KALLIERGON, the innovative cultural enterprise, was founded by Christina Tzialla and Vasiliki Kateri in November 2019. It is based in the "Gonatsa" area of Neochori Lefktron, in West Mani of Messinia (Peloponnese, Greece). The artistic coexistence of the two women was the trigger for the realization of their innovative ideas and alternative forms of communication, presentation and reshaping of Art. They are inspired and implement events that were born away from the urban environment.
Innovation in every action of the company, born of the need for interaction, has been and is a dominant element of it, transforming obstacles into alternative proposals for actions that concern both their conception and their transfer to the public (delivery).
The open space, the open field of expression, inviting all fields of knowledge to connect with art, is also a key feature of Kalliergon which does not experiment, but shares, celebrating by supporting and loving diversity.
The goal of the company is to be a "perpetual school" where everyone can learn, but also teach the way that will make them happy, presenting their own, alternative ways of expression.
Its aim is also to decode the language of art, so that it is accessible to everyone, through learning and understanding the personal artistic language of each individual.
Speaking in its own language, Kalliergon shapes, at regular intervals, the fields in which it operates as a company, depending on what the need of the time dictates each time.
Its operating framework is based on collaboration and, step by step, it evolves, following the natural flow of data in a complete harmony with the season, the place, the urban and the natural landscape.
The distinctive title "Kalliergon" is an original neologism consisting of two Greek words: "kallos"(beauty) and “érgon” (work). Together, as one word, they refer to the cultivation of spirit and aesthetics.
The depiction of the spiral in its logo was chosen as a symbol that contains and overwhelms every expression of matter, of life itself. It is the power of idiosyncrasy, movement, evolution, the eternal search and - consequently - the cultivation of the spirit, where through it comes the upgrading of the quality of the human being.
Christina Tzialla was born in Ioannina of Epirus (Greece) in 1988 and lives in Athens. She is Theatrologist, Actor-Performer, Theater Educator and Play Writer. She is a graduate of the Department of Theatrical Studies of the School of Fine Arts of the University of Peloponnese, directed by Acting - Directing. She is also a graduate of the P.M.T.P. Professional School of Musical Theater. She participated in the Workshop of Alumni Actors' Training at Drama School of Theatro Technis "Karolos Koun”.
She has written three theatrical books. She performed numerous roles in the theater as an actor, as well as a Performer - Dancer. At the same time, she starred in 5 short films. She worked in Inspirational Musical Theater Play and Theatrical Education. She served as a responsible for the Organization of Analogio at the Municipal Theater of Piraeus.
She is a founding member and Curator of Theatrical Department of Cultural Association for Art and Nature "NARTURA". She is a member of the Association of Greek Actors.
Vasiliki Kateri was born in Ioannina of Epirus (Greece) in 1967 and lives in West Mani, Peloponnese.
She is Artistic Director, Visual Artist and Executive Producer of Kalliergon. She is a graduate of The North College of Ioannina, Abertay Dundee University, as an Interior Designer.
She has held many solo and group art exhibitions in Greece and abroad.In addition, she has augmented many successful, innovative ideas that have enhanced the cultural scene in the city of Kalamata, in collaboration with various cultural and public institutions, as well as charitable organizations. She has been Chairman of the Epirotes' Association of Messinia. She has been also a Member of “House of Literature and Art of Epirus" and a Member of "Theatrical Laboratory of Epirus.” She is member of Association "DIAZOMA". Vasiliki is the founder and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cultural Association for Art & Nature known as "NARTURA", running it since 2017.
In January 2019 she was honored for her contribution, by the Women's Association of Mani, which is based in Kalamata.