Anthoula Lelekidis is a first-generation Greek-American lens-based artist who utilizes photography, photographic collage, and mixed media in her practice. Her work navigates themes of personal memory, loss, and migration. With a deep interest in the archive, she alters found family photos to interpret a deeper tie to her heritage and uncover ancestral roots within blank spaces of her recollection. This investigation and the need for an individualized story, act as a meditation between the realm of post-memory and realization.


She holds a BFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design and received the Community Fellowship from the International Center of Photography. She was a resident at the Skopelos Foundation of the Arts. In 2008, she earned a scholarship from the Students On Ice Organization to travel to photograph Antarctica. Lelekidis is currently based in Queens, NY.


EDUCATION
2011
BFA, Photography, Parsons the New School for Design, New York, NY

EXPERIENCE/RESIDENCIES
2018 – 2020
  Community Fellow, International Center ofPhotography
2017 – Current  Teaching Assistant, International Center ofPhotography
2017 – 2020  Instructor, PhotoUno Photography School
2016  Artist in Residence, Skopelos Foundation ofthe Arts, Skopelos, Greece
2015 – Present  Photographer/Curator,Ancient Astoria
2010 – 2009  Teen Academy Internship Program, InternationalCenter of Photography
2009 – 2008 Teen Academy InternshipProgram, International Center of Photography
2006 Antarctic ExpeditionScholarship, Students on Ice Organization


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2021
The Family Of, PeepSpace, Tarrytown, NY
2020
Counter Archives Autumn 2020, The Curated Fridge
Yolanda Josefe Project Space, yj-projects.com
SPACE, ATHICA: Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, Georgia

The Print Swap, BBA Circle Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Refuge, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
State of the Art, Studio Montclair Gallery, Montclair, NJ
Alphabet Soup, Alterwork Studios, Long Island City, NY
MIRROR/IMAGE, Online Archive
The Place Called Home, Studio Montclair Gallery, Montclair, NJ
100 Photos, 20square7 Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Night & Day, Departure Studios Gallery, Long Island City, NY
Cut/Paste/Resist, University of New Brunswick, Canada
2019 The Spirit of Mom & Pop Shops, Loft28, Astoria, NY
Ancient Astoria, Astoria Coffee, Astoria, NY
2018 Queens Hip Hop Festival Art Show, Colorwerx, Long Island City, NY
2017 Celebrate Hell Gate, T-Studio Space, Astoria, NY
Urban Art Collective, LIC Arts Open, Modern Spaces, Long Island City, NY
2016 Rooted In Queens, QNS Collective, Long Island City, NY
Artist Relaxation, QNS Collective, Long Island City, NY
Ancient Astoria, Greenpoint Gallery Salon, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
2014 Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition, Online Portfolio Feature, ASOC.org
2011 Gates of Ganesh Benefit Auction, Chelsea Arts Gallery, Chelsea, NY
2010 Miracles and Traumas Technology, 446 Broadway, New York, NY
Breakfast, PhotoFeast, International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY
Friar’s Lantern, PhotoFeast, 66 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
In/Out(side), 3 Gallery, 66 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
2008 ICP Teen Academy, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2007 ICP Teen Academy, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY

PUBLICATIONS
2020  Beyond Photography: Interview with Anthoula Lelekidis, peri-Tēchnes
A) GLIMPSE) OF), The Nest Issue, aglimpseof.net
Orenda Arts Journal, Orenda Art Works
Tart Magazine, Lost & Found Newsletter
Photo Trouvée Magazine, @phototrouveemagazine
Quarantine Zine, Issue 2, sharidiamond.net
2019 Wotisart #35 Magazine, Liverpool, UK
A5 Magazine, Liverpool, UK
2016 Can Social Media Help Fight Gentrification?, GlobalCityNYC.com
The Passion Behind Ancient Astoria, GiveMeAstoria.com
2015 Astoria’s Longtime Buildings and Storefronts, DNAinfo.com
2014 World Guinness Book of Records
2013 World Guinness Book of Records
2007
World Traveler, The Queens Courier Newspaper
2006 Student To Photograph Life In Antarctica, Queens Times Ledger


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