About the Artist
Find out all about me
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 EarthToHeavenTips.com -a website I built and run myself- 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 August 2021 I will participate 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.