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About the “Niki” (Victory) Award

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The NIKI award has been created
by sculptor Costas Ananidas 

The Friends of AIT honor prominent Greeks, or personalities of Greek descent who are internationally recognized for their contribution to science and technology and for inspiring a new generation of scientists to follow in their footsteps.

The “NIKI” (VICTORY) Award is inspired by the statue Niki of Samothrace from the prow of a ship and represents the goddess as she descends from the skies to the triumphant fleet. Her right arm was originally raised, cupped round her mouth to deliver the shout of “Victory!” The most likely battle commemorated by this monument is, perhaps, the Battle of Kos, in 255 BC, which Antigonus II Gonatas of Macedonia won over the fleet of Ptolemy II of Egypt. Victory by Greeks who have overcome difficult challenges continues to move and inspire the world.

   

About the sculptor Costas Ananidas

1964  Born in Athens

STUDIES
1983-88 Studied Sculpture at The School Of Fine Arts, Athens

ONE-MAN EXHIBITIONS
1994 “Maria Papadopoulos” Art Gallery, Athens
2001 “Ekfrasis”  Art Gallery, Athens
2005 “Ekfrasis-Gianna Grammatopoulou” Art Gallery, Athens

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1998 Exhibition Of Graduate Students Of Athens Fine Arts School,
 Athens Music School, Athens
2001 “Month Of Fine Arts”-Techno Polis, Athens
2006 “Small Sized Sculpture”, Greek Sculptors’ Society, Athens
2007 “About The Children”, Greek Sculptors’ Society, Corfu, Greece

DISTINCTIONS
1983   Scholarship:The Fine Arts School Admission Examination
1992-95 Scholarship: Farther Work In Greece by the State Scholarship Foundation

COMPETITIONS 
2005     “Salamis Battle Monument” 2nd Award
2005     “War Heroes Monument”, City Of Sparta, 1st & 3rd Award
2006     “War Heroes Monument”, Agrinio, 3rd Award
2006     “Monument For Greek Civilization In Minor Asia”, City of Ioannina, 3rd Award

TEACHING AS A PROFESSION
1996-2009 Teaching of Free Hand Drawing and Decorative Applications at “Akto Art &Design”, Athens, Greece

REFERENCES – PUBLICATIONS
1994  Nelly Misirli: Introductory Text of Exhibition Catalogue
1997  Helen Hamalides: “Greek Artists” Pub. “Melissa”, P. 51
02/2001 Vive Vassilopoulos: “Jazz&Jazz” Magazine
01/2001 Vasiliki Tzevelekou: “Eleftheros Typos” Newspaper 
02/2001 Helen Capsabeli: “Metro” Magazine
2005  Dimitris Pavlopoulos: Introductory Text of Exhibition Catalogue
2006  Costas E. Tsiropoulos: “Efthini” Magazine
2006  “Copper” Magazine
2008  “Technopegnion” Magazine

WORKS INSTALLED IN PUBLIC PLACES
2002    Bust of Nikos Vernikos- Eugenides, Island Of Sifnos, Greece
2002    Bust of John Merlas, Athens, Greece
2004    Relief Portrait of Charilaos Tricoupis, Toll Station of Rion-Antirion Bridge
2006    “War Heroes Monument”, City Of Sparta
2008    “International Memorial for the Wife of the Seafarer”, Galaxidi, Greece

info [ a_t ] ananidas.gr
www.ananidas.gr
 

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Students' Views

“Το πρόγραμμα, η οργάνωση, οι εγκαταστάσεις και οι άνθρωποι που εργάζονται εκεί, ήταν εξαιρετικοί. Η εμπειρία που αποκτήσαμε θα μας βοηθήσει σίγουρα στις αποφάσεις που θα πρέπει να πάρουμε.”

Κώστας Μελισσαράτος, Εκπαιδευτήρια Πλάτων, MEET YOUR FUTURE 2009

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