BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE OF EFI ATHANASSIOU

Studies

Painting, Athens University of Fine Arts (Studios of Moralis and Mavroides).
Archaeology, University of Athens.
History of Art, University of London, Courtault Institute of Art.

She has travelled for scientific and art studies and information in France, England, Scotland, Italy, United States, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Bulgaria, Egypt, India, Turkey,
Russia and other countries.

Efi Athanassiou was born and lives in Athens. She has two children.

ART

Painting

Exhibitions

(One person shows 20)

Galerie Thuillier, Paris 2006
Argo Gallery, Athens 2002.
Swiss Embassy, Athens , Hilton Hotel, February 1998
United Nations, 1998.
Galerie Bonivart Genève, Switzerland 1997.
Consulate General of Creece, New York, 1992
Argo Gallery, Athens 1992
New York Equity Artists Association Inc., Broome Street Gallery, New York, 1991
Galerie Plana Terra, Chur, Switzerland, 1988.
Glattbrugg, Zurich, Switzerland, 1988.
Municipality of Kyparissia, Peloponnese, Greece, 1987.
One person shows in Athens, 1985, 1983, 1979, 1977, 1975, 1965


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Views of her exhibition at United Nations Building in Genève in 1997

International Exhibitions


15ième Foire Internationale EUROPE® ART .Genève,2007
14ième Foire Internationale EUROPE® ART .Genève,2005
Art Expo, Fira d' Art de Barcelona, May 1998.
International Art Show, Bulgaria, 1990.
International Art Show, Bulgaria, 1989.
International Art Show, Gallery Benkert Kunstaustellung, Zurich, Switzerland, 1988.
Representative of Greek Art Exhibition, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1987.
Septième Concours International de la Palme d' Or des Beaux Arts de la Guilde Internationale des Arts, Monaco, 1985.
Biennale Internationale d' Arte Sacra, Italy, 1976.
Septième Concours International de la Palme d' Or des Beaux Arts de la Guilde Internationale des Arts, Montecarlo, 1975.
Septième Exposition Internationale de Peinture et Sculptures d' Amiens, France, 1974.
Sixième Concours International de la Palme d' Or des Beaux Arts de la Guilde Internationale des Arts, Montecarlo, 1974.
Salon International d' Été, Paris, France, 1974.
Biennale Internationale d' Arte Sacra, Italy, 1974.
Salon International du Mai, France, 1974.
XXVII Exposition d' Art Contemporain International, Lyon, France, 1974.
Portrait Show Paul Lui Weilleur, Paris, France, 1973.
Biennale of Ibiza, Spain, 1972.
Grand Prix International d' Art Contemporain de la Pricipauté de Monaco, 1972.
Galeria Giotto, Florence, Italy, 1965.

Group Exhibitions

"The human figure in Art". Exhibition of the fiftieth anniversary of the Chamber of Visual Arts of Greece. Gallery Guide Periodical. Number 53. Athens 2010.
Őonth of Visual Arts. Organization of Chamber of Fine Arts on Greece. Athens Municipality. Exhibition Center Technopolis. 2001
Gallery “Epipeda” Athens, 1990. 
Museum of Piraeus, Greece, 1989 and many others, in Greece.
 

Representative works of hers are to be found in museums, public buildings, in the National Picture Gallery of Athens, the Picture Gallery of Athens Municipality, in the Ministry of Culture, the Greek Consulate General of New York, the United Nations Organization and in many private and public collections in Greece and abroad.


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SCIENTIFIC WORKS
PUBLICATIONS

GEOLOGY
English greek -Greek english dictionary of geosciences. Second edition. Athens

ARCAEOLOGY AND HISTORY OF ART

ARCHAEOLOGY

Byzantine Art

"Macedonian Renaissance. The Culmination of Expression of Byzantine Art through the spirit of Classical Hellenism", Archeology Periodical, No.43, Athens, 1992
"A Symbol, degree of Internal and External communication in the Essence of Byzantine Art and its practical meaning on representations", Archeology Periodical, No 40, Athens, 1991
Unpublished doctoral dissertation on Middle-Byzantine Art, (“On the classical phases of the evolution of Middle-Byzantine Art, culminating in the Macedonian Renaissance and their spiritual element”).


HISTORY OF ART
Criticism


Nikos Chouliaras. "An approach, like another view, to the panorama of an expression of genuiness and sincerity". ŃICA Criticism Platform, 2012."The human figure in Art". A 50th Anniversary of the Chamber of Visual Arts of Greece. Periodical Gallery Guide. Number  53. Athens 2010.
"For the Art and its surviving in the coming era". Gallery Guide Periodical, number 52. Athens 2010.
Zymarakis. The vision of another world. Adam editions, Athens 2010

Rouli Boua and Classical Dance. A fineart documentation of love. Athens 2009
Relationship and correspondences of music with chromatic painting, 2009.
Josef Beus and Art, Athens 2009.
"Rethinking the social and economic conditions on Art". European Forum on essays on Art. Institute National d' Histoire  d' Art. Paris 2008.

Vasiliki Koskiniotou. "A painting of the Energy of Colour", Athens 2008
"The Painting Universe of Maria Koti", Eleftheria Newspaper of Kalamata. Kalamata 2008. Tharros Newspaper of Kalamata. Kalamata 2008.
"A biennale, negative protest, that wants to be called History distructive of Athens and of the Parthenon", Critique + Art periodical AICA edition (Assosiation des Critiques de l' Art), volume 2. Athens 2008.
"Astras. From the Spiritual to an Interhuman Union", Nireas Editions. Athens 2008.
"Creation, Art, Evolution", News of the Museum of the Hellenic Nobel Collection, number 3, Athens 2007.
"Yiannis Moralis, Symbol Anagogy". News of the Museum of the Hellenic Nobel Collection, number 2, Athens 2007.
"For the Art and its surviving". Criticism + Art Periodical. AICA Hellas Edition, (Association International de Critique de l' Art) volume 1, Athens 2007.
"The painter Vrasidas Tsouxlos". 2006.
"For the true Art, in the coming Era". Noumas Periodical, number 101. Pyrgos Ilias 2005.
"Letter to a new painter", Archaeology Periodical, No 79, Athens 2001
The painting of Ovissi in his exposition in the Richart Jordan gallery of New York, 1992.
About Art”, Sima Periodical no 6, Athens 1992.
Doula Mouriki”, The News of Art Newspaper no 6, Athens 1992.
Union of Art and Speech, Art Creation and Poetry no 13-14, “Neo Epipedo”, New Level Periodical, Athens 1992.

Isamu Nogutsi. "The Energy and his superhuman creation". Sima Periodical, no 3. Athens 1991.
"Arts Cruise, Sima Periodical no 5, Athens 1991.
"Pavlou Grossman, painting exhibition", Athens Municipality Cultural center.
"Georgina Costopoulou, painting exhibition". Zalocosta gallery.
"T
he Litterary Picture Gallery of Dialechti Tsokopoulou", in Kenedy Gallery. Omprela Periodical, volume 17-18. Athens 1992.

Essays
"The therapeutic of colour and its application in painting", Edition of ION Editorial Group Co, Athens, 2002.


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LITERATURE

LITERARY WORKS

Translations

Federico Garcia Lorca Poetry, 2005.
J. P. Sartre: “The words”.
M. Gorky: “My childhood”.
F. Kafka: “The Execution and other short stories”.
F. Dostoyiefsky: “The Gumbler”.
Oriental Fairy Tales.
Asiatic Fairy Tales.
Virginia Wolf, Women and literature. Nea Estia periodical Year MH' Volume 96th,Number 1134, Athens 1974

Plays
H. Pinter: “The Room”, played in 1962.
E. Ionesco: “Ready for marriage”.
E. Ionesco: “Improvisation”.

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WRITER'S WORKS

Publications

Articles

Efi Athanassiou, "The time of change", Anparatiritis.gr, Number 95, 2013.
Efi Athanassiou, "Crisis and signs of time", Anparatiritis.gr, Number 94, 2013.
Efi Athanassiou, "Searching the positive", Anparatiritis.gr, Number 92, 2012.

Efi Athanassiou, "A universal artist near us", Anparatiritis.gr, Number 91, 2012.


Essays


"T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets”, A message for the future of Humanity" (Translation to Greek and Explanatory essay), Third edition, Ikaros Publications, Athens 2002.
Maverick. S.S. Augoustithis. Pentland Press Inc. USA 2000. "A horse and a powerful will".
The Entelechia of a transition. "Alafroiskioti politia", Elias Tsimblis. 1999

“Towards the direction of distinction of the spiritual and the intellectual”, Noumas Periodical, Pyrgos Ilias 1998.
“An other look to Traianos”, Odos Panos Periodical, No 72, Athens 1992.
“Diatyposeis”, Nea Skepsi, No 135-136, Athens 1974.

Poetry

“Cyclic Poem, Pyrinos Cosmos Publications, Athens 1994; Exit to the New Age”, Diogenis Publications, Athens 1992;Metavassis”, Ikaros Publications, Athens 1971;Transitions, Ikaros Publications, Athens 1971;March Second, Ikaros Publications, 1966; March First”, Athens 1965.

Poetic Prose

System of Fissures, Ikaros Publications, Athens 1971.

Plays & Literary works

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Honours and Awards

Bronze Medallion in the 34th International Music Competition of the Académie Internationale de Lutèce, Section Musique, for her competition Unison, Paris 2003
21st century Award for achievement. International Biographical Centre, Cambridge. 2002.
Silver Medallion and Special Mention in the 32nd International Music Competition of the Académie International de Lutèce, section musique, for her compÔsition Margy, Paris, 2002.
Poetry Award (in French language) in the 31st International Competition, Paris, 2000.
Outstanding Woman of the Year 2000, The American Biographical Institute, 1999.
Bronze Medallion in the 30th Grand Concours International de l’ Académie de Lutèce, Section Musique, for her musical composition “188 Nations United for Peace”, Paris, 1999.
Gold Medallion
in the 30th International Art Competition of the Académie International de Lutèce (Acquisition of the United Nations for permanent installation), for her painting "185 Nations United for peace" ("Syngente"), Paris 1999.
Silver medallion with special mention at the Grand Concours International de l’ Académie de Lutèce, Section Lettres, for her essay on T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets”, Paris 1999.
The Excellence in the Arts Award, American Biographical Institute, USA, 1999.
Honour Award of the Greek State for distinguished services in the development of the arts (painting), Athens, 1999.
Award for Contribution to Byzantine Archaeology, Art, Letters, Criticism, Music, American Biographical Institute, 1998.
Woman of the Year 1998, American Biographical Institute, USA.
Honour Award of the Greek State for distinguished services in the development of literature, Athens 1996.
Title of Status Professor of the “Accademia Internazionale del Verbano Greci - Marino”.
International Distinction, XXVIIth Exposition d’ Art Contemporain International, France, 1974.


Memberships
Artists Chamber of Greece
Association of Greek Writers
Equity of New York Artists
Association of Greek Art Critics
International Association of Art Critics (AICA)
Accademia Internationale di Lettere, Arti, Scienze del Verbano of Italy
Academie Int. de Lutèce, Paris.


Biographical Recognition

World Who's Who of Women, 15th Edition. International Biographical Centre, England 2009.
Cambridge Blue Book, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England 2006.
Dictionary of International Biography, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 27th ed. 1999, 28th ed. 2000, 29th ed. 2001, 30th ed. 2004, 31st ed. 2005, 32nd ed. 2005.

Great Minds of the 21st Century,
American Biographical Institute, 1st ed. 2001, 2nd ed. 2003, 4th ed. 2004, 5th ed. 2005.
International Directory of Distinguished Leadership
, Ed. 10th and 11th, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, 2003.
Leading Intellectuals of the World, American Biographical Institute, 2002-03. Ed. 2nd.
Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, Ed. 2nd, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, 2002.
2000 Outstanding Europeans of the 21st century. International Biographical Centre, Cambridge England. 1st ed. 2001, 2nd ed. 2002.
Who's who in the 21st century, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge England, 1st ed. 2001.
2000 Outstanding Women of the 21st century. International Biographical Centre, Cambridge England, 2001.
1000 Leaders of World Influence (special Commemorative Edition).
American Biographical Institute, USA 2000.
Outstanding Intellectuals of the Twentieth Century, Ed. 1st, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, 2000.
World’s Who is Who of Women, 15th Edition American Biographical Institute, USA 2000.
Who’s Who, Greek Edition, Metron, Athens, 1999-2000.
2000 Artists and Designers of the 20th Century, Ed. 1st, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2000.
The European Millenium Who’s Who, Metron Editions, Athens, 1999.
Who’s Who in Greece, Metron Editions, Athens, 1999.
International Who is Who of Contemporary Achievement, 5th Edition, American Biographical Institute, 1999-2000.
Five Hundred Leaders of Influence, A Celebration of Global Achievements, American Biographical Institute, 8th ed. 1999, 9th ed. 2001.
Leading Intellectuals of the World, American Biographical Institute, 1st ed. 1999, 2nd ed., 3rd 2004.
Who is Who in International Art, Biographical Art Dictionary Edition, Lausanne, 1999.
Who is Who in International Art, International Biographic Art Dictionary, Lausanne, Edition 1998.
Who is Who in International Art, International Art Dictionary, Lausanne, 1997
Who is Who Biographical Dictionary, Metron Editions, Athens, 1997.
Great Encyclopedia of Modern Greek Literature, Centre of European Editions, Athens, 1997.
"The Greek Painters". Dictionary of Greek Painters and Engravers. Volume 1. Edition 1st, 1996.
Dictionary of the Greek Artists, Melissa Editions, Athens, 1996.
Who is Who Biographical Dictionary, Metron Editions, Athens, 1995.
Biographic Who is Who in International Art, International Art Dictionary, Lausanne, 1995.
Who is Who in International Art, International Biographic Art Dictionary, Lausanne, Edition 1994
Ergography of the members of the Association of the Greek Writers, Association of Greek Writers, Lotos Editions, Athens 1992.
Allgemein Kunstler Lexicon, Saur Verlag, Leipzig, 1992.
Lexicon of the Greek Artists, Second Edition, A. Kourtikakis, Orossimo Editions, Athens, 1979.
Lexicon of the Greek Artists, A. Kourtikakis, Orossimo Editions, Athens, 1978 First edit.
Greek Writers (from Antiquity, Middle Ages, up to the present), (Biographical Dictionary), Editions K. Bouzas, Athens, 1977.
Allgemein Kunstler Lexicon, K.G. Sauer Verlag, Leipzig 1977.

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