Biographie / Biography

1976
Geboren in Athen, Griechenland Born in Athens, Greece

Lebt und arbeitet in Berlin Lives and works in Berlin
1995-1998
Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art, Technological Educational Institute of Athens
1998-2002
Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Athen, Klasse von George Lappas Athens School of Fine Arts, in the studio of George Lappas
1998-2002
Bühnenbildner und Regieassistent am Diplous Eros Theater, Athen Set designer and Assistant director for the Diplous Eros Theatre, Athens
2002-2006
Universität der Künste Berlin, Klasse von Rebecca Horn Berlin University of the Arts, in the studio of Rebecca Horn
2012
Villa Romana-Preis Villa Romana Fellowship
2013-2014
kunstzeitraum Stipendium, München kunstzeitraum Residency, Munich
2016-2017
Gastprofessor für Zeitbezogene Medien, Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg Guets Professor in the Time-based Media department, University of Fine Arts, Hamburg, Germany

Einzelausstellungen (Auswahl) / Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016
Yorgos Sapountzis: ATM (...songs about love and death), Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece
2015
Übersetztes Handbuch „weich und hart“ - Duo-Ausstellung mit Benedikt Rugar, Prince of Wales,Munich, Germany
2014
Die Landschaften Griechenlands, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany

The Protagonists, abc Berlin, Barbara Gross Galerie, Germany

Athens Screens, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece
2013
Freymond-Guth fine Arts, Zurich, Switzerland

The Protagonists, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK

Urnerknabe am Schaufenster/ Empathie, Kunsthaus Glarus, Glarus, Switzerland

Schinken und Käse, Kunsthalle Lingen, Lingen, Germany
2012
Videos and Picnic, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim, Germany

Stechfliegen Festtage/ The Gadfly Festival, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany

Deus Ex Machina, Overgaden. Institut for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
2011
Sculptures and Mirrors, Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Zurich, Switzerland

Fast Cast, Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany

Aparere, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, Italy

Head Zest, New Walls, Simone Subal Gallery, New York City, USA
2010
One film - one week, Yorgos Sapountzis (The Heritage of its Architecture), Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Zurich, Switzerland

Pre-Bellevue, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Leon, Spain

Charleroi, Loraini Alimantiri Gazonrouge, Athens, Great Britain
2009
Horizon Drop, Hermes und der Pfau, Stuttgart, Germany

MENSCHEN TIERE SENSATIONEN ancient vagrancy appolonian futurism, Yorgos Sapountzis/Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany
2008
ART BASEL STATEMENTS with Loraini Alimantiri Gazonrouge, Basel, Switzerland
2006
Yorgos Sapountzis, Espace Croisé, Roubaix, France

Forgotten Tactics, Gallery Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany
2005
Nightly, Loraini Alimantiri Gazonrouge, Athens, Greece

Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl) / Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
Viva Arte Viva, 57th Art Biennale, Venice, Italy

“PRODUKTION. made in germany drei”, Kestner Gesellschaft, Kunstverein Hannover, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany
2016
“Idiopolis”, State of Concept, Athens, Greece

“After the explosion…you hear the light”, 3 137, Athens, Greece

“The Kids Want Communism | Part 3”, MoBY, Tel Aviv, Israel
2015
“Übersetztes Handbuch “weich und hart””, Prince of Wales, Munich, Germany

“Avantgarde Mecanique — Hommage á Franciska Clausen”, unsthalle/PLU41, Berlin, Germany

The Crystal Palace, Freymond-Guth fine Arts, Zürich

esse estranho, ubíquo e implacável sítio a que chamamos memória, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal

Family and Friends, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece

wow! Woven? Entering the (sub)Textiles, Künstlerhaus Graz, Austria

Movements towards formation, frontview temporary at Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin

All Tomorrow's Past, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany
2014
Monumental Fatigue, Freymond-guth Ltd. Fine Arts, Zürich, Switzerland

Glass Puzzle, Simone Subal Gallery, New York, USA

Inundumundumherum, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany

Common Spaces, The Kitchen, New York City, NY, USA

Über das Radikale Nebeneinander, Halle für Kunst, Lüneburg, Germany

No Ground But Say Ground, Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY, USA

Die Marmory Show, Galerie Deborah Schamoni, Munich, Germany

Tentura és Antitentura, Studio Gallery - Studio of Young Artists Association, Budapest, Hungary

Future Perfect. Contemporary Art From Germany, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
2013
Florenz!, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany

The Mediterranean Experience: The Mediterranean as a spatial paradigm for the circulation of ideas and meaning., MMCA Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

Futur Perfekt - Vollendete Zukunft, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

12. Triennale Kleinplastik Fellbach - seit 1980, Fellbach, Germany

Image into Sculpture, with Navid Nuur, Beier Nina, Simon Denny, Espace 315 Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Monuments, Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, Ireland

Die Liebe ist kälter als das Kapital, cur. Rudolf Sagmeister, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria

Jessica Dickinson - Liam Everett - Yorgos Sapountzis, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece
2012
Physical! Physical!, Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Zurich, Switzerland

Track! Festival and Exhibition in Ghent, Performance and Installation, Gent, Belgium

Nach Bonn - Eine Montage, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany

Demonstrations. Making Normative Orders, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Etna Carrara, Villa Romana Prize 2011/2012, Villa Romana, Florence, IT, Ludwig Forum für internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

PINK CAVIAR- New works in the Collection 2009-2011, Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Big Inexplicable Paravant Illusion Pt.1/Die große unerklärliche Paravant-Illusion Pt.1, Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, Germany

Independent, Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, NYC, USA
2012
1era. Bienal de Montevideo 2012 - El Gran Sur (The Great South), Bienal de Montevideo, Montevideo

Jahresgaben 2012, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany

Jahresgaben 2012, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
2011
Based in Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2011
Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark

ReMap3, Athens, Greece

Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki, Greece

PerformIC 2011, Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria

Humanism, Faggionato Fine Arts, London, United Kingdom

Informell Natur, Galerie Sabine Knust, Munich, Germany
2010
Arivals and Departures, Fondo Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, Italy

The First Image, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

Hüttendong, After The Butcher, Berlin, Germany

Flüchtige Zeiten, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany
2009
Scorpio’s Garden, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Germany

Plan B. Contemporary greek artists from the Beltsios’ collection, DYNAMO project space, Thessaloniki, Greece

Souterrain, Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin Mitte, Germany

6th DESTE Prize, DESTE Foundation, at the Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, Greece

Ataxies. Contemporary greek artists from the Beltsio’s collection, Margari Foundation / Beltsios Collection, Amfilohia, Greece

Contour 2009: The 4th Biennial of the Moving Image, Mechelen, Brussels, Belgium

I was lookin‘ back to see if you were lookin‘ back at me to see me lookin‘ back at you, REMAPkm 2, Loraini Alimantiri Gazonrouge, Athens, Greece
2008
Social Diagrams. Planning reconsidered, (curated by Jesko Fezer and Axel John Wieder), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Germany

Athensville, Art Athina, (curated by Marina Fokidis), Athens, Greece

Mariano Pichler Collection, Leftovers (, Leftovers (selected by Luca Cerizza and Jennifer Chert), Micamoca, Berlin, Germany

Common View, (curated by Eleni Koukou and Ghislaine Dantan), National Theatre, Athens, Greece
2007
House Trip, special exhibition, (curated by Ami Barak), Art Forum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

1st Athens Biennale, Destroy Athens, (curated by Xenia Kalpakstoglou, Poka Yio, Augustine Zenakos), Athens, Greece

The Tree Bring Forth Sweet Ecstasy, (curated by Caroline Eggel and Christiane Rekade), Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland

Supernova, (curated by Yiannis Toumazis), The Old Powerhouse, Nicosia, Cyprus

her(his)story, (curated by Marina Fokidis), Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece

Who is Here?, (curated by Dennys Zacharopoulos), Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

TOPOS: Engonopoulos, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

Believers & Illusionists R. T. Hansen, (curated by Lars Morell), Gormannstrasse 19 A, Berlin, Germany

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

UP TO, AND INCLUDING THE LIMITS, (curated by Katerina Gregos), Media Lounge, ARGOS, Brussels, Belgium

Contemporary art in Greece through the collections of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, (curated by Denis Zaharopoulos), Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece

CROSSINGS, (curated by Yiannis Toumazis and Androula Michael), NIMAC, Nicosia, Cyprus
2006
MIND GAMES (The Art of Video Games), London Games Festival Fringe Event, (curated by Gyonata Bonvicini and David Gryn), London, UK

Crossing - a contemporary view, Fort St Angelo-Malta, Malta

An outing: Beltsios Collection, Matsopoulos Mill, Trikala, Greece

Arrivals-Albania, Vangjush Mio, Korista, Albania

Crivelli’s Nail, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, UK

Nikos Alexiou Collection, Mac Gallery, XXXII International Festival Sarajevo, Sarajevo, BIH

What Remains is Future, Patras, Cultural Capital of Europe, (curated by Nadja Argyropoulou), Patra, Greece

BLACK AND WHITE, American Hellenic Union, Athens, Greece

Für die Ewigkeit, Was Wäre Wenn #6, Jet, Berlin, Germany

Urban Appearances, Rosa-Luxemburg-Str, Berlin, Germany

Contemporary, Magazzio d’arte, Rome, Italy

100 Tage = 100 Videos, (10 videos selected by Anne-Catharina Gebbers), Kunstverein Heidelberg , Heidelberg, Germany

GREEN NIGHT, Espace Croisé, Roubaix cedex, France
2005
THE GESTURE. A VISUAL LIBRARY IN PROGRESS, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

Quarter, Center for Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy

THE MIND IS A HORSE (Part 2), Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK

LANDMARKS, Gallery Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

VISIONS, Athens Imperial Hotel, Athens, Greece
2004
Videozone 2, The 2nd International Video Biennial Tel Aviv, Israel

Plain Sight, Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK

Berliner Zimmer, Actionfield Kodra, Kodra former military camp, Thessaloniki, Greece

In the beginning there was the journey, 28 BIENNAL OF PONTEVEDRA Pontevedra

THE SNEEZE 80x80, Loraini Alimantiri Gazonrouge, Athens, Greece

Roads and Roots, Galerie Kunst im Heppächer. Esslingen, Germany

Breakthrough! GRECIA 2004: Contemporary Perspectives in the Visual Arts, ARCO, Madrid, Spain
2003
A DOG NAMED GARAGE - FIRST COLLECTION, (concert with video, music by Øyvind Torvund), Oslo Sinfonietta, Oslo, Norway

SCOPE, Dylan hotel New York, USA
2002
Holy Spirits, Galerie Wieland, Berlin, Germany

SEEING IS BELIEVING, Loraini Alimantiri Gazonrouge, Athens, Greece
2001
Auras and Avatars, 1st Public School of Hydra, Hydra, Greece

Beyond Origin, American Hellenic Union, Athens, Greece

Photography as Art as Language, American Hellenic Union, Athens, Greece

Sammlungen (Auswahl) / Collections (Selection)

Glarner Kunstverein, Switzerland
Espace Croisé, Roubaix, France
MMCA Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

project

2016
Lysistrata by Aristophanes (set design), National Theater of Greece, Athens, Greece
2011
Fondazione Maurizio Morra Greco (Performance), Naples, Italy

Trial & Error (Performance), Kunstraum, Innsbruck, Austria
2009
Schalen der Zeit / Ist das Jetzt Zeit? (Shells of time / Is the Now time?) (Performance), 15. Internationale Schillertage, Mannheim, Germany
2008
After Electricity - Forth (Performance), ART BASEL STATEMENTS, Basel, Switzerland

After Electricity - from the life of the people (Performance), (curated by Luca Cerizza and Jennifer Chert), Micamoca, Berlin, Germany

After Electricity - the festival (Performance), National Theater, Athens, Greece
2007
After Electricity - the remains of a start (Performance), National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

Sculpture Garden, June 2007, The Tree Bring Forth Sweet Ecstasy 1 (Performance), (curated by Caroline Eggel and Christiane Rekade), Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland
2006
No Spaghetti Editon, (music by Øyvind Torvund) (Performance), Stavanger, Norway

Around the Clock (Performance), LISTE Artfair with Isabella Bortolozzi gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2005
FICUS-FLORENCE, The gesture (Performance), Quarter, Florence, Italy

Architecture-Thessaloniki, Protaseis (Version IV:935m) (Performance), Thessaloniki, Greece

3 times tragic, 7 PERFORMANCES & A CONVERSATION (Performance), Athens, Greece
2004
West (Performance), Loewenpalais, Berlin, Germany

LECTURE/Cragg class (music by Øyvind Torvund) (Performance), Pontevedra, Spain

einschlafen (falling asleep) (Performance), Lange Nacht im Museum, Museum of Communication, Berlin, Germany

3Bfountain (Performance), 2nd Berlin International Festival of Literature, Berlin, Germany
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