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Bill Balaskas

Bill Balaskas est né en Grèce et a fait des études d’Economie pour ensuite se tourner vers des études d’Art en Angleterre. Son travail est montré dans des expositions et des festivals dans le monde entier.

Bill Balaskas was born in 1983 in Thessaloniki, Greece, where he studied economics before moving to the UK in order to study art. His background has significantly influenced his artistic practice, especially ever since the outbreak of the global financial crisis of 2008 that seriously affected his home country. Since 2005, he is a London-based artist working across different media. He is currently a PhD candidate in the programme of Critical Writing in Art & Design of the Royal College of Art and he holds an MA from the same college. His works have been widely exhibited internationally, in more than 90 solo and group exhibitions. He has received nominations for several awards, including the AUDI Art Award for the most innovative young artist in 2013, and he has presented work in special curated sections at Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Cologne and Art Brussels, amongst others. In 2012, he represented the UK in the London Cultural Olympiad and in Maribor, the European Capital of Culture. Furthermore, his works have been regularly featured in major international publications such as Frieze, The Art Newspaper, Le Monde, Domus, Third Text and Espoarte. In addition to his artistic practice, Bill Balaskas is an awarded writer as well as an editor for the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (The MIT Press). In the last few years, he has given public talks about his work at the University of Oxford, the 11th Sharjah Biennial, Tate Liverpool, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Central Saint Martins and the Victoria & Albert Museum. The main ideas encountered in his practice are irony, humour and the subversion of spectacle, through the fuse of which he explores subjects with a strong political character.

Bill Balaskas is represented by Kalfayan Galleries, Athens - Thessaloniki.

Année de naissance : 1983

Nationalité : Grèce


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