Dimitra Nikolou and Angeliki Kounava Selected for MoMA Internship Sponsored by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation
30 OCTOBER 2013

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is pleased to announce that Dimitra Nikolou and Angeliki Kounava have been selected by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) for a 12-month internship program that places young professionals and graduate students in various departments. Dimitra and Angeliki will be a part of the 2013-14 internship class, which includes eleven participants from six countries. MoMA received more than 450 applications from Greek nationals. The internship opportunity is made possible through a three-year grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

Dimitra Nikolou will join MoMA's Department of Architecture and Design. Dimitra has a bachelor's degree in the history of art and a master's degree in the art market, both from University Paris I, Panthéon – Sorbonne. She also has a law degree from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. She previously worked at the Astrolavos Art Gallery in Athens and Christie's Paris. 

Angeliki Kounava will join MoMA's Department of Photography. Angeliki holds a Master’s degree in Theories and Practices of Language and Arts from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in France and a bachelor’s degree in Plastic Arts and Sciences of Arts from the University of Ioannina in Greece. She previously worked at the Municipal Museum of Ioannina, as well as the Municipal Gallery of Ioannina, curating exhibitions and cataloging the museum's collection.

“By offering internships to Greek nationals, MoMA will provide opportunities and training that is very valuable during this difficult time in Greece,” said Andreas Dracopoulos, Co-President at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. “This is one of the first grants in our new €100 million initiative, Recharging the Youth, which aims to provide younger generations in Greece, impacted by high unemployment levels, with new opportunities, as well as to improve the environment that can lead to job creation and growth.”