Vassilis Karakatsanis

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Vassilis Karakatsanis lives and works in Athens. He has exhibited his work (solo), in Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Italy, Indonesia, Ecuador, Turkey, Denmark and Germany. His thematic choices and his personal artistic vocabulary are informed by his experience and observation of the surrounding world. [] He organizes his exhibitions by using a theatrical attitude: he transforms the mundane every day objects into structural elements of his work. He uses a clean and rich color palette and vivid contrasts. He creates installations by using elements from the existing three dimensional spaces and by transforming them into art forms. He researches with sensitivity the limits between reality and illusion. Irene Savani (Art Historian) DICTIONARY OF GREEK ARTISTS (Volume 2), KARAKATSANIS VASSILIS (pag.139), 1998 Athens

 

Vassilis Karakatsanis

(Greece, Athens b.1957 | act: Athens)

 

1976 - 1985 education-scholarships:

Athens Graduate School of Fine Arts, Painting, Stage Design and Book Art with scholarship by the IKY, (Greek State Scholarship Foundation).

Barcelona University, Graduate School of Fine Arts, (Facultad de Bellas Artes-San Jorge-Universidad de Barcelona), Painting & Art Theory, with scholarship by the Spanish Government, (Doctorado en la Teoría del Arte).

Centro Europeo of Venice, (Centro Europeo di Venezia per i Mestieri della Conservazione del Patrimonio Architettonico-Isola di San Servolo), Maintenance of Architectural Monuments, with scholarship by the European Council.

 

1982 - 2018 solo exhibitions in Greece:

Patra, Cube Gallery 2018

Alexandroupolis, Art Gallery Athanasia Peftoulidi 2009, 2013, 2018

Thessaloniki, TIF-HELEXPO - 2nd Art Thessaloniki (by Technohoros Art Gallery/Athens) 2017

Skyros, City Hall 2017

Piraeus, Art Prisma Gallery 2017

Athens, Genesis Gallery 2016

Trikala, ALMA Contemporary Art Gallery 2016

Veria, Papatzikou Gallery 2014

Athens, VSC-Athens Voice and Swallowing Center 2013

Kifissia/Athens, Tsichritzis Visual Arts Foundation 2013

Katerini, Chrysa Art Gallery 2001, 2011, 2013

Athens, Beton7 2013

Athens, Technohoros Art Gallery 2012

Athens, ekfrasi-yianna grammatopoulou 2008, 2010

Athens, American College of Greece - ACG Art Gallery 2010

Athens, Architecture Studio Zoe Antoniadi 2007

Heraklio/Crete, Atrion 2007

Athens, Galerie Christina Karella 2006

Kifissia/Athens, Trigono Gallery 1987, 2006

Patmos, Lucia Vassiliadis 2006

Athens, Astrolavos Art Galleries 2005

Thessaloniki, Galerie Zita-Mi 2005

Santorini, ArtSpace Gallery 2005

Spetses, Silogi 12 2004

Mykonos, Galerie Minima 2003, 2004

Kifissia/Athens, Epoches Art Gallery 1987, 2001, 2003

Hermoupolis/Syros, Cycladian Pinacotheque 2003

Athens, Galerie Argo 2002

Livadia, Prisma Art Gallery 2001

Glyfada/Athens, Asaya 1999

Athens, Espace Kreonidis 1998

Trikala, Galerie Scorpios 1998

Ioannina, Galerie Amimoni 1997

Thessaloniki, Kreonidis Art Galleries 1996, 1997

Athens, Vicky Dracos Contemporary Art 1992, 1997

Hermoupolis/Syros, Art Gallery Hermoupolis 1994, 1996

Athens, Kreonidis Art Galleries 1996

Heraklio/Crete, Galerie Desmos 1993

Hydra, Loulaki Gallery 1988, 1992

Thessaloniki, Galerie K7 1990, 1991

Mykonos, Villa Eolos 1991

Athens, Galerie Titanium 1991

Mykonos, Galerie Opsis 1990

Delphi, European Cultural Centre of Delphi 1990

Athens, To Trito Mati Art Gallery 1989

Corfu, Municipal Gallery 1987

Athens, Galerie Artio 1986

Kifissia/Athens, Iakinthos Art Gallery 1985

Rhodes, Municipal Gallery - Museum of Modern Greek Art 1985

Athens, Instituto Cultural Espanol, Reina Sofia 1982, 1983

 

1986 - 2018 solo exhibitions in Italy, Spain, Indonesia, Cyprus, Ecuador, Turkey, Denmark & Germany:

Limassol, Cyprus, Morfi Gallery 1997, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2015, 2018

Stege/Møn, Denmark, Lizas Krügermeier Gallery 2015, 2017

Istanbul, Turkey, Corinne Pinelo Art Gallery 2015

Quito, Ecuador, Home Identity 2013

Nicosia, Cyprus, Galerie Argo 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2007

Kuta/Bali, Indonesia, Pantarei Art Seminyak 1998

Madrid, Spain, Galeria Berruete Regoyos 1998

Nicosia, Cyprus, Gloria Gallery 1991, 1993

Rome, Italy, Galleria Fontanella Borghese 1990

Worpswede/Bremen, Germany, Galerie Gisela Bollhagen, Kunstcentrum Alte Molkerei 1989

Hamburg, Germany, Galerie Meissner-Kempinski Atlantic 1989

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Galeria Joan Oliver Maneu 1986

 

participation in Art Fairs:

Milan, Italy, Affordable Art Fair 2018

Dubai, U.A.E, World Art Dubai 2017

Thessaloniki, Greece, Art Thessaloniki 2016, 2017

Athens, Greece, Art Athina 1999, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, IDF Expo Oman 2015

Istanbul, Turkey, contemporary istanbul 2013

Dakar, Senegal, Dakar Arts Festival 2011

Innsbruck, Austria, Art Innsbruck 2007

Geneva, Switzerland, EuropART-artbygenève 2007

Stockholm, Sweden, Stockholm Art Fair 2007

 

participation in international selected group exhibitions - awards & distinctions:

    Houston/Texas, U.S.A, Marlowe 2018

    Houston/Texas, U.S.A, Home Identity 2017

    Dubai, U.A.E, St. Regis Le Patio Gallery 2017

    Houston/Texas, U.S.A, BeDesign 2016

    Thessaloniki, Greece, Block 33 2016

    Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, Muscat Hills Golf & Country Club 2015

    Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, Opera Galleria 2015

    Houston/Texas, U.S.A, 4411 Montrose Gallery 2014

    London, England, U.K., Whitfield Fine Art 2014

    Alexandria, Egypt, Bibliotheca Alexandrina BACC East Exhibitions Hall & The Cavafy Museum 2013

    Shanghai, China, SAACC, Exhibition of fine arts in cooperation with the association of visual artists of Shanghai 2013

    Athens, Greece, Arts Center-Parko Eleftherias 2013

    Quito, Ecuador, Home Identity 2013

    Arnhem, The Netherlands, TAPE, Temporary Art Product Exchange 2009

    Athens, Greece, Diana Gallery - Epoches Art Gallery - Galerie Argo 2004

    Pisa, Italy, Santa Croce in Fossabanda - Montecatini Terme, Italy, Terme Tamerici, - Porto Venere, Italy, Castello Doria 2002

    London, England U.K., Derek Johns LTD 2000

    New Delhi, India, 8th International Triennale, Lalit Kala Akademi, 1994

    Brussels, Belgium, BP Gallery 1991

    New York, U.S.A, Sothebys 1990

    Brussels, Belgium, BP Oil Europe 1990

    Moscow, Russia, Soviet Artists Cultural Union - Советские художники культурного союза 1988

    Piraeus, Greece, Organization of the Port of Piraeus 1987

    Sofia, Bulgaria, CbBPEMEHHA БЦKA ЖИВОИС COИЯ ХОЛИ 1987

    Itinerant exhibition of FPPU (Familiares de Presos Políticos Uruguayos) Fundación de Montevideo, Uruguay, in Kryddloftet Halls, Malmö, Sweden - L. Council, Lausanne, Switzerland - S. Severo Hall, Perugia, Italy - Bosco, Terni, Italy - Grand Hôtel de Ville, Lille, France - Übersee Museum, Bremen, Germany - Stadteatern Gallery, Helsingborg, Sweden - Lausmuseum, Kristiansand, Norway - Viveros Municipales, Valencia, Spain - Casa de Cultura, Sant Cugat, Spain - Culturel Center, Rønne, Denmark - Museo, Lérida, Spain 1987

    Barcelona, Spain, Fundacion Joan Miro 1986

    La Vella, Andorra, E & C Department 1986

    Itinerant exhibition of FPPU (Familiares de Presos Políticos Uruguayos) Fundación de Montevideo, Uruguay, in Thessaloniki & Heraklio, Greece - Lausanne, Bern & Geneva, Switzerland - Uppsala & Stockholm, Sweden - Montreal, Canada - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Caracas, Venezuela - Paris, France 1985

    Madrid, Spain, Publicidad 84 1984

    Palma de Mallorca, Spain, La Lonja 1983

    Madrid, Spain, 8th BIDA Bienal Internacional del Deporte en las Bellas Artes, Palacios de Exposiciones de El Retiro, Velasquez y Cristal 1982

    Thessaloniki, Greece, Textilia 80 1980

 

collections - museums:

Alexandria, Egypt, Bibliotheca Alexandrina & Cavafy Museum

Athens, Greece, Chr. & S. Moschandreou Art Collection

Athens, Greece, K & N Evripides Art Collection

Athens, Greece, E.J. Papadopoulos S.A. Company Art Collection

Athens, Greece, The American College of Greece Art Collection

Athens, Greece, Meliá Residence Giorgio Hotel Collection

Athens, Greece, Vorre's Museum, Peania

Athens, Greece, Campers collection

Athens, Greece, ALBA-Athens Laboratory of Business Administration Graduate Business School at the ACG

Athens/Kifissia, Greece, Tsichritzis Visual Arts Foundation Collection IETT

Barcelona, Spain, Fundación Joan Miró, Parc de Montjuic

Bremen, Germany, HANSA Dienstleistungs - und Vertriebs GmbH

Brussels, Belgium, BP Oil Europe

Corfu, Greece, Municipal Art Gallery of Corfu

Frankfurt, Germany, B. Wetzestein Showroom

Hamburg, Germany, Lloyd

Hania, Greece, Orthodox Academy of Crete, Kolymbari

Hermoupolis/Syros, Greece, Cycladian Pinacotheque

Hermoupolis/Syros, Greece, Ploes Hotel Art Collection

La Vella, Andorra, E & Cultural Department

Limassol, Cyprus, Metropolite of Limassol

Limassol, Cyprus, Sun Flower Beach Resort

Limassol, Cyprus, Four Seasons Hotel Beach Resort

London, England, U.K., Derek Johns LTD Collection

Madrid, Spain, Colección particular de S.M. los Reyes de España

Madrid, Spain, Palacio de Cristal, Retiro

Mesolongi, Greece, Pinacothèque Christos & Sophia Moschandreou

Montevideo, Uruguay, Fundación Familiares de Presos Políticos Uruguayos FPPU

Naoussa/Paros, Greece, Astir of Paros Hotel

Nemea, Greece, Skouras Winery

Nicosia, Cyprus, Middle Insurance Collection

Nicosia, Cyprus, Cyprus State Art Gallery

Nicosia, Cyprus, Universal Life Collection

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo "Es Baluard"

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Colección Gruppo Pedro Serra

Quito, Ecuador, GUITIG Art Collection

Rhodes, Greece, Municipal Art Gallery of Rhodes Modern Greek Art Museum

Rome, Italy, Istituto Orientale

Santorini/Pyrgos, Greece, Santa Irini SA-J. Chryssos Collection

Skyros/Hora, Greece, City Hall

Soller/Mallorca, Spain, Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo Can Prunera

Thessaloniki, Greece, Society for Macedonian Studies Collection

Thessaloniki, Greece, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art MMCA

Tiranë, Albania, National Gallery of Arts Galeria Kombëtare e Arteve

Ubud/Bali, Indonesia, Neka Museum

Veria, Greece, Central Public Library

Vitina/Arcadia, Greece, Art Mainalon Collection

Xanthi, Greece, Prefecture

 

 

 

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