Artists

Irini
Karayannopoulou

Visual artist and filmmaker

Irini Karayannopoulou is a visual artist and filmmaker who graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Saint Etienne, France. Her work consists of painting, collage, drawing and moving image. She often borrows imagery from the international press, in an open dialogue with the collective histories of popular culture and in ways that construct brand new systems of meaning. Her practice is driven by both personal and political thoughts; the whole is staged and experienced in different formats, collaborations and situations each time. This curious blend can be compared to a tree with many branches, all different but rooted on the very same earth.

Selected solo exhibitions:

2020 

Mode International, Salon de Normandy, Rare Books Paris, Paris (FR)

2019

The Woman Who Gave Birth To Herself, Aetopoulos, Athens (GR)
The Witching Hour, O Showroom, Athens

2018

Monaco (Extra-Conjugale, Twin Automat) Luis Leu, Karlsruhe (DE)
Xoanon (Extra-Conjugale, Twin Automat) Six d.o.g.s Project Space, Athens

2017

Fantasio (with Twin Automat) My Playce, Athens

2016

YOU AM I, Epifanios Haute Couture, Athens
YOU AM I, Laureen Thomas Gallery, Cagnes-sur-Mer (FR)

2015

YOU AM I, Septième Etage, Geneva (CH)

2014

Informal Gardens, Palagkas Temporary, London (UK)

2013

ZOO.OOO (Extra-Conjugale) Six d.o.g.s Project Space, Athens
Teeter-Totter, Zino Project (Extra-Conjugale), Athens
Immaterial, Holy Room, Athens

2012

Perdant Magnifique, Bob Design Gallery, Paris (FR)
LUST headquarters, Athens
Slings (Extra-Conjugale) LUST headquarters, Athens

2011

LUX, Chez Claire une Dame, Athens
Terra Nostra, (Extra-Conjugale) Gray Gallery, Skopelos (GR)

Selected group exhibitions:

2020 

Lipiu, A-Dash, Athens (GR)
A.O – B.C. An audiovisual diary, State of Concept, Athens
Counting approximately 1.5 m, A. Antonopoulou Gallery, Athens
Silent Spring, O Showroom, Athens
5th Razem Pamoja Foundation, Contemporary Art Auction, Warsaw (PL)

2019

Overview Effect: Encountering the Cosmos, MOMus Museums, Thessaloniki (GR)
Playing Ground, Automatic Transmission, Athens
Paint, also known as blood, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw (PL)
City in Pieces, Okto, Critical Institute for Art and Politics, Athens
Never below zero, Snehta Residency, Athens

2018

I used to be funny but now I am dead, CAN Christina Androulidaki Gallery, Athens
Rag to Rich, Deree – The American College of Greece
Don’t judge a cover by its artist, TAF Foundation, Athens
The diary of a seamstress, a.antonopoulou gallery, Athens
The Collection of Christian Schmid, FoKiaNou artspace, Athens
Of Death and Other Demons, (Twin Automat), CAN Gallery, Athens

2017

Odds and Ends, Galleryske, Bangalore (IND)
Conspiracy Boogie, (Twin Automat) CIRCUS 3000, Karlsruhe (DE)
Xoanon (Twin Automat) Galerientage Circus 3000, Karlsruhe
Xoanon (Twin Automat) FDCEP, Grand Action, Paris (FR)
Disco Fashion, GR80’s, Technopolis, Athens

2016

No Future, 1st Performance Biennale, Athens
Asthenia, Romantso, Athens
Group show, Snehta Residency, Athens

2015

Les Soirées MACA, Athens
Kenophobia, CAN gallery, Athens
Boom Bang II, Northampton (UK)
The Velvet Invention, (Extra-Conjugale), Romantso, Athens

2014

Kalyva, Romantso, Athens
Dayz of Glory, Openshowstudio, Athens
Art Athina, Cube Art Editions, Athens

2013

An Urban Film Map, Remap 4, Athens
Smile at the Strange, VYCA, Athens
Expanding Foam and Intellectuals, ReMap 4, Athens
The Anchor, Lustlands, Peloponnese
Lustlands, The NY Rematerialization, Family Business, New York (USA)
Deja vecu, Anamesa, Athens
All three yellows, One year Lust, Frown Tails, Athens
The Transparency of sex, Old hospital of Amphissa (GR)
Last winter in summer, Circus 2000, Karlsruhe (DE)

2012

(ON)Accordance, Grand Union, Newcastle (UK)
Improvisational Sound Performance with Sabu Toyozumi, Syros (GR)
128kbps Objects, Newcastle
128kbps Objects, (Extra-Conjugale) Newcastle
Immaterial, Common View, National Theater of Greece
Lustlands, (Extra-Conjugale) Thermisia Argolidos (GR)
Videodrome, Camp, Athens
Boiling Point, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna (AT)
Zootrope, Camp, Athens

2011

Ghost, Embros theater, Athens
Epekeina, Municipal Gallery of Athens
Art Athina, Cube Art Editions, Athens
K.I.M.O.L.I.A, Athens
BYOB Kunsthalle Athena, Athens
Live performance with XYSM at the XYZ Outlet, Athens
Animacall, Thessaloniki (GR)

Exhibitions view

Works

First Quarter
Irini Karayannopoulou First Quarter acrylic and print on paper 2018
New Moon
Irini Karayannopoulou New Moon acrylic and print on paper 2018
Dead of night
Irini Karayannopoulou Dead of night acrylic on offset print 2019
Casablanca Lily
Irini Karayannopoulou Casablanca Lily acrylic on offset print 2020
Pathfinder
Irini Karayannopoulou Pathfinder acrylic and print on paper 2015
Highlights of a National Museum
Irini Karayannopoulou Highlights of a National Museum acrylic and print on paper 2021
Janus
Irini Karayannopoulou Janus acrylic and print on paper 2020
Moonlight
Irini Karayannopoulou Moonlight acrylic and print on paper 2018
Black Opium
Irini Karayannopoulou Black Opium acrylic on offset print 2020