Paky Vlassopoulou

Paky Vlassopoulou (b.1985) is an artist who lives and works in Athens, Greece. Her work is informed by the dialectics of traditional sculpture making in relation to spatial issues, object hood, functionality and bodily experiences. From time to time she is concerned with thematics that deal with knowledge production, history, ruins and lately with issues revolving around the service providing industries by questioning the role of care and hospitality. Often her work takes the form of an event, open to participation and discussion.
In 2012, together with artists Chrysanthi Koumianaki and Kosmas Nikolaou, she co-founded 3 137(www.3137.gr), an artist run space operating in Athens, Greece. They have been collaborating with a wide range of art professionals from Greece and abroad and they are now part of Reshape Network, a two-year European research and development project.

Solo projects:

Tonight we are going to do some very gentle whispers (with elements of haircut), Kantharos Gatherings, curated by Eleni Tranouli, Dexamenes Seaside Hotel, Peloponnese, Greece, 2019
A manual to observe the stars on a ceramic plate – Dinners in three acts, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, Greece, 2018
Smoking and waiting. Waiting and smoking. (The Stranger I), BRDG project, Antwerp, Belgium, 2017
If future a dead loss, Werft 5 – Raum für Kunst, Cologne, Germany, 2017
Cause love is such an Old-Fashioned word (Δούρειος Ίππος) 
@Enterprise projects, Athens, Greece, 2016
Be quiet, curated by Edith Jeřábková, Are | are-events.org, Nevan Contempo gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, 2016

Residencies/ Fellowship Programs:

now: International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) New York, supported by ARTWORKS – Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), Sept.-Nov. 2019
before: Phenomenon 3, The Association Phenomenon and the Kerenidis Pepe Collection, Anafi Island, Greece, July 2019
WHW Akademija, Zagreb, Croatia, October 2018-June 2019
ARTWORKS – Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Artist Fellowship Program, March-September 2018
AIR Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium, May-September 2017
Sterna Residency 2015, Nisyros Island, Greece

Selected group shows:


Phenomenon 3, organised by Iordanis Kerenidis and Piergiorgio Pepe, Anafi Island, Greece
Island Hopping, Sterna Art Project, Casa dell’Olivo, Kastelorizo, Greece
STILL HERE TOMORROW, curated by Panos Giannikopoulos Marily Konstantinopoulou Dimitra Nikoloù, organised by Summer Nostos Festival ARTWORKS, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Culture Center, Athens, Greece
Midterm, WHW Akademija, Gallery Nova, Zagreb, Croatia


Geometries, curated by locus athens, organised by Onassis Cultural Center, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece (new commission)
Slower, Smaller, Weaker, curated by Alexandra Streshna, organised by Apexart, Olympic Village Aharnes, Attiki, Greece (new commission)
I EAT THE WORDS AND THEY TASTE OF HISTORY, a project by Ioanna Gerakidi, Sub Rosa Space, Athens
Theorimata, exhibition of AICA – HELLAS, curated by Klea Charitou, EMST, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

Taking Roots, curated by Orestis Andreadakis, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece
The Studio of Arousing Tools, Draakplaats, curated by Sam Watson- Drop City, Antwerp, Belgium
The anti-angelic host, The Pink House, Antwerp, Belgium
The Living Room XL, group show curated by Alan Quireyns, AIR Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Paste in place, Supersimetrica, Madrid, Spain

(IM)MATERIAL GESTURES, PIIGS_An Alternative Geography of Curating, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
The Equilibrists, a project by the New Museum, New York and the DESTE Foundation, Athens, curated by Gary Carrion-Murayari and Helga Christoffersen with Massimiliano Gioni, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
Clumsy Routes, curated by Despina Zefkili, part of the festival ‘Routes in Marpissa’, Paros, Greece

Rims and Frontiers, curated by Evangelia Ledaki, The Symptom Projects, Amfissa, Greece
At the Baths, Nisyros art Residency, curated by Xenia Kalpaktsoglou, Nisyros, Greece
Fireworks out of season, curated by Galini Notti, open air cinema Riviera, Athens
Kenophobia, curated by Christina Androulidaki, Can Gallery, Athens
Babel Fragments: Revisited, curated by Alexis Fidetzis, Metamatic: Taf, Athens

Reverb: New Art from Greece, curated by Eirene Efstathiou and Evita Tsokanta, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Aware, curated by Kostas Stasinopoulos, Syros International Film Festival, Hermoupoli, Syros
A Thousand Doors, curated by Iwona Blazwick, organised by NEON Foundation and Whitechapel Gallery, Gennadius Library/The American School of Classical Studies, Athens (new commision)
Fever of the antique, curated by Evangelia Ledaki, Association of Greek Archaeologists, Athens

A Fresh, A new Generation of Greek Artists, curated by Daphne Vitali, Tina Pandi and Daphne Dragona, EMST, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens
Ιf Sports is the brother of labour, then art is the cousin of unemployment, curated by Panos Papadopoulos and Nino Stelzl, Pindaros Hotel, CAMP!, Athens
Desk Issues, Sluice Art fair, London
Kypseli fanzine, ReMap 3, Athens

Selected press:

Alexander Strecker, How Paky Vlassopoulou Puts Love, Care, and Community Back into Her Art, @Medium, Sep. 2019

Kostas Stasinopoulos, DRIVE. On Paky Vlassopoulou and the unspoken, EP Journal, Issue 1 (June 2018)

Despina Zefkili, «Ψάχνω τρόπους στήριξης των αντικειμένων μπας και φανταστώ και τελικά πιστέψω»,  Athinorama.gr, 13/06/2016 http://www.athinorama.gr/events/article/paku_blassopoulou_psaxno_tropous_stiriksis_ton_antikeimenon_mpas_kai_fantasto_kai_telika_pistepso-2514782.html (gr)

Radim Langer, Balanc mezi tělem a myslí (Balance between body and mind), interview for ARTALK.MAGAZINE, 21/4/16  http://artalk.cz/2016/04/21/balanc-mezi-telem-a-mysli/ (cz)

Maurizio Cattelan and Myriam Ben Salah , Athens Calling: Maurizio Cattelan on Art and Survival in Crisis-Era Greece, vulture.com, 28/05/2015

Cate McQuaid, Greek artists interpret newsmaking events at Grossman, The Boston Globe, 16/08/14

Chris Paridis, A thousand doors, the exhibition continues in Gennadius Library, an important exhibition that is organized by NEON foundation in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery, 11.6.2014 (gr.)

Despina Zefkili, A Fresh, Frieze magazine, 01.05.14

Eleni Akila, An artistic cohabitation, Avgi newspaper, 29/03/13 (gr)


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