lea petrou

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i studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design (1996 - 1997 London), Central St. Martins College of Art (1997 - 2000 London)
and received a Masters in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art (2002 London)_
i attended an 8-month research program in CCA Kitakyushu (2003 - 2004 Japan)_
i have been an artist - in residence at artAmari (2016 Greece), Galichnik (2011 Skopje), Leonidio Art Tower (2010 Greece) and Cite International des Arts (2001 Paris)_
i have also attended a 15 day Workshop on digital culture, at the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering
of the University of the Aegean (2014 Syros, Greece)_at the moment, i live and work in Athens, Greece_

my artwork has been exhibited at group shows in Greece and abroad, amongst others:
[Open] Call #1 Stream, Rock, Terrace
(Athens 2017), ArtAmari residency (Rethymno, Crete 2016), Art Walk, Terra Firma (Kimolos 2016),
Re-housing
(day conference, SGT Onassis Cultural center, small stage 2016), (Test) in between (Beton 7 Center for the arts, Athens 2016),
The Bankorgs, Performance Dinners No. 8
(Bios Tesla, Athens 2015), Starting Points (Kimolos island 2015), Locked in (Beton 7 center for the arts, Athens
2014),
Password 3 (Zeichen Institut, Kassel 2014), uP (metamatic:taf, Athens 2014),
One Hundred Boats, One Hundred Waters (Cake pastry shops, Piraeus, Athens 2014),
Save
(Pindaros Hotel, Athens 2013), A Space in 500 Pieces (multimedia center Mala Stanica, Skopje 2012),
my Athens
(a MouSou project, www.mousouproject.com Athens 2012), On Cooking (Technohoros gallery, Athens 2011),
Give me a Sign
(Artville Gallery, Athens 2010), A Space in 300 Pieces (Arcade EAP, Nicosia, Cyprus 2010),
Art Athina / Jannis Spyropoulos Awards 2006-2009 (the Faliro Pavilion [TaeKwonDo], Athens 2010),
Onassis Foundation Video Art
(Bios, Athens 2010), Pastry Love Difference (Café de l’île, Centre International d'Art et du Paysage, ile de Vassivière 2009),
In Dire(ct) Democracy
(School of Fine Art, Athens 2009), Intothepill. Vol. 1 / Greek Contemporary Video Art (Synch Festival, Athens 2009),
City One Minutes
(www.cityoneminutes.org 2009), Love[in] a Different Kefte (Cake pastry shops, Athens 2008),
Intrude Art and Life 366
(Zendai MOMA Museum, Shanghai 2008), The World One Minutes (Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing 2008),
Palmoi ΙΙ & III
(Onassis Cardiac Syrgery Center, Athens 2008 & 2016), Love Difference Ice Cream And Sweets as Cultural Passports
(CAMeC Modern & Contemporary Art Center, La Spezia 2008), Le Silo (Betonsalon Gallery, Paris 2008),
MIR Festival
(Melina Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens, 2008), Karaoke Poetry Bar (1st Athens Biennial 2007),
Nightcomers
(10th Istanbul Biennial 2007), Public Screen (1st Thes/niki Biennial 2007), Trauma Queen (Athens 2007),
Strange Screen Festival 6
(Thes/niki 2007), Motel (Anc. Olympia 2007), Visibility (Athens 2007),
People
(Athens & Thes/niki 2007), Art Is Not Mute (Sweden 2007), Athens Video Art Festival (2007), Blind Date #12 (Athens 2006),
Rooms To Let,
(Action Field Kodra, Kalamaria 2006), The Scarecrow (Averoff Museum of Modern Greek Art, Metsovo 2006),
Visions 2005
(Athens Imperial Hotel & Macedonia Palace Hotel 2005), CCA Kitakyushu Open Studios (Japan 2004),
What If, Reflections on Living Across Difference
(Devlet Resin Heykel Muzesi, Ankara 2002), Interim Show (The Henry Moore Gallery RCA, London 2001),
What If, In Residence, In Transit
(London 2001), {X}hibit 2000 (Davies st. Gallery, London 2000), Between The Two Shores (Greenwich Gallery, London 1999)_

i have accepted the Passwort 3, a drawing competition prize held by the Zeicheninstitut (Kassel 2014)_
the 2nd prize of Jannis and Joe Spyropoulos Foundation (Athens 2008)_
scholarships from the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation(2001 - 2004)_
bursaries from the Royal College of Art (London 2000 - 2002), the CCA Kitakyushu (Japan 2003 - 2004)_
and a free studio award from ACAVA studio spaces (London 2001 - 2002)_

i am a visual art educator with teaching experience in museums, art centers and schools in England, Japan and Greece_
i teach art at the MYP program of Platon high school in Athens and Mikro Dimotiko primary school in Vari_i have been teaching art
in the primary school of Nea Genia Ziridis (2005 - 2016), Mairi Argyri Laimou (2012 - 2013) and International School of Piraeus (2013 - 2016)_
i have been attending in school, IB workshops in Greece (2014 ISP) and IBAEM - MYP workshop in Switzerland (2008 Basel)_
i am a certified Teacher for Europe (2015 - 16)_in 2015, I was an appointed author, responsible for the development and elaboration
of the national curriculum and educator's guidelines, under the "Photography and Multimedia" course, for the Music and Art High Schools, Greece_
i have been member of the educational team of the museum Herakleidon Experience in Visual Arts_
i have been co-running the educational workshop "Blue Knights", held at the Small Cyclades islands' public schools (Koufonissia, Donousa, Schoinousa and Irakleia)_

i am a founding member of MouSou team, which is planning and organizing art participatory projects often related to the educational process_



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