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Katerina Samara was born in Larissa, Greece, in 1988. She graduated from Photography and Audiovisual Art Department of Technological Educational Institute of Athens in 2012 and she completed her Masters of Art in Public Spheres with distinction for the quality of her writing at Ecole Cantonale d’ Art du Valais in Sierre, Switzerland, in 2014 for which she also received the prize of the city of Sierre 2014. She works with photography, video but also installations made from objects, embroideries and threads. She is interested in artistic research, writing and collaboration. During 2015-2016 she worked at "Atelier Tremplin" on her research project on family and memory in the Artistic and Cultural Centre of Sion “Ferme-Asile” which led her to her first solo exhibition “Le goût de la mémoire”. The “BEA for young artists” foundation supported this residency. In 2021 she obtains the Research Schorlaship of Canton du Valais. She participated to collective and solo exhibitions in Switzerland and Greece. Her works are published in exhibitions’ catalogs as well as in the catalog of the Trienalle of Valais and they are part of public and private collections. Katerina is an engaged artist, member of Visarte Valais, professional association of artists, and committee member. Currently, she lives in Athens and works between, Switzerland and Greece. 

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