contact me on mail. I’m currently studying 3rd year at West Bohemia University in Pilsen, major of illustration & graphic design.

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thanos tsiousis

Thanos Tsiousis Born in Athens, Greece Lives and works in Athens, Greece EDUCATION • January 2011- to date A.S.F.A Athens, Athens School of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, Department of Printmaking • 2002- 2007 Τechnological Educational Institure of Athens, School of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Graphic Arts Technology GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2013 • Artists’ Cards, Elika Gallery, Athens • Athens & The City 4, CityLink, Athens 2011 • Annibale segni e disegni di un mito, Le Strade del Paesaggio Art Festival, Calabria, Italy • Mixed Arts, Artistic Searches Gallery, Athens.

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nikos tsoutis

I was born and grew up in Athens. In the age of twenty four, I decided to become a professional graphic designer. I completed my studies in IIEK Technographico and I attended courses of drawing and photography. I participated in a number of poster exhibition, while the last six years I approaches through poster design, subjects of social and humanitarian content.

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thanos tsiousis

Thanos Tsiousis Born in Athens, Greece Lives and works in Athens, Greece EDUCATION • January 2011- to date A.S.F.A Athens, Athens School of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, Department of Printmaking • 2002- 2007 Τechnological Educational Institure of Athens, School of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Graphic Arts Technology GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2013 • Artists’ Cards, Elika Gallery, Athens • Athens & The City 4, CityLink, Athens 2011 • Annibale segni e disegni di un mito, Le Strade del Paesaggio Art Festival, Calabria, Italy • Mixed Arts, Artistic Searches Gallery, Athens.

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anthi tzakou

Born 1985, Athens, Greece. Anthi Tzakou is an Architectural Designer and Visual Artist. She holds a Diploma in Architecture from the University of Thessaly in Volos, GR [2011], and Masters in Graduate Architectural Design from the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, UK [2012]. While working as an architect and graphic designer, she collaborates with architects and artists in Athens and New York. Her practice develops in the realm of constantly reconstructed #D datascapes through a conceptual algorithmic approach. With an emphasis on data feedback loops, color grammars and identity hybrids, she researches the topological limits of protocols in computational design. She has been exhibited and published worldwide. Selected Exhibitions: EMST [Athens], la Biennale di Venecia [Venice], Furtherfield Gallery [London], MoMA [New York], MCA [Chicago], New Digital Art Biennale [online and worldwide galleries].

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kostas tzimoulis

Kostas Tzimoulis works mainly in the mediums of installation, photography, video and performance. He holds a MFA in Fine Arts from Dutch Art Institute (DAI, 2011) and MA in Art and Media Practice from Westminster University (2003). For his Master’s he received respectively scholarships from Micheli Foundation (2009) and IKY (State Scholarships Foundation) (2002-2003). He graduate from Athens School of Fine Arts (BA) (2005) where he studied Sculpture (under George Lappas). He has been awarded the EFG Private Banking Prize (2005) for his graduation with “Distinction”.He has had solo shows in Belgrade, Serbia at Gallery of Contemporary Art of Pancevo (2007), in Thessaloniki at Artis Causa (2008), in Haarlem, The Netherlands at Niewe Vide (2010) etc and participate in group exhibitions in Greece and abroad since 2003. He has participated in several project,workshops and Artist in residencies He lives and works in Athens.

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vagiatas christos

I have graduated from the Department of Fine Arts and of the Sciences of Art of the University of Ioannina, in 2012. In 2013, after succeeding at the entrance examinations, I was accepted in the MFA program of the same Department. Orientation: Sculpture. GROUP SHOWS: A fresh, A New Generation of Greek Artists, 2013-2014,EMST | Nothing, group show, 2013, Tint Gallery | Re Map 4, loxodrome, Camp, 2013 | Message in a bottle, Mythimna Municipal Gallery, Lesvos, 2013 | RE:ACT VOL II, ART INTR[E]ACTIONS, 2013, BLOCK 33 | Deja vecu, 2013, group show, ANAMESA | ACTION FIELD Κodra 2012-ΚΟDRΑ | FRESH 2012, GALERIE PONTOPOROS, group show, Paros, 2012 | THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH, INSPIRE, 2012 Macedonian Museum Of Contemporary Art | WALKING 4ART Thessaloniki 2011-parallel program | XV BIENNALE DE LA MEDITERRANEE “Symbiosis?, Thessaloniki | ACTION FIELD Κodra, 2011-ΚΟDRΑ FRESH 2011 | ATHENS VIDEO*/ART FESTIVAL 2011 (video-installation) | Visual ART EXHIBITION – AWARDS 2011 – Municipal Gallery of Ioannina City.

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amalia vekri

Amalia Vekri was born in 1983, in Athens where she now lives and works . She studied at Vakalo School of Art and Design in Athens and at Central Saint Martin’s in London. In her work she uses a wide variety of media including painting, collage, photography and screen printing. She sees art as a transcendental medium, a space full of possibilities where myth and reality mingle. Her research focuses on issues of identity and sexuality, the human body, mythology and story telling. She has presented her work in a number of solo and group exhibitions in Athens and London. She has completed various commissioned and personal projects including illustration briefs and a series of printed clothes among others. She has also curated an exhibition with tarot cards presented at Frown.

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eirini vianelli

Eirini Vianelli was born in Athens in 1985. She studied graphic design in University of the Arts London, Camberwell, and upon graduation she worked in film productions in London, Seville and Athens. In 2010 she started working as a freelance animator and has been making hand made animations ever since.

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carolin wanitzek

My name is Carolin Wanitzek, a Communication Designer from Karlsruhe/Germany. For my Communication Design study at the Mannheim University of Applied Siences I moved to Mannheim. Since this time I am working and living there as a freelance Communication Designer. Four years ago, I have occupied myself the first time intensively with Papercraft. At that time my project “The border between dream and reality” has emerged. I still have the passion for handmade graphics and creating three-dimensional illustrations and there are some more paper projects been added. Today I work mainly for companies that require handmade illustrations or infographics, partly out of paper and partly from other objects. In addition, my work moved in the fields of photography, editorial and corporate design.

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choi wong

Choi Wong (Hong Kong, 1981) investigates her relation to people and groups and presents her findings in an almost mathematical manner. Through lines and circles stitched on found black and white photographs, She expresses her vision on the complex game of connection and separation between her and the depicted people and objects or between the people themselves

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myrto xanthopoulou

Myrto Xanthopoulou was born in Helsinki in 1981. She received a BA in humanities in 2004, then studied studio art at the Athens School of Fine Arts, where she presented her thesis in 2009. Since then she has participated in various group shows in Athens, and in 2013 she presented her first solo show at Elika Gallery. Her work is currently included in the exhibition Afresh, at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens. She often collaborates with other artists, groups and collectives (3137, Nova Melancolia, Embros Theater). She lives and works in Athens.

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ioanna ximeri

Ioanna Ximeri (Heraklion, Greece. 1979) is a graduate of De Montfort University, Leicester and holds a Masters degree from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London. She has obtained scholarships from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation and Vardinoyannis Foundation and was awarded with the The Paget & Clephan Prize. She has taught engraving at the department of Plastic Arts and Art Sciences at the University of Ioannina. She has participated in various exhibitions in Greece and abroad. In 2012 she had her first solo exhibition at Elika Gallery in Athens. She lives and works at Heraklion, Crete. Solo exhibitions 2012 Intimate landscapes, Elika Gallery, Athens Group exhibitions 2013 Afresh A new Generation of Greek Artists, EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens 2013 Synthesis, Francoise Heitsch Gallery, Munich 2013 Deja vecu, Anamesa Gallery, Athens 2013 Art Athina, Elika Gallery, Athens 2013 Out of paper, Tint Gallery, Thessaloniki 2011 Οcc One, Gallery 50-1, Limassol 2011 Οcc One, TinΤ Gallery, Thessaloniki 2011 Limit, Heraklion 2010 Silence, Heraklion 2010 Recollection10, TinΤ Gallery, Thessaloniki 2009 Wallpapers, TinT Gallery, Project Room, Thessaloniki 2009 Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki 2009 Greek Printmaking an Overview, 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki 2009 Anthropopanida, Heraklion 2009 I create, therefore I am, Center of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki 2008 Greek Printmaking an Overview, Technopolis, Athens 2008 (Wo + Man =?) 2 , Athens 2003 Central Saint Martins Degree Show, London 2003 Touch And Go Exhibition, London 2003 Mutiny Exhibition, London 2002 Fresh Art Exhibition, London 2002 De Montfort University Degree Show, Leicester.

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tazio zambi

Tazio Zambi was born in 1985 in Espírito Santo and currently lives in Alagoas, Brazil. He is a poet and a visual artist and develops research on experimental art and writing procedures in contemporary brazilian poetry. He has published two books: Retráteis (Edufal, 2009) and Cerco (Randomia, 2013) – a transmedia project –, as well as poems and short stories in newspapers, magazines and anthologies. Since 2010 he develops Espolio, a conceptual writing series in progress, composed until now by the books Comuns, Caractério, Marina 8, Tatilogramas, Transparenciais, Diários, 13 inventários and Por exemplo: variações. In 2013 he has released Maquinamenos, a interactive web art installation based on Augusto de Campos’ book Poetamenos (1953). He is the co-editor of Randomia, a electronic zine and publishing house dedicated to contemporary experimental poetry, and Terroria.

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paschalis zervas

Paschalis Zervas was born in Soufli in 1984. In 2010 he received his master’s degree in Digital Arts from the Athens School of Fine Arts. He currently lives and works in Athens.

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