Athanasia Vidali (b.1986 – full name Athanasia Vidali-Soula)
is a Greek visual artist, currently based in Liège, BE.

Studies:
2016-onwards Doctoral studies, Arts et Sciences de l'Arts, University of Liège.
2013-2016  Doctoral studies, Dept. of Audio and Visual Technologies, Ionian University.
2010-2012  2-year Master in Fine Arts, Athens School of Fine Arts.
2004-2010  Integrated Master in Painting, Athens School of Fine Arts.

Teaching:
2019-today  Sculpture teacher, Graffiti ASBL, Liège.
2016-2017,  Research seminar: Le dessin et l’image – approches théoriques ? (cooperation with Benoît Félix), Master approfondi-Option Dessin, Académie royale des Beaux-Arts de Liège.
2013-2014,  Ionian University, Department of Audio and Visual Arts (teaching assistant).
2012-2013,  Invited lecturer for a series of talks at the Athens School of Fine Arts undergraduate program (3rd Painting Studio).
2011-2012,  6 months of teaching practice at the Athens School of Fine Arts undergaduate program (3rd Painting Studio).

Grants-Distinctions:
2021, Mention, Prix Fondation Bolly-Charlier '21.
2021, Selected for a solo show under the frame of the Espace Jeunes Artistes 2021-22  

program.

2020, Selected for the prize exhibition, Prix de la Création de la Ville de Liège
2020, Selected for the prize exhibition, 10e Prix de la Jeune Sculpture de petit format de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
2019, Society of French Studies Travel Grant for conference participation (Oxford University).
2014, Short-term fellowship for doctoral and post-doc candidates in order to conduct. research in foreign accredited universities (IKY - State Scholarships Foundation), CFCUL-University of Lisbon.
2007, 5-month Erasmus Scholarship in Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon.

Art residencies:
2022, Invited to the Cycladic Arts residency program (July). 
2020, Art residency, Galerie Les Drapiers, Liège (July-August). 

2020, 3-month art residency and fellowship in Résidences-Ateliers Vivegnis International - RAVI (January-March). 


Exhibitions:
2022,  La peau, les rêves, L'Inventaire, Liège 

2022,  Gestes, (cur. Isabelle Neuray), Espace Wégimont-Culture, Liège.

2022,  Personal Exhibition, Espace Jeunes Artistes, Boverie Museum, Liège.
2022, Régressions Sublimations, L'Inventaire, Liège.
2021, Prix de la Création 2020 group show as part of the en Piste !  event, Musée de la Boverie, Liège.

2021, Exhibition of the artists selected for the Prix de la Fondation Bolly-Charlier '21.

2020, Portes-Ouvertes RAVI - September 2020, Presentation of the residents' artwork, RAVI, Liège.
2020,10e Prix de la Jeune Sculpture de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, La Châtaigneraie- Centre wallon d’art contemporain, Flémalle.
2020, In Vitrin’, vitrine exhibition/artist in residence, Galerie Les Drapiers, Liège.
2020, Paper (cur. M. Marangou), Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethymnon.
2019, The art of line, hommage to Gounaro II, (cur. Dionisia Giakoumi), Gounaropoulos' Museum, Athens.
2019, Dialogues : Entre matériel et immatériel (cur. E.Michalarou et A.Kanellopoulou), Maison de la Grèce, Paris.
2015, Whispers, (cur. M. Marangou), Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethimnon.
2015, History 1:10, 10th International Exhibition of Small Form Porcelain, (cur. Ieva Nagliņa), Riga Porcelain Museum, Riga.
2013, Violence [?], (cur. M.Marangou), CAID, Athens.
2013, Synthesis, (cur. Chr. Petrinou), Francoise Heitsch Gallery, Munich.
2013, The Refuge Project, (cur. M.Chatzinikolaou – N. Podias), Milos.
2013, Es-optron 1, (cur. A. Artinos), The Symptom Projects, Amphissa.
2013, The Transparency of Sex, (cur. A. Artinos), The Symptom Projects, Amphissa.
2013, Αrt Athina Contemporaries: Paradise Lost, (cur. A. Potamianou), Art Athina 2013, Athens.
2011, Kodra Fresh, (cur. N. Mykoniatis), Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki.
2011, Woven, The Art Foundation, Athens.

Research contributions:
2019, Member of the Research Center Phenomenologies (Creph), Dept. of Philosophy, University of Liège.
2014-2016, Member of the Interactive Arts (InArts) Research Lab, of the Dept. of Audio and Visual Arts, Ionian University.
2014, 3-month research contribution at the Center of Philosophy of Sciences (CFCUL), of the University of Lisbon.

Conference Participations with papers:
2022, "Creuser la matière et les mots : Etude des gestes artistiques de soi et d'autrui.", Journées d'Etudes Doctorales en Art et Sciences de l'art , University of Liege, Liege. 
2019, Thinking with Jean-Luc Nancy, International Conference, Oxford University, Oxford.
2018, Logos 2018: Techné | Memoria, Ecole doctorale transfrontalière en Sciences humaines et sociales, Université de Lorraine, Metz.
2016, Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art and Science, International Conference, Ionian University, Corfu.
2014, AVANCA 2014: International Conference: Cinema-Art, Technology, Communication, Avanca (cooperation with Marianne Strapatsakis).
2014, Latencies: Europe 1914-2014, Post-graduate colloquium, School of Human Sciences, Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon.
2014, Metamorphoses of Corporeality: Art-Body-Technology, Interdisciplinary Colloqium, Department of Audio and Visual Arts, Ionian University, Corfu.

Her works belong to private and to public collections (Collection artistique de la Province de Liège, Fondation Province de Liège pour l'Art et la Culture, Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete Collection, Rethymnon & Riga Porcelain Museum Collection, Latvia).