Pantelis Chandris

Schattenentblösster

05.05.2017 - 10.06.2017

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. Works of his form part of important public and private collections including the collection of the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens.  In 2012 Chandris 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

ANTIDORON- the EMST Collection at Kassel’s Fridericianum, curated by Katerina Koskina, Kassel.

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.

2010

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

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, Athens.

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, Athens.

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.

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)

 

 

 

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