Areti Botsari was born in 1983 in Patras. She studied Political Sciences (University of Athens) and Cultural Management (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh). She currently works as an art curator based in Greece, organising and curating contemporary exhibitions in art institutions and festivals (Art-Athina, TAF-The Art Foundation, Saristra Festival etc). In Edinburgh, she worked as a Gallery Assistant at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, as well as coordinating the visual arts program of the Edinburgh Greek Artists Festival. She likes to develop exhibitions based on creative and stimulating ideas, so her last work was about... Boobs ! Motivated by the impact that arts and culture can bring to the local community, she believes that cultural managers should try to make these accessible to the audience in amusing and participatory ways.
Her involvement in the START capacity building program in Germany is a demonstration of Areti’s aspiration to gain skills and knowledge in the field of sociocultural management, as well as to meet new and creative people who inspire her to focus on her goals and develop her work. Following on from this Fellowship, her project ‘The Traveling Gallery’ aims to bring visual arts to communities in Patras through highly engaging exhibitions.