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Rena Papaspyrou

Rena Papaspyrou was born in Athens in 1938.

1956-61 Attended the Athens School of Fine Arts
1963-67 Attended Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris
1993-2005 Professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts. Director of the 3rd Painting Workshop
2006 Emeritus professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts.

Lives and works in Athens.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1966
Galerie des Beaux Arts, Paris

1967
Astor Gallery, Athens

1977
Desmos Gallery, Athens

1979
Stilponos 7, Action/Exhibition Desmos Gallery & Stilponos 7, Athens

1982
Sample from Urban Landscape – Images through Matter, Desmos Gallery, Athens

1985
Magic Rooms, Dracos Art Centre, Athens

1990
Baalbeks 1986-89, Epikentro Contemporary Art Centre, Patras
Fires in the city-Multi-Images, Kreonidis Gallery, Athens

1991
Galerie X+Plus, Brussels

1992
Images sur la Matière, French Institute, Thessalonica

1994
Images Evoked by Association, Kreonidis Gallery, Athens

1998
Short Self-contained Stories, Gallery 7, Athens

1999
Lola Nikolaou Gallery, Thessalonica

2001
The Wall, Gallery 7, Athens

2002
Lola Nikolaou Gallery, Thessalonica
The Wall, Alatza Imaret, Contemporary Art Centre of State, Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessalonica

2003
Constellations, B.D. Sima, Athens

2006
The ultimate vision makes me blind, Gazon Rouge Gallery, Athens

2007
The ultimate vision makes me blind, Artis Causa Gallery, Thessalonica

2008
Flashback, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessalonica

2011
Photocopies directly from matter, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens

2012
ΤΙΜΕ - MATTER, Choros 18, Thessaloniki

2014
Photocopies - Madwalk, Athens (Collaboration with the fashion designer Apostolos Mitropoulos)

2017
On the occasion of Eleni, Kara Moussa Pasha Mosque, Rethimno, Crete (Curated by Maria Maragkou)


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1971
Plastics in art, Hellenic-American Union, Athens

1977
Miranda Gallery, Hydra

1978
Avanguardia e Sperimentazione, Galleria Civica, Modena
Avanguardia e Sperimentazione, Magazzini del Sale, Venice
Images of Greek Art I, Zappeion, Athens

1981
Environment, Action. Exhibition organised by the Association of Greek Art Critics, Zappeion, Athens
Images of Greek Art II, Zappeion, Athens
XII Festival International de la Peinture, Cagnes sur Mer, France
Modern Art and Tradition Symposium, S.Y.S.T. Research Centre, Athens

1982
Emerging Images, Europalia ’82
Hellas ICC, Antwerp, Belgium

1983
Emerging Images, Athenaeum Intercontinental, Athens
XVII Biennale de Sao Paolo, Brazil
7 Greek Artists – One New Journey, Famagusta Gate, Nicosia
7 Greek Artists, Rembrandt Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus

1985
Memories, Recreations, Quests, National Gallery, Athens
Points of Change ’80 – New Dialogues, Dracos Art Centre, Athens
F.I.A.C. 1985, Grand Palais, Paris
Tribute ΙΙΙ to School of Fine Arts, Apopsi Gallery, Athens

1986
Diaspro Art Centre, Nicosia
Dracos Art Centre, Athens

1987
Exploring New Materials and Means, Apopsi Gallery, Athens
The Process of the Image behind the Painted Surface, Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens

1988
Hyperproion, Athens
4 Critical Approaches, Ileana Tounda Contemporary Art Centre, Athens

1989
Three Generations of Greek Women Artists, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., USA

1990
Trammel Crow, Dallas, USA
2nd Minos Beach Art Symposium, Crete

1991
Untitled, Mylos, Thessalonica
Untitled, House of Cyprus – DESTE, Athens

1992
The Transformations of the Modern. The Greek Version, National Gallery, Athens
Collection of the Rethymno Contemporary Art Centre

1993
Inventaire No 1, French Institute, Thessalonica

1994
Contemporary Greek Art, Commission Building, Brussels
Ephemera, House of Cyprus, Athens

1995
Configura 2, Erfurt, Germany
Art Athina, Athens
Ephemera, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessalonica
Ephemera, Contemporary Art Centre, Rethymno

1996
Messaggeri degli Dei, Palazzo delle Exposizioni, Rome

1997
Ad hoc and in situ, Contemporary Art Centre, Rethymno

2000
Desmos Archive, DESTE Foundation, Athens
Desmos Archive, Contemporary Art Centre, Rethymno
Choices 2000, from the collection of the Rethymno Contemporary Art Centre, Pieridis Gallery, Athens
People-Faces-Forms, Municipal Gallery, Rethymno

2001
Desmos Archive, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessalonica
Art Athina, Athens

2003
Gazon Rouge Gallery, Athens

2004
7+7, From the collections of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens

2005
Art Athina, Athens
The Years of Defiance: Art of the 70’s in Greece, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens

2006
Kalfayan Gallery, Thessalonica

2007
Collection of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Benaki Museum, Athens

2008
From Ancient Olympia to Beijing, International Olympic Truce Centre, Beijing, China

2011
Greek Art, Sem-Art Gallery, Monaco
En-thetes yles, Choros 18, Thessalonica
The Symptom of the Place, Tampakika, Amfissa

2012
The magic circle, gallery Gazon Rouge, Athens (Curated by Loraini Alimantiri, Christoforos Marinos)

2014
Nautilus – Navigating Greece
Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
(Coordination and curating by the Ministry of Culture of Greece)

2016
Chez eux: Unseen Collections, ASFA’s space Circuits and Currents, Athens (Curated by Stamatia Dimitrakopoulou)

2016–2017
UrgUrgent Conversations Athens – Antwerp, EMST, Athens (Curated by Bart De Baere (M HKA), Katerina Koskina (EMST), assistant curators Jan De Vree (M HKA), Stamatis Schizakis (EMST))

2017
After the explosion you hear the light, space 3 137, Athens (Curated by Paki Vlassopoulou, Chrysanthi Koumianaki, Kosmas Nikolaou)
Imaginary Spaces, House of Cyprus, Athens (Curated by Stratis Pantazis)
Report on Cases, Zoumpoulakis Galleries Athens (Curated by Christoforos Marinos)
[un]known destinations, Former Zarifi residence Eptanisou 9 + Androu, Kypseli, Athens (Exhibition / Catalogue curator & Concept Dr. Kostas Prapoglou)
Antidoron, Documenta, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (Curated by Katerina Koskina, assistant curators: Tina Pandi, Stamatis Schizakis)
The Garden Sees, Megaron – Athens Concert Hall (Curated by Anna Kafetsi, catalogue’s set up by Anna Kafetsi)

2017–2018
9 + 1, Eleftheria Tseliou Gallery, Athens (Curated by 9 + 1)

2018
Geometries, Agricultural University of Athens (Curated by Locus Athens)