Despοina Pagiota was born in Thessaloniki in 1994 and is a visual artist based in Hamburg. She holds a BFA (2019) and an MFA (2021) from the Hamburg University of Fine Arts (HFBK), while part of her studies was completed at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts through the Erasmus student exchange program. In 2020, she was awarded a young artist grant from the art foundation Kunststiftung Christa und Nikolaus Schües. In 2021, she was selected for the NEUSTART KULTUR kickstarter grant for young graduates. In 2022, she received a grant from the cultural foundation Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Stormarn and is currently participating in the “Kunststipendium in der Trittauer Wassermühle” residency program. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions in Greece and abroad, and is part of international private collections. She has been awarded the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Artist Fellowship by ARTWORKS (2022).
Well Wrapped Blue, 2022
Waiting Room, 2022