The Greek islands seen through Pia Riverola’s lens: Kanava Hotels & Resorts partners with renowned photographer to reimagine the artist in residence experience
Over the course of a 14-day shoot, Pia Riverola created scenes at the Kanava Hotels & Resorts in Santorini and Paros and set out to create a pop-up installation at Mystique, that honors the properties as the epicenter of Greek authenticity for today’s sophisticated traveller whilst showcasing their location’s rich heritage and storied soulful experiences in her signature modern-day style.
Born and raised in Barcelona, Riverola was introduced to photography during her childhood, when she was given a Minolta point-and-shoot-camera by her grandfather. She used her new tool to capture her immediate surroundings, as a way to preserve memories, moments of rare beauty within her everyday environment which, with time, would otherwise fade, or be completely lost. It is this same tenet that underpins her practice today and has engendered the beautiful tapestry that is her oeuvre.
The installation will be held on September 15-November 6, 2021, and two of Pia’s pieces that showcase Mystique will be available for purchase. The photographer and Kanava Hotels & Resorts have commonly decided to dedicate all of the profits to support the work of the Cyclades Preservation Fund (CPF), with which the group has already partnered in the past for an environmental educational program on the islands of Santorini and Paros.