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With my lens, I explore the boundaries between reality and illusion and create intimate, obscure, unsettling universes. Interacting with surrounding elements, nature, the built environment, and the human body, experimenting with scanograms and mixed media techniques, I translate memories, experiences, and my own emotions into visual stories. 


Inspired by a place, I return to inhabit it further, initially through photography and later through video or sound recording, which I distort to create new sounds. I directly introduce human presence through self portraits and portraits of persons close to me. 


I seek beauty in imperfection, uncharacteristic views, unseen details. Ideally, through exhibitions or artist books, I aim to invite others into my world, asking them to feel and respond in a personal introspective way to the unspoken narrative or autobiographical context of my work.




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I am a lens-based media artist with a background in Software Engineering and Project Management. Growing up in Greece and Germany in an interdisciplinary family and a multilingual environment influenced my Science and Art journey and my passion for languages and traveling; I speak fluently English, French, German, and Greek.


Since 2016 I have presented my work in group exhibitions in Switzerland and New York. In 2022 I graduated from the Creative Practices Program of the International Center of Photography.


Based in Brooklyn, New York, and Geneva, Switzerland, I maintain an art practice in film and digital photography, video, and sound. As part of my research on materials and post-production techniques, I create Fine Art Prints and work in Post-Production.

Group Exhibitions

2022  Shifting SelvesICP Certificate Programs Exhibition 2022, ICP Museum, New York,

          10 – 15 May 2022  


2021  This Was the Year that Was, ICP Certificate Programs Exhibition 2021, online,

          18 June – 30 September 2021  


2019  Trouble and SilenceGalerie Marchande, Nyon, Switzerland,

           31 October - 7 December 2019


2019  Light-Up. A la recherche de son expression photographique, Banque Pictet, Geneva,

          17 June - 17 July 2019


2017  Trouble(s) - Les members de soutien de Focale exposent, Esp’Asse, Nyon, Switzerland,

          2 - 14 December 2017


2016  Silence - Masterclass Exhibition, Esp’Asse, Nyon, Switzerland,

          3 - 15 December 2016


2016  Entre ici et là – Outdoor Exhibition of Photo Club Pictet, Acacias Street, Geneva,

          21 June - 21 July 2016


2022  Out of this World, Photo book Display Exhibition, ICP Library, New York, 9 - 15 May 2022 


2022  "SHIFT", ICP Student Publication, New York


2019  "Light-Up. L’écriture photographique", Workshop Publication, Geneva, Switzerland, 


2017  Cover photo of the novel “Carbon”, Kichli Publishing, Athens, Greece


2017  “Regard(s)”, Banque Pictet’s Photo Club Review, Geneva, Switzerland


2016  “Club Photo News”, Banque Pictet’s Photo Club Review, Geneva, Switzerland


CERT Full-time Creative Practices Program, International Center of Photography, New York


MSc   Environment and Development, National Technical University of Athens, Greece


MBA   National Technical University of Athens, Greece


DIPL   Computer Engineering and Informatics, University of Patras, Greece

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