Athanasios Argianas (b. 1976 Athens, lives in London) has held solo exhibitions and performances at institutions including : EMST National Museum Of Contemporary Art, Athens (The Length Of A Strand Of Your Hair, Of The Width Of Your Arms Unfolded) review here;  The Barbican Art Gallery, London (The Length Of Your Arms Unfolded, 2011) and The Serpentine Gallery Pavillion, The Serpentine Gallery, London (We All Turn This Way, with Nick Laessing 2008), and group shows at museums and institutions including Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (forthcoming), GAM Milano, Villa Reale, Milan, Centre Rhénan d'Art Contemporain / CRAC Alsace, Fondazione Prada, Ca Corner,Venice,  The Pulitzer Foundation For The Arts, St Louis, MO, Ecole Francaise Athens (Whitechapel Gallery & NEON), Arnolfini, Bristol, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, Le Galerie, Noisy Le-Sec, and Art Now, Art Now Live, Tate Britain, London.

He participated in The Imminence Of Poetics - The 30th Biennale Of Sao Paulo, Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, Sao Paulo. 

And also the 2nd Athens Biennale, the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale, the 1st Prague Biennal, and PERFORMA 13 Biennial, New York.


 

 

Education

 

2003 - 2005

MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London, UK

1999-2000

Kunstakademie Dusseldorf (Prof. Jannis Kounelis), Dusseldorf, Germany

1994-1997

School Of Fine Arts, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece

Solo Exhibitions

2015  

Silence Breakers, Silence Shapers +), Aanant & Zoo, Berlin
Swimmer’s Arms Are Oars, On Stellar Rays, New York

2014

A Sequencer**, Aanant & Zoo, Berlin
Silence Breakers Silence Shapers, Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam

2013     

A Sequencer*, On Stellar Rays, New York

2011

Laid Long, Spun Thin Max Wigram Gallery, London
The Length Of A Piece Of String Cut At The Width Of Its Circumference The Breeder, Athens
Of The Length Of Your Arms, Unfolded (performance), The Barbican Art Gallery, The Barbican Centre, London

2010

Art Nova, Art Basel Miami (with Pavel Büchler), FL, USA
The Legth Of A Strand Of Your Hair, Of The Width Of Your Arms, Unfolded EMST, National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens.
Manifesto Of Nondurational Time, La chambre,
Galerie Xippas, Paris.

2008

We All Turn This Way, (with Nick Laessing) Serpentine Gallery Pavillion, the Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Sing Sideways, Sing From The Middle To The Start/End, Galleria Alessandro de March, Milan.
Athanasios Argianas Arquebuse, Geneva
Athanasios Argianas & Len Lye, Arcade, London (with Len Lye)

2007

Athanasios Argianas, remap KM, The Breeder, Athens.
Mimicking, Falling & Falling, Max wigram Gallery, London.
On Aether, Cell Projects (With Nick Laessing), London
Athanasios Argianas, The Breeder, Athens



Selected Group Exhibitions

2016

The Promise Of Total Automation,Kunsthalle Wien, Museumquartier, Vienna. curated by Anne Faucheret
Line, Lisson Gallery, London. curated by The Drawing Room.

2015

Terrapolis, French Archaeological School, Athens -Whitechapel Gallery, London & NEON, Athens.
Don't Shoot The Painter, UBS Collection curated by Francesco Bonami, GAM Milano, Villa Reale.

2014

Art Of Its Own Making, The Pulitzer Foundation For The Arts, st Louis.
Art Or Sound, Fondazione Prada, Ca Corner Della Regina, Venice.
Der Kubist Marcel Duchamp Mag Nicht Malen, Thomas Schulte, Berlin

2013

PERFORMA 13 Biennial, New York
Conceptual materialism, Der Trost Der Dinge, Aanant & Zoo, Berlin
NEVERMORE
, On Stellar Rays, New York
SilentSpaceStandStill, Tzisdaraki Mosque, cur. Locus Athens, Athens.
In The Air Tonight, Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden
I Appear Missing
, Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam

2012

 

The Imminence Of Poetics The 30th Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Coquilles Mecaniques Centre Rhénan d'Art Contemporain (CRAC Alsace)
'In The Air Tonight' Gebr. Lehmann Galerie, Berlin
SonicTime / Sound/Speech/Silence from the EMST collection. EMST Museum Of Contemporary Art, Athens
Happy People Have No Stories Deweer Gallery, Otegem.

2011

Odd Time Beat, RODEO, Istanbul.
Art Now Live, Art Now, Tate Britain, London
A Rock And A Hard Place, The 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki.
Ντερτι Humanism, Faggionato Fine Art, London
An Action Event Or Other Thing That Occurs Or Happens Again, One ThoresbyStreet & Bonington Galleries, Nottingham University, Nottingham
TheRiot Act, Mor Charpentier, Paris

2010

The Marathon Marathon Project, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, The New Acropolis Museum, Athens (performance)
Recent British Sculpture, Grimm Fine Art, Amsterdam (cat.)
In-Scribe, Hellenic-American Union galleries, Athens
Actors and Agents, The Hub, Athens
Cometa Rossa, Fluxia, Milan
Arrivals-Departures, Europe, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona

2009

Look! No hands. , Cell Project Space, London 
Paint-id Contemporary Painting in Greece, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki 
Deste Prize, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens
For The Straight Way Is Lost, Heaven, Athens Biennial 2, Athens 
In Praise of Shadows, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam
SCULPTURE SHOW, Eastside Projects, Birmingham

2008

Manifesto Marathon, Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London (performance)
L'aprés Moderne, Project Midi, Brussels
Fables du Doute, La Galerie - Centre d'art contemporain, Noisy-le-Sec, France
The Show Will Be Titled After Its End Formcontent, London

2007

Pale Carnage, Arnolfini, Bristol (touring to Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee) cat. 
Supernova, NIMAC The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia 
In Present Tense / Young Greek Artists, EMST National Museum Of Contemporary Art, Athens
Invisible, Max Wigram Gallery, London 
Not Just, Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam  
On Aether, Cell Projects, London 

2006

Personne ne veut mourir, Arquebuse, Geneva,
Artsessions, Kunsthalle Wien Project Space, Vienna
Bloomberg New Contemporaries (Liverpool Biennial 2006), Club Row, Liverpool (touring to Roschelle School, London)
Dialogue II, Enrico Fornello Gallery, Prato, Italy 
Social Ocean, Temporary Contemporary, London

2005

All Personal, VTO London 
Time Pop 2005, Artprojx, Prince Charles Cinema, London

2003

Prague Biennale 1, selected by the Deste Foundation, National Gallery, Prague  (cat.)

2000

Timothy Taylor Gallery, (with Ian Kiaer & Nick Laessing) London

1999

New Contemporaries 99, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool / Various Venues London

 

Awards

Shortlisted for The Deste Prize 2009
Elephant Trust, Artist Production Grant, London 2011
International Artist In Residence, Sammlung Lenikus, Vienna 2014.

Selected Collections

EMST National Museum Of Contemporary Art, Athens
Collection of Aaron & Barbaba Levine, Washington DC
THE EKARD COLLECTION
Michael Haas, Berlin
Heiner Bastien, Berlin
UBS Collection, London / Zurich

Selected Bibliography

2012

2011

2010

Tom Morton, 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale (review) Frieze Magazine no. 144 Jan Feb 2012

Theo Reeves Evison An Action, Event Or Other Thing That Occurs Or Happens Again (review) Frieze Magazine no. 145 March 2012

Simone Menegoi, Review of Laid Long Spun Thin, Artforum Critic's Pick Artforum Online

Tom Morton, Athanasios Argianas, (review) National Museum Of Contemporary Art, Frieze Magazine, November 2010

2009

Chris Sharp, Frames of Reference, (feature article), Flash Art Vol. XLII, November- December 2009, p.52-54 
Martin Herbert, Best of 2009: Athanasios Argianas, Artforum, December 2009, p. 203 
Helen Sumpter, Athanasios Argianas: In the studio, Time Out, September 2009
Francesco Pedraglio and Caterina Riva, Whatever Happened to the London Night?, Kaleidoscope Issue 01, March-April 2009, pp. 132
Marco Tagliafiero, Cometa Rossa, Artforum online Critic's Picks

2008

Sam Thorne, Focus; Athanasios Argianas, Frieze Magazine, issue 119, Nov-Dec 2008 
JJ Charlesworth, Voodoo Modern, Art Review, issue 26, Oct. 2008 
Chris Sharp, Athanasios Argianas, Arquebuse, review, Frieze online
Paola Noe, Athanasios Argianas Critic's Picks Artforum online, January 2008 
Martin Herbert, Athanasios Argianas, Modern Painters Magazine, pp. 50-52, March 2008 
Diana Baldon, Athens Biennial, Art-Forum, pp. 276, January 2008. 
Ossian Ward, London's 40 Best Artists, Time-Out London, 21 oct. 2008 
Focus London Artists Dictionary, Flash Art International, oct 2008 
Athanasios Argianas Interview, Athinorama Magazine, Issue 400, pp. 99 17th January 2008

2007

Interview by Simone Menegoi, Athanasios Argianas, pp. 13-16, Mousse Magazine no 10, Milan/ Berlin 
Interview by Foteini Barka, Sculptures Translating Music, Eleftherotypia newspaper, 6th February, Athens 
Christopher Marinos, Athanasios Argianas, Flash Art International, issue 254, Milan 
Lucy Steeds, Pale Carnage, Art Monthly, No. 305, April 2007, pp.23-4, London 
David Shariatmadari, Pale Carnage, Art Review, Issue 11, p.31, London 
Esther Lemy, The Visual of Music, Athens Art Review, Issue 10, Feb 2007, pp. 42-7 
Focus Greece Artists Dictionary, Flash Art International