8th Mar 2012 6:00pm
Sallis Benney Theatre
ARCHITECTURE PROGRAMME IN COLLABORATION WITH APPRI: SPATIAL SERIES
Costas Varotsos : Extended Space
COSTAS VAROTSOS (b. 1955) in Athens, Greece studied sculpture in Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome and Universita di Pescara, Architetura and obtained Fulbright Grant in 1990-91, New York. Since 1999 he is Elected Professor of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (School of Architecture), Greece and also Member of the Swiss Engelberg Academy.
He was awarded Cavaliere dell’ Ordine Della Stella Della Solidarieta’ Italiana in 2004. Other awards include Segno d’ Oro 2007 (Italy), Street Trend award 2004/2005 (for the work Untitled 2001, Switzerland), 2004 Best sculpture, The Year in Review 2004, for his work Contiguous Currents in Palm Beach, Florida, USA and 2011 Excellence from AUTH for his work Tension-Energy in Lucerne, Switzerland.
His work in public art commissions, among many and in recent years, include: L’Approdo, Otranto, Puglia, Italy (2012), Untitled, Athens,Greece (2011), 2010 The Moon of Alexandria, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt, Untitled Veria Veterans Memorial, Veria central square, Greece (2009), Genesis, Eugenides Foundation, Athens Planetarium, Athens, Greece (2008), Horizon, Murano art hotel,Tacoma, Seattle (2008), Washington,USA ,Thermi Veterans Memorial,Thermi central square,Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece (2008), Horizon-Geraki, Geraki, Sparta, Laconia, Greece (2007), Horizon 4, Certosa di Padula, Salerno, Italy (2006), Untitled, Bernstrasse, Steffisburg, Switzerland (2006), Untitled, Facade of the multicenter “Pantheon”, Athens, Greece (2004), Untitled, Doukissis Plakentias Metro Station, Athens, Greece (2004). Also special projects in collaboration with architects include: Project in Piazza Augusto Emperatore , (first prize)a collaboration with the architect M.Chrysomallidis, Rome, Italy (2001), Project for a monument construction in Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece. In collaboration with the architect D.Kontaxakis (2004) and Project for a monument construction in Veria, Greece, in collaboration with the architect N.Kalogirou
A selection of principal exhibitions include works: Future through the past, Benaki museum, Athens, Greece, curated by Charis Kanellopoulou (2007), Transcultures, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece, curated by Anna Kafetsi (2004), Labyrinth, Arco Madrid, Spain (2004), Biennale of Beijing, China (2003), 48th Biennale of Venice, Greek Pavilion, Venice, Italy, curated by Anna Kafetsi (1999), Horizons, Muhka, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp,Belgium (1998), XLVI Biennale of Venice, Artelaguna, Venice, Italy, curated by Simonetta Gorreri (1995).
Costas Varotsos lives and works in Greece.