Polina Kosmadaki is an art historian living and working in Athens. She studied art history and archaeology in Strasbourg and Paris and holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Paris-IV-Sorbonne. She is currently the Head Curator of the Department of Painting, Prints, and Drawings of the Benaki Museum, Athens and a lecturer of art in the European studies program of the Hellenic Open University. She has organized and curated a number of exhibitions, edited catalogues, and contributed articles and papers in a number of volumes on modern and contemporary Greek art.
Polyna Kosmadaki with Danae Stratou
As an artist, it is not often that I have the opportunity to be the one asking the questions and so, when invited by Marek Bartelik to participate in this special issue of the Brooklyn Rail, in which artists get the chance to interrogate those who write about our art and ask us questions about it, I jumped at the opportunity.