Loukia Alavanou

Biography

Born 1979 in Athens, lives and works London

2003-2005
MA Photography (Fine Art), Royal College of Art, London
2002-2003
PGDip in Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
1999-2002
BA in Fine Art, Byam Shaw School of Art, London

Awards
2008
Nominated for Paul Hamlyn Award For Visual Artists, UK
2007
Winner of the 5th Deste Prize
2006
Nominated for the Yannis & Zoe Spiropoulos Foundation Award
2003
Nominated for Bloomberg New Contemporaries

Exhibitions

Solo Shows
2010
Entopy, MODTAR Projects, Copenhagen
Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul
2009
The Other, A Freud, National Theater, Athens
2007
HAAS & FISCHER, Zuerich
Chop Chop, upstairs berlin, Berlin
2006
Dead Real, New Video Works, upstairs berlin, Berlin
2004
Cactus, The Breeder Gallery, Athens

Group Exhibition (Selecction)
2009
The Living Room, HAAS & FISCHER, Zurich
Video.It, A Bridge Over The Mediterranean, Fondazione Merz, Torino
Group Show: 4 Young Female Artistes, HAAS & FISCHER, Zurich
2008
Divination, Brunswick Gallery, London
M.I.2., b.i.g. project space, Athens
Yours Mine Ours, University Gallery, University of Essex
Libidinial Economy / Invisible Adversaries, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK
2007
5th Deste Prize 2007, Deste Foundation, Athens
100 Tage 100 Videos, GL Strand, Kopenhagen
Satellite Works, Centre de Production et de Diffusion en Art Actuel et Multidisciplinaire, Quebec
2006
This Ain't No Karaoke, HAAS & FISCHER, Zurich
Peach, Gallery Eugen Lendl, Graz
Dreamworks, Haas & Mayer Gallery, Zurich
Solitude. London Artists Today, upstairs berlin, Berlin
2005
The Show 2005, Royal College of Art, London
Sound on Vision, tank.tv
Pow Wow Now. Syncopations: New Art from Great Britain, Watterling Gallery, Stockholm
Visions, Athens Imperial Hotel, Athen/Macedonia Palace, Thessaloniki
2004
Timeshare, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London
Made in London, Europaeisches Parlament, Bruessel
EMERGEANDSEE, Spring 04 Showreel, Curzon Soho, London, Kino International, Budapest,
Kino International, Berlin, Bauhaus Universitaet, Weimar
Kodra Military Base, Kalamaria, Thessaloniki
Gone in 60 seconds, Cafe Gallery, London
Secret Postcard, Royal College of Art, London
Ardito 2, Radio Cars, London
2003
Squash, House Project Space, Chelsea College, London
Ardito 2, Radio Cars Gallery, London

Collections
Dimitris Gigourtakis, Athens
Leonidas Beltsios, Trikala
Heiner Bastian, Berling

Bibliography/Press
GROUP SHOW:4 Young Female Artistes, in Neue Zurcher Zeitung, 30 January 2009, p.53
Galerien Stenchen Gemeinsam In See, GROUP SHOW:4 Young Female Artistes, in Zueritipp, 15-21. January, 2009, P.49
Divination; Group Show, in "What's On", a-n Magazine, London, June 2008
Leisa Bamett, Desire on Desire, in: Vogue, Uk, 01 Sep 2008
Valentina Sansone, Artists Dictionary; a survey of contemporary greek art, in: Flash Art, October 2007
n.256, p.92
Caitlin Jones, Eyes on a Prize, in: Rhizome.org at New Museum of Contemporary Art, 02 October 2007
Artnet News, Deste Prize to Alavanou, in: Artnet, 27, Sep 2007
Artist in the Spotlight. Loukia Alavanou wins 2007 Deste Foundation Prize, in: Artforum.com, 26. September 2007
Deste Foundation, Loukia Alavanou wins the DESTE Prize 2007, in: e-flux, 26. September 2007
Chop Chop Tales & Recent Video Works. 2005-2007, upstairs berlin Berlin, Haas & Fischer, Zurich 2007 (catalogue)
The Deste-Prize 2007 for contemporary Greek artists, in: e-flux.com, Zugriff: 22. Mai 2007
Bpabeio Deste 2007, in: Artaz.gr, Zugriff: 03. Mai 2007
Galerie Upstairs, Weniger ist mehr, in: taz berlin, 17. Oktober 2007, p. 28
Divination II, European Art Festival Hamburg, OneZeroMore.COM, Germany, 20/10/'07
Deste Prize 2007 Announces Shortlisted Artists, Artipedia-Your Pulse On Contemporary Art, March 27, 2007
Solitude. London Artists Today, upstairs berlin, Berlin 2006 (catalogue)
Ulrich Tragatschnig, Pluschfeminismus, in: Der Falter, Nr. 40/60, October 6-12, 2006
Verspielte Frauen-Klischees, in: Kronenzeitung, October 11, 2006
Handarbeit und Rollenspiele, in: Der Standard, October 5, 2006)
Von Frauen und Fruchten, in: Der Grazer, October5, 2006
Maria Zimmermann Brendel, London Artists Today, in: etcetera. Revue de l'art 75, September-November 2006, p. 71-75
Stofftiere und Fitnesstrainer, in: Kleine Zeitung, 22. September 2006
Loukia Alavanou: Dead Real, in: kunsttermine, Mai-Juni-Juli 2006, p. 77
Johanna Hofleitner, Schauplatze, in: Die Presse, September 22, 2006
Matthias Busse, Merilyn und der Kaktus, in: Neues Deutschland, May 18, 2006
Bewegte Collagen, in: taz berlin, May 3, 2006, p.28
Gerhard Charles Rump, Londoner Einsamkeiten in der Galerie "upstairs", in: Die Welt, March 10, 2006
Katrin Wittneven, Jugend-Still, in: Der Tagesspiegel, February 2006
Solitude: Young London Artists, in: Contemporary, January 2006, p.69
Nora Theiss, Bemerkenswert weiblich, in: ARTMAGAZINE.CC, Graz, October 2006
Despina Zeukeli, Video Xorkia by Loukia Alavanou, in: Athenorama, Athens, November 2006
a. the athens contemporary art review, issue 4, Mai 2006
Video Xorkia by Loukia Alavanou, in: Athinorama, November 2006
Iphgenia Baal, Artist loukia alavanou is following in the grand tradition of the Hollywood remake, Dazed and Confused, London, 2005
Chris Bors, Reports from Athens, in: Magazine Reviews, art.net, 2004

The Guest, 2007