Fotis FlevotomosVisual Artistat Benaki Museum
Fotis Flevotomos is a visual artist with parallel interests in multisensory and museum practices. Because of ocular albinism he has always been interested in color. An aspect of his research focuses on equiluminant hues and the effects they produce when used on backlit digital screens or on paper.
Flevotomos’ work in museums combines elements of verbal description, participatory discussions, performance interventions, walking practices, sound pieces, touch tours and story-telling. In 2014 he initiated in collaboration with the Benaki Museum a monthly program for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. He has also designed such programs for the Selis Manor Center and the New York Public Library in NYC, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center and the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens.
In 2012 he received a Fulbright grant and was hosted by the New York Public Library to explore the connections between art and low vision. While in NYC he had many opportunities to contribute to NYPL initiatives and services for patrons who are blind or have low vision.
His pictorial drawings have been published in the journal LEONARDO (MIT Press), the NYPL blogs and other popular news and culture websites.