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Maria Chaniotaki - Kafousias

Gallery Images

  • He who says yes/He who says no
  • Thread - the fairytale
  • Thread - the fairytale

Biography

MA Theater Designer, Artist

Head of the Laboratory of Scenography, Athens (LSA)
Participation at PQ2015
• Department: Laboratory of Theatre and costume Design
Course Leader: Maria Chaniotaki- Kafousia
“Birds” by Aristophanes
• Department: Laboratory of Art
Course Leader: Maria Chaniotaki- Kafousia
(with the Greek nation at the PQ 2015 - Student Section)
and [OUT]TOP/AS Exhibition, Benaki Museum Athens 2016

Born in Heraklion, Crete - Greece.
She is living in Athens and London.

Studies:
Techn. Civil Engineer (BA) ,Music and Piano, Master of Arts (MA) in Theatre Design – Scenography at the Wimbledon School of Art (WSA), London UK
Seminar: Theatre Design Summer School in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London

She has exhibited works as an artist in personal and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad. She is working as a Theatre and Costume Designer in Theatre and Dance since 1996 at the same time is teaching Scenography and Art in several educational institutions (Workshops, Seminars, Schools, Universities etc)
With the foundation of the Laboratory of Scenography Athens (LSA) in 2000 she starts a new productive and educational activity.
She has published her books “Fairies”, ed. Ellinika Grammata - “A kite named shark”, ed. Iolkos - “A flower that wanted to become a butterfly”, ed. Iolkos.
Her first attempt in directing was “Thread”. A Performance - Installation that weighs image more than speech. The play, also aimed at a child audience brings, for the first time in Greece, professional actors and people with disabilities, in an equal role.
Objects and jewels designed by Maria Chaniotaki are available at the Benaki museum shop in Athens and “The Art shop” at “Fougaro” in Nafplio.
She was the Curator at Scenographer George Anemoyiannis Exhibition (2016)

She’s a member of the Society of British Theatre Designers (SBTD), the International Institute of Theatre (IIT),the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece (EETE) and the Greek Designers Accosiation.

Note : BOOK and VIDEO of the LSA's participation at PQ 2015 and [OUT]TOP/AS Exhibition 2016:
http://www.mariachaniotaki.gr/page.asp?cid=3&lang=en&subid=21&detid=100