TEAM

Founder Director

Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki
Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki is an Athens based artist working on exploring, collecting and archiving matter, often resulting to the creation of sculptural manifestations around the ideas of ‘topos’. For Sifostratoudaki, materiality stands as a broader term for framing geography, objects, humans, language and gestures and for defying sculpture as a moving organism (moving sculpture).
Vasiliki Sifostratoudaki (GR) earned a bachelor of Arts in Design (Graphic Design) Vakalo College of Art and Design – University of Derby (2000) and in Fine Art and Education from the Athens Schools of Fine Arts (2012) and received a Master of Fine Arts from the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (2015) with the support of Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) . She founded Yellow Brick in 2016 as a holistic extension of her artistic practice.

Current team & Recurring crew

Daphne Koufopanou Burt (Intern in Cultural Production and Project Assistant 2023-2024)
Eleni Fountoulaki (PhD researcher in education and architecture since 2022)
Elli Paxinou (Art historian, Education curator since 2022)
Maria Sideleva (Project Manager 2022-2023)
Niovi Andrioit (Assistant Manager and Communication 2021)
Manos Tsichlis (Consultant since 2021)
Eleanna Otta (Consultant since 2020)
ManolisTsipos (Consultant since 2022)
Markela Ksilogiannopoulou (Intern 2020 – Visual Artist)
Tomée Tzatzanis (Intern 2020 – Art Historian)
Giannis Delagrammatikas (Communication Consultant since 2020)
Pieternel de Winter (Project Manager 2018-2019)
Katerina Kladi (Architect)
Nino Nikoli (Technical Support)
Megaklis Gazias (Photographer)
Thanasis Gatos (Visual Artist/ Photographer)

Advisory Board

Helmut Batista (CAPACETE)
Helmut Batista lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Batista studied Opera and lived in Europe from 1983 to 1997. He worked as an artist until 1997 and exhibited widely: in Air de Paris (Paris), Massimo De Carlo (Milan), Schipper & Krome (Berlin), Ars Futura (Zurich) and many other places. In 1997 he founded Capacete in Rio de Janeiro as a production agency and a research residency programme, which he directed until 2017. That same year he gave up his post as director and is now working in rethinking new models for independent spaces in South America.

Nikos Doulos
Nikos Doulos (Netherlands/ Greece) is a visual artist, curator, and co-director of Expodium in Utrecht (NL) – an ‘urban do tank’ that utilizes artistic means to address urban challenges and the ever-changing nature of cities. Doulos works predominately on site-specific research trajectories creating temporal malleable interventions / situations as participatory infrastructures and ‘soft’ knowledge generators. Walking holds a predominant part in his practice. 
He is the initiator of NIGHTWALKERS – a participatory nocturnal walking project investigating the contemporary identity of the flanêur/flâneuse, performed in (among others) the Netherlands, Serbia, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Hungary, South Korea, Czech Republic and Greece.
He currently holds the position of senior coordinator for the Planetary Campus & COOP study groups educational components of the Dutch Art Institute (a.k.a DAI Roaming Academy) in the Netherlands and tutors along with the rest of the Expodium members at the Spatial Practice objective of the HKU MA programme Fine Art (HKU Mafa) in Utrecht.

Selected activities include: Parliament of Transitions, Expodium project for the 53rd October Salon (2012); co-curation Event As Process with Eva Fotiadi for the Athens Biennale: #4 AGORA (2013); What Now My Love seminar for the University of Arts Heslinki (2015); co-curation Unmaking The Netherlands, Expodium (2015); Unmaking: Subverting The Every-Day, Expodium workshop for UNIDEE – Cittadelartte Pistoletto Foundation (2016); Unmaking or How to Rethink Urban Narratives publication with Expodium (2016); participation at Capacete Athens – a nine-month residency in Athens under the broader framework of Documenta 14 (2017); Made in Athens educational trajectory for University of Arts Heslinki (2017) and Kunstlicht Volume: 39 – Unpacking Residencies: Situating The Production Of Cultural Relations publication, guest editor with Herbert Ploegman (2019).

Vivian Sky Rehberg
Vivian Sky Rehberg (USA/France) has a PhD in art history from Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois, USA), and an MA in Art History and Criticism from Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, NY, USA). Based in Paris, France since the mid-1990s, Vivian worked as a curator, writer, translator, and educator in France before she moved to Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 2012 to become director of the Master Fine Art at the Piet Zwart Institute-Willem de Kooning Academy. As of fall 2019, she is a Senior Research Lecturer at the Willem de Kooning Academy, associated with the Rotterdam Arts and Science Lab. She is also an arts writer and contributing editor of frieze magazine.

Olivia Wiederkehr
Olivia Wiederkehr works in the fields of performance, installation and sculpture. With consistency and a love of experimentation, she is always finding new ways to translate existential questions into forms that can be experienced by the senses. In doing so, she constantly challenges herself and exposes herself to risks – and so does the audience. The artist, who studied scenography in Berlin and Fine Arts in Basel and Zurich, also transfers this dynamic into her complex, installative settings. The site-specific space or the place assigned to a work are fundamental parameters that Wiederkehr questions or stages under the sign of the atmospheric. Historical sources serve as a substrate for her work, as do philosophical texts, which she uses to explore political and social spaces. Her performances, which are often created in collaboration and dialogue with dancers, mainly take place in public spaces and are located in the field of ephemeral, sculptural monuments. She sees the driving force in her work as not just leaving thinking in thoughts but evoking it as an active action. In doing so, she is constantly searching for new aesthetic and artistic strategies and dialogical possibilities to translate this active attitude into material and movement.

Olivia Wiederkehr is an artist with a background in scenography who works across media. From photography, drawing, video and sculpture, to costumes, choreographed performances and room-filling installations in both museum and public contexts. Wiederkehr was born in Switzerland in 1975, lives and works in Zurich and Brugg.

She studied stage design and fine arts in Berlin (KHB) and Basel (FHNW) and completed a Master Fine Arts in Zurich (ZHdK). She teaches project-based artistic education in public schools and at art colleges (ZHdK), was a long-time board member of the Klingental exhibition space, and co-founder of the Panch Performance Art Network Switzerland. Her works are represented in collections of the city of Zurich and by private companies. At irregular intervals she curates and organises performance events and festivals. She recently received a travel grant from the Canton of Aargau to deepen her political interest in Greece. Her busy exhibition schedule and invitations to perform have taken her regularly to Switzerland and abroad in recent years.

 

Current team & Recurring crew

Daphne Koufopanou Burt (Intern 2023-2024)
Daphne Koufopanou Burt (b.1997, she/they) is Greek/Canadian, born and raised in London. She is interested in the meeting points between visual arts, psychology and community practice. Having completed her BA in Mathematics (University of Oxford) and a Graduate Diploma in Fine Art (Chelsea College of Arts and Design), she has most recently worked as an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor for Hestia in London. Her personal research centres around the relationships we have with others and the changes and distortions these have on our experienced body, sense of self and feelings of belonging.

Maria Sideleva (Project Manager 2022-2023)
Maria Sideleva (b.1996, she/her/hers) was born and raised in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and immigrated to the United States when she was thirteen. She received a BA in Studio Art from The University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2018 and a MA in Fine Art from Iceland University of the Arts in 2022. In her multidisciplinary practice, Maria pulls inspiration from her own life and the lives of those around her. She aims to empower women through contemporary feminist issues such as body positivity as she places heavy emphasis on her material and subject choices, consistently treating them with intention and care. Most recently, Maria participated in a group show Hnoð at the Einar Jónsson Museum as well as her solo graduation show, There’s Nothing Dirty Going on in Huldaland, at the Iceland University of the Arts, the Reykjavik Art Book Fair, Signatura Bookasafn at HönnunarMars/DesignMarch and the group shows Berskjölduð/Unarmed at the Reykjanes Art Museum, GERÐUResque at the Kópavogur Art Museum and I won’t let them fool me at Verksmiðjan in Hjalteyri.

Elli Paxinou (Art historian, Education curator since 2022)
Elli Paxinou is an art historian, education curator and a member of the International Association of Art Critics in Greece. Since 2007, Elli has been working in the field of curating, art education and cultural management at several prominent art foundations, museums, contemporary exhibitions and organizations, such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the National Museum of Contemporary Art and others. Since 2010, Elli has been teaching Aesthetics and Art History in cultural spaces and Museums in Athens as well as in private colleges and schools, such as the Metropolitan College, AKTO, International School of Athens and Moraitis School.

Eleni Fountoulaki (PhD researcher in education and architecture since 2022)
Eleni Fountoulaki works at the interfaces of visual arts, collaborative projects and art education. As an ongoing examination of how learning is shaped by and into diverse environments, she has organised art seminars at the Athens’ prison and in special needs schools, as well as in the neighbourhoods of Cotonou, in Benin. Since 2016, she has been developing interactive formats for project-based learning curriculums within school environments. Eleni currently is a PhD candidate at the school of Architecture in Thessaloniki.

Giannis Delagrammatikas (Consultant since 2020)
Giannis Delagrammatikas (Greece) is a visual artist, researcher and initiator. The artistic practice of Giannis Delagrammatikas focuses on the cultural and political expressions that have shaped the modern era. Employing an interrogative form of suspicion as his interpretative medium, he seeks subjectivity in the apparently stable structures creating the terms and conditions that give birth to all things ‘new’. In this particular case, suspicion is perceived as a maneuver, a diversion, a window to enlarge the perception of the current. Using interdisciplinary modes and tools from archaeology, historiography and philosophy, and employing a wide range of means installations, texts, archives, photography, drawings, prints, videos, sound he collects, records, associates and redistributes ideas, objects and images. Part of the artistic activity of Giannis Delagrammatikas can be seen in collective ventures such as Campus Novel group, phantom investigations project etc.

He studied Archeology and Art History at the University of Athens (2005) and Visual Arts at the School of Fine Arts (2012). In 2010 he attended courses at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp at the department in situ with the support of Greek State Scholarship Foundation. In 2016 he completed his MA in Art in Context at Berlin University of the Arts with the support of Vicatos Βequest of the School of Fine Arts. In 2018 he was awarded Fellow for the 1st Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship Program-ARTWORKS. Since 2011 he has been founding member of the artist-run group Campus Novel. Currently he runs in collaboration with Ino Varvariti the research project phantom investigations. He has participated in numerous shows, workshops, lectures and residency programs in Greece and abroad.

Eliana Otta (Consultant since 2021)
Eliana Otta Vildoso (Lima, 1981) has a degree in art and a Master in Cultural Studies by the Universidad Católica del Perú. She cofounded the artist-run space Bisagra. She coordinated the curatorial team for the permanent exhibition at Lugar de la Memoria, la Tolerancia y la Inclusión Social. She has taught at the Art Faculty of PUCP, Corriente Alterna and Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes. She is represented by Galería 80m2 Livia Benavides. She is a candidate for the Phd in Practice at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.

Manos Tsichlis (Consultant since 2021)
Manos Tsichlis studied Law at the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki and Painting and Sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Arts (2004). He holds a MA from the Athens Polytechnic School (Architecture Faculty) in Methodology in Architectural Research (2010). He creates sculptural objects and installations through which he explores the material metaphors and shifts produced by the involvement of language, political and cultural representations, collective and personal mythologies.

Manos currently lives and works as a freelance artist and educator in Athens. He has worked as a teaching fellow at 8th Paining Class of ASFA in 2007-8, and as a lecturer at the National University of Athens in 2014-15. He has participated in numerous exhibitions (Athens Biennale MONODROME-2011, Athens Remup-2011, Athens is now-2015, L’esprtit de l’escalier, Crete – 2019) and he was the co-founder of the artistic fanzine KYPSELI. 

Markella Ksilogiannopoulou (Intern 2020)
I’m Markella Ksilogiannopoulou and I’m a multimedia artist. I entered the Athens School of Fine Arts in 2018 and I’m currently interested in performance, storytelling and the internet. I have participated in group shows such as “Treasurehunt 1’, that took place in Snehta, the ASFA showcase “That shit is amazing”, at VIZ and more. I have also performed for Panos Sklavenitis projects such as “Cargo”, “IT’S ME!” and “Kovatorthi”. Right now my main focus is on the relatability of the internet and the impact it has.

Manolis Tsipos
Manolis Tsipos was born in 1979 in Athens, Greece, where he lives and works. His artistic practice consists of four facets: he is a performance maker with a vivid interest on hybrid narratives and broadened concepts of what consists a choreography today; a few times published writer of prose and poetry in Greece, France and the USA; a mentor within multiple performing arts contexts (educational or solely artistic ones) in Europe; and a coach specialized in the DasArts Feedback Method. He holds two MA degrees (in “Theater”/DasArts in Amsterdam, 2012, and “Environmental Politics & Management“at the University of the Aegean, Greece, 2002). Furthermore, he is founding (and active until 2014) member of the Institute for Live Arts Research |Π|, and also founding (and active until 2011) member of the performance group Nova Melancholía, with both collectives based in Athens. In his work, he is fascinated by the force of language as inexhaustible shape shifter, endless vehicle of multiple meanings, and critical cornerstone of all imaginable communities inside and outside of our contemporaneity. His theoretical enquires are focused on how friendship could be conceived as a crucial factor in the understanding of our modes of artistic collaboration and cohabitation inside our field. Lastly, he is currently studying at the MA program of “Religious Studies” of the EKPA Kapodistrian University of Athens, in the specialization of Cognitive Psychology of Religion.

Tomée Tzatzanis (Intern 2020)
Tomée Tzatzanis is a Greek-Canadian art historian and artist studying the graffiti and street art scene in Athens, Greece. She completed a Bachelor’s degree with a Specialist in Art History at the University of Toronto and will be pursuing a Master’s in Collections and Curating Practices at the University of Edinburgh in September 2021. Tomée has conducted street art tours in Athens and completed an internship at the University of West Attica where she was studying the conservation of street art. She is currently researching the way the current socio-political landscape as well as the ongoing pandemic has inspired street artists to express themselves within the city. Tomée’s own art reflects the idea of Greek nostalgia using mixed media and inspired by street art.

Niovi Andrioiti (Assistant Manager and Communication 2021)
Niovi Andrioit has studied in the Department of Communication and Mass Media (2013) and has completed her postgraduate studies in the “Museum Studies” program of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (2019), with her dissertation on promoting the history of industrial buildings in Athens, through cultural activities and the use of digital navigation application in the city. Ηer paper “Identifying the Industrial Heritage of Athens, Greece through digital applications” was published in “Heritage” (MDPI) journal.

Niovi is active in the field of communication, museology-museography, as well as in the field of scientific research. She is a member of the V.ID.A. team and records the industrial heritage of Greece. She has participated in ethnographic film festivals with the film “Poliploumo”, a group project during her undergraduate studies. She is interested in dance, cinema, theater and travelling abroad.

Niovi Zarampouka-Chatzimanou
Niovi Zarampouka-Chatzimanou (guest curator 2023) is an Athens based curator and co-Director of Counterpoints in Greece. With an academic background in architecture, curatorial practices (MA) and cultural management (MA), her research interests focus on socially and politically engaged art projects working on themes like national identity and citizenship. As the Director of Victoria Square Project (2019-2022) she developed and curated its long term research program “Who is the Contemporary Athenian?”. She was the Director of Art in Public Space at Eleusis 2021 European capital of Culture, and contributed in documenta 14 as Community Liaison in Athens. Niovi is the co-founder of MΕΣΑ Museum of Free Thinking People, a contemporary art outreach project for people in prison in Greece. She was a fellow of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative at Columbia University (2020-2022), the Robert Bosch Stiftung (2014-2016) and a participant in the curatorial exchange by the NEON organization for contemporary art and The Whitechapel Gallery.