Curriculum Vitae
 
Curriculum Vitae
 

Maria Chaniotaki - Kafousias
MA Theatre Designer /Scenographer- Artist
Head of the Laboratory of Scenography, Athens (LSA)
Tel. (0030) 2106728936
email: maria.m.chaniotaki@gmail.com

Agent: Donald Scrimgeour Artists Agent http://www.donaldscrimgeour.com

 LINKS:
blog: http://maria-chaniotaki.tumblr.com/
website: www.mariachaniotaki.gr
SBTD profile: http://www.theatredesign.org.uk/designer-pages/mariachaniotakikafousia/
Prague Quadrennial: http://www.pq.cz/en/scenography-education

Born in Heraklion, Crete - Greece,3 January 1958

 

Studies:

-Techn. Civil Engineer (BA)
-Music and Piano in Athens and Crete for 10 years
-Theatre Design - Scenography,
Accepted at the Theatre Design Department, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU (1990); she did not attend due to personal reasons, instead she continued her studies in UK,
- Master of Arts (MA) in Theatre Design / Scenographyat Wimbledon School of Art (WSA) - UAL London UK (1993-1995)
Seminar: Theatre Design Summer School in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA),
London (1993)

 

Exhibitions:

  • "Transformations in Theatre and Scenography" at the MA of Theatre Design Graduation Exhibition in Wimbledon School of Art, London, July 1995.
  • "Images in the process of a Scenography" at "Stavlos" Gallery, Athens, March 1998.
  • "Fairies" at "Androgeo" Town Hall Gallery, Heraclion - Crete, December 1998.
  • "Crowd Images" at the "Doma" Gallery, Theatre of Neos Kosmos, Athens,
  • November 1999. (Group Exhibition)
  • "Mixed compositions" at "Monohoro" Art Gallery, Athens, November 2001.
  • "Krinos and Anemoni" at "Technopolis Gazi" (city of Athens), March 2002. (Group Exhibition)
  • "Rainbow" at the "Art Forum" Gallery, Thessaloniki, October 2002. (Group Exhibition)
  • "Woman" at the "Art Center"Gallery of Athens, Athens, November 2003 (Group Exhibition)
  • "Water Gems" at the "Monohoro" Art Gallery, Athens November 2004
  • "Art and Theatre Design work" at the Basilica of Saint Mark Museum, Heraclion Crete, January - February 2011.
  • The 4 Elements of Nature, Museum of Fine Arts, Heraclion Crete (October 2016)
  • Artistic Director and Curator at Kazantzakis Museum George Anemoyiannis ,Scenographer ,Exhibition-Vassiliki Agiou Markou, Heraclion Crete (November- December 2016)
  • Artistic Director and Curator at the Art Exhibition of Medics and Doctors of Heraclion,Vassiliki Agiou Markou, Heraclion Crete,2017

 

Books:

  • "Fairies" (Poetry, text and illustration), Ellinika Grammata, March 1998.
  • "A Kite named Shark" (Fairy tale, text and illustration), Iolkos, May 1999.
  • "A Flower that wanted to become a butterfly" (Fairy tale, text and illustration), Iolkos, November 2001

 

She is registered at the DICTIONARY OF GREEK ARTISTS - MELISSA, 4th volume.

All her Art work comes from a deeper sense of Scenography and Poetry, sending out a strong poetic sense
She has worked as a professional Theatre Designer in Theatre and Dance performances since 1995.
(Theatre Design work)* .
Accessorizes ( hand made products designed by her) are available at the Benaki Museum in Athens , at the Art Shop in Nauplio, at the Nikos Kazantzakis Museum in Crete.

Teaching Theatre Design and Art since 2000 at various workshops for Teachers through the HELLENIC THEATRE/DRAMA & EDUCATION NETWORK and at the UNIVERSITY OF CRETE (Rethymnon) as an External Tutor. She was also a Tutor at the HELLENIC AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION(Athens College) ADULT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
External Lecturer in Artistic research and in Scenography at the Aristotle University of Theassaloniki School of Fine Arts.
External Lecturer in Artistic research and in Scenography at the Kapodistrian University of Athens, MA in Pedagogy Department
In 2000 she founded the "Laboratory of Scenography, Athens (LSA) - a Laboratory for Art", which runs with great success until today .

She is the Head and the Course Leader of the Laboratory of Scenography, Athens (LSA for both Departments (Theatre Design and Laboratory of Art) participates at World Theatre and Scenography Exhibition PQ 2015 (student section) as part of the Greek nation of the Hellenic Centre of the International Theatre Institute and
at the Athens Benaki Museum Exhibition [OUT]TOP/AS(September to November 2016) http://www.benaki.gr/index.asp?id=202010001&sid=1987&cat=0&lang=en

 

Performances:
"Thread", Performance - Installation by CMD Group at BIOS Athens, January - February 2008,
(Text Mise en scène Scenography: Maria Chaniotaki)
"Inverted Thread - the fairy Tale" by CMD Group at ASKISI theatre Athens, 2009 - 2010,
(Text - Mise en scène Scenography: Maria Chaniotaki)

Founder and Artistic Director of the CMD group (2007).

 

Future work:
Books: "he inverted Thread" (novel)
" The Poetic art of Scenography"
Exhibition: "Shoe Box Art", November 2018
The four elements of Nature 2019
Performance - Installation : Flow Artistic Director
She will be the Course Leader of the Laboratory of Scenography, Athens (LSA) which will participates at Performance Design and Space World Exhibition Prague Quadrennial PQ 2019 as part of the Greek nation (student section)

 

Member of:
The Society of British Theatre Designers (SBTD),
International Institute of Theatre (IIT),
The Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece (EETE) and the Greek Society of Theatre Designers

 

THEATRE DESIGN WORK since 1980
- As Theatre and Costume Designer before her Masters degree

  • " SUNDAY" by Sp. Papadogiorgos, Larissa, 1980
  • "EMIGRES" by Mrozek, at "Manos Hadjidakis" Theatre, Heraclion - Crete, 1986
  • "A STRANGE AFTERNOON" by An. Doriadis at "Manos Hadjidakis" Theatre, Heraclion - Crete, 1989
  • "CONVERSATION AT NIGHT WITH A DESPISED CHARACTER" by Friedrich Dürrenmatt at "Manos Hadjidakis" Theatre, Heraclion - Crete, 1990
  • "THE MAN WITH THE FLOWER IN HIS MOUTH" by L. Pirandello at "Manos Hadjidakis" Theatre, Heraclion - Crete, 1990
  • "SWEETS" by G.Hasapoglou at "Manos Hadjidakis" Theatre, Heraclion - Crete, 1991
  • "A HAPPY EVENT" by Mrozek at "Manos Hadjidakis" Theatre, Heraclion Crete, 1992

 

- As Assistant Designer with Theatre Designer Antonis Daglidis

  • "DON JUAN COMES BACK FROM THE WAR" by Ödön von Horvath, EMPROS Theatre, 1998
  • "A STORY WITH STORIES " by G. Rodari, PORTA Theatre, 1998
  • "PERLIMPLIN AND BELISA" by F. G. Lorca, Theatre of Neos Kosmos, 1998
  • "THE CLANDESTINOS ISLAND" by P. Sebastikoglou, National Theatre of Greece, 1999

 

- As Theatre and Costume Designer

  • "GHOSTS" by Ibsen, study, London, 1992
  • "MOTHER COURAGE" by B. Brecht, study, London, 1993
  • "HAMLET" by W. Shakespeare, study, London, 1993
  • "THE MAIDS" by J. Genet, study, London 1994
  • "A DANCE BEFORE - THE BLACK GOLDFISH" Text - Mise en scène - Scenography: Maria Chaniotaki, with Savina Yannatou and Antigoni Drakoulaki. Violin: Kostas Anastasopoulos. (Video at the mansion of the Duchess of Plaisance), presentation at WSA, London 1995
  • "MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM" by W. Shakespeare, at OMMA studio, Athens and at the Renaissance Theatre Festival, Rethymnon 1996
  • "MEASURE FOR MEASURE" by W. Shakespeare, theatre VIVI, at the Renaissance Theatre Festival, Rethymnon 1997
  • "CRUCIFIXION" by G. Boufidis, Byzantine Opera, Athens College Theatre, 1999
  • "M. SAHTOURIS POETRY" by G. Magoulas, at Ilissia Theatre, 1999
  • "STORY TELLING" by N.Govas at Theatre of Neos Kosmos, 2000
  • "PERSEPHONE", Dance Performance at Open Theatre, 2000
  • "BURNING PEOPLE", Dance Performance at Open Theatre, 2000
  • "THE MOUNTAIN GIANTS" by L.Pirandello, Costumes, Crete 2001
  • "THE HOUR WE KNEW NOTHING OF EACH OTHER" by Peter Handke at National Theatre of Greece, 2002
  • "MARA SADE" by Peter Weiss at National Theatre of Greece, 2002
  • "FOUR RAYS PLUS ONE" by Reggina Kapetanaki and Vassilis Risvas at Theatre of Neos Kosmos, 2003
  • "PURE" by Annabel Knight, Athinais Cultural Center, Athens 2005
  • "THE THREAD" by CMD group (Artistic Director: Maria Chaniotaki) at BIOS Athens, January - February 2008
  • "HE WHO SAYS YES - HE WHO SAYS NO" by B. Brecht, 18 Beaufort group, Director: Olia Lazaridou, Athens Festival, 2008
  • "ALBERT" by Vassilis Mavrogeorgiou at Theatre of Neos Kosmos, 2009
  • "INVERTED THREAD - THE FAIRY TALE" by CMD Group (Artistic Director: Maria Chaniotaki), Askisi Theatre, Athens 2009 2010
  • "LETTERS FROM THE EARTH - ADAM AND EVA" by M. Twain, Director: Pantelis Dentakis, at Theatre of Neos kosmos, 2010.
  • "THE TROULS ENIGMA" by M. Papagianni, Director: P. Dentakis, at Theatre of Neos Kosmos, 2011
  • "PLOUTOS" by Aristophanes, Vice Versa Group at Vrahon Theatre, 2011
  • "TRAVELLING WITH MY DADDY" by Vassilis Mavrogeorgiou, Director: Vangelis Theodoropoulos at Theatre of Neos Kosmos, 2011
  • "6 DEGREES BELOW THE HORIZON" by Rena Konstantaki and Yumiko Yoshioka, Dance Performance at M. Cacoyannis Foundation, Athens 2011 - Berlin 2012.
  • "FOUR RAYS PLUS ONE" by Reggina Kapetanaki and Vassilis Risvas , Director: Vangelis Theodoropoulos at Theatre of Neos Kosmos, 2013
  • KARACHMET WEDDING by Al. Papadiamantis, Director: Olia Lazaridou, 2017
  • ZUANNE OF THE GREAT CASTLE Reminiscences of 17th century,Crete, Director: Ersi Vasilikioti, Zuanne Argitis Bakirtzis, Kazantzakis Open Theatre, Heraclion Crete, 2017

 

- As Artistic Director:

  • "THE THREAD" by CMD group, BIOS Athens, January - February 2008
  • "INVERTED THREAD - THE FAIRY TALE" by CMD Group, ASKISI Theatre, Athens 2009 - 2010
  • Artistic Director and Curator at Kazantzakis Museum George Anemoyiannis ,Scenographer ,Exhibition-Vassiliki Agiou Markou, Heraclion Crete (November- December 2016)
  • Artistic Director and Curator at the Art Exhibition of Medics and Doctors of Heraclion,Vassiliki Agiou Markou, Heraclion Crete,2017
 
 
 
- 2006
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