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Portrait of Loukia Richards

Loukia Richards

Artist, Curator, Co-founder SMCK ON REEL Germany, DE Creative industries

Loukia Richards is a graduate of Universität der Künste Berlin (Visual communication, 1993) and National Kapodistrian University of Athens (Economics, 1988). Loukia works mainly with textile, jewellery, performance, video, photography and text. She was nominated twice for Herbert Hofmann Prize/Jewellery (Munich, 2020 and 2017), as well as for European Prize for Applied Arts/Jewellery (Mons, 2018 and 2021). Loukia is a scholar of Fulbright Foundation, Onassis Benefit Foundation, Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Foundation. She received project grants from EU Media program (script development, 1998), Crafts Council England (jrewellery, 2006) and Hamburgische Stiftung (video curation, 2022).
In 2020 Loukia Richards and Christoph Ziegler founded SMCK Magazine, followed by SMCK ON REEL, the first video festival inspired by jewellery and screened in in Munich, Bucharest, Vilnius, Leipzig, Kyiv, Hamburg (2022-2023).
Loukia has cooperated with major crafts and culture institutions, such as Onassis Library Athens, Goethe Institut Athens, Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, Altes Museum Berlin, The Textile Museum Washington DC, The Hellenic Museum New York, Niarchos Foundation Athens, The Benaki Museum Athens, Federal Environment Agency Dessau, Grassi Museum Leipzig etc.