Polina Simou was born in 1968 and studied German Literature and Philosophy in the University of Athens. Painting and Art History was a passion from a very early age; therefore she attended several Art lessons in Painters Atelier and Museums. Nowadays she is a Ph.D. candidate in the field of BioArt (‘Science and Philosophy in BioArt’) in the Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University in Corfu, cooperating with the Bioinformatics and Human Electrophysiology Laboratory on BioArt creations merging Painting and Science. Simou received the Award For Excellence at the 2013 Chianciano Biennale, Tuscany.
According to her artistic point of view, philosophical enquiry and personal experiences can be occasionally expressed through artistic material on canvas. Human noble or dark emotions, the convergence of biotechnology with the human nature on the upcoming era of post humanism, the four elements, the role of sub-cellular reactions in human body and a long list of inapplicable humanitarian ideas are presented in her latest oil paintings, attempting to emerge the interaction between art, science and philosophy in modern life. Science is coming to inspire Art, to stimulate new ideas and techniques, to establish new opportunities and to endlessly exchange materials in order to be more understandable and representative of the human existence.