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Bolanou Sevasti

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BOLANOU SEVASTI

She was born in Athens, where she has lived most of her life. Having experienced the city’s wild development and gradual degeneration into a suffocating environment, she set out on a quest for “more nature,” experimenting with natural raw materials (flowers, leaves, branches) to create artistic compositions.

What most inspires her and ignites her creative flame is the unique olive tree, a staple of the Greek landscape and a perennial symbol of victory and civilisation. A tree with invaluable contributions to everyday life, which has always been a source of inspiration for great poets and writers, as well as visual artists.

In an attempt to express her own adoration and pay a small tribute, she created a series of works entitled “Olive the Magnificent,” some of which can be seen on the Olympic Olive Institute’s Home page. Working with such living material, she developed a deeply personal relationship with the olive tree and came to closer contact with its character, its strength, its difficulties, its resistance, its pride, its grandeur…

  

Solo Exhibitions

 

Colours of Nature

Nürnberg (Germany), Stadtsparkasse, 1992 (two exhibitions)

Nürnberg (Germany), Gallery Gewolbe, 1993

Athens, Museum of Folk Art & Tradition Angeliki Hatzimichali, 1994

Paleo Faliro (Athens), Cultural Centre, 1995

Nafplion, Gallery «R», 1995

Haidari (Athens), “Palataki” Cultural Centre, 1996

Holargos (Athens), City Hall, 1999

Cythera Island, “Mercato” Hall, 2001

Alimos (Athens), Cultural Centre, 2001

 

“Olive the Magnificent”

Sparta, City Hall, 2004

Chania, “Yali-Cami” Hall, 2006

Piraeus, “Apollon” Multicentre, 2007

Corinth, Municipal Gallery, 2010

Dion, Centre of Mediterranean Mosaics, 2011

Katerini, “Hecabe” Conference & Cultural Centre, 2011

Katerini, Urban School, as part of the “100 Years Free City” celebrations, 2012

 

Participations

Argos, “Anodos” Exhibition Centre, 1995

In Praise of the Olive,” commissioned by the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre:

— Athens, Academy of Athens, 2004

— Peristeri (Athens), Ancient Olive Grove, 2004

— New York, UN Building, 2006

— Ancient Olympia, 2007

 

 

Communication

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