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kostis velonis

Born 1970 in Athens






PhD, School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens




Master of Research in Humanities and Cultural Studies, London Consortium (ICA, AA, Birkbeck)




D.E.A, The University of Paris VIII 




Maitrise, The University of Paris VIII


Scholarships / Residences




Artist in Residence, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, DE


Artist in Residence, Casa Maauad, Mexico City, MX




Architect in Residence, MAK Center, MAK Schindler Scholarship, Los Angeles, US


Artist in Residence, IASPIS (The Swedish Arts Grants), Sweden, SE


Artist in Residence, CORA, Kunststiftung Hamburg and Hamburgische Kulturstiftung, Hamburg, DE



Onassis Foundation Scholarship, Athens. GR


Solo shows




A Puppet Sun, NEON City Project 2017, Athens, GR


Precision German Craftsmanship, Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, DE


Part Company, Casa Maauad, Mexico City, MX


Mount the Air, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, GR

This Probably Will Not Work (with Stefan Burger and Federico Delfrati), Lothringer 13-Städtische Kunsthalle München, Munich, DE

The Traveler and his Shadow, Marinos Vrachimis Art Proposals, Nicosia, CY



The Future Lies Behind Us (with Nikos Markou), AD Gallery, Athens, GR



The Grammary of Puppetry, Monitor Gallery, Rome, IT




The Promise of Happiness, Signal Centre for Contemporary Art, Malmo, SW


Building the Stage, Omikron Gallery, Nicosia, CY




Loneliness on Common Ground: How Can Society Do What Each Person Dreams, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, GR


Pastoral Dreams in the Days of Bankruptcy, Dana Charkasi Gallery, Vienna, AU


Marx in Arcadia, AD Gallery, Athens, GR




How one can Think Freely in the Shadow of a Temple, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, DE




Craft Boy, Monitor Gallery, Rome, IT


Revolution Essentielle, Academy of Fine Arts, Sarayevo, BiH




The Folklore of the Universe, Zina Athanassiadou Gallery, Thessaloniki, GR


...Was Einmal Über Heute Gesagt Werden Wird: Köln Show 2, European Kunsthalle, BQ Gallery, Cologne, DE




Blind Date (with Katharina Jahnke), Galerie Kamm, Berlin, DE


The Breeder Gallery (with Katharina Jahnke), Athens, GR




Bauhaus is Not Our House, The Breeder Gallery, Athens, GR


Selected group exhibitions 




The Value of Freedom, Belvedere 21, Vienna, AT


The Fortress, Tower of Mourtzinou - Troupaki, Kardamyli, GR


WunderMoRE: Progetti Mai Realizzati, MAXXI Museo, Roma, IT


Paroikia - Παροικία, Company Gallery, New York, US


The Diary of a Seamstress, An imaginary Biography, A. Antonopoulou Art, Athens, GR


Refusing to Be Still, 21-39, 5th Edition, Jeddah, SA


Memory of the Revolution, School of Fine Arts, Athens, GR



Antidoron, Documenta 14, Fridericianum, Kassel, DE


Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Antwerp, BE


Perished Sun, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, GR

Eco Art (Akamas Project), European Capital of Culture 2017, Paphos, CY

Memory of Revolution, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, GR

The Kids Want Communism, MoBY Museums of Bat Yam, Bat Yam, Israel, IS



Genii Loci. Greek Art from 1930 to the Present, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, RU


Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, GR


Instructions for Happiness, Non Spaces, Athens, GR



Group 15, Marinos Vrachimis Art Proposals, Nicosia, CY


Super Superstudio, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milano, IT


Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 – 2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK




The Theatre of the World, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, MX


This is Not My Beautiful House, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens, GR


No Country for Young Men, BOZAR, Brussels, BE


Tout Feu Tout Flamme, Lefebvre & Fils Gallery, Paris, FR




Direct Democracy, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, AU


Sensual Abstraction à la Belle Etoile, ReMap4, Athens, GR


HELL AS Pavilion, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR


At Table and in Bed, Andreas Melas & Helena Papadopoulos Gallery, Athens, GR




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, Mechelen, BE


Material and Culture, MAK Centre for Art and Architecture, Schindler House, Los Angeles, USA




Melanchotopia, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, NL


3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, GR


Dirty Humanism, Faggionato Fine Art Gallery, London, UK


An ElusiveObject of Art, Dana Charkasi Gallery, Vienna, AU




The Marathon Marathon Project, Acropolis Museum, Athens, GR


Politics of Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, GR




The World Question Centre, 2nd Biennial Athens, Athens, GR


Mediterranean, Palazzo Rospigliosi, Rome, IT


Vlassis Caniaris. In Contrapunto. Institute for Contemporary Art and Thought with The National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation, Athens, GR




Show Me, Don’t Tell Me, 1st Brussels Biennial for Contemporary Art, Former Post Sorting Centre, Station Bruxelles Midi, Brussels, BE


Laugh Track, YUM 21C, Brussels, BE


Collage. Cut, Paste, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, GR




The History of a Decade that Has Not Been Yet Named, 9e Biennale de Lyon, Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, FR


In Present Tense, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, GR




Don Quijote, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, NL


The Grand Promenade, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, GR


Give(a)way, EV+A Biennial, Limerick, IRL


Poetry in the Backyard, Art-Concept Gallery, Paris, FR


The Collection-Nikos Alexiou, Mac Gallery, XXII International Festival Sarajevo, Sarajevo, BIH




Beyond Stereotypes, Art Caucasus 05, 2nd International Contemporary Art Exhibition & Convention, Tbilisi, GE


DESTE Prize 4, DESTE Foundation, Athens, GR


Resemblance Somehow, Benaki Museum, Athens, GR




European Space, 9th Sculpture Quadrennial, State Museum of Art, Riga, LV


Breakthrough! Greece 2004: Contemporary Perspectives in the Visual Arts, Alcala 31, Madrid, ES

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