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Petros Chrisostomou

Born in 1981 - United Kingdom

BIOGRAPHY

Petros Chrisostomou was born in London, 1981. He lives and works in New York. He was a resident on the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, as well as the winner of The Red Mansion Art Prize, where he worked for a concentrated period of time in Beijing, China. His work has been included in public and private collections worldwide.

Petros Chrisostomou constructs hybrid spaces, combining the concerns of artist, sculptor and curator. His work, as much sculptural as photographic, draws inspiration from concepts of hyperreality. These works not only revel in signs and symbols – the simulacra of contemporary life, they transcend that postmodernist trope of the simulacrum, offering distinct traces of the skewed realities of the Dadaists or fantasies of the Surrealists.

These qualities are underpinned and stabilised by the architectural accuracy of his miniature interiors, which draw from broad influences, from classical Palladian or a White Cube gallery space, to the contemporary commercial kitsch of fast-food joints, or even a depiction of his childhood home as in the 18 Fortis Green series. The self-constructed model interiors contain life-size objects and within this context, the objects are transformed into oversized sculptures, surreal representations of themselves.

Education, Grants and Prizes:

2008
The Land Securities Art Prize- Patrick Burrows
British Institution Prize, London, Great-Britain
The Dunoyer de Segnzac Award

2007
The RASA Award

2005/08
Royal Academy Schools, MA Fine Art, London, Great-Britain

2000/03
Central St Martins College of Art and Design, BA Fine Art (hons), London, Great-Britain

1999/00
Central St Martins College of Art and Design, Foundation Diploma Art and Design, London, Great-Britain

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2007/08

Xippas gallery, Athens, Greece

2007
Galerie Xippas, Paris, France


GROUP SHOWS

2011
ISCP Open Studios, New York, USA
Virtually Real, The Burton Gallery, Leeds University, Leeds, Great-Britain

2010
La dieta del Mediterraneo, La casa de las ideas, Alicante, Spain
Virtually Real, Blythe Gallery, Imperial College, South Kensington, London, Great-Britain

2009
Realities and Plausibilities Re-enacting Realism in Contemporary Photographic Art, Curated by Alexandra Moschovi, Xippas gallery, Athens, Greece
Freshfaced and wildeyed, The Photographer's Gallery, London, Great-Britain
The Land Securities Studio Awards, The SW1 Gallery, London, Great-Britain
And Now, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
2008
Bargain Deals on Elephant Gun, Ilena Tounta Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Interior Looking throught the Art, Fondation Martini International, Turino, Italy
Super Cilia, The Royal Liver Buildings, Liverpool, Great-Britain
SCOPE London, Saatchi, London, Great-Britain
The Royal Academiy Schools Show, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Great-Britain
These Livings Walls of Jet, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, Great-Britain
3rd Beijing Biennale and Beijing Olympics (in association with the Red Mansion Foundation), UK Pavillion, Beijing, China
The Red Mansion Art Prize, Lethaby Gallery, London, Great-Britain
2007-08
Young Greek Artists, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
2007
407, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Vraisemblances, Galerie Xippas, Paris, France
Premiums, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Great Britain
Cut & Colour, Blyth Gallery, London, Great Britain
Start Your Collection, Contemporary Art Projects, London, Great-Britain
RA Summer Show, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Great Britain
2006-2007
Hayvend Project, in association with Whitechapel, Hayward, Baltic et ICA galleries, Great Britain
2006
The Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London, Great Britain
Smile, Artistes Project Space, Reykjavik, Island
Visions, curators: Irene Gerogianni, Kappatos Gallery, Athens, Greece *
RA Summer Show, , Royal Academy of Arts, London, Great-Britain
Baroque My World, Transition Gallery, London, Great Britain
2005
BOC Emerging Artist Award, Atrium Space, Windlesham, Surrey, Great-Britain Hames Levack Project, London, Great Britain
Green Grunge, Windows Gallery, London, Great Britain
SKETCH 2005, Rabley Contemporary Drawing Center, Wiltshire/ Seven Seven Contemporary Art, London, Great Britain
Still Life, Open Studio, Crouch End, London, Great Britain
2004/05
Bloomberg News Contemporaries 2004, The Coach Shed, Liverpool Biennial/ The Barbican Center, London, Great-Britain *
2004
Cross Currents, 291 Gallery, London, Great-Britain
Tape 291, 291 Gallery, London, Great-Britain
Fest, 291 Gallery, London, Great Britain
2003
STOLEN, Homefield, New Cross Gate, London, Great Britain
10 Young Greek Artists, Gallery K, London, Great Britain
The Eden Collective, 291 Gallery, London, Great Britain
2002
Art at City Paintball, Bishopsgate, London, Great Britain
Total Manipulation, The Bull Gallery, London, Great Britain


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Land Security Group, Great-Britain
The University of the Arts, Great Britain
The BOC Collection, Great Britain
The Amy Hall Collection, Great Britain
Sorigué Fundacio, Spain
C-Collection, Switzerland
Red Mansion Foundation, China / UK

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