Katerina Kampiti was born on 2 June 1973 in Thessaloniki, Greece. She studied photography at the School of Graphic Arts & Design at the Athens Technological Organization - ATE (1992-2000). She received a scholarship from State Scholarship Foundation of Greece in 2001 and completed her graduate studies at New York University with a Master's in Studio Art (2002-2004). She has worked as a still photographer for movies and taught art and photography at New York University, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the International Center of Photography. Her work was published nationally and internationally in the following publications: Kathimerini, Eleftherotypia, Ta Nea newspapers and Kappa, Epsilon, Metro, Soloarte, Fota, Make, MicroPhoto and Video, magazines and the book Greece in Photography (Mellisa Publications, Athens 2008). She received two first-prize national awards by Photography Circle (1996), Elle magazine's New Talent Competition (1998) and the special commendation of The National Book Center (1998).
Katerina Kampiti presented the following personal exhibitions: Female Portraits: A New York City Story, Broadway Gallery, New York (2006); Winter Solstice, Parigot, New York (2007); Astoria Nocturnes, Odos Kampiti, Broadway Gallery, New York (2007); Trilogy, Naias Gallery, Naoussa, Greece (2008); Street Portraits, NYC, NY Arts Beijing, China (2008); and Mother and Child, National Research Foundation, Athens, Greece (2008). She also participated in the following group exhibitions: Night in a playground, movie theatre Danaos, Athens (1993); Bon Voyage, traveling in a train from Athens to Thessaloniki and back (1995); Scene in the City, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens (1996); International Month of Photography: Itineraries, Melina Merkouri Cultural Center, Athens (1997); Over-the-Shoulder Reading, Book Arcade-National Book Centre, Athens (1998); 80 years from Thrace's Accession into Greece, Peristyle Hall of the Greek Parliament, Athens (2000); Set-One / Candour / Looking In & Looking Out / Le Kaleidoscope d' Annette, Einstein Auditorium, New York University, New York (2003); Entourage, International Center of Photography, New York (2003); Candour, 80 Washington Square East Galleries - New York (2004); NYU/ICP 20 Years In, International Center of Photography, New York (2006); and Death As A Cultural Event, Cultural Center of the City of Athens, Greece (2008). Two of her installations are permanently displayed at central offices of The City University of New York and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance, New York.
Katerina Kampiti currently lives and works in Athens and in New York. [Megakles 02/06/2008]