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. 

 

Education

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

 

Exhibitions

 

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

                     NL

2009             This Craft of Things. Solo exhibition. My project space. Amsterdam NL

2008             Amsterdam Tracks. Group exposition. Amsterdams Historisch Museum

                     Amsterdam, NL

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

 

Stipends

2009             Fonds BKVB,Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, NL

 

 

 

 

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