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Costis Triandaphyllou (Costis)  

Born: February 8, 1950 in Athens, Greece. Lives and works in Athens and Paris.

University Studies: 1968-1972: University of Athens, Department of Economics and Political Science. 1972-1976: University of Paris VIII, Licence and Maitrise in Cinematography and Audio-Visual Studies; UER in Cinema and Visual Arts,  Licence of Philosophie, terminated his studies at the level of Doctorat d’état under J.F.Lyotard.

Cinema: Directed feature-length film Saga of a City which was shown at the Cinema Racine in Paris, during the experimental film festival of  the Paris film CoOp.
Books: Fragments 1967-1973, Poetry, p. 64, February 1974, L.Giovanis Editions, Athens , GR. (first edition Handmade). Artist Book Dreamdrome, Drawings and texts, p. 96 October 1977. Kastaniotis Editions, Athens. GR. Digital edition, 2004.  Artist Book Éclat Éclair, Energy poems, handmade edition from R.E.C. Paris 1992.

Periodicals: Editor in Chief of  Lotus, 1968-1972, 10 issues and of  Praxis, 1972, Athens, Greece

Forums / Symposia (selection): 1987: Seminar on the subject "What makes the Vienna of 1900 a  cultural capital?" Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg, Austria.  Grant from the A.S. Onassis Foundation. 1988: 5th International meeting  " La Poésie visuelle à travers le monde ", Festival of  Tarascon.  F. 1989: 2nd International Fine Arts Forum, European Cultural Centre of Delphi. Greece.  1989:  International Symposium of Sculpture  “Scironeio Museum “, Athens, 1990: IGBK Symposium “ Artists and Europe “, Kiel , Germany. 1996: "Art and Science". Contemporary Art Museum, Goulandri Foundation, Andros, Greece. 2000: «Energia in ergo», National Technical University, Athens.

Selection of one-man shows:

2009: «High Tension», Lola’s Nikolaou Gallery, Thessaloniki,Gr. 2006: «Electrogram», Art Act , Athens, GR. 2000:«Energia in ergo», National Technical University,Athens,Gr. 1996: «Energia in ergo», Galerie Thema, Athens, Gr. 1995: «Electric Field», Maison de la Culture de Loire-Atlantique, as part of the events of the Science Festival, Nantes, France. «Electric Field», Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art , Salonica, Greece. (catalogue) «Electric Field», Electropolis, Musee de l'Energie Electrique, Mulhouse,France. «Electric Field», Espace Electra, E.D.F. Foundation, Paris, France.(catalogue) 1992: «Foudre, Keraunos, Lightning», Galerie J. et J. Donguy, Paris, France.(catalogue) «Foudre Bliksmem, Lightning», Galerie Xplus, Brussels, Belgium 1991: «Keravnos, Lightning», Skironio Museum, as part of the events of the 8th  International Sculpture Biennale, Megara, Attica, Greece. (catalogue) 1990: «Black and White 1969-1979», Institut Francais d?Athenes, Athens,Greece. (catalogue) «Eclats de transperence et eclair», Ekphrasi Gallery, Glyfada, Greece. 1989: «Labyrinth or the Empty Monument», Institut Francais d'Athenes, Bicentennial of the French Revolution, Athens, Greece. (catalogue) Municipal Gallery of Nauplion, Nauplion, Greece. «Wings of Daedalus», Opsis Gallery, Myconos, Greece. 1988:«Liquidité solide», Galerie Xplus, Brussels, Belgium. (catalogue) 1986: «Mediassemblage», Palazzo de Cardona, Todi, Italy. (catalogue  1984: «Mediassemblage»,Gallery F, Athens, Greece. «Mediassemblage»,Institut Français d'Athènes. Athens, Gr. (catalogue) 1976: «Dreamdrome», Polyplano Gallery, Athens, Greece. 1969: " Hands " ,Hajiati  Gallery ,Athens ,Greece

Group exhibitions: Has participated in more than 100 international group shows.

Performances (selection): Gate of Resistance,  with A.Hatzigiannaki, as part of the worldwide events “Gates”  organized by K.Davinio, in  Athens organized by Artopos , GR•   1992: «Action   Eclat-Eclair», Poetic dialogue with three electronic lightnings. Etablissements Phonographiques de l'Est, Paris, France. (Extract is included to the digital  revue  Son@rt number 21,International Anthology , edition on CD,Paris 2001 )  1991: «Energy performance». Nine electronic lightnings and a guitarist.  Music by Dimitris Zafirellis for guitar synthesizer in the open-air amphitheater at the Skironio Museum, Megara, Attica, Greece. (Extract is included to the digital  revue  Son@rt number 21,International Anthology , edition on CD,Paris 2001 )   • 1976: «Demolisher ". Poetry  performance accompanied by musical ensemble. Political Coffee House , Athens , Greece .1975: «KRAK», Poetry performance accompanied by musical ensemble. Yannis Statha Gallery, Athens, Greece

Works by Costis are found in museums and private collections  in Greece, France, Belgium, Germany, etc., including: National Gallery, Athens, GR• Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, GR•  Fondation Electricite de France , Paris • Espace Electra, Paris •Electropolis, Mulhouse, France•  Musee du Chateau , Montbeliard , F.•  Bremish Autothek, Bremen, Germany• Kanagawa Prefecture Gallery, Yokohama, Japan• Gyor Museum, "Oxygen" Foundation, Hungary• Museum of International Contemporary Graphic Arts, Fredrikstad, Norway •Musée du Petit Format, Couvin, Belgium •Nicosia Historical Museum, Cyprus• Baaz Art Foundation, Romania •Skironio Museum, Athens •Municipal Gallery, Athens•  Cycladic Gallery, Syros, Greece•  etc. • Collection of F.Lippens, F.• D.Kopelouzou, GR •L.Beltsiou, GR.• and others.

Catalogues of One-Man show Exhibitions (selection): 2000: Energia in ergo, National Technical University, Athens, 1996: Energia in ergo, Gallery Thema, Athens, GR.•1995: COSTIS , Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.  With a grant from D.E.H. (Hellenic Public Electric Company) and Foundation E.D.F., Salonica, 1995: Costis, l' espace electrique, Espace Electra. With a grant from Fondation E.D.F.,Paris, 1995:1992:Costis, Galerie J & J. Donguy, Paris, France 1992 • 8th International Sculpture Biennale, Skironio Museum, 1991-1992»,Athens, 1992. GR.• 1990: «Costis Noir et Blanc 1969-1979» Institut Francais d'Athenes, Athens, 1990, GR.• 1988: «COSTIS», ARTBOOK 5, Athens, GR.•1984: «Mediassemblage», by L. Christakis, E.M.A.E. Editions, Athens, 1984 ,GR.•

Selected Bibliography: “Costis,Noir et Blanc ,1969-1979 ”,K.Koskina ,B.Papadopoulou, edition of the French Institute in Athens,1990,GR• “ Foudre :ligne  unificatrice de notions antithetiques” ,B. Papadopoulou, Art Press revue no 170, Paris,1992,F• “ Costis,l ‘ éclair” ,Christine Courty, Nov Art revue no 8,1992,F• “ Costis, de l ‘ energie pur “, Annick Bureaud, Kanal Europa revue no 3,Kunst und Gegenwart,Paris 1992,F. • “Costis”,P. Restany,X. Hoipel,B, Papadopoulou,edition of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki 1995,GR• “ Costis”, Andreas Priever, K.G.Saur Verlag, Allg.Kunstlerlexicon,Vol.21,1999, Leipzig,Germany. • “ Costis ”,P. Restany, L.Kokkini, A.Xatziyiannaki, M. Papadopoulou, edition of the National Technical University of Athens  2000, GR•“ Costis”,L. Kokkini,Dictionnary of Greek Artists vol.4, Melissa publishing House, Athens 2002,GR• The European Who’s Who 2002-3, page 408, Essex, EN. •  “Iconographs”, M.Stefanidis, Militos Editions,2003, Athens, GR• “ Costis ”, Lena Kokkini, Contemporary Greek Artists, Melissa publishing House, Athens 2004, GR• “ Costis: aventure électrisée ”, T.Moutsopoulos , Plethron Editions, Athens, 2009, GR.

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