An art lover and enthusiast, Eleni grew up in a small multicultural neighborhood of Athens. After she spent some years studying Preschool Education, and at the same time working as a manager in the retail industry, she decided to study Archaeology and History of Art (BSC) in the Athens University where she continued her studies in History of Modern Art (MA) as a scholar of the State Scholarships Foundation. She worked in various positions of the Cultural field but at some point she realized that she wasn’t the type of person to stay in line but the one to take action and she turned to the social entrepreneurship field. As a certified specialist in the Cultural Heritage Management and a wannabe entrepreneur, she decided to found LES ÈCARTÈS, aspiring to develop initiatives that will facilitate the social inclusion of vulnerable groups.
An overactive person with great ambitions, Christos is the inspirer of our name and the reasonable mind that takes care after all of the Organization’s internal processes. He graduated the Business Administration Department of Piraeus University and he is a Chartered & Certified Accountant from UK (ACCA). He is highly experienced in the fields of Audit & Assurance and the Financial Management as he is working in a corporate environment for over 13 years. He is highly interested in music, in martial arts and in history of civilization which he likes to explore through travels. He always believed that he had to offer his skills to a great cause so he decided that this was the perfect timing for him to co-found LES ÈCARTÈS.
Christina Pantelatou is an art curator/cultural manager based in Athens, Greece. She received her Bachelor in Political Science and History at Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, and a Master’s Degree in Cultural Management at Panteion University in Athens. Since 2014, she has collaborated with various cultural institutions and museums with a focus on Contemporary Art, and in 2016 she started working as an Independent Curator. Her field of research focuses on the socio-political aspect of Art. She believes that this kind of Art raises crucial issues of humanity, while it has the ability to challenge the established perceptions of the world around us.
Effie was born in 1990 in Aghia Paraskevi, Athens. She studied Marketing & Communication in Athens University of Economics and Business where she had the opportunity to participate in Erasmus Programme and become an exchange student in ETEA University, Cordoba, Andalusia. Later, she completed her master’s degree on “Cultural Management” in Panteion Univetsity and since then she has collaborated with independent exhibitions and projects, festivals and cultural institutions combining her marketing expertise with her interest in curating. She is a contemporary art aficionado as she regards it an intense experience for the viewer, as well as, a medium for social change and critical thinking.