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Apóstolos Georgíou


Biography

Born in 1952 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Lives and works in Athens and Skópelos.

Apostolos Georgiou is first and foremost part of the painting tradition. His paintings, often large-scale, depict men and women sketched with broad brushstrokes. These human figures break down the pictorial surface and the opposition between abstraction and figuration. 
Georgiou's  geometrical compositions organize the picture plane with architectural rigour and design. The installed stage set describe spaces of the soul, which are part of imaginings stemming from our relationship with the Other as well as with our own self. These are spaces of abstraction and color games. 
Georgiou sees painting through observation. He observes the world, reality and people. In this way, he captures what comes to us, either deliberately or accidentally, what is addressed to us, either directly or fortuitously. Seen collectively, his work is about human relationships, about situations left unspoken for years, about seconds that can change one's life.


Apostolos Georgiou's work have been exhibited at Documenta 14 (Athens and Cassel); 10th Gwangju Biennale; Passerelle, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brest; Frank F. Yang Art & Education Foundation, Shenzhen; Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki; EMST, National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Gagosian Gallery, Athens; Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain du Languedoc Roussillon, Sète; 4th Thessaloniki Biennale; DESTE Foundation, Athens.

His work is part of prestigious collections as Centre Georges Pompidou, (Paris); Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris); Fondation Prat (Paris); Kadist Art Foundation, (Paris); EMST, National Museum of Contemporary Art, (Athens); National Gallery of Victoria, (Melbourne); Nouveau Musée National, (Monaco); Frank F. Yang, Art and Education Foundation, (Shenzhen); European Investment Bank, (Luxembourg); Tia Collection, (Santa Fe); AMMA Fundacion, (Mexico)


Selected works

Untitled, Apóstolos Georgíou
Untitled, Apóstolos Georgíou
Untitled, Apóstolos Georgíou
Untitled, Apóstolos Georgíou
Untitled, Apóstolos Georgíou

Museum exhibitions

Aranya Art Center, Beidaihe, China

Aranya Art Center, Beidaihe, China

Aranya Art Center, Beidaihe, China

Aranya Art Center, Beidaihe, China

Passerelle, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brest

Passerelle, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brest

Passerelle, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brest

Passerelle, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brest

Passerelle, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brest

Passerelle, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brest

Passerelle, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brest

Passerelle, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brest

Documenta 14, Cassel, Germany

Documenta 14, Cassel, Germany

Documenta 14, Cassel, Germany

Documenta 14, Cassel, Germany

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Apóstolos Georgíou -

Aranya Art Center, Beidaihe, China, ph. Sun Shi, 2023

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Aranya Art Center, Beidaihe, China, ph. Sun Shi, 2023

Apóstolos Georgíou -

Hello Dog, Hello Sir!, Passerelle, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brest, 2020

Apóstolos Georgíou -

Hello Dog, Hello Sir!, Passerelle, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brest, 2020

Apóstolos Georgíou -

Hello Dog, Hello Sir!, Passerelle, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brest, 2020

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Hello Dog, Hello Sir!, Passerelle, Centre d'Art Contemporain, Brest, 2020

Apóstolos Georgíou -

Documenta 14, Leder Meid Apartment, Cassel, 2017, ph. Roman Maerz

Apóstolos Georgíou -

Documenta 14, Leder Meid Apartment, Cassel, 2017, ph. Michael Nast

Apóstolos Georgíou -

DOCUMENTA 14, Leder Meid Apartment, Cassel, 2017, ph. Michael Nast

Apóstolos Georgíou -

DOCUMENTA 14, Leder Meid Apartment, Cassel, 2017, ph. Michael Nast

Apóstolos Georgíou -

Documenta 14, Megaron, Athens, 2017, ph. Angelos Giotopoulos

Apóstolos Georgíou -

Documenta 14, Megaron, Athens, 2017, ph. Angelos Giotopoulos

Apóstolos Georgíou -

Documenta 14, Megaron, Athens, 2017, ph. Angelos Giotopoulos

Apóstolos Georgíou -

gb agency, 2016, ph. Marc Domage

Apóstolos Georgíou -

Burning Down the House, (cur. Jessica Morgan), 10th Gwangju Biennale, 2014, ph. Stefan Altenburger

Apóstolos Georgíou -

Burning Down the House, (cur. Jessica Morgan), 10th Gwangju Biennale, 2014, ph. Stefan Altenburger

Apóstolos Georgíou -

gb agency, 2014, ph. Marc Domage

Apóstolos Georgíou -

Apostolos Georgiou. Painting, National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST), 2011

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Apostolos Georgiou. Painting, National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST), 2011

Apóstolos Georgíou -

Apostolos Georgiou. Painting, National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens (EMST), 2011


Press

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Publications

Apostolos Georgiou. Painting

Apostolos Georgiou. Painting

Publisher: EMST, National Museum of Contemporary Art Athens

2011

Apostolos Georgiou

Apostolos Georgiou

Publisher: Galerie Zina Athanasiadou

2003


Portfolio