Emmanouil Bitsakis

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  BIOGRAPHY
 

 

Emmanouil Bitsakis was born in 1974 in Athens, Greece, where he lives and works. He is represented by Kalfayan Galleries, Athens – Thessaloniki.
 
EDUCATION
1996-2001
Painting, Athens School of Fine Arts, Greece.
 
AWARDS
2008    
BP Travel Award 2008, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.
Two-month art residency in Xinjiang Uigur Autonomous Region, China.
2002    
1st Prize in Painting, 1st Balkan Forum of Contemporary Miniature Art,
State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.
 
RESIDENCIES
2001    
Two-month art residency in Copenhagen, Denmark (The Danish Institute in Athens).
 
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
The Drawing Center (group show), New York, USA.
Kalfayan Galleries (solo show), Athens, Greece.
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011    
K-Art Gallery, Athens, Greece.
2009    
Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens, Greece.
2009 
“Faces Of The Uigur Through Song & Dance”, BP Travel award, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.
2004    
Nees Morfes Gallery, Athens, Greece.
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)
2013
Art Athina, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece.
“Waiting for the barbarians: Report to Cavafy”, Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece.
Art Dubai, Kalfayan Galleries, Dubai, UAE.
India Art Fair,  alfayan Galleries, New Delhi, India.
2012
“Ellenico Plurale, Paintings from the Sotiris Felios Collection”, Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, Italy.
“Fine”, Tint Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece.
“Salus Patriae”,Kydoniefs Foundation, Andros, Greece.
“Narcissism”, K-Art Gallery, Athens, Greece.
“Between The Real And The Fantastic”, Giorgio De Chirico Art Centre, Volos, Greece.
2011
“Fake Paradise”, K-Art Gallery, Athens, Greece.
2010
“Tracing Istanbul”, Sismanoglio Megaro and Heybeliada Rum Ruhban Okulu, Istanbul, Turkey.
“Memorandum”, Municipal Gallery of Mithymna, Lesvos, Greece.
“Phantasmagoria”, K-Art Gallery, Athens, Greece.
Art Athina, K-Art Gallery, Athens, Greece.
“Sensitivity Questioned”, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece.
2009
“Nees Morfes 50 Years Later”, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece.
“Bon Voyage”, K-Art Gallery, Athens, Greece.
Art Athina, K-Art Gallery, Athens, Greece.
2008
“Metallaxis”, K-Art Gallery, Athens, Greece.
“Black Heels”, K-Art Gallery, Athens, Greece.
BP Portrait Award 2008, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.
2007                       
“Birthplace”, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece.
“Crosses & Crescents”, K-Art Gallery, Athens, Greece.
BP Portrait Award 2007, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.             
 
 
2006
“Once Upon a Time There Was Penelope Delta”, Hellenic-American Education Foundation, Athens, Greece.
2005          
10th International Comics Festival: “Invisibles”, Technopolis, Athens, Greece.
2004          
“Near Likeness-Approaches to a Portrait of A. Benakis”, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece.
2003                          
“I, Me, Myself”, Rethymnon Centre for Contemporary Art, Crete, Greece.
11th Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, Athens, Greece.
2002
1st InterBalkan Forum of Contemporary Miniature Art, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.     
 
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Art Athina 2013 (exhibition catalogue, p.65).
“Ellenico Plurale – Dipinti dalla Collezione Sotiris Felios” (curated by Giulliano Serafini), Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, Italy, 2013 (exhibition catalogue,
pp. 82-89).                                             
Margaret Pournara, “Public Spirit At The Kydoniefs Foundation”, I Kathimerini,
16 July 2012, p. 13.
“Salus Patriae” (curated by Athena Schina), Kydoniefs Foundation, Andros, Greece, 2012 (exhibition catalogue, pp. 66-73).
Fanio Michalopoulou, “Between The Real And The Fantastic”, The other Arcadia Foundation, 2012 (exhibition catalogue, pp. 34-35).
Yiouli Eptakili, “Our Reality Is Nonsensical”, I Kathimerini (“Arts & Letters” cultural supplement), 02 October 2011, p. 3.
Emmanouil Bitsakis, K-Art Gallery, 2011 (exhibition catalogue).
“Tracing Istanbul” (curated by Iris Kritikou), 2010 (exhibition catalogue).
“Memorandum” (curated by Gelly Grintaki, Christina Sgouromiti), Municipal Gallery of Mithymna, 2010 (exhibition catalogue, p. 22).
Art-Athina 2010 (exhibition catalogue, p. 147).
Sensitivity Questioned” (curated by Liana Fokianaki), Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, 2010 (exhibition catalogue, pp. 16-17).
Ben Lewis, “Facing Our Current Affairs”, Evening Standard, 08 July 2009, p. 38.
Paris Spinou, “China In Person”, Eleutherotipia (“Epta” cultural supplement),
02 July 2009, p. 20.
BP Portrait Award 2009, National Portrait Gallery, London (exhibition catalogue,
pp. 74-78).
Art-Athina 2009 (exhibition catalogue, p. 82).
Julia Dimakopoulou, “Nees Morfes 50 Years Later”, Benaki Museum, Athens, 2009 (exhibition catalogue, pp. 246-247).
Margaret Pournara, “Emmanouil Bitsakis Through The Pages Of His Notebook”, I Kathimerini, 18 February 2009, p. 16.
Christa Constantinidi, “Exercises In Virtuosity”, Estia, 19 January 2009.                      
Elizabeth Plessa, “Notebook”(Pocket-size monograph), Orpheas S.A. & Patakis Press, Athens, 2008.
Luigi Settembrini, “The Neoplatonists”, Bilingual edition, Panos Street Press, Athens, 2008 (cover and interior artwork).
Nikos Vatopoulos, “The Human Form Under The Microscope”, I Kathimerini (“Life & Art” cultural supplement), 02 August 2008, p. 1.
BP Portrait Award 2008, National Portrait Gallery, London, 2008 (exhibition catalogue, p. 28).
BP Portrait Award 2007, National Portrait Gallery, London, 2007 (exhibition catalogue, p. 29).
Hellenic-American Education Foundation, 2006 (catalogue, pp. 137, 212).
Abrahams Kaoua, “September 19th 1982”, Babel Comics, n. 235, March 2006,
pp. 18-19.         
10th International Comics Festival: “Invisibles”, Technopolis, Athens, 2005 (exhibition catalogue, p. 110).
Thanassis Moutsopoulos,Near Likeness-Approaches to a Portrait of A. Benakis”, Benaki Museum, Athens, 2004 (exhibition catalogue, pp. 135-137).
Manolis Iliakis, “A Penetrating Gaze”, Axia (“Apopsi” supplement), 21 February 2004, p. 5.
Christa Constantinidi, “Exercise In Pure Painting”, Estia, 16 February 2004.
Nikos Xydakis, “Painting, Tiny And Concise”, I Kathimerini, 11 February 2004, p. 14.
Iris Kritikou, “Narratives of A Young Alchemist”, CityPress, 06 February 2004, p. 21.
Eleni Kipreos, “I, Me, Myself”, Rethymnon Centre for Contemporary Art, Crete, Greece, 2003 (exhibition catalogue, pp. 132-133).
11th Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, Athens, 2003 (exhibition catalogue, p. 43).
Stavros Tsigkoglou, “The Christos Christofis Collection”, Vivliosynergatiki S.A., Athens, 2003 (Album pp. 78-79).
Paris Spinou, “Emmanouil Bitsakis”, Eleftherotipia (“Greece of Painters” special supplement), 11 September 2002.
1st InterBalkan Forum of Contemporary Miniature Art, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, 2002 (exhibition catalogue, p. 15).
 
WORKS IN COLLECTIONS
Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece.
Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece.
Felios Collection, Athens, Greece.
Private collections in France, Germany, Greece and the USA.