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GIORGOS DIVARIS (Brazil, São Paulo b. 1956 / act: Thessaloniki)

Giorgos Divaris Giorgos Divaris was born on 25 June 1956 in São Paulo, Brazil. He studied urban planning at Vincennes University - Paris VIII (1975-1976), under professor Anatole Kopp. He then studied graphic design at Vakalo School of Art & Design, Athens (1981-1984). Subsequiently, he enrolled at the Athens School of Fine Arts - ASFA (1984-1989) to study painting in the workshop of Nikos Kessanlis. He attended the postgraduate course in Philosophy and Art at the Department of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1994-1995).

Giorgos Divaris has worked in the following capacities: Assistant Instructor of Graphic Design at Vakalo School of Art & Design, Athens (1986-1990); Tutor of Drawing at the Department of Visual & Applied Arts, School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1990-1998); and Assistant Professor of Painting at the Department of Visual & Applied Arts, School of Fine Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1998-present).

Giorgos Divaris presented the following personal exhibtions: Mylos, Thessaloniki (1995); EPASKT, Plaka, Athens (1996); Paratiritis Gallery, Thessaloniki (2001); The Ineffable, Alekton Gallery, Athens (2002); and Arrogance, Gallery 24, Athens (2006). § He also took part in the following group exhibitions: Visual Art Action I, experimental exhibition in central streets, Athens (1986); Panhellenic Art Exhibition, Piraeus Port Authority - OLP, Piraeus (1987); Anti-Monument, Atrium of the Faculty of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens - NTUA, Athens (1987); Athens Visual Arts, Freedom Park Art Center, Athens (1987); Teachers - Collaborators: Exhibition of the Teaching Staff at Vakalo School of Art & Design, House of Cyprus, Athens (1988); Painting, Rodon Music Hall, Athens (1989); Exhibition of the Athens School of Fine Arts Graduates, National Research Institute, Athens (1989); New Acquisitions, Municipal Gallery of Athens, Athens (1993); Artists Gradutes of Vakalo School of Art & Design, Vakalo Gallery, Athens (1999); 24th Demetria Festival: Orient-Orientation, Yeni Çami, Thessaloniki (1999); Do We Have Anything In Common, Vafopouleio Cultural Centre, Thessaloniki (2000); Sketching Out Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday, E. Averoff Museum, Metsovo / Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki / Technopolis, Athens (2002-2003); What Is Threat Like, Koursoum Mosque, Trikala (2004); Co-Existence, Zina Athanassiadou Gallery, Thessaloniki (2005); Common Place, Epi Kolono Theatre, Athens (2005); Public Works, Cheapart Gallery, Athens (2005); Opposite Choice, Old Elementary School, Kardamyli village of Messinia (2006); Visual Arts in Greece: Crossing the Borders, State Museum of Contemporary Arts, Thessaloniki (2006); Actionfield Kodra: Attic with a View, Kalamaria, Thessaloniki (2007); 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art: Project PPC_T, Farkadona, Thessaloniki (2007); Topos, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Theessaloniki (2008); Liquid, House of Culture, Rethymno, Crete (2008); E. Averoff Gallery Collection: The Portrait of a Museum, Benaki Museum, Athens (2009); and 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art: Praxis, Thessaloniki (2009).

Giorgos Divaris currently lives and works in Thessaloniki.

[Megakles Rogakos 06/2009]

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