Nikos Arvanitis

 

Born in Athens/Greece in 1979. Lives and works in Germany.  

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    2004- 2006 Master of Fine Arts "Public Art and New Artistic Strategies",Bauhaus University of Weimar, Germany. 2002-2003 Erasmus scholarship, painting (Prof. Yiannis Psychopedis), Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens/Greece. 1999-2003 Diploma (Magister Artium), painting and graphic art (Prof. Franz Graf), Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna/Austria. 1997-1999 Studies on classical drawing, painting and architectural drawing, Athens/Greece.
    2011 "Nikos Arvanitis: Stones, Politics", A. Antonopoulou Art Gallery, Athens, Greece. "Nikos Arvanitis: Every thing will begin, when every thing will end", Giomisti Kefali Gallery, Sifnos, Greece 2008 "Nikos Arvanitis: Re-locating The Thrills", A. Antonopoulou Art Gallery, Athens, Greece. "Barking Dogs United: What You Want Is What We Want”, Schalter, Berlin, Germany. "Barking Dogs United: SIZE MATTERZ”, ACC Gallery, Weimar, Germany. 2007 "Barking Dogs United: Bis auf weiteres..." Public Intervention, K&K Kiosk, Weimar, Germany. 2006 "Nikos Arvanitis: Holy Joy", Public Art Project, Weimar Atrium Shoping Centre, Weimar, Germany. 2005 "Nikos Arvanitis: Stücke meistern (Meister in Stücke)", Public Art Project, Theaterplatz, Weimar, Germany.
    2012 "Austausch", Group show, curated by Sofia Donna, Broadway Passage, Goethe Institut Athen, Greece (forthcoming) "Parnassus", curated by Stefan Bidner, Philological Association Parnassus, Athens, Greece (forthcoming) "The Phantom Limb", Group show, Open Show Studio, Athens, Greece 2011 "For Kids and Adults", Group show, Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia "Pause/Play", Group show, The Art Foundation (TAF), Athens, Greece "For Kids and Adults", Group show, BWA Wroclaw Galeria Awangarda, Wroclaw, Poland "L.O.L.A." Contemporary Dance Play, Choreography: Stella Zannou, Music: Nikos Arvanitis, DOCK 11, Berlin, Germany, Athens Video Dance Project 2011, Booze Cooperativa, Athens, Greece "Art Athina 2011", International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens, a.antonopoulou.art gallery "Fovos (Fear)", Group Show, Salon De Vortex, Lo and Behold, Athens, Greece "Drachma Conjuration", Group Research Project, Annexe of the Athens School of Fine Arts, Hydra, Greece 2010 "10+1", Group Show, Michalis Cacoyanis Foundation, Athens, Greece "AN DAS GERÄT", Group Show, ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany "Cabinets of Miracles" , Group show, Curated by Polina Kosmadaki, Christopher Marinos, Zone D-Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens, Greece "Legitimate Possession", Group show, Kardamili, Mani, Greece "The Sound of Colour” Curated by Jiannis Psychopedis, 8 Artistic Interventions on the façade of the Megaron Athens Concert Hall, Athens, Greece. "Ce qui vient" (That which comes), curated by Raphaële Jeune / Art to be, Les Ateliers de Rennes – Biennale d?Art Contemporain, Rennes, France. "Invisible Publics", Group Show curated by Sarah Rifky, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cairo, Egypt. "AN DAS GERÄT", Group Show, Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany. "The Other F-Word", Group Show, Humanities Fine Arts Gallery, University of Minnesota, Morris, USA. 2009 "Live", curated by D. Papaioannou & Z. Xagoraris, 2nd Athens Biennale 2009 HEAVEN, Athens, Greece. "Stairway to Content (Sonatine Bureaueratique)", bb15. initiative for art and media, Linz, Austria. “Remap KM2” with a.antonopoulou.art gallery, Athens, Greece. “Art Athina”, Athens International Art Fair with a.antonopoulou.art gallery, Athens, Greece. “Human Dollz: Crash! Boom! Bau!”, Scenography Festival, Bauhaus Lab, Theaterhaus Jena, Germany. 2008 “Inevitable Continuum”, Locust Projects, Miami, USA. “FLOTESON - Of sources, courses and rearrangements of sonic flotsam", KHM Gallery, Malmö, Sweden. “Hotspots”, “SYNCH Festival 2008”, Technopolis Gazi, Athens, Greece. 2007 "BDU: Bis auf weiteres..." Public Intervention, K&K Kiosk, Weimar, Germany. “The DESTE Foundation Prize 2007”, one of the six nominated artists for the prize, Deste Foundation Centre For Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece. “Metropolis”, Athens Municipal Gallery, Greece, Group Exhibition. “The Greek Contemporary Art Scene”, curated by Nadia Argyropoulou, Art Athina International Art Fair, Group Show. “Guest Curator”, curated by Naomi Tereza Salmon, Schalter Berlin, Germany, Group Show. “Unfair ?07”, Athens Imperial Hotel, Athens, courtesy: a.antonopoulou.art, Group Exhibition. “Unfair ?07”, Makedonia Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, courtesy: a.anonopoulou.art, Group Exhibition. 2006 “BDU feat. Roger Behrens: On A Spaceship Wιth No Fuel And No Future”, Radio feature, 1h 45min, produced for the Art Wave Radio, official web radio of the 1st Athens Biennial “Destroy Athens”. "What Remains Is Future", Patras European Capital of Culture, Greece, curated by Nadia Argyropoulou, organised by a.antonopoulou.art, Group exhibition. ProTaseis, Action Field Kodra 06, 6th visual arts festival, Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, Greece, curated by Elpida Karaba, Sotirios Bahtetzis, Anne-Laure Oberson, Group exhibition. "Engage", Nikos Arvanitis, Maria Konti, Antonis Pittas, Poka-Yio, curated by Polina Kosmadaki, Gazon Rouge Gallery, Athens, Greece, Group exhibition. "Kunstrasen2006 - Ersatzbank der Gefühle", Druckereigebäude des Stadtmuseums, Halle, Germany, Group Exhibition. "Metropolis", exhibition Hall "Bari", Patras European Capital of Culture, Greece, Group exhibition. Live music performance together with Hans-Joachim Roedelius at the Grosse Sendesaal, Radiokulturhaus of ORF, Vienna, Austria. "Nixs Niva and the Deloreans", sound performance, Elektro Giegling, Weimar, Germany. "577,4 The Distance Between", artistic interventions in public space in Leuven, Belgium, Nikos Arvanitis and Naomi Tereza Salmon (Barking Dogs United) participation with the project "iForgive / iForget". 2005 "The Wild Bunch" radio show with Nixs Niva and NTS Randomizer at Radio Lotte, Weimar, Germany. Formation of the artist couple "Barking Dogs United" together with Naomi Tereza Salmon, Weimar, Germany. "Utopikator", installation in cooperation with Jens Maier-Rothe. Utopie Baustelle, Schiller Festival 2005, Theaterplatz, Weimar, Germany. "Nixs Niva", sound performance, Elektro Giegling, Weimar, Germany. "In Vivo" exhibition by Fatima Bornemissza, opening sound performance by Nikos Arvanitis, Interationales Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Bamberg, Germany. 2004 "Austeros Katallelon" (Strictly Proper) artistic approaches on cinema, Hansen Hall, Old Public Hospital, Patras/ Byzantine Museum, Athens, Greece, group exhibition. "No Longer Accepting Complaints" sound performances and djing residency, Inoteka, Athens, Greece. "A_part, Until death do us", dance play based by “Prosxima” contemporary dance group with original sound score and music, direction by Nikos Arvanitis, choreography by Stella Zannou, Maria Koliopoulou and Dimitra Kritikidi, Topos Allou Theatre, Athens, Greece/ RoesTheatre, Athens, Greece/ 1st Mediterranean Platform of Contemporary Dance, Chania, Greece. Part of the dance play has been presented in the form of workshop at the Athens School of Fine Arts with live music improvisation by Nikos Arvanitis, Nikos Sepetzoglou and Demitris A. "Nixs Niva", sound performance, Bios, Athens, Greece. "Bus Journey" part I, action in public space, Weimar, Germany. 2003 "Thisplay", Galerie IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna/Austria, Group exhibition. invited as special guest on the "La Boum De Luxe" radio program at Vienna Fm4 radio on 22. 08. 03. "Guertel Night Walk ´03" Live concert together with Hans Joachim Roedelius as headliners at the Viennese music festival at Rihz club, Vienna, Austria. “Nikos Arvanitis Live”, Sound Performance, Kunstlerhaus Passage, Vienna, Austria. “m10+n69 Live”, Sound Performance together with Magnus Arnason, Fluc, Vienna, Austria. "Tetrachromia", Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens, Greece, Group exhibition. 2002 "less.sense.obvious", (opening sound performance by Nikos Arvanitis, Hans Joachim Roedelius, Magnus Arnason), Shultz ,Vienna/Austria, Solo exhibition. "Converter Project - part 2" sound and visual project/group exhibition, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik/Iceland. "Digital Love" CD album released by the Viennese record label Plag Dich Nicht (composed by Nikos Arvanitis, produced by Nikos Arvanitis and Hans Joachim Roedelius). Invited by Prof. Yiannis Psychopedis to organize and supervise a workshop with subject "the sound in the Fine arts" at the Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece. Nikos Arvanitis, Hans Joachim Roedelius: Digital Love Live, Sound Performance, Fluc, Vienna, Austria. 2001 "Seed Camp Festival", (together with Magnus Arnasson, Franz Graf, Jagosh Kalezich and Florian Lang), Waldviertel/Austria. "Natura Calling Khwan", Galerie Schloss Damtschach, Carinthia/Austria, Group Exhibition. "Stromstrasse Produkt" (together with Magnus Arnasson), The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik/Iceland, Group Exhibition. "Marthaler Zimmer" group exhibition/sound performance, (together with Magnus Arnasson, Franz Graf, Zenita Komad and Unfriendly Takeover), Vienna/Austria. "Converter Project" sound and visual project/group exhibition, Atelierhaus Semperdepot, Vienna/Austria. "Enhanced beats, mellow electronics" sound performance (together with Fotis Germanos as "Mellow Decay" and with visuals from Simone Carneiro), MUMOK Bar, Museum Of Modern Art, Vienna/Austria. 2000 "Toter Vogel" Project (together with Magnus Arnasson and Judith Weratznig), Sargfabrik, Vienna/Austria. "RAM" project/group exhibition, Atelierhaus Semperdepot, Vienna/Austria. "Heimat Odyssee" project/sound performance (together with Magnus Arnasson and Andreas Findeisen), Main act by Mike Hentz, Atelierhaus Semperdepot, Vienna/Austria. "m10+n69" exhibition and sound performance (together with Magnus Arnasson), VEKKS, Vienna/Austria. Winter 2000 formation of "Stromstrasse Produkt", a project platform for sound and visuals (together with Magnus Arnasson), Vienna/Austria. 1999 "Heimat, fremde Heimat", Atelierhaus Semperdepot, Vienna/Austria, Group exhibition. "Choose Life" sound performance (together with Magnus Arnasson), Atelierhaus Semperdepot, Vienna/Austria. "Metronome" sound performance (together with Magnus Arnasson and Markus Zobl), Contemporary Art Institute, Vienna/Austria. Formation of the experimental music duo m10+n69 (together with Magnus Arnasson), Vienna/Austria. 1997-98 Sound performances as bass player of the new wave band "The Ophelia's Garden", Athens/Greece. Summer 98 formation of the electronic duo "Mellow Decay"(together with Fotis Germanos), Athens/Greece.
    2011 "Fovos (Fear)", exhibition catalogue, Lo and Behold, Athens, Greece 2010 "10+1", exhibition catalogue, Michalis Cacoyanis Foundation, Athens, Greece "Cabinets of Miracles", exhibition catalogue, Zone D-Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens, Greece "Ce qui vient" (That which comes), exhibition catalogue, Les Ateliers de Rennes – Biennale d?Art Contemporain, France 2009 2nd Athens Biennale 2009 HEAVEN, exhibition catalogue, Athens, Greece. “Human Dollz: Crash! Boom! Bau!”, Audio CD Single, Bauhaus Lab, Theaterhaus Jena, Germany. 2007 „DESTE Prize 2007“, exhibition catalogue, DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece. 2006 “What Remains Is Future”, exhibition fanzines, Patras European Capital of Culture 2006. “Weimar Day to Day”, projects catalogue, Fakultät Gestaltung, MFA “Public Art and New Artistic Strategies, Bauhaus Universität Weimar. “Action Field Kodra 06, 6th visual arts festival”, exhibition catalogue, Cultural Organisation of Municipality Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, Greece. "Kunstrasen2006 - Ersatzbank der Gefühle", exhibition catalogue, Halle, Germany. "Metropolis", exhibition catalogue, Patras Film Association, Patras European Capital of Culture, Greece. "577,4 The Distance Between", exhibition catalogue, Stadsbestuur Leuven, Belgium. “Hans Joachim Roedelius: Works 1968 – 2005”, CD compilation, Groenland Records, London, England, participation with the track “Digital Love“. 2005 "GAP", magazine for contemporary art, Futura Editions, Athens, Greece. 2004 "Synth Pop Avenue Vol. 2", Audio CD compilation, Synthpopavenue.gr, Athens,Greece, participation with the track “Digital Love“. Austeros Katallelon" (Strictly Proper) artistic approaches on cinema, exhibition catalogue, Film Association, Patras, Greece. 2003 "Diploma Works 2003", exhibition catalogue, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria. 2002 "Digital Love", CD album, Plag Dich Nicht record label, Vienna, Austria.