Lives and works at GREECE
www.zoipappa.com Studies : B.A.Visual and Applied Arts Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Fine Arts ,1998. Master of Fine Arts (MFA, 2 years) at Glasgow School of Art, 2002. Professional Experience : She has participated in many international group exhibitions (50) and two solos shows. She was owner of the alternative studio / project space Zoi’s. Employee of the Exhibition Department of Glasgow School of Art and the Contemporary Art space Tramway (Glasgow-Scotland). She was part of the Reconstruction Community. (The "Reconstruction Community" was a platform initiated by a group of art theorists and historians, architects, sociologists and artists; it was about a quest of synthesis through dialogue and collective action. The starting point had been the rethinking of the actual scene of Athens as a contemporary metropolis. With regard to the notion of "reconstruction", associations with architecture, history, politics, were always taken into consideration, provided that this is not in a restrictive sense.) Lectures : Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens, Greece Cultural lecture entitled “…without walls. Tauma Queen” (Subject: Presentation of the exhibition Trauma Queen. The un-built museum of Contemporary Art and the un-built forms of visual interference), UN-BUILT - 2008 international architecture research events , SARCHA, 2008. Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art, State Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki, Greece. "From bazaar to hamam. Art outdoors", 2008. Museum of Contemporary Art in Novi Sad, Serbia. “Transition and Art – Art in Transition” ,“Balkanart’07”, 2007. Prizes : First winner of the international contest Nuovi Mondi, Corte, Rome, Italy, 2015. In 2014 awarded in Benefits of Celeste Prize with a group show in Format Gallery, Milano, Italy and a Solo show in Site Specific in Scicli, Sicily, Italy. Selected Exhibitions : GARDENS, solo show, CORTE, Rome Italy, 2016, BICYCLE WHEELS – HOMAGE TO DUCHAMP, Siracuse, Sicily, Italy, 2016, Premio Marchionni,Fiera d’arte mercato, Museo MAGMMA, Vllacidro, Italy, 2016, ALTER-Light and Land Insight, Chiaramonte Gulfi, Sicily, Italy, 2015, Spacescape, Galatina, Lecce, Italy, 2015,Nuovi Mondi, Corte, Rome, Italy, 2015, The Format Gallery, Milano, 2014-15, ICRI 2014,Research and Art, Megaron Athens Intrernational Conference Center, Athens, Greece 2014, Cheap Art Limassol, Penindaplinena Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus 2014, Santorini Biennale of Arts-International Poster Exhibition, Design a wish for Greece 2013-14, Street Hacker, Centro de Extensión de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, San Diego, Chile, 2011, Sapporo Pre-Biennale Contemporary Art Exhibition 2011 – Approaching Art by Leaving Art Behind – 9 Days the Museum Disappears Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Japan, “On Books and Translation”, Platform Translation ,4th Edition, Beirut,Lebanon,2009, “Transleat me”, Athens,“Illuminators”, Visual Arts in Greece”, Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki, Greece 2007-08, “Blind date#12”, Thission Lofts, Athens, Greece 2007-8, “Transpositions”, Martinos, Athens, Greece 2008, Art-Koltsovo, Yekaterinburg airport, Russia, 2008, “Athens Video Art Festival, Gazi, Athens, 2008 Trauma Queen, Mediterranean Hotel, Athens, 2007 ,«Visibility», Cheap Art ,Athens, 2007,«FemFest’ 07», Cetvrtak, Zagreb, Croatia, 2007, «Part time punks», Deste Foundation, Athens 2007, «Opa», International Festival of Performance, BIO’S, Athens 2007, “One Minute Film and Video Festival”, Aarau,Swicherland, 2007, “Festival miden 2007”, Kalamata, “Who cares about Greek art?”, Zoi’ s, Athens, 2006, 11th Biennale of Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean, Cosmos, Athens 2003, «Drap art», MACBA, Barcelona, Spain,1999. Curator : • Transleat me , Athens-Greece, 2008. • Trauma Queen, Mediterranean Hotel, Athens-Greece, 2007. • Who cares about Greek art?, Zoi’s, Athens-Greece, 2006. • Trash Art, Bios, Athens-Greece, 2003. Guest curator : • On Books and Translation”, Platform Translation ,4th Edition, Beirut,Lebanon, 2011. • Street Hacker, Centro de Extensión de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, San Diego-Chile, 2009. Publications : • Nuovi Mondi Contest • Phobophobia • Transleat me • Street Hacker • Balkanart’07 • Trauma Queen • Athens Video Art Festival • Visibility • Visual Arts”, Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki, Greece • Part time punks, Deste Foundation • FemFest’ 07 • Who cares about Greek Art? • 11η Biennale of Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean • Biomatocrom • Pictor
My art is a reaction against the prevailing values and structures of society. It is a romantic refusal of that ‘sense of reality’ which strives to invade and control the personal sphere of emotions. Through the use and reconstruction of symbols, I attempt to achieve a ‘non-sense’ and an incoherence that leads to the entire exploration of the inner sense and the substance. My desire is to go beyond the values of current morality, to return to innocence and create a world independent of any logic or principle.