Antonia Papatzanaki

Antonia Papatzanaki was born on 23 January 1960 at Chania on the Island of Crete, Greece. She studied ceramics at Young Women Christian Association – YWCA, Athens (1978-1981). She continued her studies in sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Arts – ASFA (1981-1986) with George Nikolaides. She furthered her studies at the Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien, Vienna, Austria (1988-1989) sculpture with Wander Bertoni. She received a Master of Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute, New York (1997-2000). Antonia Papatzanaki presented the following personal exhibitions: Hellenic Tourist Organization, Vienna (1989); Pleiades Gallery, Athens (1990); Bosch Gallery, Athens (1992); The Vafopoulio Cultural Center, Thessaloniki, Greece (1993); Milonoyanni Gallery, Chania, Crete (1996); Titanium Art Gallery, Athens (1998); Agora, An outdoor installation, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York (2000); Agora Installation, Battery Park, New York (2000); Light Boxes, Yiayiannos Gallery, Athens (2002); Squared Light, Titanium Art Gallery, Athens (2005); Visions of Light, 112 Gallery, Chashsama, New York, USA (2007); Antonia Papatzanaki Recent Works, Tsatsis Projects / Artforum, Thessaloniki, Greece (2008); Light: The Shortest Path, Evdomi Opsi Art Gallery, Chania, Greece (2008); and Robust Matter and Image, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethymno, Crete (2010). Artworks by Antonia Papatzanaki are kept at the following institutions: The American College of Greece; Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete; and Vorres Museum, Athens. Her sculpture LightHouse is permanently installed at Kato Patisia Square Metro Station, Athens, Greece. Antonia Papatzanaki currently lives and works in Athens and New York. opens in a new window