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Retrospective exhibition for Evangelia Biza

Exhibition poster
Evangelia Biza
Bookbinding piece
Bookbinding piece
Bookbinding piece
A half-open standing book with double black cover and back cover, and white pages.

The exhibition hosted at the Banknote Museum of Ionian Bank on the island of Corfu showcases the diverse work of Evangelia Biza, bookbinder and book/paper conservator. The audience will be introduced to design bookbinding through works by Evangelia Biza which are original artistic creations with a unique flair.

Biza worked on 3 fields: design bookbinding, commissions and artist’s books.

Find out more about the exhibition “Evangelia Biza – Unfolding”.

A life dedicated to books

Evangelia Biza (1963-2023) was born in Athens. She studied bookbinding and book conservation in Greece and Switzerland. Through her work, she contributed to shaping modern bookbinding and signalled the transition from design bookbinding to artistic creation.

Biza contributed significantly to the conservation of archival and book materials, working with major organisations in Greece, such as the Hellenic Parliament, Benaki Museum and the General State Archives of Greece.

Her work is marked by experimentation, exploration and twists, while she linked tradition to new technologies. This way, multifaceted and often contradicting points of reference spring from her bookbinding creations. Some of Evangelia Biza’s pieces have been awarded at international exhibitions.

Exhibition contributors

The exhibition is organised by the National Library of Greece, the Corfu Reading Society and Alpha Bank.

Artistic design: Chara Marantidou.

Organising committee: Eleni Gousti-Stampogli, Nikolas Sarris, Evi Stefani, Christina Tsaroucha, Andreas Fatouros and Kontantinos Choulis.

Side events

Morning guided tours are available for schools, upon arrangement with the Banknote Museum of Ionian Bank. Mr Konstantinos Christopoulos is the contact person for the guided tours (+302661041552).

Exhibition info

Where: Banknote Museum of Ionian Bank, Corfu
When: 09.03.2024 – 01.09.2024
Opening hours and tickets: Tuesday-Saturday: 08.00 – 15.00.
Free admission to the public.