About me

Kalliopi Andrikopoulou is a jewelry artist and a teacher. She is currently working as a freelance jeweler in Athens, Greece. In 2007 she was one of four co-founders  of Syn Apeiron- a platform for expression, creation and education concerning contemporary jewelry. She was the director of the gallery and the seminars at Syn Apeiron from 2012 until 2016, when the space ceased its operation.

She was born in Athens in 1981.

She began her studies in the Theatrical Studies Department of the University of Athens, to then pass on to the Law School of the same university, where she graduated in 2005.

Through the Erasmus academic exchange program, she attended a semester at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. There Kalliopi came into contact with European standards of jewelry and attended a jewelry workshop.

With the completion of her studies in law and after having obtained a license as a lawyer, Kalliopi decided upon a career change and begun her studies in jewelry design, at the private institute for goldsmiths, Mokume, in Athens. She got her degree with honors in 2007.

Kalliopi believes in the principles of self-education, self-motivation and team spirit. She thinks of education as a liberating process, without competition, authority and assessment. As a teacher she approaches the art of jewelry with respect and honesty. She is constantly trying to find ways to enrich her teaching methods by applying innovative, holistic and collaborative approaches. She has a rich teaching experience and is now working with small private groups.

Kalliopi represented Greece at the 13th Biennial of Young Artists (Applied Arts-Jewelry) in Bari, Italy in 2008. She has participated in many group exhibitions in Athens and has curated numerous group exhibitions at Syn Apeiron. Her first solo show-Memory Mapping- was in 2016,  as an “Artist In Residence at Cine Trianon”, a series of shows part of the “Victoria Square Project” by US artist Rick Lowe for Dokumenta 14 Athens. She has participated in Munich Jewelry Week in 2016 with the group show “TestDrive” and her upcoming second participation will be with “Initiation III/Kallichoron” in March 2018.

Kalliopi
Education

2005-2007: MOKUME, Private Institution for Jewelry making and design, Athens Greece
2000-2005: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Degree in Law
2004-2005: Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (Erasmus exchange program)
1999-2000: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Theatrical Studies

Seminars

2017-2018: “Scenography and Costume” seminar at the National Theater of Greece with Constantinos Zamanis
2017-2018 : “Photography Seminar” at the Greek Photographers Association
2016-2015: "Absence and Substance", contemporary jewellery seminar with Jorge Manilla
2015: "Profession: Artist", art seminar with Loukia Richards
2014: "ETSY and Online Sale," with Eri Dimitriadi aka "Eried" at Syn Apeiron
2013: "Introduction to digital photography", with Kanaris Tsiganos at Syn Apeiron
2013: "Pigments on Metals", with Lucia Massei at ALCHIMIA Jewellery School, Florence
2005: "Basic jewellery techniques" six months seminar in Mainz, Germany
2003: "Jewelry Seminar", at the Y.W.C.A of Glyfada

Professional

2005 to present: freelance jewellery artist and teacher
2007-2016:cofounder and director of SYN APEIRON, a venue created on the basis of dignity, solidarity and equality
2005-2007: Trainee at a goldsmith workshop, Athens, Greece

Teaching

2016-present: instructor at METALLO Studio, seminars of contemporary jewellery
2008-2016: coordinator and instructor of the educational program at the Syn Apeiron Jewellery Seminars
2015: “Mokume Gane Seminar” ,Third Spring Jewellery Summit at Stemnitsa Jewellery School
2014:” Mokume Gane Seminar” ,Second Spring Jewellery Summit at Stemnitsa Jewellery School
2011-2012: instructor of the “ Handmade Jewelry Seminars” at "Michelangelo" Art Center, Glyfada, Greece
2011-2012: “Basic jewellery techniques” seminar at Y.W.C.A Athens, Glyfada, Greece
2009-2012: instructor of the “Handmade jewelry course” at the "APOLLON" cultural association, Keratea, Greece
2009-2010: “Basic jewellery techniques” multiple courses at the adult training center of East Attika Administrative District, Athens

Exhibitions

2016-2018: "Pop up gallery,Kalliopi",Kardamyla, Chios island
2018:"Kallichoron",Group exhibition curated by ZLR_BETRIEBSIMPERIUM during Munich Jewellery Week 2018
2017:"Memory Mapping", solo exhibition at Cine Trianon as part of VICTORIA SQUARE PROJECT for Dokumenta14
2017:“Collecting Precious Memories” Mini Exhibition , at Blue Rose art Gallery ,Athens
2016:"TEST DRIVE" group exhibition curated by ZLR_BETRIEBSIMPERIUM during Munich Jewelry Week 2016
2016: "Confabulate", Group Exhibition in Athens Greece
2008-2010: Numerous Jewelry Fairs, Athens Greece
2008: 13th Biennale for Young Artists, Bari Italy

Curating

2010-2016: Co-curator of the annual group exhibitions of SYN APEIRON Jewelry seminars