Alexandra Athanassiades

Alexandra Athanassiades was born in 1961 in Athens, where she still lives and works.

Her higher education began in Switzerland, at Lugano's Franklin College.  In 1982 she graduated with distinction from Oxford University's Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at St. Anne's College and was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Print Making.  In 1984 she received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Columbia University, New York.

Since 1984 she has shown her work in many solo and numerous group exhibitions in Athens, Delphi, Ancient Messene, Poros, Larissa, Thessaloniki, Herakleion, Patmos, Ioannina, Paris, New York, Connecticut, Brussels, London and Monte Carlo, where in 1995 she won the Princess Grace Foundation Award.

Several of Alexandra's works are in important collections around the world and her sculptures are on permanent exhibition at Jean-Jacques Dutko Gallery in Paris and Zoumboulakis Gallery in Athens.

(photo:  Ioanna Jejumi)

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019    “Alexandra Athanassiades”, Ecali Club,  Athens, Greece. (Exhibition and screening of the Documentary                    ‘Fragments’ by Marianna Economou based on the artists work.) 

             “Alexandra Athanassiades”, Tatoi Club, Athens , Greece. (Exhibition and screening of the Documentary ‘                  Fragments’)     

2018    “Alexandra Athanassiades: Beyond Cavafy’s Written Word”, Gennadius Library, Ioannis Makriyannis Wing,              Athens, Greece    

2017    “Fragments”, Citronne Gallery, Poros, Greece

2016    “Horses and Αrmour”, Archaeological Site of Messene, Messene, Greece

2014    “Horses of the Sun”, Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall (sculpture exhibition and design of the Good Luck              Charm for the 2015), Athens, Greece

​​2012​​​    Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens, Greece

            Galerie Jean-Jacques Dutko, Paris, France

             Ecali Club, Athens, Greece

2009    Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece 

2007    Kouros Gallery, New York, USA 

             European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Delphi, Greece 

2001    Kouros Gallery, New York, USA 

2000    Galerie Jean-Jacques Dutko, Paris, France 

1999    Pierides Museum, Athens, Greece 

1994    Galerie de l’Arcade, Paris, France 

1992    Athens Art Gallery, Athens, Greece 

1989    Athens Art Gallery, Athens, Greece 

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SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020    “News From the Studios - A Life - Affirming Show” Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens, Greece.

             “Diachrony”, Foundation of the Hellenic World, Athens, Greece.

2019    “Giorgos Seferis: When the Light Dances I Speak Justly”, Tellogleio Foundation of the Arts, Thessaloniki,                  Greece.

            “Games and Toys”, Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens, Greece.

             Galerie Dutko, Paris, France.

2018   “Inner Outfits”, Hellenic-American Union, Athens, Greece 

            “C.P. Cavafy: Historia Arcana – A Hidden History”, King’s College – Hellenic Centre, London, UK 

2017   “Monuments” (represented by Dutko Gallery – London), London, UK

            “Giorgos Seferis: When the Light Dances I Speak Justly”,    B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine                 Arts and Music, Athens, Greece

            “60 Artists for the Open Door”, Byzantine and Christian Museum,     Athens, Greece

            Galerie Dutko, Paris, France

           “Small Paintings”, Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens, Greece

2016   “C.P. Cavafy: Historia Arcana – A Hidden History”, Historical Museum of Crete, Heraklion, Greece

            “C.P. Cavafy: Historia Arcana – A Hidden History”, Hellenic Society of Preservation of Culture &                                  Environment, Patmos, Greece

            Galerie Dutko, Paris, France 

2015   “The Armory Show” (represented by Galerie Jean-Jacques Dutko – Paris), New York

           “Kouroi and Kores”, Kouros Gallery Sculpture Center, Connecticut, USA

            “Now Open”, Dutko Gallery, London, UK

           “PAD LONDON 2015” (represented by Dutko Gallery – London), London, UK

           “Summer 2015”, Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens, Greece

           Galerie Dutko, Paris, France

           “C.P. Cavafy: Historia Arcana – A Hidden History”, Byzantine Museum, Ioannina, Greece 

           “Small Paintings”, Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens, Greece

           Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens, Greece 

​2014   “Imago Mundi: Traces of Today”, Luciano Benetton Collection

           “The Art of Giving II”, Desmos, Athinais Cultural Center, Athens, Greece

           “Nautilus: Navigating Greece”, BOZAR, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

           “BRAFA 2014” (represented by Galerie Jean-Jacques Dutko – Paris), Brussels, Belgium 

2013    “Journey to the End of Night”, Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens, Greece 

            “C.P. Cavafy: ‘Pictured’. 40 Greek Creators”, B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts & Music,                   Athens Greece

            “C.P. Cavafy. This Little Pencil Portrait”, European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Delphi, Greece

            “BRAFA 2013” (represented by Galerie Jean-Jacques Dutko – Paris), Brussels, Belgium 

            “PAD LONDON 2013” (represented by Galerie Jean-Jacques Dutko – Paris), London, UK

            “Warriors”, Kouros Gallery Sculpture Center, Connecticut, USA

            “The Art Of Giving”, Desmos, Athinais Cultural Center, Athens, Greece 

201    “The Other Greece”, Kouros Gallery, New York, USA (to benefit the Fulbright Foundation) 

201    “Heroes”, Onassis Cultural Center, New York, USA

           “BRAFA 2011” (represented by Galerie Jean-Jacques Dutko – Paris), Brussels, Belgium 

2010    “Art Athina 2010” (represented by Kouros Gallery – New York) Athens, Greece

            “Forest, Life, Civilization”, “Leonidas Kanellopoulos” Cultural Centre, Elefsina, Greece

            “Forest, Life, Civilization”, Ilias Lalaounis Museum, Athens, Greece

            “Departures”, Athinais Cultural Center, Athens, Greece

            “IETT 2010”, Athens, Greece

            “Marathon: In the Work of Eight Contemporary Artists”, European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Delphi,                         Greece

2009    “Art Athina 2009” (represented by Kouros Gallery – New York), Athens, Greece 

            “35 Artists for Democracy”, Zappeion Megaron, Athens, Greece

             “About the Horse”, Galerie Jean-Jacques Dutko, Paris, France

2008    Galerie Jean-Jacques Dutko, Paris, France

2007    “Ithaca Regained” (curated by Irving Sandler), Kouros Gallery, New York, USA 

2005    “Table Top Sculptures”, Kouros Gallery, New York, USA

             “The Horse in Art”, Gallery Ekfrasi, Athens, Greece 

             “Art Athina 2005” (represented by Kouros Gallery – New York), Athens, Greece 

2004    “Aux Frontières de l’Héroisme. Les Acrites dans l’Europe Médiévale”, Musée Nationale des Arts et                              Traditions Populaires, Paris, France

             “Aux Frontières de l’Héroisme. Les Acrites dans l’Europe Médiévale”, Byzantine and Christian Museum,                    Athens, Greece

             “Kaléidoscope”, Champs Élysées, Paris, France

             “Art Athina 2004” (represented by Kouros Gallery – New York),  Athens, Greece 

2003    “Art Athina 2003” (represented by Kouros Gallery – New York), Athens, Greece  

2002    “Kaléidoscope”, Dionyssiou Areopagitou Street, Athens, Greece

1996    Galerie Jean-Jaques Dutko, Paris, France

             “Art Athina 1996” (represented by Zina Athanassiadou Gallery – Thessaloniki), Athens, Greece 

1995    “XXIXe Prix International d’Art Contemporain de Monte Carlo”, Pté de Monaco, winner of the Princess                      Grace Foundation Award, Monte Carlo, Monaco

1994    Galerie de l’Arcade, Paris, France

1993    “Regards Sur la Femme”, Musée de la Monnaie, Paris, France

             Galerie de l’Arcade, Paris, France

             Galerie Jean-Luc Méchiche, Paris, France

1992    “Dêpot 92”, Athens Art Gallery, Athens, Greece

1984    “New Artists, Mixed Media”, 112 Greene Street Gallery, New York, USA

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OTHER ACTIVITIES

 

Designed and created sets for the following performances:

2017    La Clemenza di Tito, set design for Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall, Athens, Greece

1987    Strindberg-Stindberg, for the Diplous Eros Theatrical Company, Athens, Greece 

1985    City Life, for Abiogenesis Dance Group, New York, USA

1984    Places, for Abiogenesis Dance Group, New York, USA

1983    Narcolepsy, for Abiogenesis Dance Group, New York, USA

 

 

 

PUBLIC WORK

 

2019   Two Murals at the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Athens, Greece

2018   Murals and Horse Sculpture at the Bodossakis Foundation, Athens, Greece.

           Horse Sculpture at Athens College, Athens, Greece.

2014   Two Murals at Athens College Kindergarten, Athens, Greece.

            Horse and Armour sculptures at the Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece.

2011   Armour sculpture at the Onassis Cultural Center, New York, USA.

 

 

DOCUMENTARIES on the Artists Work

 

2018    “Fragments”, by Marianna Economou, official entry at the Thessaloniki Film Festival 2018, produced by                  Marni Films and Doc 3.

2016    “Art in Ancient Messene”, by Corinne Chandler for ‘Athens Living’.

2012    “Paris 2012” by Josef Tupay, screened at Galerie Dutko, Paris, France.

            “Galerie Dutko”, by Gregoire Couvert.

2009    “Benaki Museum”, by Josef Tupay.

             “Benaki Musuem”, by Manolis Kazamias.

             “Studio Visit”, by Corinne Chandler for ‘Athens Living’.