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Alexandra Athanassiades.Beyond Cavafy’s Written Word

March 19, 2018 7.00pm

“Ioannis Makriyannis” Wing, Gennadius Library (61 Souidias St., Kolonaki)


Presented by

The Gennadius Library

210-72.10.536 (ext. 101)

Alexandra Athanassiades was born in Athens, Greece where she still lives and works. Her higher education began in Switzerland, at Lugano's Franklin College. In 1982 she graduated with distinction from Oxford University's Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at St. Anne's College and was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Printmaking. In 1984 she received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from New York's Columbia University. Since 1984 she has shown her work in several solo and group exhibitions in Athens, Delphi, Paris, New York, Brussels, London and Monte Carlo.  In 1995 she won the Princess Grace Foundation Award. Several of Alexandra's works are in important collections around the world and her sculptures are on permanent exhibition at Galerie Dutko in Paris, Kouros Gallery Sculpture Center in the USA and Zoumboulakis Gallery in Athens. She travels frequently and stays in close touch with artistic developments in both Europe and the USA.

Exhibition curator: Joseph Tupay

An exhibition in the context of Athens 2018 World Book Capital

Duration of the exhibition: March 19 – May 12, 2018

Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 11:00am-5:00pm
Thursday: 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

*On the opening day, the exhibition will be accessible to the public until 10pm.