FLORENTIA IKONOMIDOU

 

Born in Athens  

She studied Painting and Etching at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux- Arts of Paris and at the Athens School of Fine Arts. She was four times nominated for the state scholarship and she graduated with distinction.

She is Associate Professor in Drawing- Color and Printmaking.at the Department of Product and Systems Design of Syros Aegean University

Her work includes constructions,paintings, prints, animation, installations.

International participation – Biennale - Triennale 

2022   9th Beijing International Art Biennale,  National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China 

            Intternational Biennial Print Exhibit: R.O.C.2022, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

            ANTHROPOCENE exhibition,Concept by Dénes Ruzsa,MET Gallery,,Budapest

2021   International EPrint Triennial 2021, Cieszyn, Poland,

            "Qantum Roots, From the Quarks to the Stars", Voix Visuelle, Centre d' Artists, Canada                       

            Simultaneous Territories Art Exhibition, Anniversary edition, Argentina, on line catalog

            DIGITAL AGORA 2021, Triennial, Szekszard, Hungary 

            Simultaneous Territories 2021, curator Marjorie Malca N. Argentina

2020   "Our Home—The Belt and Road Nation’s Art Exhibition", China Artists Association, Shanghai Art Museum, China

          Art Market Budapest 2020, Magyar Elektrográfiai Társaság, Budapest Hungary

          "Artificial intelligence", on line print exhibition, VOIX VISUELLE, Canada

            BIBART INTERNATIONAL ART BIENNIAL and EYE'S WALK DIGITAL FESTIVAL - ITALY GREECE "RESTART PROJECT

2019   8th Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

            6th International Biennial of Graphic Digital Arts, Gdynia, Poland

            Winter Exhibition MOON program,Hungarian Electrographic Art Association / HEAA, Budapest, Hungary

            Climate Crisis, Paula Franzini, curator,  Le Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle, Canada 

2018   Metamorphosis 1, Próféta Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

            AGORA DIGITAL 2018 - 2nd International Digital Art Triennial, Szekszárd, Hungary

            The W:OW Project – We Are One World, California, USA, Torrance Art Museum/participation with"Heart Attack"  

            International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2018 ROC. National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts,Taiwan 

         100 Years of Greek Engraving, Christos & Polly Kolliali Collection, Greek Embassy, Vienna

 2017  Matrices 2012 award winning artists' s exhibition, International Magyar Elektrogafiai, Budapest

           "I babble, therefore I am", Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle, Ottawa, Canada

           7th Beijing International Art Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China

           Art video KOELN/ Art and moving images, The "Refugee'' Film collection

           Matrices 2017, International Magyar Elektrogafiai, Budapest 

2016  International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC. National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts    

           Tara da-da, The International Digital Miniprint Exhibition, 11th edition,  Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle, Ottawa, Canada

           5th International Biennial of Graphic Digital Arts, Gdynia

           100 Years of Greek Engraving, Christos & Polly Kolliali Collection, Sismanoglio Mansion, Istanbul

2014  Project “Vanier quartier numérique”, Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle, Richelieu-

         Vanier Community Centre, Canada 

2013  Une Vision du Futur, Exposition International d’estampe numérique miniature, Ottawa, Canada. 

           Greek Contemporary Art, Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece/ Greek Ministry of Culture/ Association Of  Visual Artists of Shanghai, Shanghai, Chinα

           33rd Mini Print International of Cadaques, Cadaques, Girona, Spain.

2012  International print triennial MTG – Krakσw, Poland 2012.

 '         Where is Printmaking? In Search of New Meanings. Opole Contemporary Art Gallery, Poland.

           Matrices 2012, ART9 Gallery, Budapest. Prize for Exhibition’’MATRICES – 2012’, category ’Free’.

           32nd Mini Print International of Cadaques, Cadaques, Girona, Spain.

           Fundacio Tharrats d’Art Grafic, Pineda de Mar, Barcelona, Spain.

           Galerie L’Etang d’Art, Bages, France.

           Wingfield Barns, Wingfield, Eye, Suffolk,Uk.

           Third International Biennial of Digital Graphic Arts, Gdynia.

2010  5th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Portugal.

           The 14th International Biennial Print Exhibition R.O.C.,Taiwan.

2009  Artistas del mundo crean para la Fundacion Vidanimal, Santa Rosa, Argentina.

2005  Contemporary tendencies, International Art Center of Kyoto, Japan.

2004  International Ex- Libris Competition, Fine Arts Museum Claudio Leon Sempere, Buenos Aires.

2000  Painting Euro, Bank of Greece, Frankfurt.

1999  Premio Intemazionale Biella per l' incisione, Italy.

1998  5th Biennial of Beograd, Belgrade.

1997  Biennale van de Kleingrafiek, Belgium.

           22nd Biennial of Ljubljiana, Slovenia.

           4th Bharat Bharan International, India.

           International Ex-Libris Centrum Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.

1996  4th Biennial of Beograd, Belgrade.

           Contemporary printmaking, National Galery Julius Jakobi, Kozice, Slovakia.

           Contemporary printmaking, Palais Hirsch Schwetzingen, Germany.

1995  3rd Bharat Bharan International, India.

           Gravures Helleniques Contemporaines”, Palais de 1' Unesco, Paris.

1994  3rd Biennial of Beograd, Belgrade.

           Konschthaus Bern Engel, Luxemburg.

           Natiomal Galery Julius Jakobi, Kozice, Slovakia.

1992  National Gallery, Bratislava.

           Young Greek Engravers, Tasssos org, Larnaca.

           Young Greek Engravers, Tasssos org, Nicosia.

1990  "Rencontre des Ecoles d’ Art de la Méditerranée. Algers

1989  "Etching and Drawing", Belgrade.

 

Participation in Greece

2022  Haiti - Greece, 1821 -2021, Voyage to freedom, Municipal Gallery of Ermoupolis, Syros

2021 Project Lazaretta, Cinesthesia & Eye's Walk Digital festival, Syros

2019  “The Journey”, Art exhibition at the Athens airport, July 22 - December 31,under the auspice of The Ministry of Culture & Sports
         "Το Ταξίδι /The Journey – 11 Visual artists and Designers exhibit with their students", M.I.E.T/Cultural Foundation of the National Bank, under the       

         auspice of  the Ministry of Culture & Sports
         "The Journey", exhibition of art teachers and their students at THE BOX gallery, Athens 

2018 Eye's Walk Digital festival 2018/Ano Syros participation with "Heary Attack", curator Flia Mikidaki

          Eye's Walk Digital festival 2018/Castle of Mytilene, Paricipation with "Triptych " curator Flia Mikidaki

2017 Three generations of Greek Painting-Engraving", Municipal Gallery of Patra, Christou & Sofia Moschandreou collection,

          National Gallery of Larissa. Katsigra museum

          Greek Art from 1950 till today, Alpha Bank collection (Irene Orati Curator),  National Gallery of Larissa. Katsigra museum

       "Upper Meria, Syros 2017", National Gallery of Cyclades, Syros

2016 Three generations of Greek Painting-Engraving", Municipal Gallery of Patra, Christou & Sofia Moschandreou collection

          Three generations of Greek Painting-Engraving", Municipal Gallery of Agrinio, Christou & Sofia Moschandreou collection

          Three generations of Greek Painting-Engraving", Municipal Gallery of Ioannina, Christou & Sofia Moschandreou collection

2015 Three generations of Greek Painting-Engraving", Municipal Gallery of Athens, Christou & Sofia Moschandreou collection

          Cities, «ΧΑΝΙaRT 2015, Museum of Contemporary art, Chania, Elaiourgion

2011 Athens Video art Festival, Technopolis, Athens.

          International Festival of animation animation, Αnimasyros, Hermoupolis, Syros.

2009 The human figure in Greek art, Technopolis, Athens.

2006 ALPHA BANK  Collection. « Greek Art from 1920 to today » curator Irene Orati,

          Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, THessaloniki

2005 Greek engravers in the 20th century”, (curator Irene Orati , National gallery of Ioannina)“

          ALPHA BANK  Collection.  (Irene Orati, curator), Benaki, new museum, Athens

2004 “Greek engravers in the 20th century”, (Irene Orati, curator), Center of contemporary art, Rethymnon.

2003 Astrolavos Gallery, Athens

          “Greek engravers in the 20th century”, (Irene Orati, curator), Educational Foundation of the National Bank of Greece, Athens

2002 Astrolavos Gallery, Athens

          Astrolavos Gallery, Athens

2001 Painting Euro, Bank of Greece, Zappion, Athens

          Astrolavos Gallery, Athens

2000 1st Triennale of Greek Etching , Pieridis Galery, Glyfada

          Astrolavos Gallery, Athens

          Painting Euro, Bank of Greece

          "A Year after" Municipal Gallery, Athens

1999 "The Art of Exception", FIAT, Center of Major Hellenism.

          Ex-Libris, Vas. Zevgolis Collection, "Paratiritis Art Gallery", Thessaloniki

          "Stoa of the Book", Athens

1998 Ex-Libris, Vas. Zevgolis Collection. Hall of Giorgio de Chirico, Volos

1997 Polyedro Gallery, Patra

          "Paratiritis Art Gallery", Thessaloniki

1996 Municipal Gallery, Boyzianis Hall, Athens

1994 "2nd Etching Workshop 1992-1994" Costis Palamas bldg Athens"

          Greek engravers, Municipal Gallery, Thessaloniki

1993 "Painting, Sculpture, Etching", Zappion, Athens

          "Apopsi, Center of Letters and Arts", Athens

1992 Larissa Public Gallery, Larissa.

          Pili of Ammochostos, Limassol.

          Municipality House, Larnaca.

          "Tribute to Andreas Kalvos", Goulandris Foundation, Athens.

          Pliades Gallery, Athens.

1991 "Young Greek Engravers", Tassos Foundation, Athens.

           Cultural Center, Municipality of Tripolis.

           Cultural Center "Diavlos", Volos.

           Cultural Center, Municipality of Kalamata

1989  Polyedro Gallery, Patra.

           Maria Papadopoulou Gallery, Athens

 

Her Biography and photographs of her work have been published in catalogs of international exhibitions, Biennale -Triennale and curated exhibitions in Greece

 

2008 She lectured at conference “contemporary Etching, Thesis - Antithesis’” Technopolis, Gazi, Athens

2013 She was member at the Jury of the "16th Olympia International Film Festival for children and young people"

 

 

Personal Exhibitions 

 

2017 Digital print  και video – animation installation  / Heart Attack”, Triptych

2015 Municipal Gallery of Athens / My name is Nobody, installation/ prints, animation Athens

2010 Astra Gallery / The cage, Installation- video animation-archival prints, Athens

2008 Ermoupolia 2008, archaival prints, Municipal gallery, Syros.

2006 Astra Gallery, painting, Athens

2003 Astra Gallery, Archival prints - Inkjet, Lambda prints, Athens

2002 Polyedro Gallery, Patras, installation

1999 ART ATHINA 1999 (Astra Gallery)/ Toys, installation

          Astra Gallery/ installation, constructions, etchings, Athens

1997 Astra Gallery, Constructions, Athens

 

5 catalogs of her work are published on the occasion of her exhibitions

 

Her work is found in collection of:

National Gallery, Alxandros Soutzos museum, Athens, Greece

Museum of Modern Art of Taiwan

Douro Museum of Printmaking, Portugal

SMTG collection of world print, Poland

National Art Museum of China, Beijing

International Magyar Elektrogafiai Association, Hungary

School of Fine Art of Athens, Greece

State Scholarship Foundation of Greece

Ionic Bank, Alpha Bank, Greece

"Apopsi, Center of Letters and Arts"

Ministry of Culture of Greece

Pinacotheque of Cyclades, Ermoupoli, Syros, Greece 

Ex-Libris Centrum Sint-Niklaas,Belgium

Fine Arts Museum Claudio Leon Sempere, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Florika Kyriakopoulou, private collection

Vasilis Zevgolis, private collection

Koliali private collection

Moschandreou private collection

 

She is a member of the Greek chamber of Fine Arts

She has curated:

 

2022   Repatriation of twi exhibitions with works of students and their teachers:  Haiti - Greece, 1821 -2021, Voyage to freedom, Municipal Gallery of Ermoupolis, Syros -The Journey, Municipal gallery of Hermoupolis,  "Vati" Hall,, Chiller Mansion, Syros

2019   - DIGITAL ART  BUDAPEST  Hungarian Contemporary Electrographic  Art, co-curators : Ágnes HAász, Dénes Ruzsa, Fruzsina Spitzer, the exhibition was,  under  the auspices of The Ministry of Culture & Sports and the Embassy of Hungary in Athens

         - “The Journey”, Art exhibition at the Athens airport, July 22 - December 31,under the auspice of The Ministry of Culture & Sports

         - "Το Ταξίδι /The Journey – 11 Visual artists and Designers exhibit with their students", M.I.E.T/Cultural Foundation of the National Bank, under the auspice of  the Ministry of Culture & Sports

         - "The Journey", exhibition of art teachers and their students at THE BOX gallery, Athens 

Curated exhibitions of  Εuropean program (ΕΣΠΑ)

​The following exhibitions featured the works of the participating artists as a result of the workshops that took place in two cycles in 2014 and 2015 in Syros, Mytilene, Thessaloniki and Athens. A catalog was issued

2016 Cyclades Gallery, Ermoupolis

2015 Bath of the Airs, Athens (co-curating with ASFA

2015 Engraving Center "Helios", Thessaloniki (co-curating with the Department of Visual Arts and Applied Arts of the Aristotle University

Thessaloniki)

2015 Georgiades Mansion and Municipal Art Gallery, Mytilene (co-curating with the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean)

 

Exhibitions of the Drawing - Color Workshop. Department of Product and Systems Design of Syros Aegean University

A. Festivals.

 

2018     Athensanimfest, participation with a modular animation of  60 students 

2017     Animasyros, participation with a modular animation of  60 students 

2012     6th Science Fiction Festival, “My Companion is an Alien,”  Pinacotheque of Cyclades,

              Syros.Students’ exhibits included mixed media, installations, digital and linoleum prints. 

2010     7th International Festival of the Aegean, “Students Sing Opera,” Apollon Theater, Syros.

              Students’ exhibits included digital art prints.

2009     5th Science Fiction Festival, “Sex In Space,”  Pinacotheque of Cyclades, Syros.

              Students’ exhibits included mixed media, installations, digital and linoleum prints.

2008     4th Science Fiction Festival, “3000 AD,”  Pinacotheque of Cyclades, Syros.

              Students’ exhibits included mixed media, installations, digital and linoleum prints. 

2007     3rd Science Fiction Festival, “Mutations,”  Pinacotheque of Cyclades, Syros.

              Students’ exhibits included mixed media, installations, digital and linoleum prints2 

2006     2nd Science Fiction Festival, “Mechanical Angels,” Industrial Museum of Hermoupolis.

              Students’ exhibits included mixed media, installations, digital and linoleum prints. 

2005     1st Science Fiction Festival, “Invisible Cities,”  Pinacotheque of Cyclades, Syros.

              students’ exhibits included mixed media, installations, digital and linoleum prints.

2. Exhibitions.

 

Students’ artworks undertaken in Studio 1 and Studio 2 (Color and Drawing),

consisting of drawings, color compositions, 2D and 3D installations, sculptures and large scale digital prints, have also been hosted in the following exhibitions: 

2021:    Haiti - Greece, 1821 -2021, Voyage to freedom,, curator Leda papakonstantinou, Ecclesiastical museum of Spetses 

               Haiti - Greece, 1821 -2021, Voyage to freedom, organized by Marina Kotzamani, "Vouleftiko (1st Parliament of Greece), Exhibition hall of Alpha Bank, Nafplio  

               Haiti - Greece, 1821 -2021, Voyage to freedom, organized by Ministry of Education, Μέγαρο Μουσικής, Concert Hall of Athens

2017     Installation at the Chiller Mansion, City Hall of Ermoupolis, Syros

2017     Municipal gallery of Hermoupolis,  "Vati" Hall, "Roidi" Hall, Syros

2014     Pinacotheque of Cyclades, Syros. Modern Approaches of Ancient Egypt / City Shadows 

2012     Pinacotheque of Cyclades, Syros.

2011     Pinacotheque of Cyclades, Syros. 

2009     Industrial Museum of Hermoupolis. 

2008     Pinacotheque of Cyclades, Syros. 

2007     Pinacotheque of Cyclades, Syros. 

2006     Industrial Museum of Hermoupolis. 

2005     Pinacotheque of Cyclades, Syros. 

2004     Pinacotheque of Cyclades, Syros 

2003     Pinacotheque of Cyclades, Syros

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