Maria Papadimitriou is a Greek contemporary visual artist living and working between Athens and Volos, Greece. She was born in 1957 in Athens, Greece. After graduating with an honours degree in painting from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), Paris, Papadimitriou began practicing as a visual artist in 1989. She uses the medium of sculpture, installation, public art, video and photography to realize her artworks.
Andreas Angelidakis was born in Athens in 1968. He studied Architecture at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and continued his studies at Columbia University (MSAAD) in New York where he graduated in 1995. From the beginning of his career he has been working at the intersection of art and architecture, often expanding onto other disciplines such as curating and writing.
Panos Tsagaris was born in 1979, Athens, Greece Lives and works in New York. Tsagaris received his BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design in Vancouver, Canada. Through his work Tsagaris aims to express the emanation of the “divine” as it is reflected through the beauty and poetry of the everyday, in order to bring himself and the viewer closer to a state of catharsis. Ultimately,Tsagaris’ work selflessly captures and reflects the divine spark that exists in the human soul. He has exhibited extensively in Miami, New York, Vancouver, Athens, Berlin, Milan, Paris and Hong Kong.
He lives and works in Amsterdam and Athens. He studied fine arts at the Superior Academy in Athens, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam.
Artemis Potamianou is a visual artist based in Athens, Greece. She attained a BFA Degree from the Athens School of Fine Arts in 1997 and an MFA from the Staffordshire University, Great Britain in 1999.
Athanasios Argianas was born in 1976, he is a Greek and British artist living and working in London, England. Argianas' practice is interdisciplinary; incorporating sculpture, painting, text, performance and often music or sound, and concerns itself with metaphorical or translated representations of aural experiences. He received his MA from Goldsmiths College, London and previously studied under Jannis Kounellis at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
He was born in 1969,Athens. Lives and works in Athens.
Paki Vlassopoulou was born in 1985 in Athens. She studied Fine Art in a rainy city surrounded by mountains. That was the point when she met the other two members of 3 137, but she never imagined that they would have a that close cooperation. Her practice comes from her weakness on remembering names, terms and dates. She currently tries redefine her art as a postgraduate student and has forgotten what she already knew. Her dream about her studio/ 3 137 is to be a reference point for people and artists that don't consider everything as a fact.
Chrysanthi Koumianaki was born in 1985 in Heraklion Crete. She is 1/3 of 3 137. She is an artist as the other 2/3 of 3 137. She also deals with graphic design, one of her greatest loves. She had been for long periods of time more or less, in Ioannina, Athens and London and she ended up in Athens, which looks to her as the most familiar and interesting place to be at the time. The body of her practice is about space and experience, memory and recounting them. Recently, after finishing her studies, realized her big need for cooperating and coexisting with other artists, for developing her work as well as discussing and networking with the local scene. This is how she became part of this studio with those particular artists, trying to exchange ideas and communicate with other people outside the studio and wills to create a bigger and more substantial dialogue.
Yorgos Stamkopoulos was born in 1983 in Katerini. Yorgos Stamkopoulos creates paintings which are portraits of the moment, landscapes of an inner vision, meditative depictions referring to existence, psycho-grams as he calls them characterized by temporality, melancholy, anticipation and energy. The spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings is portrayed by focusing on the sense of loss and disorder. The premediatative chaos, the harmony of accident, randomness and the element of change.
Sofia Stevi was born in Athens in 1982 and she is graduate of the Central Saint Martin’s in London. Her practice is based on paintings but also includes sculptures, installations and books. She has co-founded the artist-run space Fokidos. Sofia Stevi merges in her work two opposites, living and dreaming. Her large scale paintings on unrteated cotton fabric convey a simultaneous sense of passively observing and actively experiences different spaces. The spaces in question are often confused yet domestic, and might fuse indoor and outdoor elements, or sexual symbols and psychedelic patterns. Gravity and perspective are largely lost, re-enacting a sense of moving through unrestricted space and time. At the same time the cotton fabric bears the sensuality of cotton sheets as if catching a glimpse of the artist’s dreamy thoughts.
Poka-Yio was born in Athens in 1970. He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (Bachelor’s degree at Painting in 1996 and Master’s degree at Digital Art Forms in 2003). In 1999, he founded the A-Station, Athens Centre of Contemporary Art, which he directed until 2005. He is a member of the XYZ curatorial trio, co-founder and co-director of the Athens Biennale (2005), together with Xenia Kalpaktsoglou and Augustine Zenakos. He has curated and participated in several Greek and international exhibitions and has carried out three solo exhibitions. Since 2002 he teaches at the Athens Cultural Group. He has been a journal editor (1998-2004) and a member of ILIOS music group (1992-1996).
Vasilis Papageorgiou was born in Athens, Greece in 1991. The spaces he is exploring for his research are bars, small-scale casinos and local football stadiums. The artist takes his inspiration from personal experiences in order to create narratives that exists on the border of fiction and reality. Papageorgiou often uses the materials themselves as well as their characteristics and properties as starting point for his work. He is a co-founder of Enterprise Projects, Athens.