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CONSTANTIN XENAKIS (Egypt, Cairo b. 1931 / act: Athens & Paris)

Constantin Xenakis Constantin Xenakis was born on 28 December 1931 in Cairo, Egypt. He has lived in Paris since 1955. He received the following scholarships: Deutscher Akademischen Austausch Dienst - DAAD Artists-in-Residence programme, Berlin (1970); and Research Scholarship from the French Ministry of Culture (1980). He also took the following community action: Member of Administrative Committee of the Salon de Mai, Paris (1968-1983); and Member of Founding Committee and Judges Panel for the Vitry-sur-Seine Painting Prize, France (1969-1990). In 1996 he was awarded the Prix Delmas by the Institut de France, at the recommendation of the French Academy of Fine Arts.

Constantin Xenakis presented the following personal exhibitions: Superlund: Un Panorama du Présent, une Philosophie du Futur, Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden (1967); Expansions et Environnements: Le Décor Quotidien de la Vie en 1968: Xenakis - Tinguely - Cesar - de Saint Phalle - Arnal - Sanejouand, Musée Galliéra, Paris, France (1968); Environment, Espace à Reflexion, Södertalje Konsthall, Konsthall, Sweden (1969); Environment - Action, Malmö Museum, Malmö, Sweden (1970); Environment, Galerie Alliance, Copenhagen, Denmark (1970); Environment - Action, Ausstellungsraüme der Ehem Galerie des XX Jahrhunderts, Berlin, Germany (1971); Painting - Project, Galerie Pryzmat, Krakow, Poland (1971); Environment - Action, Modern Art Studio, Goethe-Institut, Athens, Greece (1971); Action, Strassenaktion, Galerie Paramedia, Berlin, Germany (1971); Paintings, Modern Art Galerie, Berlin, Germany (1972); Electro-Kinetic Objects, Paintings, Drawings 1967-1973, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany (1973); Action, Galerija Studentskog Centra, Zagreb, Croatia (1974); Paintings - Objects Alexandre Iolas, Galerie T. Zoumboulakis, Athens (1974); Paintings, Centre d'Art et Communication, Vaduz, Liechtenstein (1976); Paintings, New Smith Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (1977); Paintings, Kohlias Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece (1977); Paintings, Galerie Zoumboulakis, Athens, Greece (1977); Paintings - Photography - Objects, Galerie Roger d'Amécourt, Paris, France (1978); Paintings, Centre d'Art et Communication, Vaduz, Liechtenstein (1978); Paintings, Miranda Gallery, Hydra, Greece (1979); Parti Pris 3: Xenakis - Jaccard - Kermarrec, Centre Noroit, Arras, France (1979); Paintings, Art-Céramique, Rouen, France (1981); Constantin Xenakis: 15 Ans d'Art Sémiotiqie, Centre Culturel de Mont Saint-Aignan, France (1981); Constantin Xenakis: Periode 1978-1982, Zoumboulakis Galleries, Athens, Greece (1982); Itinéraires: Paintings - Objects, Syn´ Art, Paris, France (1982); Paintings, ZM, Thessaloniki, Greece (1982); 8ème Foire d`Art Actuel: Xenakis Paintings, New Smith Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (1983); Paintings, Moris Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (1983); Constantin Xenakis: Itinéraire d`un Peintre, Galerie Municipale, Ville de Vitry-sur-Seine, France (1983); Paintings - Objects, Galerie Suzanne Pons, Cannes, France (1984); Paintings, Galerie Leonard Perlson, New York, USA (1984); Paintings - Photography, Institut Franco-Japonais, Tokyo, Japan (1985); Paintings - Photography, Galerie Walker Hill Art Center, Seoul, Korea (1985); Paintings - Photography, Musée d'Art Moderne de la ville de Taipei (1985); Paintings, Galerie L'Oeil Dense, Paris, France (1986, 1988); Paintings, Han Kuk Gallery, Seoul, Korea (1988); Paintings, Faculté des Sciences, Marrakech, Morocco (1989); Paintings, Galerie Françoise Bolognini, Thionville, France (1989); Constantin Xenakis: La Mémoire du Fétichisme, Chorfi Art Gallery, Casablanca, Morocco (1989); Paintings, Galerie Françoise Bolognini, Thionville, France (1990); Paintings - Objects, Galerie Point Rouge, Paris, France (1990); 7e Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck: Inauguration de l`Espace Constantin Xenakis, Centre Social, Fameck, France (1991); Paintings - Objects, Pyramide Pernod, Créteil, France (1991); Paintings, Galerie Art Prestige, Paris, France (1991); Paintings, Galerie Saint-Martin, Metz, France (1992); Paintings - Objects, Kreonidis Art Gallery, Athens (1993); Presentation of the Album Mandibules, Librairie Nicaise, Paris (1994); Le Livre de la Vie, Kreonidis Art Gallery, Athens, Greece (1995); Paintings - Objects, Lola Nikolaou Art Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece (1996); Constantin Xenakis, Retrospective 1958-1996: The Return of the Artist, Museum of Modern Arts, Alexandria, Egypt (1996); Sérigraphies: L´ Oasis du Livre et des Arts, Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France (1996) - Hanager Arts Center, Cairo, Egypt (1997); The Book of Life, Chapter 2: Alexander the Great and Me, Alatza Imaret, Thessaloniki, Greece (1997); 9e Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck, Cité Sociale de Fameck, France (1998); Paintings, Institut Anticancereux, Paoli Calmettes, Marseille, France (1999); Paintings, Mairie des 9em et 10em arrondissement, Maison Blanche, Marseille, France (1999); Presentation of the Confus publication, Cité Sociale de Fameck, Fameck, France (1999); Paintings - Objects in Art Athina, Diana Gallery Down Town, Helexpo Exhibition Centre, Athens (2001); Paintings - Objects, Diana Gallery Down Town, Athens, Greece (2002); Constantin Xenakis. Le Livre de la Vie Ch. C. Les trois KKK , Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (2003); Constantin Xenakis: Works 1980-2001, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Costakis Collection, Thessaloniki, Greece (2003); Paintings, Fundació Jaume II el Just. Reial Monastir de Santa Maria de la Valldigna, generalitat Valenciana Conselleria de Cultura, Spain (2005); Constantin Xenakis: Parcours d`un peintre 1966-2004, Centre Noroit Arras, Arras, France (2005); Dialogues, Lola Nikolaou Art Gallery, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (2005); Paintings, Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo Jorge Ontiveros, Madrid, Spain (2006); Le Code de la Route, Museum of Modern Greek Art, Rhodes, Greece (2006); Structures & Codes, Herakleidon Museum, Athens, Greece (2006); Paintings - Objects, Lola Nikolaou Art Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece (2007); Parcours, Chania Municipal Gallery, Chania, Greece (2009-2010); Paintings - Objects, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece (2010).

Constantin Xenakis currently lives and works in Athens.

[Megakles Rogakos - 08/2009]

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
KOUNENAKI, PEGGY Contemporary Greek Artists: Constantin Xenakis - The Creator of an Optic Alphabet 2009 Ta Nea, Athens

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