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Aristotelis Sarrikostas
Katerina Samara

Katerina Samara was born in Larissa, Greece, in 1988. She graduated from Photography and Audiovisual Art Department of Technological Educational Institute of Athens in 2012 and she completed her Masters of Art in Public Spheres at Ecole Cantonale d’ Art du Valais in Sierre, Switzerland, in 2014 for which she also received the prize of the city of Sierre 2014. She works with photography, video but also installations made from objects, embroideries and threads. She is interested in artistic research, writing and collaboration. During 2015-2016 she worked at “Atelier Tremplin” on her research project on family and memory in the Artistic and Cultural Centre of Sion “Ferme-Asile” which led her to her first solo exhibition “Le goût de la mémoire”. The “BEA for young artists” foundation supported this residency. In 2021 she obtains the Research Schorlaship of Canton du Valais. She participated to collective and solo exhibitions in Switzerland and Greece. Her works are part of public and private collections. Katerina is an engaged artist, member of Visarte Valais, professional association of artists, and committee member. Currently, she lives in Athens and works between, Switzerland and Greece. 

Ioanna Sakellaraki

Ioanna Sakellaraki (b.1989) is a Greek visual artist and researcher. She was recently awarded a Doctoral Scholarship for undertaking her PhD in Art after graduating with an MA Photography from the Royal College of Art. She is the recipient of The Royal Photographic Society Bursary Award 2018 and was the winner of a Sony World Photography Award in 2020. In 2019, she was awarded with the Reminders Photography Stronghold Grant in Tokyo and the International Photography Grant Creative Prize. Nominations include: the Inge Morath Award by Magnum Foundation in USA, the Prix HSBC, the Prix Levallois and the Prix Voies Off in France. Her work has been exhibited internationally in art festivals and galleries with recent solo shows in Melbourne, Tokyo, Belfast, Braga and Berlin. Her projects have been featured in magazines such as The New Yorker, TIME, Aesthetica and Wallpaper and journals including The Guardian, Financial Times and Deutsche Welle. She has been invited as a guest speaker in the Martin Parr Foundation and the London Institute of Photography amongst others. Her monograph ‘The Truth is in the Soil’ is published by London- based publisher GOST Books.

Periklis Alkidis

Pericles Alkidis, born in Athens – Greece, 1953. He studied Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Parallel to his professional carrier mostly as a medical imaging engineer, he was seriously involved with photography as a personal need for expression. His first serious attempt to photograph was in 1980-81 with the series “Army portraits” during the period of his military obligations. He is more recognized for his ongoing life project which is broadly entitled “Family Portraits” (1986 – 2016), a conscious autobiographic exploration of personal identity. He has extensively shown his work in solo and group exhibitions. Member of the Photography Centre of Athens since 1987.

Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer

Cooper & Gorfer comprises the artists Sarah Cooper (US, SE, 1974) and Nina Gorfer (AT, 1979). Their work centers around themes of illusion, memory and dislocation, illustrating the malleability of identity through layered pictorial collages of the female experience.

The artist duo is known for their distinct hybrid portraits of women and immersive worlds with socio-political undertones. Using a point of departure in photography, their work ranges from physically layered collages with painted and embroidered materials, to photographs of disassembled images in different states of ephemeral montage. The complexities of their subjects are reflected in the process and the fragmentation of the artwork’s surfaces.

Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer reimagine the tradition of portraiture by visually examining and deconstructing the narrative layers of those they portray. As much audience as creators, the artists’ own experiences are intertwined with that of the protagonist, resulting in images in which several epochs are simultaneously present. Like art history’s Mannerists and Surrealists, Cooper & Gorfer strain observable reality through a filter of memories, moods and wounds.

Cooper & Gorfer began their collaboration in 2006. They live and work in Sweden. Their artwork has been widely exhibited at museums including: Hasselblad Center, NOMA New Orleans Museum of Art, Nuuk Art Museum in Greenland, The National Museum of Photography Copenhagen, MAK Frankfurt, The Arctic Conference St. Petersburg, and Fotografiska, amongst others. Cooper & Gorfer’s work is included in several private and museum collections, including the National Gallery of Iceland. Alongside their artwork, The artist duo design accompanying monographs. They have been awarded the German Photo Book Award in 2018 for their book I Know Not These My Hands (2017 Kehrer Verlag). Their film, Between These Folded Walls, Utopia, was given honorary mention for the Short Award at Tempo Documentary Film Festival in 2021.

Gallery Representation:
Larsen Warner // www.larsenwarner.com
Jackson Fine Art // www.jacksonfineart.com

 

Links

CNN

The Guardian

Human Rights Watch


Cooper & Gorfer
Curriculum Vitae

 

ART SERIES & MURALS

2020 When We Are Giant (first phase of The Hysteria Project)
2017 – 20 Between These Folded Walls, Utopia (book, film and exhibition)
(honorable mention Arnold Newman Prize, 2022)
2013 – 17 I Know not These My Hands, the Argentina Volume (book, film and exhibition)
2015 – 16 Interruptions, the Sápmi Volume (book, film and exhibition)
2012 – 14 The Weather Diaries, for the Nordic Fashion Biennale (book, film and exhibition)
2007 – 11 My Quiet of Gold, the Kyrgyzstan Volume (book and exhibition)
2008 – 10 Latent Now, the Qatar Volume (exhibition)
Memory Between Desert and Sea – CMUQ Doha, Qatar (collaborative public mural with Douglas Cooper)
2005 – 08 In a House of Snow, the Iceland Volume (book and exhibition)

 

LITERATURE

2021 Between These Folded Walls, Utopia, international book release, Max Ström
(2nd Prize IPA 2022, winner Svensk Bokkonst 2021, 2nd Prize TIFA 2021)
2017 I Know not These My Hands, Volume 04 Argentina, international bok release, Kehrer Verlag
(winner German Photobook Award 2018)
2016 Interruptions, Volume 03 Sápmi, international book release, distribution Thames & Hudson
2014 The Weather Diaries, for the Nordic Fashion Biennale, international book release, Die Gestalten Verlag
2011 My Quiet of Gold, Volume 02 Kyrgyzstan, international book release, Die Gestalten Verlag
(selected Svensk Bokkonst)
2008 SEEK Volume 01 Iceland, international book release, Die Gestalten Verlag
(selected Svensk Bokkonst)

 

FILMS

2020 The Eternal Play, artwork / video installation
Between These Folded Walls, UTOPIA, short documentary, directed by Cooper & Gorfer, produced with Fotografiska (shortlisted Tempo Documentary Film Festival 2021)
2017 Interruptions, short documentary, directed by Cooper & Gorfer, produced with Konstmuseet i Norr I Know not These My Hands, short documentary, directed by Cooper & Gorfe, produced with Fotografiska
2014 The Weather Diaries, short documentary, directed by Cooper & Gorfer, produced with Nordic House Iceland

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023 Jackson Fine Art (Atlanta, USA): selection of work
2022 Fotografiska Tallinn (Stockholm, Sweden): Between These Folded Walls, Utopia
Larsen Warner (Stockholm, Sweden): When We Are Giant
2021 Fotografiska Stockholm (Stockholm, Sweden): Between These Folded Walls, Utopia
RØROS Museum (Røros, Norway): Interruptions
2020 Fotografiska New York (New York, USA): Between These Folded Walls, Utopia
Katrineholms Konsthall (Katrineholm, Sweden): I Know Not These My Hands
2019 Lidköpings Konsthall (Lidköping, Sweden): Interruptions
World Culture Museum (Gothenburg, Sweden): Interruptions
Arctic Conference (St. Petersburgh, Russia): Interruptions
2018 RosPhoto (St. Petersburg, Russia): selected works, The Weather Diaries & Interruptions
Christian Larsen (Stockholm, Sweden): Utopia or the Mistake of the Intellect
Strandverket (Marstrand, Sweden): I Know Not These My Hands
2017 Borås Textilmuseet (Borås, Sweden): The Weather Diaries
Ajtte (Jokkmokk, Sweden): Interruptions
Fotografiska (Stockholm, Sweden): I Know Not These My Hands
Market Stockholm, selected works, represented by Christian Larsen                                                                                            Kvinnohistoriskt Museum (Umeå, Sweden): Interruptions
2016 Vienna Contemporary, selected works, represented by Christian Larsen
Konstmuseet i Norr (Kiruna, Sweden): Interruption
2015 Konsthallen Lokstallet (Strömstad, Sweden): artist of the year: The Long Moment
2014 Halmstads Konsthall (Halmstad, Sweden): selected works: The Long Moment
Christian Larsen (Stockholm, Sweden): I Know not These My Hands & The Weather Diaries
National Museum of Photography (Copenhagen, Denmark): The Weather Diaries
2013 Nordic House (Reykjavik, Iceland): The Long Moment
2012 The Armory Show, Art Brussels, Market Art Fair Stockholm, selected works, represented by Christian Larsen
Dunkers (Helsingborg, Sweden): selected works from 4 volumes: The Long Moment
Luleå Konsthall (Luleå, Sweden): My Quiet of Gold
Västerås Konstmuseum (Västerås, Sweden): My Quiet of Gold
2011 Gestalten Space (Berlin, Germany): selection of My Quiet of Gold
Hasselblad Center (Gothenburg, Sweden): My Quiet of Gold
2010 Christian Larsen (Stockholm, Sweden): selected works: Under Nomadic Surfaces
2008 Kulturhuset Stockholm Galleri 03 (Stockholm, Sweden): In a House of Snow
Bridge Art Fair New York, selected works
2007 Art Basel Miami, selected works

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 PhEST (Monopoli, IT): group exhibition
Fresno Art Museum (Fresno, CA, US): group exhibition, A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes
2021 National Gallery Faroe Islands (Tórshavn, Faroe Islands): group exhibition, selected works, The Weather Diaries
2020 Göteborgs Konstmuseum (Gothenburg, Sweden): group exhibition, Art Nouveau: From Larsson to Zappa
2019 Landesgalerie Linz (Linz, Austria): group exhibition, Mode Momente. Fotografinnen im Fokus
Festival La Gacilly Baden Photo (Baden, Austria): group exhibition
Museum of Applied Art and Design (Vilnius, Lithuania): group exhibition, The Weather Diaries, curated by C&G
Museum of Popular Culture (Seattle, USA): group exhibition, A Queen Within: Adorned Archetypes
212 Photography Festival (Istanbul, Turkey): group exhibition, selected works, Interruptions
Latvian Museum of Art (Riga, Latvia): group exhibition, The Weather Diaries, curated by C&G
2017 Borås Textilmuseet (Borås, Sweden): group exhibition, The Weather Diaries, curated by C&G
American Swedish Institute (Minneapolis, US): group exhibition, The Weather Diaries, curated by C&G
Avesta Art (Avesta, Sweden): group exhibition
2016 Nordic House Iceland (Reykjavik, Iceland): group exhibition, The Weather Diaries, curated by C&G
Nordic Hertiage Museum (Seattle, US): group exhibition, The Weather Diaries, curated by C&G
Danish Cultural Center (798 Int.Arts District, Beijing, China): group exhibition, The Weather Diaries, curated by C&G
2015 CODA Museum of Modern Art (Apeldoorn, Netherlands): group exhibition, The Weather Diaries, curated by C&G
Liljevalchs (Stockholm, Sweden): group exhibition, Utopian Bodies – Fashion Looks Forward
Nordic House Faroe Islands (Tórshavn, Faroe Islands): group exhibition, The Weather Diaries
Lentos Museum of Contemporary Art (Linz, Austria): group exhibition, Love and Loss
2014 Strandverket (Marstrand, Sweden): group exhibition, Vintersalongen
Nordic Light Festival (Kristiansund, Norway): group exhibition, The Long Moment
Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt (Germany): group exhibition, curated by C&G for the Nordic Fashion
Biennale, The Weather Diaries
2009 International Art Biennial, Hasselblad Center (Gothenburg, Sweden): group exhibition, Latent Now
2007 De Young Museum (San Francisco, USA): group exhibition

Gallery Representation:
Larsen Warner // www.larsenwarner.com
Jackson Fine Art // www.jacksonfineart.com

SARAH COOPER
Date of Birth 20.08.1974
Place of Birth Frankfurt, Germany
Nationality American, Swedish

Education
2004-06 MFA, University of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden
1992-96 BFA in art photography, Syracuse University, Syracuse, USA
1990-92 Manchester Craftmans Guild studies in art photography: Pittsburgh, PA, USA

NINA GORFER
Date of Birth 15.06.1979
Place of Birth Vienna, Austria
Nationality Austrian

Education
2004-06 MFA, University of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, Sweden
2000-04 Architecture, University of Applied Arts, Studio Zaha Hadid, Vienna, Austria
1999-00 Photography, Grafische BVL, Vienna, Austria
1997-99 Architecture, Technical University Vienna, Austria

Noemi Comi

Noemi Comi (1996) is a visual artist and conceptual photographer born in Catanzaro (Italy). Noemi studied photography at LABA (Libera Accademia di Belle Arti) Florence, where she graduated with Honorable Mention. She is actually enrolled at Brera Academy (Milan).
Her photography is constantly evolving and follows a multidisciplinary path. She wants to combine art and science trying to break down any taboo. Her works conform to a well-defined aesthetic, dominated by strong colors and surreal atmospheres.

 

 

Website: noemicomi.com

Instagram: noemicomi

Christos Dikeakos

Christos Dikeakos is a Canadian artist of Greek origin. Born in 1946 in Thessaloniki, where his father was working as an engineer at Ifanet industry, he moved to Vancouver at the age of nine. There, he studied Art and Art History at the University of British Columbia, where he met Sophie, his partner in life ever since. Dikeakos has contributed significantly to the development of the Vancouver Photoconceptualism “school”. In his work, he continually delves into local histories, the conditions of modernity and the socio-economic relations of specific places. His work has been exhibited extensively in Canada and internationally.

During his photographic project Sites and Place Names (1991, 2015) he became the first Canadian artist who photographed North American urbanscapes in order to engage in the pre-colonial histories of the place. The project expanded to Athens, Berlin, Saskatoon, and Thessaloniki. More recently, Dikeakos created the traveling exhibition Pâtisserie Duchamp / Puis-je fumer? (2011) for the McMaster Museum of Art, in which he unfolded his 40-year-old interest in the work and thoughts of Marcel Duchamp. In this project, he combined drawing, collage, sculpture, and photography, drawing on the tradition of the French American artist. Soon after, Nature Morte (2014) gave an in-depth representation of the economic and environmental issues of the Apple Orchards in the southern Okanagan region of British Columbia. Combined with photographic series such as Urban Nomadic Homelessness (2005-2009), it becomes obvious that Dikeakos’ intention has always been to raise issues on the social and historical complexities of the urban inhabitations, and the nature of progress as opposed to the culture of the First People.

Alongside his artistic practices, Dikeakos and his family opened the restaurant Kozmas in 1982 in Vancouver, the first Greek restaurant in the city to seek out authentic Greek cuisine. It became a success and a home for artists as Dikeakos, his wife Sophie and his sister Alexandra brought forward a quality of hospitality that go in line with his stance towards art, its social role, and the indigenous tradition.

In 2000, Dikeakos collaborated with architect Noel Best on a public commission in Vancouver, The Lookout. Today, his work is held in public collections such as the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Vorres Art Museum in Greece.

 

 

Website: Christos Dikeakos

Alfonso Vidal-Quadras

Alfonso Vidal-Quadras was born in Barcelona in 1975. After graduating in Advertising and PR at the university he turned his eyes to photography. Since then, he is on a constant search and exploration of beauty through simplicity, always trying to apply that aesthetic in his works – mainly beauty, body and portrait- and in personal projects.

He is curious about showing people and scenes in a different way, obsessed with structure, graphic form and the possibility of conveying emotion through still images.

After having lived in London and Munich, he is currently based in Barcelona.

 

 

Website: AlfonsoVQ

Instagram: alfonsovq_photo

Προβολές Ταινιών Εδεσσαϊκού Φεστιβάλ Ψηφιακών Ταινιών Μικρού Μήκους
Το Φεστιβάλ Ψηφιακών Ταινιών Μικρού Μήκους Έδεσσας εγκαινιάζει την συνεργασία του με το Photometria Photography Center με μία προβολή 10 ταινιών από το αρχείο του.

Προβολή:
29 Μαΐου 2023, στις 21:00
Είσοδος:
2€
Διεύθυνση:
21ης Φεβρουαρίου 184, Photometria Photography Center

Οι ταινίες που θα παρουσιαστούν:
– 12 ΦΩΝΕΣ ΣΕ ΜΙΑ
Της Μαρίας Σαμσάκη, 7’52”
– ALONE
Του Φώτη Κελεπούρη, 7’08”
– ATHAME
Του Δημήτρη Καρά, 13’15”
– THE DAILY CELL
Του Στέργιου Σαμσάκη, 2’31”
– ΤΟ ΚΟΥΤΙ
Του Άρη Δελιγιαννίδη, 12’50”
– UNDER
Του Φίλιππου Ρουμελιώτη, 2’02”
– ΑΛΚΟΟΛ
Του Αλέξανδρου Στουγιαννίδη, 21’35”
– ΔΙΑΔΡΟΜΕΣ
Του Αντώνη Κυριτσάνη, 9’07”
– ΜΠΑΝΤΙ
Του Νίκου Δελιγεωργίδη, 8’55”
– ΣΠΑΣΕ ΤΗΝ ΣΙΩΠΉ
Του Βαγγέλη Καλαιτζή, 12’04”
Έκθεση φωτογραφίας “STILL HUMAN” του Μιχάλη Πατσούρα

Το Photometria Photography Center – PPC στο πλαίσιο της συνεργασίας του με το Athens Photo World παρουσιάζει την έκθεση “STILL HUMAN” του φωτογράφου Μιχάλη Πατσούρα, νικητή του βραβείου APW 2022!

 

Εγκαίνια:

Σάββατο 6 Μαΐου στις 20:00

Διάρκεια έκθεσης:

6 Μαΐου – 4 Ιουνίου 2023

Είσοδος:

Δωρεάν

Ωράριο λειτουργίας:

Πέμπτη – Κυριακή: 17:00 – 21:00


 

“Still human”

 

Τον Στάθη και τη Σύλβια τους γνώρισα τυχαία, μέσω ενός κοινού φίλου, που θεώρησε ότι η ζωή και το περιβάλλον μέσα στο οποίο κινούνταν θα είχε για μένα φωτογραφικό ενδιαφέρον. Και πράγματι, ο καμβάς της ζωής τους, αν και κατεστραμμένος, έβγαλε υφές εξαιρετικά ενδιαφέρουσες, όπως και οι ίδιοι ως προσωπικότητες. Στους ανθρώπους αυτούς είδα ένα ζευγάρι που, όπως και πολλά άλλα ζευγάρια γύρω μας, μετά από χρόνια κοινής πορείας, παραμένουν σύντροφοι ο ένας για τον άλλον, συνοδοιπόροι που… μαζί δεν κάνουνε και χώρια δεν μπορούνε. Εκείνη, μια γυναίκα ερωτευμένη, γεμάτη ευαισθησίες, που της αρέσει να γράφει, να ακούει μουσική και να τον φροντίζει. Εκείνος, το αρσενικό, ο «κυνηγός», που (με τον δικό του τρόπο) θα φροντίσει τα προς το ζην, επιδιώκοντας να παραμείνει για πάντα ο ήρωάς της. Άνθρωπος δοτικός, που, παρά τις δυσκολίες που αντιμετωπίζουν, δεν έχει πρόβλημα να μοιραστεί μαζί σου ό,τι έχει, έτσι… για να σ’ ευχαριστήσει. Η φωτογράφιση πραγματοποιήθηκε σε διάστημα περίπου δυο ετών, την περίοδο της καραντίνας. Σε κάποια φάση το σπίτι τους κάηκε, με αποτέλεσμα για ένα μικρό διάστημα να ζουν ανάμεσα σε αποκαΐδια, από τα οποία τα μόνα πράγματα που σώθηκαν ήταν το κάδρο με το πορτραίτο της μητέρας του Στάθη, τα άλμπουμ με τις αναμνηστικές φωτογραφίες τους και ένας ασημένιος σταυρός, ενθύμιο από την περίοδο που ο Στάθης εργαζόταν ως αργυροχρυσοχόος. Η φωτογραφική ιστορία τελειώνει τη στιγμή που το ζευγάρι, μέσω ενός φίλου τους, βρίσκει κατάλυμα σε ένα τροχόσπιτο σε παραλιακή περιοχή της Αθήνας. Μπορεί στην κοινωνία που ζούμε ό,τι ενοχλεί να γίνεται αόρατο, ωστόσο άνθρωποι σαν κι αυτούς συνεχίζουν να υπάρχουν δίπλα μας, να δίνουν τον δικό τους αγώνα για επιβίωση και να παραμένουν άνθρωποι. Και έτσι θα πρέπει να τους αντιμετωπίζουμε, αποφεύγοντας περιττούς μελοδραματισμούς και βαρύγδουπα συμπεράσματα.


 

BIO

 

Ο Μιχάλης Πατσούρας είναι επαγγελματίας φωτογράφος με έδρα την Αθήνα. Σπούδασε φωτογραφία στις σχολές Focus (φωτογραφία & video art) 1990-93 και στην ελληνική ακαδημία Leica 1997-2000. Εργάστηκε ως δημόσιος υπάλληλος (1990-2000). Το 2000 παραιτήθηκε για να ασχοληθεί επαγγελματικά με τη φωτογραφία.

Εργάστηκε ως ελεύθερος επαγγελματίας με εκδοτικές ομάδες και διαφημιστικές εταιρείες. Από το 2013 έχει επικεντρωθεί σε μακροπρόθεσμα ανθρωποκεντρικά θέματα, εστιάζοντας σε σύγχρονα κοινωνικά ζητήματα. Ο τρόπος που του αρέσει να φωτογραφίζει είναι ο βιωματικός. Εργάστηκε ως καθηγητής φωτογραφίας στην Ελληνική Ακαδημία Leica (1997-2021). Είναι μέλος της Ένωσης Φωτορεπόρτερ Ελλάδος και μέλος του εποπτικού συμβουλίου του ΦΟΙΒΟΥ (Οργανισμός Συλλογικής Διαχείρισης δικαιωμάτων πνευματικής ιδιοκτησίας των φωτογράφων).

To 2022 του απονεμήθηκε το 1ο Βραβείο στον διαγωνισμό APW (Athens Photo World) του ιδρύματος Σταύρος Νιάρχος.

 

Ατομικές Εκθέσεις

2022: Φεστιβάλ Photometria

2022: Greece Tyrvee Gallery


 

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