Yiannis Papadopoulos (b.1975, Patras, Greece) lives and works in Athens and Antwerp. He holds an MFA from AKV St. Joost Academie (Breda NL). He has studied Arts at the Athens School of Fine Arts, Typography at the Plantin Moretus Institute Antwerp and Mathematics at the University of Patras. His work can be seen as a distillation of knowledge. With aesthetic economy he repurposes classic and obscure references for present cultural and political concerns. Recent past and upcoming shows include «Egkainia” (curated by PAT), Contemporary Greek Art Institute (ISE), Athens 2017; «DESTE Prize», Museum of Cycladic Art Museum, Athens, 2015; «The Ister», Extra City Kunsthall, Antwerp, 2015; «Actopolis» (curated by PAT), Goethe Institute, Athens 2016; «Troubleshooting (remainders, ditches, trials)» (curated by Radical Reading), Jupiter Woods, London, 2016; «Billboard»(public work curated by Sanja Tomic)», Antwerp, 2016. Residencies: Frans Masereel Centrum (2014, 2012); Istituto Ellenico di studi Bizantini e Postbizantini di Venezia, 2014. Grants (artistic and research): Kunsten en Erfgoed, Flemish Government (2014, 2015-16), V. Valambous prize 2010, IKY studies grants 2008-2010.
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