Aliki Tsirliagkou 

Director, Nitra Gallery Thessaloniki - Athens (2013-present)  

 

Curator of Artists In Residence by Eagles Palace (TORhotel Group) (Jan 2016-present)

> 4th Artists in Residence by Eagles Palace, Moving Image Edition,  May 2018   

> 3rd Artists in Residence by Eagles Palace, Visual Arts Edition, May 2016

Independent Curator (2011-present)                     

> 4th Artists in Residence by Eagles Palace, The Moving Image Exhibition, group show, part of the 59th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, November 2018

> Vezhdi Rashidov & Nikolay Yanakiev Exhbition, Black Sea Trade & Development Bank, September 2018

> 'For one, another' group exhibition, curation, TOMS Greece, May 2016

>'Techniques of the Body', Constantine Giannaris/Mark Mazower, Installation, Alaca Imaret, exclusive donor Stavros Niarchos Foundation, June 2016

> 'Logos', International Biennale of Photography Thessaloniki (Photobiennale), member of the curatorial team, organized by the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, 2014

> 'On Identity' photography exhibition presenting 8 Greek Photographers, Greek Film & Foto Week, org by the Greek America Foundation, Toronto, Canada, 2014

> 'Theodoros Zafeiropoulos: When the immaterial gives birth to the material', exhibition, Thessalonikeon Polis magazine (Cultural Association of Entrepreneurs of N. Greece), Thessaloniki, June, 2013

> 'Only one Click to your Happiness', Natasha Vasilievic, Efthimis Efthimiadis, Maria Elena Fantoni, opening show of Nitra Gallery, Thessaloniki, April, 2013

> 'Beyond History: Thessaloniki through Photography', co-curated with the Director of Photography Museum of Thessaloniki Mr. Vaggelis Ioakimidis, anniversary exhibition for 100 years since the Liberation of Thessaloniki, Photography Museum of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, December, 2012

> 'Dimitris Koukos', retrospective exhibition, Municipal exhibition venue, Casa Bianca, Thessaloniki, April, 2011

 

Contemporary Art Program Advisor for PCAI (June 2017- April 2018) Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative aims to raising environmental awareness through contemporary art with a focus on the moving image

Director of Visual Arts Section of 'Thessaloniki Allios'   (2010-2015)

Strategic planning, Project Manager of the Visual Arts Festival Made In Thessaloniki,

Curating of exhibitions 

'Thessaloniki Allios' Curated Projects

> MAKE ART, an umbrella of more than 45 visual arts exhibitions featuring more than 150 artists in the most unexpected spaces in the centre of Thessaloniki, Made In Thessaloniki 3, April 2014

> Thessaloniki meets Stuttgart through design, group exhibition of graphic & industrial design, City Hall of Stuttgart, June, 2013

>Horror Vacui: empty storefronts as alternative exhibition spaces, organisation and curating of exhibitions (open call for artists, selection committee, implementation, maintenance), Made In Thessaloniki 2, March 2013

> Designing for Industry and Urban equipment, group exhibition, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, March, 2012

> Free!, group graphic design exhibition, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Made In Thessaloniki 1, March 2012

> Schools create, Schools of Design AKTO & AAS design campaigns for the promotion of the city, Agioritiki Estia -  “Mount Athos Center”, Made In Thessaloniki 1, March 2012

> Project Manager of the event 'A night in the future' organized by Thessaloniki allios (speeches, seminars, talks, educational programs, concerts, performances that attracted more than 2.000 visitors)- NOESIS Museum of Technology, Thessaloniki, Jan -Feb 2011 

> The (un)known city, exhibition of photography in collaboration with the Photography Museum of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, October, 2010

> Nothing to be wasted, group exhibition, Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art, State Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Allios Weekend, June, 2010

Various Publications/Presentations

>  On Cultural Tourism, Samothrace Open Forum, September 2018

>  Challenging the boundaries between Cinema and Contemporary Art (text), Prwto Plano magazine, 58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, November 2017 

>  NEON Curatorial Exchange in Collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery, London, May 2016

> Thessaloniki yesterday, today, tomorrow, speech at the Royal Theatre Thessaloniki (Cultural Association of Entrepreneurs of N. Greece, Thessaloniki, December 2014)

> From art student to artist: how to enter the art market, speech, Money Show, Hyatt Hotel, 2014

> Theodoros Zafeiropoulos: When the immaterial gives birth to material, virtual exhibition, Thessalonikeon Polis magazine (Cultural Association of Entrepreneurs of N. Greece, Thessaloniki, June, 2013)

> Text Catalogue for the international workshop of artists Domino of the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, State Museum of of Contemporary Art, October, 2011

> Looking at life from distance: The use of irony in Contemporary Art, speaker at the conference Gestures and Jesters: Irony at a Crossroad, Graduate Center, City University, New York, March, 2011

> Roland Barthes visits the (un)known city, Thessalonikeon Polis (Cultural Association of Entrepreneurs of N. Greece), Thessaloniki Allios, October, 2010

> Text Catalogue for the exhibition The return of Persephone, artist Kyriaki Charalambidou, Atrion Gallery, November, 2008

 

Selection & other Committees

> Best VR film competition Jury member, 58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 2017

> Abstract Art Exhibition selection committee, open call organised by a cube gallery, Bulgaria, 2016

> Action Field Kodra Visual Arts Festival, selection committee for Kodra Fresh section, 2014

> Photobiennale of Thessaloniki selection committee, State Museum of Photography, 2014

>Public Sculptures, selection committee, Thessaloniki Allios in collaboration with the sculpture department of the School of Fine Arts Thessaloniki, 2014

> Horror Vacui, Storefronts art installations selection committee, Thessaloniki Allios Project, 2013 

> Start Up Live Europe- Athens, social entrepreneurship edition, mentor, 2013 

Corporate Presentations/projects 

> Vezhdi Rashidov & Nikolay Yanakiev Exhbition, Black Sea Trade & Development Bank, September 2018

> 'For one, another' group exhibition, curation, TOMS Greece, May 2016

>Art event, Louis Vuitton, Art Nouveau, Thematic presentation for Louis Vuitton Greece, Cyprus & Israel, Cyprus, October, 2012

>Art event, Louis Vuitton, Presentation of the artist Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton Greece, Cyprus & Israel at the international launch of the collaboration of the fashion house with the artist at the opening of the new store in Mykonos, June, 2012

 

Art Writing

> Member of the Thessalonikeon Polis editors’ team (Cultural Association of Entrepreneurs of N. Greece), ( Jan 2015- present)

> More Art Inside, www.moreartinside.com, editor (2010-2012)

> Parallaxi magazine and portal www.parallaximag.gr, contributor at the Cultural section 

> Articles published in international blogs ArtFetch.com, interactive.org and cultural sections of national newspaper Kathimerini and the financial newspaper Axia

 

Social Activities

> Member of the Young Patrons of the Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens.

> Visual & Applied Arts Director of Thessaloniki Allios organization (urban activists group aiming at the cultivation of an alternative cultural attitude of the citizens of Thessaloniki through the organization of urban acts),  (June 2010 up to present)

> Executive Committee Member and Vice President of AIESEC HELLAS (largest international Student run NGO that realizes students exchanges for work in 114 countries and 2400 universities), responsible for the Outgoing Exchange, represented Greece in international AIESEC conferences in Canada, Slovakia, Tunisia, Italy.       elected position, full-time, Athens, (2001-2003)

 

Education highlights

> University of Manchester/Sotheby's Institute of Art, London

    Masters Degree in Contemporary Art (2007-2009)

> University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, BA Business Administration and Management (2000-2005)

> American College of Thessaloniki Anatolia, Thessaloniki High School (1994-2000)

 

© Aliki Tsirliagkou, 2015