Froso | Artist, Designer & Curator | Greater London | Art Jobs
Country: United Kingdom
City: Greater London
Industry: Arts & Culture
Professional Title: Artist, Designer & Curator

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Froso Papadimitriou was born in Thessaloniki, Greece where she studied applied arts, illustration/sketching and graphic design. In 2006 she relocated to London to further her education, completing a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Middlesex University and an MA in Arts Management and Policy, Curatorial and Educational pathway at Birkbeck University of London. In her art practice, Froso experiments with multiple art forms such as painting, art installations, drawing, sculpture, video and craft. Her work is primarily a reaction. Personal experience, observations and research of our social behaviours and dynamics have become Froso’s raw materials to create work which questions our isolation from public involvement, whilst we operate amidst a bombardment of networks and social platforms. Her work ranges from humorous social commentary to a floating recording of her experience in identifying her place within social exchanges. She uses her work as a platform for discussion. Sometimes playfull, others symbolic or direct her artworks are an invitation to exchange thoughts and view points on the binaries that resonate between our self and our role within social environments. Froso has collaborated with national and international galleries in UK, Greece, Turkey, Germany, France, Italy, Finland, Netherlands, USA, Taiwan, Japan and China. She has also contributed to various publications in Taiwan, USA, Greece, UK and she is currently a resident artist are Beckenham Place Mansion studios, London UK. Her major shows include: • ‘Kunst I'm Dialog’ , group exhibition, Rathaus keller (Townhall) , Landshut Germany • APSF Asia Pacific Science Fiction Convention, group exhibition, Science and Technology Museum of Beijing China • ‘Singularity Festival ‘, group exhibition, Singularity Gallery, Guangzhou China • ‘Invisible…but omnipresent’, solo exhibition and panel discussion, Deptford Lounge, London • ‘DADA no DADA’, international photographic exhibition, Refugees’ Museum, Thessaloniki Greece • ‘Tomorrow’s Child’, group exhibition at The House of Parliament London UK, campaigning in support of children’s’ mental health and wellbeing • ‘and with the marks on my hand I will tell you my story…Hajichi’, art residency and solo exhibition at Arcade Art studio & Space in Okinawa Japan. • ‘Painting and Beyond’, invited by the National Taiwan Normal University to curate and participate in a group exhibition with artist such as Karin Ruggaber, Chih-Fen Tsai, Lanya Huang and ChingYao Chen amongst others, Taipei Taiwan • ‘Telephone: A Global Arts Experiment by Satellite Collective’ a New York based online project, for which her work was featured in the New York Times • ‘(Im)possible school book: As Found’, for which she contributed to a publication and live event at Tate Modern, London She is also the organiser and contributor of ‘Tracing my echo’, a travelling exhibition first presented at Tettix Gallery in Thessaloniki, which then journeyed to Zweigstelle Berlin Gallery in Berlin, One Year Gallery in Taipei, Taiwan and collaborating with artists such as Takahiko Suzuki, Eleanor Havsteen-Franklin, Ting-Ting Chen, Cecilia Mandrile and Hülya Küpçüoğlu . In addition she also partnered with Brunswick East for The Exchange project, independent artists’ library and bookstore, collaborating with artists from around the globe, housing works from early career artists to artists whose publications may also be found in Tate Galleries London, Whitechapel gallery, V & A and MOMA New York. Parallel to her artistic endeavours, Froso organises and curates exhibitions and events at various locations nationally and internationally. She worked as Project manager and Curator at Topolski Century Gallery at South Bank and as an Art Teacher for community workshops. She is Co-Founder & Director of Collaborative, an artist run non-profit organisation focusing on collaborative projects, exhibitions and events.