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Professional Preparation

2010 Ph.D.

Art Education

Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece

Department of Theory and History of Art

 

1996 BA

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Faculty of Fine Arts, School of Visual and Applied Arts, major painting.

 

FELLOWSHIPS

2015

Fulbright Visiting Scholar grants 2015 -2016. Art education, School of Art and Design, College of Fine and Applied Arts, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. Host professor Dr. Paul Duncum.

2005

Greek State Scholarships Foundation 2005-2009, Recipient of scholarship for Ph.D., Art Education.

 

AWARDS

2011

Participation in Lulea. Art Biennial, Sweden, June – September 2011, LAB11, ‘games of infinity’ project.

1999

Participation in the 9th Biennale of Young Artists in Rome, Italy, June–September 1999, “cylinders of open communication project”.

 

Professional Academic Experience

2019-20 

School of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Academic Research, Teaching Staff (ΕΔΙΠ) , Art Education classes.

2017-18

School of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art Education classes, fall and spring semester.

2016-17 

School of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art Education classes, fall and spring semester.

2014-15 

Faculty of Fine Arts, School of Visual and Applied Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art Education classes, spring semester. 

2010 - 2011:

School of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art Education classes, fall semester. 

2005 - 2010 

Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece, Teaching assistant, Art Education classes. 

 

High school and after-school teaching

2016-2019

Public Art high school of Thessaloniki, Hellenic Republic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, art studio, painting, new media, photography.  

1999 - 2005 & 2010 - 2015

Public Secondary School, Greek Ministry of Education, Art classes.

1992 - 2001

Cultural Centre of Veria, Greece, after-school course, art studio.

 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH GRANT

2015–16 

Fulbright visiting scholar program. "Learning through video production" School of Art and Design, College of Fine and Applied Arts, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA.

 

MEMBER OF ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE

2018

InSEA seminar: Research and Praxis for Social Engaged Arts Education, 16 – 18 July 2018, School of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. 

 

SCHOLARLY AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES

 

EDITORIAL TEAM 

2019 

Thessaloniki InSEA seminar 2018: Research and Praxis for Social Engaged Arts Education, InSEA e publication. Editorial team: Teresa Torres de Eça; Hester Elzermann; Maria Letsiou; Maja Maksimovic; Angela Saldanha.

 

KEYNOTE CONFERENCE ADDRESS

2012

“Blurring of margins between Art and Science: a new learning space”. Presented at III International Symposium of Visual Studies, “Global trends in Visual Arts Higher Education” Facultad de Artes Visuales of the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, 6–8 November 2012, Monterrey, Mexico.

 

INVITED LECTURES

November 2018 

‘The studio – art production and the performance: teaching implementations’, Lecture and workshop. Graduate school “Aesthetic education: theory and actions" School of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

April 2016

"Creativity in contemporary art classroom". ‘Train the Trainers Meeting’. Organized by Fulbright Foundation, Athens.

October 2016

"Interdisciplinary art and learning". Lecture and workshop. Graduate school “Aesthetic education: theory and actions" School of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

2019

        'Studio learning and everyday objects', 36th InSEA World Congress, "making", Vancouver, Canada.

2018

  1. ‘Directions of studio art learning in Art high schools and students’ unsolicited creative practices’. The arts in the Greek school: present and future. Faculty of Theatre Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. 

  2. ‘Learning/teaching Human rights through Art’, PPLG, Play, Perform, Learn, Grow, Exploring creative community practices, Anatolia College, Thessaloniki Greece.

  3. ‘Research and Praxis for Social Engaged Arts Education: InSEA Seminar’. Seminar of Greek Art Education Association, Thessaloniki, Greece. 

  4. ‘Human rights school event’. InSEA European Regional Congress. Scientific and Social Interventions in Art Education, Helsinki, Finland. 

2017

  1. “Realising Erwin Wurm’s one minute sculpture in educational settings”. Susan M. Coles, Maria Letsiou, Bernadette Thomas. 35th InSEA World Congress, “Spirit-Art-Digital”, Daegu, Republic of Korea.

  2. “The significant role of studio practice in the art education class”. 35th InSEA World Congress, “Spirit-Art-Digital”, Daegu, Republic of Korea.

  3. “Addressing the Challenges of Digitally Imbued Art Education Practice: A Project for Students and Teachers where the Digital and Traditional Coexist and Create Spiritually Transformative Experiences”, Mousumi De (Indiana University, USA), Paulo Cesar da Silva Teles (University of Campinas, Brazil), Maria Letsiou, (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece), 35th InSEA World Congress, “Spirit-Art-Digital”, Daegu, Republic of Korea.

2016

       THE VILLAGE KOLHIKO: Three Greek junior high school art classes explore a place. 4th Conference on Art-based              research and artistic research, rethinking arts-based research, artistic research-and global/local communities. Aalto                    University, School of Arts, Design, and Architecture. Helsinki, Finland.

2015

      “The Practice of Taking Selfies in Art Education”. InSEA European Regional Congress, Lisbon, Portugal.

2014

  1. "The International Friendship Art Project: teaching interventions in public high schools". In collaboration with Artist - teachers Bernadette Thomas, Germany, and Aya Katagiri, Japan. 34th InSEA World Congress, Melbourne, Australia.

  2. “Hybridization of the artistic languages in art education”. 34th InSEA World Congress, Melbourne, Australia.

2012

  1. “Art intervention and social reconstruction in education”. IV International Congress, Art and Visual Education, “Contributions from the periphery”, April, Jaen, Spain.

  2. “Sketchbook as a learning tool”. Fourteenth Conference for Art Education. Hellenic Art Teachers Union. Thessaloniki, Greece.

2011

  1. “Issues - based art education and creative inquiry process”. 33rd InSEA World Congress, Budapest. Hungary.

  2. “Social issues and Art Education in primary school”, thirteenth Conference for Art Education. Hellenic Art Teachers Union. Thessaloniki, Greece.

2010

      “Self-identification and contemporary art education”. iJADE Conference 2010 “Art and Design Education and                         Contemporary Culture”. Art and Design Academy, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool John Moores University, October, UK.               Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art.

 

CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

2018 

‘A suitcase for Europe’ co-presenters Bernadette Thomas and Andy Yeonsung Lee. InSEA seminar: Research and Praxis for Social Engaged Arts Education, 16 – 18 July 2018, School of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. 

2014

"Mobilemovie project". In collaboration with Artist - teachers Bernadette Thomas, Germany, and Aya Katagiri, Japan. 34th InSEA World Congress, Melbourne, Australia.

2013

"Extending participants' roles in a learning environment", workshop. InSEA European Regional Congress: Tales of Art and Curiosity: Canterbury 2013. Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury Campus, England. UK 24 - 26 June 2013.

2012

“Origin, Roots”. III International Symposium of Visual Studies, “Global trends in Visual Arts Higher Education”, Facultad de Artes Visuales of the Universidad Aut.noma de Nuevo Le.n, 6 - 8 November 2012, Monterrey, Mexico.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Contribution in Book

2015

1. “Educational trends: Artistic Interventions for Social Reconstruction”. Contribution in “Re-estetizando, Algunas                        Propuestas Para Alcanzar La Independencia En La Educación Del Art”. Mar.a Isabel Moreno Montoro (Ed), InSEA                  Publications, Porto: Portugal, ISBN : 978-989-20-5401-8. 2014

2. “Soundscapes: Our Place and the Utopia of Art”. Contribution in ‘Criação de Paisagens Sonoras: Hibridizando as                       linguagens artísticas em contextos educativos’. Autor(es): Alfonso Infantes Delgado, Carmen Molina; Teresa Eca (Org).         Editor: Associa..o de Professores de Express.o e Comunica..o Visual. (e - book). ISBN: 978-989- 96384-8-8.

 

Refereed Journal Publication 

2019

  1. 2019. Me and My Teddy Bear. Special issue of Synnyt/Origins: Finnish Studies in Art Education journal, InSEA Regional Congress 2018.

2016

  1. November 2016. International Friendship Art Project (INFAP). Co-authors Aya Katagiri, Bernadette Thomas. Vo 5, Journal of Art Education, published by Joshibi University of Art and Design, Japan. pp. 9-17.

  2. September 2016. Art as research: defending the significance of art practice in high school, International Journal of Education through Art (IJETA), Vo 12, No 3, pp. 241-255, ISSN: 17435234.

2014

      “Art intervention and social reconstruction in education, Intervención artística y recosntrucción social en la educación”,            Terciocreciente Nº 6, Octubre 2014, Spain, ISSN: 2340-9096.

 

Visual essay

2017, 

“Mapping the Experience Through Art-Based Research”. Synnyt/Origin Journal. Special issue: Rethinking arts-based & artistic research – and global/local communities, Editors Mira Kallio-Tavin, and Anniina Suominen, Helsinki, Finland. ISSN 1795-4843, https://wiki.aalto.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=120486591

2015

“Mobilemovie Project” co-authors Aya Katagiri, Japan & Bernadette Thomas, Germany, InSEA e-magazine, no1.

 

Papers presented in Conferences and Symposium

2015

“The Practice of Taking Selfies in Art Education”. InSEA European Regional Congress, Lisbon, Portugal (e-proceedings).

2014

  1. “Wishing tree: Non-Haptic Interactive Art Installation Project with junior high school students”. Co-author Prof. Dr. Paulo Cesar Teles, No 30, 2014. Art education Journal, Hellenic Art Teachers Union, Athens, Greece.

  2. “The International Friendship Art Project: teaching interventions in public high schools”. Co-authors: Aya Katagiri & Bernadette Thomas, 34th InSEA World Congress, Melbourne, Australia (e-proceedings).

2013

"Extending participants' roles in the learning environment". InSEA European Regional Congress: Tales of Art and Curiosity: Canterbury, UK. (e-proceedings).

2012

  1. “Art intervention and social reconstruction in education”. IV International Congress, Art and Visual Education, “Contributions from the periphery”, Jaen, Spain (2012) (e-proceedings), ISBN 978-84 937651-0-1.

  2. “Sketchbook, a useful learning tool”. Art Education journal, no 28, 2012. Art education Journal, Hellenic Art Teachers Union.

2011

  1. “Issues - based art education and creative inquiry process”. 33rd InSEA World Congress, (e - proceedings). ISBN 978-963-08-1596-3.

  2. “Social issues and Art Education”. Art Education journal, no 27, 2011, Art education Journal, Hellenic Art Teachers Union.

 

CURRICULUM MATERIALS

2015

Teacher's guide for "Art history" in Greek art senior high school. Hellenic Republic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Institute of Education Policy.

 

EXHIBITION RELATED WITH RESEARCH

2016

"Greeks for Greece", University gallery "Figure one". Curator Allison Rowe doctoral student in art education, School of Art and Design, College of Fine and Applied Arts, the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, Illinois. The USA. Participation with students' video production.

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

2017 – 2018 

Global Cine Literacy Project. Organized by prof. Hirotoshi Yaginuma, Faculty of Education, Niigata University, Niigata City, Japan. Participants researchers Aya Katagiri, Maria Letsiou, Bernadette Thomas.​

2013-2015

 “Intersoundscapes: Hybridisation of Artistic languages in education”. Organized by Prof. Maria Teresa Torres Pereira de Eça and APECV (in-service teacher training center - art teachers association), Portugal.

2013-2014 

“The International Friendship Art Project: teaching interventions in high schools”. Research team: Aya Katagiri, Tokyo, Japan; Maria Letsiou, Thessaloniki, Greece; Bernadette Thomas, Kehl, Germany. 

2013 -2014

“Mobilemovie project”. Research team: Aya Katagiri, Tokyo, Japan; Maria Letsiou, Thessaloniki, Greece; Bernadette Thomas, Kehl, Germany. http://www.insea.org/InSEA-Mobile-movie-project-2013-14

2009 – 2014

"Non-Haptic Interactive Art Installation Project with visual art teachers and students". Research team: Mousumi De, Aidan Boyle, Celia Ferreira, Maria Letsiou, Bernadette Thomas. Organized by Prof. Dr. Paulo Cesar Teles, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Insituto de Artes, Campinas - S.o Paulo, Brazil. Research specialization Art education and new media, art as research, art-based educational research, interdisciplinary art learning.

RESEARCH ADVISOR 

Sarah Cornette,”How Art creates community”. Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Program, 2018 – 19. 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011

• January, Astrolavos Art galleries, “Games of infinity”, Athens, Greece. http://www.astrolavos.gr/astrolavos_english/htmlpages/artists/2011/01/bobos.html

2004

• September, Vafopoulio cultural center, “play”, Thessaloniki, Greece.

• August, Cultural center Ano Syros “play”, Syros, Greece.

1996

• February, ‘ chorus/space', Gallery tehnohoros Alexandros, Veria, Greece.

 

TWO-PERSON SHOW

2018

January, “Mix and match games”, FoKiaNou Contemporary Art Space. With Caroline Pradal, Curated by Mary Cox, Athens, Greece. 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selected) 

2019

  1. July 2019. Making – Place, International Postcard Exhibition. Curators: Marzieh Mosavarzadeh and Ken Morimoto,                 InSEA 2019, Audain Art Centre, British Columbia University, Vancouver, Canada.

  2. June,"Eros", biophilia series, curator Irini Papakonstantinou, 1ο Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival. MOMus Experimental         Center for the Arts,Thessaloniki, Greece.

  3. Summer, ‘Positive Emotions’, ​biophilia series, Kunsthuis gallery, Crayke, North Yorkshire, UK.

  4. January, ‘An Elephant in the room’, humanization series, Phoenix Athens.

2018 

  NAEA Member Exhibition, Fall 2017/Winter 2018, NAEA Studio & Gallery, Alexandria, VA. 

2017​​

  1. Platform Project LUBOMIROV/ANGUS-HUGHES. Arts center 121. Athens. LUBOMIROV/ANGUS-HUGHES, SIXTY PROJECT, London.

2016

  1. TOMS “For ONE, Another”, Thessaloniki.

  2. LUBOMIROV/ANGUS-HUGHES, SIXTY PROJECT, London and Art Athina, Athens.

  3. EASTON, A5, Art Athina, Athens.

2015

LUBOMIROV-EASTON A5, Art Athina 2015.

2014

LUBOMIROV-EASTON A5, Art Athina 2014.

2013

June, ‘Frames of Mind’, Artis Causa, Thessaloniki, Greece.

February, ‘coincidences’, Booze Cooperativa, Athens, Greece.

2012

July 2012, ‘ethereal creatures’, art events in 12 Acropolis Amorgos island, Cyclades, Greece.

2011

 ‘In Art’, Gallery Zina Athanasiadou, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2010

Gallery Kourd, Athens.

2009

Cheapart, Athens.

2007

Gallery Artower, Athens.

Orizontas, Athens.

Gallery Papatzikou, Veria.

1996 – 2004

 Participation in several group shows, organized by municipalities and organizations in Greece.