Apostolis Zolotakis was born on 28 september 1963 in Athens, Greece. He studied at Academy Minerva: School for Fine Art & Design, Groningen, Holland (1983-1990), graduating in graphic design (1988) and photography and computer graphics, silkscreen and painting (1990). He worked as artist-in-residence at SCAN: National Institute for Computer Animation, Groningen, Holland (1990-1991).
Apostolis Zolotakis presented the following personal exhibitions: Pinacotheca, Slochteren (1992); Gallery Kiem, Utrecht (1994); Design Institute, Amsterdam (1995); Besselaar Contemporary Art Gallery, Utrecht (1997); Gallery Windows 3, Utrecht (1998); Fort Lux, Ijmuiden (2000); Gallery Humanitas, Groningen (2000); Sophie's Palace, Utrecht (2001); Van IJ tot Zee, former Sugar Factory CSM Amsterdam, Halfweg (2002); Sophie's Palace, Utrecht (2002); Oerol Festival, Terschelling (2003); Helder gekaapt, Den Helder (2004); Gallery E31, Athens, Greece (2006); WTC Art Gallery, Rotterdam (2006); Pinacotheca, Corfu, Greece (2007); Atrition, K-art Gallery, Athens / The Netherlands Institute in Athens - NIA, Athens (2009); Perceptual Code, Leonidas Kanellopoulos Cultural Center, Elefsina (2009); and Celluloid and Cigarettes Cheapart, Athens (2010). § He also took part in the following group exhibitions: Cultural Center Oosterpoort, Groningen (1988); Media Vision, RAI, Amsterdam (1989); Korenbeurs, Groningen (1989); Biennial of Academies, Antwerp, Belgium (1989); 2nd International Symposium on Electronic Art, Groningen (1990); Centraal Beheer, Apeldoorn (1990); Martinihal, Groningen (1990); Stretching Photography, New Castle, England (1990); The Electronic Artist, Posthoornkerk, Amsterdam (1990); European Currents in Photography, Durham University, England (1991); Traveling Photography Exhibition, CNTATA, Russia (1991); VSB Gallery, Amsterdam (1991); Computer Graphics in the Fine Arts, Traveling Exhibition, Czechoslovakia (1992); Faculty of Fine Arts, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (1992); 3rd International Symposium on Electronic Art, Sydney, Australia (1992); Literary Museum, The Hague (1992); Graphic Cultural Foundation, KVGO Gallery, Amstelveen (1992); Pinacotheca, Zaandam (1992); Museum for Graphics, Joure (1993); Bergkerk, Deventer (1993); Gallery Broekhuis, Enschede (1993); Fotografica: International Photography Exhibition, Breda (1993); Gallery J. Koniarka, Trnava, Slovakia (1993); Gallery Benesov u Prahy, Czech Republic (1993); Grafinnova: 6th International Triennial of Prints, Ostrobothnian Museum, Vaasa, Finland (1994); 5th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Helsinki, Finland (1994); Gallery Kiem, Utrecht (1994); Herenhuis Gallery, Enkhuizen (1994); Dutch Electronic Art Festival, Rotterdam (1994); Katauczek Gallery, Vienna, Austria (1995); Besselaar Contemporary Art Gallery, Utrecht (1996); Graphic Art Atelier, Utrecht (1997); Art Fair, St. Jans Church, Utrecht (1999); Gallery Humanitas, Roden (2002); Gallery Humanitas, Groningen (2003); Antwerp, Belgium (2004); Lineart: International Art Fair, Gent, Belgium, represented by Gallery Marc van Meensel (2005); Visual Arts in Greece, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (2006); WTC Art Gallery, Rotterdam (2007); Byzantine Museum, Corfu, Greece (2007); Rural Heritage and Collective Identity, Museum Kresow, Poland - National Museum of History, Sofia, Bulgaria (2008); and Silent Dialogues: Multimedia Portraits Throughout Time, The American College of Greece, Athens (2008).
Apostolis Zolotakis currently lives and works in Utrecht, The Netherlands.
[Megakles Rogakos 09/2008]
ZOLOTAKIS, APOSTOLIS Atrition 2009 K-art Gallery, Athens
L. KARAPIDAKIS / J. VASDEKI / A. ZOLOTAKIS / E. KLUITENBERG / S. UNGE SÖRLING Perceptual Code 2009 Leonidas Kanellopoulos Cultural Center, Elefsina