expo

Artists have one vital need: to showcase their work. Some may have it due to a sense of pride, leading them to an eagerness to share with the (awaiting?) world. Others may have it due to a sense of insecurity, leading to seek confirmation and reassurance from the (demanding?) world. Whatever the case may be, an expo -personal or group- is the answer to this need. I have never pursued this route methodically; rather I stumbled upon it and was helped immensely by my friend and manager, Faye Kazantzidou, who was instrumental in helping me introduce my work to the public. It has been a modest show so far, but I loved every minute of it and I would very much like to keep showing my images to the public though traditional or not-so-traditional ways - for more on this, keep checking back here;). Two of my “expos” so far happened to take place in beautiful islands in the Aegean; not a bad place to exhibit at all! The third lives on the web, again not a bad place! As times goes by, I hope to be able to bring my images to (real) life, through expos in Greece and elsewhere and possibly through books.

WATCH THIS SPACE

Last year (2023) marked the start of a more extroverted course for me, with the showcasing of my work in Italy and Greece. This year, I will be showing in Italy for the second time and we still have more than half a year to go! Keep coming back for more information on this!

SIFNOS

For two consecutive years, 2015 and 2016, I was honored to be invited to a group exhibition in the island of Sifnos, called A Journey of Contemporary Art. Several Greek and French artists, mainly photographers and painters, were asked to exhibit their work along a walk path in the capital of Sifnos, prompting viewers to take the walk, although individual works and installations could be seen on a stand-alone basis as well. I found my work exhibited alongside the art created by extremely talented people and, since this was my first attempt at showcasing my images, it still holds a very dear place in my heart. Thanks Faye!

For two consecutive years, 2015 and 2016, I was honored to be invited to a group exhibition in the island of Sifnos, called A Journey of Contemporary Art. Several Greek and French artists, mainly photographers and painters, were asked to exhibit their work along a walk path in the capital of Sifnos, prompting viewers to take the walk, although individual works and installations could be seen on a stand-alone basis as well. I found my work exhibited alongside the art created by extremely talented people and, since this was my first attempt at showcasing my images, it still holds a very dear place in my heart. Thanks Faye!

SERIFOS

When the Coralli Holidays hotel in Serifos decided it was time for a major renovation of its facilities, I was asked to contribute about 40 of my images for a standing expo. I happily obliged and more than five years later, these same images are still greeting its customers in every room and other places within the complex. A standing expo like this is a different beast altogether, as images must have no real time signature, in order to withstand the test of time. Also, the fact that they are not all residing in the same space for the viewer to see as a body of work makes it even more interesting.

ARTSTEPS

During the pandemic, gallery going was not a priority for people, so I decided to try a virtual gallery to let them visit from the safety of home. I created a virtual expo with images from 3 UEX (Urban EXploration) projects with a common theme. I am sure that for us (old folk…) a virtual gallery is a novelty, but for younger generations for whom VR, AR and AI actually mean something, it is as legit as it gets;) You can walk the grounds and see this particular expo at Artsteps.

CASTIGLION FIORENTINO PHOTO FESTIVAL 2023

Castiglion Fiorentino is a small, picturesque town in Tuscany but for two weeks beginning on April 29th, it is home to the Castiglion Fiorentino Photo Festival. The CFPF is the brainchild of Antonio Manta, a gifted photographer, printer and photojournalist, who put it all together from vision to reality. Its aim is to promote photographic culture and to give unpublished photographers the chance to express themselves through their preferred medium and meet with the general public. I am deeply honored to be part of this year’s CFPF as one of two Greek photographers, with a series of images that strive to open a “dialog with the subconscious”. This dialog is a never-ending motion through time, where past, present and future fuse into emotions, sometimes at war, sometimes in harmony, but always sublime.

ATHENS - PINAKOTHIKI LEFA

My first ever personal photo show in Athens! Pinakothiki Lefa at Palaio Psychiko was kind enough to host my “Internal Dialog” series of images for two weeks in June 2023. The series expands on the “Dialog with the subconscious” series shown in Tuscany last month. It is very exciting for me to be showing my work in the place I have lived for the past 25 years, to my friends, family and colleagues. It is both easier and harder than showing elsewhere, but a thrilling experience for sure. A big thank you to Eliza Gerolymatou, curator and organizer!

CASTIGLION FIORENTINO PHOTO FESTIVAL 2024

The Castiglion Fiorentino Photo Festival, made real by the labor of love of Antonio Manta, is in its second year and I am thrilled to be a part of it again, both as an exhibiting author but also as a member of the Scientific and Artistic Committee. This year I am showing a project of 24 B&W photographs titled “Silent voices, between walls and dreams”. This is a project I shot within a few short days in Athens and I have been thinking about quite a bit ever since. These is a message trying to get out, time and time again in these images and I am arty happy that it comes across as loud and clear as it does in me.