Biography

Biography Lina Theodorou

http://www.linatheodorou.com
https://linatheodorou.wordpress.com/
lina.theodorou(at)gmail.com

Born in Athens. Lives and works in Athens and Berlin.
Co-founder of the art platform intothepill 2006-10 (www.intothepill.net)
Education:
1989-1993 School of Graphic Arts and creative Studies, TEI, Athens.
1994-1999 BA Fine Arts, National School of Fine Arts, Athens.
1996-1998 Acting studio A.Davis, Athens.
1998 School of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Multimedia, The Hague, Holland.

Solo exhibitions:

2014, Information-Narration, Zina Athanassiadou Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece.
2014, (Un)heimliche Monster, EX-LG Security, 48h Neuköln, Berlin, Germany.
2010, The Elephant Girl,  AAA – Athanasiadou Art Advice, Athens.
2007, Peacemakers, Zina Athanassiadou Gallery, Thessaloniki.
2007, Loan, Zlatno Oko gallery, Balkan Art 2007, Novi Sad, Serbia.
2004, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens.
2003, ´Spiritual & land”, Private house, Athens.
2001, ´Hippodrome”, ´Epi Colono”ª Cultural Centre, Athens.
2000, ´Helping Dr.Boom”, Will Lutz Gallery, Delft, Holland.

Selected group exhibitions:

2018, New Acquisitions (2014-17), EMST, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens.
2017, “2 decades +”, Spyropoulos Awards, curated by Olga Daniylopoulou, Vorres Museum, Athens.
2017,“Tilt platform”, Nameless, curated by Makis Faros, Takis Zerdevas, Katerina Gkoutziouli, in beau rivage, Loutraki, Greece.
2017, Art Athina with Zina Athanassiadi gallery, Athens.
2017, New world order, Furtherfield gallery, London.
2017, Tomorrows, curated by Daphne Dragona, Panos dragonas, Diplarios school,
an exhibition by Onassis cultural center, Athens.
2017, Suicide blonde, curated by Athina Stamati, Eleftheria Stamati, Association Franco/ Hellenic, Athens.
2017, The Greek counter example, curated by Thanassis Moutsopoulos, Diplarios school, Athens.
2016, Sunset in Athens part 3, Vamialis’ Gallery, Athens.
2016, TWISTING C(R)ASH,Curators Madeleine Amsler, Séverin Guelpa, Vana Kostayola, Romantso, Athens.
2016, 33 years Zina Athanassiadi gallery, Thessaloniki.
2016, Fluxus Olympiad, curated by VYCA, SNFC, Athens.
2016, Fireflies in the Night Take Wing, SNFCC, Athens.
2016, As Rights Go By, curator Sabine Winkler, Museumsquartier, Vienna.
2015, Videozoom: Greece, On Πause, curators Maria Dialektaki, Maria Papaioannou
c|e contemporary, Milan / Muspac , L’Aquila / State of concept, Athens.
2015, TWISTING C(R)ASH, Curators Madeleine Amsler, Séverin Guelpa, Vana Kostayola, Kostis Stafylakis, Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain « Le Commun », Geneva.
2015, Screening and installation with Medienwerkstatt, Art fair Berliner Liste, Berlin.
2015, “It’s Money Jim, but not as we know it”, Curator katerina Gregos, Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Vienna, (Curated by Vienna / Tomorrow Today).
2015, Rizoma, Curators, Richard Schütz, Martin Juef, Museu do Estado do Pará, Belém, Brazil.
2015, “SANS SERIF 2. Emerging Media art of artists from Berlin and others international”,curated by frency, Andrea Sunder-Plassmann, Ley MA, Carmelo González Gallery, XII Bienal de La Habana, Cuba.
2015,“The Journey: 5 different viewpoints”, curator Artemis Potamianou, Athens international airport in collaboration with “Art-Athina”.
2015, Public domain, Lo and behold, Platform projects@Art-Athina, Faliron Pavilion Athens.
2015, Refuge project I & II, Artispirators, Platform projects@Art-Athina, Faliron Pavilion, Athens.
2015, Zina Athanassiadi gallery@Art-Athina, Faliron Pavilion, Athens.
2014, Medienwerkstatt Berlin, Screening 2014, Kino Central, berlin.
2014, Biennial of the moving image, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2014, Videozoom Greece: On Πause!, curated by Maria Papaioannou and Maria Dialektaki, Museum of Rome in Travestere and Sala 1, Rome, Italy.
2014, Locked in, curated by Elefheria Stamati and Ioanna Myrka, Beton 7, Athens.
2014, Exploit!, Nieuwe Vide Artspace, curated by Nathalie Hartjes, Haarlem, Holland.
2014, The other where, Artists’ visions of the far, curated by Ioannis Savvidis, Nelja Stump and Lina Theodorou, OFF Raum, Vienna, Austria.
2014, Public Domain,curated by Artemis Potamianou and Giorgos Papadatos,(Lo and Behold), Milkshake agency, Genève.
2014, The rule of low and the right to be human, curators Thalia Vrachopoulos and Bill Pangburn, organized by John Jay College of Criminal Justice του City of New York University, Nikos Kessanlis Hall, Athens school of fine arts, Athens.
2014, Paper Faces – Remake Yourself, parallel program of Art-Athina, curated by Vyca, Athens.
2014, No Country For Young Men, contemporary Greek art in times of crisis, curator Katerina Gregos, Bozar, Centre for fine arts, Brussels.
2013, Home/s an exhibition of ArtUP!Media Art in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey, curators Daphne Dragona, Katerina Gkoutziouli, Goethe-Institut Athen in collaboration with the Benaki Museum, Benaki Museum, Athens.
2013, Value Workshop/AB4, coordination Elpida Rikou, 4th Athens Biennale: Agora, former Athens Stock Exchange Market, Athens.
2013, Smile at the Strange, Vyca house, Athens.
2013, Kawaii, curators Michael Parlamas, Olympia Toptsidou, Camp/Contemporay art meeting point, Athens.
2013, Larroque Art Festival 2013, artistic director Kenneth Hay,”Galerie La Vieille Poste”, Larroque, France.
2013, Refuge project, curators Maria Andromachi Chatzinikolaou, Nikos Podias, Milos, Greece.
2013, Happy new bonds#1, STUDIOvisits, Platform projects@Art-Athina, Athens.
2013, Paradise lost, Contemporaries@Art-Athina, curator Artemis Potamianou, Athens.
2013, Ur, curators Ian Joyce, Archie Galenz, InteriorsDasein Art Space, Berlin.
2012, Visual dialogues 2012, Plato’s Academy Park, curator Marilena Karra, comission by Alexander S. Onassis Foundation Cultural Center,part of the major project called “Academy of Plato – the City and the Citizen” Action, Athens.
2012, Cocaine blows my brain, Sport klubu project space, Berlin.
2012, “Samkura: a Journey” , curator Maria Tsatsanoglou, State Museum Of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.
2012, Parabola shortfilm festival, curator Artemis Potemianou, Culture Center Tensta Träff, Stockholm.
2012, Holidays in Greece, curator Vassileia Stylianidou, Studio visits, Berlin.
2012, Nomadics, Tristesse Deluxe at the Supermarkt Berlin.
2012, Logotherapy, Dezzar/Prototypes, Athens.
2011, Pause/Play, curated by Evangelia Ledaki, Ifigenia Papamikroulea, Christina Dilari and Irini Bachlitzanaki, TAF, the art foundation, Athens.
2011, 1st Festival Κ.Ι.Μ.Ο.L.I.A. Street art, Curated by Vyca, Athens.
2011, Books unfolded, curator Vassiliea Stylianidou, studio visits, Berlin.
2011, Modern greek woman, curator Marina Fokidis,The  Hub, Athens.
2010, The way the Morning Broke was Quite Unusual, Annie Wharton Gallery, Los Angeles.
2010, Precious, Curator Annie Wharton, Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami.
2010, Impakt festival, Matrix city, Utrecht, Holland.
2010, SYMPTΩMATIC GREECE: art and politics after crisis
curated by Sotirios Bahtsetzis, Vassiljev’s Theatre, Moscow. Within the scope of “Second Moscow Dictionary of War”.
2010, Illustration lifo, curators Marina Fokidis, Lifo team, Benaki museum Athens.
2010, kunsthalle athina, curators Marina Fokidis, Sotirios Bahtstezis , Athens.
2010, Art Athina , Faliro pavillon, Zina Athanassiadi gallery, Athens.
2010, 3rd international literary festival, Dasein ,organizers Christos Chrisopoulos and Literature Across Frontiers,  Athens.
2010, Mixed & Mastered, Greek video art from the 00’s, Centre for visual introspection, Bucharest.
2010, Berlin-Athina, Caid, curators theofanis konstantinou, Katrin Sauerlaender , Athens.
2010, EMAF, European media art festival, Osnabrueck, Germany.
2010, Spor Klubu presents: S.L.A.F.I.P.E.#1- Art video screening, Babylon, Berlin.
2010, intothepill vol.01- Greek Contemporary Video Art, Uqbar, Berlin.
2010, intothepill screening/ Three days with six dogs:Joseph Beuys Sucks!, Six D.O.G.S, Athens.
2009, “Ιn dire(ct) democracy”, curators Geli Grindaki, Margarita Kataga, ASKT, Athens.
2009, Midsummer night’ s dream, Open air screening room, RemapKM, Athens.
2009, Expanded ecologies.Perspectives in a time of emergency, curator, Dafni Vitali, National museum of contemporary art, Athens.
2009, Synch festival, technopolis, Athens.
2009, Art Athina ,Faliro pavillon, Zina Athanassiadi gallery, Athens.
2009, Artists for Athens Pride I, The Breeder, Athens.
2008, Visual arts in Greece 3, And now?, curated by Christina Petrinou, Moni Lazariston, State Museum Of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.
2008, Athens by sound, Greek pavilion, 11th International Architecture Exhibition Venice Biennial.
2008, Women Only ,Women artists from the Beltsios Collection, curated by Sotirios Bahtstezis, Margaris Foundation, Amfilochia, Greece
2008, Aris Stoidis Art Collection,Vilka, Θεσσαλονίκη.
2008, People, Amfilochia Film Festival GR, curated by Marina Athanasiadou and Margarita Kataga. 
2008, Festival Miden, Video Art Festival Kalamata, GR.
2008, Transexperiences Greece, curator Anna Kafetsi, 798 Artspace, Bejing.
2008, 20th century on video, Trianon cinema, Athens.
2007, In present tense. Tendencies and Directions of Young Greek Artists, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens.
2007, Karaoke poetry bar by intothepill.net, ‘417’ project space, Parallel project of the 1st Athens Biennial Destroy Athens.
2007, Strange screen 6, Video Festival, Thessaloniki Cinema Museum.
2007, The historicity of image and the time, Pazar Hamam, Thessaloniki. 2007, Istanbul international architecture and urban filmsfestival, Goethe institut, Istanbul.
2007, Intothepill.net at her(his)tory, Museum of cycladic art , Athens. 2007, Her(his)tory, curator Marina Fokidis, Museum of cycladic art , Athens.
2007, Art-Athina/ basic plan, Zina athanassiadou gallery, Helexpo, Athens
2007, Art-Athina/ parallel plan: “People” curators Marina Athanassiadou, Margarita Kataga, Helexpo, Athens
2007, 53rd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany.
2007, PostfotografÌa: la trayectoria del objeto 2, Horrach Moya Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2006, WO[+]MAN, 5th Human rights arts festival, Athens
2006, UNITED BAC! 06 ,International Festival of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, curator of the video section: Anthropocentrisms, Anna PrintezI
2006, Strange screen 5, Video Festival, Thessaloniki Cinema Museum.
2006, The Grand Promenade, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens.
2006, ART FAB, Women of Europe, Saint-Tropez, France.
2006, An outing: Contemporary art in Greece in the 21th century, Beltsios collection, Milos Matsopoulou cultural centre, Trikala, Greece.
2006, Flowers in contemporary art, New Benaki museum, Athens.
2006, Give(a)way, 6th Biennial exhibition of contemporary art, curator Katerina Gregos, Limerick, Ireland
2006, Common place 2: The return, ‘Epi Colono’ Cultural Centre, Athens
2006, Home sweet home, private house, Athens.
2006, The historicity of image and the time, Turkish Baths, Athens
2006, Into the pill, E31 gallery, Athens.
2005, Critique of pure image-Between fake and quotation, Center for Contemporary Art – PlovdivArt Today Lab, Bulgaria.
2005, Capturing utopia, Fournos, center for digital culture, Athens.
2005, Girl Power 4 Men, Spillioti projects, Athens.
2005,”Other Voices, Other rooms”, curator Alessandro Riva, curator of the Greek participation: Dafni Vitali, “Le Ciminiere”, Catania, Sicily.
2005, “The Gesture. A visual library in progress.”, curators Marina Fokidis, Daphne Vitali, Sergio Risaliti, Macedonian Museum Of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki Greece / Quarter, The New Center of Contemporary Art in Florence, Italy.
2005, Art Athina 05, Zina Athanasiadi Gallery, Elexpo, Athens.
2005,”Dhen milao ellenika/Non parlo Italiano”, Shared Identities in contemporary art within two Mediterranean costs, Ex Convitto Palmieri, Lecce, Italy
2004, Video Zone 2:The 2nd International Video Biennial,Tel Aviv, Israel.
2004, “Channel Zero”, curator Katerina Gregos, Montevideo TBA, Amsterdam, Holland.
2004, “Monument to now”, the Dakis Joannou Collection, curators Dan Cameron, Massimiliano Gioni, Nancy Spector, Alison M. Gingeras, Jeffrey Deitch, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens.
2004, Videokunst-Geist, Gemeinschaft und Tschai, Locus, Athens.
2004, “The other body”, 4th Human rights arts festival, Eugenides Foundation, Athens
2004, “Soul destinations”, Aigli, Zapeion, Athens.
2004, “Athens, Metropolis by accident?”, Bios, Athens / Giorgio De Chirico foundation, Volos.
2004, Art Athina, Athens Hellenikon airport
2004, “Art now”, Zina Athanasiadi Gallery, Thessaloniki.
2004, ARCO 04, Madrid, Ileana Tounta Gallery, Spain.
2004, “Nine Muses I Presume?”, curators, Katerina Gregos, Sania Papa, Dennis Zaharopoulos, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
2003, ´Testimonies:Between Myth and Reality’,curator Anna Kafetsi, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens.
2003, “Brave new world”, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens.
2003, “Poetic justice”,curator Dan Cameron, 8th international Istanbul Biennial
2003, ´In the gorges of the Balkan’,curator Rene Block, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel
2003, ´Blurring Boundaries’, Borusan Art gallery, Istanbul
2003, ´M-ARS. Art and War’, curator,Peter Weibel, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria.
2002, “Senses”, Technopolis, Athens
2002, Art Athina, Helexpo Exhibition Centre, Athens
2002, ´Interfaces’, Delphi, Greece
2002, ´Fusion Cuisine’, Deste Foundation, Athens
2002, ´Big Social Game’, International Biennial of Young Art, artistic director Michellangelo Pistolleto, Turin, Italy
2001, Tirana Biennale 2001, curator of greek section Marina Fokidis, Albania
2001, 24X24, EXEDRA, Center for Contemporary Art, Hilversum, Holland
2000, Nobody called the cops, Permanent exhibition commissioned by Dakis Joannou, curated by Katerina Gregos
2000, ´Thrilos 2001′, Flourmills, Piraeus
2000, ´The artists of Spyropoulos museum”, Centre for Hellenic union, Athens.
1999, medi@terra, Fournos, Athens.
1999, ´Metro’, New trends in contemporary Greek Art, Curator Dan Cameron, Deste Foundation, Athens.
1999, Four Rooms, Kappatos Gallery, Athens.

Awards

Nominated for the 1st DESTE price, «Metro», New trends in contemporary Greek Art, Curator Dan Cameron, Deste Foundation, Athens.
Jannis Spyropoulos Foundation award 1999.
Commendation from the aica hellas (award 2010) for the installation de-inventor.(National Museum of contemporary art, Athens)

Residencies/Workshops

2015, Q21, Museumsquartier, Vienna.
2015, Embassy of foreign artists, Geneva, in conjunction with the Project “Twisting C(r)ash” in Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain , « Le Commun ».
2015, Project “Twisting C(r)ash”, workshop Athens – Geneva, Kappatos art residency, Athens.
2012, Samkura Residency artist exchange programme, at Cló Ceardlann,Gortahork, Ireland.
2009, Prespes VIsual march, conference:Global Landscapes,University municipality of western makedonia of prespes department of visual and applied arts.
2005,”Dhen milao ellenika/Non parlo Italiano”, Shared Identities in contemporary art within two Mediterranean costs, Ex Convitto Palmieri, Lecce, Italy

Selected bibliography (catalogues)

2017, Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain, Edited by Ruth Catlow, Marc Garrett, Nathan Jones and Sam Skinner, Torque Editions and Furtherfield.
2017, α2525, Future stories from Athens, ΑΛΕΦ.
2016, Fireflies in the night take wing, SNFCC, Athens.
2016, As rights go by, curator Sabine Winkler, Freiraum Q21, Museumsquartier Vienna.
2015, It is money Jim, but not as we know it, curated by Katerinag Gregos, MAM, Vienna.
2015, Greece: Traces of Today – Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection.
2015, Public domain, Lo and behold, Athens.
2014, Videozoom Greece: On Πause!, Museum of Rome in Travestere and Sala 1, Rome, Italy.
2014, The rule of low and the right to be human, curators Thalia Vrachopoulos and Bill Pangburn, Nikos Kessanlis Hall, Athens school of fine arts, Athens.
2014, No country for young men, contemporary Greek art in times of crisis,curator Katerina Gregos, Bozar, Centre for fine arts, Brussels.
2013, 35X35 Art project, Copelouzos family art museum.
2013, Kawaii, curators Michael Parlamas, Olympia Toptsidou, Camp/Contemporay art meeting point, Athens.
2013, Refuge project, curators Maria Andromachi Chatzinikolaou, Nikos Podias, Milos, Greece.
2013, Paradise lost, Contemporaries@Art-Athina, curator Artemis Potamianou, Athens.
2012, Archive public, Department of Architecture University of Patras, Cube editions.
2012, Samkura, a Journey, State Museum Of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.
2011, Modern Greek Woman,BHMAdonna, Athens.
2010, Berlin-Athina, Caid, Athens.
2010, EMAF, European media art festival, Osnabrueck, Germany.
2009, “Ιn dire(ct) democracy”,ASKT, Athens.
2009, Expanded ecologies.Perspectives in a time of emergency, National museum of contemporary art, Athens.
2009, Intothepill, Volume 01, Greek contemporay video art.
2008, Visual arts in Greece 3, And now?,Moni Lazariston, State Museum Of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki.
2008, Athens by sound, Greek pavilion, 11th International Architecture Exhibition Venice Biennial.
2008, Women Only ,Women artists from the Beltsios Collection,Margaris Foundation, Amfilochia, Greece
2008, Transexperiences Greece, 798 Artspace, Bejing.
2007, Loan, Zlatno Oko Gallery, Balkan ART 2007, Novi Sad, Serbia
2007, In present tense.Tendencies and Directions of Young Greek Artists, National museum of contemporary art, Athens.
2007, Karaoke poetry bar by intothepill.net, «417» projects space, parallel project of the 1st Athens Biennial: Destroy Athens.
2007, Her(his)tory , curator Marina Fokidis, Museum of cycladic art Athens.
2007, 53th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany.
2006, The Grand Promenade , National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, curator Anna Kafetsi.
2006, ART FAB, Women of Europe, Saint-Tropez, France.
2006, An outing: Contemporary art in Greece in the 21th century, Beltsios collection , Milos Matsopoulou cultural centre, Trikala, Greece.
2006, Flowers in contemporary art , New Benaki museum, Athens.
2006, Give(a)way, 6th Biennial exhibition of contemporary art , Limerick, Ireland
2005, “The Gesture. A visual library in progress.”, curators Marina Fokidis, Daphne Vitali, Sergio Risaliti
Macedonian Museum Of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece.
2004, Video Zone 2:The 2 nd International Video Biennial,Tel Aviv, Israel.
2004, “Monument to now”, the Dakis Joannou Collection, curators Dan Cameron, Massimiliano Gioni, Nancy Spector, Alison M. Gingeras, Jeffrey Deitch, DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens.
2004, “Nine Muses I Presume? , curators, Katerina Gregos, Sania Papa, Dennis Zaharopoulos, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain.
2003, «Testimonies:Between Myth and Reality»,curator Anna Kafetsi, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens.
2003, «Poetic justice»,curator Dan Cameron, 8th international Istanbul Biennial.
2003, «In the gorges of the Balkan»,curator Rene Block, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel,
2003, «Blurring Boundaries», Borusan Art gallery, Istanbul.
2003, «M-ARS. Art and War», curator,Peter Weibel, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria.
2002, “Senses”, Technopolis, Athens.
2002, «Interfaces», Delphi, Greece.
2002, «Fusion Cuisine», Deste Foundation, Athens.
2002, «Big Social Game», International Biennial of Young Art, artistic director Michellangelo Pistolleto, Turin, Italy.
2001, Tirana Biennale 2001, curator of greek section Marina Fokidis, Albania.
2000 , Nobody called the cops, Permanent exhibition commissioned by Dakis Joannou, curated by Katerina Gregos.
2000, «Thrilos 2001», Flourmills, Piraeus.
2000, «The artists of Spyropoulos museum», Centre for Hellenic union, Athens.
1999, medi@terra , Fournos, Athens.
1999, 1 st DESTE price, «Metro», New trends in contemporary Greek Art, Curator Dan Cameron, Deste Foundation, Athens.
1999, Four Rooms, Kappatos Gallery, Athens.

Filmography
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– Hippodrome, 1999, 15 min, sound/color.
– Living red, 2000, 20 min, sound/color.
– Distribution of consecrated bread, 2000, 6 min, sound/color.
– Archetypal, 2001, 3.30 min, sound/ color.
– Wonder park, 2003, 7 min, sound/color.
– Cul-de- sac, 2004, 5 min, sound/color.
– Bureau, 2004, 3 min, sound /color.
– Addiction, 2005, 3.30 min, sound/ color.
– Le tailleur, 2006, 7 min, sound.color.
– Plumbers, 2006, 3.30min, sound/color.
– Loan, 2006, 15 min, sound/color.
– 7Athens24, 2010, 20 min, sound /color.
– Sunglare, 2011, 8 min, sound/color.
– Playground, 2012, 4 channels video installation, sound/ color.
– Silverpatrol, 2015, 4.25 min, sound/ color.
– α2525,2017, 24.30 min, sound/color.
– Cascope, 2017, 3 min, sound/color.

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