ONASSIS FESTIVAL NY 2015 PARTICIPANTS

<strong>BLIND ADAM </strong>
BLIND ADAM

Blind Adam (Thanos Kyriakides, born 1971 Athens) is based in Athens, Greece. He has presented his work in solo exhibitions at Galerie 104 Kleber, Paris (2014), The Breeder, Athens (2013), Kunsthalle Athena, Athens (2013), and at Suzy Tros Project Space, Athens (2012). Read more

<strong>ANGELIKI AGKA</strong>
ANGELIKI AGKA

Angeliki Agka is a High School Teacher of Greek Language, History and Culture. She has taught in High Schools both in Greece and the US. She holds a B.S. in Greek Philosophy, a B.S. in English and a M.S. in Classical Philology. Read more

<strong>HELENE ALEXOPOULOS</strong>
HELENE ALEXOPOULOS

Heléne Alexopoulos was personally selected by George Balanchine, the legendary 20th Century choreographer and co-founder of the New York City Ballet, to join his company where she rose to the rank of Principal Dancer and enjoyed a career that spanned 25 years. Ms. Alexopoulos received her early training in Chicago and was the protégé of world renowned ballerina Maria Tallchief. Read more

<strong>ANDREAS ANGELIDAKIS</strong>
ANDREAS ANGELIDAKIS

Andreas Angelidakis (born in 1968) lives and works in Athens. Trained as an architect, Angelidakis switches roles between artist, curator, architect and teacher. His multidisciplinary practice often focuses around the internet, and the perceptive and behavioral changes it has brought about. Read more

<strong>ANDREA ARRUBLA</strong>
ANDREA ARRUBLA

Andrea Arrubla is a visual artist and poet in Brooklyn, NY. Arrubla is the Student Liaison and Facilities Manager at BHQFU. Read more

<strong>BAM</strong>
BAM

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.. Read more

<strong>ELIF BATUMAN</strong>
ELIF BATUMAN

Elif Batuman was born in New York and has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2010. Elif is a recipient of a Whiting Writer’s Award, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, and the Paris Review Terry Southern Prize for Humor. Read more

<strong>LYNDA BENGLIS</strong>
LYNDA BENGLIS

Sculptor Lynda Benglis executed a number of videos in the mid-1970s, continuing her exploration of female sexuality and identity—an overriding theme in her work. Read more

<strong>BHQFU</strong>
BHQFU

BHQFU is New York’s freest art school, a learning experiment where artists work together to manifest creative, productive, resistant, useless and demanding interactions between art and the world. Read more

<strong>JONAH BOKAER</strong>
JONAH BOKAER

Jonah Bokaer was named a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow in Choreography in 2015, and has been active as a choreographer since 2002. He has created over 55 works in a wide range of media. Bokaer’s frequent museum works exist between choreography, visual art, and moving images. Read more

<strong>DANELLE MARQUI BROWN</strong>
DANELLE MARQUI BROWN

Danelle Marqui Brown is the founder and director of By Mnemosyne, an interdisciplinary think tank that aims to redefine the fields of science, education and healthcare through mnemonic storytelling. Read more

<strong>SEAN J PATRICK CARNEY</strong>
SEAN J PATRICK CARNEY

Sean J Patrick Carney is an artist, writer, and comedian in Brooklyn, NY. He is the founder of Social Malpractice Publishing, and contributes regularly to Art in America and VICE. Read more

<strong>ANGELOS CHANIOTIS</strong>
ANGELOS CHANIOTIS

Angelos Chaniotis is Professor of Ancient History and Classics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Read more

<strong>IAN CHENEY</strong>
IAN CHENEY

Ian Cheney is an Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker. His films and collaborations include KING CORN, TRUCK FARM, THE CITY DARK and most recently THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO. He lives in New England. Read more

<strong>AARON COPP</strong>
AARON COPP

Aaron Copp, lighting designer, has designed for The Old Globe, The Kennedy Center, Dallas Theater Center, and other major theaters around the country. He has worked extensively in the dance world, and in 2008 received his second Bessie Award for Jonah Bokaer’s The Invention Of Minus One. Read more

<strong>ATHENA DANALAKIS</strong>
ATHENA DANALAKIS

Before becoming a Young Adult Librarian for the Brooklyn Public Library, Athena was a high school librarian, working to cultivate the love of reading in teens. Read more

<strong>DKD STUDIO</strong>
DKD STUDIO

DKD is an Athens based design studio founded in 2007 by Petros Dimopoulos, graphic designer and John Karatzas, industrial designer. Read more

<strong>JEFF DOLVEN</strong>
JEFF DOLVEN

Jeff Dolven teaches poetry and poetics, especially of the English Renaissance, at Princeton University. His criticism and poetry are published widely, and he is an editor at large at Cabinet magazine. Read more

<strong>BRANDON DOMAN</strong>
BRANDON DOMAN

Brandon Doman is Brooklyn based artist best known for his work as the founder of the Strangers Project—an ongoing collection of over 15,000+ handwritten journal entries from strangers. His work focuses on creating spaces that encourage people to explore stories and human connection. Read more

<strong>KRISTIN DOMBEK</strong>
KRISTIN DOMBEK

Kristin Dombek’s essays can be found in the New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, the London Review of Books, n+1, and The Paris Review. She writes an advice column for n+1 called The Help Desk, and her book about fear of narcissism, The Selfishness of Others, is forthcoming. She lives in Brooklyn and teaches in the Princeton Writing Program. Read more

<strong>JARRETT EARNEST</strong>
JARRETT EARNEST

Jarrett Earnest is an artist and writer living in New York City. He teaches and is faculty liaison at the free experimental art school the Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU). Read more

<strong>MATT EVANS</strong>
MATT EVANS

Praised by the New York Times as “meticulous and expressive,” Percussionist and general music maker Matt Evans dedicates himself to the performance and proliferation of contemporary art music of any kind. Read more

<strong>ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER</strong>
ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER

Eleanor is a co-founder (with her brother Matthew) of the groundbreaking art-rock duo The Fiery Furnaces. Her recent solo recordings include the acclaimed albums LAST SUMMER and PERSONAL RECORD. Read more

<strong>STAVROS GASPARATOS</strong>
STAVROS GASPARATOS

Stavros Gasparatos is an acclaimed composer and sound artist. He composes music for dance, theatre and cinema, but he is also frequently working on solo projects. Read more

<strong>PAUL GIAMATTI</strong>
PAUL GIAMATTI

With a diverse roster of finely etched, award-winning and critically acclaimed performances, PAUL GIAMATTI has established himself as one of the most versatile actors of his generation. Read more

<strong>VANESSA GRIGORIADIS</strong>
VANESSA GRIGORIADIS

Vanessa Grigoriadis is a contributor to The New York Times magazine and Vanity Fair. She lives in Brooklyn with her daughter and husband, and is at work on her first book. Read more

<strong>MARIA HANLEY</strong>
MARIA HANLEY

A passionate advocate for early childhood dance education, Maria Hanley teaches ages 18 months to 6 years in New York City. Read more

<strong>HRISTOULA HARAKAS</strong>
HRISTOULA HARAKAS

Hristoula Harakas is a contemporary dance artist and teacher based in New York. Read more

<strong> JEFFREY HOFFMAN</strong>
JEFFREY HOFFMAN

Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman is a professor in MIT’s Aeronautics and Astronautics Department. He received a BA in Astronomy (summa cum laude) from Amherst College (1966); a PhD in Astrophysics from Harvard University (1971); and an MSc in Materials Science from Rice University (1988). Read more

<strong> JENNY HOLZER</strong>
JENNY HOLZER

Jenny Holzer was born in 1950 in Ohio, USA. For more than thirty-five years, she has presented her astringent ideas, arguments, and sorrows in public places and international exhibitions. She lives and works in New York. Read more

<strong>JENNIFER HOMANS</strong>
JENNIFER HOMANS

Jennifer Homans is the author of Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet and is currently writing a biography of George Balanchine. She is the Founder and Director of The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. Read more

<strong>KONSTANTIN KAKANIAS</strong>
KONSTANTIN KAKANIAS

Konstantin Kakanias’s drawings, paintings, sculptures, and animated films have been exhibited worldwide. His drawings have been published in numerous magazines internationally. He is currently a contributing editor for T magazine. Read more

<strong>MARY KATRANTZOU</strong>
MARY KATRANTZOU

Mary Katrantzou was born in Athens in 1983, to an interior designer mother and an entrepreneur father. She moved to America for a BA in Architecture at the Rhode Island school of design, before transferring to Central Saint Martins to complete her BA degree in textile design and MA in fashion. Mary Katrantzou’s first ready-to-wear collection debuted at London Fashion Week in spring/summer 2009. Read more

<strong>JEN KELLY</strong>
JEN KELLY

Jen Kelly lives and works in Ulster County, NY. She earned a BFA at University of Florida, and an MFA in Combined Media at Hunter College. Her work spans a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, and stained glass. Read more

<strong>TANIA KETENJIAN</strong>
TANIA KETENJIAN

Tania Ketenjian is an arts journalist and audio producer working nationally and internationally in radio, podcasts and exhibitions. For nearly a decade, she produced a weekly radio show and founded The [Un]Observed: A Radio Magazine. Read more

<strong>LAURA KIPNIS</strong>
LAURA KIPNIS

Laura Kipnis is a cultural critic and former video artist whose work focuses on sexual politics, aesthetics, emotion, acting out, bad behavior, and various other crevices of the American psyche. She is the author of six book, which have been translated into fifteen languages. Read more

<strong>ERIC KLINENBERG</strong>
ERIC KLINENBERG

Eric Klinenberg is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at NYU. His books include Heat Wave, Going Solo, and the current best-seller Modern Romance (with Aziz Ansari), and he has contributed to the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and This American Life. Read more

<strong>GEORGIA KOTRETSOS</strong>
GEORGIA KOTRETSOS

Georgia Kotretsos is a visual artist based in Athens, Greece. In her work she primarily focuses and critiques the conformity of seeing by studying, proposing and practicing liberating and anarchic approaches of looking in an effort to support that seeing is site-specific. Read more

<strong>EFI LATIFI</strong>
EFI LATIFI

Efi’s source of inspiration is the limitless imagination and creativity of a Child. For the last 10 years she has been a full time teacher in several schools in Greece and USA. Read more

<strong>SARAH LEWIS</strong>
SARAH LEWIS

Sarah Lewis is an Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Lewis’s most recent book is The Los Angeles Times bestseller, The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery (Simon & Schuster). Read more

<strong>CALLIE NICHOLE LYONS</strong>
CALLIE NICHOLE LYONS

Callie Nichole Lyons is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, writer and aspiring filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Read more

<strong>ZACHARY MASON</strong>
ZACHARY MASON

Zachary Mason’s first book, “The Lost Books of the Odyssey,” was published by FSG in 2010. His next book, “Void Star” is forthcoming in 2016, and “Metamorphica” in 2017. He’s also a computer scientist specializing in artificial intelligence. Read more

<strong>MATERIALS FOR THE ARTS</strong>
MATERIALS FOR THE ARTS

Materials for the Arts (MFTA) collects surplus materials from businesses and individuals and redistributes them, free of charge, to nonprofits with ongoing arts programming and New York City public schools. Read more

<strong>REBECCA MEAD</strong>
REBECCA MEAD

Rebecca Mead was born in London, and educated at Oxford and NYU. Since 1997 she has been a staff writer at the New Yorker. She is the author of “My Life in Middlemarch” and “One Perfect Day.”Read more

<strong>DANIEL MENDELSOHN</strong>
DANIEL MENDELSOHN

Daniel Mendelsohn is the author of the international bestseller The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million; two collections of essays and criticism, How Beautiful It Is and How Easily It Can Be Broken and Waiting for the Barbarians: Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture (2012), which was shortlisted for the PEN Art of the Essay Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.”Read more

<strong>JESSICA MOSS</strong>
JESSICA MOSS

Jessica Moss is Professor of Philosophy at NYU. She received her B.A. from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Princeton University (2004). Read more

<strong>FANI PAPAGEORGIOU</strong>
FANI PAPAGEORGIOU

Fani Papageorgiou was born in Athens in 1975. She studied History of Science at Harvard and Law at the University of Edinburgh. Her first book “When You Said No, Did You Mean Never?” (Shearsman Press, UK, 2013) won the Hong Kong Poetry Prize. Read more

<strong>PAPERKINGDOM</strong>
PAPERKINGDOM

Paperkingdom wants you to enjoy life’s simple pleasures and infuse the mundane with a pinch of humor. Read more

<strong>ANGELO PLESSAS</strong>
ANGELO PLESSAS

Angelo Plessas is a Greek-Italian artist based in Athens. His activities range widely—from performances to artist retreats; from sculptures, installations, and books to interactive websites (more than sixty since 2000); from “Robot Poetry” to “Mirage Machines”; and from live-stream events to numerous collaborative projects. Read more

<strong>POEMobile</strong>
POEMobile

The POEMobile is produced by City Lore and Bowery Arts + Science. The POEMobile projects poems onto walls and buildings in tandem with live readings and musical performances in neighborhoods in New York. Read more

<strong>MATT POSTAL</strong>
MATT POSTAL

Municipal Art Society tour guide and architectural historian. Read more

<strong>SARA PROCOPIO</strong>
SARA PROCOPIO

Sara Procopio is a Brooklyn based dancer, educator and arts administrator. She is a founding member of Shen Wei Dance Arts and has performed and taught throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the U.S. Read more

<strong>NARCISO RODRIGUEZ</strong>
NARCISO RODRIGUEZ

Narciso Rodriguez plays a singular role in global fashion and has been the recipient of three CFDA Awards. Rodriguez makes modern clothing and accessories that function both practically and aesthetically. Read more

<strong>DOMINIC RUSHE</strong>
DOMINIC RUSHE

Dominic Rushe is the US business editor of the Guardian. He was formerly technology editor and part of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning team behind the Edward Snowden revelations. Previously Dominic was a New York correspondent for the London Sunday Times where he worked as a business correspondent and magazine feature writer. Read more

<strong>MATA SAKKA</strong>
MATA SAKKA

Mata Sakka was born in Larisa Greece, she finished her dance education at the Performing Arts Center, Southeastern College in Athens. Read more

<strong>SHARON SHATTUCK</strong>
SHARON SHATTUCK

Sharon’s first feature documentary, From This Day Forward, is in festivals now. She co-created the New York Times series ‘Animated Life,’ and animated the films The City Dark (2011) and The Search For General Tso (2014). Read more

<strong>SREE SREENIVASAN</strong>
SREE SREENIVASAN

Sree Sreenivasan is the first Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the latest step in what he calls “a three-decade, one-way love affair with one of the world’s great museums.” At the Met, he leads a world-class team of 70 working on topics he loves: digital, social, mobile, video, data, email apps and more. Read more

<strong>MATTHEW STANLEY</strong>
MATTHEW STANLEY

Matthew Stanley, Associate Professor, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU. M.A. Astronomy, Harvard University, B.Sc. & B.A. Optical Engineering & Religion, University of Rochester, 1998, Ph.D. History of Science, Harvard University, 2004. Read more

<strong>LORIN STEIN</strong>
LORIN STEIN

Lorin Stein is editor of The Paris Review. He was previously a senior editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He has contributed criticism to The New York Review of Books and Harper’s. Read more

<strong>MINA STONE</strong>
MINA STONE

Mina Stone is a chef living in Brooklyn, New York. Since 2006, she has been cooking the opening dinners at Gavin Brown’s enterprise as well as cooking at the studio of Urs Fischer. She published her first cookbook, Cooking For Artists in 2015. Read more

<strong>JOHN JEREMIAH SULLIVAN</strong>
JOHN JEREMIAH SULLIVAN

John Jeremiah Sullivan was born in Louisville, Kentucky and now lives in Wilmington, North Carolina with his wife and two daughters. He’s the author of two books, the non-fiction chronicle Blood Horses and the essay collection Pulphead. He’s a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine and the Southern Editor of the Paris Review. Read more

<strong>THE BRUCE HIGH QUALITY FOUNDATION</strong>
THE BRUCE HIGH QUALITY FOUNDATION

The Bruce High Quality Foundation created installations, videos, paintings, sculptures, performances, and institutions that reveal our collective creative agency within the seemingly monolithic forces of art and social history. Read more

<strong>THE RHYTHM METHOD-STRING QUARTET‏</strong>
THE RHYTHM METHOD-STRING QUARTET‏

The Rhythm Method is a fierce and flexible string quartet that plays good, often new music. In their brief tenure thus far as a group, they have given soulful, spirited performances in New York, Paris and Lucerne. Read more

<strong>JUDITH THURMAN</strong>
JUDITH THURMAN

Judith Thurman is the author of Isak Dinesen:The Life of a Storyteller, which won the 1983 National Book Award for Non-Fiction, and was the basis for Sydney Pollack’s Oscar-winning film Out of Africa. Thurman has been a Staff Writer and cultural critic at The New Yorker since 2000.Read more

<strong>ERIPHYLI VENERI</strong>
ERIPHYLI VENERI

Eriphyli Veneri studied Painting at the Fine Arts School of Athens. She continued with master studies in the MFA “Public Art and New Artistic Strategies” program at the Bauhaus University Weimar in Germany with the support of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. Read more

<strong>JAMIESON WEBSTER</strong>
JAMIESON WEBSTER

Jamieson Webster is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York; she teaches at Eugene Lang College and is the author of The Life and Death of Psychoanalysis (Karnac, 2014) and co-author of Stay, Illusion! (Vintage, 2014). Read more

<strong>BENJAMIN WEINER</strong>
BENJAMIN WEINER

Benjamin is a Brooklyn-based writer, musician, and educator. He taught at Saint Ann’s School for three years, where he wrote music and lyrics for an adaptation of Pippi Longstocking and devised many musical and theatrical performances with children. Read more