Born in 1925 in Athens. A self-taught artist, he left Athens in 1954, travelled to Europe and the United States and in Paris. In 1958, he started experimenting with magnetic fields, which became the foundation of his work. In 1960 the French Ministry of Industry awarded him a patent for ''Telesculpture'' and for ''Electromagnetic Telesculpture''. In 1964, under his initiative, began the construction of the Centre for Arts and Sciences in Gerovouno. He is one of the pioneering artists of the international art scene and ranks among the major representatives of ''Kinetic Art''.

 

Solo Exhibitions (selection)

  • 2007 Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence, France
  • 2002 Takis, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens
  • 1999 The Attiko Metro authority commissions the creation of a work for the Fix station in Athens, Greece
  • 1994 The Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume exhibition is shown at the School for Fine Arts in Athens, Greece
  • 1993 Retrospective, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Inauguration of K.E.T.E., Athens, Greece
  • 1992 Transforms the Beauvais waterworks into a 65 m (211 feet) musical sculpture, France
  • 1990 Commissioned for Signaux lumineux for the Grande Arche de la Défense, France
  • 1988 Wins the French Grand Prix for Sculpture
  • 1988Creates a signal for the Seoul Olympic park
  • 1986 Performance Parallel Erotic Line, Musee Rath, Geneva
  • 1983 Takis creates the music and the stage design for Sophocles' Electra, directed by Michael Kakoyannis in Epidaurus, Greece
  • 1981 3 totems - Espace musical, Forum, Centre G. Pompidou, Paris, France
  • 1974 The first Espace Musical goes on exhibition, Kunstverein , Hanover
  • 1974 Takis, Zoumboulakis Galleries - Iolas Gallery, Athens, Greece
  • 1972 Retrospective, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France
  • 1961 Sculptures telemagnetiques Gallery Iola, New York, U.S.A.
  • 1960 The impossible: man within space, Gallery Iris Clert , Paris, France
  • 1959 Télémagnétiques sculptures, Gallery Iris Clert, Paris, France
  • 1955 Figures of plaster and iron, Hanover Gallery , London
  • 1948 Takis espace musical, Museum of Modern Art, ARC, Paris, France

Group Exhibitions (selection)

  • 1995 Elected to represent Greece at the 46th Venice Biennale, Italy
  • 1985 Biennale de Paris, Paris, France - awarded the 1st Prize
  • 1984 The century of Kafka, Center G. Pompidou, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris, France
  • 1977 Espace musical, Documenta VI, Cassel, Germany
  • 1967 Light and Motion, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
  • 1956 1rst International Exhibition of the Plastic Arts, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

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