Vasilina Papadimitropoulou, Greece
My name is Vasilina. Born in 1996, as a child I liked makeup, drawing and performing stories. I attended painting and pottery classes but gradually focused almost exclusively on pencil drawing. I was really lucky to study in the Department of Architecture in Volos, where an artistic approach to architecture is encouraged by many professors. Using art techniques, I found a way to be critical, ironic, or intimate in my work, to question my design and discover multiple readings. In my free time, I got interested in scenography, helping as an art director’s and production assistant in two short movies. I’m extremely interested in what they call “the art of everyday life.” At the moment I am particularly interested in the fields of performance and performativity concerning space formation. The way living space transcends design has inspired me from the start. This year, I started working with different materials and domestic objects as means of forming atmospheres and approaching living space. Additionally, I’m studying ways to use language as part of my design process. I believe that during this semester, through an approach not only inspired by but also based on the wide field of art, I can work on my interests with new motivation and perception.
Vasilina Papadimitropoulou is studying at the Siena Art Institute for the Fall 2020 semester thanks to the SNF-SART scholarship a special program organized in collaboration with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
A selection of previous work: