Through sound installations, films, sculptures and drawings I want to explore the process of storytelling by questioning the way we perceive time and space. Through displacement of sound, I wish to create unanticipated situations in unexpected places, triggering questions regarding objective and subjective perceptions, reality and illusion. By layering different stories or elements of reality one on top of the other, reality and fantasy are combined into a new challenging story, open to interpretation.
Kostas Ioannidis (b. 1962, Athens) Lives and works on Andros island and in Brussels. He studied painting and printmaking at the Final Art school of Athens and the Royal College of Arts, London. He received an MFA in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York.
His work has been presented in the context of art exhibitions such as
Hot Docs, International Documentary Festival, Toronto 2023.
KunstFestSpiele, Curator Rainer Hofmann, Hannover 2023.
Dream on, Organized by NEON, Curator Dimitris Paleocrassas, Athens 2022.
Light-footed light-fingered, The Ryder, Curator Pati Lara, London 2019.
Gods and Mortals, Onassis Cultural Center, New York 2016.
Renaissance Stories, Athens Festival, Curator Dimitris Paleokrassas, Athens 2015.
A Thousand Doors Expanded, Gennadius Library, Curator Iwona Blazwick, Athens 2014.
Das Undere Wo, OFF Raum, Curator Jiannis Savidis, Lina Theodorou, Vienna 2014.
Expanded Ecologies Perspectives in a Time of Emergency, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Curator Daphne Vitali, Athens 2009.
ABC with love… (too cool for school), Art Metropole, Cutaror Jill Henderson, Ontario 2008.
Common View, National Theatre, Curator Ghislaine Dantan, Eleni Koukou, Athens 2007.
Chanel Zero, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo, Curator Katerina Gregou, Amsterdam 2004.
Metro, DESTE Foundation, Curator Katerina Gregou, Athens 1999.
As well as actions in Public spaces such as:
The Only Way, in central areas of Athens 2005.
Blue Hour at the Van Maanenstraat public swimming pool, Rotterdam 2001,
White Season in Andrianou street, Athens 1999.
The Ears of Paleopolis on the island of Andros 1992.