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George Hadjimichalis

George Hadjimichalis was born in Athens in 1954.
His first solo show took place in Ashantour Bacharian’s Gallery ‘’Ora’’ in 1977, and he has been exhibiting regularly ever since.
In 2001, the National Museum of Contemporary Art held a large exhibition, George Hadjimichalis, Works 1985-2000, and a show entitled George Hadjimichalis, ‘Seven Works’ (1990-2000) was organised in 2002 by MoMA/PSI in New York. In 2005, he represented Greece in the Venice Biennale.
George Hadjimichalis has taken part in many important exhibitions, to name a few:
DOCUMENTA 9, in 1992 in Kassel
Centre Régional d ‘art Contemporain of Bretania ‘’ The Theoretical Object’’ 1993
Schirn Kunsthalle, G. Tsarouchis, S. Antonakos, G. Hadjimichalis, Frankfurt, 2001
The Factory, Conversation? Recent Acquisitions of the Van Abbemuseum, Athens, 2002
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Intercivilizations, Athens, 2004
European Art Projects, Ideal City-Invisible Cities, Zamosc, Poland, June-August 2006 and Postdam, Germany, 2006
Museum Serralves, ‘’The Decade of the 80’s, A Topology’’, Porto, Portugal, 2007
The work of George Hadjimichalis is versalite. His works are part of greater units. In creating a piece of work, he often employs a variety of different media, such as video, photography, text, painting, printmaking, etc.
Several units that make up the artist’s body of work have never been exhibited.

Born in 1954, Athens, Greece

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

His first solo exhibition was in 1977 at the Ora gallery of Assadour Bacharian, since then he exhibits systematically 

2016
Tom Sawyer, Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery, Margarita Myrogianni – George Hadjimichalis, Athens, Greece

2014
Details of a city and a portrait, Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery, Athens, Greece
The Journey,  OFFICINAE PICTORUM c. 1221-1445, The Byzantine and Christian Museum organized the exhibition of George Hadjimichalis, Athens, Greece

2013
The work 1922 was permanently installed at the Byzantine Museum of Didymoticho, Didymoticho, Greece
4 Works entitled as Notes, Batagianni Gallery, Athens, Greece

2012
Details and situations, 66 photos from the archive Faces, National bank of Greece cultural foundation, Athens, Greece

2011
A novel,  The work The Painter A.K  was exhibited at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

2010
Correspondence 2007-2010, Kyrillos Sarris - George Hadjimichalis, Contemporary Greek Art Institute, Athens, Greece
George Hadjimichalis: Three works, Mascs and tamata vow, Gestures, It, Batagianni Gallery, Athens, Greece

2009
The hunger in Athens in the winter of 1941-1942, a small container that traveled for eight weeks in different neighborhoods and places in Athens with its subject being the hunger of 1941-42. In collaboration with the National Museum of Contemporary Art

2007
The path of Andreas Embirikos, National bank of Greece cultural foundation, Athens, Greece

2006
Piet Mondrian, Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece

2005
Represented Greece at the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2004
Landscape, with Kyrillos Sarris, Workshop of Drawing and Picture in Crisis, Athens, Greece

2003
F/B Apostolos P. The Beacons of the Aegean sea, installation on board while the ferry was sailing from the port of Piraeus to Aegina on Friday May 9th 2003

2002
George Hadjimichalis: Three Works, Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens, Greece
Seven Works (1990-2000), MOMA/PS1 organized the exhibition of George Hadjimichalis, New York, United Stated of America

2001
Works 1985-2000, the National Museum of Contemporary Art organised the retrospective exhibition, Athens, Greece

1999
From the archive of the Workshop of Drawings and Images in Crisis, Zoumboulaki Gallery, Athens, Greece

1994
Interpretation of opposite parts / 2, Epicenter, Patras, Greece

1991
He constructed the work Gathering Maronias at the exhibition hall of the 12th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities at the Tokos Mansion, Kavala, Greece

1985
Parallel Life, a work based on the homonymous novel of Apostolos Doxiadis, Gallery 3, Athens, Greece

1984
Painting, Gallery 3, Athens, Greece

1981
Ora Cultural Center, Athens, Greece

1977
Ora Cultural Center, Athens, Greece


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

2011
The Monument, 16 artists suggest, Jewish Museum of Greece, Athens, Greece

2008
Selective Knowledge, National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation, Eynard Mansion, Athens, Greece

2007
The 80’s, a topology, Museum Sarralves, Porto, Portugal

2006
Ideal City – Invisible Cities, European Art Projects, Zamość, Poland and Potsdam, Germany

2004
Intercultures, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

2002
Discussions, Recent Acquisitions of Van Abbermuseum, Athens School of Fine Arts (Factory), Athens, Greece

2001
Im Spiegel der Freiheit, Yannis Tsarouchis, Stephen Antonakos, George Hadjimichalis, Schirn Gallery, Frankfurt, Germany

1993
Synaxis, Domaine de Kerguehennec, Brittany, France
Le milieu du monde, Centre Regional d’ Art Contemporain, Sète, France

1992
De la Main à la Tête, L’ Objet Théorique, Domaine de Kerguehennec, Brittany, France
Documenta 9, Kassel, Germany


In 2007 he curated the big retrospective exhibition of the sculptor Vasos Kapantais (1924-1990) and in 2015 the retrospective exhibition of Cosmas Xenakis (1925- 1984), both at the Benaki Museum at Pireos Street in Athens, Greece

Agra publications published two books, in 1991 the book of C. Bakirtzes – G. Hadjimichalis, Gathering Maroneias, and in 1999 the book Crossroads including texts about painting (1979-1998). In 2005 Navado press publication of Trieste published his work, Konek konek, King of Isprovana, Ponders What Man Can Be.


The Workshop of Drawings and Pictures in Crisis

The Workshop of Drawings and Pictures in Crisis was founded in 1983 and had a different name (Officinae Pictorum) and took its current name in 1995. It has given its name at a central work of George Hadjimichalis and at the same time it is the name of the artist’s own workshop. The workshop has been in crisis since its foundation but has managed to survive despite the adverse circumstances. It published books – usually in collaboration with Agra publications and CD music out of commerce. But its main activity is the creation of a series of archive of faces, pictures, texts and ideas that he uses for the creation of his works.