Yorgos Papafigos

Georgios C. Papafigos (b.1989, Larisa, Greece) lives and works in Athens.

Education

MA Royal College of Art - Contemporary Art Practice, Moving Image, London (2016-2018)

BA/MFA School of Visual and Applied Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Painting at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2015)



Solo Exhibitions

Borderless Places, Kappatos Gallery, Athens, 2019(Exhibited)

Reality of Paradox, Kappatos Gallery, Athens, 2015(Exhibited)


Selected Group/Exhibitions

2021

PADA Studios & Residency, Galeria PADA, Bareiro, Portugal 

19th Media Art Biennale WRO 2021 "REVERSO¨, WRO Art Center, Poland

2020

The Right to Silence? Greece in USA, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, ANYA AND ANDREW SHIVA GALLERY, New York, curated by Sozita Goudouna, 30th Dec 2020 to Jul 2021.


2019

The Hysterophimia Pavilion is the Greek Pavilion for The Wrong Digital Art Biennale 2019-20. Curator: Foteini Vergidou

The Talos Element, Gossamer Fog, London

2018

RCA SECRET, The Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London

RCAshow, Royal College of Art, Battersea, London

Whitechapel Gallery, Zilkha auditorium, curated by Gareth Evans(screening), London

"Accidental Encounters" at Grace, curated by Hyperlink Athens

Galerie Českých center, cbm, Prague

2017

Boston Center for the Arts 25th Drawing Show // TheGig Economy, Mills Gallery, curator: Robert Moeller, Massachusetts, USA.text

Accademia Albertina delle Belle Arti di Torino, ART PRIZE Special Award in the category video art, IT

“Taking Roots: 14 Movies, 14 Inceptions, 14 Roots of the Soul" 58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, curator: Orestis Andreadakis

Homeostasis Lab, The Wrong - New Digital Art Biennale.

Supernova Digital Animation Arts Festival, Denver Digerati, CO, curated by Ivar Zeile

ARTECITYA - ART SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY FESTIVAL, curator: Babis Venetopoulos

RCA Secret, The Dyson Gallery, London

CICA Museum, South Korea-Gimpo, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, SKR

PHANTASMA, Bazeos Tower, supported by NEON organisation, curated by M.Bazeos, Naxos

HL2805xy57 Kappatos Gallery, Athens

The right to be human Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art- Goethe institute, curated by Professor Thalia Vrachopoulos, Professor Harry Savopoulos

WIP show, Royal College of Art, Battersea, London

A point in the centre curated by Alexios Papazacharias, Katsigras museum, Larisa

2016

"2310" 10 curators-10 projects, Nitra Gallery, Thessaloniki, curated by Evi Baniotopoulou

"12" Kappatos Gallery, Athens, 2016

"The Untold Secrets of an Image" Art-Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair, Open Art Lab-TIF HELEXPO, Artistic director Pantelis Tsatsis, curated by Ch. Savvopoulos

2015

Beirut Art Fair, Kappatos Gallery, Lebanon

Error in calculation, Cyber art space 2015 - curated by Sofia Eliza Bouratsis cyberartspace.net

Art Athina | International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens, Kappatos Gallery, Athens

Kafka, Yeni Tzami, Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, curated by H.Savvopoulos

2014

10, Group Show-Gallery weekend Art Athina, Kappatos Gallery

HEROES ARE DEAD LONG LIVE THE HEROES, Action Field Kodra 2014, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki,curated A.Argyriou P.Koutsokostas

Crisis and Creativity, Yeni Tzami, Archaeological Museum,Thessaloniki European Youth Capital 2014, Curated by Andrea Conrad

2013

Physis2013 Griechischen Kulturstiftung-Berlin

Group Show, Kappatos Gallery, Athens

PHYSIS EUROPEAN PROJECT, Veria/Vergina

ROOMS2013 Plus, Kappatos Gallery, Athens

ROOMS2013 “St.George Lycabettus Hotel” curated H.Savvopoulos, Athens

2012

Pandora's Box, Transform 2012 State Museum of Contemporary Art -Thessaloniki curated by Haris Savvopoulos

First International Student Biennial of Drawing
- The National Academy of Art, Sofia

Awards/Scholarships

The Schilizzi Foundation, London (2018)

Special price in the category video art,(Premio Carlo Bonatto Minella), (2017), Turin

Screenings

The Fields of algorithms, curated by David Blandy(the one minutes), 2021

The LIF, Identity, Sikinos 2019

Moving Image RCA showcase, Closeup cinema, London

AnimaSyros International Animation Festival 2017

Recidency

PADA Studios & Residency, Bareiro, Portugal

PHYSIS EUROPEAN PROJECT Veria/Vergina,Griechischen Kulturstiftung Berlin

Workshops

(2017)Professional Practice: 3D Digital Animation Workshop With Sebastian Buerkner, LUX, London


TRANSFORM2012, SMCA, Thessaloniki (GR)

Selected Publications/features:

Interview, Ta Nea Ths Technis by F.Kapiris, Nov-Jan 2019-20

ferociousurbanites.com, On New Aesthetics: From Symbolism to the realm of Generative Art. by F.Vergidou (article), May 2018

Premio Carlo Bonatto Minella, Art Cbm Prize, published by Silvana Editoriale(2017) catalogue

58 ΦΚΘ / 58 TIFF, Α-ΚΑΤΑΛΟΓΟΣ / NON-CATALOG (2017)

('Σε φιλοσοφικά μονοπάτια με «οδηγό» τη Σιμόν Βέιλ'), kathimerini.gr, 05/11/2017

3D Printing Meets arts, PlanFab.eu 2017

The right to be human Marina Leybishkis, Thalia Vrachopoulos and Harry Savvopoulos, 10 January 2017(catalogue)

Interview, Athens Voice, by K.Plakonas, March 2016

I NEED A HERO, Action Field Kodra - 14th Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Argyriou, A., Koutsokostas, P. and Michalaros, D. 2014(Catalogue)

Savvopoulos, H., ‘Yorgos Papafigos’, in ROOMS2013+ - Contemporary Art Show/Twenty Curators Propose Young Artists, Athens: Kappatos Gallery, 2013

TheGreekFoundation.com, November 2015/(article)

ArtRabbit.com(Exhibition Text)15 October 2015

(‘Familiar and unusual landscapes’), efsyn.gr, 29 Οctober2015

(‘New painterly and sculptural works by Yorgos Papafigos’), Artnews.gr, 7 October 2015

(‘The first solo exhibition of Yorgos Papafigos in Kappatos Gallery’), ert.gr, 12 October 2015

Collections

Private collection, Athens - Thessaloniki, GR
Private collection, Beirut, LB
Private collection, London, UK


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