Fotis Flevotomos
Visual artist/ artista visivo

Fotis Flevotomos is a visual artist with parallel interests in access and multisensory practices in museums. Since 2012 Flevotomos has been experimenting with the iPad. An aspect of his research focuses on digital color and the effects of backlit screens on his art making process.

His museum work combines elements of verbal description, participatory discussions, performance pieces, audiobooks, touch tours and story-telling. He has conceived and leads “Seeing with the Senses,” a Benaki Museum access program for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. He has also designed such programs for the Selis Manor Center in New York, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center and the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens.

Flevotomos studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece, and art and music theory at the University of Essex, UK (MPhil). In 2012 he received a Fulbright grant and was hosted by the New York Public Library to explore the connections between art and low vision and contribute to the NYPL’s initiatives and services for patrons who are blind or have low vision.

His drawings have been published in journal Leonardo (MIT Press), the NYPL blogs and other popular news and culture websites.

He is currently working with curator Lydia Matthews on the design and development of a walkshop and open house event inspired by the lives of Patrick and Joan Leigh Fermor in Greece.

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The work of the Siena Art Institute's Greek resident artists' is co-sponsored by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

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