Stamatina Palmou

Photography
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Installation & Performance
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The Spiral Jetty Revised, Lefkas, Greece 2007- ongoing
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The Spiral Jetty Revised is an ecoart installation dealing with the concept of food production and furthermore aiming at the aesthetic and environmental restoration of an overgrazed piece of land. It is designed to function as a diverse orchard, water harvesting system and soil generator while providing tangible stimuli for all the senses in a space where one can see, breath, smell, walk, rest, eat, contemplate and be inspired on the multiple forms of the inseparable connection between humans and nature.
Daphne and Apollo, Athens, Greece 2009
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Daphne and Apollo is an ecoart installation in the heart of Athens. It links the old with the contemporary modernism on a conceptual level by bridging the new Acropolis Museum with Sigrou Avenue both landmarks of their own era. The material chosen is Laurus nobilis, an evergreen sclerophyll charged with symbolic values regarding the struggle nature (Daphne) to survive the conquer of the human intellect (Apollo). Material selection is mainly based on Laurus nobilis enhanced abilities to withstand environmental stress as drought, air pollution, heat and wind while purifying the polluted urban air.

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Artist bio
Environmental artist, curator and educator Stamatina Palmou formally studied Photography (DipHE & BA Honours Photography, Midlessex University) and Art Psychotherapy (MSc foundation, Art Psychotherapy,Hellenic Art Psychotherapy Center) and continued to pursue informal and self studies in the field of ecology, environmental management and planning. She started exhibiting during her initial studies as early as 1998. Retrospectively, the body of her work functions within the frame of the Social Sculpture and employs various media such as installation, performance, photography, and design. From 2004 she became active in the organization of exhibitions of contemporary art with special focus on environmental issues as a founding member and executive director of the Hellenic Art and Ecology Center for which she has been drafting and implementing various projects for the creation of an environmental art scene in Greece and increasing visibility and opportunities for independent environmental artists.
Over the years, her accumulated practical experience and data research in natural resource management led her to create resources rather than merely utilize them. Her materials of choice have focused to earth, wind, fire and water. In utilizing their endless forms and combinations Stamatina Palmou seeks to generate a solution orientated reaction mindset to the environmental, economic and social issues of our time. She works internationally as a fine art photography studio artist as well as an environmental curator with an educational focus on numerous building and farming projects.
Studies
2012
Agricultural Science Institute, Athens, Greece
Forestry
2006
Agricultural Science Institute, Athens, Greece
Horticulture
2003-2004
Hellenic Art Psycotherapy Centre, Athens, Greece
MSc foundation, Art Psychotherapy
1998-2000
Midlessex University, Athens, Greece
BA Honours, Photography
1997-1998
Midlessex University, Athens, Greece
DipHE, Photography
Projects
2009
Daphne and Apollo, Lembesi & Makrygianni st, Acropolis, Athens, Greece
2007-ongoing
The Spiral Jetty Revised, Lefkas, Greece
Selected Exhibitions
Solo
2012
365, Give Hope Foundation, Athens, Greece
2009
Daphne and Apollo, 3,14 ecoart Gallery, Athens, Greece
2004
Purity, 3,14 Ecoart Gallery, Lefkas, Greece
Group
2016
Peri Erotismou, Eos Gallery, Athens, Greece
2015
Betweenthelines, Beton 7 Gallery, Athens, Greece
2011
TV Off, Monodrome, Athens Bienalle, Athens, Greece
Utopia, Orizontas Gallery, Athens, Greece
2009
Is this Art? Greek Archaeologists Union Hall, Athens, Greece
Urban Forest Prologue, Booze Coopoerativa , Athens, Greece
40 Greek Visual Artists Draw inspiration from the Work of Mikis Theodorakis (Tour)
This time we won’t forget, Maison de Grece, Paris, France
2008
Ecoart 08 Pharmacolagnia, 3,14 ecoart Gallery, Athens, Greece
Prohibited, E.P.A.S.K.T. Exhibition Hall, Athens, Greece
2007
40 Greek Visual Artists Draw inspiration by the Work of Mikis Theodorakis, Theatre of Herodes Atticus, Athens, Greece
Ecoart 07 Polution, 3,14 ecoart Gallery & Eleftheri Ekfrasi
Gallery, Athens Greece
2006
IV Biennale des Arts de Tunis, Palais Kheiredine, Medina ,Tunis
Ecoart 06, 3,14 ecoart Gallery, Athens, Greece
Exhibitions Curated
2010
Journey to Aldebaran, painting by Charalambos Sourvinos, 3,14 ecoart Gallery, Athens, Greece
2008
Protect the wild flowers, photography by Sophia Coucoulioti, 3,14 ecoart Gallery, Athens, Greece
Ecoart 08 Pharmacolagnia, group show, 3,14 ecoart Gallery, Athens, Greece
2007
Plastic Plankton, Recycling art installation by Tia Bley, 3,14 ecoart Gallery, Athens, Greece
Summer 2007, Imprints by Antigone Kavvatha and Dorota Zglobicka, 3,14 ecoart Gallery, Athens, Greece
Ecoart 07 Pollution, group show, 3,14 ecoart Gallery & Eleftheri Ekfrasi Gallery, Athens, Greece
2006
Psychotronic, video art by Constantinos Gazetopoulos, 3,14 ecoart Gallery, Athens, Greece
Ecosound, sound performance by Costas Karametros, 3,14 ecoart Gallery, Athens, Greece
Ecoart 06. group show, 3,14 ecoart Gallery, Athens, Greece
2005
Ecoart 05, group show, 3,14 ecoart Gallery, Lefkas, Greece