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CHRISTINA KATSARI (Greece, Athens b. 1971 / act: Athens)

Christina Katsari Christina Katsari was born in Athens in 1971. She studied Theatrology at the Hellenic Playwriters' Society in the year 1991-92. She then entered the Athens School of Fine Arts and studied painting under Dimitris Mytaras and set design under George Ziakas, with a scholarship from the Hellenic State Scholarship Foundation for Academic Achievement. She graduated from A.S.F.A. with honors in 1997. In 1998-2000 she studied for an M.F.A. in painting and new media at the School of Visual Arts NYC with an Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation scholarship.

Since 1995 Christina Katsari has been Art Director in the field of television and advertisement. Since 2002, she has been working on documentaries, and in 2004 won the First Prize for her documentary Heterotopia at Platforma Festival of the Greek Directors' Guild. To date she has also created the educational documentary Digenis Akritas for the Byzantine Museum of Athens, and the documentary Contemporary Olympic Games: Architecture, Civilization, Communication, which came under the auspices of the Maroussi Municipality.

Christina Katsari has had personal exhibitions, such as the video installation Falling Up at the Hellenic Foundation for Culture of New York in 2001, and Vanitas at the D624 Project Space of Athens in 2005. She has also participated in international group exhibitions, such as International Young Art of Sotheby's Israel in 1999, Rewrite at the Visual Arts Gallery of SoHo in 2000, Duchamp Travelling curated by the NY Arts Magazine in 2001, and Everyday Hellas at White Box Gallery NYC and the Freedom Park of Athens in 2004. Works by her belong to public and private collections in Greece and abroad.

Christina Katsari lives and works in Athens.

[Megakles Rogakos 08/2006]

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