Sofia Zarari initially studied Political Science at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens to better understand the world. She then continued with studies in Jewellery Design at the Mokume Silversmithing and Jewellery Design School, also in Athens, and subsequently wax modelling at the Accademia delle Arti Orafe in Rome.
In 1997 she began working as a fine jewellery designer in leading jewellery companies and systematically participated in the most significant European exhibitions. She gained valuable experience during her career teaching jewellery design at the Plakas Art Center in Athens.
Armed with collage and assemblage techniques, she manages to transcend the boundaries of small-scale art and the rules of the wearable art of jewellery to express herself through visual art. Her work tells personal stories, creates microcosms of escape and seeks to delve into the subconscious. She occasionally uses performance art—movement and speech—as a means to approach cultures, revive primitive practices and decode symbols and understand their meanings.
She systematically participates in solo and group exhibitions in galleries in Greece and abroad. Two landmarks in her career are her collaborations with the Benaki Museum, the Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum in Athens and the NEON Organisation for Culture and Development.
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