VANGELIS GOKAS


Vangelis Gokas was born in Korinthos, Greece in 1969. He holds a BA in Fine Arts from the Aristotle University of Thesaloniki, Greece and two Masters degrees in Fine Arts from the Athens School of Fine Arts and the School of Fine Arts in Barcelona, Spain. To date he has had seven solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous group shows both in Greece and abroad, including the Athens Biennale of 2011. Works of his form part of important private and museum collections including the Van AbbeMuseum in Eindhoven. Gokas is currently assistant professor at the School of Plastic Arts of Ioannina, Greece.

Education

2005–2007   MA , School of Fine Arts, Athens.

1995–1996   MA, School of Fine Arts, Barcelona.

1988–1994   BA, School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Τhe breaths inside my mind, Elika Gallery, Athens.

2016 Xanadu, Kalamata Arts Centre, Kalamata.

2014 For the expansion of the field of struggle, Elika Gallery, Athens.

2012 Love / labour / lost, Elika Gallery, Athens.

2010 Bluntness of affect, Elika Gallery, Athens.

2008 Sense and Sensibility, TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki.

2007 Griffiths (with V. Vassilakakis), TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki.

2006 Re-place, Batagianni Gallery, Athens.

2002 Kat’Oikian Odon, Stigma Gallery, Athens.

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2018

Painting Notes,  [art seen] gallery, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Theorimata, National Museum of Contemporary Art, (EMST) Athens. Curated by Kostas Christopoulos.

2017

Landscape Revisited, Elika Gallery, Athens.

The Body – The Soul – The Place: Contemporary Greek Artists at the National Museum of China, Beijing. Curated by Maria Tsantsanoglou and Syrago Tsiara.

Art-Athina 2017, Elika Gallery, Athens.

2016

Art-Athina 2016, Elika Gallery, Athens.

2015

SOMA (Scattered Open Museum of Attica), curated by Hariklia Hari, Keartea.

2014

Art-Athina 2014, Elika Gallery, Athens.

2013

Painting Matters, Elika Gallery, Athens.

Once Upon a Time…The Collection Now, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.

Thrills and Chills, CAN Christina Androulidaki Gallery, Athens.

Art-Athina, Elika Gallery, Athens.

2012

Landscraft, Tint Gallery, Thessaloniki.

Muslim Mulliqi (curated by Galit Eilat and Charles Esche), The Kosova Art Gallery, Pristina.

2011

3rd Athens Biennial Monodrome, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, X.Kalpaktsoglou, Poka-yio, Athens.

Small Gardens of Happiness, TAF The Art Foundation, Athens.

Summer in the middle of winter, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens.

Epekeina, Cultural center of Athens Municipatlity, (curated by Th.Tramboulis), Athens.

Art-Athina, Elika Gallery, Athens.

Fovos, Salon de Vortex, Athens.

2010

Conversation piece, TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki.

Art in the time of collapse, AD Gallery, Athens.

Midnight in the garden of good and evil, Elika Gallery, Athens.

2009

Paint ID, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.

2007

In present time, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens.

Places. One exhibition, one approach, one museum, one history. Contemporary art in Greece through the collections of Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Benaki Museum, A. Mylonas Museum, Zappeion, School of Fine Arts, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens – Thessaloniki.

2006

Crossing the Borders, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.

At the countryside, L.Beltsios Collection, Mylos Matsopoulou, Trikala.