Historian of art, curator of exhibitions, editions and collections. For the past 10 years she has collaborated with museums and other cultural institutions for the planning and production of over 40 exhibitions and cultural projects. Apart from the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art (Thessaloniki), an institution with which she collaborates on a regular basis, other public cultural organisms with which she has collaborated are: the State Museum of Contemporary Art – Costakis Collection, the Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art, the Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece, the Municipality Gallery of Thessaloniki, the Consulate of Greece in Milan, et al. She has also collaborated with private collectors for the documentation and curating of visual art and other collections. She has participated in symposia and meetings, in Greece and abroad, relative to cultural and artistic topics and writes on issues of history and theory of art, on art exhibitions and on museology. Since 2005 she is a member of numerous committees on visual arts and of artistic associations. In 2009, she was the editor of the jubilee volume “30 years Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art 1979-2009”.
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Michail Semoglou works as a calligrapher, type and typographic designer. He co-founded Cannot Not Design, a typographic design bureau, with Greek typographic designer Nicoletta Antonopoulou and Type Initiative with Chinese educator, type and typographic designer Keith Chi-hang Tam. Michail holds a BA in Communication Design from the Kent Institute of Art & Design and an MA in Typeface Design from the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading. He is a member of the Society of Scribes & Illuminators, the Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society, the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers & Teachers of Handwriting and the Typographic Circle. In addition, Michail gives lectures, runs numerous workshops and contributes articles to periodicals.
Contemporary Greek photography is not what one could characterize as ‘well known’ in today’s art scene but there are undoubtedly cases of Greek photographers who have attained in producing engrossing work and have managed to exhibit it abroad; one of these cases is that of the 40-year old Stratos Kalafatis. Kalafatis didn’t start out his career as a photographer but rather as an athlete who at some point in his life, out of luck, choice or coincidence decided to devote himself to the art of photography and has been doing that since 1993. One of his most original works is the entitled “Journal 1998-2002”, in summary a series of photographs of people, faces, animals, places and objects he took on the island of Skopelos within four years. Using a special technique, he transforms up to an extent, the real into the surreal, reminding us of the images we see while dreaming or even daydreaming. The invisible and usually ignored uniqueness of simple, ordinary moments of our lives reveal their concealed magic, the one we tend to beglect of forget. Stratos Kalafatis doesn’t keep a written diary; his diary is a picture one…
She collaborates with ArtBox (creative arts management), oriented towards planning, curating and organising contemporary visual arts events in Greece and internationally www.artbox.gr. For the past 5 years, she has been involved in organising, planning and curating visual arts exhibitions and events. She has also been the editor or coordinator for a number of exhibition catalogues and publications (Art Athina, international art fair of Athens 2008 catalogue; Action Field annual visual arts festival catalogues 2005-2008, Forum European Cultural Exchanges catalogues since 2005). Since 2003 she is a member of the organising team for Margaris Foundation, a non-profit venture run by a team of young arts professionals.
Awarded Interactive designer born in Thessaloniki Greece. He collaborates with Designers United since 2009. View his work at andefined.com.
Theo Gennitsakis is the founder and creative director of “Pressure”, a creative agency for fashion, luxury, art and music projects in Paris, collaborating with clients such as Vogue, Eurostar, Chanel, Adidas, Nike and many more.