She started taking photographs as an amateur when she was 28 years old. It was some kind of love which still continues to give her that feeling until today. For about 2 to 3 years she took a small break. Photography was her 'salvation ' when she felt totally blank inside, when she was questioning her own existence. Her feminist art concerns politics. The power struggles,within four walls, and the tension, the violence,the particular mysteries of life, in a family, live in the world. Her images are constructed part from forgotten mementos, torn,erased, burned, discarded prints and postcards. The artist combines this unlikely source of material into dark concoctions of seemingly,randomly assembled fragments that she resolves into compositions which always mean much more than the sum up of their parts.
" I am half-sleepwalker and half-creator"
Born in Lamia, in 1984. She lives in Arkitsa, a tiny village in Greece.
In 2011 she attended photography lessons at the "Zografou Artistic Workshop" in Athens.
In 2017 she was an editor for "IFocus.gr" and" Freethinking.org." Through 2017 to 2018 she attended the "Supplementary Education Program" of the "National Kapodistrian University of Athens" "Photography at Work Advertising" (online course).
In 2018 she completed by remotely attending "Seeing Through Photography" from the "Museum of Modern Art" in New York (MOMA) and "The Camera Never Lies" from the "University of London" via the platform Coursera.
In 2019 she was an editor at Photologio.gr and completed by remotely attending "Modern Art and Ideas" from the "Museum of Modern Art" in New York (MOMA) ( online course).
In 2020 she completed by remotely attending the "Education Seminar of Planning and Revisal of art exhibitions" (Culture webinar), "Sexing the Canvas: Art and Gender" in "University of Melbourne" (online course).
In 2021 she completed by remotely attending "Words spun out of images: visual and literary culture in 19th century Japan" by "The University of Tokyo".
Since December of 2020 she is an exterior associate of the printed magazine "PHOTONET" while she has curated the Group Photography exhibition of the Corfu Photography Team "Fotoclick", titled ¨Mental Illustrations¨ (Noeres Apeikoniseis-Νοερές Απεικονίσεις)
2021 she completed with success the program Words spun out of Images:
and Literal Art Culture in Nineteen Century
. She also presented the project
during the Athens Pride festival in Technopolis.
Arkitsa Fthiotidos, Greece
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