Alexandros Georgiou was born in 1972 in Athens. He studied painting and photography at the Athens School of Fine Arts under D. Kokkinidis and G. Lappas. He graduated in 1996 and continued his studies at the School of Visual Arts in New York (MFA ΄98).
He lives between Athens and New York and cities he has worked in include Tehran, Varanasi and Bangkok.
Personal website: http://alexandrosgeorgiou.com/
His solo shows include: Without my own vehicle I-V, National Museum of Contemporary Art -EMST, Athens, 2012/ Varanasi, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, 2010/ Without my own vehicle, 2nd part, DODO Gallery, Thessaloniki, 2007/ Without my own vehicle, 1st Part, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, 2006/ Favorite Games, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, 2004/ Cut-outs, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, 2002.
His group shows in Greece and abroad include: Creatures of a Day, Art Athina 2016/ Final Destination, Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, Athens, 2015/ Kenophobia, CAN Christina Androulidaki gallery, Athens, 2015/ No more tricks, Art Athina 2015/ Fremd bin ich eingezogen…, Kunstverein Heidelberg, 2014/ Staging the Domestic, The Hospital Club, London, 2014/ No Country for Young Men, BOZAR, Brussels, 2014/ Liquid Assets, Steirischer Herbst festival, Graz, 2013/ The eye is a lonely hunter: images of humankind, 4. Foto-festival, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg, 2011/ In the country of last things, Teverina Fine Arts, Cortona, 2011/ Kunsthalle Athena: The Bar, Kunsthalle Athens, 2010/ Transexperiences Greece 2008, EΜΣΤ, 798 Space, Beijing, 2008/ In Present Tense, young greek artists, EMST, Athens, 2007/ Turbulence, 3rd Auckland triennial, Auckland, New Zealand, 2007/ give(a)way EV+A Biennale, Limerick, Ireland, 2006/ Self-Aboutness, Canal Isabel II, Madrid, 2004/ Invitational show, Curt Marcus, New York, 2001/ METRO, 1st DESTE Prize, new trends in contemporary Greek art, DESTE foundation, Athens, 1999/ In my room, White Columns, New York, 1999/ Spring Collection 96, DESTE foundation, Athens, 1996.
1999 DESTE PRIZE NOMINEE
Artist’s curatorial projects:
Lion under the Rainbow, Contemporary art from Tehran, Aiolou 48-50, Athens, 2008/ Jasmine, E31 Gallery, Athens, 2006/ Inter-views 99, Kappatos Gallery, 1999
Alexandros Georgiou's residency at the Siena Art Institute is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.