Bio

Dora Kourtesa was born in 1984  in Lamia – Fthiotida. She studied in Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens faculty of Graphic Arts and Design, department of Graphic Design and in the School of Visual Arts –  Faculty of fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

She has participated in many group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. Artworks of hers are in the collection of Museum of Vyzantine Culture – Thessaloniki, Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece, Grafic Werkstatt – Dresden, private collections in Greece, Holland, Singapore, China, Japan.

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2004   ‘’bodies and textures’’ , GALLERY café-Monastiraki –Athens

2008   Presentation video art- animation ‘’ Present Everywhere’’ – AnimaSyros – Island of Syros

2010:     ‘’habit΄΄ , café Nikis 35, Thessaloniki

               –   Action field Kodra, Student Week – Thessaloniki

               –  ‘’40 young artists exhibit works in short form’’ Gallery Papatzikou -Veria

               – ‘’10th International Biennial of Miniature Art’’ – Serbia

2011:    –  ‘’ attempts’’– Alatza Imaret – Thessaloniki

2012:    –  ‘’ Konsthogskolan i Thessaloniki’’ exhibition of lithography, students and professors of printmaking workshop and the 3rd painting workshop of the Department of Fine and Applied Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Lithograph Museum, Stockholm, Sweden.

–  ‘exhibition of printmaking- Gonoi-Larisa ‘’

2013:    –  ‘’ student exhibition of printmaking’’ – municipality of Ios (curated by E. Giannadakis)

               –  ‘’1st Biennale of Ex Libris 2013 for Greek Engraving Students on the Iliad and Odyssey’ – Cultural foundation Panagiotis Giannakos-Crete

               –  ‘’Action Calling’’, intensive programme/international workshop – Video Performane – Residence – Macerata, Italy

               –  ‘’ Presentation of the Lithography Museum of the municipality of  Ountigke, Sweden in Vafopoulio” – parallel exhibition – Vafopouleio Centre, Thessaloniki

2014:    –  Presentation Video-art – Poland

               –    Graduate Students 2011-2014  –  Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art – Thessaloniki

               –  ‘’Is this our Vyzantium?’’ –   Museum of Vyzantine Culture – Thessaloniki

 

2015:     –   Festival Inspire  –  Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art – Thessaloniki

 

                –   «Only You Rotokrite: an artistic dialogue with the work of  Vitsentzos Cornaros”, curated by Manolis Giannadakis. – Teloglion Fine Arts Foundation AUTH – Thessaloniki

 

                –   «Only You Rotokrite: an artistic dialogue with the work of  Vitsentzos Cornaros”, curated by Manolis Giannadakis. – Basilica of St. Mark, Heraklion – Crete

 

                 –  MAGIC CARPET RIDE – San Francisco Bay Area Sculptors Meet Athenian Sculptors   –  ekfrasi – yianna grammatopoulou gallery –  curated by Michalis Arfaras and Kornelios Grammenos

 

2016:       ‘’Dresden Residents 2016’’ – Alte Feuerwache Loschwitz – Dresden

2017:      ”Exhibition of Collaborators” – Art Noise Gallery – Thessaloniki

                 – ”Rem-brant name” – Lola Nikolaou Art Gallery – Thessaloniki

                 –  ”Cultural Meetings” – Vrachasi 2017  –  Lasithi, Crete – curated by Manolis Giannadakis

                 ”Flow” – Poseidon Art Gallery – Myrina, Lemnos

                 ”Fremde Werte”- Gallery Drei- Dresden

 

Activities

 

2013:          Residence/Workshop/Exhibition   ‘’Action Calling’’, intensive programme/international workshop – Video Performane – Residence – Macerata, Italy

2015:      –    Whorkshop/Exhibition –   Festival Inspire  –  Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art – Thessaloniki

2016:         Curating the program ‘’War and Refugees’’ of the 1st Gymnasium of  Thessaloniki (2015-2016)

                  Honorable Mention of  the Hellenic Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs

 

                 – Illustration of five Children’s educational books (Fire – Flood – Earthquake)

                 –    Residence/Exhibition Dresden Residents 2016 – Grafic Werkstatt – Dresden

                 –   Collaboration with Seascape Ltd  –  Digital Sketch and Prints travel all over the world

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