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Apostolos Georgiou

Apostolos Georgiou was born in 1952 in Thessaloniki, he lives and works in Athens and Skopelos.

Apostolos Georgiou is a painter living in Athens and Skopelos. He studied Architecture at Hochschule fur Angewandte Kunst, Vienna and Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Florence.

The artist’s work explores themes of man’s existence by focusing on the human condition. While making reference to Greece in the 1950s, film, the traditions of Greek painting, and even theatrical scenery, Georgiou highlights profound feelings of alienation, solitude and humor. He paints short stories about the mythology of daily life, exposing existential moments of vulnerability and weakness, failure and emotional collapse.
While human beings are the main subject of the work, they are portrayed as anonymous figures without any individual characteristics. A desolate alter ego is revealed, portrayed with irony and distance yet also with tenderness and empathy. Although Georgiou preserves the principal morphology of his characters, their features are strictly limited and his paintings are unencumbered by any detail that might distract, focusing all attention on the situation, no matter how absurd. The scenarios he’s been painting are ones that he could just as well have conceived five or ten or fifteen years ago, but one couldn’t help seeing many of them as allegories of his country’s current predicament.

Apostolos Georgiou: Hello Dog!, Hello Sir!

Solo show
Passerelle, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brest
Until January 16, 2021

Un Dimanche à la Galerie

Sunday September 13, 2020

Apostolos Georgiou

A solo show by Apostolos Georgiou
gb agency, Paris
From September 5 to October 17, 2020

Fiac 2019

Art Fair
Grand Palais, Paris
October 17 - 20, 2019

Apostolos Georgiou, Nothing is old because we are too young

A solo show by Apostolos Georgiou
gb agency, Paris
From September 7 to October 5, 2019

Art Basel 2019

Art Fair
Art Basel
12-16 June 2019

Art Basel Hong Kong 2019

Group exhibition
Art Basel Hong Kong
March 29-31, 2019

Apostolos Georgiou, Situations

Retrospective exhibition
Frank F. Yang Art and Education Foundation, You Space, Extra space, Shenzhen, China
March 10–August 11, 2018

Art Basel Hong Kong

Art Fair
Convention & Exhibition Centre. Wan Chai, Hong Kong
March 29 - 31, 2018

Paper stories

Group Exhibition
Level One, gb agency
From December 3rd, 2016 to January 14th, 2017

Apostolos Georgiou

A solo show by Apostolos Georgiou
gb agency
From September 3rd to October 8th, 2016

CHOICES, Collectors Weekend 2014

Gallery Itinerary
Paris
23 - 25 May 2014

Press articles

2017
Art, Das Kunstmagazin, Apostolos Georgiou, Glücklic Her Melancholiker, by Sandra Danicke, April
2016
Liberation, Les recapés du quotidien d’Apostolos Georgiou, by Judicael Lavrador, 3 Oct.
Never miss a show.com, Apostolos Georgiou, Sept.
Time Out, Apostolos Georgiou, The Same Old Fucking Story, by Gabriel Coxhead.
2015
The Nation, Acropolis for Sale, Art, anxiety, and the Greek crisis, by Barry Schwabsky, 13 August.
Wall Street International, Lost Dreams, by Pantelis Arapinis, April.
2014
South likes: Apostolos Georgiou at Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul, by Klea Charitou, May.
The Magazine for Connoisseurs of Turkey, Apostolos Georgiou, Rodeo, May.
Hyperallergic, Artists Pick Artists: Apostolos Georgiou by Rob Colvin, 10 April.
Frieze Magazine, Issue 160, Apostolos Georgiou, as told to Amy Sherlock and collected by J. Higgie in “8 Painters on Painting,”, January-February.
Art Matters, The Art World Eyes a New Destination: Gwangju, South Korea, Culture BY Kevin McGarry, May 15.
ParisArt, Level one: Apostolos Georgiou, April.
GalleriesNow.net, Level one: Apostolos Georgiou, April.
2013
Hydra for Artists of the Mediterranean, A Thessalonique, une biennale puissance 8, by Pauline Simons.
2011
Contemporarty in Exhibition, Hide and seek, play and obey — Apostolos Georgiou paintings …, 23 Oct.
2005
Artforum, Review, Apostolos Georgiou, Galerie Xippas, by Barry Schwabsky, Sept.
Semaine, N°49, Apostolos Georgiou, le Repoussoir, by Dennis Zacharopoulos, May.
2001
Time Out, Review, Apostolos Gergiou by Katarina Gaxaropyaoy, 4-10 Feb.
1994
Artforum, Athens Gallery, Apostolos Georgiou.

Apostolos Georgiou
Apostolos Georgiou, Painting, 2011

Monographic Publication

Exhibition Apostolos Georgiou, Painting
National Museum of Contemporary Art, EMST, Athens
Texts by Anna Kafetsi, Daphné Vitali, Barry Schwabsky and Denys Zacharopoulos.
Publishing EMST, 2011

Apostolos Georgiou
Apostolos Georgiou, 2008

Exhibition catalogue, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens
(15 May –14 June 2008)

Apostolos Georgiou
Apostolos Georgiou, 2003

Monographique Catalogue

Texts by Konstantinos Papageorgiou and by Denys Zacharopoulos
Niki Publishing, Greece


Exhibition view Documenta 14, Documenta Halle, Kassel, 2017

Exhibition view Documenta 14 Megaron, Athens, 2017

Exhibition view Documenta 14 Megaron, Athens, 2017

Exhibition view Documenta 14 Megaron, Athens, 2017

Exhibition view, Apostolos Georgiou, gb agency, Paris, 2019

Exhibition view, Apostolos Georgiou, gb agency, Paris, 2019

Exhibition view, Apostolos Georgiou, gb agency, Paris, 2019

Exhibition view, Apostolos Georgiou, gb agency, Paris, 2019


Artworks

Untitled, 2019
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Untitled, 2019
Untitled, 2019
Untitled, 2018
Untitled, 2018
Untitled, 2018
Untitled, 2017
Untitled, 2014