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Theodoros

THEODΟRΟS PAPADIMITRIOU

1931 Born in Agrinion, Greece
1952-58 School of Fine Arts Athens
1959-62 School of Fine Arts (E.S.N.B.A), Paris
1972 Visiting Professor at the California Unversity, Harward U.S.A
1980-98 Professor of Plastic Arts at the School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens

ΟΝΕ-ΜΑΝ EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES

1965 Centre Culturel National, Aix-en-Provence, France
1966 Maison de Ιa Culture, Amiens, France
1969        Retrospective 62-68, New Gallery & Kennedy ΗaΙΙ, Athens
1970   Sculpture for Public Participation – Participation Prohibited (Εnνironment – Manifestation) Studio of Contemporary Art, Goethe Institute, Athens
1972        Instead of α Sculpture. (Environment), Desmos Gallery Athens
1973       

 

Sculpture ’73 = Touch + Α Litle Taste (Environment & Performance). Desmos Gallery, Athens
  Manιpulation 1- For A SpecatorAlone (Record), International Design Conference,Aspen, U.S.A.
  ΜanipuΙatiοn ΙΙ – Οn the Limits of Tolerance (Anti-Spectacular Theatre)
1974 Sculpture ’74 = Manipulations (Anti-Spectacular) Desmos Gallery Athens
1975 Confronted Retrospectives 1963-67& 1968-74, French Institut, Thessaloniki
1977 Double Exhibitiοn. Desmos Gallery

α. Manipulation ΙΙΙ. ΧΙΙΙ & XV

b. Environment Fragile – Νοn Fragile.                

1981 Manipulation ΧΧΧ, (Performance), Nieuwe Kerk of Amsterdam
1982 Μαnipulation ΧΧΧ, Variatlon Β (Performance), Palais Royal des  Beaux-Arts, Brussels Europalia – Greece
1984 Journey’s Marks – Traces of Touch, Objects 1953-1983,  Retrospective in the National Gallery, Athens
  Environment- Fragile, Zoumboulakis Galery

 

1986 Re-Place – Re-Searche, Municipal Art Gallery, Rhodes Installation in the Saint-Georges Ramparts
1988        Apocalypse Main-Tenant(e), French Institut, Athens
1990 Balances ’90. Contemporary Art Center Ileana Tounta, Athens
1991 Suspensions. Vellidion Art Center, Thessaloniki
1993 ArtFragile, French Institut, Thessaloniki
1994 Caryatides – Contemporary Art Center Ileana Tounta, Athens
1995 Caryatides  –  Art Fair 26’95, Messe Basel, Switzerland
1997 Atopa   Artforum, Thessalonlki (*Out of place Without place)
1999 Metechmion. Contemporary Art Center Ileana Tounta, Athens
  Delphica European Cultural Centre of Delphi & Festival in Drama
2005 SCREENS Contemporary Art Center Ileana Tounta, Athens
  • TSATSIS PROJECTS / ARTFORUM Sani,Chalkidiki

 

                    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1961-66  Salon des Realites Nouvelles. Museum of Modern Art of Parls
1962    Contemporary Sculpture, Havre Museum, France
1962-68 Salon de Ιa Jeune Sculpture, Rodin Museum, Paris
1963        Biennale of Sao Ρaulο, Brasil
                       Biennale ofAlexandria, Egypt
1964-67  Salon des Comparaisons, Museum of Modern Art, Paris
1965                  Panathenea of Internatίonal Sculpture, Philoppapos Hill, Athens
            La Μain, Claude Bernard Gallery, Paris
1966                  ΙΙΙ Exhibition of International Sculpture, Rodin Museum, Paris
          Offerings Inatendus, J.Ranson Gallery
1967    Contemporary Greek Art, Rath Museum, Geneva
                       L’  Age du Jazz, Galliera Museum, Paris
  ΕΧΡΟ ’67, Montreal Canada
 

1968         

 

Les Assίges du Siege Contemporain. Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris
1969      Sculpture Exhibition, Centre Albert Camus, Tananarive, Madagascare
 1970 Salon de Mai. Paris
1977   Presents the four-month Manifestation-Exhibition: Hypothesis For α Museum of Conteroporary Art, Desmos Gallery, Athens
1977      Μanipulation I & Μanipulation ΧlΙl in the Exhibitiοn «Myth & Reality» at the Εxpο Arte, Bari, Italy
1977 Greek Art, Warsaw, Poland & Budapest Hungary
1978             Question Marks – Reference Poίnts. Galleria Civica, Modena Italy
1978             Jewel( Anti-Jewel), Ericson Gallery, New York
1978 Portrait of the Aιtist and Social Environment , French lnstitut,Athens
1985 Art Exhibition, Dracos Art Center. Athens
1986 Pandora’s Βοx, Gallery 3, Athens
 1988 Art Symposium, Minos Beach, Crete
1988             Spinx ll (1965), placed in the Olympic Sculpture Park, Seoul
1989 ldioms of Contemporary Sculpture, Sommacampagna, Verona, Italy
1990             La Pietra e i Luoghi, Bίtonto, Puglla, Italy
1991             Les Couleurs de Ι’Argent, Musee de Ιa Poste, Paris
1992             Sαnαt- Τέχνη, Istambul Painting & Sculpture Museum
1992             Metamorphoses of the Modern, National Gallery, Athens
1992             Simppetra. Symposίum of Sculpture Antonio Duarte Museum Caldas da Rainha. Portugal
1993 Dialogues. Palais d’ lena Paris
1993             The Tree, Averoff Gallery Metsovo, Greece & Contemporary Art Center, Nicosia Cyprus
1997 42eme Salon d’ Art Contemporain, Montrouge, Paris
1999 ΟΡΕΝ ’99, International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations – Lido
2004 ATHENS by ART-AICA HELLAS & Municlpality of Athens

 

1971    Metal Composition for a Bank Athens
1972     Fontaine – Composition for a group of Schools, France
1976    Metal Composition for a Bank, Volos: Greece
1983    Columbus’ Egg – Sculptural Composition for an Hotel, Athens
  • Scenery-Environment for the Euripidis’ Tragedy, Phoenicien Women”, in the Ancien Theatre of Epidavros
1987  Sculpture-Trophy “European Better Environment Awards”  in Industry. For the European Commision
1988  Horizon I – Bronze & steel sculpture for the house of the Architect, I.Gounaropoulos, Skinias, Marathon, Greece
1993  Twelve Ray/Spoked Wheel on Cables Counterbalanced by a Sphere
  Large-scale sculpture in stainless steel for the technical & scientific exhibition Eurornetrics ’93, Athens
1994     Floating Caryatid. Collection llshin Spining Co.Ltd. Seoul, Korea
1996  Olympic Diptych – Large-scale sculpture in stainless steel and bronze on  the facade of the building of the Olympic Committee in Athens
2000 Varvato ’65 installed in the main square in the city of Drama
2000                             Floating Caryatid II, National Bank of Greece, Piraeus, Greece
2001                             The METRO CLOCK, Large-scale sculpture in stainless steel and bronze installed in the mane hall of the Metro station of Syntagma square , Athens.
2002 Clepsydra ’00, Large-scale sculpture in stainless steel, glass and water. Town Hall of Amaroussion, Greece

 

OTHER INSTALLATIONS

                AWARDS & GRANTS

 

1965                                            Rodin Prize – IV Biennale of Paris
1966                                            First Prize of Sculpture – House of Fine Arts, Athens
   
1972                                            Ford Foundation Grant
1973                                            IBM. Fellowship, for the International Design Conference in Aspen, Colorado, U.S.A.
1997           Grand Prix au 42eme Salon d’Art Contemporain. Montrouge, Paris

 

           BOOKS (written by the sculptor)