Christina Foitou was born and raised in Athens, Greece. Initially, she studied
Pedagogy and then she continued her studies at the School of Fine Arts of
Venice with Professor Riccardo Guarneri in painting and with professor Mario
Guadagnino in engraving. She graduated with honors. As a teacher of arts, in
both the private and public educational sectors, she worked as a set designer
for children and teenagers theatre performances. At the same time, she started
giving art workshops for children. In 2007 she moved to Chania, Crete.
Her work focuses on painting and performance art. Her way of painting aims
to create an intense dialogue with the body, whilst using it along with brushes
in order to complete the artwork. The study of the body and the research of
its kinesiology made her realize how the body, in general can express itself,
speak louder than words, and convey various messages.
This procedure got her involved with various performances, which she always
implements when she feels the need to address matters and issues that concern
her. She has participated in a numerous group exhibitions, like Art Athina
(2016), as well as presented three personal exhibitions.
Many of her artworks are owned by private and public art collections in
Greece and abroad.
She currently lives and works in Chania, Crete.