b. 1972, Athens, Greece
Born in Athens 1972. He studied Fine Arts at the Aristotelean University Of Thessaloniki from 1991-1996, with tutor Makis Theofylaktopoulos. In 1997 he continued his post graduate studies (MA in Fine Art, Painting) at The University Of East London (UEL), where he also obtained his Professional Doctorate In Fine Arts (Drawing and the Digital Era – Digital Drawing And The Physicality Of The Reproduction) From 1998-2003, with tutor Grenville Davey and the support of the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) from Greece.
He is a visual artist working with various media ranging from Installations, Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Video, Poetry and Sound works. He lives and works in Athens, Greece.
He has received grants, awards and commissions in public and private spaces from Foundations and Institutions such as the Intercontinental Hotel and the Athens Biennale. He was nominated for the DESTE Prize in 2005. His works are part of private collections in Greece.
He was one of the founding members of the editotial team of the online art magazine www.artomma.net focused on theory and art projects published 11 issues between 2000-2005, and one of the founding members and artistic directors of www.artwaveradio.net a project conceived and realised by Kostas Bassanos and Dimitris Foutris, implemented by the Athens Biennial, and alongside its regular broadcasting schedule, also covered the events and activities of the 1st Athens Biennial 2007 exhibition Destroy Athens.
Since 2010 He is a member of the artist group Under Construction.
Since 2000 he is represented by Ileana Tounta Gallery.
Dimitris Foutris has participated in a number of exhibitions including:
COFFINS OF BLACK, COFFINS OF LUCK, Curated By Galini Lazani, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece (2019, 4U, Curated By 650mAh, Haus N Athen, Athens, Greece (2019), Curved Arrows, Curated By Kostis Velonis, Assistant Curator: Faidra Vasileiadou, Kunstraum am Schauplatz, Vienna, Austria (2019), 4th ARP (Artists Residency Program) by Eagles Palace Hotel, In parallel with the Thessaloniki Film Festival Program, Curated By Aliki Tsirliagkou, Ypsilon, Thessaloniki, Greece (2018), INTEGRAL II, Curated By Ileana Tounta, Galini Lazani, Dimitrios Antonitsis, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece (2017), Face To Phase, Curated By Tzeni Argyriou & Vassilis Gerodimos, Nikos Kessanlis Exhibition Hall - Athens School Of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece (2017), B Is Everything You Can Imagine From The Material World, Ileana Tounta Gallery, Athens, Greece (Solo Show 2016), Freux Follets, Curated By Elodie Lesourd, Le BBB Centre D'Art, Toulouse, France (2016), OMONOIA, Athens Biennale 2015-2017 (With Under Construction Group), Bageion Hotel, 18 Omonia Square, Athens, Greece (2015), The Reflection Of The Plate, Curated By Lina Mantikou, Museum Of Gastronomy, Athens, Greece (2015), Fever Of The Antique, Curated By Evangelia Ledaki, Association Of Greek Archaeologists, Athens, Greece (2014), Art Athina Contemporaries, Curated By Artemis Potamianou, Art Athina Contemporay Art Fair, Athens, Greece (2014), In The Studio, Curated By Daily Lazy, Kunsthalle Athena, Remap 04, Athens, Greece (2013), Boiling Point, Curared By Giorgos & Dimitris Georgakopoulos, Kuenstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria (2012), Haunted We Are Miracles We Seek (Beyond The Cliff), Anonymous Star Project Space, Athens, Greece (2012), EXIT (With Under Construction Group), 3rd Athens Biennale, Monodrome, Athens, Greece (2011), The Beautiful is just the first degree of the Terrible, (Curated By Apostolos Kalfopoulos) The State Museum Of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (2009), Artistic Innovation, Semiotics Of Its Conditions In The New Era, The State Museum Of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (2007), In Present Tense: Young Greek Artists, (Curated By: Stamatis Schizakis, Dafni Vitali, Tina Pandi), National Museum Of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (2007), 4th Deste Prize (Nominated), Deste Foundation For Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece (2005), New Contemporaries 2003, Cornerhouse – Manchester, & Barbican London, UK
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