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Foutris Dimitris

Dimitris Foutris (b. 1972) is a visual artist based in Athens, Greece, working with various media ranging from Installations, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Video, Poetry and Sound works. He holds a BA in Painting from the Aristotelian University Of Thessaloniki, Greece, an MA in Painting and a Professional Doctorate In Fine Arts from The University Of East London, UK with the support of the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) from Greece. In 2005 he was nominated for the DESTE Prize. He was one of the founding members and artistic directors of a project implemented by the Athens Biennial, and alongside its regular broadcasting schedule, also covered the events and activities of the 1st Athens Biennial 2007 exhibition Destroy Athens. For nearly twenty years he has worked occasionally as a byzantine mural painter in Greece. In November 2020 he received a grant From The Ministry Of Culture to carry out substantial research related to his work, between Byzantine Hagiography and Ukiyo-e in Japan. He has been a member of the artists group Under Construction since 2010. Since 2000 he has been represented by Ileana Tounta Gallery.

His work is included in a number of exhibitions including: Curved Arrows, Curated By Kostis Velonis, Kunstraum am Schauplatz, Vienna, Austria (2019), B Is Everything You Can Imagine From The Material World, Ileana Tounta Gallery, Athens, Greece (Solo Show 2016), Freux Follets, Curated By Elodie Lesourd, Le BBB Centre D’Art, Toulouse, France (2016), OMONOIA, Athens Biennale 2015-2017 (With Under Construction Group), Bageion Hotel, 18 Omonia Square, Athens, Greece (2015), The Beautiful is just the first degree of the Terrible, Curated By Apostolos Kalfopoulos, The State Museum Of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (2009), In Present Tense: Young Greek Artists, (Curated By: Stamatis Schizakis, Dafni Vitali, Tina Pandi), National Museum Of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (2007), 4th Deste Prize (Nominated), Deste Foundation For Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (2005)

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