Dimitris Merantzas

 Artist's Statement

Having studied cinema which combines in a unique way all forms of art, I approach visual arts in multiple ways.

It is therefore, necessary for me to be able to combine all means available in order to express myself. I constantly renew my expressive tools, so that I can approach my theme from different points of view.

I am interested in whatever has direct or indirect relation with human, whether it concerns an individual facing his solitude or in his social relations and interaction.

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    1988 He graduates, as Director of Photography, from Lycourgos Stavrakos Film and Television School.
    2015 “Promenade”, a.antonopoulou.art Gallery, Athens 2014 "Seeking the Common Ground" is the title of an exhibition with a retrospective character (1993-2013) Catalogue. Curator: Megakles Rogakos. The Blender Gallery. Athens. 2011 "Unknown heroes, Renown heroes", installation, Elika Gallery. Athens. 2009 “Reality is the informer of Imagination”. State Museum of Contemporary Art. Catalogue. Curated by Yannis Bolis. Thessaloniki. 2008 “Reality is the informer of Imagination” Tsatsis Projects, Thessaloniki. 2006 “Untitled” Qbox gallery, Athens. 2000 “Spring ?00” Cheap Art space, Athens. 1998 “Wine – Spirits”, in collaboration with Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, “Liberation Tools”. Athens. 1996 Exhibition in two units: “Useful Three - Digit Numbers” and “Fantastic Signals”. Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens. 1993 “Good morning”. Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Centre, Athens.
    2015 “Art – Brussels 2015??, The Office gallery, Nicosia, Catalogue. 2014 " Tradition – Reversal ", Collegium Artisticum, (in the frame of Winter Festival), curators: Katerina Koskina, Yannis Bolis, catalogue, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina 2013 " Transition", Municipal Art Gallery of Athens, curators: Yannis Bolis, Provo Principles, Athens " Tradition – Reversal ", 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art. Curators: Katerina Koskina - Yannis Bolis " The Cabinet" (from darkness to light), ReMap 2, International Platform for Contemporary Art. Curators: Dionisis Christofilogiannis, Giorgos Tserionis, Andreas Voussouras. 2012 “Extraversion” Sismanogleio Megaron, Istanbul. Curator: J.Bolis. Catalogue. 2011 “Art Athina 2011”, Elika gallery, Athens. 2010 “Art Athina 2010”, Artbeat gallery, Brussels, Belgium. Catalogue. 2009 “Personal-Political” 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, “Praxis: Art in time of uncertainty”. Curators: Areti Leopoulou and Theodore Markoglou. Catalogue. “Unexpected expedition” ReMap 2, International Platform for Contemporary Art. Parallel program to the 2nd Athens Biennale “Heaven”. Curator: George Tserionis. “The Mediterranean Olive Grove” Olivepress. Art Factory, Dromonero, Crete. Catalogue. 2008 “Art and Nature” Villa Kazouli, Athens. Curator: Yannis Bolis. Catalogue “Silent dialogues-Multimedia Portraits throughout time?? The American College of Greece, Athens. Curator: Megakles Rogakos. Catalogue. Art Athina 2008 In collaboration with Tsatsis Projects / Artforum. Athens 2007 “Visual Arts in Greece 2007”. State Museum of Contemporary Art. Thessaloniki. Curator: Haris Kambouridis.Catalogue. “Affinities. Flowers in Greek art 1880 – 2006”. Show room Alpha Bank and National Gallery, Nafplion. Curator: Eleni Kypraios. Catalogue “ARTmART” Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria. Curators: G. & D.Georgakopoulos, F. Mouzakitis, C. Rupp, L.Seidler. “In-between earth and sky” Tsatsis projects/Artforum, Thessaloniki. Curator: Aris Stoidis. 2006 “Anathena” Project Room, DESTE Foundation, Athens. Curators: Marina Fokides and Marina Gioti. “Occasion for the basics” Qbox gallery, Athens. “Time based arts” Cultural Park of Agia Paraskevi. Curator: Anna Hatzigiannaki. 2004 “Athens by Art” Organized by AICA HELLAS and Municipality of Athens. Participation?s overview by Efi Strousa. VideoDance04 Festival, Athens. Curator: Christiana Galanopoulou.
    1990 Receives the Fantastic Film Award for directing “Doors”, at Drama Short Film Festival. 1992 Receives distinction for his participation at Spyropoulos Foundation?s “Young Painters” contest.