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Athina has studied Restoration and Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art at the UniWa, Athens, and holds a master's degree in Post industrial Design and Artistic Practices from the University of Thessaly, Volos. She was an Erasmus+ fellow at the BioArt Laboratories in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

 

Her practice is based on an artistic research method she has developed, merging her background in antiquity restoration, post industrial design, and fine arts with the fields of archeological excavation, biology, philosophy, science fiction, and speculative design.

Her research focus is on sites that are going through transition or a drastic change.

Whether this is an industrial area, a natural disaster area, or an archaeological excavation, she applies archaeological principles and methodologies to locate the elements involved and trace the connections between them. Focusing on the strange new balances and adaptation to change, she explores the new ecosystems that evolve while discussing material culture and the living landscape.

Her installations act as speculative “material narratives” exploring materiality while offering various potential interpretations.

Her work has been presented in group exhibitions in Greece and abroad (such as This Current Between Us, Outraged by Pleasure, In Memory of Memory, in art spaces and institutions such as A.antonopoulou Gallery, Dutch Design Week, Thessaloniki Design Week, Thessaloniki Design Week, Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, W Atelier, among others).

 

She has participated in art residencies in the Netherlands (BioArt Laboratories, Eindhoven), Italy ( ECEc Laboratory, Rome), and Greece (VA Initiator, Elefsina 2023).

She has been awarded for her artistic practice by ARTWORKS (2022) and is a Fellow of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (ISN) Artist Support Program.

In 2023 she received the European funding Culture Moves Europe to develop an artistic research project during an ongoing excavation in Rome in collaboration with the University of Ferrara.  (Appia 39, Souvenirs from the Critical Zone).

 

She lives in Athens where she works in excavation projects, museums, and cultural spaces as a conservator of antiquities and artworks, while at the same time, she has been active in an artist-run studio in central Athens focusing on the production of visual and utilitarian objects, custom works and theater props.

Contact: athinakub@gmail.com

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