Fine Art: drawing, painting and etching

About Elpidha Efstratiades

Born september 9, 1982 as the youngest of four children into a Greek-Dutch family living in the area of The Hague.
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


Walls Amsterdam

Stichting ArtOlive

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

Crazy Jobs

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.

My photo
Bachelor Fine Art, educated at Willem de Kooning Art Academy Rotterdam. Exhibited at Walls Amsterdam, Blaak10Gallery Rotterdam, Witte de With Festival, Le Fabrique, Utrecht, KunstpodiumT (Tilburg), De Kunstsuper, Podium O950 (twice), and Las Palmas II in Rotterdam. "Hare Majesty"(etch 2010) got awarded third place in the annual Allianz Grafiekprijs(2010-2011). Currently I work and live at The Hague.