Alexis Akrithakis (1939-1994)

Born in Athens in 1939. Most of his life was divided between Athens, Paris and Berlin. He lived in Paris between 1957 and 1961, while from 1968 to 1970 was in Berlin with the German State Scholarship (DAAD). Then divided his time between Athens and Europe. Akrithakis worked on book illustration, stage design and design. He died in 1994.

 

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

  • 2011 Alexis Akrithakis, Untitled, Kalfayan Galleries, Thessaloniki
  • 2010 Alexis Akrithakis, Untitled, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens
  • 2008 Alexis Akrithakis, Untitled, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens
  • 2006 A … as for Akrithakis, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece
  • 2005 Alexis Akrithakis, Untitled, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens
  • 2004 Alexis Akrithakis - Portalakis Collection, Athens, Greece
  • 2003 Alexis Akrithakis, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
  • 1998 Akrithakis (retrospective), National Gallery & Alexandros Soutsou Museum, Athens, Greece
  • 1997 Akrithakis (retrospective), Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1993 Ileana Tounta Art Center, Athens, Greece
  • 1992 Monsters, Kreonidis Art Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 1991 Akrithakis - Magnification, Miraraki Art Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 1990 Flowers for My Suicide Friends, Gallery Zalokosta 7, Athens, Greece
  • 1990 Epikentro Contemporary Art Center, Patras, Greece
  • 1989 Opsis Art Gallery, Myconos, Greece
  • 1989 Ioni Gallery, Kifissia, Greece
  • 1988 Drawings, Athens Art Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 1987 Cirk–Collages, Artio Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 1986 Circus (in collaboration with Giorgos Lappas), Artio Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 1984 Marlboro - Collage, the Polyphymos Hydroelectric Works, Antinor Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 1984 French Institute, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1984 Kites, Artio Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 1983 Karen & Jean Bernier Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 1981 Karen & Jean Bernier Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 1980 Ionia Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 1980 Medusa Art Space (Collection of Chloe Akrithakis), Athens, Greece
  • 1979 Collages ’79, Design Market, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1978 Trito Mati Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 1978 Galerie Skulima, Berlin, Germany
  • 1977 Projects and Drawings, Karen & Jean Bernier Gallery (in collaboration with Alexandre Iolas), Athens, Greece
  • 1974 Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany
  • 1973 Galleria Il Fauno Due (in collaboration with Alexandre Iolas), Turin, Italy
  • 1973 Kochlias Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1973 Galerie Alexandre Iolas, Milan, Italy
  • 1973Akrithakis”, Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 1972 Galerie Niepel, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 1972 Galleria Di Leone, Venice, Italy
  • 1971 Alexandre Iolas Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1971 ZM Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1971 Zoumboulakis Gallery (in collaboration with D.A.A.D. and Alexandre Iolas Gallery), Athens, Greece
  • 1970 Galerie Ubu, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 1970 Decorative Arts Workshop, Athens, Greece
  • 1969 Galerie Mikro, Berlin, Germany
  • 1969 Galerie Junge Generation, Hamburg, Germany
  • 1968 Temperas and Ink, Goethe Institute (in collaboration with D.A.A.D.), Athens, Greece
  • 1967 Amalia Hotel, Athens, Greece
  • 1967 Galerie Hammer-Europa Center, Berlin, Germany
  • 1966 Clio Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1965 Institut Français, Athens, Greece
  • 1963 Veltsos Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Group Exhibitions (selection)

  • 2010 Atene a Catania - Away and Boil your Head, (selected works from the 1st /2nd Athens biennale) Project: “OTHERS, Mediterranean views in contemporary art”.  The Biennials of Marrakech, Istanbul, Athens”
  • 2009 Les Années Magiques: Roma – Paris – Berlin, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens
  • 2008 Collages: Cut - Paste, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2006 Odyssey – Greek Art from the Last Fifty Years, Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2006 Great Unrest, 5 Utopias in the 70s, Patras Cultural Capital of Europe, Patras, Greece
  • 2004 A Glance at Post-War Greek Art, Kalfayan Galleries, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2003 20th Century Greek Art, Kalfayan Galleries, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2002 Diadromes II, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece
  • 2002 20th Century Greek Painting, Kalfayan Galleries, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2001 Diadromes Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece
  • 2000 The Sixties Generation: A Selection, Alpha Delta Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 1993 Bridge, Citibank, Athens, Greece
  • 1992 25 Contemporary Painters, Miraraki Art Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 1990 Proposal for a Contemporary Collection, PDR Studios, Vicky Dracos, Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
  • 1989 Epikentro Center of Contemporary Art, Patras, Greece
  • 1988 Super-Product, Club 22, Athens, Greece
  • 1987 Tribute to Beatrice Spiliades, Pierides Museum, Glyfada, Greece
  • 1986 Pandora’s Box, Galerie 3, Athens, Greece
  • 1986 Five Artists, Artio Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 1986 Athens in Berlin, Pierides Museum, (in collaboration with D.A.A.D.), Glyfada, Greece
  • 1985 Image, Space, Installation, Galerie 3, Athens, Greece
  • 1985 Trace and Script, Artio Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 1984 Collection of Alexandre Iolas, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 1979 Von Schlemmer zu Max Ernst, Museum der Kunst, Hannover, Germany
  • 1979 Contemporary Greek Painting and Prints, National Gallery of Dublin, Ireland
  • 1978 XII Biennale, Alexandria, Egypt
  • 1973 30 Internationale Kunstler in Berlin, (in collaboration with D.A.A.D.), Bonn, Germany
  • 1972 Szene Berlin Mai ’72, Wurtembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1968 Ornamentale Tendenzin in der zeitgenössischen Malerei, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Kunstverein Leverkusen, Schloss Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
  • 1967 8th Panhellenic Art Exhibition, Zappeion Hall, Athens, Greece
  • 1966 Group Exhibition of Greek Painters, Gallery 42, Athens, Greece
  • 1965 II Internationale Ausstellung objektiver Poesie und Malerei, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

 

Bibliography

  • Nikos Valaoritis (essay), Akrithakis, (exhibition catalogue), Institut Français, Athens, 1965.
  • Akrithakis – Tetradio Schedion, Alexander Iolas–T. Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens 1973.
  • Treis Istories, Polyplano Publications, Athens, 1975.
  • N. Iliopoulou-Rogan, The Water Power Plant at Polyphotos Transformed into Art, EDOK-ETER Publications, Athens 1975.
  • Stelios Lydakis, Lexico ton Ellinon Zografon kai Haraktikon, (16ou-20ou Aiona), Athens 1976.
  • N. Zacharopoulos (essay), (exhibition catalogue), Bernier Gallery, Athens 1977.
  • Toxakias, Amorgos Publications, Athens 1980.
  • N. Zacharopoulos, “Mesa ston Strovilismo tis Epanalippsis, i Diafora” Kymata, vol. 6-7, pp. 30-24, Dec. 1982.
  • N. Iliopoulou-Rogan, “To Eikastiko Ergo enos Poiti”, I Kathimerini, 14 May 1989.
  • N. Zacharopoulos, Ch. Konstanopoulou, Arti, vol. 4, pp. 51-98, March-April 1991.
  • K. Kafopoulou, Akrithakis imitates Akrithakis, Miraraki Gallery and Gallery 3, Athens, Feb. 1991.
  • M. Kotzamani (essay), (exhibition catalogue), Kreonidis Gallery, Athens 1992.
  • N. Stathoullis, Prosopa, April 1992.
  • Vasilakou, «Ematha na vlepo, ochi na zografizo», Ena, 19 Aug. 1992.
  • Ch. Kambouridis, “Charin Paideias”, Ta Nea, 9 Nov. 1992.
  • The Art Magazine, essays by E. Tzirtzilaki, Ch. Ioakeimdis, K. Tachtsis, G. Tzirtzilakis, A. Akrithakis, vol. 2, 1993.
  • T. Lalas, “I moni trofi tis technis einai i idia i zoi”, To Vima, 25 Sept. 1994.
  • Ch. Christou, Zografiki 20ou Aiona, biographical notes by D. Pavlopoulos, pp. 174-175, 255, Athens 1996.
  • M. Kotzamani, Akrithakis, Skepseis kai Zographoistories, Itanos Publications, Athens 1997.
  • M. Kotzamani, Akrithakis (exhibition catalogue), National Gallery, Athens 1997.
  • D. Zacharopoulos, Alexis Akrithakis (exhibition catalogue), Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, 2003.
  • Koroxendis, Alexis Akrithakis – Portalakis Collection (exhibition catalogue), Athens, Sept. 2004.
  • Alexis Akrithakis, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens 2005.
  • N. Zacharopoulos, Alexis Akrithakis, ADAM Publications, Athens, 2005.

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