Christina-Sylvia Simantira Χριστίνα-Σύλβια Σημαντήρα

Christina-Sylvia Simantira is a Greek-German visual artist who lives and works in Athens. In the period 2005-2010 she studied German Language and Literature at the National University of Athens and attended at the same time sketching classes held by the sculptor K.Argyris.

In the year 2010 she entered the Painting Department of the Athens School of Fine Arts, where she developed her personal work in the studio of the Professors A.Antonopoulos and M.Merampeliotis (earlier: Z.Arvanitis and D.Mytaras).

During her studies she attended also the Sculpture and Ceramics classes, studied with an exchange-programm-scholarship for one semester at the School of Fine Arts in Berlin-Weißensee and participated in many exhibitions and art projects in Greece and Germany.

In June 2016 she presented her work in the Thesis Exhibition and got her degree with the grade "excellent". In January 2019  she was awarded the art-prize from the Rosa-Luxemburg -Institute and "The nephrology centre of Athens".

Shows/Projects

2022

- "The women of the revolution". Athens City Museum: Curators: D. Bersi, A.Koutsolampropoulos, G. Mastrogiannakis, Dr. St. Kavallierakis.

- "Collage Remix". FokiaNou Art Space. Curators: Mary Cox, Panagiotis Voulgaris.

2021

-"Night in Athens". FokiaNou Art Space. Curator: Mary Cox.

-"The shape of the water". Herakleidon Museum (Athens). Organized by the A' Studio of the Athens School of Fine Arts Curator: Nikos Podias.

-Exhibition and competition about chronic kidney disease. Athens School of Fine Arts. Awarded by Nefroiatriki. Curators: Aggelos Antnopoulos, Dida Papalexandrou.

-  Rubik's Cube. Athens School of Fine Arts / New Library. Curator:  Jenny Tsoumpri (tidal flow).

-  The Castro. FokiaNou Art Space. Curation: Panagiotis Voulgaris and Mary Cox.

-  Eco-Fest 2021 (exhibition of students and graduates of the Athens School of Fine Arts). Plateia Nerou (Kallithea). Curator: Angelos Antonopoulos. Organisation: Ntinta Papalexandrou.

-  "1821, the perspective of a revolution". Digital exhibition via GR Collectors and in person at the Athens War Museum. Curator: Elena Gatsa.

-  "Aliki eco Project". Platforms-project 2021. Curator: Jenny Tsoumpri (tidal flow).

-"Soil and water". Exhibition in the frame of the festival "Little Paris in Athens. In the ceramic studio of Metaxourgio. Curator: E.Nanouri.

2020

- "Eco-Philosophy". In the public park of New Smyrni. Curator: Jenny Tsoumpri (tidal flow).

-  Happy Accidents reloaded. Phoenix Gallery Athens.

-  Ring (Kappatos Rooms 2020). Kappatos Gallery. Curator: Eirini Nanouri.

2019

-  "Ring VII. ΧΑΝΙaRT. Cultural Centre of Chania. Curator: Ioannis Archontakis.

-  "The road of nature". (exhibition about breastfeeding). Cooperation between the A' Studio of the Athens School of Fine Arts and The Institute of Children's Health. Showroom Nikos Kessanlis. Curators: Aggelos Antonopoulos, Penny Gkeka.

-  Exhibition for the relocation of the Piraeus Railway Museum. Cooperation between the Athens School of Fine Arts and the Greek Railway (trainose).

-  "Rosa's new clothes". Platforms Project 2019. In the Foyer of the Athens School of Fine Arts. Curator: Aggelos Antonopoulos.

-  Exhibition of the Graduates of the Athens School of Fine Arts 2014-2017. In the Showroom Nikos Kessanlis. Curator: Katerina Tseliou.

-  “Rosa”s new clothes”. Ikastikos Kiklos ΔΛ-Gallery. Exhibition, calendar creation and 1st prize at the competition. Cooperation between the Studio A' of the Athens School of Fine Arts and the Rosa Luxemburg Institute. Curator: Aggelos Antonopoulos.

2018

-  "Highlight and crisis of a revolution, under the light of colours". Exhibition in the frame of the festival "Little Paris in Athens 2018 - May '68, 50 years later". At the showroom of the theatre "Vima Aggelon" in Omonia. Curator: Lia Koutelieri.

-  "Complexity". Exhibition in the frame of the festival "Little Paris in Athens 2018 - May '68, 50 years later" at the space "Typografie" in Metaxourgio. Curator: Eirini Nanouri. 

-  Group-project "WEDO-GIVING" in the frame of the "Platform Projects 2018".  In the Library of the Athens School of Fine Arts. Curator: Maira Stefou.

-  "Young artists get inspired by the Exit". Trikoupio Institute, Mesolongi. Curator: Aggelos Antonopoulos. Organisation: Maria Ferentinou.

2017

-  "Find refuge in Art". Exhibition of the Greek Open University in Technostasio. Curator: Elli Veliou.

-  "CODE RAIL ART 2017" in the facilities of Greek Railway (trainose). Cooperation between the Greek railway and the Athens School of Fine Arts.  

-  "Tidal Flow Relocated" in the Cyclades Municipal Art Gallery. Curator: Jenny Tsoumpri (tidal flow).

-  "Tidal Flow Revisited" in the Piraeus Municipal Art Gallery. Curator: Jenny Tsoumpri (tidal flow).

-  "16 graduates of...2016" in the Agkathi-Kartalos Gallery. Curator: Aggelos Antonopoulos.

-  "Barter/antipragmatismos" in the Eos Gallery in Victoria. 

2016

-  "The tsakonian traditions in the applied arts" in the Tsikalioti-towel in Leonidio. Curator: Marievi Mastoraki.

-  "human trafficking" in the frame of the festival "break the chain" in the Athens-Technopolis.

-  Thesis exhibition in the showroom Nikos Kessanlis in the Athens School of Fine Arts.

2015

-  "archive art" in the Historical Archive of the Cultural Centre of Piraeus-Bank. Cooperation between the Piraeus-Bank and the Athens School of Fine Arts.

-  "Α9" in the Showroom "The Loft". Curator: Aggelos Antonopoulos.

-  Exhibition of the students of the Studio A' of the Athens School of fine Arts at the Art Gallery Gregoriadi. Curator: Aggelos Antonopoulos.

-  Exhibition of students of the Athens School of Fine Arts at the Cultural Centre Athinais in cooperation with the Schientific Mastological Institute "Emeis".

2013

-  "Art for Amnesty". Exhibition of the Amnesty International for the human rights at "CAMP! Contemporary Art Meeting Point".

-  "Survival Kit". Exhibition and performance at "Rationaltheater" and "Lothringer Laden" in Munich and in "Empros-Theatre" in Athens.A cooperation between the Athens School of Fine Arts and the Munich Academy of Fine Arts supported by DAAD.

-  "is it possible in a different way?" in Studio 112 in Exarchia in the frame of the cooperation between the Artist E.Akyla and the students of the Studio A' of the Athens School of Fine Arts.

2012

-  Exhibition of students of the Athens School of Fine Arts in the Showroom of the Moraitis-School with the purpose to support young artists and the Institute for children with cancer "Elpida".

-  Exhibition of the students of the studio A' of the Athens School of Fine Arts in the frame of the happenings of the municipality Aktiou-Vonitsas. Curator: Aggelos Antonopoulos.