Antigone Kourakou

Antigone Kourakou
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She was born in November 1979. She lives and works in Athens as an art conservator-restorer. At the same time, she is professionally occupied in making mosaics and she has participated in international exhibitions and events (12th International AIMC 2010, 1st International Festival of Contemporary Mosaics, Ravenna, Italy 2011). Her relationship with photography starts in 1998, while still studying art conservation. This experience motivates her to engage further in the medium, both on a theoretical and on a technical level, and reinforces her love of it. She begins systematic work on photography in 2010, by which time it serves as a means of seeking and expressing a personal aesthetic sense.
Her work has been exhibited in Greece and abroad (Athens Photo Festival - Greece 2018, Festival La Quatrieme Image - France 2017, Med Photo Fest - Italy 2017 ) and published in international magazines, catalogues and online publications.
Photo book

Phenomena

The twelve photographs in Antigone Kourakou’s Phenomena series, reminds us of the inexhaustible capacity photography has to transmute reality.

PhotoEssays Online

The Shadow of Things

Looking at Antigone Kourakou’s photographs, one fully perceives the suggestive range of photographic abstraction. Although there is scarce visual information that connects the pictures with the real scenes, the situations, and the events they were born out of, the photographs imperatively call for our interpretation.