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Bitsakis Emmanuel

Bitsakis was born in Athens, Greece in 1974. Studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts (1996-2001), the Philosophy Faculty of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1992-1996) and Vakalo Art & Design College (1991-1994). Won the 2008 BP Travel Award of the National Portrait Gallery in London and travelled to the Xinjiang province in China to create a series of paintings about the Turkic Uigur minority group. In 2001 won a scholarship from the Danish Institute at Athens to spend a 2-month period in Copenhagen and create work. Held 8 solo shows: The Pursuit of Happiness, CAN Christina Androulidaki gallery, Athens 2020; Persistent Minimum, Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki; Realized Fragments, Duo Exhibition with Gregory Grozos, Nitra Gallery, Thessaloniki 2020; Persistent Minimum, The Sotiris Felios Collection, 16 Fokionos Negri, 2018; Elizabethan Collar, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, 2013-2014; Painting, Κ-Art Gallery, Athens, 2011; Faces Of The Uigur Through Song & Dance, National Portrait Gallery (as part of the BP Portrait Award 2009, as the winner of the BP Travel Award 2008), London 2009; Painting, Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens, 2004 and 2009. Taken part in several group exhibitions and art fairs in Greece and internationally. Participated in museum exhibitions such as the Drawing Center in New York (Small, 2014); the Complesso del Vittoriano in Rome (Ellenico Plurale, 2012); the Benaki Museum in Athens (Nees Morfes 50 Years Later, 2010); the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Southampton City Art Gallery and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh (BP Portrait Award -touring group exhibition-, 2008 and 2009). Currently living and working in Athens, Greece.

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