Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Afroditi Kouki

PhD candidate
Centre of Art History "El Greco"

Afroditi Kouki is an art historian. She studied History and Archeology at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Crete, where she continued her postgraduate studies in Art History. In 2009, she received her Master's degree in Art History. Her master thesis is entitled “The organization of the production of works of ‘folk’ art in the interwar period: from the Lyceum Club of Greek Women to the Association of Handicraft Workshops” (Grade: Excellent). Since 2011, she is a PhD Candidate at the University of Crete, continuing her research on the collective and individual efforts to create works of ‘folk’ art in Greece at the beginning of the 20th century.

She has worked as a researcher for the Institute for Mediterranean Studies (FORTH) on the project “Art criticism in Greece” (2007-2009).  Her current scientific interests focus on public and private initiatives that promoted the traditional / ‘folk’ art from the mid-19th to the 20th century in Greece. She is a member of the Association of Greek Art Historians.