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Panos Sklavenitis was born and brought up in Ulysses’ island, Ithaka. That’s why he knows the Greek sun and the Greek sea very well. When he was little he attended PIKPA primary school, known, amongst other, for offering education to kids with special needs. Until very recently Sklavenitis didn’t know that PIKPA was such an institution.
As the artists of the Russian avant-guard Sklavenitis served for many years the applied arts as a graphic designer, until he decided that fine arts is also ok. He is interested in masquerade, satire, overidentification and performative methods. He is closely collaborating with anthropologists and archeologists in order to study how subjects opperate in the culture industry and other civilized subjects. Sklavenitis is an experienced teacher, as for many years now makes his living as a drawing teacher. He frequently uses his students in his projects.
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Sinodi Papu is an artistic group composed of visual artists, actors, musicians and stand-up comedians. It was founded in the first days of 2021 with the aim of exploring contemporary post-digital forms of artistic performance with an emphasis on the poetics of satire, celebrations, mimesis, and masquerade. The team will launch its actions by staging a series of exploratory happenings focusing on the encounter, through physical intimacy and spatial proximity, in the context of post-pandemic reality.
The founder of the team is Panos Sklavenitis, the roster is completed by Markella Ksilogiannopoulou, Aimilia Milou, Alexandros Titkov and Tania Varveri, while the main body of Sinodi Papu will be assisted, occasionally, by a wide network of close associates.