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Vivi is an artist in contemporary craft and jewellery. She was born and studied in Athens, Greece, before continuing her education in Germany and Canada. She holds an MFA in the Crafts from Konstfack University in Stockholm, Sweden.

Currently, she is conducting a PhD in the Arts at ARIA and is lecturer at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium. Her work has been exhibited internationally in several curated gallery and museum exhibitions.

She lives and works in Berlin and Brussels, while she always returns back home to Athens.

public collections 

The Marzee Collection, NL (2019)
Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, DE (2012, 2015, 2018)
Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, GR (2016)
Cominelli Foundation Permanent Collection, IT (2015)

grants, scholarships

2013 • Konstfack grant, Jubel-Fond, Karl-Alex Rosenqvists, SE
2012 • Ulla Fröberg-Cramérs scholarhip, SE
2008 • Baden-Württemberg scholarship, DE


selected finalist
2017 • SCHMUCK_Herbert Hofmann Prize, DE
2017 • Friedrich Becker Prize, DE
2017 • ITAMI Award, JP                      
2014 • Cominelli Foundation Award, IT
2011 • TALENTE, DE

2011 • RRH Jewellery Award, C. Hafner, DE
2011 • ITAMI Award, JP

2011 • Friedrich Becker Prize, DE

2010 • New Traditiona Jewellwery Award, “True Colors”, NL


since 2018, PhD in the Arts, ARIA & Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, BE
2013 • MFA in the Crafts, Ädellab
            Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, SE

2010 • BFA in Jewellery and Everyday Objects,
            University of Applied Arts Pforzheim, DE

2009 • Exchange studies in jewellery & ceramics,  
            NSCAD University, Halifax, NS, CA
2004 • Certificate in Goldsmithing,
             Prof. Institute of Gold- and Silversmiths, Athens, GR

2002 • Diploma in Financial Management and Banking,
             Piraeus University, Athens, GR                                                              

seminars, workshops, lectures 

• co-initiator, research seminar “METHOD/ART
   with Dr. Adilia Yip & Umut Eldem, 
   Antwerp Research Institute in the Arts, BE, 2020

• external tutor, HDK-Valand --Academy of Art and Design, SE, 2020
• co-tutor, MA interdisciplinary workshop with Mashid Mohadjerin,
   Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, BE, 2019

• external tutor, Academy of Design and Crafts,
   University of Gothenburg, SE, 2019

• instructor, Hephaistos Summer School,
   Ilias Lalaounis Museum, Athens, GR, 2018

• tutor, BA workshop, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, BE, 2018
• external tutor, Academy of Design and Crafts,
   University of Gothenburg, SE, 2018

• lecture, Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, 
   Stockholm, SE, 2017

• co-teacher with Benedikt Fischer, Summer Academy Salzburg, AU, 2015

 parallel roles 

• author for Art Jewelry Forum, USA, since 2015
• co-curator at Barklund & Co with Rut-Malin Barklund, Hanna Hedman,
   Hannes Rydell, Stockholm, SE, 2017-2018
• freelance artist in sculpture studio, Skulpturengießerei Knaak,
   Berlin, DE, 2016-2018

• studio assistant for the series “CONTEXT” by Karen Pontoppidan,
   Stockholm, SE, 2013

• curator assistant, “The State of Things”- Ädellab,
   Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, DE, 2012

• jewellery designer, Wacker Kollektionsmanagement,
   Keltern, DE, 2010-2011

• several employments in financial management, Athens, GR, until 2005