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Curriculum vitae

 
Curriculum vitae

Zolotakis was born in 1963 in Athens. In 1983 he began his studies at the Minerva Art Academy in Groningen – Holland. In 1988 he graduated in graphical design and photography and in 1990 in computer graphics, silkscreen and painting. In 1990 – 1991 he worked as ‘artist in residence’ at SCAN (the former National Institute for computer graphics, animation and multi media).
 

EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2014

      Solo
- Analysis and Gesture - Festival at the Park - curator: Anastasios Karpodinis - Karma Porto Paros - Paros - Greece
- Summing up - Gallery T.A.S - Groningen - The Netherlands
- Orakel - Noorderstation - Groningen - The Netherlands
- Aurora - Portiersloge - Groningen - The Netherlands
- From Abstract Expressionism to Emotional Rationalism - with Kelly - K.A.M. Centre of architecture of the Mediterranian Old Venetian harbour of Chania - Crete - Greece
- Equilibrium - with Kelly - Goulandri Museum - Athens - Greece

     Group

- Europe, Our Common Route - House of Europe - The Hague - The Netherlands
- Big Crisis Art Exhibition - curator: Maria Schina / Georgia Tseri - Gallery Follow your Art - Kithira - Greece
- Adding to Abstraction - Neorio Moro - curator: Anastasios Karpodinis - Old Venetian harbour of Chania - Crete - Greece
- Crucify Him - Artfestfestival Chaniart 2014 - curator: Ioannis Archodakis / text: Maria Maragou - Megaro Trianon - Chania Crete   Greece
- Krikos - Artfestival Chaniart 2014 - curator: Ioannis Archondakis - Contemporary Art Museum - Dromonero - Crete - Greece
- Crossing Borders - Gallery Schaeffers + Van.Guard - www.unlikefestival.com - curated by Vassiliki Vayenou - Oslo, Norway
- 3 in One (ground flour) and Encounters Group Show (first floor) - Holland Tunnel Gallery - Parikia - Paros - Greece
- Diversity - Art Space Panos Archolekas - Aghia Theodoti - IOS - Greece
- An Urban Film Map - ARTWALL Project Space - curators : Kika Kiriakakou & Andreas Kikiras
- Framed - Holland Tunnel Art Gallery - New York - USA

     Curated by Kelly and Apostolis Zolotakis
- Ground Zero - Contemporary Art Meeeting Point / CAMP! - Athens - Greece
 
Participating artist: Yiannis Adamakos, Aggelos Antonopoulos, Ad Arma, Lina Bebi, Teo Daskalakis, Apostolos Fanakidis,
  Nikos Gyftakis, Peter Heij, Chara Kolaiti, Kleomenis Kostopoulos, Paulien Lethen, Henny van der Meer,
  Kiriakos Mortarakos, Jan Mulder, Spiridoula Politi, Henk Puts, Bert van Santen, John Sikking, Dimitris Tragkas.

    Curated by Apostolis Zolotakis
- Familiar - Unfamiliar - Netherlands Institute Athens (NIA) - Athens - Greece
 
Participating artist: Ad Arma, Peter Heij, Paulien Lethen, Jan Mulder, Henk Puts, Henny van der Meer, Bert van Santen en John Sikking.
- The Diversion of Dream -Trianon Mansion - Iroon Polytechniou 43 - Dikastiria - Chania - Crete - Greece
  Participating artist: Kelly, Pablo L. Bueno, Bisan Abu-Elisheh, Chara Kolaiti, Collin Lloyd,
  Alexia Serpentini, Giorgos Spiropoulos, Christos Tsamis


2013

      Solo
- Paths of Memory II - Festival at the Park 2013 - Porto Paros Art Space - Paros - Greece

      Group
- Re-culture 2 - Skagiopouleio Foundation - curator: Kleomenis Kostopoulos - Patras - Greece
- Black
-White Dreams - Artfestival Chaniart 2013 - curator: Ioannis Archondakis - Contemporary Art Museum - Dromonero - Crete - Greece
- Discreet Absence - Artfestival Chaniart 2013 - curator: Kelly Athanasiadou - Chania - Crete - Greece
- When Cinderella met Dr. Freud - Artfestival Chaniart 2013 - curator: Ioannis Archondakis - Lourakis Estate & Winery - Kolimbari - Crete - Greece
- Sea, Mer, Mar - Artfestival Chaniart 2013 - curator: Ioannis Archondakis - Fishery Museum - Kolimbari - Crete - Greece
- Crucify! - Artfestival Chaniart 2013 - curator: Ioannis Archondakis - Public Library - Palaia Roumata - Crete - Greece
- Konstantinos Kavafis, the Greek Poet of Alexandroupoli - Chaniart 2013 - curators: Aglaia Kampani & Ioannis Archondakis - Cultural Centre Chania    Crete - Greece
- The Sheep, Journey to Pastoral Life - Architecture and Art - Greek Cultural Center - Athens - Greece

      Curated by Apostolis Zolotakis
- Familiar - Unfamiliar - Artfestival Chaniart 2013 - Neorio Moro - Old Venetian harbour - Chania - Crete - Greece
- Familiar - Unfamiliar - Re-culture 2 - Agora tou Argyri - Patras - Greece
  Participating artist: Ad Arma, Peter Heij, Paulien Lethen, Jan Mulder, Henk Puts, Henny van der Meer, Bert van Santen en John Sikking.

2012

      Solo
- Proskinites / Pilgrims - Magaze - curator: Kelly Athanasiadou - Athens - Greece
- Porto Paros Art Space - Paros - Greece

      Group
- 16th Annual Global Womens Artemis Awards EAWC - Rayburn House Office Bulding - Washington D C. US. CAPITOL - USA
- Art event Yellow Fellow 'Genesis van de vorm' - reaction of contemporary artists on the work of the Belgian artist Mark Verstockt -
  Leidschendam - The Netherlands
- Choices - Studio Jan Mulder - Utrecht - The Netherlands
- Lek Art 2012 - curator: Lisette Le Blanc - Culemborg - The Netherlands
- Cheap Art 2012 - Loods 6 - Amsterdam - The Netherlands
- Odyssey to the Orient - Holland Tunnel Gallery - Parikia - Paros - Greece
- Choices - Dimitrakopoulos Building - Parikia - Paros - Greece
- Eclectic affinities with the art of Phaedon Anastasiadis - Teloglion Foundation of Art - Curator: Eugenia Alexaki - Thessaloniki - Greece


2011

      Solo
- Memeplex II - Satellite exhibition of Noorderlicht 2011 - Noorderstation - Groningen - The Netherlands (solo exhibition at the North-West side
  of the station; at the South-Eath side of the station an interactive audiovisual installation in cooperation with composer and
  software engineer Frans-Jan Wind (catalogue)
- Paths of Memory - Festival at the Park 2011 - Porto Paros Art Space - Paros - Greece
- Construction - Deconstruction - Herakleidon Museum - curator: Alexandra van der Staaij - Athens - Greece

      Group
- Protest & Prominence - Satellite exhibition of Noorderlicht 2011 - SMAHK (City Museum for Contemporary Art) - Assen - The Netherlands
  (catalogue)
- Tio Ilar IV - Athens - Greece (catalogue)
- Contemporary View - Ancient Cultures - Installation: inside the black box - Herakleidon Museum -
  curator: Alexandra van der Staaij - Athens - Greece
- Pandemonium - Holland Tunnel Gallery - Paroikia - Paros island - Greece
- Permanent Collection I - Contemporary Art Museum 'Olivepress' - Dromonero Chanion - Crete - Greece
- Eclectic affinities with the art of Phaedon Anastasiadis - Cultural Centre Melina - Curator: Eugenia Alexaki - Athens - Greece
  (catalogue)
- The Pet City Exhibition - Melanithros Art Space - curator: Vassiliki Athena Vayenou -Athens - Greece


2010

      Solo
- Celluloid and Cigarettes - CheapArt - Athens - Greece
- Psaropoulos Foundation - Centre for the study of modern Pottery - Athens - Greece
- Simplon Art Gallery - Groningen
- With the eyes of the unknown - Portiersloge - Groningen
- Memeplex - Agterhuis - Hengelo

      Group
- Cheap Art 16 - Gallery Cheap Art - Athens - Greece
- The Open Mind of Lefkadio Hearn - Donjon of Matsue Castle, Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum and Karakoro Studio - Japan (catalogue)
- A world of votive offerings - Hellenic American Union Galleries - curator: L. Karapidaki - Athens - Greece (catalogue)
- Erisichthon, the modern interpretation of the myth - L. Kanellopoulos Cultural Centre (Aischylia 2010) – curator: L. Karapidaki - Eleusis –
  Greece (catalogue)
- International Museum Day 2010 - Herakleidon Museum and Psaropoulos Foundation - Athens - Greece
- Ex votos of Europe - The votive offerings in contemporary art in Greece - Museum Kresów - curator: L. Karapidaki - Lubaczow - Poland
  (catalogue)
- Nine modern painters are talking in Ios - Hall of cultural events - IOS - Greece (catalogue)
- 'Harvest' - curator: L. Karapidaki - Sellasia - Greece
- Oli-vier-r - curator: L. Karpidaki - Meknes - Marokko
- Holland Tunnel Gallery - Paros - Greece
 

2009

      Solo
- Attrition A - Gallery K-Art – Athens – Greece (catalogue)
- Attrition B - Dutch Institute – Athens – Greece (catalogue)
- Perceptual Code - L. Kanellopoulos Cultural Centre (Aischylia 2009) – curator: L. Karapidaki co-curator Vassiliki Athena Vayenou- Elefsina –
  Greece (catalogue)

      Group
- Human and Divine – French Embassy – Athens – Greece (catalogue)
- Rural Heritage and Collective Identity - Folklore and Historical Museum of Komotini – Greece (catalogue)
- Landscape of memory – Pinacotheca San Marco dei Cavoti, Benevento - Italy (catalogue)
- The Open Mind of Lefkadio Hearn - The American college of Greece - Athens (catalogue)
- Dilemma - Holland Tunnel Gallery - Paros - Greece
- Landscape Stories - Basilica of San Marco in Herakleion - Creta - Greece and Tower Clocks' Museum - San Marco dei Cavoti,
  Benevento - Italy and Loutra Aeridon - Athens - Greece (catalogue)
- Shield and Symbol from the Ancient Veil to the Hijab - ReconcArt Festival - Athinaida Cultural Centre - Athens - Greece (catalogue)


2008

      Group
- Rural Heritage and Collective Identity – Museum Kresow – Poland and National Museum of History – Sofia – Bulgaria (catalogue)
- Silent dialogues – Multimedia portraits throughout time – The American College of Greece – Athens (catalogue)
 

2007

      Solo
- Pinacotheca – Corfu – Greece

      Group
- WTC Art Gallery – Rotterdam (catalogue)
- Tokens of Worship and Miracles - Byzantine Museum – Corfu – Greece
 

2006

      Solo
- Gallery E31 – Athens – Greece
- W T C Art Gallery – Rotterdam

      Group
- Visual Arts in Greece – State Museum of Contemporary Art – Curator: Thanasis Moutsopoulos - Thessaloniki - Greece (catalogue)
 

2005

      Solo
- International Art Fair Lineart – Gent - Belgium, represented by Gallery Marc van Meensel
 

2004

      Solo
- Art event ‘Helder gekaapt’ – Den Helder

      Group
- Art event – Antwerp – Belgium


2003

      Solo
- Oerol Festival – Terschelling

      Group
- Gallery Humanitas – Groningen


2002

      Solo
- Art Event Van IJ tot Zee, installation in former Sugar Factory CSM Amsterdam – Halfweg
- Sophie’s Palace – Utrecht

      Group
- Gallery Humanitas – Roden (catalogue)


2001

      Solo
- Sophie’s Palace – Utrecht


2000

      Solo
- Fort Lux, at Fort island – IJmuiden
- Gallery Humanitas – Groningen


1999

      Group
- Art Fair St. Jans Church – Utrecht (catalogue)


1998

      Solo
- Gallery Windows 3 – Utrecht


1997

      Solo
- Besselaar Contemporary Art Gallery – Utrecht


1996

      Group
- Besselaar Contemporary Art Gallery – Utrecht


1995

      Solo
- Design Institute – Amsterdam

      Group
- Katauczek Gallery – Vienna – Austria (catalogue)


1994

      Solo
- Gallery Kiem – Utrecht

      Group
- 6th Internat. Triennial of Prints: Grafinnova, Ostrobothnian Museum – Vaasa – Finland (catalogue)
- 5th International Symposium on Electronic Art – Helsinki – Finland
- Gallery Kiem – Utrecht
- Herenhuis Gallery – Enkhuizen
- Dutch Electronic Art Festival – Rotterdam


1993

      Group
- Museum for Graphics – Joure
- Bergkerk – Deventer (catalogue)
- Gallery Broekhuis – Enschede
- International Photography Manifestation Fotografica – Breda
- Gallery J. Koniarka - Trnava – Slovakia (catalogue)
- Gallery Benesov u Prahy – Czech republic (catalogue)
- Kotauczek Gallery – Wien – Austria (catalogue)


1992

     Solo
- Pinacotheca Slochteren

     Group
- Traveling exhibition Computer Graphics in the Fine Arts – Czechoslovakia (catalogue)
- Third International Symposium on Electronic Art - Sydney – Australia
- Pinacotheca Slochteren
- Literary Museum – Den Haag
- Pinacotheca – Zaandam

Earlier group exhibitions (selection)


1991

- European Currents Photography – Durham University – England
- Traveling Photography Exhibition CNTATA – Russia
- VSB Gallery – Amsterdam


1990

- Second International Symposium on Electronic Art in Groningen
- Centraal Beheer – Apeldoorn
- Stretching Photography – New Castle – England
- The Electronic Artist Posthoornkerk – Amsterdam (catalogue)


1989

- Media Vision – RAI – Amsterdam


CONTACT DETAILS:

Address: Stanleylaan 281
3526 TH Utrecht
Holland
Telephone / fax: 0031 (0)30 - 296 56 93
E-mail: zolotakis@hotmail.com
Website: www.zolotakis.com