Pantelis Chandris

Schattenentblösster

Elika Gallery presents ‘Schattenentblösster’ the new solo exhibition of artist Pantelis Chandris.

 

 

Shadow cliffs and eight ecliptic full moons, 2016-2017, depictions of the shaded side of leaves with black silk paper and printed drawings, dimensions variable

Schattenentblösster’ borrows its title from the word used by Celan to refer to one who «reveals the shadows» or one who «is revealed by them». In the new body of works presented, Chandris sculpturaly shadows of things and objects, choosing in this way to talk about their absence. He constructs a narrative environment through which he considers notions and ideas such as memory and habitation.

Pantelis Chandris was born in Athens in 1963. He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts, in the studio of D. Mitaras. He has had thirteen solo shows to date, while his work has been presented in a number of important group exhibitions. In 2012 he was awarded the prize of the Greek Union of Art Critics. He teaches at the Athens School of Fine Arts. He lives and works in Athens.

Solo exhibitions

2017

Schattenentblösster, Elika Gallery, Athens

2015

Stealth, Elika Gallery, Athens

2013

Question of Faith, Elika Gallery, Athens

2010

Man is an Island, a.antonopoulou.art gallery, Athens

2007 

Ens solum, a.antonopoulou.art gallery, Athens

2005   

Almost – between,  a.antonopoulou.art gallery, Athens

2003   

Hypostasis II,  TinT  gallery, Thessaloniki

Hypostasis, a.antonopoulou.art  gallery, Athens

1999 

Medlent  Epikentro art gallery, Athens

1997

Parallel images II,Kreonidis art gallery, ART Athina 7-97, Athens

1996

Parallel images Gallery Kalfayan Thessaloniki

1995

Notes on the blackboard – kaleidoscopic images, Kreonidis art gallery, Athens

1993

Trophies Kreonidis art gallery, Athens

1991

Reconstructions – alterations, Desmos, Doma art  gallery,  Athens

Selected group exhibitions

2017

Art-Athina 2017, Elika Gallery, Athens

2016

Art-Athina 2016, Elika Gallery, Athens

2014

Art-Athina 2014, Elika Gallery, Athens

The Kennedy Bunker, a project by Nicos Charalampidis, presented by the Arab Guggenheim Museum and the White House Biennial, Berlin

2013

Thrills and Chills, curated by Christina Androulidaki & Daily Lazy, CAN Christina Androulidaki Gallery, Athens

Art-Athina 2013, Elika Gallery, Athens

2012

Tracing / Traces, Fizz Gallery, Athens

2011

MONODROME, 3rd Athens Bienalle

New Places, Space 18 Thessaloniki

Small gardens of happiness, Taf, The Art Foundation, Athens

Drawing Stories (2)

2010

Drawing Stories (1),   50-1 Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus

Cabinets of miracles, Zone D Zoumboulaki gallery, Athens

2009

Personal Political, State museum of contemporary art, Thessaloniki

2008

The big sleep,  Municipal gallery of Kalamata

NEO EROTICA boudoir street stories” 1st elementary school of Amfilochia

2007

Trans-mission, Municipality of Lefktro,  Mani

In-situations,  Municipal gallery of Kalamata

ART Athina  2007 RESTART, Athens exhibition center

2006

Visual arts in Greece,  State museum of contemporary art, Thessaloniki

The scarecrow, Averoff  museum Metsovo

Positive charges, State museum of contemporary art , Thessaloniki

2005

Meeting Chalepas, The exhibition house Falatados Tinos island

2004

The hidden enchantment of drawing, a. antonopoulou. art gallery, Athens

Identity issues, State museum of contemporary art, Thessaloniki

ATHINA by Art Municipality of Athens cultural organization

ARCO, Madrid exhibition center, Madrid

2003        

Music mirrors – history conscience, Sarantopoulos miles, Piraeus

I me – myself, Rethymnon center for contemporary art / Rethymnon

Eight men show, Por amore a arte, Porto / Portugal

Transit, European summit, Zappeion Building / Athens

Humans Faces Figures, Rethymon center for contemporary art / Rethymon

2002

Purple Earth, Art space 8, Rethymon

2001    

Book Mythologies – Greek Contemporary Artists, Book Fair Frankfurt.

Purple Earth, Fyrogia Monastery Sifnos island.

Glossalgia, Hellenic American Union / Athens.

2000

Commentary for the 20th century, Vilka Art Forum Gallery, Thessaloniki

The artists of Spyropoulos Museum, Cultural Center Hellenic World, Athens

ART Athina 8-00, Exhibition Center HELEXPO, Athens

1999 

ART Athina 7-99, Athens Exhibition Center, Athens

1Ideas and Images, Crossroads art gallery – Campus fine arts studios, Athens

1998  

P + P = D, Deste Foundation, Athens

Minor Zoology,  “24” art gallery, Athens

1997    

Piraeus str. – The transformations of an industrial landscape, VIS’s Old Industry, Piraeus

ART Athina 5-97, Athens Exhibition Center, Athens

1996

Messageri Degli Dei, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome

1995  

Natura Mater Artis, Liberty Park Center, Athens

ART Athina 3-95, Athens Exhibition Center, Athens

Exercises in country lesson, National Gallery, Corfu island Department

1992

Germination 6, Budapest

1991

Germination 6, Ludwig Forum fur internationale kunst, Aachen

Hommage to Henryk Stazewski – Concept and Form, Liberty Park Art, Athens

1990    

Reviews – Inquiries, Desmos art gallery, Athens

1989

Anti – Festival, Athens

1988

Painting for a table,  Municipal of Athens Cultural Center, Athens

BIENNALE – OFF, Bologna

Barcelona ’87, Bologna ’88, Municipality of Athens Cultural Center, Athens

1987  

Biennale of Young Mediterranean Artists, Barcelona

Videos

 1996        Parallel Images(5’.25’’) Gallery Kalfayan, Thessaloniki

1995        Kaleidoscopic images (11’.45’’) Kreonidis Art Gallery, Athens

Scholarships and prizes

1992         Awarded the first prize by the Yannis and Zoi Spyropoulos Foundation.

1987         Scholarship for study in Greece from State Scholarships Foundation.

2010         Awarded the first prize by A.I.C.A  (International, Art Critics Association, Hellenic Section)  for the exhibition “Ens Solum” (a.antonopoulou.art 2007)