Dafni Kalafati, 2018 Greece Fulbright Fellow, is a freelance documentary filmmaker, photographer and art therapist, based in Athens, Greece. She studied intercultural education and photography, and received a Master’s degree in art therapy, in the school of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires, in Argentina. She has worked for several years as an art therapist, and has travelled to some of the most remote parts of the planet filming documentaries and teaching photography and art. Dafni lives in Athens where she facilitates art therapy and participatory video workshops. She founded the AMAKA, an NGO which provides social assistance to marginalized communities using art.
Alexandros Simopoulos, 2019 Greece Fulbright Fellow, is a multi-disciplinary artist and illustrator. He studied international relations and humanitarian law at Panteion University in Athens, and received an MA in Visual Arts and Illustration with a scholarship from the University of the Arts London. He has worked with NGO’s, galleries and cultural institutions in Greece and abroad. Alexandros is at the forefront of the Greek urban art scene and has painted murals in various countries, from Spain and Germany, to Greenland and India. He has had solo exhibits in Athens, London and Malta as well as group shows in the UK, Mexico, Spain, USA and Greenland. In 2018, Alexandros received the SNF Artist Fellowship Program and the Fulbright – SFAI Artist Residency Award.