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ALEKA CHELIOTI CONTI (Greece, Athens b. 1955 / act: Athens)

Aleka Chelioti-Conti Aleka Chelioti Conti was born in 1955 in Athens, Greece. She studied painting in the studio of Kostas Iliadis from 1987 to 1990. At the same time she had the engraver Nikos Ventouras as her mentor enriching her experience in the great Museums in Italy, France and the United States. In her work, Chelioti Conti passed from landscape to figuration, and after 1988 into a subjective representation of motifs from Greek mythology.

Chelioti Conti has presented the following personal exhibitions: Corfu Reading Society, Corfu Island (1979); Corfu Art Gallery (1980 and 1981); Corfu Palace Hotel (1982 and 1983); Kostis Palamas Building, Piraeus (1983); Boba Piazza, Corfu (1984); Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, Virginia (1986); French Institute, Corfu (1986); Agathi Art Gallery, Athens (1987); Galerie Zygos, Athens (1991); Hellenic American Union, Athens (1994); The American College of Greece (1996); Municipal Gallery of Athens (1996); and Hellenic Center of Atlanta (1996). Her artworks have also been exhibited artworks at the following venues: Municipal Theater of Corfu; Cultural Center of Ilioupolis; Yannis Galatis Hall in Myconos, and other art centers. She has also taken part at the following group exhibitions: Grand Prix International d' Art Contemporain, Monte Carlo (1987, 1989); Hautefeuille, Paris (1989); Exhibition of Artistsic Drawing, Stamen-Kovits University, Belgrad (1989); Municpal Gallery of Illioupolis, Athens (1991, 1992, 1993); Grand Prix de Paris (1993); Museum of Modern Art Commanderie d' Unet, France (1993).

For her personal exhibition in 1986 at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History in the United States, under the patronage of the National Gallery of Greece, she was interviewed by the American television and press. At the XXIII Prix International d' Art Contemporain in Monte Carlo (1989) inaugurated by Prince Rainier de Monaco, the Academia Leonardo Da Vinci of Rome gave Chelioti Conti a Diploma of Honor.

[Megakles 02/2005]

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