My name is Anna Manousopoulou. Self-taught puppeteer. I was born in a small village in the Peloponnese and I live in Athens. I am a puppeteer with studies and work, as a Microbiologist assistant and photographer.
In 1992 I attended a Puppet seminar with the architect and puppet teacher, Savva Kormanos. Since then, I have been occupied with making dolls.
When I was young, for the needs of playing I used to I make dolls… I stopped it when I was about 12 years old… and I remembered it again for the needs of life and dignity. All my collaborations are equally important to me. I have presented my work in many museum shops, galleries and in many remarkable places selling handicrafts.
Some stations on my way:
2004 autumn. Winter collection of the Greek fashion designer Loukia. It was presented on the Opera House with the theme “Dancing with Bjiorg”.
2006 I participated in the exhibition “The world of Dionysis Fotopoulos” 2006 Piraeus Benaki.
2007 I participated in the exhibition “Chrats fashion from paper” at the Benaki Museum in Piraeus with “Atopos” and Vassilis Zidianakis!
2012 I attended a doll making seminar at the University of “Theatrical Studies” in St. Petersburg (Санкт-Петербургская академия театрального искусства).
2013 Exhibition “35 years of Benaki”. I participated with dolls inspired by the permanent collection of the Museum.
2013 Benaki Mentis Museum: Doll Making Seminar.
2013 December Benaki Mentis Museum Christmas Ornaments Seminar for children aged 8-10.
2013 May-April: In collaboration with the “Return” and the social workers of Korydallos Prison, I worked with the prisoners in the Psychiatric ward of Korydallos prison in Athens.
2013 Two-day Greek-Turkish friendship, in collaboration with Mrs. Katerina Varvarigou, the Consul of Greece in Adrianoupoli / Edirne Turkey. With 16 Greek children and 16 children from Turkey, we made dolls together, at the Museum of Orestiada and the museum of Edirne, Turkey.