Theodora KΩΤΣΗ-Felici (GR, NL)
Artist lives and works between The Netherlands, Ireland and Greece

Theodora makes site specific installations and works in public spaces. By doing interventions in public spaces she indirectly questions how democratic these spaces are. Her work is influenced by her commitment to critical reflections and political and social observations. She is fascinated by creating space and conditions - catalysts for social action to happen - where she invites people to participate. Kotsi-Felici is inspired by history searching for compelling moments of structural changes, and how society is therefore affected. She collects traces of the past which are found in the present; thus, encouraging new insights on the concept of Contiguity, one of Aristotle's Law of Association, which states that things that occur near each other in time and space are associated. Her role in service of the project is flexible, very often she behaves as an anthropologist, scientist, curator, historian or grower.

EDUCATION
Master Fine Art AKV St.Joost Breda, The Netherlands: 2010-2012
BA Fine Art AKV St.Joost 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands: 2006-2010
Minor Audio Visual, Create with image and sound  Jan. 2009 - April 2009
Minor Audio Visual, Moving images in public spaces Jan. 2008 - April 2008
Cultural Anthropology Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands: 2002-2004
BA Graphic design/Akto art and Design, Athens: 1996-1999

OTHER COURSES
Coaching program via Mondrian Fund with artists duo Bik van der Pol April 2015-2016.
DZIGA Master class Documentary with artist and director Martijn Veldhoen April 2015
DZIGA Interview lighting workshop February 2015
Rene Coelhoprijs Master classes September 2010

AWARDS/GRANTS
Nomination best animation 2015, ASIFA ELLAS
Mondriaan Fund Work contribution Young Talent (national) 2015
Special Mention Winner Experimental animated movie, 10th Athens ANIMFEST 2015, Greece 2015
Prins Bernhard Cultural Fund (department Gelderland, grant is awarded for the project “De nieuwe Warmoezenier”) 2014
New Home Prijs 2011, MIKC Delden, The Netherlands
Nomination, Rene Coelhoprijs 2010, NIMK Amsterdam, The Netherlands

PUBLICATIONS, BIBLIOGRAPHY, INTERVIEWS
2018
Publication ‘99+1. Vrije kunst in Nijmegen’ Stichting De Oprit, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2017
Publication ‘SOLIDUS’ magazine ΦΡΜΚ 9th edition, Athens, Greece
Catalogue ‘Public Art Collection of the municipality of Elefsina Part 2’, Ν.Π.Δ.Δ municipality of Elefsina, Greece
2016
A message of Solidarity, written with stones, SKAI TV(national) Life-Broadcasting, Athens Greece
'Porsche Academie' Marinus Boezem Publication SBKM/de Vleeshal, Middelburg, The Netherlands
Catalogue 'BLIKveld' MIKC/Perron1, Delden, The Netherlands
2015
‘Schoffelen en harken’ Article , newspaper De Nijmegenaar, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
‘Dziga Toont ‘Oorlog en omgekeerde wereld’, Article newspaper De Gerderlander, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2014
Catalogue ‘Toen Toener Toenst’ MIKC Productions Delden, The Netherlands
2012
Catalogue Masters 2012, Akv/st.Joost Breda,The Netherlands 
Catalogue ‘Acht kunstenaars laten hun visie zien in het programma “Hoeskunnig” Streekcultuur versus beeldende kunst’, MIKC Productions Delden, The Netherlands
'De schans van Delden geeft geheimen niet prijs'  Article newspaper De twentsche courant Tubantia, Hengelo, The Netherlands  

OTHER EXPERIENCES
2016
Winning Design, participation kunstroute 'Hof van HolLandArt', municipality of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Hack the Brain 2016 event, Waag Society, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2015 B Hungry & Get Fed talk, Galerie Bart, HonigComplex, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2014 Initiator and founder of the Foundation Prima Hora, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2011 Guest Teacher AKV/St.Joost, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

2010 Initiator and co-organizer of Group exhibition 'Polymeer' in STOK,'s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

2009 Design developed for a project in public space in the neighborhood Hambaken, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

2008 Initiator and organizer of a lecture with artist Joost Conijn in CBK, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

2004-2005 Co-Initiator and organizer of the project 'Een koude Paradijs'(A Cold Paradise) for refugee organization Stichting Gast (Nijmegen). This project consisted of a photo-exhibition and a publication of the book of poems 'Een koude paradijs'with known Dutch poets such as: H.H ter Balkt, Guido Hogenbrik, Viktor Vroomkonig etc.

2003-2004 Initiator and organizer of the project 'Future Capital'(EVS program) on the Roma issues in Europe. This is done by organizing various trips to Roma camps in Greece, Romania, Moldova and The Netherlands as well a sequence of workshops. It further included the publication of various articles and a calendar that was sold in Fair Trade shops in The Netherlands.

My practice has been generously supported by the Mondriaan Fund (NL)