While there were no artists in the family-history but one, my very intellectual upbringing founded a strong interest in literature and great admiration of the arts.
Growing up, I was interested in carreers such as a ballerina, a writer and a journalist. Dreams altered and after wandering about, I found the core of what I really wanted: to become an artist in Fine Art.
New Artists!, June 1st-7th, 2012, Pop-Up Gallery Store "Et Alors", Douzastraat Leiden
Grafiekborrelposterborrel, November 4th 2011, Blaak 10 Gallery Store, Rotterdam
Multiple Choice, October 24- December 18 2010, Gallery Walls, Amsterdam
Presentation Allianz Kunstcollectie 2010 October 2010, Le Fabrique, Utrecht
Aanstormend Talent 2010, Afgestudeerden van de Willem de Kooning Academie, July and August 2010, Podium O950, Rotterdam
Made at WdKA (Graduation Expo), June 2010, Las Palmas, Rotterdam
Cadaver Exquise, April 2010, KunstpodiumT, Tilburg
1984, July 2009, De Kunstsuper, Rotterdam
Minor In Druk, February 2009, Podium 0950, Rotterdam
Third place Allianz Grafiekprijs 2010-2011
Eight works were shown for sale at the instant booth by Gallery Kunstinzigt at 'de Wereld van Witte de With- festival' at the major art-street Witte de With in Rotterdam, weekend of September 10-11, 2011.
Participation 'Hout Cuisine' a charityproject in favour of Voedselbank Rotterdam by Kunstplatform 'De Kapsalon'
Interview "Worstelen met schoonheid" in 'De Witte Magazine', 20th year, nr.1, February 2011
Illustration about Brakman in 'De Witte Magazine', 19th year, nr.5, october 2010
Catalogus Allianz Kunstcollectie, 10-2010
Krooning, Willem de Kooning Graduation Catalogue, June 2010
Bijna winnen is verliezen, NRC Handelsblad, October 2001
ElpidhaEfstratiades is registered at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce nr. 50578243
2006-2010 Bachelor Fine Art at Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Minor in printmaking (etching, lithography, silkscreen, bookbinding)
(Masterclass by Olphaert den Otter, Kinke Kooi en Ewout van Rijn at Ketel Factory in Schiedam)
2000-2005 Dutch Language and Culture, Leiden University
1994-2000 VWO at Erasmus College, Zoetermeer
To earn a living during the past years studying Fine Art and Dutch Literature, I had a lot of different parttime jobs. I've been a ground flight attendant, a barkeeper, a waitress, a legal administration employee, a promogirl for parfume and cigarettes, a one-time model and shoe-artist; currently I work parttime at a ballet store.