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VASSILIS KARAKATSANIS (Greece, Athens b. 1957 / act: Athens)

Vassilis Karakatsanis Vassilis Karakatsanis was born on 17 November 1957 in Athens, Greece. He studied painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts - ASFA (1976-1981) in the workshops of Dimitris Mytaras and Yorgos Mavroidis. The Greek State Scholarship Foundation - IKY enabled him to study stage design and book art at the same school (1979-1982) in the workshops of Vassilis Vassiliadis and Giannis Papadakis. He also received a scholarship by the Spanish Government to study for a Doctoral Degree in the Theory of Art at the San Jorge School of Fine Arts in Barcelona (1982-1984) in the workshops of Jaume Muxart and Rosa Vives. The European Council awarded him a scholarship to study maintenance of architectural monuments at the Centro Europeo in Venice (1985). He received the following distinctions: 2nd prize in Textilia, International Exhibition of Thessaloniki, Greece (1980); and 2nd prize in Publicidad, Madrid, Spain (1984).

Vassilis Karakatsanis presented the following personal exhibitions: Instituto Cultural Español, Reina Sofia, Athens, Greece (1982); Aragón 249, Instituto Cultural Español, Reina Sofia, Athens (1983); 1975-1985, Municipal Gallery - Museum of Modern Greek Art , Rhodes, Greece (1985); Aragon 249, Yakinthos Art Gallery, Athens (1985); Cities, Galería Joan Oliver, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (1986); Bags, Galerie Artio, Athens (1986); Imprints, Galerie Trigono, Athens (1987); Imprints, Epoches Art Gallery, Athens (1987); Bags, Municipal Gallery, Corfu, Greece (1987); Imprints, Loulaki Gallery, Hydra, Greece (1988); Clothes, To Trito Mati Art Gallery, Athens, Greece (1989); Houses, Galerie Meissner, Kempinski Atlantic, Hamburg, Germany (1989); Houses, Galerie Gisela Bollhagen, Kunstcentrum Alte Molkerei, Worpswede / Bremen, Germany (1989); Clothes, Galleria Fontanella Borghese, Rome, Italy (1990); Clothes, European Cultural Centre of Delphi, Delphi, Greece (1990); Clothes, Galerie Opsis, Mykonos, Greece (1990); Clothes, Galerie K7, Thessaloniki, Greece (1990); Carpets, Titanium Art Gallery, Athens, (1991); Carpets, Villa Eolos, Mykonos, Greece (1991); Carpets, Galerie K7, Thessaloniki, Greece (1991); Carpets, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus (1991); Flags, Vicky Dracos Contemporary Art, PDR, Athens (1992); Carpets, Loulaki Gallery, Hydra, Greece (1992); 1989-1993, Galerie Desmos, Heraklio, Greece (1993); Flags, Gloria Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus (1993); 1989-1993, Art Gallery Hermoupolis, Hermoupolis, Syros, Greece (1994); Houses #2, Galerie Argo, Nicosia, Cyprus (1995); Party, Galerie Argo, Nicosia, Cyprus (1996); Party, Art Gallery Hermoupolis, Hermoupolis/Syros, Greece (1996); Party, Kreonidis Art Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece (1996); Party, Kreonidis Art Gallery, Athens (1996); 1992-1997, Vicky Dracos Contemporary Art, Portes, Athens (1997); Houses #2, Kreonidis Art Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece (1997); Houses #2, Galerie Amimoni, Ioannina, Greece (1997); 1995-1997, Morfi Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus (1997); 1991-1998, Galería Berruete Regoyos, Madrid, Spain 1998); Houses #2, Galerie Scorpios, Trikala, Greece (1998); Party, Pantarei Art Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia (1998); Sarong, Galerie Argo, Nicosia, Cyprus (1998); Sarong, Espace Kreonidis, Athens, Greece (1998); Sarong, Asaya, Athens, Greece (1998); Sarong, Galerie Minima, Mykonos, Greece (1999); Vathis Square, Prisma Art Gallery, Livadia, Greece (2001); Vathis Square, Chrysa Art Gallery, Katerini, Greece (2001); Vathis Square, Epoches Art Gallery, Kifissia/Athens, Greece (2001); Vathis Square #2, Galerie Argo, Nicosia, Cyprus (2002); Rosa Hybrida, Morfi Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus (2002); Vathis Square #2, Galerie Argo, Athens, Greece (2002); 2 Sections, Galerie Minima, Mykonos, Greece (2003); 2 Sections, Cycladian Pinacotheque, Hermoupolis/Syros, Greece (2003); On Wall, Epoches Art Gallery, Athens (2003); 2 Sections, Sylogi 12, Spetses, Greece (2004); On Wall, Galerie Minyma, Mykonos, Greece (2004); H²O, ArtSpace Gallery, Santorini, Greece (2005); Urban Materials, Astrolavos Art Galleries, Athens, Greece (2005); Urban Materials, Galerie Zita-Mi, Thessaloniki, Greece (2005); Urban Materials & The Unknown Land, Galerie Trigono, Athens (2006); Summer, Lucia Vassiliadis, Patmos, Greece (2006); The Unknown Land, Morfi Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus (2006); The Unknown Land, Galerie Christina Karella, Athens, Greece (2006); 1990-2007, Elounda Beach, Aquila Hotels & Resorts, Elounda/Crete, Greece (2007); 1990-2007, Atrion, Heraklio/Crete, Greece (2007); and Urban Materials & The Unknown Land, Galerie Argo, Nicosia, Cyprus (2007). § He also participated in the following international art fairs: 8th Bienal Internacional del Deporte en las Bellas Artes, Palacios de Exposiciones de El Retiro, Madrid, Spain (1982); Premio Ciudad de Palma, La Lonja, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (1983); Itinerant, Familiares de Presos Politicos Uruguayos - FPPU, Greece, Switzerland, Sweden, Canada, Brazil, Venezuela, France (1985); XXV Premi Internacional de Dibuix, E & C Department, La Vella , Andorra (1986); XXV Premi Internacional de Dibuix, Fundación Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain (1986); Greek Contemporary Art, Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece - EETE, Sofia, Bulgaria (1987); Pan-Hellenic Art Exhibition, Piraeus Port Authority - OLP, Piraeus, Greece (1987); Greek Contemporary Art, Soviet Artists Cultural Union, EETE, Moscow, Russia (1988); Young European Artists, BP Oil Europe, Brussels, Belgium (1998); For Martha Graham, Sotheby's, New York, U.S.A. (1990); Young European Artists, BP Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (1991); 8th International Triennale: Balkan, Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India (1994); 7th Art Athina 99: Sarong, Kreonidis Art Gallery, Athens Exhibition Centre, Athens, Greece (1999); Five Centuries of Greek Painting, Derek Johns LTD, London, England (2000); Month of Visual Art, Technopolis, Gazi, Athens (2001); Cantami O Diva, Castello Doria, Porto Venere, Italy (2002); Cantami O Diva, Terme Tamerici, Montecatini Terme, Italy (2002); Cantami O Diva, Santa Croce, Fossabanda, Pisa, Italy (2002); 10th Art Athina 03: G8+?, Epoches Art Gallery, Helexpo, Athens, Greece (2003); Art Gallery Walk-Organising Committee for the Olympic Games Athens, Athens (2004); Contemporary Art Fair, Diana Gallery / Epoches Art Gallery / Galerie Argo, Athens, Greece (2004); 11th Art Athina: Netting 2 & 3, Skendi Galeri, Hellenikon Airport, Athens, Greece (2004); 27th Stockholm Art Fair: The Unknown Land, Konstmässan, Svenska Konstgalleriet, Sollentuna Expo Center, Stockholm, Sweden (2007); 16th Europ'ART: Urban Materials, Svenska Konstgalleriet, Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland (2007); 11th Art Innsbruck, Svenska Konstgalleriet: The Unknown Land, Fair Hall, Innsbruck, Austria (2007).


Artworks by Vassilis Karakatsanis are kept in the following collections: The American College of Greece - ACG Art, Athens, Greece; Astir of Paros Hotel, Naoussa/Paros, Greece; B. Wetzestein Showroom, Frankfurt, Germany; BP Oil Europe, Brussels, Belgium; Camper's collection, Athens, Greece; Colecciόn Grupo Pedro Serra, Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Colecciόn particular de S.M. los Reyes de España, Madrid, Spain; Cycladic Pinacotheque, Hermoupolis, Syros, Greece; Cyprus State Art Gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus; Derek Johns LTD Collection, London, England, U.K.; E & Cultural Department, La Vella, Andorra; Four Seasons Hotel Beach Resort, Limassol, Cyprus; Fundaciόn FPPU, Montevideo, Uruguay; Fundaciόn Joan Mirό, Parc de Montjuic, Barcelona, Spain; HANSA Dienstleistungs- und Vertriebs GmbH, Bremen, Germany; Lloyd, Hamburg, Germany; Macedonian Centre, Thessaloniki, Greece; Metropolite of Limassol, Limassol, Cyprus; Middle Insurance Collection, Nicosia, Cyprus; Municipal Art Gallery of Corfu, Corfu, Greece; Municipal Art Gallery of Rhodes - Museum of Modern Greek Art, Rhodes, Greece; Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo "Es Baluard", Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Museum J. Chryssos, Santorini, Greece; Neka Museum, Ubud/Bali, Indonesia; Orthodox Academy of Crete, Hania, Greece; Palacio de Cristal, Retiro, Madrid, Spain; Prefecture, Xanthi, Greece; Skouras Winery, Nemea, Greece; Sun Flower Beach Resort, Limassol, Cyprus; Istituto Orientale , Rome, Italy; and Vorres Museum, Athens, Greece.

Vassilis Karakatsanis continues to live and work in Athens.

[Megakles Rogakos 11/2007]


BIBLIOGRAPHY:
1983 Instituto Cultural Español, Athens
Aragόn 249 1985 Yakinthos, Athens
NADAL, J. 1975-1985 1985 Municipal Gallery, Rhodes
Bags 1986 Artio, Athens / 19 87 Municipal Gallery, Corfu
Cities 1986 Oliver, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Imprints 1988 Loulaki , Hydra / Epoches & Trigono Athens
MEISSNER, E. Houses 1989 Bollhagen , Worpswede / Bremen
Clothes 1989 To Trito Mati, Athens / 1990 K7, Thessaloniki
Opsis 1990 Mykonos / Fontana Borghese, Rome / European Cultural Centre of Delphi Delphi
TSOCLIS, MAYA Carpets 1992 Loulaki, Hydra
Flags 1992 Vicky Dracos, Athens / 1993 Gloria, Nicosia
1989-1993 1994 Hermoupolis A. G., Syros
TAMVAKI, AGELA Party 1996 Kreonidis, Athens & Thessaloniki / Argo, Nicosia / Hermoupolis A. G., Syros / 1998 Pantarei, Bali
Houses #2 1995 Argo, Nicosia / 1997 Amimoni, Ioannina / Kreonidis, Thessaloniki
Rosa Hybrida 2000 Batagianni, Athens / Balta, Thessaloniki
TAMVAKI, AGELA Vathis Square: A Different View of Athens, A.D. 2000 2001 Epoches, Athens / Chrysa, Katerini / Prisma, Livadia
TAMVAKI, AGELA Vathis Square #2: A Different View of Athens, A.D. 2000 2002 Argo, Athens & Nicosia
TOSI, A. On Wall: Per Vassilis Karakatsanis 2003 Epoches, Athens / 2004 Minyma, Mykonos
TAMVAKI, AGELA / TOSI, A. 2 Sections 2003 Cycladic Gallery, Syros / Sylogi 12, Spetses / Minyma, Mykonos
SERRA Y BAUZÁ, PEDRO A. Urban Materials 2005 / 2006 ZM, Thessaloniki / Astrolavos, Athens / Trigono, Nicosia
Summer 2006 Lucia Vassiliadis, Patmos / Galerie Minyma, Mykonos
SERRA Y BAUZÁ, PEDRO A. Urban Materials & The Unknown Land 2007 Galerie Trigono, Athens / 2007 Galerie Argo Nicosia


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