Bio

Dionisis Christofilogiannis (b. 1973, Greece) Lives and works in Athens.

Graduated from the School of Arts of Cluj Napoca in Romania. Currently an instructor in visual arts at the American College of Greece DEREE. Dionisis’ artistic approach deals with a dialogue between different types of art. His works dominate the architectural element and geometrical forms where simplicity, purity and abstraction come together with beautification and lyricism. He comments on the contemporary social, economic and political disorder where the right to housing, a fundamental human right, is placed under constant questioning. Founder of Daily Lazy Projects (2012-13) and artist/coordinator of the White House Biennial (2013-15). Solo shows have been exhibited at the Muzeul de Artă Cluj-Napoca; Nakagawa Gallery, Tokyo; and recently in Athens, “HOME(less)” Felios Collection, curated by Konstantinos Argianas (2015). Recent group exhibitions have included “BIENALLE6, Thessaloniki, “[OUT]TOPIAS”, Benaki Museum, Athens, “Tirana Open 1”, curated by Elian Stefa, Tirana (2015); “The Kennedy Bunker” in Berlin, curated by Nicos Charalambidis (2014); “Uber-Bodies” at Hydra School Projects, curated by Dimitrios Antonitsis (2014); “The Red and White flag Project”  parallel on Biennale4, Thessaloniki (2013); “SelfConcious”, curated by Sotirios Bahtsetzis (2013); “Civilisation (genres and cases)”, curated by Alexios Papazacharias (2013); “Lustlands, Vol.II – On The Great Eastern (after Andreas Embiricos)”, curated by Nadja Argyropoulou and Lakis and Aris Ionas (The Callas), Thermissia Argolidas, Peloponnese (2013). Has also co-curated several exhibitions, including the “In the Studio” at Kunsthalle Athens (2013); “I fought the X and the X won”, at the National Museum of Malta and Romania (2011); “The Cutting Edge” in Romania (2011). In addition to having exhibited widely in Greece and internationally, has also worked as a set designer in the Romania National Theaters of Timisoara, Cluj Napoca, Braila with Razvan Mazilu, and in the National Theater of Athens with Robert Wilson.

Solo exhibitions

2015 HOME(less), Felios Collection, curated by Konstantinos Argianas, Athens, GR
2013 60 picks per minute, Costa Navarino, curated by Dimitrios Antonitsis, Greece
2012 60 years Goethe-Institut Athen, Goethe Institut of Athens, Greece
2011 time present and time past, K-Art Gallery, Athens
2011 Apollo si Dionysus, Museum of Arts Cluj Napoca, Romania
2009 Grasp the trends, NY Arts Beijing Gallery, curated by Basak Malone, Beijing
2008 Dionisis Christofilogiannis, Nakagawa Gallery, Tokyo
2008 Al1, Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, curated by Dr. J. Kolokotronis, Tokyo

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 BIENALLE6: Thessaloniki
2017 TEDx Chalkida
2017 UNIVERSITAS, curated by Sotirios Bahtsetzis, Trii Art Hub, Athens
2016 [OUT]TOPIAS, Benaki Museum, Athens
2016 Cutting Edge III – Muzeul de Artă Cluj-Napoca, Cluj
2016 New Era Eaudesea, House of Cyprus by The Hellenic Foundation for Culture, Athens
2015 DeCorbuziers, Romantso, curated by Symeon Banos, Athens
2015 Imago Mundi. Luciano Benetton Collection. Mappa dell’arte nuova – Fondazione Giorgio, Venice
2015 Beauty is the Method, ACG, curated by Sotirios Bahtsetzis, Athens
2015 Tirana Open 1, curated by Elian Stefa, Tirana
2014 WEWHO, Reh-Transformer, Berlin
2014 The Kennedy Bunker, curated by Nicos Charalambidis, Reh-Transformer, Berlin
2014 Uber-Bodies,  Hydra School Projects, curated by Dimitrios Antonitsis, Hydra
2014 SelfConscious, ACG, curated by Sotirios Bahtsetzis, Athens
2014 Up, the art foundation, Athens
2013 In the Studio, Kunsthalle, Athens
2013 The red and white flag project, parallel program Bienalle4, Thessaloniki
2013 TRIM, Front Gallery, Houston, USA
2013 ReMap4, Athens
2013 Exercises on Democracy, curated by Nicos Charalambidis, Open Case 303, Athens
2013 Transition – Municipal Gallery of Athens, Athens
2013 Civilisation (genres and cases), curated by Alexios Papazacharias, the art foundation, Athens
2013 save, camp, Athens
2013 TO.BE, Giomisti Kefali, Sifnos, Greece
2012 The obsolete man of Schopenhauer, with Oana Farcas, K.Samuelsen, Nakagawa Gallery, Tokyo
2012 Circus Crew , curated by Lydia Pribisova, Larm galleri, Copenhagen
2012 Justice is Mine, CAMP Contemporary Art Meeting Point , Athens
2012 Lidinos for Syria, curated by Nikos Charalambidis, Aegina, Greece
2012 Hosted in Athens, curated by DLP, Athens
2012 Returning from Utopia / New Reality, curated by G. Tserionis, ABOUT Cultural Venue, Athens
2012 Past. History, Time, Memory and Nostalgia , Santorini Bienalle
2012 Narcissism, k-art gallery, curated by C. Christofis, Athens
2011 Hope, Nerima Museum , Tokyo
2011 The Cutting Edge, Hydra School Projects, curated by Dimitrios Antonitsis, Hydra, Melina Merkouri
2011 NROOM, N-Room Art Space, Tokyo
2011 The Cutting Edge, Museum of Arts Cluj Napoca, Romania
2011 I fought the X and the X won, curated by Raphal Vella, Museum of Arts Cluj Napoca, Romania
2011 I fought the X and the X won, National Museum of Valletta, Malta
2011 Emergency Room, Wroclaw, curated by Thierry Colonel, Poland
2011 VAFA, International Video Art Festival Macau, China
2011 LUMEN_EX, Museo of Contemporary arts Iberoamericano, Spain
2011 Fake Paradise, K-Art Gallery, curated by C.Christofis, Athens
2011 ART ATHINA, International Contemporary Art Fair, Athens
2010 Post Factory, curated by Lam Hon Kin, JCCAC, Hong Kong
2010 Mobilnale2, curated by H. Gjergji and Lydia Pribisova, TINA-B, Prague
2010 CELESTE PRIZE2010, Invisible Dog, New York
2010 I am Solitary I am an Army, curated by Beers.Lambert, Surface Gallery, England
2009 The collection, Nakagawa Gallery , curated by Tarohei, Tokyo
2009 Emergency Room, PAN, Contemporary Museum of Naples, curated by T. Colonel, Naples
2008 Emergency Room, Galerie Taiss, curated by T. Colonel, Paris
2008 ROOTS, by art-naute in Strasbourg, curated by M. Schumacher, France
2008 modern landscapes, Crete and Athens by art-naute, Greece
2008 TresCourts , International Film Festival- French Cultural Center, Romania
2008 Patras International Video Art Festival , Greece
2008 New York International Film Festival , New York
2008 Athens Video Art Festival , Gazi Keramikos, Athens
2007 Emergency Room Ileana Tounta Art Center, concept T. Colonel, Athens
2007 Personal Stories, ArtVo Gallery, Sibiu, Romania
2007 Dancing with Mazilu, ODEON, Bucharest, Romania
2007 East and West Kentaurus Awards European Exhibition, Munich
2006 Dancing in Havana photo Exhibition, Havana, Cuba
2006 Greek Artists, Hellenic Centre of London, UK
2006 National Art Museum Satumare, Romania

Education

PhD, fine Arts in Cluj Napoca , Romania
MA , fine Arts in Cluj Napoca , Romania
Master of Science in Industrial Design – Strathclyde University, Scotland
Honours degree, BA (Hons) in Mech. Engineer – Sheffield Halam University, UK

 

AWARDS:
“CELESTE PRIZE 2010”, USA,
“Magna cum Laude”, RO,
“Tres Courts”, International Film Festival – French Cultural Center, RO,
“Kentaurus Awards” in Painting, Munich, DE,
“Athens Voice”, 1st National Award for Painting, GR,
“Italian & Romanian Institute of Arts in Bucharest”, Award for Painting, RO

SCHOLARSHIPS:
IKY, GR,
Hellenic Bodosakis Foundation, GR

RESIDENCY:

The Cutting Edge, Belis, Romania,
NY arts Beijing Gallery, 316 Art Village, Beijing, China
Balchik, Bulgaria,
Research Classical, Modern and Religion Dances /Havana, Cuba
The island of love, Mytilene

 
SCENOGRAPHY:

“The Mysterious Mr Love, Karoline Leach”, Gloria Mikro, 2016
“Scale Made Now”, Dock11@EDEN studios, Berlin
“Boeing-Boeing”, wtritten by Marc Camoletti, 2016, Chytirio , Athens
“Faith”, written by Kate Robin, 2016, Gloria Mikro
“Oh God”, written by Anat Gov, 2016, Aristoteleion theater, Thessaloniki
“It had to be you”, by Renée Taylor & Joseph Bologna, Theater Ilisia with G.Valtinos, Z.Makrypoulia
“SCALE #1:100”, with Yannis Adoniou, Sychrono Theatro, Athens
“Odyssey”, directed by Robert Wilson, National Theater of Athens, GR
“Viata Lights”, National Theater of Timisoara, RO
“REMEMBER” set design and videos in National Theater of Timisoara, RO
“How I learned to Drive”, by Paula Vogel, Theater of Braila, Romania
 

SHORT FILMS:

‘Afterlife”, 2016 @ Benaki Museum
‘White Torso”, White Torso, with Yannis Adoniou, 2015 @ Felios Collection
‘Disconnected’, 2015, Cannes Short Film Festival, directed by Ricardo González, Ben Talar
“38 Butterflies in my stomach”, The New York International Film and Video Festival
“Clouds”, 798 Art District, Beijing, China
“post ID”, VAFA, International Video Art Festival Macau, China
“Pricra”, LUMEN_EX, Museo of Contemporary arts Iberoamericano, Spain
“Eros”, Athens Video Art Festival , Gazi Keramikos, Athens
“Eros”, TresCourts , International Film Festival- French Cultural Center, Romania
“Eros”, Patras International Video Art Festival , Greece

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