Theodora KΩΤΣΗ-Felici, Athens (GR, NL) Artist lives and works in The Netherlands, Ireland and Greece

Theodora makes site specific installations and works in public spaces. By doing interventions in public spaces she indirectly question how democratic these spaces are. Her work is influenced by her commitment to critical reflections and political and social observations. She is fascinated by creating space and conditions - a catalyst for social action to happen- where she invites people to participate. Kotsi-Felici is inspired by history searching for compelling moments of structural changes, and how society is therefore affected. She collects traces of the past which are found in the present; thus, encouraging new insights on the concept of Contiguity, one of Aristotle's Law of Association, which states that things that occur near each other in time and space are associated. Her role in service of the project is flexible, very often she behaves as an anthropologist, scientist, curator, historian or grower.

AWARDS/GRANTS

Nomination ASIFA ELLAS 2015, Athens Greece Mondriaan Fund Work Contribution Young Talent (national)2015 Winner Experimental Animated Movie,Special Mention 10th Athens ANIMFEST 2015 Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds(deparment Gelderland)2014, awarded grant for the project "De Nieuw Warmoezenier" New Home Prijs 2011 Nomination, Rene Coelhoprijs NIMK 2010(shortlist)

 

EDUCATION

Master Fine Art AKV St.Joost Breda, The Netherlands: 2010-2012 BA Fine Art/AKV St.Joost 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands: 2006-2010 Minor Audio Visual , Create with image and sound Jan. 2009 - April 2009 Minor Audio Visual, Moving images in public spaces Jan. 2008 - April 2008 Cultural Antropology Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands: 2002-2004 BA Graphic design/Akto art and Design, Athens: 1996-2000

 

PUBLICATIONS/BIBLIOGRAPHY/INTERWIEWS

2017 Publication ‘SOLIDUS’ magazine ΦΡΜΚ 9th edition, Athens, Greece Catalogue ‘Public Art Collection of the municipality of Elefsina Part 2’, Ν.Π.Δ.Δ municipality of Elefsina, Greece 2016 Publication 'Porsche Academie' Marinus Boezem SBKM/de Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherland 2016 Catalogue 'BLIKveld' MIKC/Perron1, Delden, The Netherland 2015 Article'Schoffelen en harken' Newspaper De Nijmegenaar, Nijmegen, The Netherlands Article'Dziga toont Oorlogen omgekeerde wereld' Newspaper De Gerderlander, Nijmegen, The Netherlands 2014 Catalogue 'Toen Toener Toenst' - MIKC/Perron 1 Delden, The Netherlands 2012 Catalogue 'Acht kunstenaars laten hun visie zien in het programma 'Hoeskunnig'. Streekcultuur versus beeldende kunst, Perron1, Delden, The Netherlands Article 'De schans van Delden geeft geheimen niet prijs', Newspaper De Twentsche Courant Tubantia, Hengelo, The Netherlands Catalogue Masters 2012, AKV/St.Joost Breda, The Netherlands 2011 Catalogue New Home, MIKC Productions Delden, The Netherlands Article 'The Museum of Contemporary History opened in Elefsina', Dytikh Epikairothta Elefsina, Greece Stories from Elefsina, interview, magazine Athinorama Athens, Greece Catalogue 'From the start to the beginning', Lokaal 01 Antwerp, Belgium 2005 Article ' Het Kille paradijs van Nijmeegse vluchteling' Newspaper Nijmeegse stadskrant, Nijmegen, The Netherlands Book of Poems'Een koude Paradijs'stichting Gast, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

OTHER EXPERIENCES

2016 - Winning Design, participation kunstroute 'Hof van HolLandArt', municipality of Nijmegen, The Netherlands 2016 - Hack the Brain 2016 event, Waag Society, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2015 - B Hungry & Get Fed talk, Galerie Bart, HonigComplex, Nijmegen, The Netherlands 2014 - Initiator and founder of the Foundation Prima Hora, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (www.stichtingprimahora.nl) 2011 - Guest Teacher AKV/St.Joost, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands 2010 - Initiator and co-organizer of Group exhibition 'Polymeer' in STOK,'s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands 2009 - Design developed for a project in public space in the neighborhood Hambaken, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands 2008 - Initiator and organizer of a lecture with artist Joost Conijn in CBK, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands 2004-2005 - Co-Initiator and organizer of the project 'Een koude Paradijs' for refugee organization Stichting Gast(Nijmegen). This project consisted of a photo-exhibition and a publication of the book of poems 'Een koude paradijs'with known dutch poets such as: H.H ter Balkt, Guido Hogenbrik, Viktor Vroomkonig etc. 2003-2004 -Initiator and organizer of the project 'Future Capital'(EVS programme) on the Roma problems. This is done by organinizing a various trips to Roma camps in Greece, Romania, Mordova and The Netherlands as well a sequence of workshops. It further included the paplication of various articles and a calendar that was sold in Fair Trade stores in The Netherlands.