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Georgiou Alexandros

Alexandros Georgiou was born in 1972 in Athens. He lives between Athens and New York and cities he’s worked in include Tehran, Varanasi, and Bangkok. He holds a BA in painting from the Athens School of Fine Arts (1996) and an MFA in painting and photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York (1998). Georgiou’s practice includes photography, painting and writing. Since 2005 his art focuses on a series of travels and art projects inspired by the city of Varanasi in India. The idea of regeneration through cross-cultural dialogue plays a major role in his research and some recurring themes in his work deal with precariousness, personal archives and environmental metaphors. Selected solo shows: postGods, Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Athens, 2017, Without my own vehicle I-V, National Museum of Contemporary Art -EMST, Athens, 2012/ Varanasi, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, 2010/ Without my own vehicle II, DODO Gallery, Thessaloniki, 2007/ Without my own vehicle, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, 2006/ Favorite Games, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, 2004/ Cut-outs, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, 2002. Selected group shows: Out Score, Sculpted Theater of Aixoni, Athens, 2019/ Curved arrows, K-R-A-S, Vienna 2019/ Stopping point, Daily Lazy Project, Athens 2017/ Kenophobia, CAN Christina Androulidaki gallery, Athens, 2015/ Fremd bin ich eingezogen…, Kunstverein Heidelberg, 2014/ Staging the Domestic, The Hospital Club, London, 2014/ No Country for Young Men, BOZAR, Brussels, 2014/ Liquid Assets, Steirischer Herbst festival, Graz, 2013/ The eye is a lonely hunter: images of humankind, 4. Foto-festival, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg, 2011/  In the country of last things, Teverina Fine Arts, Cortona, 2011/ Kunsthalle Athena: The Bar, Kunsthalle Athens, 2010/ Transexperiences Greece 2008, EΜΣΤ, 798 Space, Beijing, 2008/ In present tense, young greek artists, EMST, Athens, 2007/ Turbulence, 3rd Auckland triennial, Auckland, New Zealand, 2007/ give(a)way EV+A Biennale, Limerick, Ireland, 2006/  Self-Aboutness, Canal Isabel II, Madrid, 2004/ Invitational show, Curt Marcus, New York, 2001/ METRO, 1st DESTE Prize, new trends in contemporary Greek art, DESTE foundation, Athens, 1999/ In my room, White Columns, New York, 1999/ Spring Collection 96, DESTE foundation, Athens, 1996. Artist’s curatorial projects: Lion under the Rainbow, Contemporary art from Tehran, Aiolou 48-50, Athens, 2008/ Jasmine, E31 Gallery, Athens, 2006/ Inter-views 99, Kappatos Gallery, 1999. 

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