Kostis Velonis

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KOSTIS VELONIS
Lives and works in Athens

EDUCATION

2009
Doctorat at the N.T.U.A University of Athens, department of Architecture

2000
London Consortium (Birkbeck College, ICA, AA, Tate Gallery, 2000), Esthétiques et Technologies at the Paris VIII University, (Maitrise, D.E.A).

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Part Company, Casa Maauad, Mexico City, Mexico

2015
“This probably will not work”, Lothringer 13-Stadtische, Kunstalle Munchen, Munich, Germany
“The Traveler and his Shadow”, Art Proposals, Nicosia, Cyprus
“Mount the air”, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens

2014
The Future lies behind us, AD Gallery, Athens, Greece

2013
Gra(m)mary of puppetry, MONITOR, Rome

2011
The Promise of Happiness, Signal- Center for contemporary art, Malmo, Sweden
Building the Stage, Omicron Gallery, Nicosia, Greece

2010
Marx in Arcadia, AD Gallery, Athens, Greece
Loneliness on Common Ground: How Can Society Do What Each Person Dreams, National Museum of Contemporary Art, (cur. by Daphne Vitali), Athens, Greece
Pastoral Dreams in the days of Bankruptcy, Dana Charkasi gallery, Vienna, Austria

2009
How one can think freely in the shadow of a temple, Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany

2008
Craft Boy, Monitor Gallery, Rome, Italy
Revolution Essentielle, Academy of Fine Arts, Sarayevo, Bosnia

2007
…was einmal über heute gesagt werden wird: Köln Show2, BQ Gallery, European Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany
The Folklore of the Universe, Z. Athanassiadou, Salonica, Greece

2005
Blind Date (with Katharina Jahnke), galerie Kamm, Berlin, Germany
Solo show, The Breeder Gallery, (with Katharina Jahnke), Athens, Greece

2004
Bauhaus is not our House, The Breeder Gallery, Athens, Greece

2003
Haml+E.T, A.D gallery, Athens, Greece

2002
Scandinavia, The Breeder, Athens, Greece

GROUP SHOWS

2015
“In the Name of Le Corbusier”, Spiteris Residence, School of Architecture N.T.U.A., Athens
Supersuperstudio, Padiglione Arte Contemporanea, Milan
Tirana Open1, Tirana, Albania
Adventures of the Black Square, Whitechapel Gallery, London
Beauty is the Method, The American College of Greece, Athens

2014
The theatre of the world, curated by Andrea Torreblanca, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
This is not a beautiful house, Kunsthalle, Athina
No Country for Young Men: Contemporary Greek Art in Times of Crisis, curated by Katerina Gregos, BOZAR, Brussels
Tout Fleu Tout Flamme, curated by Alexis Jakubowicz, Galerie Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, FR
Art to be Female: from Metis to Phynance, Talk at the Funcion Lenguaje, Centro de Literatura Aplicada de Madrid, Madrid

2013
Sensual Abstraction à la Belle étoile, on the occasion of ReMap4, Athens, GR
Group Mountain, curated by Andreas Angelidakis, The Breeder,  Athens (Gr)
Direct Democracy, MUMA /Monash University Museum of Art, (Cur.by Geraldine Barlow) Melbourne, Australia
HELL AS PAVILION, Palais de Tokyo, (cur. by Nadja Argyropoulou), Paris, France
At Table and in Bed”, Andreas Melas & Helena Papadopoulos Gallery, Athens

2012

Material and Culture – MAK Center for Art and Architecture-Schindler House, Los Angeles, USA
Newtopia. The State of Human Rights Mechelen Cultural Centre, The Old Meat Market, The City Museum Hof Van Busleyden, Lamot Conference and Heritage Centre, The Academy of Fine Arts, Scheppers Institute (Cur.by Katerina Gregos) Mechelen, Belgium

2011

Melanchotopia, Witte de With Contemporary Art Center
3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, (Cur. by Paolo Colombo, Mahita El Bacha Urieta, Marina Fokidis) Thessaloniki
Dirty Humanism, Faggionato Fine Art Gallery, (Cur. by N.Argiropoulou) London
An Elusive Object of Art, Dana Charkasi Gallery (cur. Iara Boubnova) Vienna

2010
The Marathon Marathon project, Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Nadia Argyropoulou
Politics of Art, National Museum of contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

2009
Heaven, Second Athens Biennal, The World Question Center, Athens, Greece, curated by Chuz Martinez
Vlassis Caniaris. In Contrapunto, National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation, Athens, Greece
Naughtiness. Contemporary Greek Artists from the Beltsios Collection, Margaris Foundation, Amfilochia, Greece
Mediterranean, Palazzo Rospigliosi; Rome, Italy, curated by Elena Scipioni

2008
Show me, don’t tell me, Brussels Biennial 1 for Contemporary Art, Former Post Sorting Center, Brussels, Belgium
Laugh track, YUM 21C, Brussels, Belgium
Collage. Cut paste, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Salonica, Greece
What does New and Interesting mean?, AD Gallery, Athens, Greece
Elephant Gun, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens, Greece
Athensville, Parallel Plan, Art Athina 08, Helexpo, Athens, Greece

2007
The History of a Decade that Has not Been Yet Named, 9e Biennale de Lyon, Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne
In Present Tense, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
I Sigxroni Elliniki Skini, Helexpo Garage, Athens, Greece
Open Plan, Helexpo, Sthens, Greece

2006
Don Quijote, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands
What remains is Future, Patra –European Capital of Culture, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Crossing the Borders, Stete Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
The Grande Promenade, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Give(a)way, EV+A Biennial, Limerick, Ireland , 2006/ “Poetry in the backyard”, Art:Concept Gallery, Paris, France
Poetry in the Backyard, Art:Concept Gallery, Paris, France
An Outing – The Beltsios Collection. Contemporary art in Greece in the 21st century, Matsoupolos Mill, Trikala, Greece

2005
Beyond Stereotypes, Art Caucasus, 2nd International Contemporary Art Exhibition & Convention, Tbilisi, Georgia
Architectural Transparencies , Ileana Tounta Gallery, Athens, Greece
Protaseis Version V, Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki, Greece
Lost in Translation, Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece
Resemblance somehow, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

2004
Quadrennial of Sculpture, Riga,
Breakthrough, Arcala 31, Madrid, Spain
Athens by Art, Sculpture in public space, AICA Hellas, Athens, Greece

AWARDS

DESTE Prize, DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece

CURATORIALS

2006
Liquidarist International, Apostolos Zerdevas solo, Remap2, Athens
Apolis, Hellenic American Union, Athens

2004
Domestic Alien, Gallery Ileana Tounta ,Athens

2003
Sculpture you love (co-curatorial with M. Athanasiadou) Lab Art, Athens Believe Systems, A.D.Gallery (co-curatorial with P.Arapinis)

2002
Sleep Matters, Cheap Art, Athens