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Nikolas Ventourakis (b.1981 Athens, Greece) is a visual artist living and working between Athens and London. His practice situates in the threshold between art and document, in the attempt to interrogate the status of the photographic image. A quest that unfolds in the decisive years of the digital revolution, when a crucial overlap between producers and viewers seems to have reset all previous critical discourses. Central to Ventourakis's visual work is a denial for a one-way resolution and an invitation to embrace an ambiguous imagery, where the photographic is not yet real, and the familiar is a projection of a mix of memory - stemming from both private and media experiences - with abstract thinking. Ventourakis’ fascination lies in our need for stories to be conclusive, which cannot but clash with the impossibility for apparent pictures to provide any evidence nor "objective truth". This is why his work allows for bias and misinterpretation.

Ventourakis completed an MA in Fine Art (Photography) with Merit at Central Saint Martins School of Arts (2013) and is the recipient of the Deutsche Bank Award in Photography (2013). He was selected for Future Map (2013), Catlin Guide (2014) and Fresh Faced Wild Eyed (2014) in the Photographers Gallery as one of the top graduating artists in the UK. In 2015 he was a visiting artist at CalArts with a FULBRIGHT Artist Fellowship and is a fellow in New Museum’s IDEAS CITY. He was shortlisted for the MAC International and the Bar-Tur Award. Recently he has exhibited in FORMAT Festival, Derby; the NRW Forum, Düsseldorf, the Mediterranean Biennale of Young Artists 18, the parallel program of the Istanbul Biennale , Hors Pistes 14 at Centre Pompidou, and The Same River Twice, at the Benaki Museum. Since 2017 he is the artistic director of the Lucy Art Residency in Kavala, and is co-curator of the project “A Hollow Place” in Athens. He was a 2020 Stavros Niarchos Artworks Fellow and 2021 Onassis AiR artist.

Opening: 08.06.2022, 19:00
08.06.2022-30.07.2022

Wednesday, Saturday: 12:00-18:00,
Thursday, Friday: 14:00-20:00

Add to calendar 2022:06:08 19:00:00 2022:07:30 23:12:00 Europe/Athens Unlikely Outcomes.The Exhibition** Unlikely Outcomes.The Exhibition** - More informations on /events/event/3733-unlikely-outcomes-the-exhibition MISC ATHENS Christian Oxenius, Sylvia Sachini
Opening: 21.09.2021, 18:00
22.09.2021-20.11.2021

Tuesday-Saturday, 18:00-22:00

Add to calendar 2021:09:21 18:00:00 2021:11:20 20:00:00 Europe/Athens BETWIXT AND BETWEEN BETWIXT AND BETWEEN - More informations on /events/event/3285-betwixt-and-between B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation Myrto Katsimicha
Closing: 23.10.2021, 18:00
17.09.2021-23.10.2021

Closing Event: 23.10.2021, 18:00-22:00
Tuesday-Saturday: 12:00-18:00

Add to calendar 2021:10:23 18:00:00 2021:10:23 23:29:00 Europe/Athens Tell me I belong Tell me I belong - More informations on /events/event/3282-tell-me-i-belong MISC ATHENS Shahin Zarinbal
Opening: 16.01.2020, 20:00
Add to calendar 2020:01:16 20:00:00 2020:01:16 20:00:00 Europe/Athens Unlikely Outcomes: An Improvision Unlikely Outcomes: An Improvision - More informations on /events/event/2757-unlikely-outcomes-an-improvision Void Myrto Katsimicha
Opening: 02.11.2019, 12:00
02.11.2019-07.12.2019

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 10:00-19:00
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00-21:00

Add to calendar 2019:11:02 12:00:00 2019:12:07 22:52:00 Europe/Athens Fulbright Polymorphia Fulbright Polymorphia - More informations on /events/event/2582-fulbright-polymorphia i-D ProjectArt Evgenia Alexaki
Discussion: 24.10.2019, 20:00
Add to calendar 2019:10:24 20:00:00 2019:10:24 20:00:00 Europe/Athens Artist talk | Nikolas Ventourakis with Menelaos Karamaghiolis Artist talk | Nikolas Ventourakis with Menelaos Karamaghiolis - More informations on /events/event/2569-artist-talk-nikolas-ventourakis-with-menelaos-karamaghiolis Void
Opening: 17.09.2019, 20:00
13.09.2019-24.10.2019
26.10.2019

Thursday, Friday: 12:00-18:00
Saturday: 12:00-15:00
Monday & Wednesday by appointment only

Add to calendar 2019:09:17 20:00:00 2019:10:24 23:06:00 Europe/Athens Unlikely Outcomes. The Exhibition* Unlikely Outcomes. The Exhibition* - More informations on /events/event/2459-unlikely-outcomes-the-exhibition Void
Discussion: 15.12.2018, 20:00

Doors open at 19:00

Add to calendar 2018:12:15 20:00:00 2018:12:15 20:00:00 Europe/Athens Chat & Wine with Bérangère Fromont and Nikolas Ventourakis Chat & Wine with Bérangère Fromont and Nikolas Ventourakis - More informations on /events/event/1907-chat-wine-with-berangere-fromont-and-nikolas-ventourakis Void
Event: 10.10.2018, 18:30
Add to calendar 2018:10:10 18:30:00 2018:10:10 18:30:00 Europe/Athens A Hollow Place -The Smith and the Cave #2: Rituals For Our Safety Part II A Hollow Place -The Smith and the Cave #2: Rituals For Our Safety Part II - More informations on /events/event/1713-a-hollow-place-the-smith-and-the-cave-2-rituals-for-our-safety-part-ii A Hollow Place Christian Oxenius
Opening: 06.06.2018, 20:30
07.06.2018-29.07.2018

Thursday, Sunday: 10:00-18:00

Friday, Saturday: 10:00-22:00

Add to calendar 2018:06:06 20:30:00 2018:07:29 23:36:00 Europe/Athens Constructing Worlds // APHF18 Constructing Worlds // APHF18 - More informations on /events/event/1389-constructing-worlds-aphf18 Benaki Museum (Pireos Str.)
Opening: 25.06.2018, 20:30
26.06.2018-15.07.2018
Add to calendar 2018:06:25 20:30:00 2018:07:15 06:12:00 Europe/Athens The Infernal Machine The Infernal Machine - More informations on /events/event/1540-the-infernal-machine Beton7 Arts
Opening: 18.05.2017, 20:30
19.05.2017-10.06.2017
Add to calendar 2017:05:18 20:30:00 2017:06:10 20:30:00 Europe/Athens Going where we come from Going where we come from - More informations on /events/event/263-going-where-we-come-from To Mirmigi − Solidarity Network Olivia Fahmy, Myrto Katsimicha