Athanasios Argianas

Athanasios Argianas (b. 1976, Athens, Greece) lives and works in London. Studied at the School Of Fine Arts, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece (1994-1997); Kunstakademie Dusseldorf (Prof. Jannis Kounelis), Dusseldorf, Germany (1999-2000); and MA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London (2003-2005). Argianas' practice is interdisciplinary: incorporating sculpture, painting, text, performance and often music or sound. Select solo exhibitions include Silence Breakers, Silence Shapers +), Aanant & Zoo, Berlin (2015); Swimmer’s Arms Are Oars, On Stellar Rays, New York (2015); A Sequencer**, Aanant & Zoo, Berlin (2014); Silence Breakers Silence Shapers, Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam (2014); A Sequencer*, On Stellar Rays, New York (2013); Laid Long, Spun Thin Max Wigram Gallery, London (2011); The Length Of A Piece Of String Cut At The Width Of Its Circumference, The Breeder, Athens (2011); Of The Length Of Your Arms, Unfolded (performance), The Barbican Art Gallery, The Barbican Centre, London (2011); The Length Of A Strand Of Your Hair, Of The Width Of Your Arms Unfolded, EMST National Museum Of Contemporary Art, Athens (2010); and We All Turn This Way,The Serpentine Gallery Pavillion, London, (2008). Select group exhibitions include The Promise Of Total Automation, Kunsthalle Wien, Museumquartier, Vienna. curated by Anne Faucheret (2016); Line, Lisson Gallery, London, curated by The Drawing Room (2016); Terrapolis, French Archaeological School, Athens -Whitechapel Gallery, London & NEON, Athens (2015); Don't Shoot The Painter, UBS Collection, curated by Francesco Bonami, GAM Milano, Villa Reale (2015);Art Of Its Own Making, The Pulitzer Foundation For The Arts, st Louis (2014); Art Or Sound, Fondazione Prada, Ca Corner Della Regina, Venice (2014); PERFORMA 13 Biennial, New York (2013); The Imminence Of Poetics, The 30th Sao Paulo Biennale, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012); Coquilles Mecaniques, Centre Rhénan d'Art Contemporain (CRAC Alsace) (2012); Art Now Live, Art Now, Tate Britain, London (2011); A Rock And A Hard Place, The 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki (2011); and Pale Carnage, Arnolfini, Bristol and Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee (2007). Argianas is represented by On Stellar Rays, New York; Aanant & Zoo, Berlin; and Gabriel Rolt, Amsterdam.

Last updated: 16.03.2017

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