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Harris Kondosphyris

Artist of Fine Arts

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Professional Info


1965             Born in Lesvos
1984-1987    Studied film direction, Hatjikou School, Athens
1987-1993    Studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASKT), Athens
2007             Visitor teacher at the Department of Plastic Arts and Sciences of Art of the University of Ioannina
2012             Assistant Professor at the School of Fine Arts in the University of West Macedonia (city of Florina)


2010     Art Athina 2010: Talk about Art During the Recession, organised by AICA Hellas.
             Participants: Pantelis Arapinis (A.D. gallery), Dimitrios Antonitsis, Emilia Papafilippou, Harris Kondosphyris (artists)
             Introduction by Stavros Tsingoglou (member of the Board of Directors)
             Coordination: Maria Marangou


2009     Open discussion about: "Human Identity and the Meaning of Life - references to the phenomenon of multiculturism"
             Discussion's guide-lines: Harris Kondosphyris work of art and Th. Vakalios book "The Problem of Man's Identity"
             Participants: A. Apostolou, Th. Vakalios, Ch. Daradimos, Ch. Mihalopoulos, H. Kondosphyris, M. Rogakos and D. Sevastakis
             Organized and modulated by Christos Theofilis - Art-Act Alternative Space


2007     Presentation of "Trauma Queen" art exhibition in the meeting of State Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki

2007     Presentation of "Trauma Queen" art exhibition in Balkan Art07, Novi Sad, Serbia

2007     Lecture about his work, University of Newcastle, UK

2005     "The Main Name", open discussion in Cheap Art Gallery, Athens

2004     Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, Mytilini

1998     Lecture about his work, Glass Department of San Jose University, California

Solo Exhibitions

2010     Co-exhibition with Christina Mitrntse and Yiorgos Taxiarhopoulos, Gallery Lola Nikolaou and Kalos&Klio Showroom, Thessaloniki

2009     Electric Home, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens

2008     Confusion, co-exhibition with Giorgos Tsakiris, Gallery Lola Nikolaou, Thessaloniki

             Migrant's Ark, notoshome stores, Kotzia Square, Athens

2007     Adorno in Love, Globe Gallery, Newcastle - Home Sweet Prison, Galerie3, Athens

2005     Adorno in Love, February 2005, Galerie3, Athens (curator: Tereza de Arruda)

2004     Athens-Beijing, Cheap Art gallery, Athens

2003     Projection, Galerie3, Athens

2001     Koumantareios Art Gallery, Thea-tis (Her View), branch of the National Gallery of Greece in Sparta
             Equators, Zographou Campus of the NTUA, (curator: Gogo Kolyvira)

1999     Inflectors-Behind the mirror, Galerie3, Athens

1996     Inflectors, Kalfayan Gallery, Thessaloniki. (curator: Katerina Koskina)

1995     Capricornus Caementum, Mylos Art Gallery, Thessaloniki (curator: Haris Savvopoulos)

1992     Architecture Machine, Desmos Gallery, Athens

International participations

2009     Balkanic Art Inspirations, National Museum Cotroceni, 1 Geniului bld, 060116, Bucharest, organized by Melenia Art Gallery
             Praxis: Personal=Political, 2nd Biennale of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki (curators: Theodore Markoglou-Areti Leopoulou)
             The open mind of Lefkadio Hern, ACG Art Center, Athens - Lefcadio Hern Memorial Museum, Matsue, Japan (curator: Megakles                          Rogakos)

2008     Material Link. Exhibition meeting of Greek and Chinese contemporary artists. Contemporary Art Museum of Shanghai. Also in 2009:                      Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki and Technopolis - Gazi, Athens (curator: Iris Kritikou)
             Transleat me, part of the international exhibitions by the Platfrom Translation, Athens exhibition (curator: Zoe Pappa, guest curator:                      Natalia Arcos), Independent Exhibition Space: Eolou st. 48-50, 4th & 5th floor, Athens

2007     6th Shenzhen International Sculpture Exhibition, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China (curator: Feng Boyi)
             Balkanart07, Novi Sad, Serbia, Presentation of the "Trauma Queen" exhibition (curator: Sava Stepanov)
             ARTmART, Vienna, Austria

2006     Ravelsbach Art Project, Ravelsbach (curators: Isabel Cerwenka-Wenkstetten, Christian Rupp), Austria

2005     Athens-Beijing, 2nd Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China

2004     Athens-Beijing (official representation of Greece), 26th Biennale of Sao Paulo, Brazil (Commissioner: Irini Savvani)

2001     9pus-pool, Street Festival, Izmit 2001, Turkey

1995     Configura 2, Erfurt, Germany. [curator: Katerina Koskina (exhibition catalogue)]

1992     Art in Summer, Savingiano, Italy

1988     3rd Biennale for Young Artists of the Mediterranean, Bologna, Italy (Greek & Italian exhibition catalogue)

Publications (selection)

2009     Trauma Queen, exhibition catalogue, future Editions, Athens (192 p.) (Greek, English)

2007     Kolokotronis, Yiannis, Contemporary Greek Art 1974-2004, Institution of Thrace Art and Tradition, Xanthi, pp. 228-9

2004     Athens-Beijing, Harris Kondosphyris, catalogue of the participation in the 26th Biennale of Sao Paulo, futura Editions, Athens (160 pp)                  (Greek, English, Portuguese)

2004     Kondosphyris, Harris "O Halepos", in Yannoulis Halepas: Tragedy and Myth, Ekplous, Tinos, pp.80-83 (Greek)

2003     Inflector, Harris Kondosphyris, futura Editions, Athens (300 pp) (Greek)

2003     Papanikolaou, Miltiadis M., History of Art in Greece. Painting and Sculpture in he 20th century, Adam editions, Athens, pp. 367, 370                      (Greek)

2001     Stefanidis, Manos, Ellinomouseion, Six centuries of greek painting, volume B', Militos editions, Athens (Greek)

2000     Adamopoulou, Areti, Greek Post-war Art - Visual Interventions, University Studio Press editions, pp.138-139 (Greek)

Group exhibitions (selection)

2010     Art Athina 2010, Lola Nikolaou Gallery, Athens
             Group exhibition, Petalouda Art Gallery, Naxos island
             The joy of life, Danish Institute, Athens (exhibition inspired by the homonymous book by Maria Harami)

2009     Beatiful/Terrible, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (curator: Apostolos Kalfopoulos)
             A pale shade of white, Louka & Evangelou Bellonia Foundation, Fira - Santorini (curator: Iris Kritikou)
             Summer 2009, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens
             Silent dialogues, ACG Art Center, Athens (curator:Megakles Rogakos)
             Landscape Stories. From tradition to sustainability, Basilica of San Marco, Herakleion - Crete (curator: Louisa Karapidakis)
             Reconciliation Through Art: Perception of Hijap, Athinais & Alekton Spaces, Athens (curator: Louisa Karapidakis)

2008     The aesthetic activation of cheapness materials, December 2008 - January 2009, fizz gallery, Athesn (επιμέλεια: Christos Theofilis)
             Small Paintings, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens
             Summer 2008, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens

2008     Games without frontiers, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens (curator: Thanos Stathopoulos)
             Panorama of Visual Arts in Greece II. "Artistic innovation. Semeiology of its terms in the new season", 14 December of 2007 - 15                          February 2008

2008     Moni Lazariston, Stayroypoli, Thessaloniki (curator: Haris Kampouridis)

2007     Birth Place, Benaki Mouseum, Athens (curator: Iris Kritikou)
             Domicilliary tradition or uncoditional surrender, Cheap Art, Athens (curator: Gelly Grindaki)
             Open Artistic Studios, Travelogue in the Contemporary Art, organized by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Athens
             Trauma Queen, Hotel Mediterranean, Omonoia Sq.-Athens (curators: Harris Kondosphyris, Zoi Pappa, Christian Rupp)
             Botanikos, 10+ installations, Athens (curator: Dora Theodoropoulou)
             Realia Mundi, Kydoniaios Foundation, Andros (curator: Athina Schina)
             n-situations, Municipal Gallery of Kalamata "A. Tassos" (curator: Megakles Rogakos)
             Urban Legends, Epi Kolono Theater, Athens (curator: Marina Lagou)
             Untitled exhibition against censorship, Iasonos 4, Kerameikos, Athens
             Restart, Art Athina 2007, Galerie3, Athens
             Switch on Switch off, Art Space "Switch on", Athens (curators: Ε. Maragaki, G. Papadopoulou)
             "...a pineapple doughnut", Municipal Market of Kypseli, Athens. Organization: Reconstruction Community

2006     The age of innocence, Spilioti Projects, Athens
             Cheap Art 12, Cheap Art, Αthens
             Wo(+)Man, 5ο International Art Festival For Human Rights, Cultural Organization "Open Horizons", Cheap Art, (curator: Costas                            Theonas), Athens
             One Minute, Alba Space, (curator: Babis Dermatis), Athens
             Voices in all colors, (curator: Babis Dermatis), Athens
             A Souvenir from Greece, Spilioti Projects, Athens
             R.C.TECH Opening, R.C.TECH Company Office (along with Manolis Zacharioudakis, Manolis Haros and Ioanna Misiou), Athens
             Art Code - An anagram in art, Ianos (curator: Marina Athanassiadou), Athens
             4th European Social Forum, Former West Airport, Athens
             Erotica, Spilioti Projects, Athens
             Measuring love, Exhibition Space of Metro Station in Syntagma Square, Athens

2005     A4 Project, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art (curator: Artemis Potamianou), Thessaloniki
             160 years since the end of the Second World War, Arts Centre of the Municipality of Athens (Eleftheria Parc) (organization: Culture of                    Synaspismos Political Party)
             cartel, Public works, Athens
             Cheap Art 1995-2005, Cheap Art gallery, Athens
             Cheap Art 1995-2005, Mylos Art Gallery, Thessaloniki
             The Art Show, Zina Athanassiadou Art Gallery, Thessaloniki
             Art Athina 12 '05, Galerie3, Athens (exhibition catalogue)
             Portraits,  Zappeion Megaron, Athens (curator: Olinka Miliaresi-Foka)

2004     Artiade | Olympics of Visual Arts, Public artwork, Olympic exhibition, August 2004, Athens, organized by the Cultural Foundation                            Artiade e.V. (curator: Tereza de Arruda)
   , August 2004, Aithousa Technis Athinon, Athens (exhibition catalogue)
             Athens by Art, August 2004, Public artwork, Olympic exhibition, organized by the Municipality of Athens (curator: Irini Savvani)
             Homage to Gyzis, July 2004, House of Exhibitions, Falatados, Tinos Island. (curator: Nikos Xidakis)
             Cheap Art 2004, Mylos Art Gallery, Thessaloniki
             38th Parallel-The Horizon, Skironio Museum Polychronopoulos, Athens
             Art Athina 11, '04, Galerie3, Athens
             Athens, Metropolis By Mistake?, Bios, Athens / Volos / Larisa [curator: Olinka Miliaresi-Foka (exhibition catalogue)]
             Light between, Diana Gallery Down Town, Athens / Volos
             [curator: Fei Tzanetoulakou (exhibition catalogue)]

2003     E.U. 2003, Zappeion Megaron, Athens
             Art Athina 10 '03, Galerie3, Athens
             War Art, Ios Art Gallery, Athens (curator: Kostas Kyriakakis)

2002     The Big Inflector, Macedonian Museum of Modern Art, Thessaloniki
             Purple Earth,  Choros Technis "8", Rethymno (curator: Maria Maragou)
             People-Faces-Figures, Municipal Gallery "L. Kanakakis", Rethymno
             (curator: Maria Maragou)
             Zero Point, Cheap Art 2002, Α. Antonopoulou Gallery, Athens
             Undecided Bush, Cheap Art 2002, Athens
             30cmx40cm, Aithousa Technis Athinon, Athens
             Open Art, Lithography workshop on Piraeos St., Moschato (curator: Babis Dermatis)

2001     Competition, Cheap Art gallery, Athens
             The crew of another era, Battleship Averoff, Faliro (curator: Nephele Kontarini)
             Maya, Pavlidis Estate, Paeania, Athens
             Fyrogia 2001, Purple Earth, Sifnos (curator: Maria Maragou)
             "The De Stail Couple"(1992), Christie's (auction of the artwork), Athens
             Ariston, Collective work with N. Kanagini, E. Protonotariou, A. Skourti, D. Christidi and M. Maragou, Centre for Artistic Creation,                              Rethymno, Crete
             Chair-Mirror-Jewel, Galerie3, Athens

2000     20 Inconceivable Objects, Cheap Art gallery, Athens
             "Greek Artists 1962 - ", "Small architectural machine No 760" (1992), Christie's (auction of the artwork), Athens
             Com-Panis-Companion, Desmos gallery, Athens
             The Desmos Archive, Rethymno and Thessaloniki
             The artwork the Metro will buy, Cheap Art gallery, Athens
             Fyrogia 2000. Mannequins at the edge of their existence, Sifnos (curator: Maria Maragou)
             24 Sunsets in Thasos, Galerie 3, Athens (curator: Eurydice Trison-Milsani)

1999     Fyrogia 1999, Landslide on Sifnos, Sifnos
             Celestial Machine, Cheap Art gallery, Athens

2007     Fast Forward Death, GlobeGallery, Newcastle, England (exhibition in progress)
             Home Sweet Prison, Galerie3, Athens

1998     Relief Drawings, Cheap Art, Epikentro Gallery, Athens
             New Acquisitions, Macedonian Museum of Modern Art, Thessaloniki (exhibition catalogue)

1997     Relief Drawings, Cheap Art gallery, Athens
             The metaphor of the screw, Theodosiadis Building, Piraeus. [curator: Gogo Kolyvira (exhibition catalogue)]
             Pain-t, Department 15, Athens

1996     IX International Sculpture Biennale, Skironeio Centre of Kifissia. (curator: Bia Papadopoulou)

1995     Natura Mater Artis, EAT-ESA Athens (curator: Manos Stefanidis)
             Wipe your feet, Antonia Havani Gallery, Corfu
             Art Athina 3 '95, Desmos Gallery, Athens (exhibition catalogue)

1994     Art Athina 2 '94, Desmos Gallery, Athens (exhibition catalogue)
            100cmx100cm, Thema Gallery, Athens
             Points of Contact, Citibank, Athens. (curator: Athena Schina)

1993     Art Athina 1 '93, Desmos Gallery, Athens (exhibition catalogue)
             Exhibition of ASKT Graduates, National Gallery, Athens (exhibition catalogue)

1992     Landslide, International Symposium on Marble Sculpture, Thasos (curator: Emmy Varouxaki)
             Modern Art Object, Miraraki Art Gallery, Athens

1991     Assault on the Senses, DESTE Foundation, Athens. [curator: Katerina Kafopoulou (exhibition catalogue)]

1988     Barcelona '87-Bologna '88, Municipality of Athens Gallery, Athens
             Artio Gallery, Athens


2010 - present

2010 - present

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