Rania Bellou

Memory For Forgetfulness

6 October - 26 November 2011

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  BIOGRAPHY
 

Rania Bellou was born in 1982 in Thessaloniki, Greece. She lives and works in London. She is a multi-media artist, whose work questions the boundaries between reality and illusion, real and unreal using fragments from the passage of time. Rania Bellou is represented by Kalfayan Galleries, Athens – Thessaloniki.
 
EDUCATION   
2005-2006
MA Scenography, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London.
2006                            
Exchange Program (3 months), Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst, Zurich.
2000-2005
Painting, School of Fine Arts, Thessaloniki.
2002-2003
Set design (atelier of A.Vettas), School of Fine Arts, Thessaloniki, Greece.
2000-2002
Photography (atelier of G.Katsaggelos, Director of the Thessaloniki Cinema Museum), University of Fine Arts, Thessaloniki.
2000-2002
Printmaking (atelier of E.Giannadakis), University of Fine Arts, Thessaloniki.
 
AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS
2014
Finalist, Young Mediterranean Artistic Scene Prize, Paris, France.
2008
1st Prize, Jannis and Zoe Spyropoulos Foundation, Athens, Greece.
 
RESIDENCIES
2012
Royal College of Art Sculpture residency at studio 60 : RCA, with Richard Wentworth.
2004
Falu Konstgrafiska Verkstad/The Print Workshop, Falun, Sweden.
UPCOMING EXHIBITION
Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York, USA.
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014
“One Story at a Time”, Action Field Kodra 2014: “I Need A Hero”, Thessaloniki.
“Forty Floating Moons”, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens.
2012
“Between I and Me”, Europe House, London.
2011
“Memory for Forgetfulness”, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens.
2009
“Living in a Cerebral Fortress” (curator: Dorothea Konteletzidou), Kalfayan Galleries, Thessaloniki.
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)
2014
“Body Memory” (curated by Syrago Tsiara), Contemporary Art Center, Thessaloniki, Greece.
2013
“Afresh. A new generation of Greek artists”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece.
Aegeanale 2013, Kivotos Art Projects, Mykonos island, Greece.
2012
“Inconclusive Analysis”, III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow.
2011
"British Perception" (Curated by Javier Caderón), National School of Arts (UNAM), Mexico City.
“London Screen” (Curated by Javier Caderón), Ex-Teresa Museum, Mexico City.
2010
“Shape and Material”, the Vyner Studio, London.
LuccaDigitaPhotoFest, Lucca, Italy.
Action Field KODRA 10 (10th Visual Arts Festival), Thessaloniki.
"Qui Vive?" MMoMA projects, 2nd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (curators: Sergey Erkov, Daria Kamyshnikova), Moscow (catalogue).
“Oasis and A-oasis”, (curators: Dimitris Mihalaros and Panayiotis Famelis), Skironeio Museum Polychronopoulos, Megara, Greece.
Art Athina: Exhibition with works by the Winners of the Jannis and Zoe Spyropoulos Foundation Award, Athens. (Rania Bellou: 1st prize/2008)
2009
Active Resistance to Propaganda, Bloomsbury Ballroom, Forbidden London
Organised by Vivienne Westwood, London, U.K.
Acava Open studios, Unit 110-111 Mare Street, London.
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts (co-coordinators: Ann Christopher, Eileen Cooper and Will Alsop), London (catalogue).
“1001+1 Praxis” (curator: Dorothea Konteletzidou), French Institute, 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greek State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (catalogue).
“Siteshow @ Little Venice” (curators: John O'Hora and Jung Eun Yoo), London.
“Kiss Me Miss Me Presents 15 Minute Factory”, The Rug Factory, London.
2008
“Treble R”, The Rug Factory, London.
“Animate: Space Live”, The Others Gallery, London.
2006
Festival of Contemporary Performance, Camden People˘s Theatre, London.
Action Field Kodra-06, Exhibition: “Rooms to Let”, Cultural organization of the Municipality of Kalamaria, Thessaloniki (catalogue).
Scenoworks 2006, Lethaby Gallery, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London.
Festival der Künste im Toni-Areal, Zurich. 
Video Art Festival Miden 2006, Kalamata, Greece.
“Co-existence”, Gallery Zina Athanasiadou, Thessaloniki.
Workshops Center of Contemporary Art Thessaloniki, (catalogue).
Rondgenplatz – ein portrait Zurich.
“Pixel Dance Festival” (organizers: In Flux Art Group), Army Field Kodra, Thessaloniki.
 
2005
Onufri 2005, (curator: Eleni Laper), National Gallery Tirana, Albania (catalogue).
“Graduates 2003-2005”, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (catalogue).
Action Field Kodra-05, Exhibition: “Rooms to Let”, Cultural organization of the Municipality of Kalamaria, Thessaloniki (catalogue).
space [ ], (curator: Christos Savvidis), Mark Goethe Gallery (catalogue with essays by Dr. Sania Pappa, Maria Kenanidou).
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2013
Film & video tutor, Urban Academy, Kids Company, London, UK.
 
GRANTS and FELLOWSHIPS
2012-2013
Scholarship of the Onassis Foundation.
2000-2002
Scholarship of the State Scholarship Foundation. (I.K.Y.)
2003-2004
Scholarship of the State Scholarship Foundation. (I.K.Y.)