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studies

2000-2002 MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London
1997-2000 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Central St. Martins College of Art, London
1996-1997 Foundation Course, Chelsea College of Art, London

research program participation / artist-in-residence

2016 Artist-in-residence, artAmari, Rethymno, Crete
2011 Artist-in-residence, Galichnik, Skopje
2010 Artist-in-residence, Leonidio Tower Arts Residence, Greece
2003-2004 Centre for Contemporary Art CCA Kitakyushu research program, Japan
2001 Artist-in-residenceCite International des Arts Residence, Paris

prizes / awards / funds / scholarships

2014 Passwort 3, a drawing competition prize, concept & organization by Reinhold Weber, Zeicheninstitut, Kassel, Germany
2012 A Stavros Niarchos Foundation fund for realizing the "Blue Knights", an art-educational & environmental program for primary schools of the Small Cyclades islands.
2008 2nd prize of Jannis and Joe Spyropoulos Foundation, Athens
2003-2004Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, Athens
CCA Kitakyushu, fee bursary
2002-2003 ACAVA (Association for Cultural Advancement Through Visual Arts), "first base" one-year free studio space award, London
2001-2002 Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, Athens
Millenium award, Peabody Trust, fund for photo-video workshop for children, London
Royal College of Art, London, residency award at Cite International des Arts, Paris
Royal college of Art, London, fee bursary

extra training / conference presentations & papers

2016 Certified Teacher for Europe (t4e) with distinguished paper.
Paper presented at the 72nd educational seminar region of west Attica, "Good practices applied in educational practice", Perama Elementary school
2015

Paper & interactive workshop presentation at Scientific Conference "Academic Excellence and Charisma”, Nea Genia Ziridis.
Art Education Union, attending seminars for Primary Art education.

2014 IB / In School workshop: Making the PYP Happen in the Classroom, PYP category 1, International School of Piraeus (ISP).
15-day Workshop on digital culture, to update knowledge of Fine and Applied Art graduates' concerning the use of digital media,
Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering of the University of the Aegean, Syros, Greece
2008 IBAEM-MYP workshop Basel, Switzerland.
selected solo & group exhibitions / visual art events / festivals
2017 2 Decades +, Spyropoulos Awards, organized and curated by Olga Daniylopoulou, Vorres Museu, Peania, Athens
Orientation,
organized and curated by Steffi Jüngling, Carola Ruf & Friedrich W. Block, Kunsttempel, Kassel, Germany
[Open] Call #2 ThessaloNiki,
organized and curated by P. Voulgaris, D. Maltabe and L. Petrou, part of the collateral events of the 6thThessaloniki Biennale
36° 47’ 7.4” Β 24° 34’ 50” Δ meeting point, organized and curated by Andriani Ventouri & Maria Gouveli, Kimolos island
[Open] Call #1 Stream, Rock, Terrace
, organized and curated by P. Voulgaris, D. Maltabe and L. Petrou, Athens
2016 Palmoi III, organized by the Onassis Foundation Scholars Association, Onassis Cardiac Syrgery Center, Athens
Art Walk, Terra Firma
, curated by Andriani Ventouri & Maria Gouveli, Kimolos island
Re-housing,
day conference curated by Myrto Kiourti, SGT Onassis Cultural center, small stage
(Test) in between
, participation in the solo show of Katerina Athanasiou, Beton 7 Center for the Arts, Athens
2015 The Bankorgs, Performance Dinners No. 8, curated by Maria Paschalidou, Bios Tesla, Athens
Starting Points, 1 building, 3 sculptures, 1 documentary, curated by Andriani Ventouri & Maria Gouveli, Kimolos island
2014 Locked in, curated by Eleutheria Stamati & Ioanna Myrka, Beton 7 center for the arts, Athens
1st Video Art Exhibition, Digital Art Collections, Ionian festival, N. Smyrni, Athens
Password 3,
curated by Henning Lutze, Bernhard Skopnik and Reinhold Weber, Zeichen Institut, Kassel
uP
, curated by Dinos Nikolaou & Iphigenia Papamikroulea, metamatic:taf, Athens
One Hundred Boats, One Hundred Waters,
in collaboration with students of the International School of Piraeus, Cake pastry shops, Piraeus
2013 Save, curated by Giorgos Tserionis, Pindaros Hotel, Athens
Wanna Play? organized by Playroom, 6 Dogs, Athens
2012 A Space in 500 Pieces, curated by Ana Frangovska, multimedia center Mala Stanica, Skopje
My Athens,
a MouSou project, www.mousouproject.com, Technohoros gallery, Athens
2011 On Cooking, curated by Bia Papadopoulou, Technohoros gallery, Athens
2010 A Space in 300 Pieces, a solo exhibition / one-day event supported by the Arcade EAP, Nicosia, Cyprus
Give me a Sign,
supported by the Cleanjunkies, Synergeio Theater and deBop.gr, Artville Gallery, Athens
Α thrilling AIR at a Tower haunted with history,
Leonidio, Greece
Art Athina 2010, Jannis Spyropoulos Awards 2006-2009,
the Faliro Pavilion (TaeKwonDo) Athens
Onassis Foundation Video Art
, Bios, Athens
Three Days With Six Dogs, organized by into the pill, 6 Dogs, Athens
2009 Pastry Love Difference, Café de l’île, Centre International d'Art et du Paysage, ile de Vassivière
In Dire(ct) Democracy,
curated by Gelly Grindaki & Margarita Kataga, School of Fine Arts, Athens
Intothepill. Vol. 1 / Greek Contemporary Video Art
, Synch Festival, Athens
City One Minutes, organized by the One Minute Foundation, the Athenian part is curated by Adonis PIttas, www.cityoneminutes.org
2008

Love[in] a different kefte, in collaboration with Maria Nymfiadi, Cake pastry shops, Athens
Love Difference Ice-cream and sweets as cultural passports, CAMeC Modern & Contemporary Art Center, La Spezia
Intrude Art & Life 366
, curated by Mr Shen Qibin, Zendai MOMA Museum, Shanghai
The World One Minutes, curated by the One Minutes Foundation, Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing
MIR festival, Melina Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens
Festival Miden 2008, Kalamata
Palmoi II, curated by Giannis Roussos, Onassis Cardiac Syrgery Center, Athens
Le Silo, curated by Teresa Castro, Jennifer Verraes, Grain de Blé, Marie Canet & Evgenia Giannouri, Betonsalon gallery, Paris
Into the pill, Art Athina '08, Athens

2007 Karaoke Poetry Bar, curated by intothepill, 1 st Athens Biennial
Nightcomers, curated by Adnan Yildiz, Ovul Durmusoglu, Marcus Graf, Borga Kanturk, Pelin Uran, 10 th Istanbul Biennial
Public Screen, 1st Thessaloniki Biennial
Visibility, curated by Maria Paschalidou, Athens, fruit market of Attiki & Cheap Art, Athens
Strange Screen Festival 6, organized by into the pill, Thessaloniki Cinema Museum
Trauma Queen, curated by Zoe Pappa, Harris Kondosphyris & Christian Rupp, Mediterranean Hotel, Athens
Asymmetric Sight-Scene, organized by into the pill, parallel to Her (his)tory, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens
Motel, curated by Alexandros Apostolides & Panagiota Apostolopoulou, International Festival 2007, Anc. Olympia
People, curated by Marina Athanassiadou & Margarita Kataga, Art Athina '07 & Action Field Kodra '07
Art in not Mute, Ersta Konsthall gallery, Sweden
Athens Video Art Festival 07, Technopolis-Gazi, Athens
2006 Blind Date #12, curated by Adonis Volanakis, Athens
Rooms To Let, curated by Effie Halyvopoulou, Action Field KODRA-06
The Scarecrow, curated by Olga Daniylopoulou, Nico De Oliveira & Nicola Oxley, Averoff Museum, Metsovo, Greece
2005

Visions, curated by Irene Gerogianni, organized by Kappatos gallery, Imperial & Macedonia Palace Hotels, Athens & Thessaloniki
Menu for 2, event in collaboration with Maria Nymfiadi, Greece

2004 CCA Kitakyushu open studios, Japan
2003 Video screening, Enyen gallery café bar, Tokyo, Japan
CCA Kitakyushu, Maeda studio, Japan
Ladies & gentlemen, one day event, ACAVA studios, London
2002     What If, Reflections On Living Across Differences, curated by Helena Koumbouzis & Gulsen Bal, Devlet Resim Heykel Muzesi- Opera Oeydani- Ulus, Ankara
Open For Inspiration, RCA Degree Show 2002, London
2001

What If, In Residence, In Transit, curated by Helena Koumbouzis & Gulsen Bal, 82, Teasdale st, London
Cite International Des Arts, open studio, Paris
What If, Reflections On Choice, curated by Helena Koumbouzis & Gulsen Bal, Athens
One Day, All These Will be Yours, RCA, Howie st. London
Interim Show, The Henry Moore Gallery, RCA, London

2000 ACAVA Open Studios, Cremer St. London
{X}HIBIT 2000, Davies St. Gallery, London
Central St. Martins Degree Show 2000, London
1999 Between The Two Shores, Greenwich Citizens Gallery, London
Out of the Bubble, Lethaby Galleries, London
The body&bodily experiences, Notting Hill Arts Club, London
Nite Lites, Notting Hill Arts Club, London
Dislocation, Notting Hill Arts Club, London
professional activity concerning school & musem education
2017-2018 Moraitis primary school, visual art teacher, the lesson is held in English language, Athens.
2016-2017 Platon high school, an IB world school (International Baccalaureate) for all years (PYP, MYP, IB), visual art teacher from 6st to 10th grade (MYP), the lesson was held in English language, Athens.
Mikro Dimotiko primary school, Vari.
2015 Author responsible for the development and elaboration of the national curriculum and educator's guielines, Music and Art High Schools Greece,
Course: "Photography and Multimedia".
2013-16 ISP International School of Piraeus, an IB world school (International Baccalaureate) for primary years (PYP), visual art teacher from 1st to 6th grade, the lesson was held in English language, Piraeus.
2004-16 Nea Genia Ziridis, primary school, visual art teacher, Athens.
2012-13 Blue Knights, an art educational & environmental program, which was realized at the small Cyclades islands’ primary schools,
in collaboration with the museo - pedagogist and children’s story writer Alkistis Halikia.
The project is endorsed by the Greek Ministry of Education and is fully funded by the "Stavros Niarchos Foundation".
Argiri – Laimou, pre-school education, visual art teacher from 1.5 - 6 yrs old, Athens.
MoυSoυ, art participatory projects often related to the educational process, founding member.
2004-12 Herakleidon museum, Art & Mathematics, independent visual art educator for all age school and college visiting students, Athens.
2008-09 Nea Genia Ziridis, IB school, visual art teacher's assistant, Athens.
2003 CCA Kitakyushu, children’s workshop with Olafur Eliasson & Einar Thorsteinn, Japan.
CCA Kitakyushu, children’s animation workshop assisting Ken’ichiro Mogi, Japan.
Hoxton Hall, leading art, drawing, photography, printing workshops and music instruments’ construction workshop, London.
2002 Tiverton Primary School, leading photography and moving image workshop, sponsored by Peabody Trust, London.
2000 Camden Arts Centre, assisting Luci Brennan during the after school art club at Hampstead Community Centre, London.
Camden Arts Centre, assisting Thomas Gosenbruch during a 2 day visual arts-workshop held at Kentish Town City Farm, London.
selected publications / catalogues / press
2016 Palmoi III, exhibition catalogue, Athens
2015 Imago Mundi, Traces of Today, Benetton Collection catalogue, Italy
2012 A Space in 500 Pieces, exhibition catalogue, Skopje
Galichnik Arts Residency 2011, exhibition catalogue.
2009 In Dire(ct) Democracy, exhibition catalogue, School of Fine Arts, Athens
Intothepill. Vol. 1 / Greek Contemporary Video Art
, exhibition catalogue, Synch Festival, Athens
Lea Petrou, ΑΩ Alexander S. Onassis public benefit foundation magazine # 45, 12/09, Athens
2008 Love[in] a different kefte, recipe & visitors' book, Athens
A sweet exhibition: Love[in] a different kefte, I Cook Greek magazine # 13, Athens
Art bonding with coffee and sweets,
Athinorama # 410, 20-27/03, Athens
Intrude Art & Life 366
, # 04, Zendai MOMA Museum, Shanghai
The World One Minutes, video & literature, exhibition catalogue, Beijing Today Art Museum, Beijing
MIR festival, exhibition catalogue, Athens
Palmoi II, exhibition catalogue, Athens
LIFO # 106, 03/04/08, Athens
Trauma Queen, exhibition catalogue, Athens
From bazar to hamam. Art outside, conference proceedings, Warehouse B1 port, Thessaloniki
Into the pill, Art Athina '08, exhibition catalogue, Athens
2007   This month's art piece, Lea Petrou: This is you, this is me, by Stavros Tsigoglou, Art News # 162, 10/07, Athens
Lea Petrou,
ΑΩ Alexander S. Onassis public benefit foundation magazine # 35, 03/07, Athens
Karaoke Poetry Bar
, exhibition catalogue, Athens
Nightcomers, exhibition catalogue, Istanbul
Public Screen, exhibition catalogue, Thessaloniki
Visibility, Highlights # 30, Athens
Visibility, Athinorama # 385, Athens
Art went to the market, BHMagazino # 364, Athens
Visibility on the city streets, Eleftheros Typos 28/09/07, Athens
Motel, exhibition catalogue, Anc. Olympia
People, Art Athina '07 & Action Field Kodra exhibition catalogues, Athens
Athens Video Art Festival '07, exhibition catalogue, Athens
2006

Blind Date #12, exhibition catalogue, Athens
Lea Petrou, Rooms ToLet exhibition catalogue, Action Field KODRA '06, Thessaloniki
Lea Petrou, text by Olga Danyilopoulou, The Scarecrow exhibition catalogue, Averoff Museum, Metsovo
An evening without mountial, Eleftherotypia 29/06, Athens
Lost in the net, Athinorama # 306, 23/30, Athens
www.thelossproject.net, OZON # 36, Athens
www.thelossproject.net, LIFO # 14, 09/03, Athens

2005 Biopolitics, GAP # 4, Athens
Lea Petrou, text by Irene Gerogianni, Visions exhibition catalogue, Athens
Lea Petrou & Gerogianni at Visions 2005, Time out # 102, 07/2005, Athens
Lea Petrou, ΑΩ Alexander S. Onassis public benefit foundation magazine # 27, 03/05, Athens
2004 CCA Kitakyushu Research program 2003-4 publication, Kitakyushu
2002     The Show 2002, Royal College of Art exhibition catalogue, London
What if, Reflections on Living across Differences, exhibition catalogue, Ankara
2001 What if, in Residence, in Transit, exhibition catalogue, London
What if, Reflections on Choice, exhibition catalogue, Athens
What if, Reflections On Choice, Athinorama, 21-27/09, Athens
London Calling, Athinorama, Athens, 5-10/10, Athens
What if, in Residence in Transit, Create, # 18, 24/11, London
What if, Reflections on Choice, Eleftherotipia, 26&23/09, Athens
What if, in Residence, in Transit, Kibris, 30/11, London
Conflict of Private and Public Life, Herald Tribune, Athens
Honey Sample Collection, Honeybee Science, # 22, No.2, Japan
Honey Sample Collection, The National Geographic, China
What if, in Residence..., London Gazette, 15/11 and 29/11, London
Interaction Between Identity & Culture, Londra Express, 21/11
What if, Reflections on Choice, Skala, November, Istanbul
Honey Sample Collection, The Scottish Beekeeper, May, Scotland
2000   Central St, Martins Degree Show, exhibition catalogue, London
{X}HIBIT 2000, exhibition catalogue, London

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