Eleni Pechlivani

Eleni Pechlivani was born in Dortmund, Germany in 1978, but was raised and resided in Komotini, Greece until 1996. In 1997 her official training in the arts began with a seminar in Hagiography at the Cultural Association of Drama, followed by three years at the Marble Sculpture School in Drama, northern Greece. From 2004-2009 Eleni studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts under the tutelage of Professors A. Christaki and J. Psychopedi, and later continued her studies in Graphic Arts, Typography and the Art of Book-Making. While attending University, she extended her exploration and participation in the arts by attending courses in Engraving, under professors A.Pirounidi and V. Tsalamata, in addition to Scenography and Photography with professors G. Ziaka and M. Baboussi respectively. In 2007 Eleni took part in the Erasmus exchange program, traveling to Germany to attend courses in painting at the University of Halle.

In the last few years Eleni has participated in various art competitions, placing 3rd in a Poster Competition for Road Courtesy and Conduct Roads and having her work selected among hundreds of entries for the 100th year Annviersary of the Panathinaikos Football Club. Most recently, she was chosen to participate in the group Exhibition: “Σινεφιλ-Cinephile -14 artists go Cinema” at the Michalis Kakoyannis Foundation.

In March 2010 Eleni organized and directed the Benaki Museum’s educational workshop for children aged five through seven and eight through twelve. In June 2010 Eleni was selected to create an artwork for the 2010 World Cup in recognition of Greece’s participation in the tournament. In regard to the materials used in her work, Eleni mainly utilizes pastels, acrylics, sand and thread. She currently lives and works in Athens, Greece.