Alexandros Georgiou

Alexandros Georgiou’s work from his Without My Own Vehicle series takes us Eastward. Arduously making his way overland from Athens (the artist’s home) to Varanasi, India, via Turkey, Iran and Pakistan, Georgiou explores places experiencing hardship and social upheaval, where the majority of inhabitants are isolated from the economic prosperity of the ‘developed’ world. It was one of Georgiou’s intentions to embark on this journey and come face to face with places that we hear about from the perspective of the western press through the filter of banal association and prejudice. Transcending what could be exotic trappings of his oriental subjects, Georgiou reveals the spiritual resilience of the people he has lived with. The poetry of his images captures and exalts fleeting beauty in the everyday mundane, while critically engaging with the ugliness and brutality of life. Georgiou’s images all originate as hand made postcards – montages of collected objects, fragmented pictures and writing in which he recounts his impressions for a chosen recipient, often the sponsors of his project, thereby belying the precarious ambiguity of his own position.

Without My Own Vehicle Athens – Agapi 2007-08, digital print on paper

Without My Own Vehicle Athens – Chewing Gum Constellations 2007-08, digital print on paper

Without My Own Vehicle Athens – Inside the Elevator to the Celestial Powers 2007-08, digital print on paper

Without My Own Vehicle Iran – Poster in Bus 2005-06, digital print on paper

Without My Own Vehicle Varanasi – Red Light District 2009-10, digital print on paper

Without My Own Vehicle India – Kids Wearing MacDonalds Clown Masks 2006-07, digital print on paper

Without My Own Vehicle Iran – Tea in Tehran 2005-06, digital print on paper

Born 1972 in Athens

1991-1996 Bachelor’s in Fine Arts Athens’ School of Fine Arts

Spring 1995 Erasmus Programm
Middlesex University, London

1996-1998 Master’s in Fine Arts
School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York
Lives and works in Athens 



Solo Exhibitions 



2010 
“Varanasi”, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens

2007 
“Without my own vehicle (part II), DODO Gallery, Thessaloniki

2006 
“Without my own vehicle”, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens

2004 
“Favourite Games”, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens

2002 
“Cut-outs”, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens 



Group Exhibitions (selected)


2010 
“Kunsthalle Athena – The Bar”, Athens; 
“Bring your own Beamer”, curated by Angelo Plessas, Kuntshalle Athena, Athens

2008 
“Transexperiences Greece 2008”, curated by Anna Kafetzi, 798 Space, Bejinh, China
; “Athens Ville”, curated by Marina Fokidis, HELEXPO, Athens

2007 
“In Present Tence. Young Greek Artists”, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; “Turbulence”, 3rd Auckland Triennial, Curated by V.Lynn, Auckland; 
“Apolis”, Hellenic American Union, Curated by Kostis Velonis, Athens 

2006 
“Give(a)way”, E V+ A 2006, Curated by Katerina Gregos Limerick, Ireland

2005 
“Jasmine”, E31 Gallery, Athens. Cur. Alexandros Georgiou; 
“Gesture”, cur. Marina Fokidis, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki- Quarter Centroproduzionarte, Florence
2004 
“Self-Aboutness”, Canal Isabel II, Madrid

2003 
“Photography Now”, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens

2001 
“Tweaked”, cur. Michelle Tillou, Angel Orensanz Foundation, NY
2000 
Curt Marcus, New York; 
“Thrilos”, cur. Marina Fokidis, K. Sarantopoulos Flourmills, Athen

1999 
“Inter-Views ’99”, cur. Alexandros Georgiou, Kappatos, Athens
; “Metro”, cur. Dan Cameron, Deste Foundation, Athens; 
“In my room”, cur. Paul Ha, White Columns, New York 

1998 
“SP-Project”, cur. Kenji Fujita, Wooster Gallery, New York

1996 
“Spring Collection ’96 “, cur. Helena Papadopoulos Deste Foundation, Athens