An arts and cultural projects manager, producer, curator, events coordinator, access consultant, trainer, workshop leader, translator, tutor.
My portfolio has been built primarily through working with and supporting disabled artists in their practice or disabled-led art companies in their projects, consulting arts organisations on how to improve accessibility for their disabled audiences, artists and employees and broader project management work for UK and cross-European projects.
In 2010 I initiated two pioneering projects to actively promote disability awareness and accessibility in Greece, particularly deaf accessibility: a collaboration between deaf and hearing young people who created a fun short film in both spoken and sign language (Shhh…A Fairy Tale); and the introduction and development of deaf accessibility for a multi-sensory touring exhibition (Myrtis: Face to Face With The Past) which was the first public exhibition to include Greek and International Sign Languages.
In 2014 I embarked on a new arts project as an indepedent curator and co-producer, transforming a small studio in Hoxton, East London, into a gallery once a month. The events have showcased an incredible array of disabled and non-disabled artists, who presented a variety of film, music and video installations to live art, cardboard sculptures and paintings. You can read more about these events here.
Born in Hellas (aka Greece), I am currently based in London, UK.
My drive is to advocate for open dialogue, allowing diversity to be well voiced and respected, and removing barriers, in whatever form these appear.
Personal values: cultural crossings, accessibility, inclusion, diversity, social consciousness and human rights.
The photos used here are a kind contribution from a much cherished friend (Vasso), part of her first solo exhibition. She also designed my logo: the Greek letter ‘f’ encircled by olive tree leaves.
I would like to thank Zeynep Dagli for her help with the photos appearing on these pages.
Last but surely not least, a big THANK YOU to family, friends and fellow creatives for their ongoing emotional and practical support, patience, wit and humour.
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