Costis

Lightning works
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Contact information
www.costis.gr
www.costis.org
www.artopos.org/artists/costis
Email: c@costis.org
Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.
Education
1972-1976
Terminated his studies at the level of Doctorat d’état under J.F.Lyotard
University of Paris VIII,Paris France
Licence and Maitrise in Cinematography and Audio-Visual Studies
University of Paris VIII,Paris France
UER in Cinema and Visual Arts
University of Paris VIII,Paris France
Licence of Philosophy
1968-1972
Faculty of Economics and Political Science, University of Athens, Greece
BSc
Exhibitions
Solo (selection)
2009
High Tension, Lola’s Nikolaou Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
2006
Electrogram, Art Act , Athens, Greece
2000
Energia in ergo, National Technical University, Athens, Greece
1996
Energia in ergo, Thema Gallery, Athens, Greece
1995
Electric Field, Maison de la Culture de Loire-Atlantique, as part of the events of the Science Festival, Nantes, France
Electric Field, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (catalogue)
Electric Field, Electropolis, Musée de l’Énergie Électrique, Mulhouse, France
Electric Field, Espace Electra, E.D.F. Foundation, Paris, France (catalogue)
1992
Foudre, Keravnos, Lightning, Galerie J. et J. Donguy, Paris, France (catalogue)
Foudre, Bliksem, Lightning, Galerie Xplus, Brussels, Belgium
1991
Keravnos / Lightning, Skironio Museum, as part of the events of the 8th International Sculpture Biennale, Megara, Attica, Greece. (catalogue)
1990
Black and White 1969-1979», Institut Francais d’Athenes, Athens, Greece. (catalogue)
Eclats de transperence et eclair, Ekphrasi Gallery, Glyfada, Athens, Greece
1989
Labyrinth or the Empty Monument, Bicentennial of the French Revolution, Institut Francais d’Athenes, Athens, Greece. (catalogue)
Municipal Gallery of Nauplion, Nauplion, Greece
Wings of Daedalus, Opsis Gallery, Myconos, Greece
1988
Liquidité solide, Galerie Xplus, Brussels, Belgium (catalogue)
1986
Mediassemblage, Palazzo de Cardona, Todi, Italy (catalogue)
1984
Mediassemblage, Gallery F, Athens, Greece
Mediassemblage, Institut Français d’Athènes, Athens, Greece (catalogue)
1976
Dreamdrome, Polyplano Gallery, Athens, Greece
1969
Hands, Hajiati Gallery, Athens, Greece
Group exhibitions
Costis has participated in over than 100 international group shows
Performances (selection)
2003
Gate of Resistance , with A.Hatzigiannaki, as part of the worldwide events“Gates” organized by Caterina Davinio, in Athens organized by Artopos, Greece
1992Action Éclat -Éclair, Poetic dialogue with three electronic lightning’s
Etablissements Phonographiques de l’ Est, Paris, France (Extract is included to the digital revue Son@rt number 21, International Anthology, edition on CD, Paris 2001)
1991
Energy performance». Nine electronic lightnings and a guitarist. Music by Dimitris Zafirellis for guitar synthesizer in the open-air amphitheater at the Skironio Museum, Megara, Attica, Greece (Extract is included to the digital revue Son@rt number 21,International Anthology, edition on CD, Paris 2001)
1976
Demolisher, Poetry performance accompanied by musical ensemble, Political Coffee House, Athens, Greece
1975
KRAK, Poetry performance accompanied by musical ensemble, Yanni Statha Gallery, Athens, Greece
Selected Bibliography
2009
Costis: aventure électrisée , Thanasis Moutsopoulos, Plethron Editions, Athens, Greece
2004
Costis , Lena Kokkini, Contemporary Greek Artists, Melissa publishing House, Athens Greece
2000
Iconographs, Manos Stefanidis, Militos Editions, Athens, Greece
2000
Costis , Pierre Restany, L.Kokkini, A.Xatziyiannaki, M.Papadopoulou, edition of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece
2002
Costis, Lena Kokkini, Dictionnary of Greek Artists vol.4, Melissa publishing House, Athens Greece
The European Who’s Who 2002-3, page 408, Essex, England
1999
Costis, Andreas Priever, K.G.Saur Verlag, Allg.Kunstlerlexicon, Vol.21, Leipzig, Germany
1995
Costis, Pierre Restany, X.Hoipel, Bia Papadopoulou, edition of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
1992
Costis, de l ‘ energie pur, Annick Bureaud,Kanal Europa revue no 3, Kunst und Gegenwart, Paris, France
Costis, l ‘ éclair, Christine Courty, Nov Art revue no 8,,France
Foudre: ligne unificatrice de notions antithetiques, Bia Papadopoulou, Art Press revue no 170, Paris, France
1990
Costis, Noir et Blanc, 1969-1979 , Katerina Koskina, Bia Papadopoulou, edition of the French Institute in Athens, Greece
Collections
Works by Costis are found in museums and private collections in Greece, France, Belgium, Germany, etc., including:
National Gallery, Athens, Greece
Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
Fondation Electricité de France , Paris, France
Espace Electra, Paris, France
Electropolis, Mulhouse, France
Musée du Chateau , Montbeliard , France
Bremish Autothek, Bremen, Germany
Kanagawa Prefecture Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
Gyor Museum, Oxygen Foundation, Hungary
Museum of International Contemporary Graphic Arts, Fredrikstad, Norway
Musée du Petit Format, Couvin, Belgium
Nicosia Historical Museum, Cyprus
Baaz Art Foundation, Romania
Skironio Museum, Athens, Greece
Municipal Gallery, Athens, Greece
Cycladic Gallery, Syros, Greece
Collection of F. Lippens, France
Dimitriou Kopelouzou, Greece
L. Beltsiou, Greece