Teaching and Research Staff

Angeliki Avgitidou, Assistant Professor

Angeliki Avgitidou studied Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (MA, PhD). She has presented papers in international conferences, such as Psi, ISEA and CADE. She also participated in three Performance Festivals organized by the Biennale of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki and in the Performance Biennale “Deformes” (Chile). She is a member of the Academic Board of the hub i-node of the Planetary Collegium (Plymouth University) and teaches at the MFA of the TransArt Institute. Her research interests include the relation between body, space and performance, the relation between self-portrait, identity and subjectivity, as well as the field of art practice as a means and a process of producing knowledge.


Zoe Godosi, Assistant Professor

Zoi Godosi graduated from the Department of History and Archeology of the School of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1985. She has a Master’s Degree on History of Art and a Doctorate on the same subject by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her research interests are the study of folk painting and Modern Greek and Balkan Art.


Yannis Ziogas, Associate Professor

Yannis Ziogas was born in Thessaloniki (Greece). In 2010 he was elected assistant professor at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Western Macedonia (appointed January 2012). He studied Math (BS University of Athens) and received his Master’s in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts (1991) in New York; He holds a PhD from the University of the Aegean (2013). Ηe has held twenty one solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. In 2001, with the support of the J. F. Kostopoulos Foundation, he attended the International and Curatorial Program in New York. His work has been reviewed nationally and internationally (New York Times, Artnews, Sculpture, Giornalle dell’ arte) . He is the author of several essays on art theory and of the books The Byzantine Malevich, Tarkofsky in Chalkis, Censorship in Visual Arts, the Diary of a 407/80 .


Yannis Kastritsis, Associate Professor

Giannis Kastritsis was born in Daphne Evritanias in 1960. He studied Painting at the School of Fine Arts in Thessaloniki from 1985 until 1990 at the studio of in Vanghelis Dimitreas. He then continued his studies, doing his Master at Brooklyn College, New York City from 1990 until 1993. Apart from painting, he is also engaged with photography and sculpture. Since 1997 he is teaching painting at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, in the Department of Graphics and since the year of 2007 he is teaching at the School of Fine Arts in Florina. Finally, he has published the following personal catalogues: “The World of things”, 2004, “In the great pit”, 2006, “The man and his shadow”, 2010, “Cezanne’s doubt”, 2011 and “Interpretation of Lives”, 2012.


Harris Kontosfyris, Associate Professor

He lives and works both in Athens and Florina. He has had 18 solo exhibitions and has participated in various group exhibitions both in Greece and abroad, like the 26h Biennale of Sao Paolo (2004), the 2nd Biennale of Beijing (2006) and the 2nd Biennale of Thessaloniki (2009). He exhibits his work in Zouboulakis Gallery, Athens and in Lola’s Nikolaou Gallery, Thessaloniki. In 2009, he published his book “Inflector” by futura Editions.

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Vasilis Bouzas, Associate Professor

Vasilis Bouzas received his Master’s degree in Fine Arts (MFA) from the Pratt Institute, New York after he was awarded with two scholarships from the Greek state and the Fulbright Foundation (1997). He holds a BFA from the Athens School of Fine Arts and BSc in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University in Athens. He studied, worked and taught in New York in the fields of design and implementation of digital presentations. He has participated in exhibitions and competitions in Greece and abroad and presented his artworks, like audiovisual constructions, animation graphics, digitally modified pictures, sounds and paintings.


Ektor Papadakis, Associate Professor

Hector Papadakis was born in Rethymno, Crete in 1960. From 1983 until 1985 he studied classic sculpture and the art of marble sculpture at the School of Fine Arts, in Pyrgos, Tinos. He graduated with honors in 1985. In the same year he was granted a scholarship, as an honors student, from the Athens School of Fine Arts, where he studied under Professor G. Nikolaidis and later under Professor T. Papagiannis and graduated with honors in 1990. At the same time, he completed with honors his studies in Scenography at the Studio of G. Vasiliadis., as well as in the theory of art acquiring teaching proficiency.

In 1990 and 1991 Hector Papadakis represented the Athens School of Fine Arts at the Meetings of Mediterranean Schools of Fine Arts, which took place in Algeria and in Tunisia respectively. In 1997 he received the 2nd Award of Outdoor Sculpture, at the 2nd International Outdoor Sculpture Symposium – Fukuhara Gakuen University Consortium.  The awarded sculpture remains at the University’s collection.

Since 1990, Hector Papadakis has presented his artworks in various exhibitions, both personal and group exhibitions, in Greece and other countries. Since 2007, as an associate artist of Kaplanon Galleries, he participates in the annual ‘Art Athina’ Art Fair. He also participates in International Art Fairs, such as ‘SWAB 2015’ (Barcelona, October 2015) and ‘ART MADRID 2016’ (Madrid, February 2016).

Since 2007 he is faculty member at the University of Western Macedonia. Since then, he teaches sculpture at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, where he has founded and directs the sculpture studio, while in 2010 he was also elected as Assistant Professor.

In 2011 he received a Master’s degree from the University of Western Macedonia, after completing his thesis on “Busts of historical persons – creation of historical narrations” (Grade: ‘excellent’) and is currently preparing his doctoral thesis entitled ‘Art in the public space’.

Hektor Papadaki’s work is evolving through his research, as well as through teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate university courses. He creates mainly large scale works, from various materials such as marble, bronze/metal, aluminum etc., as part of Sculpture Symposiums, in Greece and other countries, as well as for private collections.


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