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COSTAS VAROTSOS (Greece, Athens b. 1955 / act: Aegina Island)

Costas Varotsos Costas Varotsos was born on 25 Janurary 1955 in Athens, Greece. He studied fine arts and architecture in Italy. He has held studios both in Greece and Italy.

Varotsos has received the following personal exhibitions: Performance, Pescara, Italy (1976); Centro Culturale Covergence, Fotofonie, Pescara, Italy (1976); Music-Painting, Work with Andrea Pazienza, (1977); Centro Culturale Covergence, Pescara, Italy (1978); Mauric Renaissance Gallery, Pescara, Italy (1978); Mauric Renaissance Gallery, Pescara, Italy (1979); Spazo-Tempo, ISIA, Rome, Italy (1979); Centro Culturale Covergence, Pescara, Italy (1980); Gallery 2000, Bologna, Italy (1981); Desmos Gallery, Athens, Greece (1982); The Poet, Deste Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus (1983); Centrosei Gallery, Bari, Italy (1983); Dracos Art Center, Athens, Greece (1986); The Runner, Omonia Square, Athens, Greece (1988); Arco di Rab Gallery, Rome, Italy (1989); Ruben Forni Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (1990); Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece (1990); Horizon, Aristotelous square, Thessaloniki, Greece (1990); Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (1990); Giorgio Persano Gallery, Milan, Italy (1991); Gallerie 3, Athens, Greece (1991); Tokyo Art Expo, Tokyo, Japan (1991); Anelixis I, Interamerican Plaza, Athens, Greece (1992); Arte Roma, Palazzo di Congressi, Rome, Italy (1992); Public Artwork, Paesagio con Rovine, Gibellina, Italy (1992); Leiman Gallery, New York, USA (1992); Mylos Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece (1993); Sprovieri Gallery, Rome, Greece (1993); Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece (1993); Klepsydra, European Cultural Center of Delphi, Greece (1994); The Runner, Athens, Greece (1994); Globe, International Airport of Thessaloniki, Greece (1995); Lola Nikolaou Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece (1995); Anelixis II, Laiki Bank, Nicosia, Cyprus (1995); Giorgio Persano Gallery, Turin, Italy (1995); Sani Festival, Sani, Halkidiki, Greece (1996); Anti-Pop, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece (1996); Public Artwork, Mc Cormick Center, Chicago, USA (1997); The Poet, Casacalenda, Italy (1997); Arco di Horizon, Aghios Konstantinos, Pyrgos Korinthias, Greece, public artwork (1998); Rab Gallery, Rome, Italy (1997); Horizons, Muhka, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium (1998); Castello di Roccascalegna, Italy (1998); Fiera di Bologna, Italy (1999); Tobey Moss Gallery, International Biennal, Los Angeles, California, USA (1999); Public Artwork, Piazza Benefica, Turin, Italy (1999); Giorgio Persano Gallery, Turin, Italy (1999); National Art Gallery, Athens, Greece (2000); C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, USA (2000); Public Artwork, Kreisel Zurichstrasse, Bützberg, Switzerland (2001); The Foundation for Hellenic Culture, New York, USA (2001); Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece (2001); Untitled, Buccheri, Sicily, Italy (2003); Untitled, Parco Sculture del Chianti, Pievasciata (Sienna), Italy (2003); La Luna, Parco Casilino Labicano, Rome, Italy (2003); Public Artwork, Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C., USA (2003); Contiguous Currents, City Hall square, Palm Beach, Miami, Florida, USA (2003); Public Artwork, Aghios Ioannis Rentis, central square, Athens, Greece (2003); Public Artwork, Doukissis Plakentias Metro Station, Athens, Greece (2004); Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece (2004); Labyrinth, Arco 2004, Madrid, Spain (2004); Public Artwork, 166 Pireos Street Building, Athens, Greece (2004); Scenery for Antigone, Epidaurous Theater (2005); Public Artwork, Bernstrasse, Steffisburg, Switzerland (2006); Horizon 4, Certosa di Padula, Salerno, Italy (2006); Horizon - Geraki, Geraki, Sparta, Laconia, Greece (2007); and Future Through the Past, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece (2007). He has also taken part in the following group exhibitions: Arte Sacra, Pescara, Italy (1977); Premio Pescara Futura, Pescara, Italy (1978); Centro Culturale Covergence, Pescara, Italy (1979); Emerging Images, Europalia, ICC, Antwerp (1982); 7 Greek Artists: A New Journey, Deste Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus (1983); Emerging Images, Deste Foundation, Athenaum Intercontinental, Athens, Greece (1983); SYST, Rhodes, Greece (1984);Signs of Change: New Dialogues, Dracos Art Center, Athens, Greece (1985); Athens Municipal Gallery, Athens, Greece (1985); National Art Gallery, Athens, Greece (1985); Biennale for Young Artists, Thessaloniki, Greece (1986); Gallerie 3, Athens, Greece (1986); Stockholm, Sweden (1986); Biennale di Sao Paolo, Brazil (1987); Patras Festival, Patra, Greece (1987); Pierides Museum, Athens, Greece (1987); 4 Critical Outlooks, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Center, Athens, Greece (1988); Scenography, Pallas Theater, Athens, Greece (1988); Athens Municipal Gallery, Athens, Greece (1988); Borderline, Community of Monteciccardo, Italy (1988); Minos Beach, Crete, Greece (1988); Arco di Rab Gallery, Rome, Italy (1988); Superproduct, Club 22, Athens, Greece (1988); Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece (1989); Realismi, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece (1990); Public Artwork, Arte Lago, Community of Varese, Italy (1990); Minos Beach, Crete, Greece (1990); Realismi, Giorgio Persano Gallery, Turin, Italy (1990); Epikentro Art Center, Patra, Greece (1990); Arte Domani, Punto di Vista, Spoletto Festival, Rome, Italy (1991); De De Europa, Erice, Italy (1991); Europa, Athens, Greece (1991); De Europa, Rome, Italy (1992); National Art Gallery, Athens, Greece (1992); Arco di Rab Gallery, Rome, Italy (1992); C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, USA (1992); Museum of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (1992); Public Artwork, Paesagio con Rovine, Museum of Gibellina, Italy (1992); Arco di Rab Gallery, Rome, Italy (1993); Centro de Belles Artes, Madrid (1993); Avistamenti, XLV Biennale di Venezia, Italian Pavilion, Gibellina, Venice, Italy (1993); Avistamenti , Sprovieri Gallery, Rome, Italy (1993); Thalatta-Thalatta, XXXVIII International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Termoli, Italy (1993); European Cultural Center of Delphi, Greece, curated by Sania Papas, public artwork (1994); Biennale di Scultura, Gubbio, Italy (1994); Sculptures de Verre, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Nice, Nice, France (1994); Contemporaneamente, Naples, Italy (1995); XLVI Biennale di Venezia, Artelaguna, Venice, Italy (1995); Configura 2, Erfurt, Germany (1995); Meiligmata, Nees Morphes Gallery, Athens, Greece (1995); Premio Grinzane, Giardini Botanici, Hanboury, La Mortola, Italy (1996); Fuori Uso, Pescara, Italy (1996); Contemporaneamente, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center (1996); Tempi Ultimi, 13 th Biennale of Art di Citta di Penne, Italy (1996); Adicere Animos, Cesena, Italy (1996); Inedito Open '96, Premio Boccioni, Latina, Italy (1996); Biennale de Cetinie, Montenegro (1997); New Sculpture, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, USA (1997); Citta Aperta, Sant' Angelo, Italy (1997); Montrouge - Athenes, Salon de Montrouge, France (1997); Public Artwork, La Morgia, Community of Gessopalena, Arte Natura, Italy (1997); Riciclart, Rome, Italy (1997); Public Artwork, Biennale dei Parchi Natura e Ambiente, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy (1998); Open, Lido, Venice, Italy (1998); Matiere en Emoi, Monaco (1998); Lola Nikolaou Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece (1999); Big, Torino 2000, Turin, Italy (1999); Historic Center of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece (1999); Griechenland, European Central Bank, Berlin, Germany (1999); Spazi in Luce, Da Caravagio a oltre Fontana, Castello Carlo Quinto, Lecce, Italy (1999); Journeys, Art Gallery, Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton, Pensylvania (1999); 48 th Biennale of Venice, Greek Pavilion, Venice, Italy (1999); Public Artwork, Cuma 4000, Parco Arceologico, Cuma, Naples, Italy, (1999); Horizon, Net Art, National Museum of Switzerland, Chateau de Prangins (2000); Fragile Beauty, Lido, Venice, Italy (2001); Untitledin Naturalmente, Foundation Villa Benzi Zecchini, Caerano di San Marco [TV], Italy (2001); Labirinto Transparente, Aqua Potabile, Community of Lamezia, Terme, Italy (2001); The Pioneers, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (2003); Place and Figure, Museum of the City of Athens, Greece (2003); Biennale of Beijing, China (2003); Cosmopolis 1: Microcosmos x Macrocosmos, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (2004); Transcultures, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (2004); Horizon - Geraki, Laconia-Topos, Geraki, Sparta, Laconia,Greece (2007); and In - Situations, Municipal Gallery of Kalamata "A.Tassos", Kalamata, Messinia, Greece (2007).

Costas Varotsos currently lives and work on Aegina Island, Greece.

[Megakles 08/2007]

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