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Art deco houses of Athens, 2017-2021

A series of 8 paintings where representatives of the LGBTQIA+ community pose in front of art deco entrances from Kypseli district, in the centre of Athens, Greece.

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Shika at the entrance of an art deco building of Kypseli district in Athens, Greece, 2017. Watercolours and pencil on paper. 105 x 75 cm.

Shika Khunz Corona is a transwoman visual artist and musician from Malaysia. She plays with her band named Tingtongketz.

The building is situated at Kypseli district in the center of Athens.

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Ariadne at the entrance of an art deco building of Kypseli district in Athens, Greece, 2018.

Ariadne is a trans woman from Greece.

The building is situated at Kypseli district in the center of Athens.

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Kangela Tromokratisch at the entrance of an art deco building of Kypseli district in Athens, Greece', 2018. Watercolours and pencil on paper. 105 x 75 cm.

Kangela Tromokratisch is a draq queen persona created by Angel Torticollis.
Angel Torticollis is a visual and performance artist and designer from Athens, Greece.

The building is situated at Kypseli district in the center of Athens, Greece.

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Eve at the entrance of an art deco building of Kypseli district in Athens, Greece, 2018.
Watercolours and pencil on paper. 105 x 75 cm.

Eve is a trans sex workers´ activist from Greece.

The building is situated at Kypseli district in the center of Athens.

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Jason Antigone at the entrance of an art deco building of Kypseli district in Athens, Greece, 2018.
Watercolours and pencil on paper. 105 x 75 cm.

Jason Antigone is a human rights defender/activist and politician from Athens, Greece.

The building is situated at Kypseli district in the center of Athens.

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Charlotta at the entrance of an art deco building of Kypseli district in Athens, Greece, 2019
Watercolours and pencil on paper. 105 x 75 cm.

Charlotta or Christina Baltzi is a writer, singer and performer from Greece.

The building is situated at Kypseli district in the center of Athens, Greece.

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Anna at the entrance of an art deco building of Kypseli district in Athens, Greece, 2021.
Watercolours and pencil on paper. 105 x 75 cm.

Anna Kouroupou is a trans woman, writer, activist and human rights defender from Athens, Greece.
She is the director of Red Umbrella Athens (RUA), an organization, which offers a wide range of services to adult sex workers (cis and trans female and male) at the first Greek drop-in center, and secondary advocates for sex workers' rights at all levels.

RUA team started as both community and science based with the long-term goal to be led and facilitated solely by community representatives. RUA team has core members (cis and trans female and male) who work or have worked in different areas of sex industry as well as people living with HIV/HCV/HBV, and/or using or have used psychoactive substances.

The organization works in the area of harm reduction, testing for HIV, HBV and HCV, advocacy for the rights of People Living with HIV, outreach interventions, peer to peer services involving people living with HIV, empowerment services for people living with HIV. Services are provided for free.

The building is situated at Kypseli district in the center of Athens, Greece.

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Veronique and the spirit of Chraja at the entrance of an art deco building of Kypseli district in Athens, Greece, 2021.
Watercolours and pencil on paper. 105 x 75 cm.

Veronique Tromokratisch is a drag queen persona from Greece.

Chraja is a drag queen persona from Greece.

The building is situated at Kypseli district in the center of Athens, Greece.