About the Artist
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Welcome to my website. I am Aristea Panagiotakopoulou, a multi-disciplinary artist, expressing myself through different media: Photography, Visual Art, Dance and Writing. I was born in Greece, where I am currently based, but have also lived in Boston Massachusetts. My work has been exhibited internationally, in galleries, Cultural Centres and Art Fairs such as the Armory Art Week and the Swiss Art Expo. I have participated in various dance projects, such as the project Gala by the French choreographer Jerome Bell at Onassis Cultural Center (Athens, 2017).
Since September 2020 I am a member of the global network of artists ART for Social Change, an initiative of ART HUB Athens, bringing together artists from around the world with the common goal of achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through art.
My work has received an honorary distinction at the Street Photography category of the Lucie Foundation's International Photography Awards (May 2019), one of the most prestigious photographic contests worldwide.
My writing activity as an Art & Culture Editor in ArtViews.gr and a Personal Development blogger in Earth To Heaven Tips a blog I built and run myself in this site - as well as my long term employment in the Petroleum industry, have given me the opportunity to expand my artistic perspective, through the contact with multi-national, diverse cultures and individuals.
"Think outside the box and never lose track of your positive energy and creativity to refuel yourself and others."
In September 2023 I participate in the group exhibition "Inner colors" in Lega Navale in Matera Italy with my underwater photo "In pink". Moto of the exhibition is Vasilij's Kadinskij say "Color is a power that directly influences the soul".
In July 2023 I was awarded the trophy of the "Stars of Art and Market" in Teatro Italia in Rome, being proposed as an artist that constitutes an excellent investment within the international art market.
In July 2023 I was awarded "The International prize Michelangelo" in Teatro Italia in Rome.
In June 2023 I participated in the group exhibition "When life gives you lemons make lemonade", in Adamantia art gallery at the island of Andros with work from my underwater abstract series .
In May 2023 I participated in the group exhibition "Green" at the Hellenic- French Association in Athens with work from my abstract colourful underwater series.
In April 2023 I was awarded the "The International Leonardo Da Vinci prize" in the Museum of science and Technology in Milan for my artistic merit.
In January 2023 I was awarded with "The International Donatello prize" in Palazzo Borghese in Florence. There I was given the opportunity to address the international audience about my concern for the natural environment and trying to spread awareness about the need to move towards a sustainable future of the earth.
In December 2022 I participated in the group exhibition "Renovart 100 artists for the future" at Spazio Opera in Matera Italy, presenting fresh work from my abstract underwater series..
In October 2022 "Residenti" exhibition continues in Rossocinabro gallery in Rome and I also participate in "Rome art week" presenting work from my abstract underwater series.
In September 2022 I started my collaboration with Rossocinabro gallery at the center of the eternal city of Rome, participating in the group exhibitions "Reinventando l' Ordianrio" and "Residenti" with work from my abstract underwater series.
In August 2022 I participated in the group exhibition "My fate the sea" at "Adamantia" gallery, at Chora Andros exhibiting fresh summer artworks.
On July 27th 2022 I had the pleasure to discuss with Mr. Aris Portosalte on SKAI radio about art and the difficulties Greek artists face these days.
On July-August 2022 I participated in https://www.itsliquid.com/call-rome-art-fair-2022-3rd-edition.html the Rome International Art Fair 2022 of ITSLIQUID presenting work from my underwater series.
On May 2022 I will participate on https://www.itsliquid.com/call-consciousness-2022.html Anima Mundi Consciousness exhibition of ITSLIQUID during the Venice Biennale exhibiting photos from my underwater and abstract series.
On March 2022 I was among the chosen artists to exhibit at https://www.itsliquid.com/ the Canvas Venice International Art Fair 2022 at "Itsliquid Art Space" in Palazzo Bembo, in Venice, with three of my artworks. These were prints of my underwater and abstract series of photos processed on liquid glass, my artworks "Bucamvilia", "Bubbles" and "Yellow on Blue'.
On December 2021 I participated in the art project of Cube Gallery "Message in/out of the bottle" with my art objects. These were underwater photos printed on desktop plexi glass, plexi glass coasters and plexi glass press papier.
On November 30, 2021 my underwater series of photos closed 'KLIMA" Katerina's Christofilidou broadcast about the environment in ERT 1, the National Greek TV channel.
In August 2021 I participated in the group exhibition 'Idroussa" at Chora Andros exhibiting photos from my underwater and abstract series.
In July 2021 I participated in the exhibition "Curosity killed the cat" , in Cube Gallery exhibiting a humoristic artwork of mine.
In June 2021 I participated in the "Little Surprises" exhibition at the Hellenic French Association showcasing fresh summer images.
In September 2020 I participated in the "Little Surprises"exhibition at the Hellenic French Association, presenting work from my underwater series.
Ιn June 2020, one of my underwater photographs was listed in the top 100 shots at the Blank Wall Gallery's "Your Best Shot" competition, among 3,500 images submitted by 1,200 international photographers. During the same period I also participated in the online exhibition "The Pandemic of Artvirus" and in parallel at Cube Gallery's "Against All Odds" exhibition and the "Aquatic Environment" group exhibition of the Municipal Gallery of Malevizion (Heraklion, Krete). One of my exhibited works is now part of the Gallery's permanent collection of contemporary art.
In February 2020 I participated in the "Love @ First Sight" exhibition of the Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, showcasing work from my underwater series.
In January 2020 one of my artworks registered for the Advent Calendar of the ARTBOX GALLERY was exhibited in Zurich. During the same time I participated in a group exhibition on the life and work of the Greek poet Nikos Kavadias, hosted by the GALLERY OF THE SOUTH. The event was inaugurated by the Ministerial adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs Mr. Panagiotis Theodorikakos, Mr. George Kodogiannis.
In December 2019 I exhibited an underwater photo in Art Basel Miami and also participated in a group exhibition, in Cube Gallery, in aid of the SOS Children's Villages.
In August 2019 I exhibited at the Swiss Art Expo (Zurich, Switzerland) showcasing one of my photos as well as a short video with music composed by the Greek composer, pianist & researcher Anna Stereopoulou.
In March 2018 I exhibited at the Armory Art Week, in New York.