Curriculum Vitae

Born in Thessaloniki, Greece 
Lives and works betwenn the UK & Greece

2015 Golden Lion Winner, Armenian Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale

Solo Exhibitions

2015(in)visible territories, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece
2014Is This Why I Cannot Tell Lies?, Tintype Gallery, London, UK
2012Who Doesn’t Like a Good Old Story?, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece
2011Pentalogy, Omikron Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus
2010Diego Garcia, Picture This Atelier Space, Bristol
Diego Garcia, Center of Contemporary Art, Thesaloniki
Falling in Place, Elefsina Cultural Center ‘L. KANELLOPOULOS’, Greece
2008Hold Everything, Dear’, Kalfayan Galleries, Thessaloniki
2007Accidental Woman, Kalfayan Galleries – Project Space, Athens, Greece
(collaboration with Despina Stokou)
2006When I was there, you had already left, Fournos Center for Digital Culture, Athens, Greece
2005In their wake…, Fournos Center for Digital Culture, Athens, Greece
(collaboration with Ella Bissett Johnson)

Group Exhibitions

2015Alanica. The experimental method, 5th Moscow Bienalle, Moscow, Russia 
I Remember The Armenian Genocide…, CAC – LA Travere, Alfortville, France
Artissima 2015, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens-Thessaloniki, Torino, Italy 
In Flux, Elefsina Cultural Center, Elefsina, Greece (catalogue)
Magic Inventions, Contemporary Art Space, Batumi, Georgia
, 3rd Mardin Biennale, Mardin, Turkey
Armenity, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (Golden Lion Winner) (catalogue)
2014Re-Tracing the Land, NARS Foundation, New York, USA
Visualising the Ottoman City, Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck College, London, UK
2013Sensible Action, Vladikafkaz Fine Arts Museum, North Ossetia, Russia
Waiting for the Barbarians: Report to Cavafy, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece
Art Brussels 2013, 
Kalfayan Galleries, Athens-Thessaloniki, Brussels, Belgium
Salon MashUp, 
Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK
Art India 2013
, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens-Thessaloniki, New Delhi, India
2012Places of Memory, Fields of Vision, Centre of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
The protest that Never Ends, ArtHysterium, Tbilisi, Georgia
Artists Postcards, Spike Island Gallery, Bristol, UK
Art Dubai 2012, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens-Thessaloniki, Dubai
2011Art Athina 2011, Kaflayan Galleries, Athens
Art Platform LA, Kaflayan Galleries, Athens
2010Happy End, Yinka Shonibare Space, London.Curated by Yu-Chen Wang & Georgia Korossi
What if an exhibition was a road movie?, Performance Lecture, Art Athina 2010, Athens (Loukia Alavanou & Aikaterini Gegisian)
2009Treasures of wisdom, Kaflayan Galleries, Athens, Part of ReMap KM 2, a parallel exhibition of the 2nd Athens Biennial
Fucking Tourists!,Part of ReMap KM 2, a parallel exhibition of the 2nd Athens Biennial. Curated by Konstantinos Dagritzikos & Yael Messer, Greece & Israel
2008And Now?,State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece. Curated by Xrisitna Petrinou (catalogue)6th Gyumri International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Armenia. We used to be painters, Plan 9 Gallery, Bristol
2007Karaoke Poetry Bar, a project by intothepill, 417 Space, Athens / A Parallel program of the 1st Biennale of Athens (catalogue)
FEET, B.I.G. Project Space, online group show:
What do you do, Center Space Gallery, Bristol
Atropa Vanitas, Cosmos of Culture, Athens
Attic with a view, Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki, Greece
People, Athens International Art Fair, Art Athina 2007, Athens (catalogue)
1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Archeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece (catalogue)
trans·par·ent 2nd edition, Kunstklub Berlin, Berlin
2006  The sea, dreams and illusions, 5th Gyumri International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Armenia (catalogue) 
trans·par·ent, B.I.G Contemporary Art Project Space, Athens, Greece
Landscape, Galerie Parissud, Paris, France
2005MA Degree Show, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, UK (catalogue) 
Point-of-view, Espace Croise Gallery, Lille, France
36 Graven Street, Franklin Benjamin House, London, UK
2004Manderley, Hotel Astoria, Thessaloniki, Greece
2003Variations in Balkan spaces, Eptapirgio & Bey Hamam, Thessaloniki, Greece (catalogue) 
2002Mobile Utopia, Aristotelio University, Thessaloniki, Greece
5th Trash Art Festival, Texnopolis, Athens, Greece


2012Estonian Fair of Photographic Art, Tallinn, Estonia
2009North West Film Forum, Seattle, USA
CineCity Festival, Lighthouse, Brighton
4th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, Berlin
Castlefield Gallery, Manchester
People, Margaris Foundation, Amfilohia, Greece
Hold and Freight Gallery, London
Synch Festival, Technopolis, Athens. Greece. Curated by intothepill
200652 International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen, Germany
2005Strange Screen 5, Museum of Cinema, Thessaloniki, Greece
Tape 291, 291 Gallery, London 
Art In the Age of New Technologies, 2nd International Media Art Festival, Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan, Armenia 
prog:ME, 1st Festival of Electronic Media, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
1st Athens Video Art Festival, Thira Texnis, Athens, Greece
2004Projected Visions, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
Hertzoscópio – Experimental & Trans-disciplinary Arts Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
Device, Cube Cinema, Bristol, UK
exposure 1, Candid Arts Trust, London, UK 
Painting with light, Café Gallery Projects, London, UK 
Videoformes Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France
2003Strange Screen II, Moni Lazariston, Thessaloniki, Greece
Lux Open, Royal College of Art, London, UK
Reel Live, Cinematheque, Brighton, UK


The Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art,Thessaloniki, Greece
The State Museum of Contemporary Art,Thessaloniki, Greece
Russian Centre of Contemporary Art, North Caucasus Brunch, Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia, Russia
Private Collections in Greece, UK and Canada


2010 – 14PhD by practice, University of Westminster, UK
2010 – 12Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Westminster, UK
2005MA in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, UK
1998 – 01BA (Hons) in Critical Fine Art Practice, University of Brighton, UK
1995 – 97BA (Hons) in Film and Television Studies, University of Glasgow, UK


2010CREAM PhD Studenship, University of Westminster, London
2010Step Beyond Travel Grant, European Cultural Foundation, Holland
2010Arts Council England, South West, UK
2009Artist-to-Artist Award, Visiting Arts, UK
2009Arts & Ecology International programme, Visiting Arts and RSA, UK
2009Arts Council England, South West, UK
2009Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art, Greece. Production Bursary
2008Small Wonders, Picture This Moving Image Agency, UK
2007NAN New Collaborations Bursary, UK
2005Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK
2004The Arts Council England, UK
2002Research Bursary. South East Arts Council, UK
20011st Prize, Nagoya University of Arts, Japan

Residencies & Workshops

2014Visiting Scholar – Artist, University of Pennsylvania, Department of English, USA
2013Alanica 2013, North Ossetia, Russia
2011ACOSS Residency Programme, Yerevan, Armenia
2010Utopiana, Yerevan, Armenia
2010ARC Residencies Cairo (June – July 2010)
2009London in Motion, UCL and Bartlett Film Society
2007International Workshop for Young Artists, Centre of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
2006Armenian Open University, Department of Fine Arts, Yerevan, Armenia
2004University of Brighton, Brighton, UK


2015-to presentResearch Fellow in Fine Art, Teesside University, UK
2010-2014Visiting Lecturer. Contemporary Media Practice. University of Westminster, London
Digital Projects Coordinator, Watershed Media Centre, Bristol
2004Visiting Lecturer. Fine Art New Media, University College Chester
2003Visiting Lecturer. Critical Fine Art Practice, University of Brighton

Public Talks & Presentations


Visualising the Ottoman City, Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck College, London, UK
CAA 102nd Annual Conference, Chicago, USA
2013Reading Cavafy in Difficult Times. University of Oxford, UK
2013Art and Geography, Conference. University of Lyon Lumiere 2, France
2012Strategies of (Un) Silencing, Conference. American University of Armenia, Armenia
2012Spaces of Reckoning, Conference. University of Westminster, UK
2009Mahatma Ghandi Institute, University of Mauritius, Mauritius 
2006Armenian Open University, Department of Fine Arts, Yerevan, Armenia
2005Fabrica Gallery, Brighton, UK
2004The School of Fine Art, Aristotelio University of Thessaloniki, Greece
2003Leleg Symposium, Gumusluk Academy, Bodrum, Turkey

Reviews & Press

2014Kart Barron (1 July) Visualising the Ottoman City. In: Photomonitor (UK)
2011Maria Xatzithanasiou (10 July) Pentalogy. In: O Fileleutheros (Cyprus)
Athina Karsera (24 July) Pentalogy. In: The Cyprus Weekly (Cyprus)
2009Aline Groeme-Harmon (20 April) Recontre. In: L’express (Mauritius) 
Sara Raza (January) Armenia. In: ArtAsiaPacific Almanac 2009
2008Lena Euagelou (5 April) New Creators. Between Fiction and Reality. In: Ta Nea (Greece)
Yiota Sotiropoulou (18 March) Personal Archives. In: Angelioforos (Greece)
Elsa Spiridopoulou (16 March) Combing Fiction and Documentary. In: Makedonia, p. 60 (Greece)
Maria Kenanidou (March 2008) Hold Everything, Dear. In: City Urban Living Magazine, p.36 (Greece)
2007Andrea Gilbert (6 December) Fatal Circumstances. In: Uncovered City (Greece)
Adonakis Christodoulou (23-29 November) Accidental Woman. In: Blow magazine, p.43 (Greece)
Despina Zeukili (22-29 November) In: Athinorama, p. 91 (Greece)
Pari Spinou (2 September) Presenting …. Art. In: &7 Magazine, p.28 (Greece)
Maria Kenanidou (August) Attic with a View. In: City Urban Living Magazine, p.36 (Greece
2006Xenia Kalpaktsoglou & Christoforos Marinos (December) In: Velvet Magazine (Greece)
Manina Bazeou (27 May) Globalised Dead ends. In: The First, p. 16 (Greece)
Iliana Fokianaki (25 May) When I was there, you had already left. In: City 210, p. 45 (Greece)
Daphe Dragona (May) In: Velvet Magazine, p. 30 (Greece)
Iliana Fokianaki (18 May) B.I.G Transparent In: City 210, p. 46 (Greece)
Patricia Gianopoulou (11 May) In: Lifo Magazine, p.29 (Greece)
Avgoustinos Zenakos (29 April) Transparent, In: To Vima (Greece)