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“Fotodiodos 2001-2011”

The solo painting exhibition of Alexandros M. Valvis, titled “Fotodiodos 2001-2011”, will be launched at the Cultural Center Megaro Gyzi on Sunday 28th August.

Fotodiodos is the bridge to meet again with art as the code, which creates the truth as an image and the reflected image becomes reality.

The artist returns to the island of his origin after a 18-year stay in Germany and presents for the first time in Santorini his work of the last ten years. He is going to exhibit paintings with mixed technique (acrylics, natural materials, resin on wood), but also some drawings (chalk & charcoal on paper Ingres).

The exhibition is organized and curated by Yannis Papaconstantinou, Artistic Director of Megaro Gyzi. 

Opening of exhibition: Sunday 28th August 2011, 21:00
Duration of exhibition: 28 August - 24 September 2011

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Photos from the exhibition΄s evening (28/8/2011)

Alexandros M. Valvis

Lives and works as an independent artist in Athens.

Fields of work: Painting, Drawing, Graphic Design, Objects.

Member of the BBK München (Organisation of Bavarian Artists).

Member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece.

1952 born in Athens
1969 - 1974 Diploma in Furniture Design and Interior Design, Athens
1974 - 1977 Diploma in Graphic Design, Athens
1978 - 1996 Residence in Germany
1979 Training with the Municipal Theatre, Augsburg
1980 - 1996 Freelance graphic designer and painter in Munich
from 1987 studio in Munich
from 1996 studio in Athens


1994 exhibition: Bobingen – award
1994 individual exhibition: Greek community, Munich
1994 exhibition: Daniel-Henry-Kahnweiler-Preis, Rockenhausen
1995 individual exhibition: Dresdner Bank AG, Munich
1995 exhibition: "30th Anniversary Greek Community”, Stuttgart
1996 individual exhibition: Dresdner Bank AG, Munich
1996 exhibition: "Hellenic artists" Allerheiligenkirche, Munich
1996 individual exhibition: Gallery Goethe 53, Munich
1997 exhibition: Gallery Titanium, Athens
1998 exhibition: "Drawings”, Schwetzingen
1998 individual exhibition: Gallery Epoch, Athens
1999 Competition: "Symbol Olympic Games Athens 2004"
1999 exhibition: "As light becomes colour", Schwetzingen
2000 exhibition: "Genesion" Gallery Politia, Athens
2000 individual exhibition: Olympic Airways, Munich
2000 individual exhibition: Gallery Artist Unlimited, Bielefeld
2001 exhibition: "Month of Arts", Athens
2004 exhibition: "Views of Athens", Athens, Cyprus
2007 exhibition: "Views of Athens", Moscow

Art in public places

1985 Cooperation in the designing of the Munich underground stations
1997 University of Athens (Phil. Unit)
1998 University of Porto, Portugal
2003 Underground station Nea Ionia, Athens



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