I was really happy to take part with my photobook “MUNDUS” at the Athens Art Book Fair 2021: The Local Edition at Kypseli Municipal Market on the 11-12 of September in Athens. MUNDUS was exhibited among other self-published photobooks at the bookstand of the artist-run space, Zoetrope. It was a great chance to look (and buy) new artist books, photobooks, zines, catalogues, poetry books and much more and connect with other people sharing the same passion for books with me.
I will be very happy to meet you this Tuesday 7.9.21 at “Στην Ταράτσα”, Valaoritou 29, Thessaloniki at 20:00 where I will present my photobook “MUNDUS”. There will be a video projection of the photos of “MUNDUS” on the terrace!
I am really excited, because MUNDUS was selected among 250 projects at the section of EMERGENTES 2021 of BFOTO festival in Barbastro, Spain. Photos of MUNDUS are presented in a solo exhibition at the beautiful place of the Diocesan Museum of Barbastro from Friday 20/8/21 until Sunday 12/9/21. You may see a video from the opening of the exhibition. Video: Carlos Barradas Opening: Friday 20/8/21 at 19:00. Diocesan Museum Hall Plaza del Palacio, 1, 22300 Barbastro Tue-Sat: 10.00am – 13.00pm / 17.00pm – 20.00pm. Sun: 11.00am – 14.00pm. More info: https://www.bfoto.org/en/trabajos/sophia-tolika/
Photobook MUNDUS was selected at Radar Photo Festival by Francesca Todde and exhibited at the book fair at the historic Auditorium San Luigi in Trani, Italy. (Photos are downloaded from Radar Photo Festival Facebook page)
I was very happy to be invited and present my photographic work (unfortunately through the web because of the pandemic) at the Center for Creative Photography of Thraki – Κέντρο Δημιουργικής Φωτογραφίας Θράκης on March, 8. After the presentation, followed a conversation about photography, photobooks, social media and photography and other interesting subjects.
I was very happy to take part in the action “WeChangeThePicture”, in which 21 female photographers stood against violence, sexism, conservatism and inequality to show our support towards all women by granting a piece of photography art. All the income from the sales went directly to the Centre for Research on Women’s Issues (CRWI) “Diotima”, which provides legal and mental support to women who are brave enough to speak out. The action took place on March 2021 for 14 days and was very successful. Thank you all for your support!
Almost 4 years after its publication, the book “Homes Sweet Homes” is finally sold out. Thank you all for your support. I have almost finished my new book and I hope to get it published in the beginning of 2021. Stay tuned!
I was very happy that the soundscapes of Thessaloniki, which I had recorded during the lockdown of March-May 2020 was selected at the group exhibition “Together, so far so close” along with the works of 89 artists. The exhibition, which took place at Momus Experimental Center for the Arts, consisted of paintings, photographs, sculptures, videos, installations, books – all created during the period of the first lockdown in Greece. You may have an idea of the screening of the soundscape at the exhibition, here
After summer and just a few days before Thessaloniki went back into a new lockdown, I had the chance to take part at a collective curatorial project with artworks created during the suffocating lockdown atmosphere of March-May 2020. The curatorial project was called “Together we curate” and the 23 curators with different backgrounds each (artists, museologists, lawyer, engineer etc.) had a very creative collaboration for 35 days organizing the exhibition “Together, so far so close” at Momus Experimental Center for the Arts. We had to choose among 460 pieces of art, set them in dialogue, find the central idea of the …
“Homes Sweet Homes” was published at the Luminous Eye Zine #03. Luminous Eye publishes online bimonthly Luminous Eye Zine which presents the trends of contemporary photography and hosts interesting photographic projects. You can have a look at it here and in the same issue you will find the very interesting portfolios of Eleni Rimantonaki, Maurizio Leonardi, Mary Michou.