Brief Bio

Dimitris Condos was born in Tripoli (Peloponnesus) in 1931. He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts from 1950 to 1955 under Yannis Moralis. In 1958, he leaves for Rome where his fellow artists Vlassis Kaniaris, Yiannis Gaitis, Kostas Tsoclis and Nikos Kessanlis were already there. In 1959, the five artists formed the "Gruppo Sigma", an artistic group in line with the latest art movements and presented their ideas in Naples, Bologna and later in Athens. In 1961, Condos moved to Paris where he stayed until 1964. In 1964, he returned to Athens where he was appointed to the permanent teaching staff of drawing at the Faculty of Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens. Concurrently with his teaching career, Condos continued painting pictures that explored the variety of themes that interested him; the integration of art into everyday life through the production of original multiples thus making art more accessible to a broader public; the interplay between word and image, prime example of which is the "Roman Pictural", an actual book with art as a content. In 1968 he was appointed supervisor of Free Hand Drawing at the National Technical University of Athens; meanwhile he started his own Studio of Free Hand Drawing and Painting in Athens. In 1984, Condos was appointed professor at the newly founded School of Fine and Applied Arts at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki where he continued his artistic and teaching career. He died at the age of 65 in Thessaloniki in 1996. His paintings are found in several public and private collections.

Exhibitions after 1996
• 2017 Gallery Eleftheria Tseliou,"THE LIBRARY SHOW", Athens. Group Exhibition.
• 2017 Αthens Municipal Art Gallery. "Visual Arts and Resistance 1950-1974".Group Exhibition.
• 2017 Gallery AD. " Desmos Art Gallery Revisited". Group Exhibition.
• 2016 Open Case 303, Kifisia. Best of the 60's. Curator: Athina Schina.
• 2016 Gallery Technohoros, Athens. Elena Marinou "Codes & Keys".
• 2015 Art Athina, Gallery Technohoros, Athens. Group Exhibition
• 2014-2015 "GRAFI", Gallerry Skoufa, Athens. Curator: Elisabeth Plessas. (Group Exhibition)
• 2015 "Private Collection", Gallery Lola Nikolaou, Thessaloniki. (Group Exhibition)
• 2015 "Gruppo SIGMA...55 years later", Costas Tsoclis Museum, Tinos.
• 2014 "VOTIVE OFFERINGS", Byzantine & Christian Museum, Athens. Curator: Ioanna Alexandri.
• 2014 Art Fair Athina, Lola Nikolaou Gallery, Thessaloniki. (Group exhibition)
2013 «Myths, memories and mysteries: How artists respond to the past», Edinburgh-Jarrow-Cambridge, UK. Curator: Roger Wollen
• 2013 Art Fair Athina, Gallery Lola Nikolaou, Thessaloniki. (Group exhibition)
• 2013 «Tribute to Setting of the Full Moon - Roman Pictural», Bookstore Charta, Volos.
• 2012 «Tribute to Setting of the Full Moon - Old Drawings" Lola Nikolaou Art Gallery, Thessaloniki.
• 2009 «Roman Pictural-Presentation and discussion on the idea of the visual novel by Dimitris Condos». IANOS Bookstore, Athens. Video: Erato Tzavara. Music (piano): Vasilis Tzavaras
• 2007-2008 «Dimitris Condos: 1931-1996, Retrospective Exhibition», Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki. Sponsored by: Foundation John. F. Kostopoulos. Curator: Maria Kotzamani.

Solo Exhibitions
• 1995 «Old Drawings 1961-1963», Gallery Maria Papadopoulou, Greece.
• 1993 «Roman Pictural-Old Drawings 1961-1963», Gallery Paratirirtis, Thessaloniki.
• 1975 «Votive Offerings», Art Gallery Desmos, (Owners: Manos & Epi Pavlidis), Athens.
• 1975 «1959 - 1963», Art Gallery Desmos, (Owners Manos & Epi Pavlidis), Athens.

Group Exhibitions / Selection
• 1958 «Galleria San Fidele», Milano, Italy.
• 1958 «Premio Modigliani», Livorno, Italy.
• 1959 Establishes with the painters G.Gaitis , B. Caniaris , Nikos ( Kessanlis ) and K. Tsoklis the artistic group 'S', or else GRUPO SIGMA, which organizes various art exhibitions in Italy.
• 1959 «GRUPO SIGMA», Galleria San Carlo, Napoli, Italy.
• 1959 «GRUPO SIGMA», Il Cancelo, Bologna, Italy.
• 1960 « D. Condos, Ch. Karas, K. Tsoklis», Athenian Institute ( ATI ), Athens .
• 1961 «Peintres et sculpteurs Grecs de Paris», Mussée d 'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
• 1963 «Quatre peintres Grecs de paris», Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens.
• 1965 «Peintres Grecs», Mussée RAT, Brussels.
• 1972 «A concept of Multiplas», Bluecoat Gallery, London.
• 1973 « Old Drawings & Calendar», Gallery Desmos (Owners: Manos & Epi Pavlidis), Athens.
• 1975 « National Exhibition ", Athens.

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