photo: © 2022, Vassiliki Spachou

Fotis Flevotomos’ work explores multimodal ways of interacting with space, through mobile structures, furniture design, socially engaged projects, site-specific and multisensory practices. Play, materiality, movement and sound are all recurrent elements in his work.

In 2012 he received a Fulbright grant and was hosted by the New York Public Library for a study on art and low vision. While in NYC he had many opportunities to contribute to NYPL initiatives for patrons who are blind or partially sighted and spoke publicly about making art with low vision.
In 2014 he initiated in collaboration with the Benaki Museum “Seeing with the Senses,” the first access program ever offered in Greece on a regular basis. Fotis has also collaborated with numerous American and Greek institutions (including The Metropolitan Museum  of Art, The Guggenheim, The Museum of Cycladic Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Library of Greece, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation) for programs that make art accessible to all and events that raise awareness around the connections between art making and low vision. His practice in museums combines verbal description, participatory discussions, performance interventions, walking practices, sound pieces, touch tours and story-telling. 

Fotis has been a resident of the Villa Empain (Boghossian Foundation), the Siena Art Institute and the Cooperative of Artists and Artisans in Fiskars (Finland).

His visual works and public interventions have been presented at the New York Public Library, the Benaki Museum, the Queens Museum, the monument of Imaret and the Leigh Fermor House. He has also written articles for the journal LEONARDO (MIT Press), the NYPL Blogs and the Music Library of Greece. He studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts and art theory and history (MPhil) with professor Peter Vergo at the University of Essex (UK).