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DIMITRIS MERANTZAS (Greece, Athens b. 1967 / act: Athens)

Dimitris Merantzas Dimitris Merantzas was born on 19 November 1967 in Athens, Greece. In 1988 he graduated as Director of Photography from Lykourgos Stavrakos Hellenic Cinema & Television School. In 1990 he received the Fantastic Film Award for directing Doors at the Drama International Short Film Festival. In 1992 he received distinction for his participation at Spyropoulos Foundation's Young Painters Contest. He was accepted unanimously as a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece.

Dimitris Merantzas presented the following personal exhibitions: Good Morning, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Arts Centre, Athens (1993); Useful Three - Digit Numbers / Fantastic Signals, Tounta Contemporary Arts Centre, Athens (1996); Liberation Tools, Athens (1998); Wine - Spirits, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Arts Centre, Athens (1998); Andreas Vais - Dimitris Merantzas: Spring, Cheapart Gallery, Athens (2000); Untitled, Qbox Gallery, Athens (2006); and Reality is the Informer of Imagination, Tsatsis Projects / Artforum, Thessaloniki (2008). § He also participated in the following group exhibitions: Art Athina #4, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Arts Centre, Helexpo, Athens (1996); Arte Contemporaneo - ArCo, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Arts Centre, Madrid, Spain (1996); Modernity - Project 2000, Fondazione Palazzo Bricherasio, Turin, Italy (1996); Small Group Show of Young Artists, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Arts Centre, Athens (1999); Video Dance Festival, Athens (2004); Athens by Art, AICA Hellas, Municipality of Athens, Athens (2004); Time-Based Arts, Cultural Park of Agia Paraskevi, Athens (2006); Occasion for the Basics, Qbox Gallery, Athens (2006); Yellow Project Room: Anathena, DESTE Foundation, Athens (2006); In-Between Earth and Sky, Tsatsis Projects / Artforum, Thessaloniki (2007); ARTmART, Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria (2007); Affinities: Flowers in Greek Art 1880-2006, Alpha Bank & National Gallery, Nafplion (2007); Visual Arts in Greece, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2007); Art Athina #14, Tsatsis Projects / Artforum, Helexpo, Athens (2008); Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time, The American College of Greece, Athens (2008); and Remap2: Unexpected Expedition, 47 Iasonos, Athens (2009).

Artworks by Dimitris Merantzas are kept at the following institutions: The American College of Greece, Athens; Dakis Ioannou Collection, Athens; and Gregory Papadimitriou Collection.

Dimitris Merantzas continues to live and work in Athens.

[Megakles Rogakos 11/2009]

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