Alexandros Psychoulis
Despite his classical studies in painting, in the workshop of Panagiotis Tetsis at ASFA, Alexandros Psychoulis appears on the Greek Art scene in the 90’s, with the first digital interactive works made in Greece and worldwide. The first of these, the “Black Box”, is presented at the 47th Venice Biennale in 1997 and awarded with the Benesse Prize. Exploring in a creative way the challenges of the digital age permeates the whole of his work, which in the coming years will take the form of large installations with “soft” materials. The refutation of visions for a free digital sharing community and the transformation – in recent years – of cyberspace into a control tool, is redefining its creative tactics. Invents robotic design machines where the intangible meets the randomness of natural space. He continues to make use of digital technology and at the same time uses painting, drawing, wood sculpture as a meta-language to negotiate the hybrid possibilities of thought and action in the present.
Alexandros Psychoulis (b. 1966 – Volos, Greece) studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts. His first works are interactive installations that are activated by the viewer and explore his subconscious, decoding images, sounds, fears, desires or memories. Exploring the landscape of digital reality is still at the center of his work, which consists of installations in space, animation, and painting.
In 1997 he was awarded the Benesse Prize for his work Black Box with which he participates in the 47th Venice Biennale. In 2011, his work Body Milk was presented at the Guggenheim in Bilbao as part of The Luminous Interval exhibition of Dimitris Daskalopoulos’s collection. Since 1991 he has held 27 solo exhibitions in Greece and abroad. (Nicosia, Tokyo, Boston, New York, Bradford, Athens, etc.)
He has participated in major international group exhibitions such as 14 Documenta Athens – Kassel (2017). In the exhibition “Expanded Ecologies. Perspective in a Time of Emergency”, National Museum of Contemporary Art (2009), Synopsis 1, Communications, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2000) etc. Currently, he is Professor of “Art and Technology” in the Department of Architecture of the University of Thessaly.