Maria Adela Konomi
Adela is a cultural manager based in Athens. Currently, she works as a gallery manager for State of Concept, an independent institution in Athens aiming to foster the appreciation of local and international contemporary art. She holds a BA in Economics (Panteion University of Athens) but her passion for arts and culture led her to Rotterdam where she was inducted into the sociocultural field via a Master’s program in Cultural Economics & Entrepreneurship (Erasmus University). Through her experience in exhibition and event production and project coordination, she has further developed her managerial skills towards cultural institutions and created a solid network in Greece and across Europe.
She is particularly interested in investigating and developing practices and sustainable economic models that could be applied in the cultural sector, with a special focus on independent initiatives and DIY culture. Aiming to raise sustainability awareness and foster creativity, Adela is committed to put her project “OnMaterials” on the cultural map of Athens and create a sustainable cultural initiative.