Connections is why we are here.
It’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives.
That’s what is all about.
But in order for connections to happen, we have to allow our selves to see
and to be seen.
My work is an interactive system – where all elements function together
as an improvised and sensitive instrument – to facilitate seeing.
I believe that every material (be it an object, a place or a concept) has a consciousness;
not necessarily a soul or a spirit, like ours, but an awareness of itself, with a particular size,
shape and density, with its own history.
Together we build a relationship, we adapt to one another, take on each other’s attributes and characteristics,
permitting things to gather and form rather than imposing an order.
This way, the work becomes a meeting place; a place where object and subject are treated with the same respect,
unfolding a network of meanings and associations, celebrating the visitors themselves, giving them the most important role
so that they can participate and complete the work.
Giorgos Gripeos was born in Piraeus, Greece in 1973
Since 2002 he lives and works in Amsterdam.
2002- 05 B.F.A. Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Seminars / Residencies
2007-08 Workshop leader, sculpture. Amsterdam Tracks Project. In
collaboration with ISH and Amsterdams Historisch Museum
2005 Residency. Kunsthuis SYB. Beetsterzwaag, NL
2004 Seminar and workshop. “Installation art and the quest for meaning”.
Philosophy Department, University of Amsterdam
2003 Residency. European Exchange Academy, Beelitz, Germany
2000 Seminar. Photographic Circle Society, Athens, Greece
2015 Thessaloniki bienalle. Group exhibition curated by Katerina Gregos, Thessaloniki, GR
2014 Depression Era. Group exhibition. Benaki museum. Athens, GR
2013 Of people I love. Solo exhibition. Ellika gallery, off-site project Remap,Athens, GR
2012 Art Circle. New West Fest. curated by Edward Janssen,Amsterdam,NL
2011 Polyglossia. Group exhibition curated by Marilena Karra, Onasis Cultural Center, Athens GR
2010 Lichtvoetige vervreemding. Group exhibition. RC de Ruimte. Ijmuiden
2009 This Craft of Things. Solo exhibition. My project space. Amsterdam NL
2008 Amsterdam Tracks. Group exposition. Amsterdams Historisch Museum
2007 Mix x Tijd. Collaboration with Harold Schouten and Mayura Subhedar.
Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL
2007 Glas Hart. Group exhibition. Fort Vuren, NL
2007 ΑΙΜΙΛΙΑ. Solo exhibition. Plan B Project Space. Amsterdam, NL
2006 Glas Hart. Group exhibition. Fort Vuren, NL
2006 De 10.000 euro show. Group exhibition. W139. Amsterdam, NL
2005 Trees have roots and birds have wings. Final exam exhibition, Gerrit
Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, NL
2005 Blind House. Solo show in collaboration with Maurice van Daalen.
Kunsthuis SYB, Beetsterzwaag, NL
2004 One installation. Group exhibition. Arti et Amicitae. Amsterdam, NL
2003 Motorcycle project.Performance and book. European Exchange
Academie, Beelitz, D
2003 On the way home. Collaboration with Avshalom Sigawi. N Building,
Gerrit Rietveld AcademieAmsterdam, NL
2002 Ping Pong. Solo exhibition. Art Project 365. Athene, GR.
2000 Cuba. Group exhibition. Milos Cultural Center. Thessaloniki, GR
2009 Fonds BKVB,Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, NL
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