HOPE

Born in Athens
Lives and works in Athens

Solo shows

2011
The Breeder @ ReMap 3, Athens
I Want To Hear New War, XYZ Outlet, Athens

2010
Mountain/ HOPE, Kunsthalle Athena, Athens
Building The House of Phoenix, installation & performance with Michele Valley, KNOT Gallery, Athens

2008
The Sun May Not Shine Tomorrow, So Suck My Dick, K44, Athens
Next Exhibition, Starter Gallery, Dresden

Group Shows


2011
Thessaloniki Performance Festival, parallel program of the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
Looking Forward, The Breeder, Athens
A 21st Century Idea of Unhappiness, Preteen Gallery, Mexico City
The Book Affair (with the publication Mountain), presented by OMMU, Venice
Contemporary Woman in Greece, The Hub, Athens, curated by Marina Fokidi

2010
PS1/ Printed Matter, New York Art Book Fair, MOMA, PS1, Long Island City, NY, as a part of "Journal of Aesthetics and Protest"
Illustrations-Lifo, Benaki Museum, Athens, curated by Marina Fokidi
Ostrale '10 - 4, International exhibition of contemporary art, Ostragehege, Dresden
e’ clepsydre HBC , Berlin, Germany
Photography as a Performance ,Athens Photo Festival 2009, Athens, Greece

2009
3 velvet days in Heaven - Athens Biennale 2009, Athens
(Untitled) A gift from my uncle, Skoufa & Delfon 2, Kolonaki, Athens

2008
Free for Wall Pt3, Brick Lane Gallery, London
Ostrale '08 - 2. International exhibition of contemporary art, Ostragehege Dresden


Books

2010
MOUNTAIN zine

2009
H.O.P.E. “thesewarsareoutburstofhypnosisonlythemasksareforreal”

Award

2010 EBGE award for best cover illustration

 

 

HOPE was born in Athens, where he currently lives and works.
His practice is multi faceted. It includes posters, performance pieces, works on canvas, fanzines, and collages. His posters are a diverse compilation of elements and imagery from different ancient civilizations and subcultures that are collaged together in large-scale totemic assemblages, while his performance pieces deal with the reinvention, on the order of idealization.
HOPE’s  performance pieces have been presented at XYZ OUTLET,  “I WANT TO HEAR NEW WAR” (2011) Athens , at Kunsthalle Athena,”CARGO” (2010), at  gallery KNOT,Athens, performance with Michele Valley  ”BUILDING THE HOUSE OF PHOENIX” (2010),  at OSTRALE '10, International exhibition of contemporary art, Ostragehege Dresden, Germany” WORKING JAWS IN SILENCE” (2010),  at : e’ clepsydre HBC , Berlin, Germany, “A GUIDANCE ON HOW TO BECOME A DARK SHADOW” (2010), at Athens Photo Festival 2009 “A VOCABULARY FOR THE CONSOLATION OF THE FLESH” (2009). He recently participated in NY Art Book Fair that took place in MOMA, New York with his publication that included photos from his performances,  “thesewarsareoutburstofhypnosisonlythemasksareforreal” (2009), as part of the curated exhibition “Journal of Aesthetics and Protest”.  This fall HOPE will present a solo exhibition with The Breeder at ReMap 3. HOPE is represented by The Breeder, Athens.

Photos

Across the floor of the Giant’s lodge(Warehouse B1, Thessaloniki Port, Friday 23 September)
Across the floor of the Giant’s lodge(Warehouse B1, Thessaloniki Port, Friday 23 September)
Across the floor of the Giant’s lodge(Warehouse B1, Thessaloniki Port, Friday 23 September)
Across the floor of the Giant’s lodge(Warehouse B1, Thessaloniki Port, Friday 23 September)
Across the floor of the Giant’s lodge(Warehouse B1, Thessaloniki Port, Friday 23 September)

Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), 2011 Biennale de Lyon