Kostis Velonis (b.1968) lives and works in Athens. He holds an MRes in Humanities and Cultural Studies from London Consortium (Birkbeck College, ICA, AA, Tate). He studied Arts Plastiques/ Esthétiques at Université Paris 8 (Maitrise,D.E.A). He earned his PhD from the Department of Architecture, N.T.U.A University of Athens. Through his work he emphasizes the contradictions that reside within the social dimension of freedom and the redefinition of ethics through domesticity. Recent and upcoming group and solo shows include: 2017: “Precision German Craftsmanship” (solo show), Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany; “Urgent Conversations: Athens-Antwerp” Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (M HKA), Antwerp, Belgium; “Memory of Revolution”, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece; Eco Art (Akamas Project), Paphos/ European Capital of Culture 2017, Cyprus; “The Kids Want Communism”, MoBY Museums of Bat Yam, Bat Yam, Israel; 2016: “Genii Loci. Greek Art, 1930 – today”, Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia; “Urgent Conversations: Athens-Antwerp”, National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST), Athens, Greece; “Part Company” (solo show), Casa Maauad, Mexico City, Mexico; 2015: “This probably will not work», Lothringer 13-Städtische Kunsthalle München, Μunich; “Super superstudio”, PAC, Milan; “Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 –2015”, Whitechapel Gallery, London; “The Traveler and his Shadow” (solo show), Art Proposals, Nicosia, Cyprus. 2014: “The Theater of the World”, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; “This is Not My Beautiful House”, Kunsthalle Athena 2014, “No Country for Young Men”, BOZAR, Brussels. Residencies 2016: Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuutgard, Germany; Casa Maauad, Mexico City, Mexico. Currently he is artist in residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany.
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