Janis Rafailidou

As a visual artist Janis has concentrated on media technologies -qualifications on 
editing, filming, photography - combined with environmental installations.
Born in 1984 in Athens, Greece, the last seven years she studies in UK. She has been awarded by AHRC with a scholarship both for her PhD (2007-2010)and MA (2006-2007) in Fine Art postgraduate course, at the University of Leeds. Also, she has been nominated by AXIS as one of the Selected Graduates and has been awarded by the Leeds Art Fair 2008 as Best Newcomer. 

The past four years she has exhibited in group shows and commissioned events in Leeds and Athens. She has also participated and collaborated with the following organisations: Henry Moore Institute, Leeds City Library, Situation Leeds Festival05/07, Light Night 2007, the Black Dogs, BBC Leeds, Leeds Visual Arts Forum.
This year she was selected by PSL and Whitechapel Gallery for a show in Leeds. In 2008, she exhibited at the Leeds Art Gallery along Georgina Starr, Annelies Strba and Rosalind Nashashibi and participated at the Independent Liverpool Biennial 08 at Tate Liverpool.

During her BA graduation from the University of Leeds (2006), she received national and international coverage by media and press such as The Times, Sunday Times, Yorkshire Post, Daily Mirror, BBC National TV News, BBC Radio, and Geek Newspapers & Radio. Janis assisted the 1st Athens Biennial (2007) and worked for Henry Moore Institute. Also, she taught at the BA Fine Art at the University of Leeds in 2007/08 and workes as a visiting artist.

WEBSITE: www.janisrafailidou.co.uk


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