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MANILA / PDF, MPEG Contents 04. Participants 05. “Manilla/ PDF, MPEG” for “Antidote” Mykonos Biennale 2015 06. MPEG’s video grafitty locations at the town of Mykonos 08. MPEG’s video grafitty participants 22. Mykonos annex / School of Fine Arts location 24. Mykonos annex / School of Fine Arts #1 48. Mykonos annex / School of Fine Arts #2 56. Mykonos annex / School of Fine Arts #3 64. Mykonos annex / School of Fine Arts #4 72. Mykonos annex / School of Fine Arts #5 78. Biographies 88. Acknowledgments Catalogue Contributors Sponsors

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MANILA / PDF, MPEG “Manila envelope, pdf / mpeg” Participant Artists: Parastoo Ahovan IRAN Stathis Alexopoulos GR Lydia Andrioti GR Manolis Babousis GR Panos Charalambous GR Charisia Chaz GR Maria Efstathiou GR Panos Famelis GR Katerina Georgopoulou GR Raul Hott CHILLE Andreas Kallogeropoulos GR Dimitris Kousoulas GR Naroa Lizar SPAIN Mackeen Mayse USA Christina de Miguel SPAIN Margarita Myrogianni GR Lycia Oceguera MEXICO Dora Oikonomou GR Konstantinos Patsios GR Jean Paul Gomez COLOMBIA Lucia Pedi ITALY Mima Razelou GR Raphaele Shirley USA Trap/έ/ζην Collective (The Flower Girls) GR Threeasfour USA

Director Lydia Venieri

AT THE SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS FOR THE “ANTIDOTE” MYKONOS BIENNALE, SUMMER 2015

Curatorial and Project Moderation Lydia Andrioti Locations Exhibition: Annex of the School of fine Arts Mykonos Town, Greece. Video Graffiti: 3 locations on the pathways of Mykonos Town, Greece. Private View 2 July 2015

and international artists as two diverse bodies that should be handled differently. The Greek artists were open to respond with a broader variety of mediums (sculptural work, drawing, photograph, video or performance). The International artists were asked to propose their works via an online video submission, or correspond with a piece printed on paper that can be enclosed inside a manila envelope to be send via airmail at the exhibition space, in order to realize a project that would otherwise be impossible.

The “Manila envelope, pdf / mpeg” project functions as a part for the 2nd Mykonos Biennale titled “Antidote”. Its main venue, hosted at the annex of the Athens School of Fine arts located in the town of Mykonos. An activity than included participants from the “Video Graffiti” project of the “Antidote” 2nd Mykonos Biennale, presented in several site-specific locations in the town of Mykonos, the participants, a total of 25 Greek and international artists. The time and place it is hosted: during the first days of capital controls (July 2015) and its location, the island of Mykonos characterized for its luxury and restless spending, often turning into a decadent party scene. These diverse elements functioned as brackets to open a paragraph that would correspond, and form a visual language in order to bring together these extremities. In this period of capital controls, transaction can not flourish forcing us to consider Greek

The purpose of this activity is to function as an experimental platform, to encourage an open visual and conceptual dialogue regarding the broad theme of the Mykonos Biennale, the “Antidote” and it does not advice for a specific action towards an antidote. The final presentation is an apparatus working towards the realization of structurally different mediums in order to perform a blueprint on the artists’ mental states and the dialogue that was generated.

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Parastoo Ahovan “Futile” video projection, time 1:42

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Panos Charalambous “Dance” video projection, time 7:42

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Katerina Georgopoulou “Submerge” video projection, time 2:39

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Cristina de Miguel video projection from left to right: “Digestive System” Time 2:02 “Tennis” Time 1:52

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Mima Razelou “Color Remedy” video projection, time 4:45

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Raphaele Shirley “Ghost town swimmer” video projection, time 7:32

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Threeasfour “SHESH BESH” time 2:53

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The Trap/έ/ζῆν Collective (The Flower Girls), Perfomance at the Mykonos Annex / School Fine Arts 25


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1. Charisia Chaz 2. Narooa Lizar 3. Lucia Oceguera 4. Lucia Pedi 5. Jean Paul Gomez 6. Macklen Mayse 7. Raul Hott 8. Andreas Kanellopoulos

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Charisia Chatz I Shall Please, 2015 Neon Lighting, 123 x 25 The word placēbō derives from the Late Latin phrase I shall please. The term placebo was first used in the late 18th century to describe any medicine adaptive to please rather than to benefit the patient. Placebo originated from Beecher’s observation of injured WWII soldiers believing to be injected with morphine when they were instead injected with saline solution. Their facial expressions showed relief from pain, and they behaved as if as in a trance. Today’s world is fixated on finding an escape from routine and while the pursuit of happiness is appeased by intoxication and satisfaction of the senses, it is ephemeral and thus happiness escapes us. A fundamental symptom of the 21st century is that people are becoming morematerialistic than spiritual; they have distanced themselves from genuine satisfaction – which derives from the primitive connection of human beings with nature. A mishmash of facts, such as consumerism, technology and materialistic possessions have influenced our lives and subsequently this constant distraction has driven people into a situation of becoming absent in their own lives. It’s all in our mind – and if we fortify our minds with knowledge, wisdom and experience and establish essential communication with our inner self and the people around us, we won’t need to use any kind

of substitute or else placebo. The deceitful placebo proves the vast potential of the human brain to heal itself, essentially to create the antidote. 29


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Narooa Lizar Untitled A4 paper

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In order from left to right: Hors d’oeuvre, 2014 Miniature of Da Vinci´s Last Supper, intervened with knife and red paper

Unveiled, 2015 Miniature of Da Vinci´s Monalisa, intervention with black paint and black tape

Delivery, 2014 A recreation of Caravaggio´s Ecce Homo, my hands and gold dust

On Flesh, 2015 Acrylic paint and gold leaf on canvas

White Paint Black Canvas / White Canvas Black Paint, 2014 Inverted paintings, acrylic on canvas

On Blood, 2015 Acrylic paint and gold leaf on canvas

Lucia Oceguera On Guts, Suspense and Revelations, 2015 A4 paper Digital photographs

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Lucia Pedi Prefica, Performance, High Line Park, November 2012 A3 paper

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Jean Paul Gomez Untitled, archival inkjet print 2012 3 pictures

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Macklen Mayse Waiting Liberation A3 paper The images are video stills of a performance that took place on spring 2015 in regards to self-healing, aura cleansing, meditation, and a study of the I-Ching.

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Raul Hott The Open Body Date: May 8th at 7:00pm, 2013 Site: Pratt Playground - Basketball courts - Brooklyn, NY Length: 25min Number of participants: 54 persons Lyrics: Al Pierre (BlockMusic) & RaĂşl Hott A4 paper 41


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‘The Open Body’ The world is in crisis. The physical matter, the space, our bodies and consequently our identity, is in crisis too. Art can play an essential role in transforming this crisis. From the union of healing, dance and collaborations on projects of socially engaged art, I generated a tool that can be freely appropriated by the participants and society.

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The Open Body was that possible utopia: an essential manifestation of a culture. The Open Body was a live performance with a participating audience on a basketball court in New York. On May 8, 2013, fifty-four bodies were assembled, gathering participants from Clinton Hill and BedStuy’s communities. Al Pierre, a Brooklyn rapper, gave guidelines to generate collective action with the help of anaudio piece consisting of 9 songs and 9 movements: an exhortation to walk and perform the body. 43


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Andreas Kallogeropoulos Furor Brillante bambou and mixed media, 54x19x18 cm

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from left to right: 9. Manolis Babousis 10. Panos Famelis 11. Dora Oikonomou

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Manolis Babousis From the series SKELETONS 6 Photographs, Size aprox 30x40 each

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Panos Famelis Untitled Oil color and steel, 23 x 21 x 23

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Dora Economou Astoria, 2015 Xerox 250x90 cm each

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from left to right: 12. Lydia Andrioti 13. Konstantinos Patsios 14. Margarita Myrogianni

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Lydia Andrioti “Migrative topographies” 2015 Pencil, spray paint, collage on paper 1.90x1.50

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Konstantinos Patsios The god of the small things, 2014 Bronze, plastic, wood, 180 x 20 x 16

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Margarita Myrogianni Untitled Aprox 60x60 cm

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from left to right: 15, 16. Panos Famelis 17. Maria Efstathiou 18. Stathis Alexopoulos

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Panos Famelis Study on the sea of ice (after David Caspar Friedrich) Mixed media on paper, 100 x 71.5 cm each

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Maria Efstathiou Cloud Chamber / degrad`èOPU A4 paper, 2,28 x 2,23

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Stathis Alexopoulos Romeo & Juliet Acrylic resin, marble 50 x 30 x 12

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from left to right: 19. Panos Famelis 20. Stathis Alexopoulos 21. Dimitris Kousoulas

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Panos Famelis “In Between”, draft 2 Mixed media on paper, 106 x 75.5

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Stathis Alexopoulos No Antidote Acrylic resin, marble, stainless steel 18x25x30

Dimitris Kousoulas “Laokoon and Doureios Ippos” pencil on paper, 60 x 42,5 cm

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MANILA / PDF, MPEG Parastoo Ahovan IRAN Parastoo Ahovan was born in 1980 Kermanshah, Iran. She studied MFA at Pratt Institute (2011-2012) and Graduated of MFA from Boston University in 2014. She has been showing her works in group and solo shows in countries such as: Iran, Turkey, India, Italy, Spain , UK, Greece and the US. P. Ahovan has participated in international art contests and symposiums. Most recently notable was her participation in the Venice biennial 2016. http://www.parastouahovan.com Stathis Alexopoulos GR Stathis Alexopoulos was born in Athens in 1976 where he lives and works. He studied sculpture at the School of Fine Arts Panormos Tinos, and the School of Fine Arts of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Fine and Applied Arts, where he graduated with distinction. One of his great interests is sculpture in public places. His works are at Municipalities of Greece, and at the Hellenic Air Force Academy. He has co-operated with companies and participated in their advertising campaigns (Red-Bull Helas, Vivartia, Militos publications, Forever, Olimpiakos BC). Moreover he has created works for night clubs in Athens (Plus X, Motel).
He believes that contemporary sculpture should be based on the concrete values of classic sculpture, and that the shape and its dynamic are those which define a work of art and its meaning. He integrates the art of sculpture with the trends of contemporary design. He is interested in designing and creating useful objects, which still however remain works of art.His work is hosted in private collections and at selected shops in Greece and abroad, in the art-shops of

BIOGRAPHIES museums such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, the Benaki Museum, the Fine Arts Foundation “ B & M Theocharakis”, in “Ianos” shop and “N design and art” in Cyprus. He has participated in many collective exhibitions and has won awards both in Pan-Hellenic Art Competitions and in International sculpture symposiums. www.stathisalexopoulos.gr Lydia Andrioti GR Lives and works in Athens, Greece and Brooklyn, NYC. Lydia Andrioti is exploring representations of emotional places by unfolding visual vocabularies. She uses media incorporated within installations including: actions, re-enactments, video projections, sound, drawings, collages, photographs, sculptures, ready-mades, and she often utilizes site-specificity in her work. She graduated with honors from the Athens School of Fine Arts, BA (ASFA, 2009), attended Ecole Nationale Superièure des Beaux Arts in Paris (ENSBA, 2006) under the Erasmus I.K.Y. scholarship and graduated from the MFA program in New Media from Pratt Institute, NYC (2012). During her stay in New York she is engaged with theater scenery and collaborative performance, she is restoring the magnetic, video and TV works of Nam June Paik. She has worked with 2 of the founding members from the 60s avantgarde Judson Memorial Church events. With Phyllis Yampolski for the research of her activistic work at MacCarren Park at Lincoln Center and at the Preservation Community of the city of New York, and with Elaine Summers for the Kinetic Awareness and Skytime Projects. Since 2009 she has been monitoring curatorial

projects in Athens, New York, and the Aegean Islands. She has participated in group shows nationally and internationally. Selectively: “Gemine Muse”, Crawford municipal Museum, Cork, Ireland (2005). “Culture Industry, Folklore and Clichés”,Vox, Athens GR (2008). “Intimate Space” Olympic Village, Vienna, Austria (2011). “Crisis and Paganism” Mykonos Biennale (2013). “In Praise of chance and failure” Family Business, New York, USA (2013). www.lydiaandrioti.com

experiences. The most interesting pictures were perhaps those that were not taken. I will do them in the future when I see beneath – a white screen. http://www.manolisbaboussis.gr

Manolis Babousis GR My work is concerned with memory, experience, loss, creation, the artist, the disintegration of the environment and with destruction. Here are some notes on my artworks, images and architectures, like Babou-city and Athena-city, places where I live and work. In 1968 I moved to Florence to study architecture. It was an era of intense questioning, of the student movement, the extra-parliamentary left and of artistic movements on the rise. In Florence an innovative architectural movement with utopian characteristics called Radical Architecture was evolving, exploring the boundaries between architecture and art. These are areas of thought that still interest me today. The photographer, the artist, according to one theory, is like a blind man who uses a stick to find his way, to find where to place his feet. His is cane his support, his medium, and it has ‘explorer’ written on it. My photographs confront a location and a part of my life, co-existing while waiting to be chosen, to acquire meaning. Many photographs were simply not taken. They stayed where they were. I just saw the wall behind which were lived

Charisia Chatz GR Charisia Chatz is an installation artist and curator of contemporary art and design. Her creative artwork has also expanded into the art directing sector and her experience based on museums, galleries and art institutions have eventually created a strong character around her work and aesthetic. Having obtained a BA degree in Fine Art Sculpture at the University of Brighton, UK and an MA degree in Curating Contemporary Art & Design at Kingston University in partnership with the Design Museum, London, UK, she has also followed a short course in Video Arts Production at the UCA, UK. Her diverse work experience ranges from museums like the Benaki Museum and the Museum of Cycladic Art, to art institutions, such as the DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, the D.Daskalopoulos Collection, the NEON Organization, Athens, the Whitechapel Gallery, London, the International Festival of Digital Arts and New Media, and Absurdum Magazine, Athens. She has also participated as an installation artist, in projects like TEDx AUEB

Panos Charalambous GR Panos Charalambous was born 1957 in Arcania, he studied at the Athens School of fine arts. He lives and works in Athens as a professor of the school of fine arts. He is currently the dean of the Athens School of fine arts.

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MANILA / PDF, MPEG event, and in several shows in the UK. Furthermore, she has been involved in the creative aspect of short-film productions such as the film Austerity and the documentary of the art collector Alexander Iolas. Her enthusiasm in exploring new ideas and concepts around the arts, together with her eagerness regarding interaction with the audience itself, have contributed to a creative mind-set, rendering her prepared and inventive for this challenging field. Maria Efstathiou GR Maria Efstathiou’s work deals with notions around extensive material manipulation through intricate handmade works inspired by natural phenomena, growth and unexpected scale. Although rarely visible as such, her practice is activated by the infinite potential of the drawing line as a principle, often taking the form of largescale paper wall pieces or environments. She primarily works with paper cut-outs, plaster, projections and book-binding. Efstathiou has taken part in various group exhibitions in England, Greece, Germany and China. She obtained a BA in Fine Art from the Athens School of Fine Arts and a MFA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London

for excellent performance of studies (2000, 2002, 2005). He has also been awarded by the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki in “Graduates Exhibition (2003 – 2005).
The artist’s main media is painting and sculpture, but he is also occupied with drawings installations, performances, theater and curatorials (“Grounded” Re-Culture, Patra 2013 / “Coney Island”, Athens 2012 / “Art is Hard” Festival, Athens / “Oasis”, Skironion Museum 2010 / “Black Jack” Rhodes Casino 2010 ). 
Panos Famelis has had three solo exhibitions (2013 “The Wave” Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center / 2011 / “Existence”, Fizz gallery, Athens, 2009 / “Chaos Project”, Zina Athannasiadou gallery, Thessaloniki, 2007) and has participated in several group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. 
He was the founding member of Under Construction group.

Katerina Georgopoulou GR I am a multimedia artist and designer born in Athens and currently based in London. I studied Fine Arts at the Athens School of Fine Arts and Applied Imagination in the Creative Industries at Central Saint Martins in London. I was also privileged to work alongside the artist Takis as an assistant at the Research Centre for the Arts and Sciences (KETE) which was a highly Panos Famelis GR inspirational experience in my formation Panos Famelis was born in Athens in 1979, as an artist. I consider my practice to be where he lives and works.
He graduated in a constant state of flux, incorporating with honors degree (BA) from the school of new media, technology and design. I am fine arts of the Aristotle University of Thes- interested in exploring the effects of place, saloniki, Faculty of Fine Arts (2005) and light, sound and the projected image. continued his studies (MA) at the school of Taking inspiration from urban landscapes fine arts in Athens. He has been awarded and industrial scenes, I aim to suggest a by the Bank of Greece (2008) and the synthesis between contemporary life and Greek State Scholarship Foundation IKY technological principles.

I feel compelled to research my interests and develop my ideas further in order to reveal questions regarding our fundamental human nature. http://www.katerinageo.com Raul Hott CHILLE Raúl Hott is an architect, educator, and cultural producer that does work about the body. He is an artist based in New York and Santiago of Chile. Hott holds an MFA in New Forms from Pratt Institute. He designs collective experiences for public spaces and natural environments. Raúl Hott is an architect, educator, and cultural producer that does work about the body. He is an artist based in New York and Santiago of Chile. Hott holds an MFA in New Forms from Pratt Institute. He designs collective experiences for public spaces and natural environments. www.raulhott.net Andreas Kanellopoulos GR Andreas Kanellopoulos was born in Athens when the man walked on the moon. After a brief training in fashion design, he studies academic and technical drawing and in 1993 moves to Paris where he obtains a diploma in History of Art and Theatre. An internship at the National Theatre of la Comédie Française within the team of the head of the costume department Monsieur Renato Bianchi will permit his joining the team as textile supervisor for all the new productions of the 1998-1999 season. Follows a period where he will be working as an assistant and collaborator for costume design for theatre and opera in France Opéras nationaux de Paris, Lyon et Montpellier, Festival d’Aix en Provence, Théâtre du Chaillot, Théâtre des Célestins - and

abroad - Royal Opera House of Covent Garden, De Vlaamse Opera in Belgium, Teatro Verdi à Trieste in Italy. At the same time he studies “art embroidery” with Madame Josiane Leclerc, and starts designing limited editions of embroidered jewelry and accessories, as well as embroidered pieces of ceremonial clothing for babies and children, distributed exclusively at the Eleni Marneri creative Gallery in Athens. He continues to have season contracts with the Bastille National Opera house in Paris as costume supervisor, and in 2008 decides to dedicate himself entirely to the embroidery and the textile embellishment under the name of “Furor Brillante” - a shining furor - in order to defend his passion for the design of unique entirely hand made pieces, using the traditional techniques of the French luxury craftsmanship. The Haute Couture and the luxury readyto-wear are his most evident clients but he also works to commission for private customers sharing his love of items made with lots of love. http://furorbrillante.blogspot.gr Dimitris Kousoulas GR Dimitris Kousoulas was born in Athens in 1980. He graduated from the Athens School of fine arts in 2007. Since then he has been working in scenography and costume design for the theater, and has participated in numerous shows, such as Scope Kodra 2004, Culture Industry folklore and clichés at VOX 2009 and ART ATHINA 2014. Narooa Lizar SPAIN Naroa Lizar is a Brooklyn based conceptual artist from Spain. The creator of IartistLon-

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MANILA / PDF, MPEG don and co-founder of ArtLearningBank. Lizar received her MFA from Pratt Institute in 2013 with a Fulbright Scholarship, she previously studied Photography in The University for the Creative artis in UK (2009) and Journalism from the University of the Basque Country, Spain (2006). Her work has been exhibited internationally including the MoMA Education Space (2013), The Smart Multimedia Art Fetival in Michigan, US (2013), Guided by Invoiced Gallery in New York (2012), The Canal Foundation in Madrid (2011), the First Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art in Russia (2010). Selected Publications include W Magazine, Art Dans Kunstmagazine, Vanity Fair, The London Times, Haarez, Elsevier, or El Pais among others. www.naroalizar.com

ates large, playful, and often provocative paintings that reference the imagery of contemporary everyday life. She received a MFA from Pratt Institute and a BFA from the University of Seville. De Miguel was awarded a Skowhegan residence in the summer of 2013. Her work has been reviewed in ARTINFO, NY Arts Magazine, El Correo de Andalucia, and others. Recent solo exhibitions include Absolutely Yours at Freight + Volume Gallery, Extraños en la noche intercambiando miradas at Arts + Leisure Gallery, and Nike Head at Cuchifritos Gallery. www.cristinademiguel.com

Margarita Myrogianni GR Margarita Myrogianni’s photographic work is characterised by meticulously directed, still life photography in which objects and Macklen Mayse USA architectural elements act out situations Macklen Mayse grew up dumpster diving where movement from within is suggested. for treasures in Kansas and Missouri. Now Her works depict suspended instances rich she lives in Brooklyn, New York where she in non-linear narrative and staged allemakes found object sculptures. She uses gories of an everyday yet cinematic style. her body as form to create live durational Her imagery develops around the idea of performances where she works in partnerthe presence and its impact in the framed ship with the sculpture and architectural space alternating between cool and warm space. Endurance, meditation, curiosconditions, the domestic and outdoor ity, humor, and sensuality are part of the space, myth and the mundane. Recently, practice. Her recent work is an exploration Myrogianni has also been producing smallof the intimate relationship to self, to othscale objects and jewellery referencing ers and to the environment. Digital video, found objects and mythical motifs. She has puppetry, and photography are also part exhibited in numerous group exhibitions of her practice. Mayse continues to perin England, Greece, Germany, Switzerland, form and exhibit works in New York City. France, Norway and China and had a solo www.macklenmayse.com exhibition at the Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery in Athens in 2014 and at New Court Gallery, Derbyshire, UK in 2015. Cristina de Miguel SPAIN She obtained a BA in Fine Art from the Cristina de Miguel (B. Seville, Spain 1987) Athens School of Fine Arts and a MFA in is a Brooklyn-based painter. De Miguel cre- Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art,

University College London. www.margaritamyrogianni.com www.mmjewellery.gr Lucia Oceguera MEXICO Lucía Oceguera, b.1983, Culiacán, Sinaloa. The artistic work of Lucía Oceguera is a constantsearch for equilibrium — ideas that have been materialized thanks to a constant observation of her surroundings and the resulting exploration of concepts through the aid of different media. This Mexican artist observes the world and constantly plays with her latent speculations about life, intentionally finding new ways to interpret what she sees via experiments with various media techniquephotography, collage, installation and embroidery- all materials that she uses to establish a dialogue between herself and the world, inserting individual motifs into a larger oeuvre.“Close Encounters PT.1” (2010-1013) and “Close Encounters PT.2” (2014) are two series of works that exemplify not only how Lucía explores her ideas but also highlight her individualized artistic technique, combining the use of technology with crafting methods. By taking photographs, printing them over fabric and enriching them with hand-made embroidery while juxtaposing phrases that are captured on the image, Oceguera rescues these vignettes from oblivion. Words that were initially eloquent will continue this momentum through the passage of time, but will also adjust to different readings and situations. The possibility of change is paramount in her explorations, as her works are flexible discourses for the spectator, who must be endowed with an extreme curiosity (like the artist) to comprehend what faces them and find new

meaning. The work of Oceguera requires a thorough revisionist thought process to navigate societal intentions as well as our biases. What at first glance could seem too plain or simplistic is, in the end, a defiance to the eye of the spectator, an invitation to go beyond comfortable paradigms and reconsider stereotypes. Indeed, numerous artistic theories are manifested in Oceguera’s works. The “opposites” are often the protagonists that manifest themselves in diverse ways through the use of colors, concepts or shapes. For example, in the work “Quotient” ( 2014), David- the biblical king interpreted by Michelangelostands indifferent to Socrates: beauty versus intellect; physical power against wisdom. For the artist couples (both accidental and intentional) exist everywhere: intrinsic and unusual couples that simultaneously define and reinvent themselves. Moreover, the palette of colors —red, white, black and gold —are part of her vernacular to express ideas and are chosen precisely for their quality to personify the opposite. In this manner, gold most often denotes “value” but its identity can be ambiguous depending on its use. The same with red, as it can often suggest “love” just as it can suggest the total lack of romance; associations are unconstrained and infinite. Sarcasm is another constant, as humor lifts the gloomiest of circumstances. One can analyze this node nearly into incoherence - What is elegance? What is weakness? Born in Culiacán, Oceguerajust as many Mexicans from other areas of the country- has been close to the political and cultural tumult of the early 21st Century, nevertheless her work eschews the negative by exploiting its own vulnerability then transforming into something 83


MANILA / PDF, MPEG more positive. http://luciaoceguera.com Dora Oikonomou GR Dora Economou was born in Athens where she lives and works. She visits places, text and materials she has had a relationship with, either literal or fictional, takes samples and builds them into sculptures. She has presented five solo shows (Predeal 2014, TheBREEDER Athens, A Modern Hug 2014, Francoise Heitsch Munich and By The Spring Of Production 2011, Dekapedaugustos 2007, The Lost State Of Grace 2005, Gazon rouge Athens) and participated in group shows nationally and internationally. Selectively: Life Like, Transmission, Glasgow (2015), LUSTLANDS AT Family Business, NY (2013). Greek art, Sem-Art, Monaco (2011). Cabinets of Miracles, Zone D, Athens (2010). Point of Origin, Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney, (2008), In Present Tense, Young Greek Artists, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2007). Art Fab ‘Women in Europe’, Saint Tropez (2006), 4th Deste Prize, Deste Foundation, Athens (2005). So much…so great…, Larissa Contemporary Art Center (2004). She collaborates with the performance group Nova Melancholia and the choreographer Kostas Tsiukas. Konstantinos Patsios GR Konstantinos Patsios was born in Athens. He studied painting at the School of Fine Arts in Athens, whilst also taking sculpture classes. Patsios has been highly productive since 2005, by participating in numerous exhibitions, festivals and cultural events. In his work humor and creativity seem to go hand in hand with various symbols taken from popular culture, while the

dominant feature of his work is the mixed media technique that he uses. While his work exudes ambiguity and is filled with symbolic cues, it also maintains an element of spontaneity. http://www.kpatsios.com Jean Paul Gomez COLOMBIA My work references the physical and social conditions we live in. These conditions have produced an array of contradictions that I employ to create spaces between the two, ranging from the poetic to the political. I allude to domestic environments in opposition to public spaces as markers of transience and contiguous displacement. My work records traces of migration and human gestures based on my own transitional living patterns, and by my understanding of our collective memory. http://www.jeanpaulgomez.com Lucia Pedi ITALY Lucia Pedi was born in Catania, Italy, currently lives and works in Brooklyn. She holds an MFA from Pratt Institute majoring in New Forms, an MA in History of contemporary art and a BA in literature and art history, both obtained from Alma Mater Studio room University of Bologna. She has been showing her work regularly in New York and Italy via solo and collaborative exhibitions. Mima Giannakakou Razelou GR Dimitra Giannakakou-Razelou “Mima” was born in Athens in 1981. In 2002 she entered the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASKT) and graduated in 2008 when she was awarded a degree in painting with honors. Her main thesis was in visual arts in her own conceptualized art form “Sculp-

ture of oil Colors”. She continued her postgraduate studies at the same school on a fellowship from the Institute of State Scholarships where she graduted with honors. From 2007 to 2015 she worked with the recognized sculptor Takis, as his student and as his private assistant. Since her early student years she participated in various group exhibitions in Europe. In 2006, while attending the Art School of the University Willem de Kooning Academie, under a scholarship from the Erasmus-Socrates program, her matrix animation work with the theme “Narration of life in the Universe” was exhibited on the façade of a downtown office Kpn building in Rotterdam which was desinged by the architect Renzo Piano. This animation among other similar projects is still exhibited to date. In 2010, she was awarded a prize from an exhibition-contest in Athens sponsored by Nestle on the theme “The true friendship concept”. From 2009 to 2014 she was teaching art to a municipal cultural organization for children aged 5 to 11 years old as well as in other art teaching activities in Greek public college. Most importantly she volunteered to give art therapy classes to psychiatric clinic patients of the PanHellenic associaiton of families for mental health. In addition she gave private lessons to students wanting to study art in Greek and international universities. Her work has been published to various newspapers, magazines and websites. She had two solo exchibitions, with the first hosted in the gallery of Els Hanappe in Athens and the second in the lobby of the Hilton hotel in Athens. She exhibits her art work in Art Galleries and Art Shops in Greece and her work has become an integral part of many private collections.

She founded and directs the “4Remedy” video art team with which she created the project “Color Remedy”for Mykonos Biennale 2015 with the theme “Antidote”. Team members of the “4Remedy” are: Direction, Mima Razelou. Cinematography, Konstantinos Liakos. Music, Imam Baildi. Performance, Elizabeth Delikoura http://mimarazelou.com Raphaele Shirley USA Raphaele Shirley is a French-American multi-media artist. She lives and works in New York City. She studied fine arts at the Beaux Arts of Aix-en-Provence, France and then moved to NYC in 1993. Her practice ranges from light art, sound, public art, social interventions, collaborative works and performance. Some of her collaborations include Perpetual Art Machine [PAM], an interactive video installation and online web community, founded in 2005, of over 2000 members. In 1998 she co-founded The New York International Fringe Festival, the largest theater festival in the US. She was video pioneer Nam June Paik’s assistant from 1997-2002, where she developed his monumental laser works, including the 75-foot waterfall Jacob’s Ladder for the S.R.Guggenheim museum in New York, Bilbao and Seoul and the 30 meterwide, award winning, Laser Waterscreen‚ permanent on the lake of the Olympic Park of Seoul Korea. She built upon her experience with Nam June Paik and developed her own series of site-specific works, including a commission in Norway in 2009, Jewels of Kvinesdal, a 30’ wide stainless steel, a xenon sky-beam viewable from 15 kilometers around. Another public art-work, commissioned in 2010, Shooting Stair for Dorfman Projects, Long Island, NY,

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MANILA / PDF, MPEG is a water and laser light sculpture set outdoors. Her piece‚ Light Shot on a Bender, combining LED lights and water was presented in the Bring to Light festival in 2011 in Greenpoint, NY. She recently completed a 60-foot diameter light spiral for the Flint Public Art Project in Flint, Michigan. Her work has been shown in venues such as the Museum of Moving Image, S.R. Guggenheim, Chelsea Art Museum and Post Masters Gallery in New York, the NCCA Moscow, 2nd Moscow Biennial and the Hermitage St. Petersburg, Russia, at the Museum of Modern Art, Linz, Austria and Art Basel/ Miami 2006. She participated in 2009 and 2010 in the artist residency/sail boat expedition to the Arctic Circle, Norway with the Farm Foundation, “The Arctic Circle” Residency directed by Aaron O’Conner. http://www.raphaeleshirley.com The Trap/ε/ζῆν Collective (The Flower Girls) GR The Trap/έ/ζῆν Collective (The Flower Girls) was formed in 2011 by Eleftheria Kotzaki, Christina Spanou and Dimitra Stamatopoulou. The collective creates participatory artwork that is a fusion of installations, performance art and happenings, in which the audience is invited to participate and become a part of the creation. The main media that is used is food and drinks from edible flowers and objects of every day life. The group is dealing with various versions of the table as a symbol, both a meeting place and a field of conflict where food, conversation and family values create an amalgam of a social microcosm. http://trapezincollective.wix.com/flowergirls

Threeasfour USA Recognized as one of the most innovative fashion labels today, threeASFOUR was founded in New York City in 2005 by Gabriel Asfour, Angela Donhauser, and Adi Gil, who hail from Lebanon, Tajikistan, and Israel, respectively. Having worked together since 1998 (under the label AsFour), the trio uses fashion to promote the need for human coexistence and collaboration, and fuses technology with traditional craftsmanship. The collective shows twice a year during New York Fashion Week and has collaborated with numerous artists and musicians, including Björk, Yoko Ono, and Matthew Barney. threeASFOUR’s designs are in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Palais Galliera in Paris. http://threeasfour.tumblr.com http://threeasfour.com

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