EIRENE EFSTATHIOU
Born 1980 in Athens
Lives and works in Athens (GR)

Working in a variety of different media from printmaking and painting, to small scale installations and performance, Efstathiou’s studio practice begins with compiling archival source material, as well as material drawn from deliberate wanderings in the urban landscape, as a way to re-narrate minor histories. The works’ engagement with the source material seeks to open up a space for exploring the way found images are evocative beyond their role as illustrations or ‘the news’, and how these minor histories are inscribed on the fabric of the city, in this way performing an informal, idiosyncratic, and humanist archaeology of the present and recent past. Efstathiou attempts to ‘learn’ about the density and legibility of the frenetic present, by observing past events.

In these works Efstathiou negotiates a history of the defeated and examines what ‘counts’ as history and historical document.

Education of Eirene Efstathiou

PhD Candidate, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens (GR)
Master of Fine Arts, Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens (GR)
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Tufts University, Medford (USA)
Fifth Year Certificate, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (USA)
Studio Art Diploma, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (USA)

SOLO SHOW

2016

I Draw, I Learn Greece, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens (GR)

2014

Kiafa, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens (GR)

2013

Memories of the Present, Mot International, Brussels (BE)

2011

Ieras Odos Revisited, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens (GR)

2010

Customer/Value/Service, Project Room at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (GR)

2009

No direction home, Whitney Artworks, Portland, (USA)

GROUP SHOW

2018

Politics of Discontent, cur. Jonathan Sullam, Irène Laub Gallery, Brussels (BE)

2017

Regarding the continuity of disrupted images, Irène Laub Gallery, Brussels (BE)

ANTIDORON – The EMST Collection, Fridericanum Museum, Kassel (DE)

15 Young artists for the 175 years National Bank of Greece, former Athens Stock Exchange (GR)

DESTE Prize: An Anniversary Exhibition, 1999-2015, Cycladic Museum, Athens (GR)

2016

The Equilibrists, cur. by Gary Carrion-Murayari and Helga Christoffersen, Benaki Museum, Athens (GR)

2015

KENOPHOBIA, CAN Gallery, Athens (GR)

2014

Topical Resonance: Contemporary Art from Greece, cur by Eirene Massimiliano Gioni

Efstathiou and Evita Tsokanta, Grossman Gallery School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston (USA)

No Country for Young Men, BOZAR, Brussels (BE)

2013

Group Show, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens (GR)

The System of Objects, works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, DESTE Foundation, Athens (GR)

2012

How we draw a Dog, cur by M. Xanthopoulou, 3 137 Project Space, Athens (GR)

Vanishing Point, cur by K. Nikou, G. Notti, E. Tsokanta, Action Field Kodra, Thessaloniki (GR)

3 Artists, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens
(GR)

2011

A Perpetual Present, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland (USA)

Reference/ Representation, The Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki, Zone – D, Thessaloniki (GR)

Contemporary Greek Woman, cur by Marina Fokidis in collaboration with Vima Magazine, Hub, Athens
(GR)

2010

Politics of Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (GR)

The Perpetual Dialogue, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, (USA)

Looking Forward, Southeastern European Contemporary Art, Center for Contemporary Art, Portkoritsa (ME)

2009

Head Start, cur by Anna Chatzinasiou & Alexandra Ikonomou, Eleftherias Park Arts Centre, Athens
(GR)

Go Sinnlich, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens (GR)

DESTE Prize, Museum of Cycladic Art/ Deste Foundation, Athens (GR)

Roomates, cur by T. Stathopoulos, TinT Gallery, Thessaloniki (GR)

2008

Selective Knowledge, ITYS Institute for Contemporary Art and Thought – MIET Educational Foundation Of the National Bank of Greece Athens (GR)

2007

Tiny Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME, USA
Portland Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland ME, USA
The Other Biennial at Whitney, Whitney Art Works, Portland (USA)

2006

New Works, Two person Exhibition, Whitney Art Works, Portland (USA)

2004

Traveling Scholars, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (USA)

Films That Do Not Exist, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville (USA)

2003

Fifth Year 2003 Grossman Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (USA)

New Talent, The Hay Gallery, Portland (USA)

2002

Memory Measurement Mapping, Upstairs at Johnson’s Gallery, Boston (USA)

FAIR - EVENT

2017

Artist talk at Columbia University, Université Columbia, New York (US)

Art on Paper, Booth 03, BOZAR, Brussels (BE)

 

2011

Art Nova, Art Basel Miami, Miami (USA)

2009

Paint-id, Contemporary Painting in Greece, cur by Sotirios Bahtsetzis, Biennale: 2, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece – Alex Mylonas Museum, Athens (GR)

2001

Boston Printmakers Biennial, 401 Gallery, Boston University, Boston (USA)

PRIZE

2013

Scholarship for Graduate Study, Onassis Foundation, Athens, (GR)

2009

Winner of the 6th Deste Prize, Deste Foundation, Athens (GR)

2003

Albert Henry Whitin Traveling Scholarship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (USA)

COLLECTION

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (GR)

Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens (GR)

Biddeford Public Schools, Biddeford Maine, Percent for Art, as part of the Maine Arts Commission (USA)