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“Mix and Match Games: Maria Letsiou and Caroline Pradal”

12 January 2018

FokiaNou Art Space is pleased to present the work of two artists, Maria Letsiou and Caroline Pradal, who hail from Thessaloniki and France. Both artists playfully address emotions and personal memories by assembling sculptures and collections of mundane items, both secular and sacred, from natural and manmade materials. Letsiou combines vintage found family photographs with sculpture and models to pose questions about nationality and democracy, as well as presenting new works in ink and watercolor on paper. Pradal creates a “mix and match game” with her sculptures and dioramas, which stem from a wide range of influences.

Maria Letsiou (Ph.D.) is a visual artist, educator and researcher. She has participated in two biennials (Luleå Art Biennial, LAB11, Sweden and the 9th Biennale of Young Artists in Europe, Rome, Italy, 1999). Her art works have been presented in several solo and group exhibitions. She is an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Early Childhood Education at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. As a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at UIUC’s School of Art and Design in the United States (2015), she conducted research on learning through video production. www.maria-letsiou.com

Caroline Pradal graduated from Paris Fine Arts School (ENSBA) in 2005. Her personal exhibitions include: Jardin des Batignolles, Paris (2017), LaChapelle, Paris (2015), Gallery Ockenlund, Copenhagen (2012), and Gallery 22,48m2, Paris (2011). She also participated in several collective events and exhibitions at Ela Projects, Athens, Gallery Jeune Création, Paris and LaGénérale en Manufacture, Sèvres. She was an artist-in-residence at Gallery Rasch in Denmark(2012) and at Gallery Le Besset in France (2005). She works and lives in France, Athens and Vienna. www.carolinepradal.com

FoKiaNou Art Space is an artist-run project space in the intimacy of a small apartment in an old building in the center of Athens. The apartment has been transformed into an open space that encourages collaborative creative efforts between Greek and foreign artists, thereby promoting and supporting the local art community. The space hosts exhibitions, workshops and projects under the direction of two artists, Mary Cox and Panagiotis Voulgaris. www.fokianou247.gr 

FokiaNou Art Space, Fokianou 24, 7th floor, Pagrati, Athens (Metro: Evangelismos)

The exhibit will be open from January 11 – January 27, Hours: Thursday to Saturday, 17:00-20:00

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