Sofia Kapnissi was born in Athens, Greece in 1966. At the age of 17 she started her artistic training at the fine arts preparatory school and two years later passed the exams for the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1985-1990). In 1991 she went to the Netherlands to continue her artistic development, later also with a NUFFIC scholarship. She shares the years since then between the Netherlands and Greece, organizing and participating in exhibitions. She has been one of the founding members of the group Gaidaro which from 1999 presents projects advocating for non conventionalism in the art practice and self sufficiency of the artists. Painting is always her main activity and reference point, but her work expands to other means and materials like engraving, textile and text.
2002-03 Université Libre de Bruxelles, European Anthropology (isolated course), Brussels - Belgium
2002 Institute Cooremans, Artistic and Cultural Management, Brussels - Belgium
1991-93 and 1996-98 De Vrije Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, The Hague - Netherlands
1996-97 NUFFIC scholarship for art studies (Dutch Organisation for international co-operation in higher education)
1985-90 (BA) Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Fine Arts, Thessaloniki - Greece …Read More