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Education:

2011 – 2013 MA in Fine Arts (SCL), Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA), GR

2008 – 2009 MA in Performance and Design, Director P. Brooks (exch. prog.) Central St.Martin’s, University of London, UK

2005 – 2010 BA in Fine Arts (MCL), Athens School of Fine Arts (ASFA), GR

2000 – 2003 BA in Mass Media & Communication (MCL), University of Indianapolis, US

Special workshops:

2009-2010 ”’LIVE ART”, Workshop with the Visual Artist and Choreographer Ms. Bouriti, Athens School of Fine Arts, ASFA, GR

2009 ‘VCCT-Vedic Choreography Cube Tool”, Workshop with multidisciplinary researcher and artist Mr. Alessandro Carboni, Central St.Martin’s, University of London, UK

Selected exhibitions:

2014
“TraditionToday: exploring conditions to recreate it”, Spiti tis Kyprou (Cultural center of Cyprus), Athens, GR
“Mnimi kai Apwleia” (Memory and Loss), Spiti tis Kyprou, Athens, GR
“F is for football”, Skouze 3, Athens, GR
“The Kennedy Bunker”, The White House Biennial by Nikos Charalambides, Reh transformer, Berlin, GER
“The symptom project”, Amfissa, GR (exp.Oct. 2014)
“Nea Texni Pragmatwn”, Kakogiannis Foundation, Athens, GR (exp.Nov. 2014)
“Restless void”-Metamorphosis (solo), Commissioned by Polyeco, Athens, GR (exp.Nov. 2014)

2013
“The Red and White Flag Project” Exercises on Democracy” The White House Biennial, |Biennale:4 Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art- White Tower&Tellogleio Foundation, 48 Demetria, GR
“Exercises on Democracy” The White House Biennial, Open_Case_303, Athens, GR
Zootrope, “Young minds in action – Rebuilding the future”, CAMP-contemporary art meeting point, Athens, GR
“Folding Embodiments”, Skouze 3, Art Athina Fair 2013, Athens, GR
“Thrills and Chills”, CAN Gallery, Athens, GR
“Artists Cards”, Elika Gallery, Athens, GR

2012
“Reclaiming the Past, Regaining the Real”, Contemporary Music & Visual Arts Festival, ABOUT, Athens, GR
“Stopover”, Action Field Kodra, Contemporary Art Festival, Thessaloniki, GR
“Objet petit a“, Is not a Gallery, Nikosia, CY
“Utopraxia“, TAF Foundation, Athens, GR
“Memoria”, Tsihritzi Foundation, Athens, GR
“Rooms 2012”, Contemporary Art show- St.Lycabettus Hotel& Kappatos Gallery, Athens, GR
“Rooms+”, Kappatos Gallery, Athens, GR

2011
“Post Gravity”, (Solo),6 D.O.G.S exhibition Space, Athens, GR
“Pop Nouveau”, Is not a Gallery, Nicosia, CY

2010
“Drawing in Sculpture”, Kappatos Gallery, Athens, GR
“Emvolima“, Cultural Center of Cyprus, Athens, GR

2009
“Bed-line”, UCL, Central St.Martins, London, UK
“Unexpectations”, UCL, Central St.Martins, London, UK
“Unexpectations”, Port Thessaloniki, GR
“The Big Sleep“, National Gallery, Kalamata, GR
“Women of Sarri“, Occhi, Athens, GR (Against Women Trafficking)

Selected Press/Reviews:

2014
“…Efi Spyrou…”, Christina Skordi, Newspaper Phileleftheros CY (Self Portrait) (June 2014) http://www.philenews.com/el-gr/politismos-anthropoi/389/206046/efi-spyrou-parousiazei-ta-erga-tis-se-verolino-kai-athina
“Efi Spyrou. Straight Forward…”, Vassilika Sarilaki, theartnoise.com (Self Portrait) (Jan.2014) http://theartnoise.blogspot.gr/2014/01/straight-forward.html

2013
“Künstlerische Inspiration trotz Krise”, Chrissi Wilkens, Deutschlandradio, Kultur heute (Group Portrait) (Dec. 2013)
“Allagi Poreias” , Barbara Georgiadou, Magazine Madame Figaro CY, Agenda/ (Self Portrait) p.42 (Aug. 2013)
“Efi Spyrou”, Alexandros Priftis, Magazine Down Town CY (Self Portrait) p.55 (July 2013)
“Efi Spyrou”, Marilena Astrapellou, Newspaper Vima- magz. Vima Donna GR, Future (Self Portrait) p.76 (?ay 2013)
“Folding Embodiments”, Optical Antrhopologist Evangelia Ledaki, Art Athena Fair 2013, GR (May 2013)

2012
“Stopover”, Haris Kanellopoulou, Art Historian, Action Field Kodra, Contemporary Art Festival Thessaloniki GR (Sept.2012)
“MEMORIA”, Kostas Argianas, Art Historian, Tsihritzi Foundation, Athens, GR (May 2012)
“POP 816”, Vanessa, (POP mag. London) (Feb. 2012)
“Rooms 2012”, Newspaper naftemporiki.gr (Jan.2012)
“Antivainin” Efi Spyrou, Newspaper “Capital” GR (Jan.2012)
“Rooms with View”, Elena Parpa, Newspaper “Philelephteros” CY (Jan.2012)
“Neoromantismos kai endoskopisi proteinoun oi neoi ellines kallitexnes”, Vasilika Sarilaki, Art Historian-journalist, theartnoise.blogspot.gr (Feb.2012)

2011
“Post Gravity by Efi Spyrou”, Minas Minatsis, eternaloptimist.com (May 2011)
“Pop Noueveau”, magazine “Must” CY (Group Portrait) (Oct.2011)
“Efi Spyrou-Pop Nouveau, Is not Gallery”, Marina Avraam, magazine «To Periodiko» CY (Self Portrait) (Sept. 2011)
“Exhibition: Pop Nouveau at Is Not Gallery”, filepmotwary.com & anothermagazine.com (Sept.2011)
“Efi Spyrou Swings”, Rene Habermacher, Fashion Photographer www.thestimuleye.com (Self Portrait) (March.2011)

2010-2008
«Emvolima», Thanasis Moutsopoulos, Art Historian, Cultural Center of Cyprus, Athens GR (Group Portrait)
“Travmata kai autonomes zones”, Marina Shiza, Newspaper «Philelephtheros» CY (April 2010)
“Emvolimes eikastikes draseis”, Newspaper naftemporiki (April 2010)
“The Big Sleep”, Thanasis Moutsopoulos, Art Historian, National Gallery, Kalamata, GR (Jun.2008)

Special Collaborations:

2011-2012
“Efi Spyrou-Antonio Marras” (Kenzo), Collaboration in a sculptural story based on her project “Swings”, (Summer 2011) Pop magazine, London, UK
PoP contributor, PoP magazine, London, UK
Stimuleye contributor, http://thestimuleye.com/tag/art/page/2/ Stimuleye Archive by Fashion photographer Rene Habermacher

Grants|awards:

2012-2013 Grant, A.G Leventis Foundation, FR-GR-CY

2011-2013 Grant, Ministry of Culture, (IKYK), CY

2008-2009 Grant, Greek State Scholarships Foundation, (IKI), GR

2005 Awarded with the “Leader of the Year in Advertising”, European Institution “Leader of the Year”, CY

Work:

2011-2013 Subsidiary tutor, Painting Department, Director T. Christakis and Associate Professor Z. Xagoraris, Athens School of Fine Arts, ASFA, Athens,GR (Oct.-Mar. 2012-2013)

2009 Goodwill ambassador “Variety and Healthy Life”- Campaign against Eating Disorders in collaboration with Lanitis Group. (Interviews, spokesperson in MME, coordination and presentation of conference open to public), Nicosia, CY

1999-2008 She has a long experience in Fashion Industry as a model, presenter, and public figure (Christian Dior, Versace, Moschino/ Whitney Houston and George Michael, Video Clip “If I told you that” and magazines Madame Figuro, Bazzar e.a. UK, US, GR, CY). Goodwill Ambassador in Campaigns “Against Women Trafficking” (2007-2008), UNHCR-the UN refugee Agency (2008), “Fashion Targets Breast Cancer” (2002-2006) GR, CY