Nikos Arvanitis
The residue that remains as a memory of contact. Entrance of a Chinese temple in Saigon
The residue that remains as a memory of contact. Honeymoon photo shooting in a public space in Saigon” and “The residue that remains as a memory of contact. Beach view in Hoi An
Plateau II
Quebra diptych
Star System For New Purposes (Your Rodchenko in my Bauhaus)
Study of the liquid distance
Study of the liquid distance
Study of the liquid distance
Titles For Works (Jello Revisited)
Nikos Arvanitis’ artistic and research work focuses on themes, which consider the structures and possibilities of public space indwelling, the aesthetic perception in contemporary society, the construction of collective identities and the concept of the globalized, spectacular, but also institutional massive culture. In his work, these issues are being examined, having as central methodology the relocation of conceptsdata and using a practice of various mediums’ analysis and their theoretical documentation (in- situ research, site- specific parameters, historical research). The medium range that his works covers is wide: painting, drawing, photography, video- art, interactive and sound installations and performances, actions and interventions in public space, interactive and participatory works, music and radio productions.
solo exhibitions
Twelve Hours
Stones, Politics
Re-locating the Thrills
Nikos Arvanitis (b. 1979 – Athens, Greece) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, at the Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, GR (Erasmus scholarship) and at the MFA course “Public Art and new artistic Strategies” at the Bauhaus University of Weimar, DE with scholarships from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and the A. S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation.

He won the first prize on the “ZeitGenosse Schiller” competition for public art, Weimar, DE, 2005, was nominated for the „5th DESTE Prize“ of the DESTE Foundation, Athens, GR, 2007, and he won the 2nd Prize of the Spyropoulos Foundation Award, Athens, GR, 2009.

He co-founded the artist-duo Barking Dogs United with Naomi Tereza Salmon in 2005.

His work has been exhibited, between others, at the 2nd Les Ateliers de Rennes – Biennial d’Art Contemporain, Rennes, (FR), 2nd Athens Biennial (GR), Halle 14 (DE), Locust Projects, Miami (USA), Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kairo (EG), Deste Foundation Centre For Contemporary Art, Athen (GR), Institute of Contemporary Greek Art, Athen (GR), BWA Wroclaw Galeria Awangarda, Wroclaw (PL), Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain Le Commun, Geneva (CH) and at the Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade (RS). Solo exhibitions at gallery, Athens (GR), artcore, Bari (IT), ACC Galerie, Weimar (DE)