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COSTA PICADAS (Greece, Ioannina b. 1966 / act: Athens)

Costa Picadas Costa Picadas was born on 11 October 1966 at Ioannina, Northern Greece. Between 1986-1989 he studied at the Division of Contemporary Art at the École du Louvre of Paris.

Between 1985 and 2004 Picadas was engaged by many European and Greek publications, including Casa Vogue; Elle; Gala; Hola; Klik; Lipstic; Madame Figaro; Paris Match; Status; Vitrine; Vogue; and others. Between 1997 and 2004 he was photographer for Museums and Institutions including The Onassis Foundation USA and The Queens Museum of Art. He was also consultant and head of the Digital Photography Department at Peter Vallas & Associates investigation firm. Between 1998 and 2004 he contributed photographs to International Press Agencies, including Sygma Press; Gamma and Sipa Press. He was also freelance photographer for architectural and real estate firms, such as Brown Harris Stevens; JPHEIM & Associates; Costas Kondylis & Associates; and Donald Trump Park Avenue.

Costa Picadas received the following personal exhibitions: Galarie Gransart of Paris (1992); La Ruée Vers L'Eure at Chartres, France (1993); New Medical Center of Orleans, France (1992); Musée du Grand Orient de France of Paris (1992); Ex-Voto at St. Romain Space of New York (1993); Triad for Public Installations of Athens (1994); Piscine public installation in Angers, France (1999); Gallery J&J Donguy of Paris (1999); Queens Museum of New York (2000); Budman Gallery of New York (2003); Gallery L-S Elouda, Greece (2003). He also took part in the following group exhibitions: Galerie de Nestle of Paris France (1990, 1991, 1993); International Art Competition, New York (1990); Exposition Internationale d'Arts Plastiques - Palais des Arts of Nice, France (1991); Exposition de Dessins - Academie des Beaux Arts of Paris (1991); Festival d'Avignon of Avignon France (1991); Institute Espagnol de Paris, Neuilly-sur-Seine France (1991); SPADEM - Associates des Arts Plastiques of Paris (1992); Espace Michael Simon of Noisy-le-Grande, France (1992); Hotel Imperial of Annecy, France (1992); Mini Print Slovenia at the International Exhibition of Slovenia 1993; Novembre a Vitry of Vitry-sur-Seine, France (1993); Itineraire at Levallois-Peret, France (1993); Amsterdam W.G. of Amsterdam Holland 1993; Biennal de Peinture of Issey-les-Moulineaux, France (1993); Hospital Saint Louis of Paris (1993); Galerie Gransart of Paris (1993); Salon de Montrouge of Montrouge, France (1994); Graphic Arts Fair at Waldorf Astoria of New York (1995); Galerie Anatole of Chartre, France (1995); Galerie de Buci of Paris (1995); Salon de Mai of Paris (1995); The Young Art Fair of Basel, Switzerland (1999); Criss Cross: Some Young New Yorkers III at P.S.1 of New York (1999); Kappatos Gallery of Athens (1999); Kokalis Foundation of Athens (2000); Gallery Michael Lombardi of New York (2001); and Denise Bibro Gallery of New York (2003).

Costa Picadas currently lives and works in Athens, Greece.

[Megakles Rogakos 10/2006]

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