Athens / Greece
Eleni Tsotsorou was born on 5 December 1966 in Athens, Greece.
After graduating from Arsakeion Highschool in 1984, she studied for a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physics at the School of Positive Sciences, Faculty of Physics of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (1985-1990) and furthered her studies with a Master of Science in Radiation Physics at University College London – UCL (1991-1992).
She did her internship as a radiation Physicist at Agios Savvas (St. Savvas) Oncological Hospital, Athens (1990-1992).
Subsequently she decided to study for an M.A. equivalent Degree in Fine Arts at the Athens School of Fine Arts – ASFA (1993-2000). Sculpture under Theodore Papayiannis; Painting under Katerina Papaspyrou; Mosaic under Yannis Valavanidis; and also took classes in fresco & Byzantine iconography. She collaborated in the creative Department at the Art & Motion Advertising Agency (1996-1998).
Since 2001 she has been a member of the Greek Chamber of Visual Arts – EETE.
Her artwork was chosen to illustrate the cover of Vassilis Tsiamboussis’ story entitled Theodolite, in Eleftherotypia Newspaper on 8 September 2002.
Since 2003 she has been teaching art (Art History & Aesthetics; Drawing; Architectural Drawing; Applied Art) at Arsakeion Highschool in Athens.
Eleni Tsotsorou has presented the following personal exhibitions:
Interiors, Gallery 24, Athens (2001); Interiors II, Melina Merkouri Municipal Gallery, Hydra Island (2006); Oxygen, Gallery 24, Athens (2006); Oxygen, Venetian Castle, Karystos, Euboea Island (2007); Labyrinth: The way out, Gallery Art-beat, Brussels (2009); Labyrinth: The way out, Gallery E, Thessaloniki (2010); The Labyrinth …continues, Artprint Space, Kifissia, Athens (2011); Pop Angst, SG Art Gallery, St George Lycabettus Hotel, Kolonaki, Athens (2015).
She also participated in the following group exhibitions:
Advertisement: Creating Wishes or a Wish to Create?, Heineken Art – 6th Contest of Young Greek Artists, Athens (1998); Young Greek Artists’ Contest, Artnews Magazine & Maris Hotels, Athens (1998); Contest for Artworks on Permanent Exhibition at the New Athens Airport, Athens International Airport – Eleftherios Venizelos, Spata (2000); 1st Biennale of Young Greek Artists, Artnews Magazine & Maris Hotels, Athens (2000); Two Thousand Tin Cans, Lithographeion on Piraeus Street, Athens, Greece (2000); Gallery 24, Athens (2001, 2003); Graduates Show, To Ergostasio, Athens School of Fine Arts – ASFA, Athens (2001); Gallery Lentzou, Athens (2001); Young Artists’ Exhibition, Technopolis, Gazi, Athens (2002); Gallery Rodavgi, Athens (2003); Gallery Diorama, Athens, Greece (2003, twice in 2004); Ersi’s Gallery, Mykonos Island (2006); Ten Women Artists, Alumnae of Arsakeion-Tositseion Educational Organization, Kostis Palamas Building, Cultural Center of the Municipality of Athens, Athens (2007); and Group Exhibition for the Inauguration of the Alumni Center, Attica Tradition Educational Foundation, The American College of Greece, Plaka, Athens (2007); Art S.A. Gallery, Kea Island (2010); “The Ancient olive grove of Crete through time”, International Exhibition Centre of Crete, Heraklion Crete, Greece (2010); “Opthalmophanes”(Obvious), Technopolis, Gazi, Athens Municipal Exhibition Centre, Greece. Curated by Iris Kritikou and Sotiria Antonopoulou(2010), Gallery E, Thessaloniki (2011), An Exhibition for Japan, Vienna Travelgallery (VTG), Vienna, Austria (2011), “Elemental Realms”, Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York, USA (2012), “The Past”, 1st Santorini Biennale, Santorini Island, Greece (2012), Pinakothiki ton Chromaton (Gallery of Colours), Boston, USA (2012), Pinakothiki ton Chromaton, Thessaloniki, Chios, Lesvos, Greece (2012), “A Wish for Greece”. International Poster Design Contest. Organized by the Santorini Biennale Selection Committee (2013), 18th & 19th Cheap Art of Athens, CAMP (Contemporary Art Meeting Point), Kotzia Square, Athens (2013), Contemporary Greek Artists in Shanghai. Organized by the Chinese and Greek Chamber for the Visual Arts (2013), “Peace Mechanisms”, 2nd Santorini Biennale, Santorini Island, Greece (2014). Invited to participate by the Biennale Organizational Committee, SG Gallery (2015), SG Gallery (2016).
Eleni Tsotsorou continues to live and work in Athens.