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KONSTANTINA KAPANIDOU (Greece, Thessaloniki b. 1978 / act: London & Athens)

Konstantina Kapanidou Konstantina Kapanidou was born on 26 August 1978 in Thessaloniki, Greece. She studied Fine Art at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1998-2003) painting with Teta Makri and Yorgos Golfinos. With a scholarship from the Lilian Voudouri Foundation she furthered her studies in fine art at the University of East London (2005-2006) with Grenvile Davey and Geoffrey Brunell. She was honoured with the following awards: Award of Excellence and Innovation, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2003). She curated the following exhibition: There is Nothing to be Ashamed of in Choosing Happiness, AVA Gallery, London (2006).

Konstantina Kapanidou presented the following personal exhibitions: Just the Two of Us, Gallery of G raduates Association of Fine Art Schools - GAFAS, Athens (2005). She also participated in the following group exhibitions: Snap Shot, Contemporary Museum of Baltimore, Maryland, USA (2000); Portes Ouvertes, University of Arts & Crafts, Limoge, France (2000); 9th Meeting of Young Artists from Eastern Europe and the Balkans, Didimoticho, Greece (2002); Graduates of the School of Fine Arts, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2003); Small Pieces of Art, Tint Gallery, Thessaloniki (2003); Identity Issues, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2004); 4th Meeting of Action Field Kodra, Kodra Project Thessaloniki (2004); Drawing Show, Espacio La Rebeca, Bogotá, Colombia (2005); Fragile, Gallery of G raduates Association of Fine Art Schools - GAFAS, Athens, Greece (2005); East London Group Show, Start Gallery, Brighton (2006); The Guests, Parfitt Gallery, Croydon (2006); House of Ours, R.K. Burt Gallery, London (2006); The Royal Standard Show, Royal Standard, Liverpool (2006); Open Screenings, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2007); International Times, 78 Lyndhurst Way, London (2007); Private - Prop, The Residence, London (2007); Painted Paper, Second Floor Suite, Bath (2007); Quixotic Vision, Dollinger Art Projects, Tel Aviv, Israel (2007); Fresh Paint Art Fair, Tel Aviv, Israel (2008); Open Studios, Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art - ACAVA, London (2008); Art Athina, Helexpo, Athens (2008); Unconfined, Melina Merkouri Cultural Center, Athens (2009); Surprize, Technopolis, Athens (2009); Boarding Gate, K-art Gallery, Athens (2009); Sappho's Chariot, Gallery Kourd, Poros Island (2009); Collection, Gallery Kourd, Athens (2010); Surprise, Technopolis, Athens (2010); and Art Athina, Faliro Pavilion, Athens (2010).

Artworks by Konstantina Kapanidou are kept at the following collections: The American College of Greece - ACG Art; Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, Athens; Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.

Konstantina Kapanidou currently lives in London where she also works as an art workshop facilitator for the the following academic institutions: Royal Academy of Arts; London International Gallery of Children's Art; and Camden Summer University.

[Megakles Rogakos 08/2009]

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