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Vivi is an artist in contemporary jewellery and craft. 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 of Arts, Crafts and Design 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 is based in Berlin.

collections 

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


grants, scholarships

since 2018 PhD fellow • ARIA & Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, BE
2013 • Konstfack grant, Jubel-Fond, Karl-Alex Rosenqvists, SE
2012 • Ulla Fröberg-Cramérs scholarhip, SE
2008 • Baden-Württemberg scholarship, DE


education 

since 2018, PhD in the Arts, ARIA & Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, BE
2013 • MFA in the Crafts,
            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, 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

• co-tutor, MA cross-disciplinary workshop with Mashid Mohadjerin,
   Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, BE, 2019

• external tutor, Academy of Design and Crafts,
   University of Gothenburg, SE, 2018-2019

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

• tutor, BA workshop, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, BE, 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