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Costas Varotsos

Costas Varotsos


Artist, Sculptor
Country: Greece
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Bio

Costas Varotsos was born in Athens. He lives and works in Greece.

> Studies

1973-76 Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome
Universita di Pescara, Architecture
Fullbright Grant, 1990-91, New York
1999 Elected Professor of the Aristotle University
of Thessaloniki in 1999
Member of the Swiss Engelberg Academy

> Solo Exhibitions (selection)

1981 Gallery 2000, Bologna, Italy
1982 Europalia ’82, Greece
ICC Antwerpen, Belgium
1987 Biennale of Sao Paulo, Brazil
1989 “DESTE” Foundation, Athens, Greece
1990 Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
1991 Georgio Persano Gallery, Milano, Italy
1992 De Europa, Athens, Greece
De Europa, Rome, Italy
Leiman Gallery, New York, USA
ARCO, Madrid, Spain
1993 Biennale of Venice, Italian Pavillion, Venice, Italy
1995 Biennale of Venice, Artelaguna, Venice, Italy
Georgio Persano Gallery, Milano, Italy
1998 “Horizons”, Muhka Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium
1999 Biennale of Venice, Greek Pavillion, Venice, Italy
2004 “Diapolitismoi”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
2007 “Future through the past”, Benaki museum, Athens, Greece, curated by Charis Kanellopoulou

> Works in Public Space (Selection)

1983 “The Poet”, Nicosia, Cyprus
1988-1994 “The Runner”, Athens, Greece
1996 “La Morgia”, Community of Gessopalena, Abruzzo, Italy
1997 “Untitled”, Mc Cormick Center, Chicago, USA
1999 “Untitled”, Benefica square, Torino, Italy
2001 “Untitled”, Butzberg, Switzerland
2003 “Untitled”, total formation of the Agios Ioannis Rentis central square, Athens, Greece
Contiguous Currents, City Hall, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
“Untitled”, Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, USA
2004 “Untitled”, 166 Pireos st. building, Athens, Greece, public artwork
“Labyrinth”, Arco 2004, Madrid, Spain
“Untitled”, Douk. Plakentias Metro Station, Athens, Greece
2006 “Horizon 4″, Certosa di Padula, Salerno,Italy, public artwork
“Untitled”, Bernstrasse, Steffisburg, Switzerland, public artwork
2007 “Horizon-Geraki”, Geraki, Sparta, Laconia, Greece, public artwork
2008 “Horizon 2008″, Murano Hotel,Tacoma, Washington,USA, Public artwork

> Public Collections (Selection)

Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Lausanne, Switzerland
Musee d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Sculpture “Untitled”, Mc Cormick Center, Chicago, USA (Public Space)
“La Morgia”, Community of Gessopalena, Abruzzo, Italy (Public Space)
“Untitled”, Piazza Benefica, Torino, Italy (Public Space)
“Untitled”, Washington Convention Center, Washington DC, USA (Public Space)

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