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Place or Landscape

20 Oct - 12 Nov 2023
Limassol Molos (Caffè Nero square)

*Past participants

 

Place and Landscape are two words and concepts which at first reading, although they may look similar or even often seem to be the same, can easily fool their reader or the viewer of any, in the broader sense, space.

Through their photographs, the participating artists visually translate the everyday life but also the local identity. The question that arises is whether it is the landscape that became a place or the place that eventually became the landscape that sometimes are familiar and sometimes completely alienated for each and every one of us.

Antigoni Solomonidou Droussiotou

Antigoni Solomonidou Droussiotou

Antigoni Solomonidou Droussiotou is an award-winning photographer – journalist

 

She was born in Limassol, Cyprus. She took the first steps on her photographic career alongside world-renowned photographer George Rodger, one of the founders of Magnum Agency. She attended “Documentary Photography” at Gwent College of Higher Education in Newport, Wales, under the guidance of David Hurn. Guided by the inner need for communication, her motto has always been “Capturing emotions; my task in life”.

She has presented her photographic work in 18 solo exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad Geneva, Athens, Patra, London, Berlin, European Commission and the European Council Brussels, United Nations New York, United States Capitol Washington, London School of Economics.

She participated in group exhibitions and events, including international biennials. She was presented with five prestigious international awards.

 

She has published four photo books.

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George Pantazis

George Pantazis

He studied Architecture at the Technical University of Aachen in Germany. He was awarded in many Pancyprian photography competitions.

The most important photographic exhibitions in which he took part are the exhibition entitled '9251km2' which was presented in Munich (in the framework of the Cyprus Embassy's 'Cyprus Spring' events), Berlin, Cologne, Nicosia, Limassol and Paphos.  

 

The exhibition 'Interpretation' presented in Munich (in the framework of the events of the Cypriot Embassy 'Cyprus Spring'), the exhibition 'Almyra' in Paphos and Berlin, and the exhibitions 'The blue dress of Cyprus’  and 'In the traces of memory' in the framework of the cultural decentralisation of the State Ministry of Culture.

www.gpantazis.com/

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Nicholas Constantinou

Nicholas Constantinou

Nicholas Constantinou is a photography specialist and educator, with advanced technical perception and practical experience in the medium.

 

He holds an M.A. in Art, Design and Visual Culture and a B.A. with Honours in Photography and Digital Media. 

 

Nicholas is a Leica Ambassador in Cyprus and works as a photography consultant for Leica Camera Cyprus.

 

He has been teaching photography since 2005, to students of different ages and levels of education, including higher (University of Nicosia) and special education (Cyprus Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth). 

 

Nicholas art practice involves the human presence.

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Mo Khatib

Mo Khatib

Mo Khatib, is a Beirut-born, Limassol raised and based analogue photographer.

 

His main body of work is on film and has been experimenting for more than a decade with different formats ranging from 35mm to 4x5.

 

He practices elaborated darkroom techniques but also alternative processes including cyanotypes as he combines traditional approaches with modern subjects and themes

 

Through his photographs, Mo aims to show the lasting presence of the past in the present and he is documenting what remains of forgotten Cypriot traditions.

 

He has participated in three group exhibition in Cyprus.

www.mokhatib.com

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Max Zhiltsov

Max Zhiltsov

Max Zhiltsov is a Russian, Limassol based photographer who and has been practising documentary and street photography for many years.

Max is the founder of www.ThePhooks.com and https://www.mnngful.com/, two online platforms that support and collaborate with documentary photographers, journalists, and visual artists.

His approach and work in Cyprus focus on people, the environment, and their interaction. In his photography, Zhiltsov seeks out the simple everyday scenes of natural and unstaged life that are so often overlooked by society and its beauty.

He has published a book "The tired city", a series of black and white photographs, through which he captures his first impression of the city and its rapid development, focusing mainly on the meeting of Limassol's yesterday and tomorrow.

He has participated in a series of group exhibitions.

www.theislandarchive.com/

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Greece is Ordinary II: Triptychs*

20 - 29 Oct 2023
6x6 Centre for Photography

The current exhibition aims to make an implicit comment on modern Greek identity. The three participating artists, although starting from different points and with different aims, comment with their triptychs on aspects of modern Greek culture, the subjects that build it, and their material traces. Ultimately, with a sarcastic but highly critical approach, and undermining any kind of exoticization of Greek exceptionalism, the exhibition Greece is Ordinary II: Triptychs can be seen as an alternative visual anthropology of modern Greek culture.

 

* Greece is Ordinary II: Triptychs is the second edition of the exhibition, which would be held in the context of the Athens Photo Festival at the Benaki Museum/Piraeus 156 in the summer of 2022.

Konstantinos Argianas

Konstantinos Argianas

Curator

Konstantinos Argianas studied history at the Ionian University and art history at the Universities of Crete and Vienna.

 

In 2017 he received his PhD from the Institute of Art History of the University of Vienna. He has received scholarships from institutions such as the Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. Hamburg, the State Scholarship Foundation, the P. Bakalas Brothers Charitable Foundation and the Institute for Mediterranean Studies / Foundation for Technology and Research.

As a curator of contemporary art, he has curated group and solo art exhibitions in museums and cultural institutions such as the Benaki Museum/Athens Photo Festival, the House of Cyprus, the Limassol Municipal Library, etc.

 

He is currently conducting postdoctoral research at the School of Fine Arts, University of Ioannina.

 

He teaches Art History at the Department of Fine Arts of the Cyprus University of Technology and at the State School of Orchestral Art.

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Marilia Fotopoulou

Marilia Fotopoulou was born in Athens, where she currently lives and works. She initially studied in the Department of Photography and later pursued a degree in Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art at the Technological Institute of Athens. In 2011, she graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts with a degree in Fine Arts. In 2021, she was accepted into the Master of Fine Arts program at the Athens School of Fine Arts.

 

Since 2011, she has been collaborating with the Photography Laboratory of the Athens School of Fine Arts as an Assistant Professor. Since 2022, she's been a lecturer in the University of Western Attica's Photography Postgraduate Program.

 

Her work has been exhibited at the Benaki Museum, MOMus-Museum of Photography in Thessaloniki, the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, and the Grand Palais in Paris. User In 2015 she was distinguished by the Hellenic Center of Photography and was selected to participate in the exhibition "Young Greek Photographers". In 2020, she was featured in the Athens Photo Festival. Her works are now in the permanent collections of the Museum of Photography in Thessaloniki and the Jewish Museum of Greece. 

www.mariliafotopoulou.com/

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Kostas Kapsianis

Kostas Kapsianis

Kostas Kapsianis was born and he lives and works in Athens, Greece. He studied photography at the “Photographic Circle” and he is a co-founder of the photographic collective “KOLEKTIV8″/” Depression Era”.

 

His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions and festivals, including Mois De La Photo in Paris, Athens Photo Festival, European Month of Photography in Budapest, Medphoto Festival, Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art and Fotoistanbul.

 

Furthermore, he has exhibited his photographs in Benaki Museum (Athens), Lieu BOZAR-Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels) and several galleries in Europe. He is winner of the LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards, 2016.

www.kostaskapsianis.com/ 

Marinos Tsagkarakis

Marinos Tsagkarakis

Marinos Tsagkarakis is a Netherlands-based fine art photographer. He was born (1984) and raised on the island of Crete. He studied contemporary photography at the "Stereosis School of Photography”.

 

His work has been exhibited in numerous international festivals, including Mois De La Photo (Paris), Jeju Biennale (South Korea), Unseen (Amsterdam), Fotofilmic (L.A & Vancouver), Athens Photo Festival (Athens), Photo: Israel (Tel Aviv), and several museums and galleries across Europe, USA, and Asia.

 

In 2017, it was published his first (sold-out) monograph, "Paradise Inn," by Void. Part of his artwork belongs to international private and public collections. Since 2019, he has been represented by the Milan-based art gallery “OPR”. 

www.marinostsagkarakis.com/

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