thanos zakopoulos
Thanos Zakopoulos is a creator of varied forms and contexts. An artist, a designer and a photographer amongst other things, he likes to bring together different disciplines and situations creating projects that balance between contemporary art & design. A keen observer of the natural world that surrounds us, he is interested in transcending the limits of conventional anthropocentric perception bringing together the fields of art, science & philosophy. He has participated in numerous exhibitions around the world and has given lectures in various occasions in Europe and China. In 2008 he founded together with Katia Meneghini CTRLZAK Art & Design Studio based in Milan of which he is also the creative director. When he is not there his research trips take him to strange places sometimes as far as the reaches of spacetime and beyond.


selected exhibitions | activities

2018

The Limits to Growth [group exhibition] curated by Marie Pok | CID – Le Grand Hornu| Hornu, Belgium
Worlds Unseen [group exhibition] curated by CTRLZAK | BIANCONI gallery| Milan, Italy

2017

EXTINCTO [personal exhibition with CTRLZAK studio] curated by Alberto Zanchetta | MAC (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea) | Lissone, Italy
White Flag curated by Silvana Annichiarico & Giorgio Camuffo | TRIENNALE | Milan, Italy

2016

Compendio di Pittura II [group exhibition] curated by Alberto Zanchetta & Matteo Fato | BIANCONI gallery| Milan, Italy
Trans-Design: New Creatures [group exhibition] curated by Feng Feng | WEST BUND Art Center | Shanghai, China
Gang City [group exhibition] curated by Fabio Armao & Davide Crippa | 15th BIENNALE di ARCHITTETURA, Arsenale | Venice, Italy
Casa Canvas project [group exhibition] curated by Laura Gabelotto CASA CANVAS | Carate, Italy
New Creatures [group exhibition] curated by Feng Feng |OCT Art & Design Gallery | Shenzhen, China

2015

Non esistono oggetti brutti [an indisciplinary project] curated by Alberto Zanchetta & Thanos Zakopoulos | BIANCONI gallery| Milan, Italy
Post-Human [group exhibition] curated by Maurizio Caldirola | MARCO Contemporary Art Centre | Monza, Italy
Paradigms of a hybrid world [personal exhibition with CTRLZAK studio], SPAZIO OTTO, Milan, Italy
Artefiera Bologna, [participation with MAURIZIO CALDIROLA gallery | Bologna, Italy

2014

Rituale di Trasformazione [performance with Katia Meneghini] | ADIACENZE gallery, Bologna, Italy
Disfunzione Mediterranea [group exhibition] curated by Alberto Zanchetta | OTTO Gallery, Bologna, Italy
RAM workshop II [workshop & group exhibition] curated by CTRLZAK | studio EPSILON | Eretria, Greece

2013

1:1 Stopover [group exhibition] curated by Cittadellarte | MSUM | Ljubljana, Slovenia
Hybridization is the new authentication [group exhibition] curated by Dean Brown & Erica Fusaro | ILIVETOMORROW gallery | Hong Kong

2012

Aeras Tehnis [personal exhibition] curated by CTRLZAK |MANTROTIHOS - Atelier Spyros Vasiliou | Eretria, Greece
Pinóquio em: una bela arte [group exhibition] curated by Vera Umberti | SESC BELENZINHO | São Paulo, Brazil

2011

Collider / μη-τόπος / 非地 / Sichtfeld [solo exhibition] curated by Sergio Daolio | SECONDOPIANO | Milan, Italy
Collider / μη-τόπος / 非地 / Sichtfeld: photoworks by Thanos Zakopoulos [book presentation] | DESIGN LIBRARY | Milan, Italy

2010

'Pater Imon' [group exhibition] curated by Harris Kondosphyris | KALOS & KLIO showroom | Thessaloniki, Greece
'RAM workshop' [workshop & group exhibition] curated by CTRLZAK | studio EPSILON | Eretria, Greece

2009

'Ceci N’est Pas Un Hotel' [group exhibition] curated by Elisabetta Scantamburlo | ART NHOW hotel | Milan, Italy
'Festival Della Creativita' [group exhibition] curated by Daniele Lauria | FORTEZZA DA BASSO | Firenze, Italy

2008

'Diadromes' [group exhibition] curated by Ioannis Mpolis | NATIONAL MUSEUM of CONTEMPORARY ART | Thessaloniki, Greece
'6th Shenzhen Sculptural Exhibition' [group exhibition] curated by Feng Boyi | OCT Contemporary Art Terminal | Shenzhen, China
2007

'Harmonious Future Urban Blueprint' [solo exhibition] curated by Alistair Gentry | Studio B, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal | Shenzhen, China
'For Four' [group exhibition] curated by Wang Jing | BORGES Art Library | Guangzhou, China
'1st Biennale of Thessaloniki' [collaboration with PPC_T/Farkadona project] | Port of Thessaloniki | Greece
'MiArt '07' [participation with UNOROSSODUE gallery] | Milan, Italy

2006

'Anatomy Revised' [solo exhibition] curated by Alessandro Mancassola | UNOROSSODUE gallery | Milan, Italy
'MiArt '06' [participation with UNOROSSODUE gallery] | Milan, Italy
'Progressive Hopes' [group exhibition] curated by Biljana Tomic | CHAOS Art Gallery | Belgrade, Serbia
'40 x 40' [group exhibition] curated by Sebastiano Zanetti and Francesco Bonazzi | PaD gallery | Verona, Italy

2005

'89.ma Collettiva Giovani' [group exhibition] | BEVILACQUA LA MASA Foundation | Venice, Italy
'II Beijing International Art Biennale' [group exhibition] | MILLENNIUM Museum | Beijing, China
'Floating Sites' [workshop and artistic interventions inside the 51st Biennale organised by nKA|ICA & IUAV] | 51st BIENNALE D’ARTE DI VENEZIA | Venice, Italy
'Casting' [project conception and realisation, member of group casTiNg] | FONDAZIONE BLM & 51st BIENNALE D’ARTE DI VENEZIA | Venice, Italy
'Mapenning' [group exhibition] curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Armin Linke | BEVILACQUA LA MASA Foundation | Venice, Italy
'Unbuilt Roads' [participation in DOMUS CIRCULAR] curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist | SAN SIRO stadium | Milan, Italy

2004

'War, Peace, Etc.' [group exhibition] curated by Lewis Baltz & Antonello Fongia | BEVILACQUA LA MASA Foundation | Venice, Italy
'Venice Village' [group exhibition] curated by Paolo de Grandis | PALAZZO DELLE PRIGIONI | Venice, Italy
'Black Box In White Cube' [collective artistic interventions] curated by Alessandro Mancassola | UNOROSSODUE gallery | Milan, Italy
'Transmission' [public art project] curated by Zero(+) in collaboration with Joseph Kosuth & Rikrit Tiravanija | Bassano, Italy

2003

'XI Biennial of Young Artists from Europe & Mediterranean' | [group exhibition] | A. TRITSIS National Park | Athens, Greece
'Real Presence III' [workshop and group exhibition] curated by Biljana Tomic & Dobrila Denegri, participation with AENAO group | MUSEUM 25th May | Belgrade, Serbia


lectures

2018

MARANGONI INSTITUTE, MILAN, ITALY

2016

VERONA FINE ARTS ACADEMY (ABA), ITALY
NUOVA ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI (NABA), MILAN, ITALY

2015

LIBERA ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI (LABA), ITALY

2014

LIBERA ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI (LABA), ITALY

2013

POLITECNICO DI MILANO (Art & Design Department), ITALY
NUOVA ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI (NABA), ITALY

2010

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL MACEDONIA (Plastic Arts Department), GREECE

2008

UNIVERSITY OF ART & DESIGN SAINT ÉTIENNE (ESADSE), FRANCE

2007

UNIVERSITY OF ART XIAMEN, CHINA

2005

UNIVERSITY OF IOANNINA (Plastic Arts Department), GREECE
IUAV UNIVERSITY VENICE (Fine Art Department), ITALY

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