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 Constantin Xenakis  (1931 - )

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Lived/Active: Egypt      Known for: mod painting, kinetic objects

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1931
 
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Egypt

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The following biographical information has been provided by Constantin Xenakis, the artist himself. Source of information: Catalogs, books, printed material as collected by Constantin Xenakis.

Constantin Xenakis was born in Cairo, Egypt, on 28 December 1931. He has lived in Paris since 1955.  In 1996 he was awarded the Prix Delmas by the Institut de France, at the recommendation of the French Academy of Fine Arts.

Scholarships
1970, Scholarship of the D.A.A.D Arts Programme, Berlin.
1980, Research Scholarship from the French Ministry of Culture.

Community Action
Member of Administrative Committee of the Salon de Mai, Paris, from 1968 to 1983 Member of Founding Committee and Judges Panel for the "Vitry-sur-Seine" Painting Prize, France, from 1969 to 1990.

Teaching
1971-1973 Professor in Visual Arts Programme at Schiller College, Berlin 1973 Taught at Seminar at the University of Fine Arts, H.F.B.K., Berlin 1973-1996 Lecturer at Ecole Normale Sup?rieure de l’Enseignement Technique, Cachan, France 1976-1982 Member of ENSET Examining Committee on modelage 1978-1983 Member of French Examining Committee for Agr?gation in Visual Arts

Awards
1986 Knight of the Arts and Literature, awarded by the French Republic 1991 Opening of the "Constantin Xenakis" hall at the Community Center of Fameck, France 1996 The Delmas Price of the French Institute, awarded at the recommendation of the French Academy of Fine Arts 1998 "Award of Appreciation" at the 24th Olympiad, by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

Spectacles
1969 "EK-STASIS", spectacle with electrically-kinetic sculptures by Constantin Xenakis, electronic music by J. Bruzdowicz, mime by Jaroszewics and Marceau. 1982 "La grande journ?e", co-production C.F.D.T.-Antenne 2, text J.P. Faye, music J.V. Bosseur, sets C. Xenakis, choreography Pomares

Monumental Constructions
1985 Creation of relief and ceramic semiotic routes (670m2) for the sewage pumping station of the town of Crosne, France. Architect Monique Labbe.

Selected Environments, Actions and One Man Shows:
1967 Superlund: Un Panorama du Present, une Philosophie du Futur, Lunds Konstall, Sweden, Curator, Pierre Restany,
1968 Expansions et Environnements: Le Decor Quotidien de la Vie en 1968, Xenakis, Tinguely, Cesar, Niki de St.-Phalle, Arnal, Sanejouand, Musee Galliera, Paris, Curator, Pierre Restany Avant Garde Griechenland,Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Haus am Lutzowplatz, Berlin, Frankfurt, Curator, Christos Joakimides
1969 Espace a Reflexion, Xenakis, Gette, Sodertalje Konsthall, Sweden, One Man Show, Environment,
1970 Galerie Alliance, Copenhagen, One Man Show, Environment Constantin Xenakis, Malmo Museum, Sweden, One Man Show, Environment-Action,
1971 Constantin Xenakis, Ausstellungsraume der Ehem, Galerie des XX Jahrhunderts, Berlin, One Man Show, Environment-Action Strassenaktion,Galerie Paramedia, Xenakis, Brusse, Berlin, One Man Show, Action. Galerie Pryzmat, Krakow, One Man Show, Painting-Project Studio fur Moderne Kunst, Goethe Institut, Athens, One Man Show, Enironment-Action. RA / Reflexion, Action, Studio fur Moderne Kunst, Goethe Institut, Athens
1972 Modern Art Galerie, Berlin, One Man Show, Painting.
1973 Galerie Tanit, Munich, One Man Show, Electric-Kinetic Objects, Painting.
1974 Constantin Xenakis, Alexandre Iolas, Galerie T. Zoumboulakis, Athens, 1974, One Man Show, Painting, Objects, Catalogue in Greek and in French. Galerija Studentskog Centra, Zagreb, One Man Show, Action.
1976Centre d' Art et Communication, Vaduz (Liechtenstein), One Man Show, Painting.
1977 Constantin Xenakis: Peinture / New Smith Gallery, Brussels, 1977, One Man Show. Constantin Xenakis, Galerie Zoumboulakis, Athens, One Man Show, Painting,
1978 Galerie Roger d' Amecourt, One Man Show, Painting, Photography, Objects. Centre d' Art et Communication, Vaduz (Liechtenstein), One Man Show, Painting.
1979 Parti Pris 3, Xenakis, Jaccard, Kermarrec, Noroit, Arras (France), One Man Show, Environment, Painting.
1981 Constantin Xenakis : 15 Ans d' Art Semiotiqie, Centre Culturel de Mont -Saint-Aignan (France), One Man Show, Environmnent, Painting
1982 Constantin Xenakis: Periode 1978-1982, (La Fleche), Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens, One Man Show, Painting
1983 Constantin Xenakis: Itineraire d' un Peintre, Galerie Municipale, Ville de Vitry-sur-Seine (France), One Man Show, Environment, Painting, Objects Moris Gallery, Tokyo, One Man Show, Painting.
1984 Galerie Leonard Perlson, New York, One Man Show, Painting.
1985 Constantin Xenakis, Galerie Walker Hill Art Center, Seoul, One Man Show, Painting, Photography Constantin Xenakis, Institut Franco-Japonais, Tokyo, One Man Show, Painting, Photography Constantin Xenakis, Musee d' Art Moderne de la Velle de Taipei, One Man Show, Painting, Photography
1988 Galerie L' Oeil Dense, Paris, One Man Show, Painting. Constantin Xenakis, Han Kuk Gallery, Seoul, One Man Show, Painting
1989 Constantin Xenakis: La Memoire du Fetichisme, Chorfi Art Gallery, Casablanca, One Man Show, Painting,
1990 Constantin Xenakis: Peintures et Objets, Galerie Point Rouge, Paris, One Man Show
1991 7e Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck. Inauguration de l' Espace C. Xenakis, Centre Social, Fameck, (France), One Man Show, Painting, Photography
1993 Constantin Xenakis, Kreonidis Art Gallery, Athens, One Man Show, Painting, Objects,
1995 Le livre de la vie, Kreonidis Art Gallery, Athens, One Man Show, Environment.
1996 Constantin Xenakis, Retrospective 1958-1996 : The return of the artist, Musee des Beaux Arts, Alexandria, Egypt, One Man Show, Painting, Objects, Culture.
1997 Constantin Xenakis, Retrospective 1958-1996 : The return of the artist, Hanager Arts Center, Cairo, Egypt, One Man Show, Painting, Objects. The Book of Life, Chapter 2 : Alexander the Great and me, by Constantin Xenakis, Alatza Imaret, Thessaloniki, One Man Show, Installation-Environment, event for "Thessaloniki Cultural Capital of Europe 1997 ".
2003 Constantin Xenakis. Le livre de la vie Ch. C. Les trois KKK, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece Constantin Xenakis. Works 1980-2001, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Costakis Collection, Thessaloniki, Greece
2005 Constantin Xenakis, Parcours d’un peintre 1966-2004, Centre Noroit Arras, France. Constantin Xenakis, Fundacis Jaume II el Just. Reial Monastir de Santa Maria de la Valldigna, generalitat Valenciana conselleria de Cultura, Spain.
2006 «Le code de la Route» Museum of Modern Greek Art, Rhodes, Greece.
2007 «Structures & Codes» Herakleidon Museum, Athens.


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