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Apostolos Georgiou

Apostolos Georgiou (né en 1952 en Thessalonique, Grèce) est un peintre qui vit à Athènes et Skopelos.

Il a étudié l’architecture à la Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst de Vienne et à l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, Florence.

Apostolos Georgiou explore le thème de l’existence humaine, se concentrant sur la condition de l’homme. Jouant de références à la Grèce des années 50, au cinéma, à la tradition de la peinture grecque mais aussi à l’espace scénique du théâtre, Georgiou met en avant un profond sentiment d’aliénation, de solitude et d’humour. Il illustre de petites histoires, des mythologies de la vie quotidienne, révèle les situations existentielles de vulnérabilité humaine et de la faiblesse, l’échec et l’effondrement émotionnel. Si son sujet principal est l’être humain, il est présenté à la manière d’une ébauche anonyme qui rejette toute caractéristique individuelle, on perçoit un double lointain de lui-même, représenté avec ironie et distance, mais aussi douceur et empathie.

Bien que l’artiste conserve les principales caractéristiques morphologiques de ses personnages, ses tableaux sont dépourvus de tout détail susceptible de détourner l’attention, ainsi leurs traits sont réduits au strict minimum, ce qui permet de se focaliser sur la situation seule, si absurde soit-elle. Les scénarios qu’il peint sont ceux qu’il pourrait aussi bien avoir conçu il y a cinq ou dix ou quinze ans, mais on ne peut s’empêcher de voir beaucoup d’entre eux comme des allégories de la situation actuelle de son pays.

Mother Boy

Group show including the work of Apostolos Georgiou
Gio Marconi, Milan
Nov 24, 2023 - Feb 17, 2024

Real Families: Stories of Change

Group show including the work of Apostolos Georgiou and Elina Brotherus
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
October 6, 2023 - January 7, 2024

Apostolos Georgiou

Solo show
Aranya Art Center, Beidaihe, China
20 Aout - 15 Octobre 2023

Summer Show

Exposition collective
gb agency, Paris
30 Juin - 26 Juillet 2023

Art Basel, 2021

Art Fair
Messe Basel, Basel
September 21 - 26, 2021

Between Looking and Seeing

Exposition collective avec les oeuvres de Július Koller, Jirí Kovanda, Apostolos Georgiou, Ryan Gander et Hassan Sharif
gb agency, Paris
25 Mars - 22 Avril 2023

Apostolos Georgiou: ΧΟΠΛΕΣ

Solo show
Rodeo, Piraeus
March 18 - May 27, 2023

Paris+ by Art Basel

Art Fair with the works of Dove Allouche, Tirdad Hashemi, Apostolos Georgiou, Roman Ondak, Cally Spooner, Majd Abdel Hamid, Paul Heintz and Ryan Gander.
Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris
October 20-23, 2022

Art Basel 2022

Art Fair
Art Basel, Messe Basel
June 14 - 19, 2022

Before Waiting Becomes Part of Your Life

Exposition collective avec Mark Geffriaud, Apostolos Georgiou, Tirdad Hashemi, Paul Heintz, David Horvitz, Július Koller, Jirí Kovanda, Roman Ondak, Pak Sheung Chuen, and Yann Sérandour
gb agency, Paris
14 Mai - 19 Juillet 2022

Dance of Life

Exposition collective avec Majd Abdel Hamid, Tirdad Hashemi et Soufia Erfanian, Paul Heintz, Apostolos Georgiou, Hassan Sharif, Elene Shatberashvili
29 Janvier - 19 Mars 2021
gb agency, Paris

Tremblements

Group show with works by Apostolos Georgiou
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco - Villa Paloma, Monaco
November 25, 2021 - May 15, 2022

FIAC 2021

Art Fair
Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris
October 20 - 24, 2021

Art Basel, 2021

Art Fair
Messe Basel, Basel
September 21 - 26, 2021

Portals

Exposition collective avec Apostolos Georgiou
Portals, Ηellenic Parliament and NEON, Athenes
11 Juin - 31 Décembre 2021

The Day I Saw You: Retratos de la Colección Fundación AMMA

Group show with works by Apostolos Georgiou
Museo de la Cancillería, Mexico City
June 3 - July 31, 2021

Apostolos Georgiou, Hello Dog, Hello Sir!

Hello Dog, Hello Sir!
Exposition personnelle
Passerelle Centre d’art contemporain, Brest
Prolongée jusqu’au 1er Juin 2021

LULEÅ BIENNIAL 2020: Time on Earth with Apostolos Georgiou

Luleå Biennial 2020, Time on Earth
Kulturens Hus, Skeppsbrogatan 17, 972 31
21 November 2020 – 14 February 2021

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

Exposition personnelle
Apostolos Georgiou
gb agency, Paris
5 Septembre - 17 Octobre 2020

Fiac 2019

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

Apostolos Georgiou, Nothing is old because we are too young

Exposition personnelle
Apostolos Georgiou
gb agency, Paris
7 Septembre - 5 Octobre 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

Articles de presse

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


Installation view, “Apostolos Georgiou”, Aranya Art Center, August 20 - October 15, 2023
Photography: Zaiye Studio. Photo retouching Alessandro Wang

Installation view, “Apostolos Georgiou”, Aranya Art Center, August 20 - October 15, 2023
Photography: Zaiye Studio. Photo retouching Alessandro Wang

Installation view, “Apostolos Georgiou”, Aranya Art Center, August 20 - October 15, 2023
Photography: Zaiye Studio. Photo retouching Alessandro Wang

Installation view, “Apostolos Georgiou”, Aranya Art Center, August 20 - October 15, 2023
Photography: Zaiye Studio. Photo retouching Alessandro Wang

Installation view, “Apostolos Georgiou”, Aranya Art Center, August 20 - October 15, 2023
Photography: Zaiye Studio. Photo retouching Alessandro Wang

Installation view, “Apostolos Georgiou”, Aranya Art Center, August 20 - October 15, 2023
Photography: Zaiye Studio. Photo retouching Alessandro Wang

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

Untitled, 2018

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

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

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


Oeuvres

Untitled, 2023
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Untitled, 2022
Untitled, 2021
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Untitled, 2019
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Untitled, 2018
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Untitled, 2017
Untitled, 2014