Athanasios Argianas

Athanasios Argianas (b. 1976, Athens, Greece) currently lives and works in London. He studied at the School Of Fine Arts, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece (1994-1997), Kunstakademie Dusseldorf (Prof. Jannis Kounelis), Dusseldorf, Germany (1999-2000)  his MA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, London (2003-2005).  Argianas' practice is interdisciplinary; incorporating sculpture, painting, text, performance and often music or sound. He has held solo exhibitions and performances at institutions including : The Length Of A Strand Of Your Hair, Of The Width Of Your Arms Unfolded, EMST National Museum Of Contemporary Art, Athens(2010); The Length Of Your Arms Unfolded, The Barbican Art Gallery, London (2011) and We All Turn This Way,The Serpentine Gallery Pavillion, London, (2008). Group shows at: Centre Rhénan d'Art Contemporain / CRAC Alsace (Coquilles Mecaniques), Arnolfini, Bristol and Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee (Pale Carnage), Art Now, Tate Britain, London (Art Now Live), and La Galerie Noisy Le Sec, Paris, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, The 2nd Athens Biennale, the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale, and the 1st Prague Biennal. Art Or Sound, at Fondazione Prada, Venice,  Art Of Its Own Making at The Pulitzer Foundation For The Arts, St Louis, MO, The Imminence Of Poetics - The 30th Biennale Of Sao Paulo, Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo, Sao Paulo and PERFORMA 13 Biennial, New York. Recent exhibitions include: The Promise Of Total Automation, Kunsthalle Wien, Museumquartier, Vienna (2016); Line, Lisson Gallery London (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)

Last updated: 15.02.2017


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