Athanasios Kolalas

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Born in Thessaloniki-Greece in 1981 he got involved in painting just at the age of eight.
Wining the First Prize at the Drawing Competition of the Vaphopoulio Foundation in 1990 and attending the five-year scholarship that followed, made him become familiar to most kinds of Visual Arts.
Over the next years he studied the techniques of water-painting, oil-painting, Byzantine-painting and sculpture.
In 2000 he got into the Visual and Applied Arts Department – School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki. He studied in Teta Makre’s workshop and graduated with a distinction.
In 2007 he got accepted in the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where he attended the   postgraduate course in Theatre Design.
Since 2009 he is a Ph.D. student of the Theatre department - School of Fine Arts, of the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki.
In 2001 he started working with the well-known Greek scenographer Ioanna Manoledaki. Next to her and also next to many more Greek and European designers, he has worked in more than 30 Drama and Opera productions in several distinguished Greek and European Theatres.
His career as an individual set designer started in 2005. Since then has been a regular collaborator with the National Theatre of Northern Greece, the “Art” Theatre Group and many other theatre teams of Thessaloniki. He has designed for ballet, dance-theatre and drama productions. He has also worked for the Television.
Some of his productions are also presented in Theatres in Europe.
Meanwhile he is involved in Art Exhibitions, either as a participant, or as an Exhibition Designer.

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