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 which balance between contemporary art & design. He has presented and participated in many 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 to infinity and beyond.


selected exhibitions | activities

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, Italy

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 [collective exhibition] curated by Cittadellarte | MSUM | LJUBLJANA | SLOVENIA
(1:13) [collective exhibition] curated by Ghigos | Museo d’ arte contemporanea di Lissone | ITALIA
Hybridization is the new authentication [collective 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
Once upon a sponge [collective exhibition] curated by Papairlines | Biennale of Santorini | GREECE
Pinóquio em: una bela arte [collective 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
'EXTRA' [group exhibition] curated by Whomadeit | FORTEZZA DA BASSO

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
MUSEO LABIRINTO URBANO' [group exhibition] curated by Ronald Lewis Facchinetti | BOX-UP SESTO SAN GIOVANNI | MILAN, 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 | THESSALONIKI, GREECE
'MiArt '07' [participation with Gallery Unorossodue] | INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR OF MILAN | MILAN, ITALY

2006

'ANATOMY REVISED' [solo exhibition] curated by Alessandro Mancassola | GALLERY UNOROSSODUE | MILAN, ITALY
'MiArt '06' [participation with Unorossodue Gallery] | INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR OF MILAN | 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 | GALLERY PaD | VERONA, ITALY

2005

'89.ma COLLETTIVA GIOVANI' [group exhibition] | FONDAZIONE BEVILACQUA LA MASA | VENICE, ITALY
'II BEIJING INTERNATIONAL ART BIENNALE' | MILLENNIUM MUSEUM | BEIJING, CHINA
'MESTRE FILM FEST. 8' [section: Work in Progress] | CENTRO CULTURALE CANDIANI | MESTRE, ITALY
MADE IN ITALY' [workshop of art & design at the 51st Biennale] organised by Cittadellarte as part of the exhibition | IL TERZO PARADISO ISLAND OF SAN SERVOLO | VENICE, ITALY
'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 DI VENEZIA | VENICE, ITALY
'NEW CONSCIOUSNESS' [project collaboration with ILLYWORDS] | Issue curated by nKA|ICA | 51st BIENNALE D’ARTE DI VENEZIA
'MAPENNING' [group exhibition] curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Armin Linke | FONDAZIONE BEVILACQUA LA MASA | 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 | PALAZZETTO TITO, FONDAZIONE BLM | 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 | GALLERY UNOROSSODUE | MILAN, ITALY
'TRANSMISSION' [public art project] curated by Zero(+) in collaboration with Joseph Kosuth & Rikrit Tiravanija | CITY OF BASSANO | VICENZA, ITALY

2003

'XI BIENNIAL OF YOUNG ARTISTS FROM EUROPE AND MEDITERRANEAN' | 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

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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