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Video documentary on the benthos of Greek coastal lagoons

"A look at the benthos of Greek coastal lagoons: Appearance and importance" – a short documentary video highlighting the hidden nature of lagoonal benthos, with the aim of promoting research to the general public.

By Nikos Providakis, Laura Bray, Eleni Kytinou, Artemis Nicolaidou and Sofia Reizopoulou

 

 

Artists' biografies

Yannis Adamakos was born in Pyrgos, in 1952. He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts under the painters D. Mytaras and P. Tetsis (1973-1978). He stayed in Paris for independent studies (1978-81). He has taught drawing and painting in the Chalkis Art Workshop and the Vakalo College of Art and Design. In 2008, his monogram, Yannis Adamakos: Paintings 1977-2007, was published by Agra Publications. Since 1978, he has exhibited his artwork in solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. His recent solo exhibitions include: Re-emergence, Citronne Gallery, Poros, (2017), Nimbus, Evripides Gallery, Athens, Greece (2015), 9 Lumen, Benaki Museum-Pireos Street Building, Athens, Greece (2013). His artwork is in both private and public collections. He lives and works in Athens and the island of Tinos.

 

 

 

Aggelos Antonopoulos: Born at Tropaia of Gortinia in 1957. He studied painting and scenography at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1986-1991), under the supervision of D. Kokkinidis, B. Dimitreas and V. Vasiliadis. He has had more than twenty-five solo exhibitions (Municipal Gallery of Athens, Art-Athina, Titanium, Art Forum Tsatsis, Thessaloniki, Nees Morfes in Athens, Citronne in Poros, Apocalypsis in Nicosia, T.A.F. in Athens, Agathi-Kartalos), and he has participated in many group exhibitions in Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Germany, Italy, Croatia, England and U.S.A. He has frescoed Ideal cinema in Athens, and Cineak cinema in Piraeus. Since 1989, he has been teaching painting at A.S.F.A and since 2013, he has been the director of the A’ Workshop of Painting.

 

 

 

Yannis Gavalas was born in Athens in 1957. In 1974, he enters the School of Fine Arts at Tinos island, where he comes from. From 1976, he continued his studies at the Athens School of Fine Arts, at the workshops of G. Kalamaras and Th. Panourgias. He has carried out 10 solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous collective shows. His works are found in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art “Eleurgio” in the city of Chania, in the Goulandris Natural History Museum, at the University of Cologne, as well as in the private collections of Pierides and Kondominas. He lives and works in Athens.

 

 

 

Charalambos Dermatis: Born in Alexandroupoli (1969). Studied painting at the School of Fine Arts in Athens from 1988 to 1994 (studio Nicos Kessanlis). In 1997-1998, he studied printmaking and computer graphics at Hilldesheim University (studio M. Arfaras). He was awarded first prize, Heineken Art (1993), first prize Bosch Gallery (1996), second prize in art from the Bank of Cyprus (1999) and third prize VW Beetle Art (1999). He worked as lecturer in plastic arts (U.R.I.M.H, O.A.E.D and A.S.F.A) and as art director (Hillside press publications and at the art foundation TAF). He has inspired and maintained the art publications OPEN ART (2001), A & Ω (2005), TALENTO (2009). He has presented his work in eleven private exhibitions and in many group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. He lives and works in Athens as a visual artist.

 

 

 

Yiannis Dimitrakis: Born in Paiania of Attica (1958), where he lives and works. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Athens (1980-86) under the supervision of D. Kokkinidis, V. Dimitreas, D. Mytaras and Th. Exarchopoulos. Since 1978 he has held twenty-five personal exhibitions in Greece and abroad, and has participated in several group ones. His work is to be found in public galleries and private collections. Since 1991 he has been art supervisor at “Bilieto” publications.

 

 

 

Stefania Zouroudi was born in Athens, Greece. She studied classical singing, acting at Tragkas Drama School and Painting at Athens School of Fine Arts. She taught creative play workshops for children and figurative arts / Theatrical education and expression. She was awarded with the first prize, in 2014, for the visual packaging design of a product, in a competition organized by Coca Cola 3E and the Athens School of Fine Arts. Her work is presented in solo and group exhibitions.

 

 

 

Vassilis Karakatsanis (b.1957, Athens, Greece) lives and works in Athens. He has exhibited his work (solo exhibitions) in Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Italy, Indonesia, Ecuador, Turkey, Denmark and Germany. His thematic choices and his personal artistic vocabulary are informed by his experience and observation of the surrounding world. He organizes his exhibitions by using a theatrical attitude: he transforms the mundane everyday objects into structural elements of his work. He uses a clean and rich color palette and vivid contrasts. He creates installations by using elements from the existing three dimensional spaces and transforms them into art forms. He researches with sensitivity the limits between reality and illusion.

www.v-karakatsanis.gr

 

 

Yannis Kastritsis: Born in 1960 in Dafni, Evritania, Greece. He studied painting at the School of Fine Arts in Thessaloniki (1985-1990), under the supervision of V. Dimitreas. He did postgraduate studies in painting at the Brooklyn College of N.Y. (1990-1993). He has also attended workshops on scenography and engraving. He has presented his work in 14 solo exhibitions and has participated in many group ones. Along with painting he deals with photography and sculpture. He is an Assistant Professor at the Scholl of Fine Arts in Florina.

http://kastritsis.blogspot.gr

 


Theofilos Katsipanos
: Born in 1975 in Agrinio, Greece. He studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts under Professor R. Papaspyrou and graduated with distinction in 2001. He participated in 1999 in the Erasmus educational program and spent six months in Spain. Ηe has held seven personal exhibitions and has participated in more than twenty group ones in Greece and abroad. His artworks exist in collections both in Greece and abroad as well as at the permanent collection of V. Frissiras Contemporary Art Museum. He lives and works in Athens.

www.katsipanos.gr

 

Maria Kelaidi was born in Athens, where she lives and works. She studied Painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts, at the workshop of T. Patraskidis. In the framework of an Erasmus exchange programme and under a grant from the State Scholarships Foundation, she studied in the Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland. She has presented her work in a solo exhibition in Brussels, seventeen solo exhibitions in Greece, and numerous group exhibitions in Greece, Belgium, Germany, Russia and Scotland. Her works are found in the Museum of Contemporary Art “Eleurgio” in the city of Chania, and in private and public collections.

 

 

Aggelika Korovessi: A graduate of the Athens School of Fine Arts, Aggelika is a conceptual sculptor, known for her work involving visualised sound waves based on spoken words.

Her work is displayed in many public spaces in Greece and abroad: San Diego, Nicosia, Beijing, and Paris. She has presented her work in many solo and group exhibitions. She represents Greece in Europe and America. Among other awards, she was honoured with the silver medal of the “Olympic Games, Beijing 2008” in the context of landscape sculpture. Searching for relations between modern and ancient art, she created a retrospective exhibition hosted at the National Archaeological Museum in 2013.

www.aggelika.gr, www.sonart.gr

 

 

Christos Lazarakis was born in Athens in 1957. He studied at the School of Fine Arts of Pyrgos (Tinos), under the supervision of the sculptor G. Maniatakos and the painter G. Gaitis. He graduated with a scholarship and continued at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1986-1991). He attended the sculpture workshop, with teachers G. Nikolaidis and Th. Papagiannis, and scenography with teacher G. Vassiliadis. He graduated with excellence. He has presented 3 solo exhibitions, and has participated in many group shows and 10 symposiums of sculpture. He has created many public monuments, statues, busts and reliefs. He has also taught at the Vakalo School, and at the Department of Architecture at the Democritus University, Thrace. He teaches sculpture at the Friends of the Museum of Perantinos. His works are in Greece and abroad, in private and public spaces (Ministry of Culture, A. Vorres Museum, IASO, American College Deree etc.).

 

 

 

 

Athina Latinopoulou was born in Thessaloniki. She studied painting and decoration at Dimitrelis School in Thessaloniki, and ceramics and sculpture at Υ.W.C.A school in Athens. So far, she has been in 21 single exhibitions and 71 group exhibitions. Her works can be found in private collections and museums both in Greece and abroad, e.g. Frissiras Contemporary Art Museum, Vorres Museum, Gounaropoulos Museum, American College of Greece, Copelouzos Family Art Museum, State Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Municipal Art Gallery in Thessaloniki, Vogiatzoglou Art Gallery, Institute of Thracian Art and Tradition, Art Gallery in Kilkis, Yiannis Moralis Art Gallery.

 

 

 

Aggeliki Loi: Born in the town of Nafpaktos, Greece, she has first studied Dental Technology. She then attended painting lessons near G. Rorris, and studied Painting at the School of Fine Arts in Athens (2010-2015) under the supervision of Y. Psychopedis and M. Spiliopoulos. She has exhibited in four solo exhibitions in Greece (2005, 2011) and Switzerland (2015, 2016), and has participated in 60 group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. During her studies at the School of Fine Arts was honored with a praise and two awards. She is a member of the Ex-ils team.

 

 

 

 

Michalis Manousakis was born at Chania, Crete (1953). He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1979 - 1984), under professor D. Kokkinides. He taught painting at the Children’s Department of Art, Chalkis (1985 - 1990). Since 1979, he has presented his works in personal and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad (U.K., Italy, Germany, Estonia, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey, China, Japan). In 1994 he shared the prize for the best art stand with the Greek delegation at the Biennale of Alexandria. In the Museum of New Art, Estonia, in 2004 he was awarded the second prize of the public, within the frame of an exhibition dedicated to the Olympics of Athens. Since 1987, he has taught painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts, and in 2014 he was appointed Professor and Director of the E’ Workshop of Painting.

 

 

 

Irini Matsouki was born in Athens (1965). She studied Painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts under professor P. Tetsis (1987-1992). In the framework of an Erasmus exchange programme and under a grant from the State Scholarships Foundation, she studied at the workshop of Α. Haddad, at École Νationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (1992) and at Byam Shaw School of Art, London (1994). She has presented personal exhibitions in Athens (Gallery “Ekfrasi”, Gallery “7” and Technopolis Gkazi) and has participated in many group ones in Greece and abroad.

 

 

 

Tassos Missouras was born in Larissa (1963). He studied Painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts under professors R. Papaspirou, G. Moralis, D. Koukos, Z. Arvanitis and he finished his studies under D. Mytaras. He was granted a scholarship by the French state (CROUS) and continued his studies at the École Νationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, at the workshop of Leonardo Cremonini (1987-1991). He was also awarded a scholarship by the Ι.Κ.Υ. (Greek State Scholarship Foundation) to study at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Decoratifs. He has presented several personal exhibitions (in Athens, Thessaloniki, Lausanne, Amsterdam, Barcelona) and has participated in many group shows in Greece and abroad. He is currently professor of painting at ΑΚΤΟ Art Design and Media School, Athens.

http://www.missouras.gr

 

 

Helene Pavlopoulou studied painting under the supervision of D. Mytaras, and engraving at the Athens School of Fine Arts, with a scholarship from the State Scholarship Foundation (1992-97). She did postgraduate studies in painting at the A.S.F.A. under T. Christakis (2003-04). She has held solo exhibitions in Athens, Paris, Istanbul and Brussels, curated by S. Tsiara, T. Vrachopoulos, M. Stefanidis, Pedro Olalla, D. Iliopoulou-Rogan etc., while she has also taken part in numerous Art Fairs, Biennale and group exhibitions in Greece, Europe, USA and China. Works by Helene Pavlopoulou are to be found in private and public collections, such as the Art Collection of the National Bank of Greece, the Bank of Piraeus Group, the Copelouzos Family Art Museum, the Frissiras Museum, the Thessaloniki State Museum of Contemporary Art, and many other private collections in Europe and USA.

http://www.helenepavlopoulou.gr

 

 

Dimitra Skandali grew up in Alyki of Paros, Greece. She graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts in 2010, and from the San Francisco Art Institute, where she pursued her MFA in New Genres in 2013. Since then, she has lived and worked in both lands. With her work she explores ways of connection and dialogue between the two places and their ways; a dialogue between east and west, or an attempt to connect tradition with innovation, or even emotion with rationality.

http://dimitraskandali.com

 

 

 

Antonis Triantafillou was born in Athens in 1972. He studied at Tinos School of Fine Arts (1997). He studied Sculpture with honors and won a scholarship at the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA 2000), under Prof. T. Papagiannis and Prof. N. Tranos. During his studies he attended workshops for metal, woodworking, pottery, gypsum, mosaic, photography and multimedia – hypermedia. Antonis finished his studies in 2006 with honors (29/30). Since 2002, he has been working at the Ministry of Culture. His works can been found in public and private collections. He has participated in a series of exhibitions and symposiums on sculpture, in Greece and abroad.

 

 

Katia Varvaki was born in Athens, Greece. She studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1986-1991) under the supervision of T. Patraskides and D. Mytaras. At the same time she took lessons of hagiography with K. Xenopoulos, and sculpture with S. Valasakis. She graduated with excellence. She has had 18 solo exhibitions and participated in several group shows. Her works can be found in many private collections in Greece and abroad. She lives and works in Athens.

www.katiavarvaki.com

 

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Social Programme

Excursion to Schinias-Marathon National Park

Guided tour of historic and biodiversity highlights at the famous site of the Battle of Marathon

Wednesday, 21.3.2018, 11:00 – 19:00

Participation costs: 30€ (to be paid at the conference venue)

A packed lunch will be provided.

 

image1In 490 BC a vast marsh in the area of Marathon defined the outcome of the world-changing battle of Greeks against the Persian invasion After decades of landscape degradation by modern humans, the relic wetland is now protected and has been partially restored to become one of the most important remaining wetland reserves in southern Greece. The so-called palaeo-lagoon basin and spring-fed wetland maintains varied habitats attracting fascinating birds, and other wildlife. It was declared a National Park in 2000 and it covers roughly an area of seven square kilometres including one of Greece's most important beach-side umbrella pine forests and the unique Olympic Rowing Center's artificial lake. Depending on weather conditions, our natural history tour will include: a guided stroll of the Archaeological Museum of Marathon, a walk in the wetland and beach, birdwatching and wildflower spotting. Packed lunch will be provided at the Olympic Rowing Center with a wonderful lake view and good Greek wine.

The tour will be guided by biodiversity experts from the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research and archaeologists from the Ephorate of Antiquities of Eastern Attica as well as members of the National Park Management Authority.

 

Map of sites to be visited:

1. The Archaeological Museum of Marathon and the ancient cemetery near the Battle site;

2. The Olympic Rowing Center's Artificial Lake and the offices of the National Park Management Authority;

3. View of the Kynosoura Peninsula and good wildflower spotting;

4. Birdwatching walk to the look-out tower in the middle of the Great Marsh;

5. Beach walking near the small canal mouth on Marathon Bay.

 

 

 

 Culture at Schinias-Marathon:

 

 

 

From top-left: The small archaeological museum of Marathon in the beautiful agricultural landscape of Vranas hosts a wonderful array of ancient art from the area; The National Park is located next to the world famous battleground; The National Park Management Authority will host our group and we will also visit a small ancient cemetery near the Archaeological Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Landscapes of Schinias-Marathon:

 

 

 

From the top: Marathon Bay with the unique Allepo and Umbrella Pine Wood along the relic sandy spit separating the paleo-lagoon wetlands from the sea; The beach of Schinias with its distinctive patches of Posidonia sea grass beds; the restored wetlands next to the Olympic Rowing Center's Lake. Unfortunately you will also see examples of degraded landscapes due to poor planning and peri-urban sprawl.

 

 

 

 

Nature of Schinias-Marathon:

From top-left: Wildflowers abound in the National Park, such as these wild garlics; The freshwater marsh restoration has enhanced many water bird populations (a "star species" is the Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca); Other birds prefer salt and brackish marshes near the shoreline (such as this Black-winged stilt Himantopus himantopus); Two native species of aquatic turtles abound in the park (such as this Striped-neck terrapin Mauremys rivulata); A world-class inhabitant in the Rowing Center's artificial Lake is the tiny Greek endemic freshwater fish, the Marathon Minnow (Pelasgus marathonicus); the Park is famous for its wild orchids, this purple Serapias orchid flowers next to the Olympic Rowing Center.

 

 

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