Charalambos Margaritis

Animation Artist
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Charalambos Margaritis graduated from the National Superior Fine Arts School of Paris (ENSBA) in 2012. His work is centered around animated films, print-making, drawing, painting and comics. In 2010 he studied the traditional icon painting techniques with the monk Paisios Agrapides in the Cell of Saint Archangels in Karyes of Mount Athos, where he resided for three months.

Since 2014 he has been collaborating with the classical music ensemble Trio Dell’Arte producing animated films that accompany live musical performances of classical chamber music. He currently lives and works in Paphos, Cyprus, where, in 2015, he co-founded the Kimonos Art Center. He teaches animation techniques, drawing and printmaking. 

In 2017 he was involved in several ways with the production of the European Capital of Culture PAFOS2017 and, among other projects, was the curator for the project The Big Mosaic. Since 2017, he has been directing the annual international animation festival The Animattikon Project, founded in the framework of the European Capital of Culture, PAFOS2017 and produced ever since by the Kimonos Art Center in Paphos.

His films have been selected and awarded in several animated film festivals around the world. Since 2018 he has been the ambassador of the European Animation Awards in Cyprus. He collaborates with the project Sharing Perama since 2019, in the framework of which he has been working on the development of the documentary project Dreaming Perama.

He is currently conducting his PhD research in experimental narrative techniques in animated film. He is a member of the special teaching staff of the Cyprus University of Technology, where he teaches animation, art history and drawing.

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