ArtemisAlcalayProfile

Born in Athens in 1957.

Her artworks belong to the collections of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, the Jewish Museum of Greece, the Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt, ACG art collection, the Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, and the P.F.F. (Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation).

 

Studies

1974-1976 V. Vlachopoulos Painting Studio
Artemis Alcalay
   
1976-1981 Athens School of Fine Arts
Degree in Painting and Set Design
Painting Studio: Y. Moralis D. Mytaras
Set Design: V. Vassiliadis
History of Art: M. Lambraki-Plaka
History of Architecture: P. Mylonas
   
1983-1985 M.A. in Studio Art, New York University
A. Churchill, J. Pryor, I. Weber, S. Madoff, Ph. Rylands, L. Seguso.
   
1992-1993 Photography: Laura Dodson
   
1998-2002 YMCA Kifissia, weaving: M. Leonidou
   
2010-2011 Photography: Kamilo Nollas

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016

"Survivors: Greeks who survived the Shoah" Kythera Photographiic Encounters (curator: Penelope Petsini).

In retrogression, 2015

“In retrogression”, ETOILE TOY Visual Arts Florence - video YouTube

home: an installation, 2010

home: an installation, video - interview at Athens Living VideosYouTube

  "Greek Jews Holocaust survivors: a visual narrative" Cervantes Institute of Athens (organized by the Cervantes Institute of Athens and the Jewish Museum of Greece)
   
2015

In retrogression” ETOILE TOY Visual Arts Florence, www.florencedance.org (curator: Giuliano Serafini)

Dance performance: FloDance Corps, choreography Gabriella Secchi

 

A study on trauma, memory and loss: Greek -Jews Survivors of the Holocaust, Agathi Art Gallery / Αthens Photo Festival 2015, 18-26 June 2015. (Photography+)

> see also Texts- Press

   
2014 «Greek -Jews Survivors of the Holocaust», Beit Hatfutsot - the Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv. Within the frame of the event: The Greek Jews under the Nazi occupation-under the patronage of the Embassy of Greece in Israel and under the aegis of the Jewish Museum of Greece (Photography+).
 

 

2013

Home: a wandering, PYRNA, Kifissia (Painting, Photography+)

 

Volta a Ítaca”, Casa de Rui Barbosa, Rio de Janeiro (prints)

> Book edition - presentation "Volta a Ítaca", poems: Virgilio Costa, prints: Artemis Alcalay. Publisher: Boca da Noite, Editora Lacre, Rio de Janeiro

   
2012

Home: a wandering, Beton7 Gallery, 1-18 November, 2012 (Painting, Photography+). Within the frame of the Athens Photo Festival 2012.

> Book publication "home: a wandering". KAPONEDITIONS, 2012, www.kaponeditions.gr

  Paradise Lost or Found-from warp to pixel, Beton7 Gallery, Athens (Painting, Sculpture, Weaving, Digital & Media Art). Dance performances: EeKuipoiz, Mariela Nestora, Nina Alcalay

   
2010

home: an installation, Gallery 7, Athens. (Painting, Mixed Media)
> Catalogue [PDF 1.8Mb]


> see also Texts -Press: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dJee8QFtbUg

   
2008 Labyrinths, Mind and Body Pilates Studio, Kifissia (Digital Art)

   
2006 Carpet Design, Athens Art Gallery, Aslanoglou contract carpets (Hand Tufted Carpets)

   
2004

Weavings, Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation V. Papantoniou (curator: Anna Enepekides). See also article in Design NOW, 2008 (in Greek).

   
2001

Memoire (Remembrance), Palais de l’Europe, Strasbourg (Painting, Puppets, Sculpture) (organised by the Jewish Museum of Greece and the Ministry of the Press and Information, within the context of the commemorative events: The Holocaust of Greek Jews – The Persecuted and the Rescuers)

Erinnerung (Remembrance) Jüdisches Museum, Frankfurt (Painting, Puppets, Sculpture) (curator: Dr. Aphrodite Kouria, organisation: Jewish Museum of Greece and the Greek Committee for Frankfurt 2001, as part of the International Book Fair).

     
2000

Remembrance, Jewish Museum of Greece, Athens (Painting, Puppets, Sculpture, Photographs) /Video Dance: Nina Alcalay

Remembrance, Zina Athanassiadou Gallery, Thessaloniki (Painting, Puppets, Sculpture)

Solo exhibition, Athens Gallery 2006
   
1999 Remembrance, Fournos Performance Space, Athens (Painting, Puppets, Sculpture, Photographs)/ Dance Performance: Nina Alcalay
   
1996 Epoches Gallery, Kifissia (Painting)

     
1993 Galerie Titanium, Athens (Painting)

Polyedro Gallery, Patras (Painting)

Solo exhibition, PFF 2004
   
1988 Ora Gallery, Athens (Painting)
   
1984 80 Washington Sq. East Galleries, New York University, N.Y. (Painting)

   
1983 Studio 17, Ioannina (Painting)
   
1982 8th Meeting of Young Artists, Ora Gallery, Athens (Painting)

Polyedro Gallery, Patras (Painting)

 

Main Group Shows

2017 "UNIVERSAL TOPOS" site specific project, REA factory, Nafplio - Argos national road, Peloponnese, 3-9 July 2017 (curator: Eleni Varopoulou)

 

  "Gateway to Freedom" (in the context of Back to Athens 5 / 2017), CHEAPART, Athens, 8-30 June 2017 (curator: Thaleia Vrahopoulou)
  "Big Moving Photo Bazaar ", In the flat of Dimitris Xanthoulis, Athens, March 31 - April 2 2017 (curator: Nina Kassianou)
 

"The Right To Be Human", Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece, 19 January - 28 February 2017 (curators: Thalia Vrachopoulos & Harry Savvopoulos)

Also at OTE windows from middle of January through the middle of February 2017 and Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki from 9th of February through 17th of March 2017.

   
2016 "POLISTOPIA", Galerie Mémoire de l'Avenir - Memory of the Future, Paris, France, 9 July - 28 August 2016
  "Athens Photo Festival 2016, [mis/dis]placed", Benaki Museum, Athens, 9 June - 31 July 2016 (curator: Penelope Petsini)
  "NEW ERA EAUDESEA", House of Cyprus, Athens, March 10-24, 2016 (curator: Eirini Bazara)
  ATHINA THEA, Cité de l' architecture et du patrimoine Paris. Co-creator of the participatory work of Ianna Andréadis.
   
2015 «Your story», Bensusan Han, Thessaloniki, 9 -13 November 2015 (curator: Elissavet Hasse)
 

«Mykonian traditional female dress: A study in Aegean material culture», Angelos and Leto Katakouzenos Foundation, Athens and in Kornilaki Venieri House, Mykonos (curator: Mina Karagianni)

  «Inter-woven stories», Theater of the House of Civilization, Rethymno, Crete (curator: Maria Tsouknaki)
 

«EDITION: the print show», 9 ENNEA cultural space, Athens, www.artaz.gr (curator: Alexandra Kollaros)

 

«Fiber and Shadows», The Loft, Athens (curator: Maria Schina)

   
2014

«From traditional arts and crafts to contemporary art: a discourse at the home of Angeliki Hatzimihali» Museum of Folk Art and Tradition “Angeliki Hatzimihali” (curator: Louisa Karapidaki)

   
2013 ArtUp! Media art in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey, Goethe Institut. Online artist‘s database.
   
   
2011 "Truth is always absurd: Visual homage to Alexandros Papadiamandis", Cultural Center of the Municipality of Athens "Melina" (curators: Iris Kritikou, Mikri Arktos)

Surprise III - An art event for the homeless of Athens, artAZ and Municipality of Athens, Technopolis, Gazi (curator: Alexandra Kollaros)

Encounters: Eclectic Affinities with the art of Phaedon Anastasiadis, Cultural Center of the Municipality of Athens "Melina" (curator: Eugenia Alexaki, selection of artists: Megakles Rogakos)

17th Annual 'Design on a Dime', Housing Works - vignette installation of Asler Valero Interior Design, New York City's Metropolitan Pavilion

Art Athina - 17th meeting of contemporary art, Gallery 7

Meditations_on_eBook, Hellenic Cosmos Cultural Center (curator: Mina Karayianni)

Art Athina 2011 by La Pasion Griega

     
2010 Surprise II - An art event for the homeless of Athens, artAZ and Municipality of Athens, Technopolis, Gazi (curator: Alexandra Kollaros)

6th Annual 'Design on a Dime' show, Housing Works - vignette installation of Asler Valero Interior Design, New York City's Metropolitan Pavilion

Art Athina - 16th meeting of contemporary art, organization and curator: Alexandra Kollaros, artAZ

 
     
2009 Resist, Hellenic National Commitee for UNICEF, Municipality of Athens, Technopolis Gazi (curator: Dora Iliopoulou-Rogan)

Notes for a tree - Recycling rules, Municipality of Athens, Cultural Center "Melina" (curator: Iris Kritikou)

5th Annual 'Design on a Dime' show, Housing Works - vignette installation of Asler Valero Interior Design, New York City's Metropolitan Pavilion

 
     
2008

WO [+] MAN = ?, 6th Human Rights Art Festival, Athens, Greece (concept - curator: Kostas Theonas)

Group session# 1@mommy.art 08, Athens (curator: Alexandra Kollaros)

Silent Dialogues, American College of Greece ACG, Athens (curator: Megakles Rogakos)

 
     
2007 12th International Triennial of Tapestry, Lodz, Poland (curator: Voula Massoura)

In-Situations: Artworks in Time and Space by Contemporary Greek Artists, Municipal Gallery of Kalamata "A.Tassos" (curator: Megaklis Rogakos, organiser: Kalamata Municipal Organization for Cultural Development D.E.P.A.K.)

Τόπος, from the collection of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, (curator: Dennis Zacharopoulos)

12th International Triennial of Tapestry, 2007
   
2006 3+omiloun, Nafplio Gallery - Maria Gouma

41 Artists Alumnae of Pierce College, Cultural Centre of A.C.G. (curator: D. Iliopoulou-Rogan)

Greek Spring, Artigraf

Once upon a time there was Penelope Delta, Athens College of Greece (curator: Iris Kritikou)

     
2005 Capturing Utopia, Digital photography exhibition (within the framework of the Month of Photography, organiser: Stavros Moresopoulos), Fournos Center for Digital Culture

NYU alumni web show (web)

AIDS, Divani-Caravel Hotel (within the framework of the Panhellenic Congress on Aids, curator: Marina Athanassiadou)

 
     
2004 Dialogue with a museum, Jewish Museum of Greece (curator: Dr. Aphrodite Kouria)

Issues of Identity, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art HELEXPO (curators: Thouli Missirloglou, Katerina Syroglou)

Walls and Bridges, Alexandroupolis Historical Museum, 3rd Annual Greek-Turkish Friendship Festival Δάφνη-Daphne (curator: Dr. Ali Akay)

 
     
2003 322+1 Artists / Donations, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art HELEXPO

Group show "3+omiloun", "Maria Gouma" 2006
   
2002 Swatch Kaleidoscope, Art meets sport, Dionysiou Areopagitou pedestrian walkway, Acropolis (Cultural Olympiad 2001-2004)
   
2001 75 years of Artistic Creation, Athens College Theatre, Psychiko (within the framework of celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Athens College)

In Search of a Face, Jewish Museum of Greece, Athens (curator: Nikos Xydakis)

   
2000 Christie’s Athens, Greek Artists 1962 ->

   
1997 Greek Jewish Painters, Simon Marks Jewish History Museum, Thessaloniki (curator: Katerina Mandroni; organiser: Organisation for the Cultural Capital of Europe “Thessaloniki ‘97” and the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki)

Piraeos St, Metamorphosis of an Industrial Landscape Old V.I.S. Factory, Neo Faliro (curators: Iris Kritikou, Flavia Nessi- Yazitzoglou)

Aeginetan Jugs – Canvas of clay, Aegina History and Folklore Museum (curator: Iris Kritikou, organisation: Association of the Friends of the History and Folklore Museum)

   
1996 10+4=, Old Oil Factory, Elefsina (“Aeschylia ‘96”, Organised by the Municipality of Elefsina)

 
   
1993 Exhibition of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking, Zappeion Hall, Athens (organisation: Television and Radio Committee, Chamber of Visual Arts)

     
1989 5th Alumni Art Exhibition, American College of Greece, Ayia Paraskevi

Athens Visual Arts, Eleftheria Park Art Centre, Athens (organisation: Municipality of Athens Cultural Centre)

 
     
1988 Suitable for Wrapping, Bridgewater Gallery of Fine Art, New York

 
     
1985 9th Small Works, 80 Washington Sq. East Galleries, New York University, N.Y.

 
     
1983 NYU Venezia, Fondazione Scientifica Querini Stampalia, Venice

 

 

Theatre - Dance

2009 Kinitiras, dance spectacle Antigone Gyra. Kappatos-Rooms 2009 exhibition, curator: Nina Alcalay (artistic intervention-photographs)  
     
1992 - 2004

Okyroe, Modern Dance Group, V. Barboussi (sets, costumes)

Sets & costumes for Okyroe dance group, 1995
  Deree Dance Company (sets)
  Lathos Kinisi, K. Michos (costumes)
  Metakinesi, M. Tsouvala (costumes)
  Schedia, A. Lyra (costumes)
  Aeikinit(r)on, N. Alcalay (costumes)
  Kei Fyssa, N. Avra, E. Papadopoulou (costumes)
  Paiktes, theatre group, M. Savva (costumes)
   
   

Video - Animation

2009 Embroidery: Story of an Escape (animation) Embroidery: Story of an Escape animation YouTube
  4th Athens Animfest 2009, European Animation Center, Athens, Greece
  International Animation Festival-animasyros 2.0, Ermoupolis, Syros, Greece
  11th International Film Festival of Patras, 11th International Panorama of Independent Film and Video Makers, Patra, Greece  
  2nd London Greek Film Festival, London, UK  
     
2008

Paradise Lost or Found (animation)

Paradise Lost or Found animation YouTube
  International Animation Festival-animasyros 1.0, Ermoupolis, Syros, Greece
  10th International Cinema Festival of Patras, Patra, Greece - Honorary Award
  Thermaikos short film festival 2008, Thessaloniki, Greece  
 

2nd London Greek Film Festival, London, UK

 

Books - Book covers

2013 Book edition "Volta a Ítaca", poems: Virgilio Costa, prints: Artemis Alcalay. Publisher: Boca da Noite, Editora Lacre, Rio de Janeiro
   
2012 Book "home: a wandering". Publisher: KAPON, 2012, www.kaponeditions.gr 
   
   

 

Selected Press - Presentations

see Texts - Press

 

Honors

Honorary Member of The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, as of 05/2016.

 

Since 2005 she has been collaborating with "Aslanoglou contract carpets" as a carpet designer.

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