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Alexandra Argitis

Alexandra Argitis is a current master's student in Art History who also completed their undergraduate in the same program at Concordia University. Of Greek and French Canadian descent, their research is rooted in their fascination with academic obsessions with Antiquity, and further, the depictions of Ovidian rape mythology as playful and palatable. Assessing Rubens and his commission for the Torre de la Parada tower, Alexandra is examining avenues which explore artist intention and audience reception of rape and sexual assault imagery during Ovidian and Dutch Golden Age histories. Alexandra asks the question, how are mythological bodies represented, and can erotic or empathetic distinctions be created? Inspired by contemporary film and social history, Alexandra's efforts are to further contemporize academia to further comprehend it. Having worked in private and public art galleries, she adheres to the promotion and exhibition of local artistic visions to shape the social progressive consciousness of art spaces. Alexandra also strives to blend academic and creative prospects, having projects in drawing and photography as not only integral to her creative application, but her written.

Working Thesis Title: The Passive & Assertive Feminine: Rubens' "The Rape of Proserpina" & Sexualized Mythological Bodies

Supervisor: Dr. Steven Stowell

Research Interests:

  • Intersections of Greek mythology in Renaissance and Early Modern European art
  • Color theory
  • Philosophical inquiries of beauty and ugliness
  • Physiognomy
  • Abstract Expressionism

Teaching Assistantships:

  • ARTH 350: Studies in the History of Ceramics: Ceramic "Bodies", Dr. Susan Surette
  • ARTH 363: Studies in Medieval Art & Architecture, Dr. Anna-Maria Moubayed
  • ARTH 390: Art and the Museum Display and Colonialism, Dr. Farrukh Rafiq
  • ARTH 370: Studies in Canadian Art What makes art “Canadian”? , Dr. Farrukh Rafiq


  • "HER and its Film Score: Countering Hollywood & The Perpetuated Role of Fear Towards A.I.", CUJAH, 2020.
  • "A Worn World", Montreal, Goethe Institute, 2022.
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