panos famelis

Born in 1979, in Greece. Lives and works in Athens, Greece.

Panos Famelis is an artist working on various media ranging from painting, sculpture, drawing, installations, performances and theater. He is the founding member of Under Construction group – www.underconstructiongroup.com.  He has also curated group exhibitions “Grounded”, Re-Culture Festival, "Coney Island" ( Ersi's Gallery), "Art is hard", Festival, Athens- Thessaloniki, "Black Jack 21 artists" (Rhodes Casino) and "Oasis" (Skironion Museum,  Athens) and has also curated some solo shows of Greek artists..

He had solo and group shows in Greece and abroad, his work is included in museums and private collections.

education

2008M.A School of Fine Arts of Athens.
2005Graduate of the Fine and Applied Arts Department of the School of Fine Arts of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
2003-04Attended the University of Hogeschool Gent in Belgium as an exchange student of he erasmus-Socrates program.
2000-02Attended the photography workshop of G.Katsangelos.
1999-01Attended the engraving workshop of K.Sahinis.

scholarships and awards

2008Awarded by the Bank of Greece.
2005Scholarship of the Greek State Scholarship Foundation IKY for excellent performance of studies from 2000 till 2005. Awarded by the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessaloniki, Greece, “Graduates Exhibition, 2003-2005”.
2005Graduated with an honors degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Fine & Applied Arts.
2004Scholarship from the Erasmus-Socrates programme.
2002Scholarship of the Greek State Scholarship Foundation IKY for excellent performance during the second year of studies.

Residencies

2016“Artists residency program”, curated by Aliki Tsiarliagou director of Nitra Gallery, hosted by Eagles Palace hotel, Thessaloniki, 2016.
2006"No Man’s Land 06", (RESIDENCY PROGRAMME), Curator: Pier Luigi Tazzi, Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki.

Solo Exhibitions

2017“Matter of Process”, Nitra Gallery, Thessaloniki
2016"AENIMA", Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece.
2015"Τhe Torn Cloth", Busy Building's project space, Athens, Greece, Curated by Katerina Nikou.
2013"The Wave", Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece.
2011"In Between", video performance (Dimitria and Action field Kodra, September), Thessaloniki, Greece.
2010"Flash Back", ART21 Gallery, Athens, Greece.
2009"Existence", Fizz Gallery, Athens, Greece, Curator: S.Bachtsetzis.
2007"Chaos Project", Zina Athanasiadou Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece., Curator: N.Argyropoulou.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017“The Vision of Saint Void, Depo Darm gallery, Curated Kyriakos Spyrou, Athens. “Action Field Kodra”, Thessaloniki. “Gennees”, Curated by Nota Kalagia and Petros Kosmas, Athens. “A Solitary Song, and the Work of Our Hands”, curated by Kyriakos Spyrou, Art Wall projects Gallery, Athens.
2016“Berliner Liste”, solo presentation, Berlin.“Referensial Berlin”, Curated by Fiona Halse, Berlin. "STUFF", curated by Francois L'Otel and Louisa Karapidaki, Hellenic American Union, Athens.
2015“"TENDER IS THE NIGHT" CAN Gallery, Athens, curated by Christina Androulidaki."KENOPHOBIA" CAN Gallery,Athens."Mykonos Biennale", Mykonos, Greece.
2014“PRE – TEXT” Ileana Tounta Gallery, curated: I. Tounta, K. Nikou, D. Antonitsis. PRE – TEXT is the first part of the exhibition “This is a Historic Opportunity for Us” with the major support of Neon Foundation.
2013"Synthesis", Francoise Heitsch Gallery, Munich, curator C. Petrinou. “VIOLENCE”, CAID – Social, Scienta et Arts, Athens, curator M. Maragou. "FEAR" Re-Culture , Patra, curator M. Maragou."Grounded", Re-Culture,Patra, curator P.Famelis."Cabinet", ReMap 4,Athens, curator G.Tserionis, A.Vousouras, "SAVE", Hotel Pindaros, Athens, curator G.Tserionis."ΑΤΑΧΙΑ" C.A.M.P Gallery, Athens.
2012"ΝLP" Under Construction project, "HOSTED ATHENS" Athens."Coney Island" Ersi's Gallery, curator P.Famelis
2011"The New Disorder", curated by M.Bevilacqua & K.Nikou, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens. "Symbiosis", 15th Biennale Della Mediterane, Rome -Thessaloniki. "EXIT “, Monodrome", 3rd Biennale of Athens, by Under Construction project, Athens. "Self as a Stage", Under Construction project curated by Qw3rty Team, ReMap, 3 Athens. "Painting Stories", 50-1 Gallery Lemesos, Cyprus. "Chain Reaction", TAF Foundation, Athens, Greece. "M.A Graduates Exhibition", Athens School of fine Arts.
2010"I Like To Be Adorned", curated by Maria Maragou, House of Cyprus, Athens - Rethimno. “Black Jack- 21 Artists", curator Panos Famelis, Casino Rhodes, Rhodes Greece. "OASIS", curator: Panos Famelis Skironion Museum, Kineta reece. "In Real Time- Beautiful world, Heavenly Creation. Vol II" Under Construction project, Kypseli, Athens.
2009ART ATHINA, Art Fair, Athens. "To spiti tis", Under Construction project, curated by M.Maragou ,House Of Cyprus, Athens. "Exit", Under Construction project, Zoumboulakis Gallery, Athens,Greece. "Beautiful World, Heavenly Creation, Voll", OPEN LIDO, Venice, Italy. "Head Start", Athens, Greece, curator Anna Hatzinasiou, Alexandra Oikonomou. "Kicking and Screaming, a Divine Comedy", in collaboration with Amalia Bennett, performance, Dance Theatre, installation, Sinergion Theater, Athens.
2008"Our Living Room", Under Construction project, My Living Room, Athens, Greece. "Under Conctruction" project, Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki."Any Place", curated by Denis Zacharopoulos, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece. ART ATHINA, International Art Fair, Athens.
2007"Places", works from the collection of the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki – New Benaki Museum, Athens, curated by Denis Zacharopoulos. "Urban Legends" 07, EpiColono Project Space, Athens.
2006"What Remains is Future", Old Arsakeion School of Patras. curator: Nadia Argiropoulou, Patra. "An Outing", Beltsios Collection, Matsopoulos Mill Contemporary Art Centre, Trikala. "Border Lines", Curator: Pier Luigi Tazzi, Hellenic American Union, Athens.

Participation in Artistic works

2010"ΟΑSIS" Amalia Bennet's workshop.
2008"Theatrical Workshop" Belrgade, Serbia, Coordination: Nikita Milivoyovitz, Amalia Bennet, Dimitris Kamarotos.
2006DRAFT [B] - FREE BESIEGED, Athens Festival 2006, Theatre “Kotopouli- REX”, 25 & 26-6-2006, (Konstantinos Rigos- dance theatre OKTANA).
2005Performance “Slow Dance Marathon” of Christodoulos Panagiotou that took place in the exhibition “Art Action Field Kodra 05”, old army field of Kodra in Thessaloniki. Curator: E. Strouza (08/27-09/18).Performance "Conflict" by Dimitris Michalaros that took place in "Teloglion Museum", Thessaloniki, Greece. Film “Poisoned Spiling” by Joseph Dadoune that took place in the exhibition “Art Action Field Kodra 05”, old army field of Kodra in Thessaloniki. Curator: S. Pappak (08/27-09/18).

Lectures

2017Talk and performance at professor Tsakiris work shop, School Of Fine and Applied Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
2013-14Series of talks in the American College of Greece.
2009"2η Biennale of Thessaloniki", Under Construction project. Lecture at the School of Fine Arts in Athens, in the atelier of professor G.Psixopedis."Νew technologies - DESIGN 2009" Under Construction project, Τechnical Chamber of Greece.
2008Lecture at the School of Fine Arts in Athens, in the atelier of professor M.Spiliopoulos.