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Persephone Michou (1995) was born in Ioannina, Greece, and grew up in Athens. She studied Photography and Audiovisual Arts at the University of West Attica in Athens​ and the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, Hungary. In 2020 her thesis The Perfect Blue was featured for the first time at the Athens Photo Festival in the exhibition Young Greek Photographers and since has been featured in several publications and exhibitions. In 2022 she completed a master's programme in Arts, Culture & Media at the University of Groningen, Netherlands and in 2023 she was relocated in Athens where she published the photobook If I Forget You, I Will Love You Again in collaboration with Zoetrope Athens. Currently, she lives in New York where she works for the International Program of the Museum of Modern Art.

Awards:

(2024) Shortlisted for APhF Dummy Award feat. Witty Books, Athens Photo Festival, Athens, Greece

(2023) Best Book Award for books published in SE Europe, Maribor Photobook Award, Maribor, Slovenia

Exhibitions:

(2024) The Museum of Modern Art: MoMA Staff Art Exhibition, New York, USA

(2024) Athens Photo Festival: Book Exhibition, Athens, Greece

(2023) Thessaloniki Photobiennale: Poetics, Materialities, Performances: Greek Photographic Books 2000 - 2023, Thessaloniki, Greece

(2023) Photometria Festival: A Glimpse of  - Photobook Exhibition, Ioannina, Greece

(2022) Ctypemag Gallery: Memory - A Photographic Group Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand

(2021) The Perfect Blue - Solo ExhibitionAspalathos Art Space, Athens, Greece

(2021) Analog Forever Magazine: A Certain Kind of Blue, Online Exhibition

(2020) Athens Photo Festival: Young Greek PhotographersThe Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

Art Fairs:

(2023) Polycopies Paris, Bateau Concorde-Atlantique - Berges de Seine, Paris, Fance

(2023) Athens Art Book Fair, Athens Conservatoire, Athens, Greece

Publications:

(2024) K Magazine - Kathimerini (GR): Light Exercises, Issue 1.075, 6-7.01.2024

(2024) Photologio (GR), Interview (Online edition)

(2023) Photobook Monograph: If I forget you, I will love you again, ZOETROPE Athens

(2022) Aeonian Magazine, Issue 06 (Online Edition)

(2021) Imagined Landscapes (UK), Journal 01 (Online edition)

(2021) It's Only Arts (GR), Interview (Online edition)

(2021) Album East Central (EU), Issue 2: Memory & Childhood (Online edition)

 

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