Kostis Velonis

Born in Athens in 1968. Lives and works in Athens.



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

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



Slapstick Masonry, Monitor Lisbon

CITY PROJECT/ A PUPPET SUN / Kostis Velonis, Cur.by Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Kaplanon 11, Kolonaki
“Precision German Craftsmanship” (Solo) Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart

Part Company, Casa Maauad, Mexico City, Mexico

“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

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

Gra(m)mary of puppetry, Monitor Rome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scandinavia, The Breeder, Athens, Greece




True Love Leaves No Traces, curated by Burcu Fikretoğlu, Galerists, Istanbul

The Value of Freedom, Belvedere 21, Wien56 -year span”
Vrachimis Art proposals, Nicosia, Cyprus
Paroikia – Παροικία,Curated by Zoe Paul, Company Gallery, NYC

Antidoron-The EMST Collection at DOCUMENTA 14, Fredericianum, Kassel
Learning from Athens -EMST in the world, Documenta 14 -Fridericianum, Kassel
The Armory Show- Contemporary, Kalfayan Galleries, NYC
Refusing to Be Still, 21, 39 5th Edition, curated by Vassilis Oikonomopouloscb Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


“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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



DESTE Prize, DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece



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

Domestic Alien, Gallery Ileana Tounta ,Athens

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

Sleep Matters, Cheap Art, Athens