Paxos Festival 2022
Faye Lychnou & Chris Boïcos
Founders of Friends of Paxos
Faye Lychnou lives and works on the island of Paxos where she is involved in all social and cultural activities. She was the Director of the Poseidon Municipal Cultural Association from 2006 to 2012. She is member of the board of directors of the Social Welfare Association of Paxos (KIP Library) since 2009 and founder of the Paxos Book Club. She represents Paxos on the European Task Force Group of the Cultural Villages of Europe since 2004. She is a trustee of the Paxos Festival Trust and the local producer of the Paxos Music Festival since 2006.
She is a founding member of the non-profit Association of the Friends of Paxos (2015) whose objective is to promote cultural and musical events on the island and militate for the preservation of the natural environment and architectural heritage of Paxos.
Chris Boïcos received his Mphil from the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London in 1982 and studied for two years in the doctoral program of the University of Paris I, Sorbonne.
He has taught art history for American university programs in Paris since 1989 notably for the University of Southern California (USC), University of California (UC), the University of Delaware and the Center for University Programs Abroad (CUPA) a center for American students from Ivy League schools. He is the principal lecturer for Paris Art Studies (founded 2007) which organizes museum visits and online art history lectures for the English-speaking public in Paris and abroad.
Chris Boïcos has been involved in the contemporary art world, first as art critic in the 1980’s and then as curator of numerous gallery and institutional exhibitions in Paris and abroad, notably in Chicago IL. He was founder and partner of Galerie Beckel Odille Boïcos (1999-2013) in Paris and founder and director since 2013 of Chris Boïcos Fine Arts - an art gallery - in Paris and in Paxos, Greece.
He is along with Faye Lychnou a founding member (2015) and artistic director of Friends of Paxos.