Athens, 1955.
Lives and works in Greece.

In 1976 he graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome and in 1978 in Architecture from the University of Pescara. In 1990-1991 he obtained a Fulbright Scholarship. In 1999 he was appointed Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where he currently holds the chair of Architecture. In 1987 he represented Greece at the São Paulo Biennale and in 1999 at the Venice Biennale. He subsequently participated in the Italian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale in 1993, at Arte Laguna in 1995 and at the International Biennale of Los Angeles in 1999. In 2004 he received the Honorary Distinction of Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana from the President of the Republic. He has shown his works in numerous national and international exhibitions and signed important public works for Greece, Cyprus, Italy, the United States and Switzerland. In 2012 he created L’Approdo. Opera all’Umanità Migrante in Otranto and in 2015, as part of the L’Albero della cuccagna. Nutrimenti dell’arte exhibition curated by Achille Bonito Oliva, he produced Orizzonte Due at the University of Salerno. In 2014 he took part in Icastica at Arezzo in 2016 and in Arte alle Corti in Turin in 2017. He also participated in Documenta 14 at Kassel (Fridericianum) and in the same year in Meteorite in Giardino 10 at the Fondazione Merz, Turin. In 2019 his work La Totalità was placed in the Giardino Grosa, a green area next to the Intesa Sanpaolo skyscraper in Turin.

Distinctions

Fulbright Grant 1990-91, New York
Elected Professor of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (School of Architecture), Greece (1999)
Member of the Swiss Engelberg Academy
Cavaliere dell’ Ordine Della Stella Della Solidarieta’ Italiana (2004)

Awards

Segno d’ Oro 2007 (Italy)
Street Trend award 2004/2005 (for the work Untitled 2001, Switzerland)
Best sculpture, The Year in Review 2004, for his work Contiguous Currents in Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Excellence for the work Tension-Energy, from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2011, Greece
XIX edizione Premio Internazionale Bronzi di Riace, Italy (2020)

Special Projects

2001 Project in Piazza Augusto Emperatore , a collaboration with the architect M. Chrysomallidis, Rome, Italy (first prize)
2004 Project for a monument construction in Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece, in collaboration with the architect D. Kontaxakis
2004 Project for a monument construction in Veria, Greece. In collaboration with the architect N. Kalogirou

Selected solo shows and public artworks

2020
Europa 2, Galleria Giorgio Persano, Torino, Italy

2019
La Totalità, Torino, Italy

2017
documenta 14 – Kassel (Fridericianum), Germany
Meteorite in Giardino 10, Fondazione Merz, Torino, Italy

2016
Orizzonte Due, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Salerno, Italy
La spirale, Arte alle Corti, Torino, Italy

2014
La spirale, Icastica, Arezzo, Italy

2013
Horizon, Domaine Gerovassilliou, Thessaloniki, Greece

2012
L’Approdo, Otranto, Puglia, Italy

2011
Untitled, Peristeri, Athens, Greece
Tension Energy, Luzerne, Switzerland
Anelixis III, Modena, Italy
Horizons 2011, Drama, Greece

2010
The Moon of Alexandria, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt

2009
Genesis, Eugenides Foundation, Athens, Greece
Gate of Aegina, Aegina Island, Greece
Untitled, Central Square of Veria, Veria, Greece
Contiguous Currents, Onassis Foundation, Olympic Tower, New York, USA

2008
Horizon 2008, Murano art hotel, Tacoma, Seattle, Washington, USA

2006
Horizon 4, Certosa di Padula, Salerno, Italy
Untitled, Bernstrasse, Steffisburg, Switzerland

2004
Untitled, 166 Pireos st. building, Athens, Greece
Untitled, Doukissis Plakentias Metro Station, Athens, Greece

2003
Untitled, Aghios Ioannis Rentis, central square, Athens, Greece
Contiguous Currents, City Hall square, Palm Beach, Miami, Florida, USA
Untitled, Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C., USA
La Luna, Parco Casilino Labicano, Rome, Italy
Untitled, Parco Sculture del Chianti, Pievasciata (Siena), Italy
Untitled, Buccheri, Sicily, Italy

2001
Untitled, Kreisel Zurichstrasse, Bützberg, Switzerland
Labirinto Transparente, Aqua Potabile, Community of Lamezia, Terme, Italy, curated by Centro Angelo Savelli
Untitled, In Naturalmente, Foundation Villa Benzi Zecchini, Caerano di San Marco [TV], Italy

1999
Untitled, Piazza Benefica, Turin, Italy
Cuma 4000, Parco Arceologico, Cuma, Naples, Italy

1998
Horizon 1998, Aghios Konstantinos, Pyrgos Korinthias, Greece

1997
La Morgia, Community of Gessopalena, Arte Natura, Italy
The Poet, Casacalenda, Italy
Untitled, Mc Cormick Center, Chicago, USA

1996
Horizon 1996, Chalkidiki, Greece

1995
Anelixis II, Laiki Bank, Nicosia, Cyprus
Globe, International Airport of Thessaloniki, Greece

1994
The Runner, Athens, Greece
Klepsydra, European Cultural Center of Delphi, Greece

1992
Paesagio con Rovine, Gibellina, Italy
Anelixis I, Interamerican Plaza, Athens, Greece

1990
Horizon, Aristotelous square, Thessaloniki, Greece

1988
The Runner, Omonia square, Athens, Greece

1983
The Poet, Deste Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus

Mostre personali (selezione)

2017
Stratifications, Art Gallery of the Cyclades Ermoupolis, Syros, Greece

2007
Future through the past, Benaki museum, Athens, Greece

2004
Labyrinth, Arco 2004, Madrid, Spain
Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece

2001
Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece
The Foundation for Hellenic Culture, New York, USA

2000
C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, USA
National Art Gallery, Athens, Greece

1999
Giorgio Persano Gallery, Turin, Italy
Tobey Moss Gallery, International Biennal, Los Angeles, California, USA
Fiera di Bologna, Italy

1998
Castello di Roccascalegna, Italy
Horizons, Muhka, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium

1997
Arco di Rab Gallery, Rome, Italy

1996
Anti-pop, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece
Sani Festival, Sani, Halkidiki, Greece

1995
Giorgio Persano Gallery, Turin, Italy
Lola Nikolaou Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

1993
Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece
Sprovieri Gallery, Rome, Greece
Mylos Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

1992
Leiman Gallery, New York, USA
Arte Roma, Palazzo di Congressi, Rome, Italy

1991
Tokyo art Expo, Tokyo, Japan
Gallery 3, Athens, Greece
Giorgio Persano Gallery, Milan, Italy

1990
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece
Ruben Forni Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

1989
Arco di Rab Gallery, Rome, Italy

1986
Dracos Art Center, Athens, Greece

1983
Centrosei Gallery, Bari, Italy

1982
Desmos Gallery, Athens, Greece

1981
Gallery 2000, Bologna, Italy

1980
Centro Culturale Covergence, Pescara, Italy

1979
Spazo-Tempo, ISIA, Rome, Italy
Mauric Renaissance Gallery, Pescara, Italy

1978
Mauric Renaissance Gallery, Pescara, Italy
Centro Culturale Covergence, Pescara, Italy

1977
Work with Andrea Pazienza, music-painting

1976
Centro Culturale Covergence, Fotofonie, Pescara, Italy
Performance, Pescara, Italy