UNESCO Zante Group organizes visual arts events including a number of exhibitions (painting, sculpture, installations, photography etc) in various parts of the island, following the 2018 visual arts events.
The main concept of the visual art events are the following:
"The Laganas Bay:
land of dreaming,
place of reflection"
Visual Arts Exhibition - August-September 2018
Iro Briskola - Tzinieri
Born in Athens, Iro Briskola-Tzinieri studied painting at Athens School of Fine Arts with teachers K. Nikolaou, G. Moralis, D. Mytaras and P. Tetsis. She attended the School’s (ASFA) mosaic and pottery workshops and worked in several archaeological sites for the Department of Mosaic conservation. She has taught History of Art & Free hand Drawing in secondary education. She has exhibited in both Solo and Group exhibitions. She lives and works in Athens and Zakynthos.
Yiannis Brouzos (Oannes)
Ο Ωάννες (Α.Κ.Α. Γιάννης Μπρούζος) γεννήθηκε στον Πειραιά το 1977. Διδάσκεται σχέδιο και στοιχεία γλυπτικής δίπλα στον γλύπτη Μ. Βούτο. Το 2001 αρχίζει να ασχολείται με την εικονογράφηση βιβλίων. Παράλληλα εργάζεται ως interior designer δημιουργώντας γλυπτικούς χώρους. Το 2002 εισάγεται στην Ανωτάτη Σχολή Καλών Τεχνών, όπου ακολουθεί τον τομέα της γλυπτικής στο Α' Εργαστήριο με καθηγητή τον Θ. Παπαγιάννη. Παρακολουθεί μαθήματα χαρακτικής, σκηνογραφίας και πολυμέσων. Αποφοιτεί με άριστα (28/30)το 2009. Διδάσκει στην δευτεροβάθμια εκπαίδευση εικαστικά. Ζει και εργάζεται στην Ζάκυνθο. Έργα του βρίσκονται σε ιδιωτικές συλλογές στην Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό. Έχει πραγματοποιήσει 4 ατομικές εκθέσεις και έχει συμμετάσχει σε πάνω από 25 ομαδικές.
Dionisis Fournogerakis was born in Zakynthos in 1970 where he continues to live and work. He is a graphic designer and he works in the field of graphic arts and advertising. In the year 2000, to expand his job's possibilities he delt with commercial photography. Soon, fascinated by this medium, he dedicated much of his time in order to improve his technic.
In 2005, a friend urged him to see the possibilities of photography as a medium of expression and by seeing photos of Kertesz, Cartier-Bresson and Winogrand discovered a new world.
Wanting to share his enthusiasm he participated for three years as an active member in the photographic group of Zakynthos "Photogramma" presenting a solo exhibition (2006) and participated in two group exhibitions.
As a member of "Photogramma" he had the opportunity to learn more through presentations from several members of the "Photographic Circle" of Athens.
In 2007 he attended a seminar by the American photographer Bruce Davidson and in 2013 by Plato Rivellis.
Dionisis has edited articles and presentations on the life and work of prominent photographers online.
He excelled in Greek online portfolio website contest winning the first prize and his photographs have been published in various print and online.
Sabine Freitag was born in Vienna, 1976. She graduated painting at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. She has participated in many solo shows like: 2017 Plastic in The Sea, Zakynthos, Greece; 2016 melting together, Portokali, Argassi, Greece; wolpertingerauflauf, vienna school of poetry; 2015 VOLTA Estate Giannis Plessas, Skoulikado, Zakynthos; VERGEHEN, Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna. She has participated in many group exhibitions like: 2018 celebration Galerie im Turm, Baden; 2017 Gynaika, woman ́s advisory center, municipality of Zakynthos; 2016 unreadymade olouthenes, philomedia, Vienna; 2015 It ́s All About Love, Portokali, Argassi - HERZBLUT Galerie im Turm, Baden; 2014 Busy Lines, GalerieZ, Hard - Wildnis!?, Botanical Garden, Vienna - Stoffwechsel, Porcelain Manufactory Augarten, Vienna - MAK (Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/ Contemporary Art), Vienna; 2013 Inkubation, Carl Reiner Medizintechnik, Vienna; 2012 Illuminationen II, Heiligenkreuzer Hof, Vienna - Illuminationen I, Palais Wittgenstein, Vienna - KunstSex, Palais Palffy, Vienna.
Eleni Gounari was born in Athens and lives in Zakynthos, Greece. She studied Art in the National Superior School of Fine Arts of Athens Painting and Scenography and she holds Master Administration of Civic Units. She is a member of Pictorial Chamber of Greece.
She has done seven Individual Exhibitions and has participated in over ninety Collective ones in Greece, Europe and USA. Also, she has illustrated book covers, posters, and has made Stage sets and costumes for Theatrical Performances. She has taught Artistic subjects in Secondary Education, Vocational Training Institute and in Technological Educational Institute of Ionian Islands. From 2003 to 2011 was responsible for Cultural Programs of and Artistic Games of Secondary Education of Zakynthos and today is responsible for all School Activities.
She is a member of Cultural Associations, Art groups and many Art Committees and Councils. Her artwork has many times been awarded. Publications for her artwork are in newspapers and magazines. Her work is found in public buildings, private and public collections.
Vassilis Perros studied painting and scenography in Athens School of Fine Arts. He lives and works in Athens.
Babis Pilarinos was born in Zakynthos in 1966. He studied physics at the Patras University. He paintes, illustrates books, paintes portable icons and orthodox churches. He teaches Byzantine painting. He exhibits his works periodically, in Athens in his atelier, in Zakynthos in places of historical interest and in Paris.
San Accademia di belle arti di Brera di Milano graduate. She is working as an Art teacher for the public school system and she is repeatedly awarded for her work as an artist and an aducator . Exhibitions: 8 personal, 27 groups.
Anastasios J. Stamiris
Anastasios J. Stamiris works as sculptor since 2004 and he owns a gallery with his works in Agios Dimitrios, village in Zakynthos.
Nikos Svolopoulos was born in Athens where he lives and works. He studied at the Higher School of Fine Arts with a teacher Dimitris Mitaras. He graduated with excellent studies and works as an art consultant at the Jeanne d 'Arc Greek-French School. He has participated in exhibitions in Greece and abroad.
Mika Symvoulidou was born in Athens and lives in Zakynthos. She studied art in the National Superior School of Fine Arts of Athens 1985-1990, in D.Mytaras 1st drawing workshop. She is member of Fine Chamber of Greece,and the teachers Association Artistic disciplines.She has participated in over 30 group exchibitions in Greece ( Athens, Zakynthos, Ionian islands, Patra, Crete, Lesvos), and Paris. Most of her work is landscapes, in plein air, with oils,acrilics and water colours. Her work is found in private collections in Greece and abroad, as well as in her private gallery in Ampelostrates (rustic restaurant), in Koiliomeno of Zakynthos where she lives.
Exchibitions: 1990 group exchibition,drowing workshop of D. Mytaras; 1990 >> >> National Gallery of Athens; 1995,2001,2002,2004,2006, Orfeas, Lefkada; 2002,2004,Platyforos, Zakynthos; 2007, EEEEK Achaias; 2008-2009,” burnt exchibition” orizontas gegonoton,cities of Greece and Paris; 2009 “3 women excibit” Zakynthos; 2010 Orizontas geg. Patra, Achaia Claus; 2010, “city plan” Patra; 2011, Diary paintings of Platyforos, Chronos, Zakynthos; 2011”five painters”, Barrage, Zakynthos; 2012, Erotopia”, Orizontas, Kerameikos, Athens; 2012,3, International meeting of art and creation, Greece-Russia; 2015” Nison Periplous”, Lesvos; 2016 “Ionian Painters”, exchibition of Pictorial champer of Greece, Patra.