Athina Ioannou
Atenas - Grecia - 1968

La producción artística de Ioannou consiste en intervenciones pictóricas y minimalistas ligadas a un diálogo con el espacio y la arquitectura que las soportan, así como con el contexto del sitio de exposición. Ioannou observa profundamente el entorno, estableciendo vínculos con sus materiales y sus habitantes, recolectando objetos de materia prima local que devienen en composiciones que cuestionan y dan una nueva lectura al espacio expositivo. 

La artista trabaja también con textiles - pobres o preciosos - cortándolos en diversas formas y sumergiéndolos en aceite de linaza y, en ocasiones, trazando sobre ellos líneas verticales de grafito. El aceite resalta las características materiales de la tela, intensifica los colores y permite la visibilidad. 

Debido a la repetición manual de ciertos recursos, la obra de Athina Ioannou muestra resultados pictóricos similares, pero nunca idénticos, a través de los cuales busca la saciedad estética, por medio de la exploración profunda de un mismo tema. 

La obra de Athina Ioannou es el resultado de perseverancia y de mucho tiempo de búsqueda en la que, con un estilo consistente, explora temas como el ritmo, la transparencia, la luz y el movimiento y crea composiciones que se develan poco a poco por sí solas. 

Athina Ionannou (Atenas, Grecia, 1968) vive y trabaja en Dusseldorf, Alemania. Estudió pintura en la Academia de Bellas Artes en Roma bajo la tutela de Jannis Kounellis, David Rabinowich y Daniel Buren así como en la Academia de Arte de Dusseldorf.

Ha participado en diversas exposiciones individuales y colectivas entre las que cabe destacar L'emprise du lieu curada por Daniel Buren en Dommaine Pommery, Francia y Avenirs de Villes/Future for Cities curada por Jean Louis Maubant en Nancy, Francia. Ha expuesto en el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Gustave Fayet, en el Museo Benaki de Atenas, Grecia y en el Espace d'art Contemporain HEC en París, Francia, entre otras. De la misma manera ha recibido el premio de la Cité Internationale des Arts, París, del Greek Ministry for the Culture, de la Art Academy de Düsseldorf y de la DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst). Su obra forma parte de la colección del Museé d'Art Contemporain Gustave Fayet, Sérignan, Francia entre otras.

 

 

Ioannou's artistic production consists of pictorial and minimalist interventions linked to a dialogue with the space and architecture that support them, as well as with the context of the site of exhibition. Ioannou observes the environment deeply, establishing links with its materials and its inhabitants, collecting objects of local provenance which result in compositions that question the space and give it a new lecture. 

The artist usually works with textiles - common or precious - cutting them in different forms and soaking them in linseed oil, sometimes tracing vertical graphite lines on the material. The oil enhances the physical qualities of the fabric, intensifies the colours and makes the painted surface transparent. 

Due to the manual repetition of certain resources, Athina Ioannou’s work shows similar - but never identical - visual results, through which the artists searches aesthetic satiety through a deep exploration of the same subject. 

Ioannou’s work is the result of perseverance and of a prolonged search, which, with a consistent style, explores themes such as rhythm, transparency, light, movement and creates compositions that reveal themselves little by little. 

Athina Ionannou (Athens, Greece, 1968) lives and works in Dusseldorf, Germany.

She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome under the tutelage of Jannis Kounellis, David Rabinowich and Daniel Buren as well as the Art Academy of Dusseldorf.

She has participated in several individual and collective exhibitions, among which we can highlight L'emprise du lieu curated by Daniel Buren in Dommaine Pommery, France and Avenirs de Villes / Future for Cities curated by Jean Louis Maubant in Nancy, France.

Furthermore, she has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Gustave Fayet, at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece and at the Espace d'art Contemporain HEC in Paris, France, among others. She has received the prize of the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, the Greek Ministry for the Culture, the Art Academy of Düsseldorf and the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst). Her work is part of the collection of Museé d'Art Contemporain Gustave Fayet, Sérignan, France among others.

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Athena IOANNOU

1968, Athens, Greece

Lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany

 

STUDIES

Academy of fine Arts, Düsseldorf, Germany

Academy of fine Arts, Rome, Italy

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Selection)

 

2017

Polifonías, Galería Hilario Galguera, Mexico City

 

2016

Athina Ioannou, Rose is a Rose is a Rose, Hopstreet gallery, Brussels, Belgium

IN DE WIND, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek/Gent, Belgium

 

2015

ATHINA IOANNOU Manifestation L'Aspirateur, Contemporary art space and Lapidaries Museum, Narbonne, France

 

2013

Who is afraid of the Walls? (II)
, MMCA Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art; Thessalonica, Greece

The song of Nightingale, Insel Hombroich foundation, Neuss, Germany

 

2012

Who is afraid of the Walls?, The Benaki Muséum of Islamic art, Athens, Greece

 

2011

Quartetti, Neonhalle, Bochum, Germany

Curator: Ursula Wiegand

Petits chorals, Showroom Tina Miyake, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

2009

Dragée, Galleria Hilario Galguera, Leipzig, Germany

 

2008

Amande, L.A.C. Sigean, France

 

2007

De l’Amande au Tournesol, Espace d’art contemporain HEC, Paris, France

Poussin//Corail, Hall de Deutsche Bank AG, Paris, France

Athina Ioannou, Dipinti a olio, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexico City 


 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selection)

 

2017

La Pergola, MRAC Musée Régional D'Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, Sérignan, France

 

2016

Transitions, La Galerie épisodique, Paris, France

Curators: Denys Zacharopoulos/ Alexandra Roussopoulos

ATHINA IOANNOU_0NZE KERK, in the context of the exhibition Daniel Buren A Tiger Cannot Change Its Stripes participating artists, Daniel Buren, Simon Hantaï, Athina Ioannou, Krijn de Koning, Michel Parmentier, Jacques Villeglé. Museumcultuur Strombeek/Gent, Belgium


Curators Luk Lambrecht & Lieze Eneman

 

2015

L.A.C. Lieu d’Art Contemporain, Narbonne, France

A-rena Anacapri, Capri Clou espace d’art, Capri, Italy

Toile de Jouy-regards contemporains , HEC contemporary art space, Paris, France

Vertigo Arte; Centro Internazionale per la Cultura e le Arti Visive, Cosenza, Italy

 

2014

INDEX 4, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Mexico City

 

2012

Jaunes, Galerie des petits carreaux, Paris, France

 

2010

Resituations, Commissaire exposition, LA CIT-Chapelle de Penitents, Aniane, France


Toccata e Fuga, Vertigo Arte; Centro Internazionale per la Cultura e le Arti Visive, Cosenza, Italy


Que du Papier, L.A.C. Lieu d’art Contemporain, Sigean, France

 

2009

Imperium/Che viva Mexico!, Galeria Hilario Galguera, Leipzig, Germany

 

2008

Wallpaintings 9+1/1+9, with Günther Förg, Lily van der Stokker, Jan Van Imschoot, Vincent Geyskens, Carla Arocha / Stephan Schraenen, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Robert Suermondt, Athina Ioannou, Thomas Raat, Xavier Noiret-Thomé BKSM, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek & Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Belgium

Curator: Luk Lambrecht, Koen Leemans

Index#2, Galleria Hilario Galguera, Mexico City

Athina Ioannou Antonello Curcio, invited by Daniel Buren, Centre d’art le Lait, Castres, France

Curator: Jackie-Ruth MEYER

 

2007

Index#1, Gallery Hilario Galguera, Mexico City

Ensemble(s)II, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France


L’Emprise du Lieu, Expérience Pommery #4 Domaine Pommery, Reims, France

 

2006

MRAC, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Ensemble(s), Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France



 

2005

Contrepoints, Benaki Muséum, Pireos street annex, Athens, Greece

Poussin, Galerie Ruzicska///Weiss, Düsseldorf, Germany

À y regarder de prés, Espace d’art Contemporain G. Fayet, Sérignan, France

Volumen, Kunstraum, Düsseldorf, Germany

Avenirs de Villes /Future for cities, Nancy 2005, France

Arco Madrid, Spain

Resistenze, Villa de BankFounation, Enschede, Holland


 

2004

Vor Ort, Garash galeria, Mexico City

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

2013

Jubiläums Stiftung der Sparkasse Neuss, Germany

 

2012

Kunststiftung NRW, Germany

 

2007


Phidias; Atelier Residency, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; Embassy of Greece in France

 

2005

Travel Grant, Academy of fine Arts, Düsseldorf, Istanbul, Turkey


 

2004

DAAD (Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst) Mexico

 

RESIDENCIES

 

2015

L'ASPIRATEUR, Contemporary art space, Narbonne, France

 

2013

Gast Atelier, Stiftung Insel Hombroich, Neuss , Germany

2007

Espace d’art contemporain HEC, Paris, France

 

COLLECTIONS

 

MMCA Macedonian muséum d’art contemporain,Thessaloniki, Greece

MRAC Musée Régional d’Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon, France



Deutsche Bank AG, Paris, France

The Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece 



L.A.C. Lieu d’art Contemporain, Sigean, France

Daniel Buren, Paris, France

Damien Hirst, London, England

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2017

A Tiger Cannot Change Its Stripes, artists participants: Daniel Buren, Simon Hantaï, Athina Ioannou, Krijn de Koning, Michel Parmentier, Jacques Villeglé, Museumcultuur Strombeek/Gent, Belgium

Museum II, Museumcultuur Strombeek/Gent, Belgium

 

2016

Young Memories. Jacques Frézal,
Contributions-texts: Hélène Prigent, Matthieu Gounelle, Denys Zaccharopoulos


 

2014

Quinze ans d’art à HEC- 1999-2014,
catalogue, Espace d’art contemporain HEC, Paris, France

 

2013

Le Chant du Rossignol, Athina Ioannou, Cube Art Editions, Athens, Greece

 

2012

Who is afraid of the Walls? / Notes of an exhibition, The Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Athens, Greece

 

2008

Wallpaintings, 9+1/1+9, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Mechelen, Belgium

 

2007

 L' emprise du lieu, Expériance Pommery # 4, BeauxArts éditions, Reims, France

 

 2005

Nancy 2005, Avenirs de Villes / Future for Cities, Editions Le Moniteur, Paris , France

 

2004

Vor Ort, Garash galeria, Mexico City

 

ART EDITIONS

 

2007

De l’Amande au Tournesol, Espace d’art contemporain HEC & Deutsche Bank AG Paris, Paris, France

 

2005

Poussin 1:1, Athina Ioannou, Düsseldorf, Germany

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

 

2016

Athina Ioannou; Artist talk MuseumcultuurStrombeek/Gent, Belguim

 

2015

15 D/A/C MEETINGS; Hec Contemporary Art Space, Paris, France 


 

2012

Who is afraid of the Walls? The Benaki Museum collection of Islamic art, public intervention in a section of the ancient city wall of Athens, archaeological site, Athens, Greece 


 

2010

Tocata e Fuga, Public intervention on large format publicity panels, Cosenza, Italy


 

2009

Dragée 1 : 1, Public intervention in the library of the Academy for Graphic und Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany


 

2008

Soirée de portraits; Public intervention, MRAC, Regional Museum Languedoc-Roussillon, France

 

2007

De l’Amande au Tournesol, Public intervention in the library of HEC Paris; Curator, Espace d’art contemporain HEC, Paris France

 

2005

Poussin 1 : 1, Public intervention in the Bookshop of Walther KÖNIG and the Library of the Academy of fine arts, Düsseldorf Germany