Municipality of Almopia, Greece—Transart faculty member Angeliki Avgitidou will be an artist-in-residence at Living History, Living Nature (Lhi Lna).
Located in northern Greece, on the southern boarder of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Lhi Lna capitalizes on the region’s breathtaking landscape of grassy hillsides, ravines and waterfalls, and its rich history, which dates back to antiquity, in order to promote local artistic and municipal development as well as cross border cooperation.
During the course of the month-long residency, Avgitidou will join twelve other Greek artists in exploring the genius loci, the protective spirit, of Almopia. The program includes a five-day tour of the municipality’s natural and historical sites as well as a ten-day workshop, the latter of which will be filmed. The works of art created during the residency, and the workshop video, will be featured in an internationally-traveling exhibition as well as in an online gallery; in addition, image reproductions will be used in official Lhi Lna and Municipality of Almopia promotional materials. Six of the participating artists will go on to participate in a workshop hosted by the Municipality of Novaci in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Lhi-Lna is funded by the European Union and the National Funds of the Participating Countries under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) Cross-Border Co-operation Programme Greece— the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2007–2013.
Angeliki Avgitidou is an interdisciplinary artist working in new media, performance, video, photography and installation. She studied architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and earned MA and PhD degrees from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris; and the Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art. Avgitidou teaches time-based media, performance in public spaces and performance theory at Transart and the University of Western Macedonia in Northwestern Greece. She will travel to Almopia after teaching “Documentation: The archive, the diary and the collection” during Transart’s 2014 summer residency.