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  Intergrated 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, Prix Fondation Bolly-Charlier '21, Mention.
2021, Selected to present with the programme Espace Jeunes Artistes 2021-22
2020, Selected for the prize exhibition, Prix de la Création de la Ville de Liège
2020, Art residency, Galerie Les Drapiers, Liège (July-August).
2020, Selected for the prize exhibition, 10e Prix de la Jeune Sculpture de petit format de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
2020, Scholarship and 3-month art residency in Résidences-Ateliers Vivegnis International - RAVI (January-March).
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.

Exhibitions:
2021, (coming soon) Prix de la Création 2020 group show as part of the en Piste !  event, Musée de la Boverie, Liège.
2021 (coming soon) invited to exhibit with the Fondation Province de Liège Art et Culture. 

at the En Piste ! event, Musée de la Boverie, Liège. 

2021, Exhbition 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:
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 (Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete Collection, Rethymnon & Riga Porcelain Museum Collection, Latvia).