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Biennale of Western Balkans, Ioannina, Greece

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  /  Nikos Voyiatzis & Antigoni Cheilari

Nikos Voyiatzis & Antigoni Cheilari

Antigoni Cheilari is a pharmacist and holds a PhD in Pharmacy/ Pharmacognosy from the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Pharmacognosy and Natural Products Chemistry at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. The main research interest of Dr. Cheilari is the search of new drug-lead compounds of plant origin, the development of chromatographic and spectroscopic methodologies, as well as the application of chemometric approaches for the discovery of novel bioactive molecules. The last years she focuses on the discovery of bioactive compounds from medicinal plants of ethnopharmacological sources, mainly through the recording and assessment of information of Hellenic Traditional Medicine.


Nikos Voyiatzis (Athens-Bergentheim, 1982) is an artist, archivist and educator, specialising in network cultures, net art, amateur and unintentional archiving, and digital cultural heritage. His work explores information organization in its political and aesthetic dimensions, particularly in the networked context and within the juxtaposition of audience and archivists. Recent projects include “Hypersubjective spaces: speculative preservation of user generated digital folklore since 2011”, “Archives in transit: from the world of libraries to artificial intelligence”, a series of workshops and an educational toolkit, preservation and documentation of with Martine Neddam, and documentation of user generated platform based reactions on