Adjunct Faculty

 


Fotini Kalle

Fotini Kalle was born in Athens in 1978. She studied painting in the Athens School of Fine Arts and Performance Design and Practice at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London with a scholarship from the Onassis foundation. She holds a PhD from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Visual and Applied Arts with scholarship from the State Scholarships Foundation. Her PhD research negotiates “live art” and its affiliation with political and pedagogical theories and practices. She has presented her work at State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki 2019, Athens Biennale 2015-2017, Diverse Universe Performance Festival, Estonia 2015, Month of Performance Art, Berlin 2014, 2cd International Visual Arts Festival of Patras, 2013, and other.  She also participated in workshops in Europe and the USA reflecting on the idea of the body as a cultural vehicle, the concept of utopia, the importance of the space and the object in live art (La Pocha Nostra performance art laboratory, PAI, San Francisco 2011, Nezaket Ekici long duration performances, University of the Arts, Berlin 2013 and others). She is a founding member of the performance group The Girls and the ASFA BBQ performance festival. Her work ranges from installations, performances and video.

email: aff00824@uowm.gr


Annita Koutsonanou

Annita Koutsonanou holds a degree in Architecture Engineering from Patras University and also a master in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths University of London. She is a PhD candidate at University of Patras and she works as a freelance architect. She has been a member of the board of Koventarios Municipal Librady of Kozani and she has worked as a close associate in Kozani Municipality. She has carried out numerous projects both for private and public sector and she has participated in many architectural competitions for some of which she has been awarded. She has also participated in workshops and conferences with research interests on cities, public space, cultural approach and the computed mediated experience of public space.

email: akoutsonanou@uowm.gr


Lia Nalbantidou

Lia Nalbantidou was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. In her late teens she moved overseas, to study on scholarship at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, USA. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography degree (1991). In the early ‘90s, she practiced internships at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. and private art galleries in New York City. About a decade later (2000), as resident artist at Kulturhuset USF – Bergen the European City of Culture, and participant (on scholarship) at IFU – Body Academy (an international, intercultural, interdisciplinary graduate program) hosted by the University of Hannover, she was introduced to the european visual arts scene and institutions. Her oeuvre (photographs & photobooks) has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and is represented in private and public art collections, archives and libraries: EMST – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Momus / Thessaloniki Photography Museum, Benaki Photographic Archives, Athens, Architekturbild EV – Stuttgart, Photoireland Foundation Collection – Dublin, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library – Yale University, Weserburg Research Centre for Artists’ Books – Bremen, Gulbenkian Art Library Link2 – Lisbon. The Secure, Private Domain of My Home (1996 -2001) – Zero to Five (Cube Art Editions, Athens: 2002) photobook was funded by J.F. Costopoulos Foundation, Athens. Urban Secret Garden – why the night photobook dummy (self-published, Thessaloniki: 2013) was shortlisted for the 6th Kassel Dummy Award, Kassel – Germany. Urban Secret Garden: a trilogy book of photographs  Link2 (Thessaloniki: 2016) is a print-on-demand selfpublished photobook. In 2019, Urban Secret Garden – a reading Link2 exhibition (co-funded by MIET – National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation) was launched in Thessaloniki. In 2020, amidst the Covid19 spring-lockdown, Urban Secret Garden – a reading Link2 was exhibited at Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center – Athens. A practicing artist for over 25 years, she teaches photography to young photographers of all ages since 1994  http://lianalbantidou.com/

email: aff00494@uowm.gr & nalbantidou@yahoo.com


Tasos Protopsaltou

He was born in Veria in 1980. He studied Stage Design and Costume Design, Performing Arts, Film, and Fine Arts. He was a scholar of the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, the National Film School in Rome, and in Sannio Film Festival. He was also involved in Set Design and Costume Design for Opera, Ballet and Theater, and he has participated in international Lyric productions. His research interests are focused on the relations of Performing and Fine Arts, on artistic transcription of dramaturgy in the context of the performance phenomenon, as well as in the History of Opera, with emphases on its stage and costume gamut throughout the ages. He has taught, published and lectured internationally.

tprotopsaltou@uowm.gr
www.tasosprotopsaltou.wix.com/tasos


Ouresis Todorovich 

Dr Ouresis Todorovich (Uros T. Todorovic) is an artist, theorist of Art, byzantinist and iconographer (www.ouresis.com). Ηis area of research includes philosophy and theology. In 2012, with excellent results he defended his doctoral thesis entitled The Diachronic Character of Late Byzantine Painting: The Hermeneutics of Vision from Mistra to New York. His doctoral research was supported by scholarships from the University of Sydney (2006), Kostas and Eleni Ourani Foundation (2007) and Alexander S. Onassis Foundation (2008). His postdoctoral research was supported by National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Alexander S. Onassis Foundation (2013).

His other qualifications include: (2012) Bachelor of Theology, Department of Theology, School of Theology,  University of Athens,  (2006)  Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary Education), University of Sydney, Australia, (2005) Certificate in Heritage Conservation, University of Sydney, Australia, (2002) Master of Fine Art (Sculpture), College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales,  Sydney, Australia, (2000) Bachelor of Visual Arts (Sculpture), Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia, and (1996) Diploma in Design, Belgrade Design School, Serbia. His artworks have been exhibited at significant international exhibitions in Australia and Serbia. In 2009 The City of Athens Cultural Centre hosted one of his solo exhibitions entitled ‘Mystagogy’. In July 2016 he was invited among few other contemporary artists to present both his artistic and his scholarly work at Oxford University. He has taken part in international scholarly conferences and has published his research related to Byzantine and Modern art. He has also written texts for the new Great Orthodox Christian Encyclopedia (Stratigikes Ekdoseis). He speaks fluent English, Greek and Serbian, while he also comprehends Persian and Russian.  His professional experience also includes conservation of cultural heritage, translation and teaching. Since March 2018 he has been teaching Byzantine painting and Byzantine aesthetics at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Western Macedonia in Greece.  

email: utodorovich@uowm.gr


Marina Triantafyllou

Marina Triantafyllou graduated “summa cum laude” from the School of English, Faculty of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She received her MA (“summa cum laude”) in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching (TFL) from the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since her graduation, she has been teaching English at the Departments of Accounting and Finance, Business Administration, and Fine and Applied Arts, University of Western Macedonia. She designed and performed a research study entitled “Comparing the effect of CLIL and EFL teaching on young learners’ vocabulary knowledge and working memory”. The results of the study were presented at an international conference, and they were published in the proceedings. Her research interests lie in the areas of teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP), bilingualism, vocabulary acquisition and working memory.

email: aff00219@uowm.gr


Andromachi Vrakatseli

Andromachi Vrakatseli holds a PhD from the University of the Aegean in the field of «sound art and exhibition space», investigating the relationships between sound, body and space. Her PhD is the first one in Greece in the field of sound studies. In the context of her postgraduate studies in Music Technology (University of York) she specialized in interactive art technologies. Her scientific research and sound artworks have been presented in many international conferences that deal with sound (The Global Composition 2018, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Sounding out the space Conference, Dublin School of Creative Arts, Sonic Realities Conference University of Aberdeen etc) and cultural exhibitions. She has published in conference proceedings and journals (Leonardo Electronic Almanac, MIT Press, -work accepted,etc). She had collaborated with EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Eugenides Foundation etc in educational programs about sound, image and digital media. She is invited to speak in several workshops in Greece (“Sound and Gallery: Relations between sound and exhibition space”, Art Athina, “Embodied listening in empty space”, EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art etc). She has curated sound in various exhibitions.

email: aff00867@uowm.gr


 

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