Harris Kondosphyris

born in Lesvos 1965.
studied film direction, Hatjikou School, Athens
studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (ASKT), Athens
Visitor teacher at the Department of Plastic Arts and Sciences of Art of the University of Ioannina.
Assistant Professor at the School of Fine Arts in the University of West Macedonia (city of Florina)
Lectures 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, Αθήνα 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, 2η 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 6η 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, 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) In-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, Αθήνα 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 Department 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) www.OdePindArt.gr, 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


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