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Athanasios Argianas

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Birthplace
Athens, Greece

Birth year
1976

Lives in
London

Works in
London

Representing galleries

Statement

 

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born 1976 in Athens, Greece

lives and works in London, UK

EDUCATION

2004 – 2005   Goldsmiths College, MA Fine Art, London, UK

2002 – 2003  Byam Shaw School of Art, BA Fine Art, London, UK

1999 – 2000  Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Prof. Jannis Kounellis), Düsseldorf, Germany

1994 – 1997  Aristotle University, BA Painting, Thessaloniki, Greece

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014  A SEqUENCER**, Aanant & Zoo, Berlin, Germany

2013   A SEqUENCER*, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY, USA

2011   LAID LONG, SPUN THIN, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK 

THE LENGTH OF A PIECE OF STRING CUT AT THE WIDTH OF ITS CIRCUMFERENCE,   The Breeder, Athens, Greece 

OF THE LENGTH OF YOUR ARMS UNFOLDED, Performance & installation, The Barbican Art Gallery,  The Barbican Centre, London, UK

2010   ART NOVA, Art Basel Miami (with Pavel Büchler), FL, USA 

THE LENGTH OF A STRAND OF YOUR HAIR, OF THE WIDTH OF YOUR ARMS, UNFOLDED, EMST, National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens, Greece 

MANIFESTO OF NONDURATIONAL TIME (& UNSTABLE OBJECT), La Chambre, xippas Gallery,   Paris, France

2009   UNTIL FULL STOPS LOOK LIKE STARS, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK  ARCO, Solo Projects selected by Susanne Neubauer, Arco, Madrid, Spain

2008   WE ALL TURN THIS WAY, Park Nights, Serpentine Gallery Pavillion (with Nick Laessing),   The Serpentine Gallery, London, UK 

SING SIDEWAYS / SING FROM THE MIDDLE TO THE START / END, Galleria Alessandro de March,   Milan, Italy 

ATHANASIOS ARGIANAS, Arquebuse, Geneva, Switzerland 

ATHANASIOS ARGIANAS & LEN LYE, Arcade Fine Arts (with Len Lye), London, UK

2007   ATHANASIOS ARGIANAS, Remap KM, The Breeder at Remap KM, Athens, Greece 

MIMICKING, FALLING & FALLING, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK 

ON AETHER, Cell Project Space (with Nick Laessing), London, UK 

ATHANASIOS ARGIANAS, The Breeder, Athens, Greece

2004   KONRAD (Kraftwerk R / Balkan Folk Music L), Unlimited Contemporary, Athens, Greece

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selection)

2014  OBJECTS OF THEIR OWN MAKING, The Pulitzer Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

2013   PERFORMA 13 (performance), New York  VISUAL DIALOGUES 2013, Onassis Cultural Foundation, Athens 

IN THE STUDIO, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens 

MATERIAL CONCEPTUALISM, Aanant & Zoo, Berlin, Germany

I APPEAR MISSING, Gabriel Rolt Gallery, Amsterdam 

SILENTSPACESTANDSTILL, curated by Locus Athens // Maria-Thalia Carras & Sofia Tournikiotis,   Tzisdaraki Mosque, Athens, Greece 

NEVERMORE, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY, USA 

IN THE AIR TONIGHT, curated by Christine Nippe, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Germany

2012   THE IMMINENCE OF POETICS, Curated by Luis Perez-Oramas, The 30th Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil 

IN THE AIR TONIGHT, curated by Christine Nippe, Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Berlin, Germany 

RE-OPENING / ACT III: HAPPY PEOPLE HAVE NO STORIES, Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium  COqUILLES MéCANIqUES, CRAC Alsace (Centre Rhénan d’Art Contemporain), Altkirch, France  THIRTIETH BIENAL DE SãO PAULO - THE IMMINENCE OF POETICS, São Paulo, Brazil 

SONIC TIME SPEECH / SOUND / SILENCE FROM THE EMST COLLECTION, curated by Anna Kafetsi, EMST National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

2011   THE RIOT ACT, Galerie Mor Charpentier, curated by Nazli Gurlek, Paris, France 

A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece 

AN ACTION, EVENT OR OTHER THING THAT OCCURS OR HAPPENS AGAIN,   curated by Candice Jacobs, One Thoresby Street, Trade Gallery & Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, UK 

ODD THE BEAT, Rodeo Gallery, curated by Adnan Yıldız & Sylvia Kouvali, Istanbul, Turkey  Ντέρτι HUMANISM, curated by Nadja Argyropoulou, Faggionato Fine Art, London, UK 

ART NOW LIVE, Tate Britain, curated by Lizzie-Carey-Thomas, Katherine Stout and Clarrie Wallis, London, UK 

BIENNIAL FUNDRAISER, The Drawing Room, London, UK

2010   THE MARATHON MARATHON PROJECT (performance), curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Nadja   Argyropoulou, The New Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece 

RECENT BRITISH SCULPTURE, curated by Tom Morton, Grimm, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (cat.)  IN-SCRIBE, Hellenic-American Union galleries, Athens, Greece 

ACTORS AND AGENTS, The Hub, Athens, Greece 

COMETA ROSSA, Fluxia, Milan, Italy 

ARRIVALS-DEPARTURES, Europe, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy

LOOKING FORWARD. SOUTHEASTERN EUROPEAN CONTEMPORARY ART,   Museum of Contemporary Art, Podgorica, Montenegro

2009   LOOK! NO HANDS. THE APPARATUS ARE STILL RUNNING, Cell Project Space, London, UK  PAINT-ID — CONTEMPORARY PAINTING IN GREECE, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art,   Thessaloniki, Greece 

DESTE PRIZE, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece 

FOR THE STRAIGHT WAY IS LOST, curated by Diana Baldon, Athens Biennial 2, Athens, Greece 

IN PRAISE OF SHADOWS, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

SCULPTURE SHOW, curated by Gavin Wade & Ruth Claxton, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK

2008   MANIFESTO MARATHON, Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist,  L’après Moderne, Project Midi, curated by Charles Danby, Brussels, Belgium 

FABLES DU DOUTE, curated by Simone Menegoi, La Galerie - Centre d’art contemporain, Noisy-le-Sec, France

2007   PALE CARNAGE, curated by Martin Clark, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK   (touring to Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK) (cat.) 

SUPERNOVA, NIMAC The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus 

IN PRESENT TENSE / YOUNG GREEK ARTISTS, EMST National Museum Of Contemporary Art,   Athens, Greece 

INVISIBLE, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK 

NOT JUST, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

ON AETHER, Cell Projects, London, UK

2006   PERSONNE NE VEUT MOURIR, Arquebuse, Geneva, Switzerland  ARTSESSIONS, Kunsthalle Wien Project Space, Vienna, Austria 

BLOOMBERG NEW CONTEMPORARIES (2006 Liverpool Biennial), Club Row, Liverpool, UK  (touring to Roschelle School, London, UK) (cat.) 

DIALOGUE II, (with Tobias Putrih & Luca Trevisani), Enrico Fornello Gallery, Prato, Italy 

SOCIAL OCEAN, Temporary Contemporary, London, UK

2005   ALL PERSONAL, VTO Gallery, London, UK 

TIMEPOP 2005, Artprojx, Prince Charles Cinema, London, UK

2003   PRAGUE BIENNALE 1, selected by the Deste Foundation, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic (cat.)

2000   Timothy Taylor Gallery, (with Ian Kiaer & Nick Laessing) London, UK

1999   NEW CONTEMPORARIES 99, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK / Various Venues / London, UK (cat.)

 

COLLECTIONS

EMST National Museum Of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

Athens Collection of Aaron & Barbara Levine, Washington, DC, USA

THE EKARD COLLECTION

Michael Haas Collection, Germany

Berlin Heiner Bastian, Berlin, Germany UBS Collection, Switzerland

Recent Exhibits

Athanasios Argianas participated in these exhibits:

Aug, 2014 Der Kubist Marcel Duchamp mag nicht malen
Galerie Thomas Schulte
 
Jun, 2014 ART OR SOUND
Fondazione Prada - Ca' Corner Della Regina
 
Apr, 2014 Silence Breakers, Silence Shapers
Galerie Gabriel Rolt
 
Mar, 2014 A Sequencer**
Aanant & Zoo
 
Feb, 2014 Art of Its Own Making
The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
 
Nov, 2013 A Sequencer *
On Stellar Rays
 
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