Vassilis Vlastaras

Vlastaras Vassilis
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Born in 1963 in Argos, he attended the Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (1981-1984), and afterwards he studied Painting at the Athens School of Fine Arts, under T. Patraskidis (1991-1996). He also attended Photography courses at A.K.T.O. Art & Design College (1984), Graphic Design and Animation courses at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens (T.E.I., 1991), and Film Direction at the Evgenia Hatzikou Film School (1990-1993). In 2000 he pursued an MSc in Interactive Multimedia (University of Westminster, London) and in 2002, he gained an MFA in “Planning – Space – Culture” (National Technical University of Athens, School of Architecture). He has taught graphic design at the T.E.I. of Athens (1996-2007) and painting at A.S.F.A. since 1999. He is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at the Department of Fine Arts of A.S.F.A. He is a member of ΠLATFORMES since 2002, a collective of art professionals ranging from visual artists to film makers and musicians. Since 2006 he is the principal coordinator of the A.S.F.A. educational project “Utopia” (Rethymno, Crete) which brings together emerging artists with well-established artists, theorists and scientists every year. He has also worked as a graphic designer in newspapers and magazines and has organized and curated numerous art events. He lives and works in Athens.


Solo Exhibitions


Condensation Cube Contemporary Greek Art Institute Athens (curated by Charis Kanellopoulou, Kostis Stafylakis)


…weeds, those trojans…: The Bookshop Project Space Skaftel Art Center Iceland


It’s Us or Them The Symptom Projects Amfissa


Burn(all)e Utopia Project Rethymnon


I Don’t Live Here Anymore Nees Morfes Gallery Athens


The Landscapes I Met Alexander Platformes Art Space Athens


Pornophony Demo Platformes Art Space Athens


Why Someone Has to Tell the Truth When Lying Is More Convenient Nees Morfes Gallery Athens


My Relationship with Amnesia Nees Morfes Gallery Athens


Painting Art Space Paratiritis Thessaloniki