1984 – 1989 Kunsthøgskolen i Bergen, main subject
BA and MA, Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway
2019 Separate exhibition, Kabuso, Øystese (23 February – 21 March)
2015 Soft links, local positions, Soft gallery, Oslo
2013 The office of dreams and digresions, Voss Kunstlag
2011 Memoratx2, Bryne kunstforening
2010 Memorandum, Kabuso Art Gallery, Foajèen, Øystese
2003 Artist Association, Oslo
Rogaland Art Center, Stavanger
2000 RAM gallery, Oslo
Gallery G. Guddal, Rosendal
1999 Kulturhuset USF, Showroom, Bergen
1997 Seeking Old Priestyard
1989 Røros Kunstlag
Juryed exhibitions / Juried exhibitions
2018 Contextile, Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, Guimarães, Portugal
2017 The 8th International Biennial Exh. of Contemporary Mini Textile Art «Scythia», Kherson / Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
The great soft moments at Finnskogen, Finnskog Exhibition, Røgden Bruk, Grue Finnskog
2016 Østlandsutstillingen, Akershus, Oppland and Vestfold Art Center, Norway
2016, 04 Vestlands exhibition, The annual Western Norway traveling exhibition
2015 Diversity & Unity, 5th Riga International Triennial, National Art Museum, Latvia
2013 (Hand) Made in …, Gallery SVÚ, Bratislava, Slovakia
Banality and Grace, Novohrad Museum, Gallery Lucenec, Slovakia
2012 Banality and Grace, Gallery SVÚ, Bratislava, Slovakia
Fiber Art from Asia and Europe, Janina Monkute-Marks Museum, Lithuania
Energheia, traveling exhibition, Montrouge, Paris-France, Venecia Italy
2011 Energheia, arte & arte, Como, Italy
2010 Essens, Art Bank Hedmark Art Center, Hamar, Norway
Essens, Gallery Svalbard, traveling exhibition, Longyearbyen, Svalbard
2009, 00, 1998, 97, 95 The annual exhibition of arts and crafts, Norway
2009 Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Korea
Matrix Natura, Montrouge Paris, Kaunas Lithuania and Venice, Italy
2008 Matrix Natura, arte & arte, Como, Italy
2007 Global Intrigue, European Triennial, Latvian National Art Museum, Riga
2002 Triennial 2002, textile fiber, Norwegian Crafts
2001 Karpit, Museum of Fine Art, Budapest, Hungary
Metamorphosis, traveling exhibition, Hå gamle prestegård, Bergen, Førde
2000 See Norwegian handicrafts, Norwegian crafts, Bergen
1999, 95 autumn exhibition, The Autumn Exhibition, Oslo
2018 Collage, Kunstgarasjen, Bergen
ODDArT, Art Festival August 30 – September 1, Odda
2017 ODDArT, Art Festival 25 – 26 August, Odda
Oss 4, Gallery Pulse, Norheimsund
2016 Contiguous, Art Garages, Bergen
2015 Agalaus Art Festival, Norwegian Art Associations, 28-31 May, Voss
5 views, Marmara Univesity, Istanbul, Turkey
Janina Monkute-Marks Museum Gallery, Lithuania
6th International EgeArt Days, Izmir, Turkey
Oss 3, Gallery Pulse, Norheimsund
2014 Between Heaven and Fjord, See, Site-Specific, Hardanger Folk Museum
Five eyes, Sandnes kunstforening
Textile x 7, Moss Kunstforening
2013 Glød, The Art House Kabuso, Øystese
2012 Kvintett, Hardanger Open, Gallery Pulse, Norheimsund
Words, Art in landscape, Fysiske landskapspark, Hardanger
Pulse network no, Banksmidja, Voss Kunstlag
2011 Kull 89, Molde Kunstforening
Hardanger- Berlin, traveling exhibition; Eidfjord, Odda, Norheimsund
Hardanger in 100, Hardanger Folkemuseum, Utne
2010 Sams, Hardanger Open, Hardanger Art Center
2009 Gallery Lille Kabelvåg, Lofoten
Encounters, Hardanger Cultural Gallery, Herand
2008 400 meters of art, Voss
Inspired, Trygve Lie Gallery, New York, USA
Inspired, The Literature House in Soul, Korea
Inspired, HT08, traveling exhibition in Hardanger
Guest from Vest, Seljord Kunstforening
2007 Power Puls, Norsk Vasskraft og Industristad Museum, Tyssedal
Gallery Syningen, Ål kunstforening
2006 Gallery Trallala, Norheimsund
2005 Flaten Art Museum, Northfield, Minnesota, USA
Fjord-born, Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, USA
Streif, art in landscape / site-specific in landscape, Now, Hardanger
From wreck to art, HFS, Norheimsund
2004 Ås Kunstforening
Gallery Athens, Drammen
Gallery Nils Bergslien, Eidfjord
2003 Omfalos, Department of Roman Art, Oslo
Gallery G. Guddal, Rosendal
PULS-vind-AUGO, installation in shop window, Norheimsund
Track in landscape 2, art in landscape, Tyssøy at Bergen
2002 Textile Techniques in Metal, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Harding Pulse, Hordaland Art Center, Bergen
NTK’s Jubilee Exhibition, Telemark County Gallery, Notodden
NTK’s Jubilee Walking Exhibition, Mandal, Salhus
2002, 1994, 89 Kvam Kunstlags summer exhibition, Norheimsund
2001 Face to, Poselli House, Rauma, Finland
RV 245-250, Nordre Land Kunstforening, Dokka
2000 The autumn exhibition’s chosen, Sandefjord Kunstforening
1999 Atelier Lofoten, Svolvær
Hardanger Folkemuseum, Utne
1998 Gallery Ryvarden, Sunnhordland
1997 Vestnorsk Industrial Museum, Tyssedal
1993 Sunnhordland Exhibition, Stord
1992 Earth-Teikn-Jord, Unesco Art Road, Norheimsund
1989 Nordlandsfart, Nordnorsk Arts Center, Svolvær
Bryggen Museum, Bergen
2002 – 2005 Kunsthøjskolen i Bergen, Department of Special. Art, Section for Graphics, 3-year bachelor program.
1999 – 2001 Nordland Art and Film School, Department of Visual Art.
Solo exhibitions (selection)
2016 Field Trip, Gallery Langegården, Bergen.
2015 The Lonely Ape, Gallery Briskeby, Oslo.
2014 The Open Source, Gallery Old Oslo.
2014 Home Ground, Bodø Art Society.
2014 Natural Selection, Gallery Norwegian Graphics, Oslo.
2014 Natural Selection, Haugesund Picture Gallery.
2013 Mezzotinter, Nordnorsk artist center, Svolvær.
2013 The Load, Gallery Langegården, Bergen
2012 Sandefjord kunstforening.
2012 Deliverance, Voss Art.
2012 The Shepherd, Press 17, Stavanger.
2011 Ape and essence. Gallery Langegården, Bergen.
2011 Gallery Apotheket, Sortland.
2009 Havmann artist Mo i Rana kunstforening.
2008 Stories. Gallery Norske Grafikere, Oslo
2007 The herd of the feline and other stories. Gallery Parken, Bergen.
Group exhibitions (selection)
2015 International Mezzotine Festival, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
2015 Norwegian Spheres, SGC International Printmaking Conference, Knoxville, Tenessee.
2015 Can the world be as sad as it seems? Where are your hopes? Where are your dreams? QBGallery, Oslo.
2015 The 69th North Norwegian Art Exhibition.
2014 State 127. Autumn exhibition. The artists’ house, Oslo.
2014 The 68th North Norwegian Art Exhibition.
2013 Sideshow Nation II, Sideshow Gallery, New York.
2013 Code Contemporary, CODE Bergen Art Museum.
2013 Code on paper, CODE Bergen Art Museum.
2013 Portrait Now! Brews Jacobsen’s portrait competition, Fredensborg, Denmark.
2012 Training nature, Printroom gallery, London.
2011 8 Norwegian Graphics, Graphics Gallery, Nøstved, Denmark.
2010 BGO Vol 1. Bergen Art Museum.
2010 European Contemporary Print Triennial, Toulouse, France.
2010 New symbolism. Artist / curator group exhibition Project Alvøen.
2010 Vestlands Exhibition 2010. Eidfjord.
2009 Plasto-baader-books. KALEIDeditions project space. London, England.
2009 Salon Alvøen. Project Alvøen, Bergen.
2009 Lessedra annual miniprint exhibition. Sofia, Bulgaria.
2009 The 62nd North Norwegian Art Exhibition.
2008 400 meter art. Art Festival, Voss.
2008 State 121. Autumn exhibition. Kunstnernes Hus and Stavanger Kunstforening.
2008 Portrait, jury exhibition Gallery Voss, Voss art team.
2007 Common exhibition graphics, Gallery Parken, Bergen.
2007 New members. Common exhibition Norwegian Graphics, Oslo.
2007 Across. Group exhibition Vilnius, Lithuania.
2007 400 meters art, art festival, Voss.
2006 Lessedra annual miniprint exhibition, Sofia in Bulgaria.
2005 Self Portrait. Common exhibition gallery Fisk, Bergen.
2002 Joint exhibition Porsgrunn Art Society, Porsgrunn Theater Festival.
She was born in Athens.
She started dealing with photography during her studies in Rome. At that time she did black and white street photography, with a Russian camera she had purchased at a flea-market.
Rome influenced her catalytically throughout her course since it gave her many stimuli and a new aesthetic approach.
When she came back to Athens, she took courses at ‘Photographic Circle’ with Platon Rivellis. She kept experimenting with new development techniques of black and white photography, until finally she discovered the fascinating world of color photography. She took her turn in digital photography and learned how to use image editing software.
She lives and works in Athens.
MARGARITA TRIVYZA | EYI TSAKNIA | CHRISTINA FOITOU | MARIOS FOURNARIS
Historian of Art & Cultural Theory
The multicultural reality which we are experiencing has long ago done away with any dividing line, at least as regards any intellectual and cultural frontier. On the international horizon at present there is no rule by any trend and no highest bidding or patronising ideology prevailing in first place, given that globalisation, under cover of its ‘democratic’ credentials, has, in good time, pre-empted these systemic mandates. In the postmodern model, moreover, and particularly in the related field of the artistic creation which has taken shape as a superstructure of these approaches and mechanisms, we can see, on a daily basis, and a fortiori in practice, the truth of the saying that ‘it’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good’. That is to say that on a shared stage curtain of scrutiny, artists and idioms of expression co-exist, without any tendency of the one to prevail over the other, with a new mode of dialectic relationships predominating, one which develops on the basis of an ever-expanding visual apperception which involves ‘narrative’ multiplicities with their differing semantics as alternatives on each reading.
12 Art-stations / statements, which is being presented by the ‘Peritechnon Karteris’ art gallery, are able to co-exist in the exhibition venue as they lend to each other a kind of dynamic many-sidedness which stems from ‘differentness’, but, paradoxically also from the interaction of their respective artistic approaches. Readings of the works do not group them together, nor make them homogeneous, as they have their differing cognitive dimension incorporated – in their aesthetics, without, however, losing, because of their co-existence in the exhibition space, their autonomy or their individual stylistic characteristics. All the ‘proposals’ function as a kind of sampling, as they contribute to the participatory process of the beholder.
The viewer comes free from prejudices to this exhibition, on the one hand as an addressee and, on the other, as a catalyst, with a view to getting to know, to sensing, and to responding to the questions, the ambiguities, and the aposiopeses reflected by the formal, gestural, and expressively poetic ‘statements’ of ‘style’ or the processes of ‘fingerprinting’ which, through their different aspects, the specific works of painting and photography dictate.
These works enable anyone to communicate with a representative range of contemporary thinking about issues and aesthetic quests of our times. From the deconstruction, the mutability, and the minimalist reconstitution of the field of art (Fournaris, Foitou, Parmakeli), from the visual and structural de-composition and reconstruction of the myth of the image (Kassari, Avramopoulou), from the alternative roles of the allusively verbal and at the same time semantically depicted weaving of myth (Tsaknia) to its realistic, allegorical, quasi-expressionistic or cubist and enigmatic references (Lytras, Katsoulidi, Kanakis, Malafouris), or the almost ontological materiality of the generation of form itself (Yiotsas, Trivyza), the viewer broadens his horizons as he is initiated, by means of this exhibition, into a variety of angles of vision and codes of an interpretative approach to the contemporary language of art.
Born in Athens. She lives and works in Athens and Kefalonia. Attended classes in history of art given by the historian Elli Yotopoulou Sissilianou. Graduated in interior decoration from the center of applied art (1973-1975).Started painting with the painter Theodoros Drossos. Continued for another six years under the guidance of the painter Thanassis Stephopoulos (1986-1992). Her works can be found at the university of Athens art gallery, at the museum of the city of Athens, at George and Marie Vergottis foundation, at Lefas municipal gallery, at the American college art gallery, in the Garipis collection, in the Kangelaris collection and in many private collections in Grecce and abroad. She has taken part in many group and thematic exhibitions in Greece and Paris. She is a member of the chamber of fine arts of Greece.
Γεννήθηκε και ζει στην Αθήνα. Μεταξύ του 1987 και 1989 παρακολούθησε μαθήματα φωτογραφίας με τον Πλάτωνα Ριβέλλη. Φοίτησε στο London College of Printing με δάσκαλο τον landscape photographer Peter Cattrel. Έχει δουλέψει στο Λονδίνο και στην Αθήνα ως φωτογράφος.
2017 Ατομική έκθεση «Καθρέφτες» ΠΕΡΙΤΕΧΝΩΝ Καρτέρης, Αθήνα
2012 Ομαδική έκθεση «The other Greece», Kouros Gallery, Manhattan, New York
2010 Ομαδική έκθεση Αίθουσα Τέχνης Αθηνών, Αθήνα
2010 Ατομική έκθεση «21 Βήματα» Αίθουσα Τέχνης Αθηνών, Αθήνα
Marina Stellatou was born in Kefalonia in 1975. She is a graduate of the School of Fine Arts of Athens. She studied painting with Professors I. Valavanidis and M. Manousakis and graduated in 2006 with distinction (27) She also studied on an Erasmus scholarship for the academic year 2004-2005 at the ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS of Brussels, where she graduated with distinction. Furthermore, she attended stage-design laboratories with professor G. Ziakas and hagiography laboratories with professor P. Samios. She is also a graduate of the School of Divinity of the University of Athens and has been working at the Museum of Child Art since 2007.
2004 «Kefalos» Municipal Theatre Art Gallery, Kefalonia
2009 Colonies of toys, PERITECHNON Gallery
2010 Toy disorders, «Kefalos» Municipal Theatre Art Gallery, Kefalonia.
Demosthenis Skoulakis (1939-2014), was born in Athens. He studied painting, initially with Spyros Papaloukas and for a short while next to Fotis Kontoglou. In 1957 he travels for the first time in Paris, where he became friend with Thanasis Tsigos and the Greek company of Montparnasse. In 1958 he returned to Greece and began systematic studies with Panos Sarafianos and Vrasidas Vlachopoulos. Next year, he enters the Preliminary Department of the School of Fine Arts, with the teacher Giorgos Mavroidis and in 1961 in the workshops of the faculty with Yannis Moralis. At the same time he is also watching the stage design studio Vasilis Vasiliadis.
In 1968 he travels to Paris and then to Canada, USA and Mexico. Returning to Europe in 1969, he lives and works successively in Paris (next to Yannis Tsarouchis) and then in London and the former West Berlin. He returns to Greece in October 1974. During this long wandering, he comes in contact with the artistic movements of the post-war scene and especially with pop art and the different expressions of realism.
He was born in Piraeus in 1978. Graduate of the University of Athens Experimental School (PASA). In 1997 he was introduced to the Athens School of Fine Arts, at the 6th Painting Workshop with Professor T. Patraskidis, where he graduated in 2002.
Along with painting, he is engaged in the teaching of visual arts and hagiography. She has participated in many group exhibitions (Art Athina 2010, «The Human Art in Art» Technopolis Gazi 2009, etc.).