PROFILE

    Working in Athens, Greece, K.P. is an interdisciplinary artist specialized in drawing, painting, 2D + printmaking, video, comics, photography, animation. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and has also published various works. His work also spans illustration and cover art in publications such as The Athens Review of Books, the Dutch weekly De Groene Amsterdammer and the french Courrier International. 

    Konstantinos Papamichalopoulos' work investigates the relationship between occidental and oriental art, the distinction between ‘high’ and ‘low’ as well as the appropriation of non-art by art. Recurrent themes include Japanese art, the concept of the boundary, pop culture references and the impact of media on artistic practice and sensory perception.

 

EDUCATION

Panteion University, Ph.D. candidate - 2016-present

Athens School of Fine Arts, MA digital arts - pass grade, 2014

Athens School of Fine Arts, ba (Hons) printmaking — DISTINCTION GRADE, 2011

Athens School of Fine Arts, BA (Hons) painting — DISTINCTION GRADE, 2003

Gerrit Rietveld Akademie, Amsterdam - the Netherlands, fine arts — Erasmus student, 1998

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

AGA LAB (Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier) Residency, Amsterdam, The Netherlands March-July 2015 

ICRI International Research and Art Competition and Exhibition Award 2014

Scholarship for digital arts (Hellenic Scholarships Foundation) 2012-2014

Scholarship for Printmaking (Propondis Foundation) 2006-2008

Scholarship for printmaking (Hellenic Scholarships Foundation) 2004-2006

Yiannis & Zoe Spyropoulos Foundation Award 1998

 

 

COVERS-ILLUSTRATIONS (SELECTION)

Cover and illustrations for Laurie Keza's children's book "The Adventures of Rosa Dellatola" (dioptra editions) 2013

Cover for Christos Chomenidis' novel "The world according to his measure" (Patakis editions) 2012

Cover for Christos Chomenidis' novel "the Voice" (Patakis editions) 2011

 

SOLE AUTHOR PUBLICATIONS

  1. The Japanese 3 - White Island Works (2016)

  2. #k_porn - White Island Works (2016)

  3. Aprés Tanguy - A Colouring Book - White Island Works (2016)

  4. Aprés Dubuffet - A Colouring Book - White Island Works (2016)

  5. Biomorphic - A Colouring Book - White Island Works (2016)

  6. The Great Golden Room - Athens Review of Books / White Island Works - (2015)

  7. Epilarchia! - Enati Diastasi Publications (2011)

  8. The Japanese – Deuteronomion - Enati Diastasi Publications (2009)

  9. Skies - Futura Publications (2004)

  10. An Army of One - Scripta Publications (2003)

  11. Antennae - Futura Publications (2002)

  12. The Japanese - Futura Publications (2000)

 

ANIMATIONS (SELECTION)

UnityFour relocation video 2016

https://youtu.be/G2fGn1BTwkE

ArkAnalytics video 2014:  

https://youtu.be/gMoPHVxwPdI

Drassi political party trailer 2014:

http://youtu.be/WWV8j73_-CU

 

TEACHING-LECTURING EXPERIENCE 

Professor (Sketching, Comics) - Vellios School of Art, Athens 2017 - 2019

Seminars for children and teenagers - Vorres Museum 2010 - 2016

Private tutor 2011 - 2016

The Artificial Man - Presentation at the Digital Wednesdays Program of the Onassis Cultural Centre as an Invited Speaker,  Athens 2016 

Visiting Speaker - i. e. k. of Korydallos correctional facility 2016

Visiting lecturer - Department of Archaeology and History of Art, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 2016

illustrating the Athens review of books - design Athens, Benaki museum 2014

Artists and the camera - Doukas BTEC Foundation in art & design. 2014

Artists and their introduction to graphic and photographic media (Degas, Bonnard, Toulouse-Lautrec, Frank Miller) - Athens School of Fine Arts, Printmaking dept. 2013

Text in Comics - Athens School of Fine Arts, Printmaking dept. 2012

From Comics to paintings - Athens School of Fine Arts, Painting dept. 2012

The impact of media on artistic practice and its reception - 5th International Conference on Information Law and Ethics - Arts and Ethics Session Speaker, Corfu 2012

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Illustrator (Freelance), “K” magazine of the “Kathimerini” newspaper; Greece — February 2016

Co-founder, White island works; Athens - Greece — 2013 - Present

Illustrator, De Groene Amsterdammer; Amsterdam - The Netherlands — May 2015 - Present

Cover artist, Athens review of books; Greece — 2009 - present

Illustrator, newspaper “to Vima”; Greece — 2007 - 2013

Commissioned artist, the Benaki museum; Greece — 2004

Contributing comic book  artist, babel magazine; Greece — 2000 - 2004

Contributing comic book  artist, “9” magazine; Greece — 2003 - 2006

Contributing illustrator, “Vivliothiki” magazine - Newspaper “Eleftherotypia”; Greece — 2002 - 2006

 

SKILLS

Painting, Etching, Drawing, Photography, Microblogging, Social Media, Photoshop, Pixelmator, Blender (3D), Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Audition, Sketchbook Pro, ProCreate, Pages, Keynote, iMovie, Dragon Stop Motion & iStopmotion

 

 SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selection)

 

2019     

“Zeus and Athena” Archaeological Museum of Tinos - Tinos island, Cyclades 

2017     

“My Power lies with the Love of the People” Vorres Museum - Paiania 

2016     

“Scenes from the Great Golden Room” Westin Hotel, Astir Palace - Vouliagmeni 

“Talos Representations of the Artificial Man” National Archaeological Museum - Athens

"Biomorphics” The Blender Gallery - glyfada 

2015     

"The Great Golden Room” Museum of Greek Folk Art - Athens

2008     

Gallery “24” - Athens

2003     

“An Army of One” Gallery “24” – Athens

2002     

“Antennae” Gallery “24” - Athens

2000     

Gallery “24” - Athens

 

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selection)

 

2019

«Icone - Tradizione/Contemporaneità» - Museo Diocesano Monreale - Palermo, Italy

«The Collector’s Eye: The Sotiris Felios Collection» - Heraklion Municipal Art Gallery, St Mark's Basilica - Heraklion, Crete

 

2018

«A Museum - A History of 100 Years - Contemporary Commentary» - Tzisdarakis Mosque - Museum of Modern Greek Culture, Athens

Florika Kyriakopoulou Collection - Fougaro 14, Athens 

Art Thessaloniki 2018 - Thessaloniki International Exhibition & Congress Center, Thessaloniki

“Hommage to Halepas” - Ena Contemporary Gallery, Athens

“Artificial Edens” - L’ École des Ursulines, Loutra, Tinos

Affordable Art Fair - Hampstead Heath, London, U. K.

London Art Fair - London, U.K. 

 

2017     

2 Decades + Spyropoulos Foundation Prize - Vorres Museum - Paiania

Affordable Art Fair - Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, U.S.A.

Affordable Art Fair - Stockholm, Sweden

Affordable Art Fair - Battersea, London, U. K. 

2016     

“Ornament" Skoufa Gallery - Athens, Greece

Re - Culture 4 “Art-Non art” Skagiopoulio Center - Patras, Greece

“Contemporary Print art from Athens" Herakleidon Museum - Athens, Greece

Art Athina - (The Blender Gallery) - Athens

Comicdom Con 2016 - Athens, Greece

2014     

“The Fantastic in Greek Contemporary Art” Municipal Gallery of the City of Athens - Athens  

“Battlefield Porn” Metamatic:Taf (The Art Foundation) - Athens  

Art Athina - (Ersi’s Gallery) - Athens

Art Athina - (Alma Gallery) - Athens

2013     

“So well-suited” exhibition for C. P. Cavafy— Museum of Greek Folk Art - Athens

“Dreamsailors” The Blender Gallery - Glyfada, Greece 

“Kridemnon” National Archeological Museum - Athens, Greece

Ploes XIX “In Medias Res” Kydonieos Foundation - Andros island, Greece

Art Athina - (Ersi’s Gallery) - Athens

Affordable Art Fair - Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, U.S.A.

“Crisis and Comics” - Instituto Cervantes, Athens

2012     

Athens International Comics Festival - Diplarios School, Athens

“The Digitals” – Hellenic American Union - Athens

“Between the Real and the Fantastic” - Works from the Felios Collection, Giorgio DeChirico Center for the Arts - Volos

2011     

“Truth is always absurd” – Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens –     Poulopoulos’building - Athens

SexPlosion”- Booze Cooperativa, Athens

2010     

“Battlefield” - Taf (The Art Foundation) - Athens

2009    

“It happened in Athens” - Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Athens –     Poulopoulos’building

“Printmaking in the House of Cyprus” - House of Cyprus - Athens

“6 x Printmaking”- Kaplanon 5 Gallery

2007    

“Place of Birth” – Benaki Museum

2006 

“Homage to G. Viziinos” Gallery “24” / “Vivliothiki” magazine of the newspaper “Eleftherotipia” - Athens

2005     

Gallery “24”-Athens

Belgrade Comics Festival-Yugoslavia

2004     

“Approximately Resembling” Benaki Museum - Athens

“Labyrinths” 798 Art Space, Beijing - China

Aegina Folk Museum - Aegina 

Emmanuel Roidis – Gallery “24” - Athens

Everyday Hellas – Whitebox Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

2003     

Coup de Coeur - Athens Art Gallery

2002     

All Fashioned - State Museum of Contemporary Art - Thessaloniki

All Fashioned - Larissa Contemporary Art Center -     Larissa

“People Faces Figures” - Rethymnon Contemporary Art Center  - Crete

7th International Comics Festival of “Babel” - Alsos Stratou - Athens

2001     

Livre d’ Artistes – text and objects (Gallery “7”) - Athens

Art Athina - Athens

6th International Comics Festival of “Babel” (Athens Technopolis – Gazi)

Astrolavos Dexameni Gallery - Athens

2000     

Gallery “24” - Athens

5th International Comics Festival of “Babel” (Athens Technopolis – Gazi)

1st triennale of Greek engraving (Pierides Gallery – Glyfada) - Athens

Artists of the Spyropoulos Museum - Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center Athens

 

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