Giorgos Sapountzis

(Set Designer)
Born 1976, in Athens, Greece
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


1998-02 Athens School of Fine Art, in the studio of George Lappas

Berlin University of the Arts, in the studio of Rebecca Horn

Solo Exhibitions (selected)

“ATM (…songs about love and death)”, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens

“The Crystal Palace”, Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Zurich, Switzerland

“Die Landschaften Griechenlands”, Barbara Gross, Munich, Germany
“Athens Screens”, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens

Freymond-Guth fine Arts, Zurich, Switzerland
“Yorgos Sapountzis: The Protagonists”, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol
“Urnerknabe am Schaufenster / Empathie”, Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland
“Schinken und Käse”, Kunsthalle Kunstverein Lingen, Germany

“Deus Ex Machina”, Copenhagen Art Festival (CAF), Overgaden - Institut for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Videos and Picnic”, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unteröwisheim
The Gadfly Festival, Westfaelischer Kunstverein, Münster

“Head Zest, New Walls”, Simone Subal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
“Fast Cast”, Gallery Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
“Apparere”, Fondazione Morra Greco, Napoli
“Sculptures and Mirrors”, Freymond Guth Fine Arts, Zurich

“Charleroi”, Loraini Alimantiri Gazonrouge, Athens
“Pre-Bellevue”, (curated by Tania Pardo), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), Leon

“Horizon Drop”, Hermes und der Pfau, Stuttgart
“Menschen Tiere Sensationen”, Yorgos Sapountzis / Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg

ART BASEL 2008, STATEMENT with Loraini Alimantiri Gazonrouge, Basel

“Forgotten Tactics”, Gallery Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin

“Nightly”, Loraini Alimantiri Gazonrouge, Athens

Group Exhibitions (selected)

“VIVA ARTE VIVA”, 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (upcoming)
“PRODUKTION. made in germany drei”, Kestner Gesellschaft, Kunstverein Hannover, Sprengel Museum Hannover (upcoming)

“The Kids Want Communism | Part 3”, MoBY, Tel Aviv, Israel
“After the explosion…you hear the light”, 3 137, Athens
“Idiopolis”, State of Concept, Athens

“Übersetztes Handbuch “weich und hart””, Prince of Wales, Munich
“wow! Woven? Entering the (sub)Textiles”, Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz, Austria
“esse estranho, ubíquo e implacável sítio a que chamamos memória”, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal
“Avantgarde Mecanique — Hommage á Franciska Clausen”, Kunsthalle/PLU41, Berlin
“All Tomorrow’s Past”, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Germany

“Glass Puzzle”, Simone Subal Gallery, New York
“Whitney ISP: Common Spaces”, The Kitchen, New York
“FUTURE PERFECT. Contemporary Art from Germany”, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
“Die Marmory Show”, Deborah Schamoni Gallery, Munich

“Jessica Dickinson - Liam Everett - Yorgos Sapountzis”, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens
“Monuments”, Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore, Ireland
12. Triennale Kleinplastik, Fellbach
“Futur Perfekt - Vollendete Zukunft”, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main
“Image into Sculpture”, Centre Pompidou, Paris
“Liebe ist kälter als das Kapital”, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria

“Terra Mediterranea – In Crisis”, The Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, Nicosia
Yorgos Sapountzis, 1st Montevideo Biennial, Montevideo
“Video Violence”, Kunsthaus Dresden, Dresden, Germany
“Pink Caviar, New works in the Collection 2009-2011”, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek, Denmark
“Etna Carrara”, Villa Romana Preis 2011-2012, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
“Nach Bonn — Eine Montage”, Kunstverein Bonn, Germany
“Track — Permanent Traces in the Intimate”, Private and the Public Spheres in the City of Gent, Gent, Belgium
“The Big Inexplicable Paravant Illusion Pt.1/Die große unerklärliche Paravant-Illusion Pt.1”, Gallery Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
“Etna Carrara”, (curated by Anna Sophia Schultz, Holger Otten), Villa Romana
Preis 2011-2012, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen
“Demonstrationen”, (curated by Fanti Baum, Britta Peters, Sabine Witt), Kunstverein Frankfurt
“The Poster Show”, Gallery Carlier – Gebauer, Berlin
“Blabla et Chichi sur un bateau”, Gallery Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris

“Based in Berlin”, (curated by Angelique Campens, Fredi Fischli, Magdalena Magiera, Jakob Schillinger, Scott Cameron Weaver), Berlin
“A Rock and a hard place”, 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (curated by Paolo Colombo, Mahita El Bacha Urieta, Marina Fokidis), Thessaloniki
“Public abstraction – private construction II”, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg
“AUSSER HAUS. Ausstellungen und Performances”, (curated by Susana Saez), Kunstverein Heidelberg, Heidelberg
“Informellnatur”, (curated by Olaf Holzapfel), Gallery Sabine Knust, Munich

“Berliner Zimmer”, MMCA Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
“Arrivals and Departures”, Fondo Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona
“CHARITÄT”, TÄT Gallery, Berlin
“one film one week”, Freymond Guth Fine Arts, Zurich
Kunsthalle Athena the bar, Athens
“mnemonics”, Anne-Catharina Gebbers Bibliothekswohnung, Berlin

“The First Image”, MMCA Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art,Thessaloniki
“Hüttendong”, after the butcher, Berlin
“La première image”, CRAC - Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain de Sète
“Flüchtige Zeiten”, (curated by Katja Schroeder), Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster
“Scorpio’s Garden”, (curated by Kirstine Roepstorff), Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin
“Plan B. Contemporary greek artists from the Beltsios’ collection”, DYNAMO project space, Thessaloniki
“Souterrain”, Sammlung Hoffmann, Berlin
“6th DESTE Prize”, DESTE Foundation, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens
“Ataxies. Contemporary greek artists from the Beltsio’s collection”, Margari Foundation / Beltsios Collection, Amfilohia
“Contour 2009: The 4th Biennial of the Moving Image”, (curated by Katerina Gregos), Mechelen, Brussels
“I was lookin’ back to see if you were lookin’ back at me to see me lookin’ back at you”, REMAPkm 2, Loraini Alimantiri Gazonrouge, Athens

“Social Diagrams. Planning reconsidered” (curated by Jesko Fezer and Axel John), Kuenstlerhaus Stuttgart
“Athensville” (curated by Marina Fokidis), Art Athina, Athens
Mariano Pichler Collection (selected by Luca Cerizza and Jennifer Chert), Micamoca, Berlin
“Common View”, (curated by Eleni Koukou and Ghislaine Dantan), National Theatre, Athens
“The Kautcho Club/In an out of place”, (curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers and 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London), Zabludowicz Collection, London
“TABULARASA and the Driller Killer Artists Video Program”, Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin
Forgotten Bar Project / August 2008, Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin
“Freunde und bekannte”, Sparwasser HG, Berlin

“In Present Tense”, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens
“Up to, and including the limits”, (curated by Katerina Gregos), Media Lounge, ARGOS, Brussels
“Contemporary art in Greece through the collections of the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art” (curated by Denis Zaharopoulos), Benaki Museum, Athens
“House Trip”, special exhibition (curated by Ami Barak), Art Forum Berlin, Berlin
1st Athens Biennale, “Destroy Athens” (curated by Xenia Kalpakstoglou, Poka Yio, Augustine Zenakos), Athens
“The Tree Bring Forth Sweet Ecstasy” (curated by Caroline Eggel and Christiane Rekade), Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel
“Supernova” (curated by Yiannis Toumazis), The Old Powerhouse, Nicosia
“her(his)story” (curated by Marina Fokidis), Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens
“Who is Here?” (curated by Dennys Zacharopoulos), Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
“Topos: Engonopoulos”, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
“Believers & Illusionists R. T. Hansen” (curated by Lars Morell), Gormannstrasse 19 A, Berlin
“Crossing” (curated by Yiannis Toumazis and Androula Michael), NIMAC, Nicosia
“Stronghold”, Loraini Alimantiri Gazonrouge, Athens
“European Berliner”, Maison de la culture, Amiens

“Für die Ewigkeit”, Was Wäre Wenn #6, Jet, Berlin
“Urban Appearances” (curated by Lilian Engelmann, Susanne Prinz), Rosa- Luxemburg-Str, Berlin
“Contemporary”, Magazzio d’arte, Rome
“100 Tage = 100 Videos”, Kunstverein Heidelberg (10 videos selected by Anne- Catharina Gebbers), Heidelberg
“Mind games (The Art of Video Games)”, Α London Games Festival Fringe Event, London
“Crossing - a contemporary view”, Fort St Angelo, Malta
“An outing: Beltsios Collection”, Matsopoulos Mill, Trikala
“Arrivals-Albania”, Vangjush Mio, Korista, Albania

“Nikos Alexiou Collection”, Mac Gallery, XXXII International Festival Sarajevo
“What Remains is Future”, Patras, Cultural Capital of Europe, (curated by Nadja Argyropoulou), Patras
“Black and white”, American Hellenic Union, Athens
“Green Night”, Espace Croisé, Roubaix cedex
“Rio”, Artnews Projects, Berlin
“Was Wäre Wenn # 6” (curated by Henrikke Nielsen), Jet, Berlin
“Crivelli’s Nail” (curated by David Risley), Chapter Gallery, Cardiff
“Black & White”, HAU Hellenic American Union Gallery, Athens

“The gesture. A visual library in progress”, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
“Quarter”, Center for Contemporary Art, Florence
“The mind is a horse (Part 2)”, Bloomberg SPACE, London
“Landmarks”, Gallery Chantal Crousel, Paris
“Visions”, Athens Imperial Hotel, Athens

“Videozone 2”, The 2nd International Video Biennial Tel Aviv
“Plain Sight”, Bloomberg SPACE, London
“Berliner Zimmer”, Actionfield Kodra, Kodra former military camp, Thessaloniki
“In the beginning there was the journey”, 28 BIENNAL OF PONTEVEDRA, Spain
“The sneeze 80x80”, Loraini Alimantiri Gazonrouge, Athens
“Roads and Roots”, Gallery Kunst im Heppächer, Esslingen
“Breakthrough! GRECIA 2004: Contemporary Perspectives in the Visual Arts”, ARCO, Madrid

“A dog named garage”, First collection (concert with video, music by Øyvind Torvund), Oslo Sinfonietta, Oslo
Scope, Dylan hotel New York, New York

“Holy Spirits”, Gallery Wieland, Berlin
“Seeing is believing”, Loraini Alimantiri Gazonrouge, Athens

“Auras and Avatars”, 1st Public School of Hydra, Greece
“Beyond Origin”, American Hellenic Union, Athens
“Photography as Art as Language”, American Hellenic Union, Athens


A statue has remembered me, 256 page color catalogue Pub. Sternberg Press, Co-published with Ursula Blickle Stiftung and Westfälischer Kunstverein Münster, edited by Katja Schroeder and Caroline Eggel with essays by Rosalyn Deutsche, Chris Kraus, Veit Loers, and Katja Schroeder; and an interview with the artist by Willem de Rooij
Kultur Spiegel Nachts als Denkmal (Night as Monument), review by Ingeborg Wiensowski

Berliner Morgenpost Kultur, article by Gabriela Walde, June 5, 2011
Art in America, review by Brian Boucher, June 3, 2011
Mousse Magazine No.28, interview with Francesca Boenzi, May 2011
Art Agenda, review by Quinn Latimer, February 9, 2011
Kunstbulletin FOKUS, Der Tanz des Bildhauers ( Dance of the Sculptors), text by Christiane Rekade, January-February 2011

Artforum, For Eternity review by Jennifer Allen, January 2007

Flash Art, News, For Eternity review by Christiane Rekade

Prizes, Awards and Residencies

Stipendium Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn

Freunde der Pinakothek der Moderne e. V. vergebene Stipendium (for 2013-2014)
Villa Romana Fellowship, Florence, Italy

6th Deste Prize shortlist, Deste Foundation, Athens


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