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Vlahos Vangelis

Vangelis Vlahos (Athens, Greece, 1971) work centers on sociopolitical events of Greece’s recent past in order to revisit and reinterpret them. His archives, texts and videos build up a network of references and relations, testing the possibility of seeing and understanding different moments from the past outside of the dominant narratives. Since 2004 he has participated in various exhibitions, among which are Manifesta 5 in San Sebastian and 3rd Berlin Biennale in 2004, Behind Closed Doors atDundee Centre for Contemporary Arts in 2005, the 27th São Paulo Biennale in 2006, the 11th Istanbul Biennial, ISLANDS+GHETTOS atNGBK in Berlin and Monument to Transformation in Prague’s City Galley in 2009, To the Arts, Citizens! at the Serralves Museum in Porto in 2010, the3rd Athens Biennial and The End of Money at Witte de With, Rotterdam in 2011, Gesture in Kunstverein Stuttgart in 2014, The Fall at Rodeo gallery in Istanbul in 2015, The Triennial 50JPG, CAMÉRA(AUTO)CONTRÔLE at Centre de la photographie in Genève in 2016, The Kids Want Communism (Notes on Division) at Museum of Fine Arts in Tel Aviv, Antidoron – the collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art of Athens (as part of Documenta 14) at the Fridericianum Museum in Kassel in 2017, The Trials of Justice at La Colonie in Paris, When the Present is History atDepo in Istanbul and the 7th Thessaloniki Biennale in Thessaloniki in 2019. His projects are in private and public collections including the Tate Modern in London, the Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art in Stockholm, Sweden, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece and the Teixeira de Freitas Collection in Lisbon, Portugal.

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