Personal Statement

I was born in 1986 in Cyprus and I received my Bachelor degree and Diploma in Architecture Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2012. I then moved to Chicago to study sculpture at the School of the Art institute of Chicago (SAIC) and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2014. Currently, I teach architecture, art and design to Elementary and Middle school students under the capacity of an instructor at the department of Continuing Studies.

I perceive architecture not as a static construction but as a living organism responding to events, flows and forces. To my belief, architecture is like literature, it conceives life scenarios. I am thus interested in architecture theory and the relationships between humans and the spaces we inhabit. My practice mostly consists of urban planning, public space, landscape and modular architecture projects.
My art further deepens my study of human identities, perceptions and interactions. It has been exploring the tensions between stability and disorientation, the definitive and the relative. What aspects of identities would an individual be willing to reveal to the World and the Self? How certain can we be about our preconceived notions?

The choice of mediums and materials is made according to each concept. Nonetheless, I most commonly employ performative media, installations and participatory practices.

Through my studies and personal inquiries, I do not make distinctions between theory, architecture and art as they all intertwine and inform each other. As an educator, my objective is to introduce this magnificent world of infinite possibilities to my young students and accompany them during their discoveries.

 

Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.