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Biography

Daphne Anastassiou

Artist of Inner Enlightenment

Since childhood, art has been an inspiration for Daphne’s own development. Her first artistic expressions go back to her childhood working at her mother’s atelier with enamels over metal and different techniques with acids.

 

As an adult, she experimented with ceramics before turning to painting in 1991. Painting has been Daphne’s main passion since 2006. Her first solo show entitled “Agapi” (Greek for “divine love”), took place in 2009 in Santiago, Chile. From 2014 on, creating sculptures added another dimension to her growing mastery of artistic expression.

 

Daphne’s higher education began at colleges in England and Greece, and completed at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile where she earned a degree in psychology.

 

A practicing Psychologist, Daphne instructs participants on their path to personal evolution and enlightenment. Her work speaks to intuition and intellect, inviting people of all backgrounds to release limiting beliefs and to trust in their creative potential – as key to enjoying a happy, fulfilling life. She authored Somos Amor (We Are Love), published in 2000, and conducts workshops based upon concepts from the book, in which she shares insights and expertise gathered during 40 years of professional experience and self-exploration.

 

Daphne’s has exhibited her art in London, Paris, New York, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Shanghai and Athens. Her work is held in private collections around the world. Today, Daphne is represented by Galerie Colette Dubois in Paris, following solo exhibitions in 2011, 2013 and 2016.

 

Daphne’s dynamic, fluid compositions evoke free, joyous expression of our true essence as humans: LOVE.

 

Daphne lives and works in Santiago, Chile.

Passion
Passion

Summary of Artistic Career

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2009 Artespacio Gallery. Santiago, Chile
2011 Colette Dubois Gallery. Paris, France
2013 Colette Dubois Gallery. Paris, France
* Exclusive Representatives. 2011 to date
2013 Artespacio Gallery. Santiago, Chile
2014 Casas de lo Matta. Santiago, Chile
2016 Colette Dubois Gallery. Paris, France
2017 Casas de lo Matta. Santiago, Chile

 

Collective Exhibitions

 

2009 Expotrastiendas. Buenos Aires, Argentina
2010 Expotrastiendas. Buenos Aires, Argentina
2010 Ch. ACO Fair. Santiago, Chile
2010 Art Faim. Madrid, Spain
2011 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall. London, England
2012 Amsterdam Whitney Gallery. New York, USA
2012 Espacio Presidente Riesco – Triada. Santiago, Chile
2014 Meeting in Shanghai, Feria Internacional de Arte. Shanghai, China
2015 Expoarte, Club de Polo. Santiago, Chile
2019 Fibras Latinoamericanas, Mercedes Benz Center. Santiago, Chile

 

Technique

 

Mixed Media
Paper, Wood, Fabric and others
Pastels, Acrylic, Oil, Pencil

 

Museum Collections, Public Spaces, Publications

 

2010 Book: Human Development in Chile- (Cover) UN Program for Development, painting ¨Encounters¨
2010 Book: International Contemporary Artists, Vol I – ICA Publishing, New York, USA
2012 Ambassador’s Room, Place of Honor, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York, USA
2013 Book: Our Contemporary Painters, by Paula Guzmán & Francisca Muzard, Santiago, Chile
2013 Magazine: Elle Decoration – Paris, France
2013 Magazine: La Gazette Drouot – Paris, France
2014 Book: The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists – by Salvatore Russo, EAS Editore, Palermo, Italy
2015 Book: 305 by Galería Artespacio. Commemorating 20 years of trajectory, Santiago, Chile
2016 Book: Women in Chilean Art. Arte al Limite. First Edition Santiago , Chile

 

Awards, Prizes

 

2012 Ambassador’s Room, Place of Honor,
2012 Florence – Shanghai Prize
2014 Palermo, Italy

 

Inspiring the next generation

 

Currently, Daphne serves on the Board of Directors of the Mustakis Foundation, a charitable organization that brings cultural, intellectual and creative richness to school-age children of low-income families.

As President of the recently established Foundation Agapi, she strives to develop and empower the artistic potential of children through long-term music education programs. She says, “Singing is the excuse for children to develop their inner light.”

Her works can be found in private collections in Europe, Middle East as well as in North and South América.