Christophoros Katsadiotis

Katsadiotis Christophoros

Born in Athens in 1971. He graduated with honors from the School of Fine Arts of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, under the professors Xenofontas Sachini and Manolis Giannadakis. Parallel to that, he attended engraving classes at the Academy “The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design” in Wroclaw, Poland. He has held 13 solo exhibitions in Greece, Poland and France, and has presented his work in numerous group exhibitions of major museums and art venues worldwide, such as, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Art, (Japan), St. Petersburg Museum of Contemporary Art (Russia), the Lauderhill Arts Center, Florida (USA), the Municipal Galleries of Piraeus & Ioannina (Greece), the National Museum of Nis (Serbia), the Taylor Foundation, Paris (France) and the Portobello Film Festival 2017, London (UK) to name but a few. He is awarded with the Prize of the 12th International Animation Festival in Athens (2017), “12th Athens Animfest” (“Carousel” -Animation engraving), with the Prize of the 1st Biennale of Greek Ex-Libris Engravers in Crete (2012), and the Prize of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2011). His engravings have been used in books of notable publishing houses like: Gutenberg, Kedros, Diatton, Polytropon and Melani, among others, and for the screening of performances at the theaters, Eurydice, Zéro and Théâtre du Cristal in Paris. Since 2014 he is writing a column for numerous Greek press on art events in Paris. In 2017 he was nominated for the position of Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in the Engraving Department of ASFA. He currently lives and works in Paris and Athens. “Conversion” is the second solo presentation of his work at the Zoumboulakis Galleries.


Solo Exhibitions


Engravings & animation Maison de la Grece Paris


Conversion Zoumboulakis Galleries Athens


Poetic Incidents (Prints) Fougaro Nafplion


Poetic Incidents (Prints) Zoumboulakis Galleries Athens


Dîner romantique (Prints) Galerie de L'Angle Paris


The Revenge of Little Red Riding Hood (Prints) Halle Saint Pierre Paris


Trojan Horse (Prints) Art Space 24 Athens


Prints Museum of Paper Duszniki-Zdrój


Critisism – Overthrow – Deformation (Prints) Art Space 24 Athens


Painting – Prints Printmaking Centre "Ilios", Municipality of Neapoli Thessaloniki


Landscapes of Serifos (Painting – Prints) Serifos High School Serifos


All Is Truth (Painting – Constructions) Peritechnon (Peritechnon Karteris) Athens (curated by Olga Danyilopoulou)


Wire Sculptures Aigokeros Gallery Athens


Looking at his work in an exhibition, I had the sense that I was following a strange rabbit in a waistcoat and, having fallen accidentally into his rabbit hole, that I was crossing over from the surface of the earth into its centre, to find myself in free fall. I felt like Alice in Wonderland. Because, in fact, the world of Christophoros Katsadiotis is a world of wonders and unbelievable situations, where anything is possible. His figures, his perspectives, his angles, his sense of humour and his inspired ideas lead you on a magical tour.

A world of childhood naivety and worry, that contains all the queries, the anxieties and the mysteries of our time and transports the observer of his work to the land of imagination, a land full of questions and curiosity. The name of the visual artist Christophoros Katsadiotis is almost synonymous to printmaking. It is his means of expressing his personal sensitivity and the plastic wholeness of his figures. As he admitted himself during our discussion, when he first came into contact with it and understood what it was about, he said to himself “this is masochism, I want nothing to do with it ever again”. But in the end… he was hooked by the huge expressive potential of the medium; he experimented with it, and gradually perfected its challenging technique. The lines in his technically and aesthetically impeccable works are clearly separated from one another and become incredibly fine, elegant and flowing, with rich chiaroscuro. […]

Ephemeral moments that stay imprinted into your mind forever, images of mythical creatures and lost dreams, which he reconstructs, composes, stitches, sticks and spreads in an expressionistic mode on the metal plate.


Eirini Aivaliotou
* Preface to an interview with Christophoros Katsadiotis in “”, 3 March 2018