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ART SUPPORTS EDUCATION

Fulbright
Alumni
Art Series

with the kind support of the Benaki Museum

Fulbright

The Fulbright Program

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Fulbright is the premier international educational and cultural exchange


program in the world. The Fulbright Program awards approximately 6,000
grants annually to scholars from the United States and 155 other countries.
Fulbright alumni include Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, prime ministers and
heads of state, professors and scientists, ambassadors and artists, Supreme
Court justices and company presidents.

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The Fulbright Foundation in Greece was established in 1948 and is the oldest
Fulbright program in Europe. Bi-nationalism is central to its mission. The
Foundation offers scholarships to Greek and American citizens students,
teachers, scholars, researchers and artists to pursue a wide variety of
educational projects. Since 1948, the Fulbright Foundation in Greece has
awarded more than 4,700 grants to Greeks and Americans, while it regularly
implements programs for educational and cultural exchanges, and offers free
advising services for studies in the United States to thousands of individuals.

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Soon after its inception, the Fulbright Foundation began awarding scholarships
for graduate and doctoral studies in the Fine Arts. In time, the need emerged
for a program tailored especially for artists. Thus, in 1989, the Artist Scholarship
Program was launched. Indeed, the Fulbright Foundation in Greece is one of
the few Fulbrights worldwide to offer such a program. The Artist Scholarship
program is intended for American and Greek artists that wish to exercise
their craft, to observe the new artistic tendencies up close, and to expand
their artistic expression. The importance of this program lies in the fact that
it promotes artistic and intercultural communication and creation worldwide
by showcasing Greek art in the United States and supporting collaborations
between American artists and artists or institutions in Greece. Through this
program, to date Fulbright has awarded close to 100 grants to artists.


Fulbright Alumni Art Series

Art Supports Education


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In recognition of the fundamental role of education, Fulbright artist alumni


donate their works in support of the Fulbright Scholarship Program. The Art
Supports Education Fulbright Alumni Art Series program, which began in
2002, was implemented with the support of the Bureau of Educational and
Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State, and the US Embassy in Athens,
in collaboration with the Benaki Museum.
The first series of works was presented in January 2011 in Athens, at the Benaki
Museums Pireos Street Annex, while the second series was shown in December
2011 in Thessaloniki, at the Excelsior Hotel.

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The goal of the Art Supports Education Fulbright Alumni Art Series
program is to demonstrate that art supports education, just as education
supports art. Thus, Fulbright artists reciprocate the opportunity they were
given, by contributing with their works to the financial support of the
Scholarship Program. After all, what better advertisement for the Foundation
than the success of its alumni?
The Fulbright Foundation and the Benaki Museum invite you to support the
Fulbright Scholarship Program by purchasing a work of art from the Fulbright
Alumni Art Series. All proceeds from the sale of the works benefit the Fulbright
Scholarship Program.
This catalogue is a gift to the artists, who have so generously supported this
initiative, as well as a resource which we hope will prove useful to researchers
in the future. We will continue updating this catalogue until it can stand as a
complete record of the Fulbright Foundations artist alumni.
We extend our sincere thanks to the US Embassy in Athens and the US
Consulate in Thessaloniki; the Benaki Museum, and especially Angelos
Delivorrias, Irini Geroulanou, Despina Geroulanou, and Dimitris Droungas;
the Tornivoukas Family and the team at the Excelsior Hotel; Dimitris
Doutis (Fulbright office in Thessaloniki), and especially Angie Fotaki
(Fulbright office in Athens).
Artemis A. Zenetou
Executive Director

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Erieta Attali
Federal Courthouse,
Phoenix, Arizona 2001-2003
George Washington Heights, NYC
2001-2003

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2008
Costas Varotsos
Dromeas 2008

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Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Central Park, New York 2010
Death Valley, California 2010

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2010
Sotos Zachariadis
The Intellectual 2010

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2009-2011
Diane Katsiaficas
Covenant 2009-2011

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Zoe Keramea
Fulbright Foundation in Greece
2006

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1993-2011
Apostolos Kilessopoulos
Nebula 1993-2011

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Theodoros Zafeiropoulos
50 vanessa black 2009-2011

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Sia Kyriakakos
Girl from Trikala 2004

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Ioannis Michalou(di)s
Stairway to Heaven 2011

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Eleni Mylonas
Intergalactic Digs I &
Intergalactic Digs II 2000-2011

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Dimitris Papaioannou+
Marilena Stafylidou
Pictures from Dimitris Papaioannous
Inside 2011

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2007
Lambros Papanikolatos
Untilted 2007

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Vangelis Pliarides
Tapactuan 2009



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Zafos Xagoraris
Soundscape with Foghorn 2005

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2006
Dora Economou
Untitled 2006

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2011
Loukia Richards
Portrait Gallery 2011

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Federal Courthouse,
Phoenix, Arizona
2001-2003
George Washington
Heights, NYC
2001-2003

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Erieta Attali was awarded a Fulbright Artist Scholarship in 200001 to study Architectural and Landscape Photography at Columbia
Universitys Graduate School of
Architecture, Planning and Preservation in New York.
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nightscapes
+ glass buildings 2001
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Born in Tel Aviv in 1966, Erieta


Attali studied photography at
Goldsmiths College, University of
London. From 1992 to 2002, she
worked in the field of Archaeological Photography for the British
Museum, the National Gallery of
London, the Archaeological Museum of Naples, and the Archaeological Museum of Smyrna, among
others. Since beginning her career
as an architectural photographer
in 1998, her work has been widely
published, both in monographs
and in magazines, such as Casabella, 2G, Quaderns, Harvard Design Magazine, and Bauwelt. Since
2003, Attali has been an Adjunct
Assistant Professor of Architectural
Photography at Columbia University, New York. Her work has been
exhibited internationally at galleries
and museums.

Erieta Attali
Federal Courthouse,
Phoenix, Arizona
2001-2003
George Washington
Heights, NYC
2001-2003
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+ glass buildings 2001
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Nightscapes + glass buildings is a collection of photographs which was taken during Erieta Attalis Fulbright year
in the United States. These limited edition prints, produced especially in the
UK for the Fulbright Foundation, feature the Federal Courthouse Building in
Phoenix, Arizona designed by Richard
Meier, and a winter nightscape in New
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Experimental Glass Workshop
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www.costasvarotsos.gr

Costas Varotsos, a Professor of


Visual Arts at Thessalonikis Aristotle University, lives and works in
Greece. His works are represented
in major private collections and museums internationally and can also
be found in public spaces around
the world. Varotsos uses transparent materials, such as glass, Plexiglas and water, as well as steel and
stone to create works of social and
often symbolic significance. He is
especially interested in the way his
art can communicate and emotionally connect with the viewer.
Costas Varotsos received a Fulbright Artist Scholarship in 1990-91
to study at the Experimental Glass
Workshop in New York.
www.costasvarotsos.gr


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Dromeas is a limited edition print,


especially created by internationally
known artist Costas Varotsos in 2008
to commemorate the Fulbright Foundations 60th anniversary. The prints
are signed and numbered by the artist.
The silkscreen is based on Varotsos
Dromeas (the runner), an imposing
12-meter-tall sculpture made of approximately 50 tons of glass and iron
of the type used to build submarines.
The Dromeas was originally placed in
Omonia Square, where it remained until
1998, when work began for the Athens
metro. It was then moved to the small
square facing the entrance to the Athens Hilton.


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Born in Paris, in 1973, Yiorgis Yerolymbos is a photographer, an


architect, and currently a Photography Lecturer at the School of
Architecture, University of Thessaly. He studied Photography at the
Technological Institute of Athens
and Architecture at Thessalonikis
Aristotle University. He subsequently pursued a graduate degree at
Goldsmiths College, University of
London, and completed his PhD at
the School of Art and Design of the
University of Derby, UK. His photography work has been published
in a number of books on landscape
and architectural photography. In
parallel to his academic work, he
also exhibits his photographs in
solo and group art exhibitions in
Greece and abroad. His work focuses on the interaction between
nature and culture, as exemplified
in contemporary landscape photography. He lives and works in
Thessaloniki.
In 2008, with the support of a
Fulbright Foundation grant, Yiorgis
Yerolymbos carried out an independent project at Yale Universitys School of Art and crossed the
United States from coast to coast,
documenting his journey with his
camera.
www.aaart.gr

Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Central Park,
New York 2010
Lambda Print on aluminum,
40x60cm, 10 prints

Death Valley,
California 2010
Lambda Print on aluminum,
50x50cm, 10 prints
(Two photographs from the Road Trip:
USA.16994.61 collection, 2010)


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Crossing America from coast to coast,
like so many photographers before me.
I had dreamed of it for quite some time.
Would I finally do it, or would I just
keep on talking about it?
16,994 kilometers in 61 days, crossing
States, cities, deserts, and seas. When

driving alone through the landscape,


time expands; you become either the
voice and its echo, or just the silence.
You are there because you drove
yourself; you will arrive where you are
headed as fast or as slow as you can
bear to drive. Youre as far from home
as you choose to distance yourself. I
traveled longer and further than I could
have ever hoped. My eyes can now see
a little clearer, a little further down the
road. With this journey, I had the rare
opportunity to meet myself again after
a long time.
Yiorgis Yerolymbos

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Theodoros
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2009-2011

Theodoros Zafeiropoulos was born


in 1978. He graduated with honors
from the School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
(1998-2003) and from the MFA
program of the School of Fine Arts
in Athens (2004-06). He won the
Paula Rhodes Memorial Award from
the MFA program of New Yorks
School of Visual Arts, which he
attended as a recipient of scholarships from the Fulbright, Gerondelis
and Onassis Foundations (200709). He was a fellow participant in
the Skowhegan School of Painting
and Sculpture, Maine, in the summer of 2009. He is currently a PhD
candidate at the School of Architecture, University of Thessaly. He
has held four solo exhibitions and
has participated in many international group shows. His works are
represented in many private and
public collections.
Theodoros Zafeiropoulos received
a Master of Fine Arts degree from
New Yorks Schol of Visual Arts,
which he attended on a Fulbright
Foundation grant.
www.theodoroszafeiropoulos.com

from the please participate me series


61 UV monoprints on manipulated
aluminum surface, 60x40cm


please participate me
www.fulbright.gr
You can see the please participate me
series by visiting our website
www.fulbright.gr

61 UV


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(digital montage)


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A series of 61 Monotype UV Inkjet


prints on manipulated aluminum surface created for the Fulbright Alumni
Art-Series by the artist Theodoros Zafeiropoulos. The multilayered images
(digital montage) are the final documentation of an interactive audio-visual
participatory/performative project entitled please participate me, organized
by the artist at New Yorks School of
Visual Arts in 2009. The 61 unique images investigate autonomous anthropological relationships among individuals
and community, and depict a crowded
multicultural diversity. Concepts such
as collectivity, sociability and inherent
environmental conditions constituted
the dominant research/artistic practice
adopted by the artist.



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Sotos Zachariadis
The Intellectual
2010

Sotos Zachariadis was born in


Thessaloniki in 1960. He apprenticed in the studios of local painters. He held his first solo exhibition
in Thessaloniki in 1984 and in Athens in 1985. Since then his work has
been exhibited in Greece, Europe
and the United States. In the 80s he
became involved with performance
art, which culminated in Ihodraseis, staged at the Royal Theater
of Thessaloniki in 1989. From 1989
to 1994 he invited Greek and foreign artists to the Sotos Art Gallery.
Between 1992-97 he organized Art
Village, an international art festival,
in conjunction with Thessalonikis
foreign cultural institutes. Since
1983, he has been teaching painting
at Eptapyrgion Prison and the Psychiatric Hospital of Thessaloniki. He
has garnered distinctions in painting contests. He lives and works in
Thessaloniki.
Sotos Zachariadis received a Fulbright Artist Award in 1993-94 to
work and study at the Museum of
Contemporary Art, Chicago.

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The Intellectual, a work by the painter


Sotos Zachariadis was selected for
the Fulbright Foundations Art Series
2010. The Intellectual is the portrait
of a youngish man who is inundated
by words, written in a calligraphic and
very personal writing style. The first
works of this series appear in the 1998
painting entitled The Book. The artists singular handwriting draws on
pre-Hellenic and Ancient Greek alphabets, and began appearing in his work
in 1990. The intricate, and therefore
slow, writing method orients the writer
towards a philosophical, poetical and
succinct discourse.


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Diane Katsiaficas is a visual storyteller. For many years she has


studied the visual narratives of
the Eastern Mediterranean, with
a particular focus on Greek, early
Christian and Byzantine imagery.
The visual narratives she develops range from small drawings to
large installations, where she uses
a variety of techniques and technologies from laser etching digital
images to cutting tin cans. She is
a professor in the Art Department
at the University of Minnesota. Her
work has been shown in numerous
exhibitions throughout the United
States and Europe. Among her
awards, she has received two
McKnight Artist Fellowships and is
the holder of a US Patent for a Recreational Structure.
A Fulbright Artist/Scholar Award
to Greece in 1990-91 enabled Diane
Katsiaficas to complete an independent project at Thessalonikis
Aristotle University.
www.dianekatsiaficas.com


2009-2011

Epson Velvet Fine Art,
26x35., 20

Diane Katsiaficas
Covenant 2009-2011
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Covenant is a digital synthesis of a


pencil drawing made on a journey to St.
Catherines Monastery in the Sinai and
a photograph of a copy of a document
in the library of the monastery signed
by the Prophet Muhammad in 628 C.E.
It is a charter of privileges that consisted of several clauses covering aspects of human rights for the Christian
community: freedom of worship and
movement, freedom to appoint their
own judges, freedom to own and maintain property, exemptions from military
service, and the right to protection in
war. In 1517, the Turkish Sultan Selim I
took the original letter, which is now in
the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, but he
gave the monks a copy and approved
its terms. The privileges of protection
and safe-conduct for the monks have
been upheld to this day.


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Zoe Keramea
Fulbright Foundation
in Greece

Zoe Keramea is an artist who explores enfolded surfaces using


sculpture, printmaking, drawing and
ceramics. She was born in Athens,
Greece in 1955 and graduated from
the Universitt der Knste - Berlin
with a Meisterschlerin degree in
1981. She has shown her work in numerous solo and group exhibitions
in galleries and museums around
the world, taught workshops in
universities and museums, and
published numerous artists books.
The digital version of her Mandala
Memory game, which consists of
54 paper cut-out images, is available as an App at the iTunes App
Store. It was awarded a 3rd place
prize in the Best App Ever Awards
2010. She lives and works in Athens
and New York.
In 1989, Zoe Keramea received a
Fulbright Foundation grant for independent research in printmaking,
to work on her new intaglio printing technique, the zoetype, at New
Yorks Printmaking Workshop.
www.zoekeramea.com

Maquette for a Logotype 2006,


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In 2006, Zoe Keramea created a group


of three paper cut-out mandalas as a
logotype for the Fulbright Foundation
in Greece. One of the paper cut-outs,
with the most easily readable text, was
used on the cover of the publication
marking the 60th Anniversary of the
Foundation in Greece, as well as on
the Fulbright tote bag, given to guests
at the anniversary event organized by
the Foundation in Athens in 2008. The
other two paper cut-outs, which are
presented here, are more complex; the
text is more difficult to decipher and
they become a playful challenge to the
viewer.

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Painter, writer, director and stagedesigner Apostolos Kilessopoulos


is considered one of the most important figures in post-war contemporary art. He studied Architecture
in Darmstadt, Film Direction in
Athens, and Opera Stage Design in
Rome. He received honorary scholarships from the Italian government
and the Fulbright Foundation. He
has been taking part in group exhibitions since 1964 and has held
thirty-eight solo exhibitions since
1970 seven of which were retrospectives in Greece, France, Germany and the USA. Seven books
have been published on his work,
which is represented in public and
private collections in Greece and
abroad, and many art critics and
art historians have written about
his art.
Apostolos Kilessopoulos carried
out an independent project at the
Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of
Architecture and Design in 199596, with the support of a Fulbright
Foundation grant.
www.gisi.gr/kilessopoulos

Apostolos
Kilessopoulos
Nebula
1993-2011
Mixed technique, 42x42cm,
edition of 10 unique works



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You can see all ten editions of Nebula
by visiting our website www.fulbright.gr

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The Fulbright grant gave me the opportunity, first of all, to compare the
America I had come to know since
childhood through its cinema, its music, its theater and its literature, with
the experience of actually coming in
contact with it. This comparison never
abolished or altered the relationship
between the imaginary and the real,
since the one refers to or is channeled
into the other continuously. The plethora beyond anything I could have foreseen of the most contrasting trends
that I witnessed thanks to the Fulbright
grant was the most fruitful, especially
in the field of discourse and art, as they
coexist in that vast country. If I had to
describe the sum of these trends in two
words, I would say they are governed
by an indomitable energy. For this reason, they continue to germinate my
imagination and my work.
Apostolos Kilessopoulos



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Sia Kyriakakos represented Greece


at the 50th Venice Biennale in
2003 and at the ARCO international art event in Madrid in 2004.
She has received several awards
and has exhibited her work internationally. Her art is represented in
private and public collections. She
lives and works in Baltimore.
Sia Kyriakakos came to Greece on
a Fulbright scholarship in 2000-01
to research Greeces contemporary
cultural scene.
www.aaart.gr

Sia Kyriakakos
Girl from Trikala 2004
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The Girl from Trikala is a limited edition work taken from Kyriakakos video
project Prosforo. It shows a young girl,
between twelve and fourteen years
old, talking on her cell phone a typical scene in any Greek city. The video
frame was printed on fabric and then
enhanced by line drawing and hand
stitching. Kyriakakos combines traditional modes of craft with high art
techniques, as a way of reintroducing
the handmade of the layman into
contemporary art making.

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Ioannis Michalou(di)s
Stairway to Heaven
2011

Ioannis Michalou(di)s received his


PhD in Visual Arts from the University of Paris I, Panthon-Sorbonne
in 1998. His artistic work up until
then was marked by the use of
elastic fabric in site specific (in situ)
installations, environmental art and
public art projects. In 2005, he
founded the Ioannis Michaloudis
Art & Research SME, which he
continues to direct. In 2007, he won
the Golden Lighthouse at the XXIV
Alexandria International Biennale
with his interactive installation Prelude for cello and three violins.
In 2001, Ioannis Michalou(di)s received a Fulbright Foundation
grant to carry out the Nephele to
the third power research project
at MITs Center for Advanced Visual
Studies.
www.michalous.com

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fabric, aluminum, in acrylic display box,
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Ioannis Michalou(di)s aer( )sculpture


project is a study that combines art
and science by creating sculptures out
of silica aerogel, a nanomaterial used
by NASA in space exploration. Silica
aerogel is an immaterial material that
looks like a piece of sky. This material
is used by the artist in his Stairway
to Heaven works, which were made
especially for the Fulbright Art Series.
They depict a dreamlike scene from a
stairway, leading us to a spiritual environment.

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Born in Greece, Eleni Mylonas studied at the University of Geneva


and went on to receive a Masters
degree in Journalism on a fellowship from Columbia University. She
later studied Photography at the
Polytechnic of Central London and
had her first exhibition at the Royal
Photographic Society. Her Journey through Ellis Island series of
large-scale photographic prints was
exhibited at the MoMA PS1 in New
York and the Zoumboulakis Gallery
in Athens, and is now part of the
permanent collection at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Mylonas
soon moved from pure photography to sculpture, to geometric abstraction, to video and mixed media. She has taught at New Yorks
Parsons School for Design/The
New School and given many talks
on her work. Her work has been
widely exhibited in Europe and the
United States and is in many public
and private collections. Eleni Mylonas has travelled extensively and
maintains a studio in New York and
on the island of Aegina.
In 1966, Eleni Mylonas received a
Fulbright grant to travel to New
York for a asters degree in Journalism on a fellowship from Columbia University.
www.elenimylonas.com

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www.elenimylonas.com

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Intergalactic Digs I &
Intergalactic Digs
2000-2011
archival paper
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Eleni Mylonas
Intergalactic Digs I &
Intergalactic Digs II
2000-2011
Digital print on archival paper, mounted
on aluminum, 50x50cm,
edition of 12 each

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For years I have worked with images


of broken class, ice, dried earth, etc.,
fascinated by the shapes taken on by
different materials when shattered, or
shocked in some other way (burned,
dried, etc.) There seem to be some
elusive rules in operation here. In this
case, I had a few small (3 inch in diameter) Japanese soy sauce dishes with a
cracked turquoise glaze. Each one was
unique since this effect happens in the
kiln. I scanned a couple of the glazed
dishes, then I took them apart electronically, piece by piece, and reassembled
them the way archaeologists display
shards of pots or bones, neatly, one
next to the other. Then I added words
and signs on some of them, thus creating something reminiscent of ancient
clay ballots.
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Zafos Xagoraris is an Assistant Professor at the Athens School of Fine


Arts. His work has been exhibited
internationally, is represented in private collections and museums, and
has received several awards.
In 2003-04, Zafos Xagoraris received a Fulbright Artist Scholarship to conduct research and work
on a project at Columbia University
in New York.
www.xagoraris.net

www.xagoraris.net



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Zafos Xagoraris
Soundscape with
Foghorn 2005
Silkscreen, 50x70cm, edition of 50

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A limited edition print created especially for the Fulbright Foundation by


the artist Zafos Xagoraris, Soundscape
with Foghorn is based on Xagorariss
outdoor sound installation at the Art
Lot, an abandoned space in Brooklyn,
New York. The print was inspired by
Xagorariss installation project at the
Art Lot, which explored the concept of
range, sound and the relation between
art-spectator-community and the city.

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2000-01


Pratt Institute .

In her practice, Dora Economou


deals with appropriations and abbreviations of patterns. As she
explains:
A pattern is a system that allows
one to cover the most possible
space in the least possible time,
giving away the least possible information. I treat the pattern as a
parasite, which taps energy from its
host but cannot afford to kill it as
long as its dependent on it.
She has exhibited her work in
Greece and abroad.
Dora Economou received a Fulbright student scholarship in 200001 to pursue graduate work in Fine
Arts at New Yorks Pratt Institute.


2006
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Dora Economou
Untitled 2006
ixed media on paper, 30x42cm,
each work is unique

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The initial pattern was designed on


paper using paint markers. The work
was reproduced in a limited edition.
Dora Economou worked on each copy
individually, where she further developed details from the initial pattern. All
works are signed by the artist. Economou incorporated her signature in the
design pattern of each work using her
initials and the date ( 2006).



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Dimitris Papaioannou was born


in Athens in 1964. He was taught
painting by the major Greek artist Yannis Tsarouchis and studied
at the Athens School of Fine Arts.
He first became known through
his comic strips and paintings.
He then turned to modern dance
and designed stage scenery, costumes, lighting and make up. He is
a founding member of the Omada
Edafous dance troupe (19862002), the productions of which he
conceived, directed and choreographed. He has directed operas
and musical shows. In 2004, he
planned and directed the Opening
Ceremony of the Athens Olympic
Games. In 2006 he presented 2, in
2008 Medea2 (a revival of Medea)
and in 2009 Nowhere. This was
followed by K.K. (poems by Cavafy
set to music by Lena Platonos) and,
in 2011, by the theatrical installation
Inside.

2010,
project Kitchen
Fulbright.

In 2010, Dimitris Papaioannou carried out an independent project at


the Kitchen in New York through a
Fulbright scholarship.
www.dimitrispapaioannou.com

www.dimitrispapaioannou.com



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Marilena Stafylidou has been involved with creative photography


since 1988. She works on long-term
photographic projects having as
their theme music, theater, dance
and cinema.
www.marilenastafylidou.com

www.marilenastafylidou.com

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45x90., 10

Dimitris Papaioannou +
Marilena Stafylidou
Pictures from Dimitris
Papaioannous Inside
2011
Photographs by Marilena Stafylidou
Digital print on aluminum, 45x90cm,
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Inside takes place in a room that has


been placed in a theater in the center
of the city. A simple sequence of moves
carried out everyday by a person returning home is repeated unchangingly
by 30 actors in innumerable combinations and accumulations.
The distance from Greek reality offered to me by the Fulbright scholarship redefined the daring and independent spirit of my creativity. Inside may
have been conceived in 2004, but it
was realized because of this distance.
Dimitris Papaioannou
Dimitris Papaioannou and I are old acquaintances. We first worked together
in 1995, in a performance called A Moment of Silence. Inside, for me, was a
completely different performance, in
which the viewer becomes a part of the
perfromance, feels at home. I was delighted to surrender the rights for this
photograph to the Fulbright Foundation for its Art Series.
Marilena Stafylidou


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Fulbright
2003-04
International Center of Photography
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FotoFest
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In Absentia
42x30.
50
Inkjet
Hahnemhle

Lambros Papanikolatos is a founding member of ART/IF/ACT


www.art-if-act.com a non-profit
group that aims to support photography education in Greece. He lives
in Athens and works as a photographer and a photography advisor in
the organization of events.

Lambros Papanikolatos
Untilted
1998-2007
from the In Absentia series
Photograph 42x30cm
edition of 50
Fine art inkjet print, printed in
Hahnemhle digital fine art paper

Lambros Papanikolatos received a


Fulbright scholarship in 2003-04
to attend photography seminars at
New Yorks International Center of
Photography. While in the United
States, he also collaborated in the
organization of the International
FotoFest Photography Biennale in
Houston Texas.



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In Absentia ()
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Untitled was photographed in the


Athens neighbourhood of Exarchia in
1988, is part of the photography series
In Absentia and was selected in 2007
for the Fulbright Art Series. This particular print series was made especially
for the Fulbright Foundation and was
printed in Berlin in 2007. All copies are
signed and numbered by the artist. Papanikolatoss original photograph is in
the permanent collection of Houstons
Museum of Modern Art since 2004.


Tapactuan 2009
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Vangelis Pliarides
Tapactuan 2009
au forte, 71x100cm, edition of 80



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www.thanassisfrissirasgallery.com

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Vangelis Pliarides studied at the


School of Fine Arts at Thessalonikis Aristotle University and
received an MFA from the Royal
College of Art in London. Since
2003 he has been a Professor at
the School of Visual and Applied
Arts of Thessalonikis Aristotle University. He lives and works in Thessaloniki. His works are represented
in private and public collections in
Greece and abroad.
In 2000-01, Vangelis Pliarides received a Fulbright scholarship in
order to carry out an independent
project/collaboration with art critics and curators in New York.
www.thanassisfrissirasgallery.com

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The drawing, which was selected in


2009 for the Fulbright Art Series,
was especially created for the Fulbright Foundation in Greece by the
distinguished artist Vangelis Pliarides.
Tapactuan was created by Pliarides
after a trip to Sumatra. It shows a white
tourist, who, despite having become
the tigers friend, cannot get past his
Western way of thinking and walks
around with the tiger on a leash, as if it
were a pet. The prints are signed and
numbered by the artist.




www.fulbright.gr
You can see all ten editions of Portrait
Gallery by visiting our website
www.fulbright.gr

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Textile
Museum (2008).

Atelier Ted Noten
RLD Project
(2009),
Hillary Clinton
I Care a Lot
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Textile Museum
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During her studies at the Hochshule


der Knste Berlin (1988-93), she
experimented with print, photography and film. The design of a
Peloponnesian kilim and its history
of travel from the East to the West
fueled her desire to study fibers. A
Fulbright Foundation Artist grant
(2008) facilitated a research at
The Textile Museums collection in
Washington D.C. She was an Artist
in Residence at Atelier Ted Noten
for the RLD Project funded by the
City of Amsterdam (2009), participated with a Hillary Clinton doll in
the I Care a Lot exhibition on the
Middle East (Trier, Stockholm, Lisbon - 2010), and curated the first
Greek municipal AIR program in
Leonidio, a 19th century town in the
Peloponnese (2010).
In May 2011, she taught Greek embroidery workshops during her
show at Coco-mat in Antwerp,
Amsterdam, and Rotterdam. She
is currently working on a performance concept combining art, education, and social networking.
In 2008, Loukia Richards received
a Fulbright Artist grant that allowed her to carry out research at
The Textile Museums collection in
Washington D.C.

2011
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32x23., 10

Loukia Richards
Portrait Gallery 2011
Embroidery on fabric and paper,
32x23cm, 10 unique works




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The micro-embroideries series under


the title Portrait Gallery is inspired by
Coptic portrait embroidery, Persian
miniature art and the portrait collections seen at the castles of European
nobility. However, the portraits are
sketched and embroidered after my
sine nobilitatis friends, relatives and
neighbors. The influence of comics on
this work is prominent.
Loukia Richards

6, A 106 74
6 Vassilissis Sophias Avenue, Athens 106 74

www.fulbright.gr

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