Born in Kavala, Greece.
Lives and works in Athens and Chania, Crete.


In her work, a personal experience or event, real or imaginary, is the starting point for fragments' stitching and the composition of tales, where the irrational, the reasonable, the uncanny and the secret may coexist harmoniously.

Founder of Chora Atelier.


EDUCATION

2016 - 2019 
Instead IV: Parapoesis, Postgraduate Program, Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
2011 - 2015
Stereosis School of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece

2011 - 2011 
Faculty of Fine Arts, Erasmus Program, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

2007 - 2015
Faculty of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece 


AWARDS

2022     FUTURES, nominated by VOID
2020     Artworks SNF - Artist Fellowship
2019     Extinction: The world without us, Urbanautica
2018     30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2018, Artpil + Photo Boite
2017     Winner at Summer Call, Phroom
2017     Young Greek Photographer, APhF17


CURATION

2024    ΣΤΗΜΟΝΙ / STIMONI group exhibition, MISC gallery, Athens, GR
2023    COLD TURKEY solo exhibition, Photographic Encounters, Hammam, Chania, GR
2021    ΔΑΙΔΑΛΑ / DAEDALA installation, Anoixta Pania, Yiali Tzami [Mosque], Chania, GR


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2023    Cold Turkey, Photographic Encounters, Ottoman Hammam Katre Street, Chania, GR
2023    Cold Turkey, Photopolis Festival, Old Municipal Market, Agrinio, GR
2022    Expressions of Light, Katikies Garden, Fira, Santorini, GR
2021    ΔΑΙΔΑΛΑ / DAEDALA, installation, Anoixta Pania, Yiali Tzami, Chania, GR
2021    Pendulum, ‘Open circle, Lived relation’, Festival Panoràmic, Granollers, SP
2021    Cold Turkey, Photobook Boom: The Greek Case, Photobiennale, Thessaloniki, GR
2021    Pendulum, Le Livre Sur La Place, Palais de Gouvernement, Nancy, FR
2021    Athens Art Book Fair, with Zoetrope, Municipal Market, Kypseli, Athens, GR
2019    Pendulum, Photobook Exhibition, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, GR
2019    Plateau 034 / An exploration of Greek self-published photobook, Zoetrope, Athens, GR
2019    Young Greek Photographers | 2010-2018, MoMus Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, GR
2018    30 Under 30 Women Photographers 2018, Galerie Claude Samuel, Paris, FR
2018    Cold Turkey, Circulation(s): Young European Photography Festival, Paris, FR
2018    Pendulum, Critical Archives III: Identities,  Medphoto Festival, CCA, Rethymno, GR
2017    Cold Turkey, Crete: Stories from the Edge, Medphoto Festival,  Herakleio, GR
2017    ‘The Sense of an Ending’,  CAN Gallery, Athens, GR
2017    Young Greek Photographers, Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens, GR


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Efsyn - Newspaper of the Editors, November 2023
Kapa Magazine - Kathimerini #971, January 2022
Lifo #670, January 2021
Exantas #30, December 2019
Urbanautica - Extinction: The world without us, 2019
C41 Magazine #8 - Memory, July 2019
Chronostasis - Giorgos Varoutas, by ReR Megacorp, January 2018
Camera Infinita #6, January 2018
Square Magazine #803, October 2017
Life Sideways Magazine #4, December 2014


SELECTED INTERVIEWS

Chaniotika Nea / by Dimitris Maridakis / Gr / 2023
Cercle Magazine / by Louise Cronenberger / En - Fr / 2023
Artworks Medium / by Christina Petkopoulou / En / 2023
All cities are beautiful / by Alexandre Kurek / En / 2022
Pellicola Magazine / by Costanza Francesconi / En / 2019
It’s Nice That / by Rebecca Irvin / En / 2019
Poli - K / by Ioannis Kontos / Gr / 2019
Urbanautica / by Georges Salameh / En / 2019
Beater / by Sofia Topi / Gr / 2019
Photologio/ by Kelly Andreadi / Gr / 2018
Foto Room / by Graziano Ferri / En / 2017


SELECTED PRESS

Grandmama’s Print
The Greek Foundation
Edge of Humanity
GUP Magazine
Phroom Magazine
Current Athens
Lifo 1 & 2
Then There Was Us
Kaltblut Magazine
Phases
Aldebaran
Musée Magazine
Booooooom
iGNANT
Artistas Sean Unidos
PHOSmag
Contributor Magazine
Kiosk der Demokratie
C41 Magazine
Another Place Magazine
Positive Magazine


RESIDENCY

2021    5th Artists in Residency, Eagles Palace, Chalkidiki, GR



PRESENTATIONS

28-10-2023   Photopolis Festival, Agrinio, GR
11-01-2023   A Tale of Two Cities, Center of Mediterranean Architecture, Chania, GR
23-11-2022   A Tale of Two Cities, Fahrenheit 451, Athens, GR
29-02-2021   MISC Gallery, Athens, GR
09-01-2020   Stegi, Kavala, GR
26-09-2019   Libreria Polarville, L’Aquila, IT
09-05-2019   Grace, Athens, GR
19-04-2019   Stereosis School of Photography, Thessaloniki, GR


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