TEAM

FotiniKapiris
Fotini Kapiris
Offspaces International Research Program / Co-founder, Offspring Young Artists, Program Leader
Georg Georgakopoulos
Offspaces International Research Program / Co-founder, Offspring Young Artists, International Program coordinator
Dimitris Georgakopoulos
Offspaces International Research Program / Co-founder, Offspring Young Artists, Coordinator
Leftheris Plakidas Tasos_Stylianou-s Rebeka-Jazbec
Leftheris Plakidas
Partner / Offspaces International
Tasos Stylianou
Cyprus Partner / Offspaces International
Rebeka Jazbek
Berlin & Ljubljana Partner / Offspaces International-Offspring Young Artists
ChristianRupp Maria-Xypolopoulou Stratis_Pantazis
Christian Rupp
Vienna Partner / Offspaces International-Offspring Young Artists
Maria Xypolopoulou
Research / Offspring Young Artists
Stratis Pantazis
Research / Offspring Young Artists
Katerina Athanasiou
Research / Offspring Young Artists

Fotini Kapiris

Fotini Kapiris began her studies in the visual arts [Graduate of the Athens School of Fine Arts], photography [University of Winchester, UK], Interactive Multimedia [University of Westminster, UK]. She expanded her work experience as an Art director and later as a Creative director in the Advertising sector, as a Founder and coordinator of Cultural Venues. She indulged herself in cross-platform communication and advertising. She is co-founder of CAMP! Contemporary Art Meeting Point [2011 – 2014], director and supervising curator of the ARTWALL Project Space [2012 – present], and Offspring Young Artists program leader.

Georg Georgakopoulos

Born in Athens in 1964. Attended the Deutsche Schule Athen (1976-82). Studied at the School of Fine Arts HBK Braunschweig 1983-89. Postgraduate studies Meisterschueler at the HBK Germany, 1989-90. Cooperated with Gallery Sander at Darmstadt. Lived in Paris from 1990-91. In 1991 started postgraduate studies Magister Artium. 1991-94 colaborated with Ragna Jurgensen in the exhibitions Weihnachtsausstellung at Zentrale Kunst Gallery in Hamburg. In 1995 founded CHEAPART Gallery with Dimitris Georgakopoulos , Ragna Juergensen, Jens Lange and Fiona Mouzakitis in Athens managing, organizing and curating exhibitions until today. Since 1997-2010 teached at Mokume Jewelry School. In 1999 created the CHEAPART board game. In 2008 co-founded the cultural organization, The Art Foundation, in Athens. 2011 co-founded CAMP! Contemporary Art Meeting Point in Athens. 2007 – today co-curated the CHEAPART European Network: CHEAPART – ARTmART (Wien Künstlerhaus) and CHEAPART Thessaloniki, Amsterdam (Loods6) Nicosia and in Limassol Cyprus. From 1995 to this day has participated in many exhibitions in Greece, France, Spain, Austria and Germany. His first book “Savoir Vivre for Artists” was published in 2010, Melani Publications, as his second book “Apergodromio” (Strike-Arena) by Melani Publications, will be published within 2016.

Dimitris Georgakopoulos

Born in Athens in 1966. Studied painting at the School of Fine Arts in Athens (1985 – 1990). As a visual artist, he has exhibited in Greece and abroad. In 1995 he co-founded CHEAPART Gallery in Athens with Georg Georgakopoulos. As directors of CHEAPART they organize and curate a vast cultural agenda, creating a growing network of contemporary artists and curators. In 2011 with Georg Georgakopoulos and Fotini Kapiris he co-founded CAMP! Contemporary Art Meeting Point Non – Profit Cultural Organization in Athens. In 2012 they organize “Back to Athens Art Festival”, a dynamic art initiative that united the city’s artistic community in a festival-type get-together of cultural events within the Athens city center, a cultural platform deriving expertise from both CHEAPART and CAMP! In July 2012 Dimitris Georgakopoulos and Georg Georgakopoulos were invited from the Wien Kuenstlerhaus to organize and curate an exhibition with a selection of contemporary Greek artists.

Tasos Stylianou

Born in Limassol in 1979. Attended history of art at Christie’s Athen(1999-2000). Studied culture studies at the university of Siena, Italy. (2003-2007). In 2009 started the collaboration with the CHEAPART international network. In 2010 – 2014 founded PENINDAPLINENA Contemporary Art Gallery. In 2012 co-curated CHEAPART Amsterdam, Loods6, with the participation of 200 artists from the Netherlands, Greece, Austria and Cyprus. Organized and curated “Slipping Signs Resurfaces” in the Back to Athens 2013 Festival, with artists from Greece, Cyprus and Germany.

Rebeka Jazbec

Rebeka was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, based in Berlin. She studied History of Art at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Storia dell’Arte at the Università degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy (Erasmus). Before moving to Berlin she studied and worked in Florence and Dublin. Slovenia Museum Educator at the MG+MSUM (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art), Ljubljana, Slovenia Archival Document Assistant at MAO (Museum of Architecture and Design), Ljubljana, Ireland Gallery Assistant, (Internship) at Leinster Gallery, Dublin, member of B-Tour Festival, Berlin, Germany, and Germany Gallery Assistant at Freies Museum, Berlin. She is currently a Marketing & Event Manager at Berlin Art Link.

Maria Xypolopoulou

Researcher on history of French civilization. Born in Athens, Greece (1991). Her interests involve research on French history, gender studies, visual culture, exhibition curating (“Petit Paris d’ Athènes” 2013, “Searching for a Godot”, ArtWall Project Space 2016, Who is afraid of Rinoceros”, BacktoAthens 2016 by CHEAPART) art journalism and artist’s interviews. Maria is a part of the Offspring Young Artists Program. She has collaborated with online art magazines and art spaces. She has graduated from the School of French Language and Literature of the Faculty of Philosophy (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2009-2013). She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in the history of French civilization. Her curiosity led her to explore the experiences of women and men during World War One, and she is currently working on the role and function of photography in France during the war.

Stratis Pantazis

Stratis Pantazis holds an MA in Museum Professions from Seton Hall University (USA) and a PhD in Art History from the University of Manchester (UK). His PhD thesis is on the work of the Arte Povera artist Jannis Kounellis. He is currently working as a co-organiser of the project EPITOPOU in Andros, Greece and as a Managing Editor at De Gruyter Open in the field of Arts, Music & Architecture. He has published articles, reviews and interviews in different journals, online magazines and newspapers such as Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art (USA), Art History (Greece), Art History Supplement (UK), Culture Now (Greece), Flux Magazine (UK) and Avgi (Greece).

Katerina Athanasiou

Lives and works in Athens. Visual Artist – sculptor, performer, Teaching and Laboratory Staff at the Athens School of Fine Arts since 2001. She creates large-scale site-specific installations experimenting with various media, engages with spatial situations and performative act, documents realtime audio visual expressive media including performances, presentations, installations. Her research focuses on individual and collective art practices and methods of presentation, as the importance of speeches, lectures and storytelling in personal and social forms and relationships. “City travellers” radio producer at beton7artradio, founding member and coordinator of the “city travellers group” an artist’s and theorist’s collective, since 2009. Has coordinated a series of workshops, lectures and seminars for the Athens School of Fine Arts, engaging issues of political cause and action within art or the theoretical context of the above. She has participated in many exhibitions, in Greece and abroad.