Marilena Aligizaki was born in Athens in 1984. She studied Conservation of Antiquities and Fine Art at TEI of Athens and later Painting at the School of Fine Arts in Athens. In 2012 she received a scholarship for an ERASMUS semester in the department of Art Plastique of the university Paris8, in Paris. In 2015 she received a annual scholarship, at the university of Bauhaus, in Weimar, in the department MFA-Program, Public Art and New Artistic Strategies. In 2016 she graduated from the Master of Fine Arts (MFA), at the Athens School of Fine Arts. Since 2017 she is a PhD student at the School of Fine Arts in Athens (PhD title: The political aspects of the football phenomenon and its aesthetic expression through the fans’ identities), under scholarship from State Scholarships Foundation (IKY).
Working in the field of public art with installations, performance and video. Marilena Aligizaki explores the limits of human existence and sets focus of a new fluid scape, such as sports, which is stimulating the formation of new attitudes and behaviors which are aspiring to emerge and to express the underlying tensions within contemporary society among the multiplicity and fragmentation of its language. Except the public actions, her installations incorporate drawings, screen prints, videos and writings.
She has participated in several group exhibitions in Europe. She lives and works in Athens
Βorn in Athens, 1982. He studied Archeology and Art History at the University of Athens (2005) and Visual Arts at the School of Fine Arts (2012). In 2010, through a European exchange program he attended courses at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (at the department in situ3). In 2016 he completed his MA in Art in Context at Berlin University of the Arts with the support of Vicatos Βequest of the School of Fine Arts. Since 2011 he has been founding member of the artist-run group Campus Novel. He has participated in several shows, workshops, in Greece and abroad. In 2018 awarded Fellow for the 1st Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship Program-ARTWORKS. Since 2011 he has been founding member of the artist-run group Campus Novel. Currently he runs in collaboration with Ino Varvariti the research project phantom investigations. He has participated in several shows, workshops, lectures and residencies in Greece and abroad.
Eva Giannakopoulou, grew up in Ithaca, Greece and she is currently residing in Athens where she works. In the past she has lived in Naples, Barcelona, Istanbul, Berlin and in other places depending on the circumstances.
She has performed and exhibited in museums, institutions, galleries, festivals, impromptu stages and other public or unconventional sites in Greece, Mexico, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey and Serbia including Benaki Museum, Athens (The Same River Twice, 2019 and The Equilibrists, 2016, both organized by The New York Museum, New York and the DESTE Foundation), Athens Biennale 2018: ANTI and Athens Biennale 2015-2017 OMONOIA (2016), Material Art Fair (Mexico City, 2017), Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin (solo show, 2015), MPA-B, Berlin (2015 and 2014), Excentricités 3 and 6 Performance Festival, Besançon (2015 and 2012), Action Field KODRA, Thessaloniki (2012), 3rd Art Biennale MIET, Thessaloniki (2011). She has studied History of Art in Italy, Fine Arts in Greece and was recipient of IKY (State Scholarships Foundation) and Vikatos scholarships for her Masters “Space Strategies” at the Art Academy Weiβensee, Berlin, graduating in 2015 with honours under A. Creischer, A. Siekmann and K. Wildner. She has co-curated and co-organised art projects and performative events, while in 2013-2014, she was a co-labourer of the MPA-B (Month of Performance Art, Berlin). Eva was member of TWIXTlab, a space operating in-between, art, anthropology and the everyday. In January 2019 she co-founds Most Mechanics Are Crooks, an artistic and curatorial band that aims to reclaim insincerity as a tool of progressive discourse.
Sofia Grigoriadou is Phd candidate in Social Anthropology (Panteion University, Athens), researching contemporary art in Skopje and in Athens and the ways it relates to the city. She holds an MFA degree from the Athens School of Fine Arts. She is a graduate of the A.S.F.A. (2013) and the Philosophical, Pedagogical and Psychological Department of the University of Athens (2006). She has participated in various exhibitions, conferences, research and artistic projects in Athens, Edinburgh, Istanbul, Skopje, and Beirut. She has curated, co-curated and co-organised artistic projects and exhibitions. She has organised and carried out artistic workshops and educational programs, and she has assisted at the A´painting workshop, ASFA. She collaborates with artists and anthropologists in the framework of TWIXTlab, an art project situated in between contemporary art, anthropology and the everyday.
Fotini Gouseti (http://www.fotinigouseti.com/) is a visual artist and a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology of the University of Thessaly, Greece. She holds a B.F.A. in Painting and a B.F.A. in Printmaking from the Athens School of Fine Arts (Greece) and an M.F.A. from the Dutch Art Institute (the Netherlands). Gouseti’s artistic practice and academic research explore the role of art in society. She is mainly interested in the ways society evolves on collective trauma. Her work focuses on such issues as divided memory, gender, class and the local versus the Other. Gouseti is the initiator of the art project Renkonto. For the past few years she has also been engaged in the research projects The Present as a Result of the Past. The diverse artistic outcome of her projects is presented in various artistic and academic contexts worldwide. Her doctoral studies are funded by the Greek State’s Scholarship Foundation (I.K.Y.).
Dimitra Kondylatou has studied in the Dutch Art Institute (MA) and in the Athens School of Fine Arts. She has followed courses in ARTESIS Hogeschool in Antwerp with Erasmus scholarship and in the Foundation Course of Central Saint Martins. In 2019 she was awarded the ARTWORKS Fellowship by SNF. From 2007-2011 she was receiving the annual scholarship from IKY (State Scholarships Foundation) for her studies in ASFA. From 2012 to 2018 she had been updating her research on art and tourism through her professional, seasonal occupation, as manager and worker of the neion guesthouse in Lefkada. From 2015 to 2017 she initiated and organised the residential project The island-resignified, that she hosted at neion. In 2017 to 2018 she was member on board of TWIXTlab, Athens. Since 2008 she has participated in and organised group exhibitions, workshops and conferences in Greece and abroad.
Jenny Marketou is a Greek visual artist, writer and educator, living and working between New York and Athens. Marketou is internationally recognized for her experimental research-based art projects, architectural enviroments , public actions , publications, and curriculum development that deal with a wide range of media and disciplines with an emphasis on social and environmental justice to investigate some of the most urgent sociopolitical and economic issues of the present. She is currently focusing on art practices that expand beyond the art/design realm to become policies, associations, groups, or other sustainable social or political structures and practices, with the aim of translating the results into pedagogical strategies.
Marketou is the co editor with Stephanie Bailey ,chief editor Ocula Art Magazine, of the special publication Organizing from Below/HOW Assemblies Matter? 2017 , Naked Punch Publishers which provides the theoretical bases for her project HOW Assemblies Matter? 2016 commissioned by Neon/Outset for the 6th Biennial of Athens, OMONOIA. She contributed to The School of Everything, 2017 ,Futura Publishers , Athens ,Greece and Perform Interdependency, 2017 a collaboration with the Kunsthochschule Kassel and the Arts and Media at Zurich University of Arts and ASFA, Kassel University Press GmbH and More Art In the Public Eye ,2019, Duke University Press. She authored with her photographs and interviews The Great Longing : The Greeks of Astoria, Queens , Kedros Publishers, Athens, Greece.
Marketou participated in international exhibitions including ; Radiator Gallery, LIC,New York; Parliament of Bodies, Documenta 14, Athens/Kassel; The High Line ,New York; Artium Museum, Spain ; Museum Tinguely,Basel ; Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn,Estonia; ZKM, Karlsruhe; New Museum,New York ; Reina Sofia ,Madrid; The Queens Museum; Apex Art, New York; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Massachusetts ; Krannert Art Museum (KAM)University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ;The National Museum of Contemporary Art ,EMST,Athens,Greece; 1st Biennial of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia; 5th & 6th Athens Biennial ; Biennial of Valencia. She represented Greece in the Biennial of Sao Paolo ,Brazil and Manifesta, International European Biennial.
Marketou has taught at Cooper Union School of Art in New York, at California Institute for the Arts, (CalArts) Valencia,CA, the School of Fine Arts (ASFA) in Athens ,Greece and as of Fall 2020 she is teaching at The New School for Social research in New York City.
Vassilis Noulas is a theatre director, visual artist and founding member of the performance group Nova Melancholia. He studied Drama at the University of Athens, Visual Arts at the ASFA and pursued postgraduate studies at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3. His work has been presented at the Athens Festival, the Onassis Cultural Center, the National Opera House, the Athens Biennale, as well as in squats, apartments and self-managed spaces. He is the author of five books of poetry and small prose. “The Lair”, first feature film, a coproduction the Greek Film Center, premiered at the Thessaloniki Film Festival 2019. In the recent years he has taken part in several bottom-up city movements: Mavili Collective, Theatre Embros Occupancy, Green Park Occupancy. He has been collaborating since 2014 with Kostas Tzimoulis on their joint visual project VASKOS (two solo exhibitions, art publication “VASKOS”, participation at the Athens Photo Festival 2019 at Benaki Museum, curating of the group exhibition “Upper Lane, Lower Lane” at EIGHT, 2020). Since 2019 he belongs at the creative team of EIGHT – a critical institute for arts and politics.
Born in Athens, Greece. Her work mainly refers to the tracking of time, to the human voice and to handwriting. Usually her work combines documentary features such as interviews, or recordings of people with particular codes of communication and behaviors. She also works with video / soundwalks. She has presented her work in solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. She is a founding member of the Errands group. She studied Painting and Sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Arts, attended C.A.V.S., ΜΙΤ and holds a PhD from the School of Architecture, N.T.U.A. She is an Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture, N.T.U.A., she lives and works in Athens, Greece.
Throughout Yiannis Pappas’ work runs a deep fascination for the relation between space and the human body in natural and urban environments. Underscored by a critical interest in space, as sites of physical and symbolic enactment, his artistic work and research explore how different places are sustained collectively and individually throughout history. Yiannis studied sculpture and photography at the Athens School of Fine Arts and at the University of the Arts in Berlin (UdK). Awarded by the Academy of Athens and by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) he completed the artistic and scientific MA “Space Strategies” at the Academy of Arts Weißensee in Berlin. His art-based researches have been assigned by the Goethe Institute and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) through interdisciplinary projects in Asia and Middle East. His resonant and visual language includes video work, photography, performative, and installative practices, all of which bear the signs of Pappas’ anthropological and phenomenological approach toward his subjects. He’ s been invited to exhibit internationally through Europe, Asia, Middle East, South and North America (Biennale of Architecture Venice, Bangkok Art Biennale, Athens Biennale, Berlin Biennale and more) while he attracted the attention of the worldwide press (CNN, New York Times, Art Foroum etc), have given his effort positive reviews. Yiannis Pappas is a visual and performance artist based in Berlin, was born in the ostracism island of Patmos in 1978.
Kostas Tzimoulis is a visual artist based in Athens. He studied visual arts at the Athens School of Fine Arts and pursued postgraduate studies at Westminster University, London and the Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem. He has presented six solo exhibitions in Athens, Thessaloniki, Belgrade and Serajevo. Since 2014, he has been collaborating with Vassilis Noulas in their common visual project VASKOS (two solo exhibitions, art publication “VASKOS”, participation at the Athens Photo Festival 2019 at Benaki Museum, curating of the group exhibition “Upper Lane, Lower Lane” at EIGHT, 2020). He is a member of the theatre performance collective Nova Melancholia. He was an active member of the Green Park cultural occupancy (2015-2017) and co-organized together with Gigi Argyropoulou and Vassilis Noulas the DIY Performance Biennial “No Future” (Green Park Athens & Kythira, June 2016). Since 2019 he belongs at the creative team of EIGHT – a critical institute for arts and politics.
Ino Varvariti was born in Athens in 1979. She studied Chemistry at the University of Athens, at the Athens School of Fine Arts (2003-2009) and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. In 2014 she completed her masters degree MΑ “Art in Context“ at the University of the Arts Berlin. During her studies she was scholarship recipient of the Vikatos Scholarship of the Athens School of Fine Arts. In 2012 she was awarded with the Valabus Prize of the Spyropoulos Foundation for her artistic post-graduate practice. Since 2011 she is a founding member of the artist group Campus Novel. Currently she runs in collaboration with Giannis Delagrammatikas the research project phantom investigations.She has participated in numerous group shows, residencies and workshops in Greece and abroad. Selectively mentioned: Der Standpunkt war nur ein Aussichtspunkt, PROGR Galerie, Bern (2018), Imgained Homes, 6th Thessaloniki Biennale (2017), Errors Allowed, Mediterranea 16 Young Artist Biennial, Αncona (2013), Εndstation Paradies, Berlin (2012), Drawing Room, Nicosia (2011), Monodrome 3rd Athens Biennale (2011). Her works are in various public and private collections.
Campus Novel is an artist run group that was founded in November 2011. The group focuses on several aspects of the archaeology of the present as part of a retrospective practice seeking for new signifiers. Campus Novel projects encompass elements from different fields in order to suggest a dialectic form, free from any preallocated meaning. Campus Novel are Giannis Cheimonakis, Giannis Delagrammatikas, Foteini Palpana, Yiannis Sinioroglou and Ino Varvariti.